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New Hamburg Board of Trade General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Share the Wealth draw: $250.00 won by Irene Glab
  • 50/50 draw: $63.00 won by Doug Coxson

1. Guest speaker

2. Board of Trade executive September meeting

  • Financial report: Tim Bender informed members about the key points the Board's executive discussed at its September meeting, including the financial report that showed we are expected to finish 2013 in the black.
  • Events: We are still awaiting final numbers, but it currently looks as if all of our events so far this year have turned a profit. The executive has discussed ways of improving the way that we run our events. This includes assigning a Board of Trade member to oversee how the event is operated, recording financial information, etc.
  • Social media: Tim announced that we are looking into holding a future presentation about social media and how to use it effectively.
  • Motion to accept the executive meeting minutes: Dave Seyler; seconded: Meredith Hagen. Carried.

3. Announcements

  • Riverside Flowers is offering cedar roping and mixed roping for Christmas at a special price for orders placed by Friday Sept 27/13. Contact Wally Mueller, Riverside Flowers & Gift Studio: 519-662-1411 .
  • Steve Wagler reminded members that the Board of Trade hosts Christmas parties at the New Hamburg Community Centre, which are catered by some of local businesses. The venue is suitable for large companies, as well as groups of smaller firms.
  • Tim drew attention to a fundraising event in support of the Wilmot Splashpad. Comedy hypnotist, JimmyG, will be performing on Friday, November 1 at the New Hamburg Arena. Tickets are available from Angie Hallman: 519-662-2633 or
  • Larry Zehr offered his thanks to Chris Spotswood and Troy Herle for running this year's golf tournament so successfully. Tim added his gratitude and said that all our events are only possible due to the efforts of volunteers.

4. Meeting adjourned: 9:16pm.

Minutes as recorded by Nigel Gordijk.