Minutes, May 9, 2007

BRIDGS
(Bear River Innovation, Development and Growth Society)
May 9, 2007
Trading Post (Youth Centre)

Present: John Malmstrom, Laurel Shishkov, Brian & Gill Chapman, Susan Malmstrom, Hal Theriault, Don Rice, Norma Wagner, Jay Stone, Cheryl Stone, Beth Earle, Rob Buckland-Nicks, Ron & Leslie Harris, Cindy Harris. Special Guest: Consultant Donna Hatt.

1. Call to Order/Adoption of Agenda
Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM.
MOTION to accept the Agenda. CARRIED.

2. Introduction of Minutes from Previous Meeting

3. New Business
Digby Exhibition: Leslie Harris asked for assistance with clean up at the Exhibition grounds on May 19, following an ox pull. BRIDGS members were asked to meet at the grounds at 10:00 AM. Any deposits on refundables will be donated to the Youth Centre.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Rev. Ken Perkins submitted a report, and called for a motion to approve. Seconded by Cindy. APPROVED. John thanked those who have submitted their membership fees, and asked that those who have not to please do so as soon as possible.

Strategic Plan: Consultant Donna Hatt led those in attendance through group exercises intended to provide feedback for the Bear River Strategic Plan.

4. Next Meeting
June 13, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Youth Centre—new location (upstairs at the Trading Post).

5. Adjournment
Motion made by Don for adjournment, CARRIED. Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.

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Personal Information Responses

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Personal Information Responses
(Based on 23 Submitted Forms)

BRIDGS List
8 emails
13 mail
2 no* *already on the email list

VolunteerList
12 yes
2 no
2 maybe
6 blank

Other Organizations
Legion: 3
Church: 4
Health Clinic: 1
BREDS: 2
Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion: 2
Board of Trade: 2
Digby Exhibition: 2
Historical Society: 2
Fire Dept.: 2
Peace Garden: 1

“Special Skills” listed:
Grunt work
water/sewage operations
music festival organization
Government (our MLA)
Energy
organizational skills
networking
IT skills
woodworking

Comments:
• Vision sounds good.
• Very good to see some positive input—especially from youth group.
• I’m very encouraged to see what your group is doing.
• It felt human and small town and clear.
• How do we demonstrate solidarity to funding organizations?
• SAVE THE OAKDENE—Oakdene must be used again as a theatre and as a gymnasium and allow the youth to use the unused rooms for their gathering coffeehouse.
• Where were the other 800 people who live here?