Minutes of the 2009 Annual General Meeting

Meeting held on April 24, 2009 at the President’s home (Parkville Drive)

Present: Keith Tipples – President, Nigel Wilcox, Rob Vernon, Karl Jaikaransingh (Co-Social Director), Keith James (very late), Martin Daibee (Captain), Jon Page, , Karran Bayney(Treasurer/Secretary), Hein Peters, Neal Toulson (Vice-Captain), Ray Kohanic, Mark Anderson, Anil Kaul, J. Sylvester, D. Dawson, C. Vanderwert, C. Emery, S. Roberts,

Apologies: Scott Duesing, Andrew Dunsford, Munro-Smith (Co-Social Director),

Missing: Mike Fuller, John Lovelace Phil

8:10 p.m. Meeting called to order by the President, welcome to Mr. Dawson who we haven’t seen for a while.

8:15 p.m. Agenda was distributed and adopted. No additions or deletions.

8:18 p.m. Minutes of 2008 AGM were distributed and read. In fact, is was sent a month earlier with the financial statements, but most didn’t read it and was too embarrassed to say so, so they all agreed with the minutes. There were no errors and omissions. Minutes were adopted.

Moved Neal/Martin, adopted

Matters arising from last meeting: Letter to MCA about the on field incident during the indoor tournament. It was acknowledged that the purpose of the letter was to have MCA aware that there were issues that Taverner’s had with the indoor league.

8:23 p.m. Captain’s report: A written report was presented. (I don’t think Martin actually typed the report). The precise version: he had a good time working with such talented individuals. He wants to be Captain for life. He also made a comment that he would like to see more participation by all of the members. Following the Captain’s report, Anil started crying and stated to the other sobbing members that he had something in his eyes. Martin especially thanked Keith, Nigel, Neil and Anil.

Motion Neal/Ray carried.

8:30 p.m. President’s report: Short and sweet, Pleased that all players had a good time during the past year and that no one was hurt. Congratulations to the curling team for the publicity the MCA received. Thanked Phil. The president did not mention that it was an entire Taverner’s effort.

The trip to Minneapolis was very successful, some dubious behavior keeping in the true Taverner’s spirit and tradition but great.

He thanked the web master for posting the great articles on the website.

Looking forward to Jon the Brewmister’s beer during the summer.

Motion Keith/Anil-carried.

8:20 p.m. Treasurer’s report: A financial statement for the past fiscal year was presented. The budget for the upcoming year was presented. A few deletions and additions of members.

Motion Karran/Neal

Against- Sid: – can say why, but just on principal- carried.

8:27 p.m. Social conveners’ report: No financial statement presented. The co-chair did provide a report that said that he and the other unnamed co-chair are not responsible for the state of affairs of the books of the social committee. They do welcome anyone who is interested in auditing the books. Karl said that the social funds may be handy for getting him to his winter golfing destination next year and that they are not accountable to the members of Taverner’s.

Motion Karl/Sid- carried.

8:29 p.m. Before the election of the officers, a beer break was called for and Martin went for a pee. Sid, with his quick thinking ability voted Martin in as Captain to which everyone agreed and cheered. Martin upon exiting the loo, joined in the festivities without having a clue what was going on. The old saying, never leave the room when there is voting or you may get the worst job.

8:30 p.m. Election of officers:

President: K. Tipples ( by acclamation)

Captain: M. Daibee (acclamation in absentia)

Vice-Captain: N. Toulson (acclamation)

Sec/Tres: K. Bayney (acclamation)

Social conveners: P. Munro-Smith, K. Jaikaransingh (the twins)(acclamation)

Motion to pass, carried.

Martin at this time was let in on the joke.

8:37 p.m. Nomination for James A. Rose Trophy:

Nomination; Curling team of Phil, Keith, Jon, Sid, Neil ( don’t know who the skip was/ good thing).

Motion Nigel/Karl- carried

8:45 p.m. New Business:

New members: D. Maharaj, Paul Ziesman. Accepted.

Minneapolis tour: Neal and Keith to organize. There is some money available to assist in offsetting the tour this year, but this will be the last year that funds will be available.

Beer fees to remain at $3.00. Jon will be brewing beer for the summer. He will be reimbursed for his cost and the remainder will go to the Taverner’s.

Annual BBQ to be moved to the Friday before the long weekend in September; possibly Aug 28, 2009.

The Grumpy 18 hole tournament to be held on July 17, 2009 at Carman and retire to K&K ranch for presentation and food. The Taverner’s nine hold game will be in August and will be arranged by Karl.

The Betty Munro-smith challenge will be in August. H. Peters was the winner in 2008.

Game to Gimli, Nigel to arrange.

Chris and Karran give some update on the DM trust. The three original trustees have resigned and the Mills family is running it. The resigning trustees were not happy with the new directions that the Mills were requesting the funds to be disbursed. Karran to send a letter to the Mills asking for the future directions of the Trust. No money to go to the trust until a satisfactory answer and assurance is received.

Scott Duesing to be reprimanded for not drinking at the Taverner’s meetings. ( Sid)

Motion Karran/Nigel – carried

9:105 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

Thanks again to Keith and Moe for the excellent snacks that they always put on at every Taverner’s AGM. I would suspect that there was not much beer left, based on the number of Taverner’s attending. The coffers would be rich again.