May 26th, 2016
In spite of the blustery day, all was light and friendly inside the Lindsay Golf and Country Club at the A.G.M. The regular business meeting was smoothly conducted by our out-going President,Wayne Cooper, with the able assistance of Max Radiff. The current executive were all thanked for their many on-going efforts on behalf of District 18, with particular thanks to Max for his many years of service on both the Executive and as a Senator for RTO, and to our retiring Communications Officer Bruce Peck. Bruce and his wife Debbie have done a wonderful job with our standard-bearing newsletter Bell Free and our expanded website http://www.rtoero-district18.com/ . Thank you and congratulations to both Max and Bruce on jobs very well done.
The unit meetings were brief, and resulted in several vacant positions being filled. Thanks to all who volunteered. The position of 1rst Vice-President for the Kawartha Lakes unit is still open. If you’re interested in working on the Executive with a great group of people, contact our new President, Roberta Fuller. She’ll be happy to hear from you.
With all reports given and received, and motions carried and passed, we got down to the serious business of eating a fabulous lunch prepared by the LGCC staff.
The highlight of the day was the entertainment provided by Rick Fines, a talented musician, songwriter and historian from Peterborough. We were treated to a finely tuned history of the 12 Bar Blues music traditions in North America, from the call-and-response hollers of plantation workers in the South through the Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Jazz and the global phenomenon of Rock and Roll. We could have listened for hours! Thanks to Pres. Roberta for arranging this delightful addition to coffee, tea and dessert. Rick was the icing on the cake.
Many thanks to all who participated in the A.G.M.to make it such a successful day. ~ by Cheryl Cohoon, 2nd Vice President