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Annual General Meeting Held on June 6, 2012

On 6 June, the Friends held their 25th Annual General Meeting at the War Museum. The meeting ushered in a new and exciting period of transition and renewal.

Newly elected President, Douglas Rowland, emphasized the recent changes to the Board of Directors, including the gradual replacement of vacant Director Positions and key roles.

Five new Directors were voted onto the Board. Acting Treasurer, Muge Lynch, and Acting Secretary, Megan Seto, were officially elected to their positions. Other new Directors are Terry Christopher, Linda Colwell and Walt Conrad.

The by-laws were amended to allow vacancies to be filled by election at the Board of Directors. The President assured members that this change will not affect the importance of electing Directors at the AGM.

Don Allen was awarded with the “Volunteer of the Year” Award for his work as a Volunteer Interpreter. Congratulations Don!

Tony Glen, the Director of Collections at the Canadian War Museum, gave an insightful presentation on the upcoming War of 1812 exhibits at the Museum.

Jim Muckle closed the meeting on the theme of change including an update to our website and automation of our membership renewal process.

The 25th Anniversary of the Friends

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Friends, we have produced an updated history of the organization, under the able editorship of Bob Margeson.

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The booklet, entitled The Torchbearers, covers major milestones in the Friends formation from 1985 through to 2010. This attractive publication features our achievements and fundraising campaigns over the past 25 years, our various volunteer responsibilities, and details of our organization. Attractively illustrated with colour photographs and professionally packaged, this publication will be of interest to all Friends and their friends and family.

In order to economize, the booklet will be only electronically published in a PDF format with only select, small scale printing done for specific purposes.To view the document, go to About Us and click on the Commemorative Booklet 25th Anniversary.pdf link under Our History.

 

 

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