Minutes of the June 11 board of directors meeting

Board of directors meeting minutes

Wednesday, June 11
@ Stanley Bridge Centre, Stanley Bridge
In Attendance:
Steve Dimond, President
Helen MacEwen, Vice-President
Jim Brown, Secretary
Joan Harding, Treasurer
Eric MacEwen, Director
Call to order by Steve Dimond 4 pm
The Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s executive meeting was held Wednesday, June 11 at the Stanley Bridge Centre.
Student Hired
Members learned a student had been hired to run the Stanley Bridge Centre over an eight week period during the summer – Kelsey Haslam. Joan Harding and Steve Dimond will meet with her to discuss her responsibilities.
Carew, Campbelljohn to perform at SBC
CBC Radio Saturday morning music show host Stan Carew and blues performer John Campbelljohn will perform in a show at the Stanley Bridge Centre at 7 pm, July 13.
Helen MacEwen confirmed the time and date after talking to a representative for the two musicians. After much discussion ticket prices were set at $20 apiece, which will also include an ice-cream treat. Don Reid made the initial telephone contact at the meeting.
Posters will be provided by the performers through an image sent by email, which can then be reproduced at a print shop.
Payment for the performers would be based on a 50/50 split of ticket sales, with a minimum payment of $750 (total).
Steve Dimond reported one toilet is currently available, but a second toilet, in the form of a port-a-potty, may be needed for the show.
Pancake Breakfast
The executive also agreed to organizing another fund-raising blueberry pancake breakfast at the Sterling Women’s Institute, perhaps on July 19.
Cold Plate Fundraiser
Helen MacEwen also discussed plans for a future fundraiser – a cold plate beef and ham cold plate takeout dinner. A committee will be set up to help organize the dinner.
Septic Bed Discussion
Another discussion followed over new information regarding the septic bed in Joan Harding’s property, adjoining the Stanley Bridge Centre property. Joan excused herself from the meeting at that point to avoid a conflict of interest.
Joan is in the process of finalizing the sale of her home. Investigations showed her septic field was bigger than originally believed, which would affect the Stanley Bridge Centre’s property, including potential parking spaces.
An extensive discussion followed on various options for accommodating the septic bed so that it doesn’t affect her home’s sale or interfere with plans to move the building to another part of the property to allow for renovations.
Steve Dimond observed a benefit of the enlarged bed could include more green space for a future celebration garden.
Don Reid introduced a motion stating “the board of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society propose that Joan Harding investigates the possibility of putting the required field at the rear of her property.”
Jim Brown seconded the motion. Carried.
Steve Dimond moved that the SBMSI board approve the use of the existing field until such time as the building is moved. Don Reid seconded the motion. Carried.
Steve Dimond moved the meeting be adjourned at 5.55 pm, seconded by Jim Brown. The motion was carried.

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