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September 7, 2005 Meeting Minutes

Attendance Blair Campbell, Alison Lemire, Sharon Henitiuk, Inge Rohachysky, Michelle Smith, Craig Cochrane, Bonnie Paulovich, Duane Stone, Sunni Walker, Stacey Stone, Damian Ewaski, Ed McCarthy, Denise Soroka.

Call to Order Sharon called the meeting to order at 12:12 pm.

Accept Agenda Inge motioned to accept the agenda. Bonnie seconded. Carried.

Accept Minutes Denise motioned that the minutes be accepted as presented. Stacey seconded. Carried

Treasurer’s Report 5.1 Treasure Report

5.1.1 Gift Certificates

Sunny brought up issue of where the gift certificates could be spent she thought we had agreed that any store in Manning could accept them. Further to discussion Sunni motioned that gift certificates should be accepted at all Manning businesses, Michelle seconded, after discussion it was agreed that it would be table till next month. Alison will look back in minutes to see if this has already been a motioned and carried.

It was motioned by Sunni that we accept treasures report as presented, Denise seconded, carried.

New Business 6.1 Christmas Party

The date for our party this year will be December 10, 2005 at the Ag Hall. Blair is looking into live bands for the event. They are in need of more people on the committee. Damian agreed to be a member of the party committee.

6.2 Small Business Week - October 17-22

We are in desperate need of members for this committee if you would like to sit on it and help contact Alison at 836-4045.

6.3 Community Resource Directory

FCSS worked hard at compiling a directory for Manning, they are available at JoDoCom for $6 a book or CD.

Committee Reports 7.1 Trades Fair

To date 66 booths are sold, we are still looking for sponsorship. We need individuals to man the booth throughout the weekend and to help set up and take it down if you can help call Alison at the office. The committee is looking for some great fundraising ideas for at the trade show you can contact Alison or Sharon if you have one. Lynn is looking for door prizes, give her a call and lets make this a great prize for the community. If you have any questions please contact Alison at the office.

New Membership 8.1 Sustainable Resource Development

Stacey motioned, Bonnie Seconded, carried

8.2 Healing Hands Massage

Sunni motioned, Blair Seconded, carried

8.3 Peace Safety & Environmental Training

Blair motioned, Michelle seconded, carried

8.4 Manning Race Trac Gas

Blair motioned, Stacey seconded, carried

Guest Speaker 9. Ed McCarthy “Canadian Rangers”

This group is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and is utilized for their bush skills in the north. They have been around since the late 70’s. One of their valuable contributions is the ability to be self-sufficient and to mobilize quickly for assignments. They found it cost effect to have a local group equipped to do this work than to use personnel from bases. There are groups located in High level, Fort Vermillion, Peace River, Valley View, and Grande Cash. The intention of this group is not to replace Search and Rescue but to do the work of the Armed Forces in the north when asked. You need to be 18 years or older to consider being apart of this specialize group and be able to pass a criminal record check.

Next Meeting September 7, 2005 @ Sings @ noon.

Adjourn Dirk adjourned the meeting at 12:50 pm


Elsie Lein, Secretary