|Subject||MEOA Executive Committee Meeting Minutes|
|Chair Person||Rick Ellig|
|Date||November 10, 2016|
Elora Library, Elora, Ontario
|Ray Klochnyk||Past President||ü
|Jim Thompson||Vice President||ü|
|Mike Fortier||Municipal Director||ü|
|Bill Barr||Municipal Director||ü|
|Scott Boughner||Municipal Director||ü|
|Andre Boutin||Supplier Director||ü|
|Cor Bultena||Supplier Director||ü|
|Cameron MacRae||Supplier Director||ü|
|Diane Shirchenko||Communications & Marketing||ü|
|Bill Greenhalgh||Training & Compliance Director||ü|||
|Clare Pomeroy||Field Trip Coordinator||ü|
|Frank Vanhie||Field Trip Assistant||ü|
|Mike Born||I.T. Coordinator||ü|
|Action Items Arising From The Minutes|
|Target Date||Date Resolved|
|1||Audit||Report to members at Spring Meeting intention to waive audit||Rick/Don||Spring Meeting|
|2||2016 PD Day||Follow up outstanding cheques||Diane||ASAP|
|3||2017 PD Day||All||ASAP|
|Send e mail to 2016 hole sponsors as per (6) Sept 22nd minutes||Mike||October 21||Mike||ASAP|
|4||2017 Spring Meeting/Fall Show||Book date & Hold Notawasaga Inn||Jim T||ASAP|
|Check tours, activates available in area around Notawasaga Inn||Jim T||ASAP|
|Topics & Speakers, forward suggestions to Jim Thompson||All||ASAP|
|Check alternate locations of Hockley Valley Inn & Blue Mountain||Jim T||ASAP|
|Check constitution for required changes||Rick||Next Meeting|
|5||2017 Field Trip||Change draft Spotlight ad||Rick/Diane||ASAP|
|Investigate bus trip to Detroit area||Committee||Next Meeting|
|Prepare E mail to send to members||Frank/Scott/Clare||ASAP|
|6||Web Site||Set up X Cart to replace Cvent and report cost||Mike Born||Prior to Dec. 31|
|Download available data from Cvent||Mike Born||Prior to Dec. 31|
|Check re X Cart hosting of MEOA web site||Mike Born||ASAP|
|Set up all in one registration with hole sponsor option for PD Day||Mike Born||ASAP|
|7||Marketing & Membership||Renew AORS advertisement Rick to confirm||Diane/Rick||ASAP|
|Newsletter Draft||Diane||Next Meeting|
|Review PD registration for potential new members||Diane/Dave||ASAP|
|Review AORS membership list for potential new members||Diane/Dave||ASAP|
|Add MEOA member endorsements to newsletter||Diane||ASAP|
|Prepare & post on web site||Diane||ASAP|
|Diane & Dave to meet MEOA promotional ideas||Diane||ASAP|
|8||New Business||Contact OESB Sept 22 minutes||Cam||January Meeting|
|Investigate electronic payment at event registration Sept 22 minutes||Mike B||ASAP|
|Contact Paul Payton re replacing Bill Barr||Jim T||ASAP|
|Follow up re Dican PD day gift||Ray||ASAP|
|Follow up re Donkey Sanctuary tour||Ray||ASAP|
|1) Call To Order||Meeting called to order by Rick Ellig at 9:20 A.M.
|2) General Comments||Rick welcomed Mike Born to the meeting & thanked Dave for hosting. Rick also advised that Bill Barr cannot continue with his role on the executive.|
|3) Approval Of Minutes||The minutes from the October 13, 2016 executive meeting were read and adopted.
Motion to accept: Mike Fortier
Seconded: Jim Thompson, Carried
|4) Treasurers Report||As Don was unable to attend the meeting no treasurers report was available.
Ray advised that he has checked and confirmed that provided required conditions are meet the MEOA will not require a financial audit. Under our status as a non soliciting not for profit organization with revenues of less than a million dollars a audit is not required provided that we complete a compilation. The compilation consists of producing a year end financial document. The financial document must then be presented to the members at the annual general meeting and be 100% approved by the members. If these conditions are meet then a financial audit is not required. It was decided that this is the way the MEOA will proceed and a year end financial document will be prepared as required for presentation at the Spring Conference & Show. The name may have to change so that Annual General Meeting is in the title of the event. Also the constitution needs to be checked to see if any changes need to be made to accommodate the replacement of the prior Spring Meeting & Fall Show by one single event.
|5) 2016 Fall Field Trip||Twenty one members are now signed up to attend. Dave Wilton from Stratford had to cancel out and the question came up as to whether he should be refunded his payment or not with no final decision made. Frank reviewed the trip agenda. Clare advised that the bus company (Cherry Bus Lines Inc.) have been difficult to deal with and that we may wish to take this into consideration when selecting bus company’s for future trips. Frank has the sponsor plaques ready and has sent out the itinerary. Frank will send out a mail to remind all attending to bring their passports with them.
|6) Website||Mike Born provided a report regarding a suitable replacement for Cvent. Mike feels that Wild Apricot would not be the best choice because of limitations and costs. His recommendation is to go back to using X Cart which is cost effective and would suite our requirements. Mike advised there would be a cost of 475.00 to purchase the software and then a initial set up cost of around 1,500.00. Purchase of future up dates may also be required.
Motion made by Bill Greenhalgh to accept Mike Born’s recommendation to replace Cvent with X Cart
Seconded by: Andre Boutin, Carried
Mike Born will proceed with purchase & set up of X Cart to replace Cvent prior to December 31, 2016 and to report back with cost. Mike will download whatever existing data that is available from Cvent. Mike will also check to see cost of X Cart hosting the MEOA server and advise.
|7) 2017 Spring Meeting/Fall Show||Jim reported that the Notawasaga Inn has space available for last week of September or first week of October and cost would be 13,000.00 for 140 people with lunch and space to accommodate 20 to 30 booth’s. Additional booth space could be made available if required. Jim will go ahead book the date & save a block of rooms. The committee will investigate possible activity’s tours etc. available in the surrounding area and will report back at the next meeting. Topics & speakers will be required and ideas are to be forwarded to Jim. Clare asked if the committee could also check the Hockley Valley Inn and Blue Mountain as possible alternate locations & the committee will check & advise.|
|8) 2017 Field Trip||Discussion regarding complications with room booking registration etc for Con Expo trip. It was decided that the commitment that would need to be made by the MEOA would be financially risky. And that the Con Expo trip may not work as a group trip for the MEOA. Decision was made not to proceeded with the proposed Con Expo trip. Rick will advise Diane to change the draft Spotlight MEOA ad that includes advertising for the Con Expo trip. In lieu of the Con Expo trip the MEOA will now organize a alternate Fall Field Trip. The committee will investigate a possible bus trip in the Detroit area that would start on October 22, 2017.|
|9) 2017 PD Day||Victoria Park Valley has been booked for Thursday May 18, 2017 and deposit has been made. Cost is 80.00 each.|
|10) Marketing & Membership||Diane is working on draft for MEOA promotional post card.
Diane is working on completion of the news letter.
|11) Safety Update||Bill advised that commercial drivers crossing the U.S boarder now require medicals. This may also become a requirement in Canada. Bill also advised that driving impaired by drugs will be treated the same as alcohol.|
|11) Action Items||Refer to action items above.|
|Rick advised that a replacement for Bill Barr will need to be found to fill his now vacant executive position. Paul Payton stood for election in the last election. Jim Thompson will contact Paul to see if he would be interested in taking over Bills position until the next election.|
|Cor asked Mike Born if he could set up the all in one registration to include selection of optional hole sponsorship for the PD day. Mike advised that he would do this.|
|Ray is following up on the 300.00 payment that the MEOA is going to make to Dican to help toward offsetting the 900.00 cost of the PD gift donation that they made.|
|Ray reported that the Donkey Sanctuary tours offered to the executive are not available on weekends but on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Ray is investigating & will advise.|
|Adjournment||Meeting adjourned at 12:40 motion by Jim Thompson seconded by Cor Bultena carried.|
|Scheduled Date||December 14, 2016||To Be Confirmed||9:30 Start Time|