More than 40 members in good standing attended the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting for 2017, held on June 16 at Stout Irish Pub on Carlton Street.
We handled the usual business of an AGM, including:
– financial reporting
– review of the year’s activities
– election of the new volunteer board of directors.
President Phil Frei remains in his post, entering his fourth year, as do five directors entering their second year: Tina Card, Carolyn Jarman, Shawna Pereira, Sam Richardson, and Evelyn Sommers.
Treasurer Marc Simmons was re-elected to a second two-year term, as was Tyler Fleming and Kelley Teahen, who has served as secretary for two years but is stepping down from that post to take on communications for the association, filling the gigantic shoes of retiring board director Keith Lawrance. He was thanked for his dedication, as was retiring board director James Wood, the driving force behind the association’s Pumpkin Walk and a key volunteer at all CRA events.
We also elected three new volunteer directors: Welcome to Lynne Oddie, Fiona Knight, and Des Ryan.
For details of all the of the AGM business, please read the presentation posted online.
It was also an occasion to celebrate! While the Cabbagetown Residents Association received its letters patent from the Province of Ontario in 1974, a group of Cabbagetowners first organized in 1967, creating their own group separate from a then-larger association of East Toronto residents. We’ve always considered 1967 to be the group’s founding date so 2017 marks our 50th anniversary of community building and advocacy for the neighbourhood.
Images from the AGM
Thanks to volunteer Eric Morse
In a brief meeting after the AGM, Lynne Oddie agreed to take on the role of secretary and Sam Richardson volunteered to step up to the role of Vice President. All the best, Lynne and Sam! Thank you for taking on these executive roles.