Sixth Annual AGM
See the following below:
Summary of the 2017 AGM, Annual Report, Minutes 2016 AGM, Treasurer’s Notes and Financial Statements, FarmWorks Impact Report
FarmWorks AGM 2017 Report and New FarmWorks’ Board for the year 2017 to 2018
On April 30th 23 people came to our 6th Annual General Meeting in at the Mahone Bay Centre in beautiful Mahone Bay. We welcomed shareholders from near and far. The meeting began with presentations from Sherry Redden, who spoke about her work as Manager of Business and Workforce Integration for ISANS (The Immigrant Services Association of NS), and David Eisnor who spoke about opportunities for young entrepreneurs and his role as Business Development Manager with Futurpreneur Canada (Atlantic). Thank you to David and Sherry for interesting updates and for alerting us to the opportunities that exist for collaboration with FarmWorks and other community organisations.
In addition to the standard business of the AGM, including a review of financial results, Linda Best, a founding director of FarmWorks provided an update on the progress of the co-operative since its inception in 2012. Linda underlined how much had been accomplished, and touched on the excellent report recently completed by Director Chloe Kennedy entitled ‘FarmWorks Investment Cooperative Limited – Economic and Social Benefits in Nova Scotia and Beyond’. The full report is available at http://farmworks.ca/sixth-annual-agm/ and it paints a fascinating picture of the impact that our cooperative has had on food and agriculture businesses throughout Nova Scotia, and the community benefits that have flowed from FarmWorks success.
All reports, including financials are available on the FarmWorks website (farmworks.ca), and your board of Directors is pleased to talk about any aspects of the cooperative, should you have questions. Please contact Linda Best at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1 902 542 3442. Linda also keeps in touch via the FarmWorks facebook page at Facebook.com/farmworks, so please check us out and give us a ‘Like’
The continuing Directors and Shareholders wish to thank Richard Melvin, Chloe Kennedy and David Bethune whose terms ended at this meeting. They will assist us as advisors.
And finally, an invitation to meet your FarmWorks Directors for 2017-18. A special welcome to new directors Aaron Eisses, Johanna Kwakernaak, Dave Oulton, and Sherry Redden starting the first of their 3 year terms.
|1.||Peter Hicklenton – Waterville||2 – 2019||Chair|
|2.||Andrew Meade – Berwick||1 – 2019||Vice-chair|
|3.||Bruce Wright – South Shore||1 – 2018||Director|
|4.||Valerie VanOostrum – Berwick||1 – 2018||Director|
|5.||Jenny Osburn – Berwick||1 – 2020||Director|
|6.||Ann Anderson – Wolfville||2 – 2018||Director|
|7.||Linda Best – Greenwich||2 – 2018||Director|
|8.||John Webster – New Glasgow||1 – 2019||Director|
|9.||Chris Atwood – Yarmouth||2 – 2019||Director|
|10.||Leslie Brown – Halifax||1 – 2018||Director|
|11.||Sherry Redden – Halifax||1 – 2020||Director|
|12.||Dave Oulton – Windsor||1 – 2020||Independent Director|
|13.||Johana Kwackernaak – Berwick||1 – 2020||Director|
|14.||Aaron Eisses – Halifax||1 – 2020||Director|
Peter Hicklenton – Chair, FarmWorks Community Economic Development Investment Fund