In particular greetings to new members.
At my last count we now number 52 paid up members, the result of our
'marketeers' successful efforts, the Quebec campaign, and interest
sparked by our inaugural meeting. I've attached our brochure for the
information of new members. Feel free to forward it to others who
might be interested. (Or delete it if you already have one)
Our inaugural meeting went as planned with greetings from Mr. Rob
Leverty of the Ontario Historical Society, necessary motions passed,
a good lunch and a site visit with minimum rain. I've attached the
minutes for your information. The OHS board will meet Sept. 25 to
approve our application, and then it goes to the Province for
The Fallbrook building is up for designation before Halton
Hills Council Sept. 27. Kate Murray is leading the preparation of
our Business Plan for presentation and a number of us are working
full speed to have it to Council by Sept. 22. A large turnout of
prospective voters would certainly be to our advantage. If you only
go to one Council meeting a year, make this the one.
BEWARE - last minute agenda changes
can put any item off the published agenda, so a last minute check is
a good idea
Another up-date forthcoming after the designation vote.
NORTH HALTON CELTIC HISTORICAL
Sept. 8, 2010
the Ballinafad United Church called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Bill
McKay. He welcomed all present including Councillor Dave Kentner,
Councillor Jane Fogel and Rob Leverty from the Ontario Historical
present were: Kate Murray, Anne McIntyre, Lloyd McIntyre, Jim
Kirkwood, Mary McKay, Wayne Gates, Andy Spiece, Liz Bailey, Richard
Bailey, Norm Paget, George Henderson, and Alastair McIntyre.
speaker Rob Leverty was given the floor. He has been with
Ontario Historical Society for 22 years. This is a not for profit,
non-governmental organization whose mandate is to preserve Ontario’s
history. The purpose of his visit today is to facilitate NHCHS
joining and becoming incorporated through OHS.
provides an archive for all its participating groups which can use
its records for reference. It is an advocate for these groups at the
provincial level. OHS will write an article about NHCHS for its
December issue of the OHS newspaper.
Treasurer – (Lloyd McIntyre) – NHCHS has a community bank
account at Acton’s Bank of Montreal with a current balance of $1,653
and $450 to be deposited from new members.
To adopt treasurer’s report – So moved by Wayne Gates, seconded by
Kate Murray. Carried.
Membership – (Anne McIntyre) – to date NHCHS has 54 paid members
(23 voting and 31 supporting). Anne and volunteers have been out to
6 area markets manning a booth to make public aware of the Fallbrook
project. She has collected 203 names on a petition to save
Fallbrook. Our group is gaining local support which helps the cause.
Secretary – since initial meeting of NHCHS, there are no
A copy of
the constitution was emailed to all members prior to this meeting.
Bill McKay advises that we have the means to amend any points
written into the constitution.
Leverty pointed out a “dissolution clause” whereby if the group
folds, the group decides where to disperse the assets, not only
monetary, but also records of meetings and history gathered.
Be it resolved that the Society adopt the Constitution entitled
“North Halton Celtic Historical Society Constitution and By-Laws as
approved September 8, 2010”.
by Kate Murray, seconded by Lloyd McIntyre. Carried.
speaker Alastair McIntyre given floor. He is the webmaster for
“Electric Scotland”. This is a social network where different forums
can participate and add their stories. NHCHS is part of this forum.
Alastair presented an overall view of the website on how it works
and how it involves many different people and groups all relating to
Election of Officers
gave gathering option of voting for each individual member on the
nomination slate or voting for the slate as a whole.
to vote the nomination slate of officers as a group. So moved by
George Henderson, seconded by Wayne Gates. Carried. (5 emails from
voting members supported nominated slate.)
the nominated officers have been voted upon, the incorporation
process was able to proceed.
Be it resolved that the North Halton Celtic Historical Society be
incorporated in the Province of Ontario through affiliation with the
Ontario Historical Society.
by Kate Murray, seconded by Wayne Gates. Carried.
concluded meeting saying that this meeting has achieved our
objective to incorporate with OHS. He thanked everyone who attended
the initial meeting and invited all to stay for the luncheon and
afterwards proceed to the Fallbrook site.
adjourn meeting – so moved by Lloyd McIntyre, seconded by George