Council Minutes for January 17, 2017

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“Treaty People”

We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4.

A.  Call to Order: Arnold Giddings 1:32 p.m.

Please notify Marlene McBain or Yvonne Boyle if unable to attend

 Please have Agenda to Yvonne the second (2nd) Tuesday of the month

B.  Attendance: Rev. Jim Tenford, Yvonne Boyle (secretary), Arnold Giddings (co-chair), Bev Boyle, Arlene Clark, Dale Hall, Sheila Leahy, Karen Mundt, Lynann Pethick.

Regrets:  Marlene McBain, Irene Gattinger, Diana Humenick, Vivian Meikle, Christina Ritchie, Bill Sauter, Margaret Scott.

C.  1.     Opening Prayer: Yvonne Boyle

2.    Jim’s Time:

(a)  Jim had a quiz about the Bible for the members of Council.

D.   Adoption of Agenda:

(a)  Karen Mundt asked to speak about Scott Woods under New Business.

(b)  Arlene Clark moved to adopt the agenda.  Seconded by Lynann Pethick.  CARRIED.

E.   Minutes of Previous Meeting:

(a)  A correction was made to the attendance to show Arnold Giddings was present for the December meeting.

F.    Correspondence:

(a)  A letter from the church Administrator regarding Tai Chi and the collapse of a chair.  See Property Report.

G.    Committee Reports:

1.     Property:

(a)  #7.  Regarding the letter from Golden Eagle Organ Co., dated December 15, 2016, a motion by Bev Boyle that the letter be sent to the Trustees.  Seconded by Arlene Clark.  CARRIED.


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(b)  #8.  Moved by Bev Boyle and seconded by Lynann Pethick that the User Group Rental Agreement be referred to Finance and brought back to Council.  CARRIED.

(c)  A letter to Council from Donna Merrifield regarding a letter from Tai Chi about a chair collapse.  A motion by Karen Mundt that we form a group of Council members and others to inspect and dispose the damaged  chairs.  A date to meet was set for February 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  CARRIED

2.    Worship, Music & Faith Formation:

(a)  Sheila Leahy will take over as Chair for the Committee (welcome Sheila).

3.    Minister’s Report:

(a)  We have enjoyed having the Church Service in the Chapel for the month of January 2017 but will be moving back to the Sanctuary in February.

4.     Affirming Committee: (appended) Report handed out to Council

5.     Archives:  N/R

6.     U.C.W. & Pastoral Care:  (see Agenda)

7.     Men’s Group:

(a)  About 20 men attended.  There was no guest speaker but had a social hour.

8.    Visioning Team:

(a)  Arnold gave a verbal report.

9.     Trustees:  N/R

10.    Outreach:  N/R

11.    Ministry & Personnel:  N/R

12.    Nominations:

(a)  Nominations are in progress

(b) Bev Boyle handed in his resignation from the Property Committee due February 24, 2017.  Accepted with regrets.

13.     Presbytery:  N/R

14.    Finance: Reports handed out at meeting.

(a) Reports:  Finance report for December 20, 2016, Income Expense Budget for 2017 and monthly Finance Report.  (appended)

H.    Adoption of Committee Reports: Moved by Karen Mundt, seconded by Sheila  Leahy.  CARRIED.

I.    Old Business:

J.    New Business:

(a)  A letter from Donna Merrifield regarding a broken chair was referred to Property.  Donna Merrifield will send a letter to Tai Chi that Council is remeding the situation.  Moved by Karen Mundt and seconded by Dale Hall.  CARRIED.  (letter appended)


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(b)  A motion by Karen Mundt that our church host the Scott Woods Christmas Tour, one time only, on Sunday, November 26, 2017 and the Summer Concert on Sunday, June 11, 2017.  Seconded by Lynann Pethick.  CARRIED.

(c)  A card of thanks was sent to Carol Moran and family for co-ordinating the Christmas Inn on December 25, 2016.

K        Commitments for Next Month:

1.  Meeting Opening & Closing Prayer:- February 2017 – Yvonne Boyle

2.  Celebration Box:- month of February, 2017- Lynann Pethick

L.        Closing Prayer: Yvonne Boyle

M.       Adjournment of Meeting: Arnold Giddings 3:35 p.m.


The next Council meeting will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at one-thirty p.m. (1:30 p.m.) in the Lounge of St. Andrew’s Church or at the call of the Chair.


**Please have reports (written and signed) for Council Agenda to Yvonne by Tuesday, February 7, 2017. **


If making a report to council please have a written report to hand in.




Marlene McBain (Council Chair)                           Yvonne Boyle, (Council Secretary)










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