River Bourgeois Community Services Society
In 2019 The Society had a super year, especially with the Chase the Ace fundraiser. Everyone did a great job and a lot of extra work, including participating and helping out with other events.
In 2020 we started off with much enthusiasm, however by March the whole country was shut down due to epidemic Covid-19. In July we were approached by Future Worx who desperately needed a place to train LPN for the next 12 months. The rent helped us pay a good portion of our expenses.
31 Members present
- President Anne Sampson opened the meeting 1:00 pm
- League prayer read by Sharon Chilvers
- Minutes of the last annual meeting “2018” (no meeting was held in 2019) read by Sharon Chilvers (Secretary Donna Babin absent due to illness). Moved by Sharon Chilvers 2nd by John Digout, Motion carried.
- Treasurer Report for “2020” read by Sharon. Starting balance $2295.53 from 2019, ending balance $3172.80. Increase due to the sale of the furnace and kitchen cupboards. Due to the Covid-19 virus, no activity after March. Sharon moved her report, 2nd by Kim Henebry, Motion carried.
- President Anne Sampson’s report: Anne reported of changes in the building the past year. Building converted to electricity from oil due to cost. Cost paid by RBCSS (own the building), old furnace sold and also cupboard from the kitchen which is being transferred to gym storage, janitor dismissed because of Covid-19, phone cancelled, and only maintained minimum heat. Thanks to all who helped in keeping the building maintained.
Moment of silence for our deceased members: Jane Landry, Adolph Kehoe, Margaret Pottie, Michael Owens, Mary Bona and Viola Touesnard.
Anne announced her retirement after 26 years as President and was grateful for her sidekick Sharon Chilvers for the last 22 years, Secretary Donna Babin and all the members for their understanding and dedication.
Flowers and gift was presented to Anne and a resounding applause for her dedication.
Nominations done by Wayne Bona:
President: John Digout
Secretary: Kim Henebry
Treasurer: Sharon Chilvers
1st Vice: Lucille Boudreau
New Business Suggested that we apply for Solar Panels on the grant from New Horizon for Senior’s
Merchandise Bingo on May 2nd, members asked to assist with prizes.
Present John Digout adjourned the meeting at 1:35
On behalf of both RBCSS and RB Seniors 50+ Club
All regular and special events have been cancelled.
We will re-access in the fall.
Please Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy
Our family, friends and neighbors health is very important to all of us.
Please stay home, keep that physical distance, it is so important.
Stay safe, don’t go out unless it is absolutely necessary and only one shopper per household.
And above all stay healthy, so that when we can, we will celebrate in our community once again.
RBCSS board of directors
A Big Thank You to all who participated and volunteered in the events, without you the Festival would cease to exsit.
Co-chairs: Rose Merrick and Sharon Chilvers
River Bourgeois Seniors 50+ Club
Annual General Meeting
April 23, 2019
Number of members in attendance: 20 members
President Anne Sampson called the meeting to order at: 12:03 pm
The League Prayer was read by: Donna Babin
The Minutes of the last Annual Meeting which took place on April 10, 2018, were read by Donna Babin, moved by Donna Babin, 2nd by Jerry Fougere, Motion carried.
Business arising from the last meeting:
-New Horizon Grant:
The electrician (V & L Electric), noted that the electrical panel was fine, an upgrade to a new one would require additional permits and costs. Instead we opted to apply for the grant to cover new chairs and a new floor.
Hazel painted the baseboards and electrical outlets to match the floors and chairs.
The old chairs are for sale at $10. /chair if anyone one wants one.
The Treasurer’s Report was read by: Sharon Chilvers. There was a closing balance of: $3138.03.
Treasurer’s report was moved by Sharon Chilvers, 2nd by Susan Boudreau. Motion carried.
2018/2019 Presidents Report
At this time, it is necessary to thank all those who work so hard year after year in making the club a success. To our secretary, Donna and our Treasurer Sharon for their continuous dedication to the club. Thanks to Danny and Kenneth for keeping our building in good repair, Glyn for keeping the pot holes in the driveway filled, and Emily who sends get well and sympathy cards.
Weekly cribbage games continue, Music is now done twice a month, Tock games are monthly and our gym usage continues to grow.
I we could have a moment of silence for our deceased members: Cathy Aikens, Joe Boucher, Ingrid Boutilier, and Gerry Casey.
We received a $4300. Grant from New Horizon for equipment replacements for our gym. This year we received $10,000. To replace our floor and chairs. Thanks to Glenn, Hazel, Kenneth, Danny and Glyn for installing the floor and new baseboards and Hazel for doing the painting.
On behalf of the club, I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of this organization.
Nominations for Executives:
President: Anne Sampson
Secretary: Donna Babin
Treasurer: Sharon Chilvers
1st Vice: Lucile Boudreau
2nd Vice: none
Maintenance: Kenneth LeBlanc & Danny Landry
Grounds: Glyn Chilvers
Cards: Emily LeBlanc
-New Horizons grant:
Applications go in every May. We are going to put the next application in for, expanding the gym by getting rid of the kitchen downstairs and get new music equipment.
Kitchen reno: Potential for a buyer for the kitchen cupboards.
The renovation will require removal of the current electrical and plumbing left behind after the kitchen is removed and extend the flooring.
The work required would be within the funds of the grant.
Previous repairs have been done by New Horizon with no objections.
Sharon Chilvers made a Motion to apply for this year’s New Horizon Grant to purchase more music equipment and the renovation costs to remove and repair the kitchen downstairs including the removal of the electrical and plumbing which will no longer be required and the extension and repair of the flooring after the cabinets have been removed.
Sharon Chilvers moved her motion, 2nd by Susan Boudreau, motion carried.
President Anne Sampson adjourned the meeting at: 12:32 pm 2nd by: Sylvia Allan
RBCSS Annual General Minutes – Mar 24/2019
In attendance: Rose Merrick, Donna Babin, Sharon Chilvers, Wayne Bona, Glenn Pottie, Kathy Groves, Ricky Stone, Heidi LeRoux, Carolyn Fougere, Marc Touesnard
Guest: Hazel Pottie
Absent with regrets: Connie Stewart, Tanya Burke, Paul Martell
Call to order: Rose Merrick called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm
Approval of Agenda: Kathy moved the agenda, 2nd by Glenn, so moved
Approval of the minutes: (AGM 03/27/2018) Sharon moved the agenda, 2nd by Ricky, so moved
Business Arising from AGM March 27/2018:
-Land parcel: find out what part of the ball field behind the cenotaph that we own. Check the dead and check with Ray MacRae or Kevin? Also check with the municipality.
-Send a letter to the county to ask that the old unsightly fencing around the ballfield be taken down.
_Kathy requests that all invoices for purchases be signed from Home Hardware. A plunger was purchased from Home Hardware and Kathy does not know who it was.
-Send Burke Brothers Trucking (Bernard Burke) a thank you letter for all the plowing and help with the playground. Glenn suggested a plaque of appreciation. Ricky said he would check into it.
-Tennis Court: Glenn suggested Pickle Ball. A stencil for the game will cost about $200.To be placed on just one of the courts for Sept to June.
-We have completed the application of the Provincial Student grant for the Hall.
-Good Friday: A cod supper. Cost of Cod $200., Hazel will check it out.
Chairperson’s (Rose Merrick) Annual Report:
Thank you to all, everyone worked extremely hard.
It was greatly appreciated.
Kathy submitted her report:
We ended the year with a balance of: $18,338.75
Kathy moved her report, 2nd by Wayne, so moved
2018 Bar Report
We had a total of 5 bar events this year
Total money taken in was: $ 1890.75
Total expenses: (1152.56)
There is approximately $500. In remaining inventory.
(submitted via email)
In 2018 we held the following events:
January: Trivia Night
February: 1049 Ticket draw
March: Cold plate take out dinner
Chase the Ace and Café Luncheon started April and the Ace went in the end of June and we restarted a new one the following week and it is still going.
Canada Day fell on a Sunday so we moved the Chase the Ace and Café to that day.
Festival ran from August 26th to September 2nd.
November, we had a Trivia Night.
December “Winterlude” Dinner and Community Celebration.
Total revenue from these events $61388.06 – $5044.00 (Chase the Ace Jackpot) = $56344.06
Total expenses $25816.95
Great year and thanks to all who took part in making this happen.
Sharon moved her report, 2nd by Glenn, so moved
Property Services/Visitation Parlour:
It has been a good year! Not to many major expenses, started out with hiring a great worker for the summer (Alex Poaps)
We had to buy a new bush hog, and lumber to repair decks and bleachers, pretty much everything got newly painted. We also did plumbing, and replaced one of the toilets up at the canteen, also repaired canteen roof. We burned all old wood and brush that was left up at the canteen.
We hired a worker and had him cut the trees across from the hall making it more visible. Which has been good as being we haven’t seen any vandalism since having it done.
I was asked to contact a welding company to make and install a rail for up at the funeral parlour, which has been completed!
Over all the snow plowing went well and didn’t need to many plow jobs.
Ricky moved his report, 2nd by Kathy, so moved
-Continuing fundraising efforts
-Current fundraiser is a Gift Card Survivor and proceeds from Chase the Ace
-Meeting to discuss summer fundraisers coming up
-Playground installed this summer by Eastern Fencing
-Bernard provided services for prepping and gravel, donated what he could
-We were able to fund raise the money to pay off the playground and installation
-We are currently fundraising for the splash pad.
-Fundraisers past & current:
Ball field Canteen
Heidi moved her report, 2nd by Ricky, so moved YDC Report 2018 – year end
Tara Lynne Bursary:
There were two bursaries at $200 each
Wayne moved his report, 2nd by Kathy, so moved
Nomination Committee/Elected 2019 Board of Directors:
Chair: Rose Merrick
Secretary: Donna Babin
Treasurer: Kathryn Groves
Past Chair: Sharon Chilvers
Property Services/Visitation Parlour: Ricky Stone/Paul Martell (co-chairs)
Bar Committee: Glenn Pottie
Event/Fundraising: Sharon Chilvers/Rose Merrick (co-chairs)
Youth Development: Heidi LeRoux
Tara Lynn Bursary: Wayne Bona
Members at large:
Carolyn Fougere, Tanya Burke, Connie Stewart, Marc Touesnard
New members: No new member
Board members to complete the Membership and confidentiality agreements for 2019.
Hire someone to do the clearing and yard work, make an itemized list of jobs to be done. Hire the first of April? Specify how long on hire for.
Next meeting will be: April 24th (4th Wed. Of the month)
Adjournment: President Rose Merrick adjourned the meeting at 7:25pm
Hello everyone and welcome back to our music circle!
We are kicking off on This Wednesday April 14th, at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend but please confirm your attendance by noon on Monday the 12 th to allow us to determine whether we’ll hold the event at the seniors building or The Tara Lynn. If anyone wishes to use a microphone they will have to bring their own. We have a new sound system that should accommodate our needs. All regulations concerning COVID 19 restrictions must be followed including wearing of masks upon entry and social distancing of 2 meters ( 6 ft.). Recently retired Wayne Bona will be leading us in song!
“Gerry’s Music Circle” 2020, carrying on the tradition of live music performed by local musicians. All ages and skill levels invited. If you just want to come and listen or dance that’s great too.
Gerry’s Music Circle is now under the direction of John Digout.
Refreshments will be served.
“Everyone is always welcome and any suggestions to enhance our enjoyment is welcome. Diverse music interests in selections was our first eye opener so if you can help us with songs that I can acquire lyrics and chords to and have them printed for all to share would be greatly appreciated and should enhance our musical enjoyment.” John Digout
Hope to see you there!
Hosted by: John and Alec Digout
When: April 14th and every second Wednesday thereafter.
Time: from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
refreshments will be served.
Where: at the Anne Sampson Building in River Bourgeois next door to the Tara Lynne Recreation Centre, dependent on the number of participants, it may be moved to the Tara Lynn Centre due to Covid restrictions.
Cost is good with offering (donation)