The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the Chamber’s business event at which we elect directors, review and approve the audited financial statements, present the succeeding year’s budget and provide an annual report of the year’s events and activities.
The Chamber’s fiscal year runs from November 1 through to October 31. A financial audit is held to confirm the accuracy of the financial statements and compliance with current corporate legislation.
AGENDA FOR THE MEETING
Opening Remarks / Scrutineer’s Report
Approval of the Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (Voting item)
Year End Report (Discussion item)
Presentation & Adoption of the 2018 Financial Statements (Voting item)
Appointment of the auditors for 2019 (Voting item)
Confirmation of Directors to the Board (Voting item)
Held in February, this event provides members with an opportunity to informally discuss topics of interest and relevance with local representatives. The Mayor and Deputy-Mayor of Lambton Shores will be on-hand and, if timing allows, the MPP and MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex counties. As well, key industry agency representatives typically attend such as Tourism Sarnia Lambton, Southwestern Ontario Tourism Corporation and Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership.
This business awards dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize business savvy, creativity, customer service and business contributions to the Grand Bend Area community. It’s also our largest event of the year. Celebrate the Season looks back to the passing year’s challenges and successes while looking forward to the new year to come.
Event Includes: guest speaker, award presentations, silent auction, socializing and fabulous dinner at one of the area’s foremost banquet facilities.
This year’s guest speaker is Emm Gryner, a Canadian independent singer/songwriter, bassist and pianist with 10 albums to her credit. Nominated 3 times for a Juno Award, and twice for Best Pop Album! She’s going to enlighten us as to how a singer/songwriter can still be successful within an industry that’s been so radically changed by the Internet and digital music downloads. Innovation abounds!
Event Sponsor:Grand Bend Area Holiday Home Tour
When:Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-9pm Where:Hessenland Country Inn Cost:$55 per person (inclusive of taxes & gratuities!) How To Get Tickets: Call 519-238-2001, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the order form below. Your tickets will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Welcome Centre 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
We encourage you to pre-pay for your tickets to reduce the workload on our volunteers on the evening of this event. If you’d prefer, ticket payment can be made at the door (please bring exact cash or cheque).
The Fall Members Mixer offers a chance to socialize, network, find out how well the last nine months have worked out for fellow businesses and discuss plans for the fall and winter seasons. This event also provides several sponsorship opportunities.
Event Includes: general announcements, guest speaker, members’ showcase, sponsorship opportunities, great opportunity to network and socialize in casual, laid-back atmosphere.
The Fall Classic Golf Tournament is a fabulous and fun opportunity to socialize, network, showcase your business through sponsorship, reward employees and thank clients or simply get a bunch of neighbours and friends together for a fun day.
You do not need to be a Chamber Member or even a local business to play in this tournament or sponsor!Fun is the Name of the Game. Funds raised from this tournament help keep the Welcome Centre open year-round. The Welcome Centre provides tourism and visitor services to the Greater Grand Bend Area – which provides “borderless tourism” for visitors, tourists and residents in support of local businesses in Lambton Shores, Bluewater and South Huron.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
1pm shot-gun start / 4-Person Scramble Format / Mixed or Same Gender teams