Annual General Meeting Minutes 2014


51st Annual WCTA Conference & Trade Show
Vancouver Convention Centre Ballrom C
Vancouver, BC
12:00 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2014

1.    Call to order
• President Lyall called the meeting to order at 12:07 pm and introduces board
• Quorum A quorum of 68 was present.
• Necrology Report A moment of silence was observed for WCTA members:
     • James Plummer, Carnoustie Golf Course Port Coquitlam, BC
     • Michael Kendall, Keso Turf Ladner, BC
M/S/C G.Austin / D.Duncan approval of AGM agenda    

M/S/C K. Rosario / G. Martin approve minutes of the AGM, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 

3.  PRESIDENT'S REPORT – Keith Lyall Given orally
• Increased use of sub-committees
• Partnered with BCGSA, CGSA, NGCOA and AGA-BC to form Environmental Advocacy Committee
• Amalgamation of WCTA and BCGSA discussed. Amalgamation Committee formed; headed by T. Smith
• Strategic Plan

4. FINANCIAL REPORT 2013 Fiscal Year End (Sept 30, 2013)
Balance in bank accounts:
     • General operating: $58,710
     • Research $9,160
     • Turf Industry Development Fund: $1.00
     • Term Deposits (total value) $113, 590

M/S/C S. MacArthur / D. Marr That September 30, 2013 year end Statement of Revenues and Expenditures be adopted as reviewed by Evancic Perrault Robertson, Certified General Accountants, and circulated at the AGM.

M/S/C K. Rosario / J. McGarvey that Evancic Perrault Robertson, Certified General Accountants, be appointed to review WCTA financial statements for fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

5.  RESEARCH REPORT – Peter Sorokovsky Given orally
• The “Give me five bucks” effort raised $910
• Project 1 – Alex Kowalewski OSU, Alternative  Control Methods of Michrodochium Patch
• Project 2 – Kate Hagmeier EBB, Goose   Management in the Okanagan
• Top priority to find a long-term, sustainable funding model
• Partners with CTRF and OTRF; now expanded into Quebec and Atlantic Canada

6.    COMMITTEE REPORTS as printed in TLN.
M/S/C  L. Olson / J. McGarvey approve reports as printed

K. Rosario on behalf of the IIABC re STA sports day thanks to Tab Buckner, WCTA board, volunteers and sponsors for fantastic day


President:  Trevor Smith (Keso Turf Supplies)
M/S/C B. Hewlett  / K. Rosario motion to approve T. Smith as President

Vice President: Brett Finlayson (Arbutus Ridge Golf Course)
M/S/C K. Hewlett  / D. Pillar motion to approve B. Finlayson as Vice- President

Directors with 1 year remaining:
Mike Schellenberg (Calgary Board of Education)
Jason Pick (Olds College)
Brett Lamontagne (Mid-Island Landscape Consulting)

Directors to be elected (five 2 year plus one 1 year):
Stan Kazymerchyk (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Casey O’Connor (Turf Canada)
Garett Squire (Talking Rock Golf Course)
Peter Sorokovsky (City of Burnaby)
Guy Martin (City of Abbotsford)
Hugh Norris (City of Surrey)
Jed McGeachie (Corix Water Products)

Nominations from the floor: Frits Verkerk (Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course) Norley Calder (Sagebrush Golf Course)

Past President: Keith Lyall (SunPeaks Resort)

M/S/C K. Hounsome / B. Kegler motion to terminate elections

9.  PRESIDENT ELECT REMARKS Thanks to members. Create collaborations in the future. Any issues members have let the board know. Encourage members to be involved, get members on committees

10.  ADJOURNMENT  1:08 pm - M/S/C K. Hewlitt / D. Piller motion to adjourn