CDMA Meeting Minutes
May 23, 2013
Acadia Lodge - Pugwash
Meeting opened at 7:30pm with RW Bro. Alan Linkletter as Chairman. Sixteen brother masons from the Cumberland District were present.
Minutes from the Feb. 28, 2013 meeting had been distributed electronically. Motion to accept Minutes was made by W Bro. Jim MacNab and 2nd by RW Bro. George Anderson. Motion carried.
Motion to allow us to deviate from the published Agenda as necessary was approved.
Sickness and Regrets - VW Bro. Mike Gaul was sick this evening. W Bro. Bill Merriam appointed to be secretary (pro tem).
There was a report by the brothers that there was a good turn out for the masonic funeral service for VW Bro. Kim Greer of River Hebert on May 13, 2013.
Bro. Wayne Arsenault is also sick with the flue and could not attend.
Bro. Bill Jackson’s interment will be on June 1 at 1:00pm in Springhill.
FINANCIAL REPORT - RW Bro. Phil Adams reported that we had $94.95 in the bank account. $900 is being collected from the lodges. We have received $75 from Dallell Klusa, $100. from the Annual District Meeting and $2250 from King Edward Lodge. This totals $3419.95 less $15. gives us a bank balance of $3404.95 at present.
Motion to approve Treasurer’s reported moved by RW Bro. Phil Adams and seconded by W Bro. Amos Margeson. Motion carried.
RW Bro. Adams moved that we keep the same budget as 2012/2013 with $900 being collected from the nine lodges. Motion seconded by W Bro. Amos Margeson. Motion carried.
1) Adult Learning Bursary at the NSCC
2) CEIP $9,175 + $2000 from River Phillip + $1000. from Wimburn.
RW Bro. Rob Campbell will present the bursaries on our behalf.
RW Bro. Linkletter will look after trying to get the Radio Station to cover the presentations.
A big “Thank-You” to King Edward Lodge for raising the $2,250 for our CEIP fund.
CEIP Presentation by Erin Perry
Erin Perry joined us for part of the evening and gave us a great presentation on the workings of CEIPs and their needs for funding.
YEARLY REPORT FOR CDMA BY the CHAIRMAN
RW bro. Alan Linkletter gave a run down on what had been accomplished by CDMA in the past year.
Letter of Support
It was suggested that the government services should be made aware that we as an association feel that CEIPs is a very important organization and needs to be fully funded.
district drama team
RW Bro. Phil Adams will head up a new 3rd Degree Drama Team. Letters will be sent to each lodge requesting members for this team.
The Gavel was delivered to Laurie Lodge #70 who in turn will deliver it to Acacia Lodge #8.
Election of Officers
Secretary - VW Bro. Mike Gaul
Treasurer - RW Bro. Phil Adams
Both are two year appointments.
148th Annual Communication
Make sure you have your paid up dues cards with you. Make sure your lodge Flag goes to Grand Lodge Annual Communication.
Caledonia Orchestra Report
WBro. Jim MacNab gave a detailed report on the preparations for the Cal. Orchestra.
Committee Members are:
W Bro. Jim Hannon - Alexandra
W Bro. Jim MacNab - Acadia
W Bro. Amos Margeson - Laurie
RW Bro. Rob Campbell - Acacia
Bro. Ian Mattatall - Wallace
Bro. Dave Sutherland - Acacia
September 26, 2013 at Widow’s Son Lodge at 7:30pm.
Executive Meeting and Orchestra Meeting at River Philip Hall June 27 at 7:30pm.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.
Respectfully Submitted by,
VW Bro. Mike Gaul (CDMA Secretary) (Thanks to VW Bro. Bill Merriam for taking these minutes for me.)