DCF Board Meeting May 25, 2008

Douglas-Coldwell Foundation Board Meeting
May 25, 2008 - 1:30 pm ET Board Meeting

In Attendance:
David Mackenzie
Pat Kerwin
Anne Scotton
Lynn Williams
Frank Saptel
Éric Hébert-Daly (Guest)
Doug Massey (staff)

By phone:
Tessa Hebb
Erin Armstrong

Allan Blakeney
Ed Broadbent
Kealey Cummings
Fraser Green
David Woodbury
Marion Dewar
Howard Leeson
Dick Proctor

Steelworkers' Hall
25 Cecil St (lower level)
Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

Board Meeting Agenda

1. Minutes of November 22nd 2007 Board Meeting

2. Correspondence
Went over the received correspondence from the following:

Youth Activist Retreat Report
CUPE Donation letter
Note from Pat Martin
Woodsworth College student thank you letter
Carleton University Scholarship - Kalman Kaplansky Recipient comments
Carleton University Scholarship - Beverlee Bell Recipient comments
3. President’s Report
The President’s report was moved to the Annual General Meeting

4. Secretary’s Report
The Secretary’s report was moved to the Annual General Meeting

5. Treasurer’s Report
Pat reviewed the Auditor’s reports and the audited statements and YTD Financial statements
Pat discussed the 2nd DVD project and also the 3rd which would use the audio we have been able to get access to of the debates in the House of Commons on the War Measures Act. The third DVD would involve compiling video and photo montages to complement the audio.
Pat also discussed our expanding abilities for accepting different types of donations. Securities, In Memoriam and In Celebration donations can now be accepted.
With the advice of our auditor, it is proposed to move the poster stock that we are currently selling to raise funds to advertising expense and just make them available for free (with the request that postage be covered for shipping)

6. 2009 Award Discussion
Reminder of the upcoming due date of September 26th for the 2009 Award submissions
Discussion was also tabled around where to announce the award.

7. Scholarship Report
All scholarships except for the University of Regina have been given out. Anne and Howard will contact Bill Brennan at U of Regina to see what assistance can be made to ensure there are applicants.
The CALM awards were discussed. The Morden Lazerus Award and Cliff Scotton Prize are two CALM awards that we have supported in the past. More work is going to be done in the future to ensure the DCF gets associated with these awards and will work with CALM to promote them.

8. Nomination Committee Report
The Officers will be the Nomination Committee bringing forth their recommendations to the Board of Directors who will prepare a slate for the Annual General Meeting.

9. New Business
Frank discussed if the DCF could hold an event in Ottawa for CLiFF – Canadian Labour International Film Festival – opening footage would be “Six weeks of solidarity” which is 10 minutes long. Doug to investigate options and report back.

Motion to adjourn at 2:53 pm

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