March 25, 2013 Minutes


Friends of the Farm Board meeting

Monday, March 25, 2013 1:15 pm

Ravenwood  Boardroom

Present:   Lane MacLaren, Catherine Hennessey, Laura Lee Howard, Connie Mackay Carr, Libby Martin, Sylvia Poirier, Nora Jenkins

Regrets:   Kim Devine, Gertie Purdy, Ken MacDonald, Doug MacDonald, Roger Younker

  1. Call to Order

Chair, Lane MacLaren called the meeting to order


  1. Approval of the agenda

Sylvia Poirier moved, Laura Lee Howard seconded the approval of the agenda. Motion carried.


3.      Approval of minutes of February 15, 2013

Connie MacKay Carr moved, Libby Martin seconded the approval of the minutes of February 15, 2013.  Motion carried.


4.      Financial Report

Nora Jenkins reported a bank balance of $6,197.22.

A plant was given to Barb at Island Nature Trust as a thank you for support to the Friends.


  1.    Business Arising from Minutes of February 15, 2013
  • Membership

Nora Jenkins reported for Gertie Purdy that there are 6 more memberships paid and that the booth at the farmer’s Market was very worthwhile.  Thanks to Laura Lee Howard and Gertie Purdy.

  • Janice Simmonds Award and planning for presentations.

Nora Jenkins reported that she and Roger are meeting to plan the framed presentation and will present information as soon as available.

It was agreed that the presentation be early June. It will be outdoors at Ravenwood, weather permitting with the Farm Centre as the site in case of rain.



  • 2014 Celebration

Laura Lee Howard reported that she submitted a proposal to 2014 Celebrations along with letters of support.  It is called Soaring to New Heights  …. Kite Flying on the Farm.  Laura Lee reported support from the Library at UPEI with $300.00, support from the Newcomers Assoc, Parks Canada and Wayne Riley of the Research Station.

Thanks was expressed to Laura Lee for her work on the proposal.


  1.    New Business

No new business was brought forward.


7.     Adjournment and date of next meeting

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.



The date of the next meeting of the Board of the Friends of the Farm is

Monday April 22, 2013

1:15 pm





Lane MacLaren                                            Nora Jenkins

Chair                                                              Secretary