May 6, 2013 Minutes


Friends of the Farm Board meeting

Monday, May 6, 2013 1:15 pm

Ravenwood Boardroom

Present:     Lane MacLaren, Libby Martin, Sylvia Poirier, Nora Jenkins, Gertie Purdy, Ken MacDonald, Doug MacDonald

Regrets:    Kim Devine, Catherine Hennessey, Laura Lee Howard, Connie Mackay Carr, Roger Younker

  1. Call to Order

Chair, Lane MacLaren called the meeting to order


2.Approval of the agenda

Sylvia Poirier moved, Gertie Purdy seconded the approval of the agenda. Motion carried.


3.      Approval of minutes of April 22, 2013

Sylvia Poirier moved, Doug MacDonald seconded the approval of the minutes of April 22, 2013.  Motion carried.


4.      Financial Report

Nora Jenkins reported a bank balance of $6,191.47.  She reported that the books are ready for annual financial review and this will be arranged.


  1. Business Arising from Minutes of April 22, 2013
  • Memorial Bench

It was suggested that the second concrete pad be moved. Nora Jenkins has not contacted the family as yet.

  • Senator Callbeck Tree

Lane MacLaren will contact Senator Callbeck to arrange for a photo of her tree planting.


  1. New Business
  • Clean Up the Farm Day

Letters were emailed or mailed to all members informing of the Clean Up the Farm Day and this was on the City and the Friends of the Farm website.

Doug MacDonald obtained garbage bags from the Women’s Institute.

The City will pick up the garbage bags along the Trail.

Doug MacDonald informed the Research Station of the activity.

  • Royal Crown Garden

Doug MacDonald offered to begin planning for the planting of the Royal Garden and will make arrangements.  Van Kampen’s have been generously supportive in the past .

The Friends of the Farm will be responsible for the maintenance of the Crown Garden.

Gertie Purdy moved, Libby Martin seconded that the Royal Crown be planted and Doug MacDonald is authorized to begin this activity.

Motion carried.


7.     Adjournment and date of next meeting

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

The date of the next meeting is at the call of the Chair.




Lane MacLaren                                               Nora Jenkins

Chair                                                               Secretary