Loring-Restoule Business Assoc.Meeting MinutesOctober 12, 2017OpeningThe AGM of the Loring-Restoule Business Assoc. was called to order at 6pm on 10/12/17 at the Commanda Community Centre by Elaine Dare.
Present30 members present
James Murphy & Kate Monk RTO12/Explorers Edge Current Initiatives and Wrap Report for Loring-Restoule on Partnership Program
Claude Aumont Northern OTMPC Motorsports- Snowmobiling Success
Hilary Chambers Tourism Excellence North & The Deer Yard
Jake & Mike- Argyle Riders Snowmobile Club
Russel Holt from Lost Channel Inn
Approval of AgendaMoved by David Sheepway, second Al Dare
The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.
Approval of MinutesMoved by Hilary Chambers, second Bill Chambers
The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.
Open IssuesAGM: Venue Commanda Community Centre Date: October 12 2017
Action Item: Jaime to contact them for venue rental and organize catering. Ideas for food, wraps or formal sit down? Keep cost low. Or purchase platters from grocery store? Wine-special event permit (David to supply wine)
Action Item: Hilary to locate last years minutes from 2016 AGM, send invite to membership.
New snowmobile trail signs were popular wayfinding
New trail in area Pat Hauff Way
Ann Board gave out extra Bike Ontario kits
Presented by Barb Dougherty
We went over our projected budget by $5,341.32, but still have over $16,000 in the bank.
Discussion by members as to overage. Polly Rupert asked for an explanation of Deer Yard expenses and whether they were ongoing at these amounts or a one of. Hilary explained signage and brushing out expenses were a one time, but some ongoing expenses would occur. Need to create “Friends of the Deer Yard” to encourage donations to offset expense.
Excess brochures will be given to who needs them
Highway signs one of expense to upgrade.
Motion to approve Polly Rupert second Candace Van Ooyen
New BusinessWe need to increase our membership in 2018!
Figure out what we want to promote moving forward
Small Budget, BIG results. Remember Bigger isn’t better, BETTER is better!
We have 2 websites! www.loringrestoule.com and www.lrba.ca
Tom & Laura Delandrey their new business The Port Shores has 3 tour boats and will open next spring. Hospitality Area, specialty coffee, gift shop, conference room, they will feed groups and hold conferences. Paddle boards, kayak, canoe rentals. * Beach is open to the public.
New members Minnehaha Ian & Joan owners for 1.5 years. They had 18 teams compete in their fishing tournament, 26lbs was the winning weight.
Dave from Restoule Provincial Park, wants to increase visitor stays at the park.
Wood chips still need to be brought there
Small trail signs need to be posted
Remove no trespassing sign
Elaine Dare- Past President
Barb Dougherty- Treasurer
Owen Van Ooyen
Agenda for Next MeetingDeer Yard, future funding and maintenance ideas
Workshops for members
AdjournmentMeeting was adjourned by David Sheepway. Second by Al Dare
The next meeting will be at 9:30am on October 19, 2017, at Jakes Place.
Minutes submitted by: Hilary Chambers
Approved by: Bill Chambers