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AGM 2021 Recap

I was a little worried our first Virtual AGM was going to have tech issues… But I’m not surprised this meeting went so smoothly with our amazing team at the helm.


February 17, 2021 the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held our first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting over Zoom. Adapting during COVID-19 has been a difficult task for many people, businesses and organizations and the Kawartha Chamber is no exception. Many hours of work were poured into figuring out how to recreate the AGM, typically an evening of socializing between members, in a virtual format. For this reason, we are so thankful to the over 65 members in attendance for joining us and helping the night run smoothly!



Recap of the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 AGM

2019 Annual General Meeting


Tonya Kraan, Strexer Harrop & Associates & Past Board President, hosting our meeting

We hosted our Annual General Meeting last night, February 13th, at The Village Inn in Lakefield. If you missed it, keep reading for a recap of the event and to see some photos!

Last night, we:

  • Discussed our 2018 year and its highlights.
  • Presented the slate of directors for the coming year (see below for full slate) – welcome to new Board Directors Mary Brown, Sales Representative, Bowes & Cocks Ltd. Brokerage Apsley  & Roberta Hubble, owner of Tim Hortons Lakefield & Bridgenorth!
  • Approved our Bylaws.
  • Enjoyed networking and refreshments.
  • Presented sponsorships & donations.
  • Held a membership draw as well as door prize draws.
  • Hosted a new member welcome. Our First Data rep, Bruce Averill , and Chamber Group Insurance rep, Brian Bulger, The Life Insurance Guy, were both on hand to answer any questions.


New Member Welcome Display

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our Refreshment Donors for the evening! We enjoyed sandwiches from The Bridgenorth Deli and Cassis Bistro, pizza from Pizza Alloro, cookies and squares from Lakefield Bakery on Queen & M&M Food Market respectively, a cheese platter & veggies from Lakefield Foodland as well as beverages from The Village Inn, who also graciously hosted us in their meeting space for the meeting.


Some of the delicious refreshments

We also received great door prizes.  Thank you to Tim Hortons Lakefield & Bridgenorth, The Bee’s Knees Encaustics, CIBC Bridgenorth & Lakefield, Salon Sorella & Day Spa, Stoney Lake Cruises and The Art Shop for their donations.


Door prizes

Last night, we commemorated the retirement of two Board Directors: the late Garry Douglas, North Kawartha Design and Kawartha Lakes Construction, and Tom LaBranche, Village Pet Food & Supply.

In Garry’s honour, we presented a donation to Cuddles for Cancer. Charlotte, a member of Cuddles for Cancer Youth Council, accepted the cheque on behalf of Cuddles for Cancer founder, Faith Dickinson.

Retiring Board Director, Tom LaBranche, chose the Peterborough Humane Society for his donation. Unfortunately, a member of the Peterborough Humane Society wasn’t able to attend last night.


Tom LaBranche presented the donation to Cuddles for Cancer on Garry’s behalf

We also presented our 2019 sponsorships for PolarFest and the Ice Sculpture Carving, which were accepted by Terry McQuitty (Lakefield Herald) and Jennie MacKenzie (Lakefield Pantry), respectively.


Tonya Kraan presenting the Kawartha Chamber’s sponsorship for PolarFest to Terry McQuitty


Tonya Kraan presenting the Kawartha Chamber’s sponsorship for the PolarFest Ice Carving event to Jennie MacKenzie

The last cheque presentation of the evening was with Board Director Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate. Lynn renewed her Professional Development Sponsorship with us for 2019-20. Gerry Herron of Blue Diamond Window Cleaning also renewed his 2019-20 Networking Events Sponsorship but wasn’t able to make it to the meeting.


Lynn Woodcroft presenting her sponsorship to Tonya Kraan

Thank you to everyone who came out to our AGM last night. We had a great time networking, enjoying refreshments and recapping our 2018 year with you all!

More Photos From Our AGM


Members enjoying some networking & refreshments before the meeting commenced

Auditor, Marie Dietrich of Grant Thornton LLP, presenting her report


Charlotte, a member of Cuddles for Cancer’s Youth Council, getting ready for the presentation

Kelland Sewell, rPM3 Solutions Canada Inc, giving our members a brief overview of B2B

Meeting adjourned!


Board Directors 2019-20

*The Board Executive will be elected at our March 2019 Board Meeting on March 11th at 6pm at The Village Inn.