Saturday, April 21, 2012
Extraordinary General Meeting of CARG - April 18, 2012
After adoption of the Agenda, the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on November 9, 2011 were approved as distributed at the meeting. Three items arising out of the minutes were addressed. Mohindar Sachdev then presented an update on the CARG operation during the first six months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Questions asked by the members concerning the operation were addressed.
Two volunteer recognition plaques were then presented; one to Darlene Urban for chairing the Heart Pillow Committee of CARG for more than five years and another to Vic Zapf for chairing the Social Committee for several years. Plaques were also presented to the SaskTel Pioneers and Ilarion Residence Seniors Club for assisting CARG in the Heart Pillow project. Representatives from SaskTel Pioneers and Ilarion Residence Seniors Club were not present at the meeting; Darlene received the plaques on their behalf. A "Special Thanks" plaque was presented to Shan Landry for the help she provided in making the CARG Shaw Centre Program a reality. Shan Landry was not present at the meeting; Rick Stene received the plaque on her behalf.
Ron Fleming then presented the Treasurer's report outlining the financial performance of CARG during the first six months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year. He also reviewed with the members the Balance sheet and Profit and Loss statement as of February 29, 2012. This was followed by a review of the overall financial state of CARG.
Making a major donation to the RUH Foundation for the "Every Heart Matters" campaign for upgrading the Electrophysiology Lab was taken up.
A motion was then made requiring that consideration of making a major donation to the RUH Foundation be deferred to the Annual General Meeting that would be held next fall. After discussion, the motion was put to a vote; the motion did not pass. The following motion was then made and seconded: "CARG donate $30,000 to the Royal University Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon for the "Every Heart Matters" campaign for the Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab and Program that would make the lab Saskatchewan's first full time Cardiac EP Lab". After discussion, the motion was put to vote; it passed with a majority in favour of the motion.
Mohindar then presented revised projections of income and expenses for the 2011-2012 year. Mary Green, Ruth Redden and a few other members expressed the opinion that it was not necessary for the revised estimates to be approved.
A few issues were raised as "Old Business" / "New Business" and were taken in advisement for the Board of Directors to take action on. The meeting was then adjourned.