Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WHM begins its second year!

Last Monday marked the WHM’s Second Annual General Meeting and we are pleased to have had 37 members in attendance.

Some highlights from the evening included a stirring speech from our guest speaker Jean-Claude Parrot; an early viewing of the Family Leave Exhibit which was completed in February and will soon be touring around the City of Ottawa and later to Hamilton, ON and Alberta; and a preview of the up-coming documentary created from the Family Leave Project.

Bob Hatfield was re-elected as President of the Board of Directors; Naomi Gadbois was re-elected at Vice President; Dave Bennett was re-elected as Secretary and Barb Stewart was elected as our new Treasurer. In addition to our executive we also elected six Directors-at-Large and four Institutional Board Members.

Some other exciting news from the evening included the announcement from our President that the Workers History Museum has been invited to join CHOO/COPO in 2012; we have officially received our charitable status; and our Exhibits committee was awarded a $1500 grant from the City of Ottawa for the Brittannia Beach Exhibit!

Our Fundraising and Membership Committee also announced that they exceeded last year’s member recruitment goal and we now have over 100 members for the museum!

We would like to thank everyone who was in attendance at the meeting last night and we look forward to what promises to be an exciting second year!

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