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The Venue

the Gryphon's Lair

The branch had its Annual General Meeting at the Gryphon's Lair, just south of the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy, on March 23rd.

Luncheon Room

view of luncheon room with members assembling

Members arrive and greet each other.

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banquet table

The feast is laid out.

members chatting

Here are some members of the board.

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Don Mayers and John Neill

On the left is Don Mayers, acclaimed as treasurer about an hour and a half later, and, on the right, John Neill who will stay at the helm as president.

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members sitting around table

Starting from the left, going clockwise, are Lynne Patten, Rob Patten, Laurie Patten, and Judy and Steve Cowan.

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members sitting around table

Starting from the left, going clockwise, are Don Mayers, Tom Mercer, Allan Ailo, and Carl Larsen.

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members sitting around table

On the left is the afternoon speaker Chris Mackie, talking to branch secretary Gary Mitchell.

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members sitting around table

Here we have Brian Hutchison and Dennis Ostercamp enjoying the glow after a good meal.

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first slide of presentation

Christopher Mackie gives a presentation on Comic Heraldry, showing examples of humorous shields through the ages.

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Annual Report

John Neill about to give his report

Branch president John Neill gives his annual report to the membership.

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New Board Selection

Carl Larsen conducts the choosing of the new board

Carl Larsen (Past President) oversees the choosing of a new board.  Since there was only one nomination for each position, all positions were filled by acclamation.  Results are shown below:

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Position   Name  
President John Neill (incumbent)
Vice-President Allan Ailo (incumbent)
Secretary Gary Mitchell (incumbent)
Treasurer Don Mayers (new - was Shirley Greenwood)
Director of Events Shirley Greenwood (incumbent)
Webmaster Lee Van Horne (incumbent)
Director Laurie Patten (incumbent)
Director Tom Mercer (incumbent)
Director Steve Cowan (incumbent)

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