The branch had its Annual General Meeting at the Gryphon's Lair, just south of the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy, on March 10th.
This is the view members had as they entered the luncheon room. Notice on the left Rideau Emeritus conversing with Cowichan Extraodinaire.
As more members arrive, discussions become more lively.
Much heraldry was on display.
And flags. These were part of the flag presentation.
Lunch was served and dessert was birthday cake, as Major Alex Greenwood celebrates his 92nd.
As members finish up the birthday cake, Laurie Patten and Graham Anderson have a discussion on a plaque. What could it be?
Ahh, the arms of Whitehorse.
Now that the feast and festivities are over, it is down to business and Joan Merrington begins her presentation on flags.
Branch president John Neill is about to give his annual report to the membership.
Laurie Patten gives the financial report.
Carl Larsen 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:
|Treasurer||Shirley Greenwood||(new - was Secretary)|
|Webmaster||Lee Van Horne||(incumbent)|
|Director||Laurie Patten||(new - was Treasurer)|
Past Chief Herald Robb Watt wraps up the meeting by announcing that there will be a royal procession down the Thames in June, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, and that all Commonwealth heralds, including the CHA heralds, have been invited to be aboard the leading royal barge.