26th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
VIRTUAL MEETING – August 2021
Due to Covid-19, the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the EKM Health Foundation was held online via Annual Reports downloaded to the Foundation’s website. Members were asked to go online to read the reports, and then vote in favor or against. A quorum of 21 members was met, having replied via email.
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
It was MOVED by Marilynn Carey and SECONDED by Sandy Fraser that the Agenda be approved as posted. MOTION CARRIED.
3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
It was MOVED by David Lang and SECONDED by Michael Kenny that the Annual General Meeting Minutes of August 2020 be approved as posted. MOTION CARRIED.
4. ANNUAL REPORTS
a) Chair’s Report (covering all Committees)
Sylvia Fullerton reported on the activities of the Foundation over the year 2020/2021 (a complete copy of her comments is attached to the original minutes). The following is a highlight from this report:
Due to Covid-19, public grant applications were not requested. Donations were, instead, made to two Nova Scotia Health Authority projects.
– $125,000.00 was donated to the VRH Foundation towards a CT Scanner for the Valley Regional Hospital.
– $35,000.00 was donated to the EKM Community Health Centre to start construction of a Dirty Utility Room at the Centre.
– Sue Daniels, representing the EKM Community Health Centre, posted a report on activities at the Centre.
It was MOVED by Sylvia Fullerton and SECONDED by David Hirsch that the Chair’s Report be accepted as posted. MOTION CARRIED.
b) Nominating Committee
There are nine elected Trustees on the Foundation Board, each of whom is elected for a three-year term. The terms are staggered so that three Trustees are elected each year. At this time there are three positions to be filled, these positions becoming vacant due to the completion of three-year terms. The following incumbents have agreed to re-offer for a further three-year term: Sylvia Fullerton, Michael Kenny, and Bill Cochrane.
It was MOVED by Merle MacDonald and SECONDED by Marilynn Carey that the Nominating Committee Report be accepted as posted. MOTION CARRIED.
5. REVIEW ENGAGEMENT REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2020/2021
The 2020/2021 Review Engagement Report, completed by Bishop & Company: Chartered Accountants Inc. (a copy of which is attached to the original minutes), was posted online.
According to Bishop’s Independent Practitioners’ Review Engagement Report: “Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that these financial statements do not present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the EKM Health Foundation as at March 31, 2021, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations.”
It was MOVED by Michael Kenny and SECONDED by Bill MacKeen that the 2020/2021 Review Engagement Report be accepted as posted. MOTION CARRIED.
As there was no further business, the virtual meeting was deemed adjourned.
Sylvia Fullerton, Chair
Shelly Taylor, Recording Secretary