Category Archives: Events

Thank you!

Again this year, DS&MS organized one of the food venues for the Christmas Craft Faire.   Recognizing the declining interest in the ‘Soup Kitchen’ concept, this year we decided to expand the menu to include other choices.

The Craft Faire Kitchen, as it was dubbed, still sold soups, but added  Heather Berrigan’s popular Steak and Mushroom pies, a delicious vegetarian frittata, salads, and deli sandwiches on Denman sourdough baguettes, freshly baked in our new commercial kitchen. In keeping with foodsafe guidelines, more of the food, especially anything containing meat, is being prepared on site.

This event is an important fund raiser for the society, and this year was exceptional.   We netted close to $3,000, which will go a long way to meeting our annual fundraising target.

This year’s organizers were Sharon Clarke and Debbie Frketich, who would like to extend our appreciation to all our cook, servers and volunteers:

Heather Berrigan, Roxanna Mandryk, Carole Vosburgh, Herman deVries, Moira Webster, Selinda White, Nettie Pasieczka, Christine Oliver, Norm Palmer, Orla Haagerup, Simon Palmer, David Fairbairn, Bill Warren, Anna Haagerup, Ken Madson, Roberta Pagdin, Shelley Ord, Laura Thompson, Mary Jane Stewart, Judy Rudd, Jocelyn Lacroix, Fern Niedermoser, Veronica Timmons, Alan Stoddart, Judith Scruton, Dave Niedermoser, Doug Bell, Peter Marshall, Bob Whitehouse, and Brian Collins.

And thank you for donations of baked goods from Andi Webster, Fern Niedermoser, Sue Stewart, Sharon Clarke, Stewart Goodings, Marion Dillon,  Anna Haagerup, Carole Ralston, Debbie Frketich, Louise Bell, Jane Lighthall, dd Fuchs, Elizabeth Chapman, Liz Johnston, Gloria Michin and Doreen Tetz.

Apologies if anyone was inadvertently left off this list.

2014 AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting was held on November 6.   The lounge was filled to overflowing with 69 members present and quite a few non-members attending as well.

President Sharon Clarke gave a concise but fascinating Powerpoint presentation, including an overview of the Society finanical statement and a look back at the past year’s activities and accomplishments.

We said goodbye and thank you! to retiring Board members Chris Page, Stewart Goodings, Joanne Graham and Shelley Ord.

Newly elected to the Board were Peter Marshall, Roxanna Mandryk and Herman de Vries.   Click to see the full Board of Directors. 

The proposed changes to the Constitution were approved unanimously.   Details are contained in the minutes, which can be downloaded here:  AGM Minutes.

The meeting was followed by a presentation organized by Stewart Goodings.   Attendees enjoyed coffee and sweets while Graham Brazier, Linda Schmidt, Des Kennedy and Bethany Ireland all shared stories of coming to and living on Denman.