Speaker Series & AGM Review – The Canadian Automotive Museum

On Tuesday, April 21, the Oshawa Historical Society held its 57th Annual General Meeting, with over 70 people in attendance.  We thank the members of the Society and the community for their continued support of our organization and of local history.

Before we welcomed Canadian Automotive Museum Curator Alexander Gates, to begin his talk, two volunteers were honoured with awards.  Donna Martino was the recipient of the Earl Hann Volunteer of the Year Award, and Ksenia Gayvoronskaya was the recipient of the first Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.  We thank both Donna, Ksenia, and all of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers for the support you have offered us through the years.

Donna Martino, left, and Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Jillian Passmore; Photo courtesy of Robert T. Bell

Donna Martino, left, and Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Jillian Passmore; Photo courtesy of Robert T. Bell

Ksenia Gayvoronskaya, left, with Community Engagement Lisa Terech

Ksenia Gayvoronskaya, left, with Community Engagement Lisa Terech

Alex Gates gave a highly interested talk on the seven Rolls-Royces that are in the collection of the Canadian Automotive Museum.  Stories were told of Silver Ghosts, Phantoms, and the owners who made these cars their own.  Many thanks to Alex for sharing these stories!

Alexander Gates of the Canadian Automotive Museum

Alexander Gates of the Canadian Automotive Museum; photo courtesy Robert T. Bell

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Annual General Meeting, 2015 – Agenda

57th Annual General Meeting

Oshawa Historical Society

 

Location: Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Library Auditorium, 65 Bagot Street Oshawa, ON

Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 7:00pm

  1. Welcome and Call to Order – Stoney Kudel
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday April 22, 2014 (Can be found on page 24 of the 2014 Annual Report) – Stoney Kudel
  3. 2014 Annual Report – Stoney Kudel
  4. Human Resources Committee Report – Stoney Kudel
  5. Nomination Report and welcome the Board of Directors for 2015 – Stoney Kudel
  6. Appointment of Auditors, Deloitte for 2015 – Stoney Kudel
  7. Presentation of the Earl Hann Volunteer Award – Jillian Passmore
  8. Presentation of the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award – Lisa Terech
  9. Presentation of Pins to Oshawa Historical Society Members – Lisa Terech
  10. Adjournment of AGM – Stoney Kudel

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Voting on all business at the Annual General Meeting is open to all Individual, Family, and Life Members whose annual membership is in good standing at the time the Annual General Meeting is called to order.

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Minutes, Annual General Meeting, 2014

Held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library; 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa

 

  1. Welcome: Merle Cole, President of the Board, called to order the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Oshawa Historical Society and drew attention to last year’s minutes printed on page 24 – 25 of the Annual Report.
  2. A motion was called to accept the Minutes of the April 30, 2013 Annual General Meeting as distributed. Moved by Ray Smith; seconded by Pat Davies.
  3. Merle then asked the Membership to review the information contained in the 2013 Annual Report. He noted that the Oshawa Historical Society is financially sound and continues to grow and prosper. A motion was called to adopt the 2013 Annual Report as written. Moved by Linda Bazowsky; seconded by Brian Gough.
  4. Stoney Kudel read the Nomination Committee Report detailing the members put forth for positions on the Board of Directors. A motion was called to approve the Nominating Committee Report. Moved by Roy Miles; seconded by Gary Bazowsky.
  5. Merle introduced the members of the Board of Directors and thanked Gary Challice, John Beirness and Noel Hutchison for their service to the Board.
  6. Merle then called upon David Dowsley, Treasurer. A motion was called “to reappoint Deloitte as auditors for 2014”. Moved by David Dowsley; seconded by Dorothy Kitchen.
  7. Next Merle called upon Lisa Terech, Youth Engagement/Programs and Jennifer Pandelidis, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator (acting), to present volunteer recognition certificates and the 2013 Earl Hann volunteer of the Year Award recipient. Karen Albrecht was the Earl Hann Award recipient and Pat Davies was the top hour earner for 2013.

 Volunteer certificates were presented to or accepted on the behalf of: Karen Albrecht, Tyler Angi, Mackenzie Bodnar, Laura Booth, Mary Ellen Cole, Emily Dafoe, Pat Davies, Gale D’Souza, Ksenia Gayvronoskaya, Judy Harper, Sharon Henderson, Kathryn Holden, Wendy Jing, Raina Kamdar, Dorothy Kitchen, Gabrielle Lavictoire, Diego Maenza, Peter Martin, Donna Martino, Victoria Nelimarkka, Shawn Perron, Susanne Sutton, Erika Suchan, Matthew Suchan, Anne Terry, Katharina Waclawek, Chelsea Wishak, Leah Zak, Susan Marsh, Tammy Gay.

  1. Membership service pins were presented by Lisa Terech, Youth Engagement/Programs to the following long-standing members:

5 year pins: Sandra Gaskell, Josephine & Michael Geraghty, Oshawa Port Authority (no pin, but recognised), Pat Mackie

10 year pins: Bob & Marlene Abrey, John Beirness, Doug & Diane Terwillegar

15 Year Pins: Douglas & Sydney Conant, Allen County Public Library (no pin, but recognised)

20 year pins: Frank & Pearl Cooper, Sharon Henry

35 Year Pins: Eric Glenholmes (no pin, but recognised)

  1. Merle then called for a motion to adjourn the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Oshawa Historical Society. Moved by David Dowsley, seconded by Carl Steenburg.

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April Speaker Series & AGM: Rolling in Style: The Seven Rolls-Royces of the CAM

The Canadian Automotive Museum, 1973; from the Oshawa Community Archives Collection

The Canadian Automotive Museum, 1973; from the Oshawa Community Archives Collection

Please join the Oshawa Historical Society on Tuesday, April 21 for their 57th Annual General Meeting. Our monthly Speaker Series will also be that evening, where we will be welcoming Alexander Gates, Curator of Oshawa’s Canadian Automotive Museum.  Join Gates as he discusses the seven Rolls-Royce limousines in the CAM collection. Gates will discuss the history of each vehicle including the wealthy owners that brought them to Canada.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting and April Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, April 21 at 7PM. The meetings are held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.

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Speaker Series Review – Reflections of Oshawa

Oshawa has been a City in Ontario for 91 years, and a thriving community for many years longer.  Many words can be used to describe Oshawa: industrial, evolving, historical, cultural, a place for education, amazing, home.  For the Oshawa Community Museum’s feature 2014 exhibition, Reflections of Oshawa, we turned to members of our community to share their stories and experiences in the ‘City that Motovates,’ and for the March Speaker Series, curator Melissa Cole shared a few of those stories, including the Ocean Wave, the 1937 GM Strike, the Rolling Stones, and fires.

Melissa Cole at March's Speaker Series

Melissa Cole at March’s Speaker Series

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Photography Contest Alert – Capturing Cemeteries

Corn Rob StoneIn conjunction with our latest exhibition, Mourning After: The Victorian Celebration of Death, the Oshawa Community Museum is holding a photography contest, looking for the best original photographs from cemeteries in our City and beyond.

The photos will be reviewed and judged by staff of the Oshawa Community Museum & Archives, and the top 15 will be on display at the Museum during the month of June 2015.  The top photographer will receive a $50 honorarium, a one year complimentary individual membership to the Oshawa Historical Society, mention in Historical Happenings, the Oshawa Historical Society’s quarterly newsletter, and a complimentary copy of Until Day Dawns: Stories from Union Cemetery by Melissa Cole and Laura Suchan.

Deadline for submission is May 22, 2015.  Entries are to be submitted to:

Oshawa Community Museum & Archives
Attention: Lisa Terech, Community Engagement
membership@oshawamuseum.org

For full contest rules, please email membership@oshawamuseum.org

Cem Contest Poster copy

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March Speaker Series – Reflections of Oshawa

Reflections of Oshawa logo copyThe day was March 8, 1924 when Oshawa was officially declared a City in Ontario.  We’ve been the Manchester of Canada, the City that Motivates, and we always strive to Amaze!  Oshawa is a community with much to be proud of, and the latest exhibit at the Oshawa Community Museum, Reflections of Oshawa: Remembering 90 Years as a City celebrates this!  Reflections of Oshawa tells the story of our city through the eyes of those who call Oshawa home, and at the March Speaker Series, Curator Melissa Cole will share these stories and reflect upon this community based exhibit.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s March Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday March 17 at 7PM. The Speaker Series is held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.

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