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The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller Vancouver Commandery

2007 Annual General Meetings The Vancouver Commandery

The AGM for the Vancouver Commandery was held on April 26th and attended by about 40 Members and 5 Aspirants at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Commander Poul Hansen, acting as Chair of the Meeting, thanked the Committee Chairs and Officers for outstanding work over a most successful year.

The Foundation will be responsible for the fundraising required to build the proposed hospice on the Westside of Vancouver.

The re-appointment of Wolrige Mahon LLP as Review Accountants for the ensuing year was approved.

The following Trustees were appointed:

The Minutes of the AGM held on April 27, 2006, were approved. The Treasurer, Chev. Robin Elliott, KGSJ then gave a report on the reviewed financial statements as of December 31, 2006. In summary, revenues amounted to $106,000 and expenditures to $49,000, resulting in net surplus of $57,000 for the year. Charitable distributions totaled $46,000 as compared with $56,000 in the prior year. As of the end of 2006, the Members’ equity stood at $91,000. The report was accepted.

The Members approved the re-appointment of Wolrige Mahon LLP as Review Accountants for the ensuing year.

A slate of eleven Directors were elected, who will act as the Executive Committee:

Dame Susan Dickson, DGSJ Chev. Ron Dumouchelle, KSJ Chev. Robin Elliott, KGSJ Commander Poul Hansen, KCJSJ Chev. Peter Hebb, KGSJ Chev. John Norton, KGSJ Chev. Ian Reid, KGSJ Chev. R.K. (Dick) Richards, CJSJ Dame Drinda Scott, DCSJ Chev. Robert Trowbridge, KGSJ Chev. Richard Turner, KSJ

Chev. William Clarke, KCSJ Chev. Ian Davidson, KCSJ H.E. Prior John Dustan, KCJSJ Chev. Iain Harris, KGSJ Chev. Peter Kains, KGSJ Chev. John Kerr, CM, OBC, KSJ Chev. Iain Mackay, KGSJ Chev. Dwight Peretz, KJSJ Dame Elizabeth Raines, DCSJ Chev. Ian Reid, KGSJ Chev. Dr. Donald Rix, CJSJ Dame Patricia Shaw, DGSJ Chev. Michael Shields, KCJSJ Chev. Leslie Strike, CJCJ Chev. Richard Turner, KSJ Chev. Alan Wolrige, KGSJ

And the following Officers were elected:

Chev. Robin Elliott, KGSJ Chev. Poul Hansen, KCJSJ Chev. Ken Mahon, KJSJ Chev. John Norton, KGSJ

Chev. Mahon stepped down as Chair of the Foundation, and Chev. John Norton, KGSJ was elected for the position.

The Members elected Commander Poul Hansen as President.

The Foundation

Chaired by Chev. Ken Mahon, KJSJ, an Annual General Meeting for the Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation followed.

Kudos & Other News

On June 29th, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced that Chev. Dr. Donald Rix, CJSJ, had been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.), recognizing his lifetime of distinguished service in industry, commerce and business.

The Minutes of last year’s AGM held on April 27, 2006, was approved. The Treasurer, Chev. Robin Elliott, KGSJ reported that the Foundation had an excess of revenue over expenses for the year ended December 31, 2006 of $250,000, compared to $133,000 the previous year. The Capital has grown from $613,000 to $863,000.

Chev. Dr. Rix also became an Honorary Fellow on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of UBC Commerce, now the Sauder School of Business.

Chev. Michael Shields, KCJSJ, was appointed as The Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada on June 21st.

The Foundation has adopted a policy of donating 3.5% of capital to the Vancouver Commandery on an annual basis. The donation for 2006 was $21,500 and for 2007 it will be $30,000.

The Editor is pleased to include your “Kudos & Other News”. Please send submissions to John Jennings (john.jennings@cibc.com or john@jennings.ca).

Summer 2007

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