Woodnorth Consolidated School #1533 RATEPAYERS’ ANNUAL MEETING Minutes 1918 to 1949

Note: My TRANSCRIPTIONS of the Minutes of the Woodnorth Consolidated School District #1533 Ratepayers’ Annual Meetings from 1918 through 1949 are below. They are followed by scans of the pages from the original Minute Books for anyone who wishes to look at or check the original hand written records. The location of the Minutes for the years 1950 until the School’s closing in 1968 is unknown to me.  ~Pamela Forsyth April 26, 2020

1918

First meeting of Woodnorth Consolidated School District #1533 held in the School Room evening 22nd July 1918 at 8pm.

  • M/S J.H. Stephenson/ D.D. Cameron that R.H. Mooney take the Chair. Carried.
  • M/S DD Cameron/ W Cochrane that JP Richardson act as Secretary of the meeting. Carried.
  • Meeting addressed by Inspector Beveridge on the importance of School Consolidation and how to proceed. Address appreciated.
  • M/S  John Matthewson/Fred Milburn that EA Mooney be nominated as Trustee.
  • M/S JH Stephenson/ J Cochrane that DD Cameron be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ W Leech that J H Stephenson be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S JW Burton/ W Cochrane that JP Richardson be nominated a Trustee.
  • M/S J Brickly/ J Matthewson that Walter Palmer be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S JP Richardson/ J Matthewson that nominations be closed. Carried.
  • M/S  JW Burton/ SS Colter that G.A. Dakin be appointed a Ratepayers’Auditor.
  • On ballot being taken EA Mooney and DD Cameron were elected Trustee for 3-year Terms. J.H. Stephenson & JP Richardson for two-year term, Walter Palmer for one-year term. 
  • Meeting Adjourned.
  • [Signed]  R.H. Mooney  Chairman,  Donald D. Cameron, Secretary.

1919

27 January 1919

A meeting of School Trustees from the Laggan & Woodnorth Consolidated was held at the home of Mr. EA Mooney.  Valuation of the Daybreak School property was gone into. Present: CW Wedow, Wm McDonald, EA Mooney, JH Stephenson, DD Cameron, JP Richardson,

  • M/S  JH Stephenson/Wm McDonald that CW Wedow take the Chair. Carried.
  • M/S DD Cameron/JH Stephenson that JP Richardson be Secretary pro tem. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richardson/ DD Cameron that the stable be sold to the Laggan School for $60 or failing this we accept Mr EA Mooney offer for like sum. Carried.
  • Pump valued $12, Flag Pole $5, Site $15, Books $20, Maps $35. Balance in Bank at time school closed $133.37. Trustees unanimous in this valuation.

[signed ] JP Richardson Secretary Treasurer

31 March 1919   Woodnorth

Minutes of Special Meeting of Ratepayers held in New School on above date at 4 pm called on above date to appoint Trustee to take the place of the late Walter Palmer.

  • M/S  JH Stephenson/J Matthewson that JW Burton be Chairman of Meeting. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ H Whitney that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ H Whitney that James Strachan be elected by acclamation to fill vacancy. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/W Hill that this meeting now adjourn.

[signed] R.H. Mooney, Chairman, Donald D Cameron , Secretary

July 21st 1919   Woodnorth, Man.

Minutes of annual meeting of Ratepayers of Woodnorth Consolidated School District #1533 held in new School on above date at 8 pm.

  • M/S  JH Stephenson/ D Smith that R.H. Mooney be Chairman of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S John Matthewson/ C Ritchie that DD Cameron be Secretary . Carried.
  • M/S D Smith/J Matthewson that Minutes of last annual meeting & also those of Special Ratepayers meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • Meeting addressed by Trustees.
  • M/S GA Dakin/ D Smith that auditor’s report be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S  R Swanton/ J Matthewson that GA Dakin be ratepayers’ auditor. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ D Smith that a very hearty vote of thanks be accorded the trustees for the very satisfactory work accomplished during the year. Carried.
  • M/S D Smith/ J Matthewson that J Strachan be elected Trustee for a three-year term. Carried.
  • Meeting then adjourned.

[signed] R.H. Mooney, Chairman,  J Matthewson, Secretary Pro tem.

1920

19th July 1920,  Woodnorth, Man.

Annual meeting held in School Room on above date at 8 o’clock.

  • M/S David Smith/ JP Richardson that RH Mooney be Chairman of Meeting. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richardson/ David Smith that John Matthewson be Secretary of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S  R Swanton/ J Cochrane that Minutes of last Annual meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richarson JW Burton that Mr D. Smith and Mrs S.S. Colter be appointed trustees.
  • M/S R Swanton/ J Cochrane that Mrs J Matthewson be Trustee.
  • M/S  D Smith/ EA Mooney that Mrs S.S. Colter be Trustee.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ R Swanton that Mrs W. Hill be Trustee.
  • M/S that Mr JW Burton be Trustee.
  • Trustees Report read & adopted.
  • M/S D Smith/JW Burton that the Auditor’s Report be adopted as read.
  • M/S  J Matthewson/ D Smith that we object  to sections 23, 26, 35 in 9.28 being removed to Sanderson School District. Carried.
  • M/S R Swantson J Matthewson that David Smith and JP Richardson be appointed Committee to wait on Council on the 20th July & object to above sections being removed and be authorized to act as they see best. Carried.
  • M/JP Richardson/ J Cochrane that we request the Council to accept Mr Redjick’s proposal to come into the Woodnorth Consolidated School District and also that Section 13 (Mr. Dingman’s) be included in this School District. NE half 12 & all of 13-9-28. Carried.
  • M/S Mr Dakin/ Mr Cooper that the opinion of the Ratepayers is that the Trustees be requested to buy the unsurveyed portion of land to the East & North of School as a recreation ground & Memorial Park provided the Memorial Park Committee pay half the purchase price. Carried.
  • After ballot for Trustees being taken, Mr D Smith  and Mrs S.S. Colter were elected to fill vacancies on Board.
  • M/S R Swanton /J Cochrane that a hearty vote of appreciation be given to retiring Trustees. Carried.
  • Meeting Adjourned.

[signed] JH Stephenson, Chairman, J Matthewson, Secretary.

Note: Between the pages recording the 1920 and 1921 Annual Meetings are two pages of calculations of payments for van drivers in 1920 ( for James Cochrane, Stanley Calder, S.S. Colter, W.G. Campbell, and E.A. Mooney) and of charges for non-resident pupils (Phyllis and Marjory Holt, Thelma, Olga, and Annie Radjic, Carl Wedow, and Annie Rattray) in 1921. The non-resident fee was 10 cents per day. To read those pages look below among the other scanned pages.

1921

Minutes of Annual Meeting held in School room on July 18th, 1921 at 8 o’clock.

  • M/S EA Mooney/ D. Smith that JH Stephenson be Chairman Pro tem. Carried.
  • M/S D Smith/ RH Mooney  that J Matthewson be Secretary Pro tem. Carried.
  • M/S  RH Mooney/ J WM Leech that Minutes of last annual meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • JP Richardson/S.S.Colter that we re-elect the retiring Trustees, viz. EA Mooney and DD Cameron.
  • M/S EA Mooney/ Wm Leech that Mrs J Matthewson be Trustee.
  • M/S JW Burton/ Charles Ritchie that the Trustees Report be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richardson/SS Colter that auditors report be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S RH Mooney/ Charles Ritchie that GA Dakin be Ratepayer auditor for the ensuing year. Carried.
  • M/S Mrs Smith/JW Burton that we petition the Council to close the second street east and leave land in Memorial Park. Carried.
  • After ballot being taken EA Mooney & DD Cameron were elected.
  • Meeting adjourned.

[signed] J.H. Stephenson, Chairman,  Donald D. Cameron, Secretary

1922

Minutes of Ratepayers Annual Meeting. July 17, 1922

  • M/S  D Smith/EA Mooney that JH Stephenson be Chairman of Meeting. Carried
  • M/S  J Matthewson/ R Swanton that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S  R Swanton/J Matthewson that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ C Ritchie that the Trustees Report be adopted. Carried.
  • M/S Mrs Matthewson/ Mrs Swanton the the Auditor’s Report be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/James Cochrane that JP Richardson be Ratepayers’ Auditor 1922-23. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richardson/ JW Burton that James Strachan be re-elected Trustee for three years.
  • M/S JP Richardson/James Cochrane that the Chairman EA Mooney & Secretary Treasurer DD Cameron be appointed a Committee re Valuation of the old Daybreak School District Property and disposing of same. Carried.
  • Meeting Adjourned.

1923

Woodnorth Consolidated School. Minutes of Annual Meeting held in School House July 16, 1923

  • M/S  EA Mooney/RH Mooney, M.P.P.  that JP Richardson be Chairman of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S  D Smith/GA Dakin that DD Cameron be Secretary Pro tem. Carried
  • Meeting was thrown open for nominations for two Trustees to fill vacancies caused by the retrial of Mrs S.S. Colter and D. Smith.
  • M/S RH Mooney, MPP/ GA Dakin that James Strachan be recommended to continue in office until his term of office expires. Carried.
  • M/S GA Dakin/JH Stephenson that the Minutes of the last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S GA Dakin/Mrs D Smith that Charles Ritchie be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S  Mrs SS Colter/Mrs D Smith that GA Dakin be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S EA Mooney/D Smith that Wm Campbell be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S JP Richardson/GA Akin that the Auditor’s Report be adopted as read. Carried.
  • EA Mooney addressed the meeting on behalf of Trustees.
  • M/S J Matthewson/R Pyott that D Munro be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S  D Smith/Sam Campbell that we recommend that the Vans call at the houses in Winter.
  • M/S RH Mooney MPP/ SS Colter that JP Richardson be Ratepayers’ Auditor  1923-24.
  • A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the retiring Trustees.
  • After voting by ballot Charles Ritchie and Guy Dakin were elected to hold office for 3 years.
  • Mrs Waterbury made the recommendation that the Trustees ask the Council to attend to the roads where the Vans travel.
  • M/S D Smith/Mr Waterbury that the Trustees in placing tenders for Vans ask for Vans to touch nearest point on Road Allowance to House. Lost
  • Amendment to above motion: M/S  R. Pyott/T Godfrey that the matter of Vans be left entirely to the Trustees. Motion lost. Amendment Carried.
  • Meeting adjourned.

[signed] Chairman David Smith, Donald D Cameron, Secretary Pro tem.

1924

Minutes of a Ratepayers Meeting held in School House April 21, 1924

  • M/S J Matthewson/JP Richardson that EA Mooney be Chairman. Carried.
  • M/S JH Stephenson/John Matthewson that DD Cameron be Secretary of the meeting. Carried.
  • GA Dakin opened the discussion by stating just how the School District is placed for accommodation and showing how a third room could be a benefit to the School District. W. Wardle spoke in favour of having a third room and the Rev. Graham spoke on the benefit of Education & also remarked to the large percentage of children in the District with Grades 8, 9, and 10 standing.
  • AH Mooney MPP also addressed the meeting on the Financial Condition of the Province at large & our own municipality, sounding a warning note before creating further expenses upon the ratepayers.
  • M/S JP Richardson/W Wardle that this meeting give the Trustees power to open a Third Room. Carried
  • Meeting then adjourned.

Minutes of Annual Ratepayers meeting held in School House Monday July 21, 1924.

  • M/S EA Mooney/GA Dakin that D Smith be Chairman of the meeting. Carried.
  • M/S JH Stephenson/J Matthewson that DD Cameron be Secretary Pro tem.
  • M/S JH Stephenson/W Wardle that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • Meeting was opened for nominations, the retiring Trustees being EA Mooney and DD Cameron.
  • M/S W Wardle/JP Richardson that the Trustees Report be adopted.
  • M/S  JP Richardson/ EE Andrus that Auditors Report be adopted.
  • M/S Mrs D Smith/JH Stephenson that JP Richardson be Ratepayers’Auditor.
  • M/S JH Stephenson/Wm Campbell that the retiring Trustees be nominated for re-election, (EA Mooney, DD Cameron).
  • M/S  J Matthewson/JP Richardson that Mrs Waterbury be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S EE Andrus/EA Mooney that Mrs John Matthewson be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S SS Colter/ Wm Hill that Mrs JP Richardson be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S  JP Richardson/WmLeech that W. Wardle be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S WmRoach/J Matthewson that EE Andrus be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S JP Richardson/Mrs Colter that Mrs Holt be nominated for Trustee.
  • M/S EA Mooney/JH Stephenson that M Lowden be entitled to vote.
  • After ballots being counted EA Mooney and Mrs JP Richardson were declared elected.
  • Meeting adjourned.

1925

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Ratepayers of Woodnorth School District #1533 held in Schoolhouse Monday July 20, 1925.

  • M/S EA Mooney/W Wardle that Mr Richardson be Chairman. Carried
  • M/S J Matthewson/D Cameron that GA Dakin be Secretary. Carried.
  • M/S D Smith/ DD Cameron that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • Auditor’s Report read by auditor D. Smith. M/S  D Smith/JP Richardson that the Auditor’s report be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S JH Stephenson/ C Ritchie that D Smith be Ratepayer’s Auditor for ensuing year.
  • M/S  C Ritchie/D Smith that W. Wardle be nominated as Trustee.
  • M/S EA Mooney/ DD Cameron that J Strachan be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S J Matthewson/JH Stephenson that Wm Hill be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S D Smith/Mrs Richardson that JH Stephenson be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S D Smith/W Wardle that Mrs Holt be nominated as Trustee.
  • M/S W J Roche F Campbell that J Shephard be nominated Trustee.
  • Mr Strachan and Mr Shephard asked that their names be withdrawn as they were not eligible as Trustees.
  • M/S  JP Richardson/Mrs W Holt that W Leech be nominated Trustee.
  • Nominations were declared closed by the Chairman and Mr Colter & Mr Cochrane appointed scrutineers. After ballot taken Mrs JW Holt was declared elected.
  • Meeting adjourned.

[signed] GA Dakin, Secretary, David Smith [Chair]

1926

Transcriber’s Note: No date written at the top of the following page of Minutes but 1927 is written at the bottom. However, it must really have been the 1926 meeting as there is no meeting recorded for 1926 and these Minutes are followed by another set, dated July 11, 1927.

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Ratepayers of Woodnorth School District #1533

  • M/S EA Mooney/J Matthewson that D Smith be Chairman of the meeting. Carried.
  • M/S RH Mooney/C Ritchie that G Dakin be Secretary. Carried.
  • M/S  J Matthewson/C Ritchie that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ D Smith that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S C Ritchie/ J Cochrane that J Matthewson be Ratepayers’ Auditor for ensuing year.
  • M/S J Matthewson/ C Ritchie that C Ritchie & G Dakin be nominated Trustees.
  • M/S G Dakin/ C Ritchie that Mr W Wardle be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S W Wardle Mrs Richardson that D Smith be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S RH Mooney JP Richardson that J Matthewson be nominated Trustee.
  • M/S G Dakin/JP Richardson that D Munro be nominated Trustee.
  • J Cochrane & JP Richardson were appointed scrutineers. After ballot being taken Mr Ritchie & G. Dakin were declared elected Trustees.
  • Meeting Adjourned.

[signed] G. Dakin, Secretary,  J Matthewson, Chairman, 1927

1927

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Ratepayers held in School House July 11, 1927

  • M/S W Wardle/ D Cameron that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S  JW Burton/D Cameron that J Matthewson be Chairman for meeting.
  • M/S D Cameron/JW Burton that Trustees report be adopted.
  • M/S  D Cameron/W Wardle that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read.
  • M/s JP Richardson/ C Ritchie that J Matthewson be appointed Auditor for ensuing year.
  • Trustee Nominations:

W Wardle M/S by EA Mooney/Mrs Richardson

Mrs EA Mooney M/S by Mrs Holt/Mrs Wardle

D Munro M/S GA Dakin/ W Roche

JP Richardson M/S J Matthewson/ W Wardle

Mrs J Matthewson M/S Mrs Wardle/JP Richardson

DD Cameron M/S GA Dakin/ W Wardle

  • C Ritchie & JW Holt were appointed scrutineers and on a ballot being taken Mrs EA Mooney and DD Cameron were elected.
  • A vote of thanks was tendered the retiring Trustee and Chairman for their faithful attendance to their duties.
  • Meeting adjourned.

[signed J Matthewson, Chairman  and GA Dakin, Secretary

1928

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Ratepayers held in School House July 16, 1928

  • M/S JH Stephenson/GA Dakin that John Matthewson be Chair. of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S GA Dakin/JH Stephenson that DD Cameron be Secretary of Meeting. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richardson/ JH Stephenson that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S C Ritchie/JP Richardson that the Trustees Report be adopted. Carried
  • M/S JP Richardson/ W Wardle that Auditor’s Report be adopted. Carried.
  • Trustee Nominations:

Mrs Holt M/S GA Dakin/ W Wardell

Wm Hill M/S C Ritchie/ Mrs J Matthewson

W Wardle M/S JP Richardson/ Mr Kilford

Mrs J Matthewson M/S Mrs Wardle/ Mrs EA Mooney

Mr Kilford M/S C Ritchie/ W Wardle

  • M/S JH Stephenson/ C Ritchie that John Matthewson be Ratepayers’ Auditor for ensuing year.
  • James Cochrane & GA Mooney were appointed scrutineers. On a ballot being taken W Wardle was declared elected.
  • M/S JP Richardson/GA Dakin that a hearty vote of thanks be tendered Mrs Holt, retiring Trustee.
  • M/S C Ritchie/ JH Stephenson that meeting adjourn.

[signed] JP Richardson (Chair) and Donald Cameron, Secretary.

1929

Minutes of Annual Meeting held in School House August 15, 1929

  • M/S   DD Cameron/C Ritchie that JP Richardson be Chairman.
  • M/S   C Ritchie/ DD Cameron that G Dakin be Secretary.
  • M/S   W Wardle/C Ritchie that Minutesof last Annual Meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S   W Shoemaker/ Rev. Martin that Trustees Report be accepted as received.
  • M/S   JP Richardson/ W Hill that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read.
  • The Chairman appointed Mrs Ritchie and Miss Stephenson as scrutineers. On a ballot being taken C Ritchie and Wm Hill were elected as Trustees.
  • M/S   JH Stephenson/ W Wardle that J Matthewson be appointed Ratepayers’ Auditor.

[signed] F.H. Sheridan (Chair?)  and Secretary Donald D Cameron

1930

Minutes of 1930 Annual Meeting

  • M/S   JP Richardson/ C Ritchie that F. Sheridan be Chairman. Carried
  • M/S   JP Richardson/W Wardle that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting. Carried
  • M/S   JP Richardson W Wardle that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  John Matthewson/W Wardle that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  C Ritchie/W Wardle that John Matthewson be Ratepayers’ Auditor for next year.
  • M/S   JP Richardson/(no seconder recorded)  that Trustee be asked to take up the matter of pre-discount at the Bank and unless adjusted suggested that account be changed.
  • Nominations are as follows: JP Richardson, DD Cameron, D Munro, Wm Cochrane, Wm Shoemaker, J Cochrane.  On ballot being taken JP Richardson and DD Cameron were declared elected.
  • M/S JP Richardson/John Matthewson that a letter of appreciation be sent to Mrs Mooney for services rendered to School District.
  • M/S  Mr Wardle/ C Ritchie that we adjourn.

[signed] R A Hanley Chairman  and  Donald D Cameron, Secretary

Although this does not seem to fit here and must refer to another year the next page records:    Nominations for Trustee:

  • M/S W Wardle/W Shoemaker    C Ritchie and G Dakin (declined)
  • M/S  G Dakin/C Ritchie     G Stevenson
  • M/S JW Burton/W Shoemaker –  James Cruickshank
  • M/S C Ritchie/W Hill – W Shoemaker
  • M/S W Wardle/ C Ritchie – JP Richardson
  • M/S  C Ritchie/Wm Hill – JW Burton
  • M/S  C Ritchie/W Shoemaker  – W Hill
  • M/S JP Richardson/G Stephenson  – GA Mooney
  • M/S DD Cameron/ W Wardle that we adjourn.

1931

Minutes of 1931 Annual Ratepayers Meeting held in School House, July 20, 1931

  • M/S   John Matthewson/ Charles Ritchie that Rev Hanley be Chairman. Carried
  • M/S John Matthewson/W Wardle that DD Cameron be Secretary of Meeting. Carried
  • M/S W Wardle/Wm Hill that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Cd.
  • M/S John Matthewson/Geo Stevenson that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read. Cd.
  • M/S Wm Hill/W Wardle that John Matthewson be Ratepayers’ Auditor for the coming year. Carried
  • M/S  John Matthewson/Geo Stevenson that nominations close. Carried
  • At the close of nominations there being only one nomination W Wardle was elected for the next three years.
  • Moved by Wm Shoemaker that we adjourn.

[signed] Donald Cameron, Secretary of Meeting & R.A. Hanley, Chairman

1932

Minutes of 1932 Annual

  • M/S Chas Ritchie/W Wardle that Rev.Hanley be Chairman. Carried
  • M/S Wm Hill/JP Richardson that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting. Carried
  • M/S W Wardle/Wm Hill that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S JP Richardson/W Wardle that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S DD Cameron/Jas Cochrane that Mrs G. Stevenson& Mrs C. Ritchie be scrutineers for meeting.
  • After ballot being taken Chas Ritchie and Wm Hill were re-elected for the next three years.
  • M/S Wm Hill/JP Richardson that Wm Shoemaker be Ratepayers’ Auditor for the ensuing year.
  • M/S JP Richardson/W Wardle that we adjourn.

[signed] Donald D Cameron, Secretary of Meeting, and RH Mooney, Chairman.

1933

Minutes of Annual 1933

  • M/S   C Ritchie/ H. Kilford that RH Mooney be Chairman of meeting. Carried
  • M/S   C Ritchie/ D Munro that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting. Carried
  • M/S   C Ritchie/ D Munro that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • Nominations as follows:

3 yrs – DD Cameron by C Ritchie

3 yrs – GA Mooney  by H. Kilford

3 yrs – D Munro  by C Ritchie

  • M/S   C Ritchie/ H. Kilford that Auditors’Report be adopted as read.
  • M/S  C Ritchie/ H.Kilford that Ratepayers’ Auditor be JP Richardson.
  • M/S  J.  G. Cochrane/ H. Kilford that after ballot being taken GA Mooney and DD Cameron were elected for 3 years and Mr D Munro was elected for one year taking the place of W Wardle be declared elected.
  • JP Richardson moved adjournment.

[signed] R.A.Hanley, Chairman & Donald D Cameron, Secretary Pro tem

1934

July 1934  Minutes of Annual Meeting

  • M/S  C Ritchie/JH Stephenson that Rev Handley be Chairman of meeting.
  • M/S  JH Stephenson/ Geo Robertson that DD Cameron be Secretary of Meeting.
  • M/S by JH Stephenson/Wm Hill that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S   JP Richardson/George Robertson that Auditor’s Report be adopted as read.
  • M/S   C Ritchie/JH Stephenson that JP Richardson be Ratepayer’s Auditor for 1934-35.
  • After nominations being open for one hour D Munro was declared elected there being no other nominations. A full discussion on the transportation was gone into and upon the motion of James Strachan, seconded by Mrs Geo Stevenson that the matter be left in the hands of the Trustees.
  • JP Richardson moved we adjourn.

[signed] R.A.Hanley, Chairman.

1935

Ratepayers 1935 Annual

  • M/S John Matthewson/DD Cameron that Rev RA Hanley be Chairman of meeting.
  • M/S Mrs Nevin/John Matthewson that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting.
  • M/S John Matthewson/Wm Hill that Minutes of last Annual Meeting be adopted as read.
  • M/S John Matthewson/James Cochrane that the matter of Radio in the School be tabled.
  • M/S   JP Richarson/Mrs Geo Stevenson that the school grades be left as at present with Grades VII and VIII in the higher room.
  • M/S JP Richardson/John Matthewson that Auditors’ Report be adopted as read.
  • After Ballots being counted Mrs Nevin was elected for three years and also Mr George Stevenson is elected for three years.
  • M/S JP Richardson/James G Cochrane that this meeting go on record with a vote of appreciation to Mr C Ritchie for the very valuable service rendered during his long term of office.
  • Mr Wm Hill was also accorded a very hearty vote of thanks on his retirement from the Board.
  • C Ritchie moves we do now adjourn.
  • [signed] J Matthewson, Chairman, Donald D Cameron, Secretary]

1936

Minutes of 1936 Annual

  • M/S   DD Cameron/C Ritchie that John Matthewson be Chairman of meeting.
  • M/S   G.W.D. Stevenson/JP Richardsdon that DD Cameron be Secretary of meeting. Carried.
  • M/S  C Ritchie/D Munro  that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read with the addition of C.Ritchie as Ratepayers Auditor omitted from last meeting. Carried
  • M/S  Wm Hill/C. Ritchie that the Trustees Report be adopted. Carried
  • M/S  JP Richardson/James G Cochrane that the Auditors Report be adopted as presented and the Secretary make a complete Statement of Accounts Outstanding and not presented in this report. Carried
  • The following names are nominated: G.A. Mooney, J.G. Cochrane, J.P. Richardson, J. Matthewson, C. Ritchie.  After ballots being counted GA Mooney and JP Richardson were declared elected for Trustees for three years.
  • M/S JP Richardson/C Ritchie  that a very hearty vote of thanks and appreciation be tendered to Mr DD Cameron the retiring Trustee. Regrets were expressed at losing the services and advice of one who had served the Board for a period of almost thirty years. Carried unanimously.
  • M/S C Ritchie/J.G. Cochrane that the Ratepayers empower the Trustees to negotiate with the Municipal Council re overdue monies to School District. Carried.
  • G.W.D. Stevenson moves that we do now adjourn.

[signed]  J. Matthewson, Chairman,  D.D. Cameron, Secretary

Thursday Nov 26, 1936

Special Ratepayers meeting held in School at 4 o’clock.

Meeting held for the purpose of appointing a Trustee to fill the vacancy caused through the death of Mrs Niven.

  • M/s DD Cameron/Geo Stevenson  that D Munro be Chairman for meeting.
  • DD Cameron/ Wm Hill  that GA Mooney be Secretary for meeting.
  • The meeting was opened for nominations for Trustee to finish the term of the late Mrs Niven, the term to expire in July 1938.
  • M/S JP Richardson/Wm Hill that DD Cameron be Trustee to fill the vacancy. Carried.
  • As there were no other further nominations the meeting closed.
  • Motion to adjourn by J.G. Cochrane

[signed] J Matthewson, Chairman, GA Mooney, Secretary Treasurer.

Transcriber’s Note: Mrs Margaret Niven, Trustee of the Woodnorth School District,  died at the age of 68, on 12 Nov 1936, in a car accident in Wallace Municipality. She is buried in the Woodnorth Cemetery. ~ P. Forsyth

1937

Annual School Meeting held July 19. 1937

  • M/S  D Munro/G Mooney that Mr J. Matthewson be Chairman for meeting. Carried
  • M/S  D Cameron/G Stevenson  that G Mooney be Secretary for this meeting. Carried
  • The Chairman opened the meeting at 8 o’clock and called for nominations for one Trustee for a three year term, Mr D Munro being the retiring Trustee.
  • M/S Jas Cochrane/Chas Ritchie that the Minutes of the last annual meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • M/S  Mrs G Stevenson/J.G. Cochrane that the Trustee Report as given by G Mooney be adopted. Carried
  • M/S  C Ritchie/EE Andres that the Auditor’s Report as given by C Ritchie be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S  C Ritchie/H. Kilford that D Munro be Ratepayers’ Auditor for the coming year. Carried
  • The following names were nominated for Trustees: J.G. Cochrane, J. Matthewson, EE Andrus.
  • The Chairman appointed Mr C Ritchie as scrutineer. At the final count of the ballot Mr EE Andrus was elected Trustee for the coming three years.
  • M/S  G. Stevenson/ D Cameron  extending a hearty vote of thanks and appreciation to Mr Munro the retiring Trustee for his services both as Trustee and Chairman of the Board. Carried.
  • The Secretary reported that the teacher in the lower grades had been re-engaged with a $5.00 increase in salary but  that the Board has not engaged a teacher for the high school as the Board was not certain as to the number of pupils but have advertised for a teacher now.
  • J.G. Cochrane [moved] that we do now adjourn.

[signed]  G.A.Mooney, Secretary

1938

Annual Meeting Ratepayers Woodnorth SD held in the School Mon. July 18, 1938

  • M/S  DD Cameron/JP Richardson that RH Mooney be Chairman for the meeting. Cd.
  • M/S  JP Richardson/GA Mooney that T. Matthewson be Secretary for the meeting.Cd.
  • The Chairman opened the meeting at 8o’clock and called for nominations for two Trustees for a three year term, Mr Geo. Stevenson and Mr DD Cameron being the retiring Trustees.
  • M/S JP Richardson/DD Cameron that Minutes of last annual meeting be adopted as read. Carried.
  • M/S JP Richardson/Mrs S.M. Mooney that D Munro be Ratepayers’ Auditor for the coming year. Carried.
  • M/S  D Munro/Wm Prouten that Auditor’s Report be adopted. Carried
  • The following were nominated for trustees: DD Cameron, Geo Stevenson.
  • As there were no further nominations Mr Cameron and Mr Stevenson were declared elected on Motion of J.G. Cochrane and Wm Prouten.
  • M/S G Stevenson/ EE Andrus that GA Mooney be commended for his work as Secretary-Treasurer.
  • Mr DD Cameron was asked to look into the possibility of re-organizing the Municipal Trustees Association.
  • RH Mooney paid tribute to the work of the Trustees.
  • M/S DD Cameron/D Munro that we do now adjourn.

[signed] Thomas Matthewson, Secretary

1939

Minutes of Ratepayers Annual Meeting held in Woodnorth School Monday July 17, 1939

  • Mr James Cochrane was appointed Chairman for the meeting on motion of GA Mooney and DD Cameron.
  • The Chairman then declared the meeting open for nominations for two Trustees for 3-year terms, GA Mooney and JP Richardson being the retiring Trustees.
  • Thomas Matthewson was appointed Secretary of the meeting on motion of JP Richardson and DD Cameron.
  • The Minutes of the last Annual Ratepayers Meeting were read and on motion of Mrs Geo. Stevenson and Wm Hill were adopted.
  • Mr DD Cameron gave the Annual Report of the Trustees and this Report adopted on motion of GA Mooney and H. Kilford.
  • Mrs Stevenson moved and Mrs Richardson seconded that a letter of appreciation from the Ratepayers be sent to Mrs Arnason and Miss D. Shoemaker for their time and effort put on the Music Festival and Xmas Concerts. Carried
  • Mr T. Matthewson gave the Auditors’ Report and on motion of J.Matthewson and Wm Prouten was adopted.
  • Wm Hill was appointed Ratepayers’ Auditor for 1940 on motion of Chas Ritchie and H. Kilford.
  • The following were nominated for Trustees: Chas Ritchie, GA Mooney, T Matthewson, James G. Cochrane.
  • M/S by DD Cameron and JP Richardson that nominations close.
  • After Ballot was taken the following were declared elected for a 3-year term: Chas Ritchie and GA Mooney.
  • A vote of appreciation to Mr Richardson, retiring Trustee was voiced and adopted on motion of Chas Ritchie and EE Andrus.
  • Mr DD Cameron moved to adjourn.

[signed] RH Mooney  and Thomas Matthewson, Secretary.

1940

Annual Meeting Ratepayers of Woodnorth S.D. held in the School July 15, 1940

  • RH Mooney was asked to take the Chair and opened the meeting at 8:45.
  • M/S  H. Finlay/DD Cameron that Thomas Matthewson be Secretary for the Meeting.
  • The Chairman declared the meeting open for nominations for Trustee.
  • M/S  J.G. Cochrane H Finlay that Minutes of last meeting be adopted as read. Carried
  • DD Cameron gave the Trustees Report.
  • M/S G. Stevenson/ C Priestly that Trustee Report be accepted. Carried
  • Wm Hill gave the Auditor’s Report.
  • M/S Wm Hill/ Mrs Stevenson that the Auditors report be accepted as read. Carried
  • The Secretary GA Mooney gave a detailed financial report for the last year.
  • M/S Mrs Geo Stevenson/ Chas Ritchie that Wm Hill be Ratepayers’ auditor for 1940-41. Carried.
  • Retiring Trustee was EE Andrus.
  • The following were nominated for Trustee: EE Andrus, H. Finlay, L.W. Lowdon.
  • After Ballot the Chairman declared H. Finlay elected as Trustee for a three-year term.
  • M/S G. Stevenson/J Cochrane moved a hearty vote of appreciation the retiring Trustee Mr EE Andrus. Carried
  • J.G. Cochrane moved to adjourn.

[signed] H. E. I.   Moorhouse

1941 

[It seems that there was no meeting this year, perhaps due to disruptions caused by World War II. At least, no Minutes were recorded in the Minute Book.]

1942

Annual Ratepayers Meeting of Woodnorth Consolidated S. D. July 20, 1942

Larger attendance than for some years past was present to discuss the business .

  • Mr R Mooney moved that Mr JP Richardson be Chairman. Carried
  • Motion by GA Mooney that Mrs Mitchell be Secretary for meeting. Carried
  • Business proceeded with announcement that there were three vacancies on the Board of Trustees. During nomination five names were submitted.
  • Minutes of last Annual Meeting were read and adopted.
  • Chairman’s Report was asked for which duty Mr Finlay turned over to G Mooney who gave an oral report dealing with the following:

(1) necessity of opening third room

(2) difficulty but success in securing teachers for all three rooms

(3) the substantial reduction of debentures by $4,000.

  • Chairman’s Report accepted on motion of C. Ritchie & J. Cochrane. Carried
  • Auditor’s Report was given by J.P. Richardson and seconded by G. Stevenson.
  • M/S RH Mooney/C Priestly that Wm Hill be Ratepayers’ Auditor.
  • Discussion following pertaining to opening of third room, division of grades and inadvisability of including Grade XII. Dissatisfaction voiced regarding Co-operation of Health Officer & parents in cure of communicable diseases. Resulted in announcement of Mrs G Mooney that she would conduct classes for parents along the lines of home nursing as prepared and sent out by Red Cross. [Transcriber’s note: Mrs Gordon (Elsie) Mooney was a Registered Nurse.] Also pointed out that it would be a step towards improving conditions if the Health Officer be the most capable person obtainable for that position.
  • Appointment of scrutineers for balloting of Trustees. Mrs Stevenson & Mr Moorhouse.
  • Mr Stevenson moved a vote of thanks & praise for Mr Finlay as retiring Trustee, seconded by C Ritchie.
  • Vote of thanks was tendered Mr & Mrs Moorhouse for their religious instruction in the schoolroom during past year by RH Mooney & G. Stevenson.  Mr Moorhouse replied suggesting that some changes would be necessitated due to opening of third room. These changes were agreed to by the meeting to be left in hands of new Principal, Trustees, & Mr Moorhouse.
  • C Ritchie moved nominations for Trustee close.
  • The following Trustees were elected: Three-year terms – GA Mooney & C Ritchie; One-year term C Mitchell.
  • J Cochrane moved to adjourn.

[no signers]

1943

Annual meeting. Ratepayers of Woodnorth. July 19, 1943

  • Meeting opened by motion of Mr C. Ritchie  and G Mooney that Mr J.P. Richardson be Chairman of meeting. Carried
  • Nominations for Trustee opened. Retiring Trustee, Cleland Mitchell.
  • M/S Mr Rattray/Mrs C. Mitchell that E.Mooney be Secretary of meeting. Carried
  • Minutes of last Annual Meeting were read and adopted on motion of Mr Ritchie and Mr C. Mitchell. Carried
  • Annual financial report given by Trustees’ Auditor, JP Richardson. Adopted on motion of Mr Richardson and RH Mooney. Carried
  • M/S RH Mooney/ C Mitchell that Mr Hill be Ratepayers’ Auditor for coming year.
  • Report of year’s activities given by Chairman, Mr C. Ritchie
  • Nomination of Trustees:

M/S  Mrs Stevenson/C Ritchie  – Mr C. Mitchell

M/S  C Mitchell/ RH Mooney – Mr Wm Rattray

  • Report given my Secretary Treasurer GA Mooney re finances, teachers.
  • Moved by GA Mooney that nominations be closed.
  • A discussion followed regarding possibility of teaching Grade XII.
  • M/S C Ritchie/RH Mooney that Mrs Stevenson and Mrs Mitchell be scrutineers.
  • Balloting resulted in Mr C. Mitchell being elected for 3-year term.
  • Discussion re children taking part in social activities outside of school. Some felt that these activities took too much of child’s time. The majority agreed that it was educational and beneficial.
  • M/S  Mrs Stevenson/Mrs Stewart that the Secretary be asked to write the Dept of Education regarding the teaching of XII stating that the parents would be willing to assume financial responsibility of same. Carried
  • Moved by Wm Rattray that we do now adjourn.

1944 

Annual Ratepayers’ meeting of Woodnorth Consolidated School District Held in School July 17, 1944

Meeting opened at 8:45 PM

  • M/S Mrs Geo Stevenson/Mr Geo Stevenson that RH Mooney be Chairman for the meeting. Carried
  • M/S C Mitchell/Mrs Stevenson that Mrs GA Mooney be Secretary for meeting. Carried
  • The meeting then opened for nominations for Trustees. The retiring trustees are Mr D Munro & Mr. Geo Stevenson.
  • Nominations:

Mr Geo Stevenson by C Ritchie/W Rattray

Mr W Rattray  by C Mitchell/H Wilson&

Mr D Munro  by C Ritchie/Mrs Stevenson

Mr C Priestly  by G Mooney/C Ritchie

Mr J Cochrane  by Mrs C Mitchell/D Munro

  • Minutes of last annual Meeting read and adopted on motion of JP Richardson & W Rattray.
  • The Trustees report was given by Mr Chas Ritchie, explaining that school would operate two rooms only for coming year due to reduction in enrollment. This was followed by the Secretary Treasurer who gave a report on new staff and enrollment.
  • The Auditors report was given by JP Richardson and adopted on motion of Mr Richardson & Mr Stevenson.
  • Mrs C Mitchell & Mrs Geo Stevenson were appointed scrutineers on motion of C Ritchie & C Mitchell.
  • Nominations for Trustees were closed by motion of JP Richardson & C Mitchell.
  • Balloting resulted in C Priestly & D Munro being elected for a three year term.
  • An expression of appreciation was tendered Mr Geo. Stevenson for his years of service given to the School District and was adopted on motion of Mr Ritchie & Mr Richardson.
  • Mr Maximchuck introduced the subject of vocational training or some activity that would occupy the leisure time of the teen age boys & girls. After considerable discussion Mr Maximchuck was asked to try and work out some scheme along with the School Board and staff.
  • Moved by Mr Rattray and Seconded by Mr Ritchie that Mr Stevenson be Ratepayers’ Auditor.
  • Mr Richardson moved to adjourn.

[no signers]

1945    

The Annual meeting of the Ratepayers of Woodnorth Consolidated School District was held in the School July 16, 1945

Meeting opened at 8:30 pm.

  • It was moved by Mr C Ritchie and seconded by Mr D Munro that Mr RH Mooney be Chairman for to-night’s meeting.
  • Moved by Mr C Ritchie and seconded by Mr H.H. Wilson that Mrs Gordon Mooney be Secretary.
  • The retiring Trustees are Mr C Ritchie and Mr GA Mooney.
  • The Minutes of the last annual meeting were read and on motion by Mr D Munro and seconded by Mr H Wilson were adopted as read.
  • The Trustees’ Report was given by Mr C Ritchie who gave an outline of committees formed, adopted on motion of Mr C Ritchie and seconded by Mr H McDonald.
  • Report of teachers and staff was given by Mr GA Mooney who reported two teachers had been hired for coming year and that Grade XI would not be taught.
  • Nominations were asked for now.

Mr C Wilson by Mr Ritchie/C Priestly

Mr H McDonald by C Wilson/C Ritchie

Nominations for Trustees were closed on motion of H Wilson & sec.by C Ritchie.Carried

  • Moved by C Priestly and seconded by D Munro that C Wilson and H McDonald be elected Trustees for a three-year term. Carried.
  • The Auditor’s sport was given by Mr Stewart and adopted on motion of Mr Stewart and seconded by C Wilson. Carried
  • A vote of thanks to the retiring Trustees was given by Mr Munro and seconded by C Mitchell. This was replied to by GA Mooney and Mr C Ritchie.
  • It was moved by GA Mooney that we adjourn.

[No signers]

1946

“Dug-Out Meeting”

Ratepayers meeting held in the back room of the school on Jan 30, 1946 for the purpose of discussing a dug-out on school property.

  • M/S  Clifford Priestly/Clarence Wilson that JP Richardson be Chairman. Carried
  • M/S  James Cochrane/ L.ionel Lowdon that Clarence Wilson be Secretary. Carried
  • M/S James Cochrane/Adam Matthewson that we construct a dug-out on the school property surrounded by a good protective fence.
  • M/S Tom Dexter/Lionel Lowdon as an amendment that we construct a dug-out on the school property surrounded by a good protective fence, dig a well and put in a good filter. Carried unanimously.

Annual Ratepayers’ meeting of Woodnorth Consolidated School District held in School on July 15, 1946.

  • It was moved by J.P. Richardson and seconded by Donald Munro that Charles Ritchie be Chairman. Carried
  • It was moved by Donald Munro and seconded by C. Wilson that JP Richardson be Secretary.
  • The Minutes of the last annual meeting were read and on motion of James Cochrane and seconded by C Mitchell were adopted as read.
  • C Mitchell is the retiring Trustee and nominations for this vacancy was asked for. C Mitchell was nominated also Gordon Horn.
  • The Auditor’s Report was presented by JP Richardson and on motion of JP Richardson seconded by M. Stewart was adopted as presented. Carried
  • C Wilson then gave a short outline of the work done by Miss Halliday and Miss McLean also stated that two experienced teachers were engaged for the coming year at salaries of $1,200 and $1,500.
  • It was moved byJames Cochrane and seconded by C Mitchell that JP Richardson be Ratepayer’s Auditor for coming year. Carried
  • It was moved by GA Mooney seconded by D Munro that nominations close. Carried
  • A ballot was taken and C Mitchell was appointed Trustee for another term.
  • On motion of D Munro a very successful meeting came to a close.

[no signers]

1947    It seems that there was no meeting in 1947, perhaps because they seem to have decided to switch the Annual Meeting from July to January.

1948

Annual Ratepayers meeting of Woodnorth Consolidated School District  #1533 held in School January 17, 1948

  • Meeting opened by motion of Mr C Ritchie, seconded by Mr W. Rattray that Mr JP Richardson be Chairman. Carried
  • Moved by W Rattray, seconded by Mr Ritchie that Mrs C. Wilson be Secretary. Carried
  • Nominations opened for Trustees, retiring were D Munro and C Priestly.
  • Minutes of last annual meeting were read and were adopted on motion of C Ritchie and C Wilson. Carried
  • The financial report was given by Ratepayers’ Auditor Mr Richardson & adopted on motion of Mr Richardson & seconded by F. Ritchie. Carried
  • It was moved by Mr Munro, seconded by Mr Rattray that Mr Richardson be Ratepayers’ Auditor for coming year. Carried
  • Report of year’s work was given by the Secretary C Wilson.
  • Meeting was now opened for discussion. E. Hagan said he would like a winter van as nothing could be agreed upon for south east van route. E. Hagan was willing to withdraw his request if others were satisfied.
  • Mr G. Forsyth asked why transportation was higher. The Secretary said an extra van had been in operation also motor van driver had been granted extra pay.
  • Nominations for Trustees were again asked for.

Donald Munro nominated Fred Ritchie

Lionel Lowdon nominated Clifford Priestly

Edward Hagan nominated John Lansing

Clifford Priestly nominated Edward Hagan

Charles Ritchie nominate William Rattray (Jr)

Gordon Mooney nominated Mrs George Forsyth

  • Moved by C. Ritchie nominations close. Carried
  • Mr Richardson appointed Rev. Gardiner and Gordon Mooney as scrutineers. Balloting results were: Clifford Priestly and Edward Hagan were elected for three-year terms.
  • Mr Richardson spoke a few words of appreciation for services rendered by Mr Munro which were seconded by Mr Ritchie. G Mooney also thanked Mr Munro for his services. In a few well-chosen wordsMr Munro said he had enjoyed the work but thought these duties should be on younger shoulders.
  • Mrs Forsyth asked if Grade X would be taught after summer holidays. C Wilson, Secretary, replied that Grade X would be taught if a capable teacher could be engaged.
  • John Lansing expressed dissatisfaction in regard to transportation allowances. After some discussion Mr Ritchie suggested that this matter be left in the hands of the School Board.
  • Mr Ritchie moved the meeting adjourn.

[signed] JP Richardson, Chairman, Mrs C. Wilson, Secretary

1949

The Annual Ratepayers meeting of the Woodnorth S.D. was held in the School on Saturday January 15th 1949 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

  • It was moved by Mr Rattray and seconded by Mr Munro that Mr Ritchie be Chairman. Carried
  • It was moved by Mr Mitchell and seconded by Mr Rattray that Mrs C. Wilson Secretary. Carried
  • The Minutes of our last were read and on motion of G.Horn seconded by H. Wilson were adopted.
  • Nominations were opened for Trustees:

Hugh MacDonald by C. Wilson

Gordon Horn by H. Wilson

C. Wilson by D. Munro

J. Savitsky by C. Priestly

J. Lansing by C. Mitchell

F. Ritchie by G. Mooney

Hugh MacDonald and C Wilson were the retiring Trustees.

  • Mrs Johnson read the financial statement of the School District neither Auditor been present. This report was adopted on motion of Mrs Johnson seconded by W. Rattray. Carried.
  • The report of the year’s work done buy the trustees was given by C. Wilson referring mostly to the moving and repairing of the school barn and the decorating of the two classrooms. In conclusion he thanked the gentleman for nominating him for another term but under the present circumstances asked that his name be withdrawn and this request was granted.
  • The Chairman called on Reeve Mooney to say a few words. He congratulated the School Board on the work accomplished during the past year and went on to say that probably the next most important job would be to install a new and improved toilet system.
  • Mr RH Mooney was then asked to say a few words. He likewise congratulated the Board on work done in 1948 and how pleased he was to know the the school was now paid for with no outstanding accounts, some cash in the Bank, some coming from the Province and some due from the Municipality.
  • H. Wilson then wanted to know why he was not given compensation when no van was in operation. Reasons for same were given by the Chairman and the Secretary. These were not satisfactory to him and after discussing the matter it was decided that our delegate interview the Department and then discuss same with the new School Board.
  • Mr. JP Richardson was appointed Ratepayers’ Auditor on motion of Mr Munro seconded by G Mooney. Carried
  • C Mitchell moved a vote of thanks for work done by retiring Trustees.
  • Balloting results were F. Ritchie and G.Horn elected Trustees.
  • It was decided that beginners at school could not start till after mid-summer.
  • Mr RH Mooney moved we adjourn.

[signed] Chairman C. Ritchie, Secretary Mrs C. Wilson

 

Note: Some of the pages below may appear to be out of order but that is because the Secretary chose to record the Annual Meeting Minutes in the regular Minute Book but starting from the BACK of the book. I have tried to place the scans in sequence  by date. ~ P. Forsyth

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