The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
Annual Meeting AgendaChester Municipal Heritage SocietyApril 26 - 7:30 PM 75 Regent StreetGuest Speaker – LCdr (ret’d) Steve St-Amant 1.Minutes from 2018 meeting 2.Committee Reports 3. Financial Report – James Isaacs4. New Business: Budget for 2018-2020Thanks to John Chandler for auditing the booksAppointment of an auditor for 2019Nominating Committee Report5. Any Other MattersThanks to Cindy Lamson for her long service to the board Thanks to Nancy Hatch for her service to the board6. AdjournmentMinutes from the Annual General MeetingChester Municipal Heritage SocietyApril 27, 2018St. Stephen’s Parish HallThe meeting was called to order at 7:05PM by Carol Nauss, Chair. Twenty-nine members were present. The Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2017 were approved by Gail Fraser, seconded by Fran Underwood. Motion carried. Carol presented the Chair’s report, highlighting several of the activities of the Society in the past year, including the highly successful fundraiser, ‘Picnic with Sir John A. MacDonald,’ commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday, the annual Auction and Flea Market and Teas with Mrs. Lordly. She invited Wayne Cameron to come forward to report on new acquisitions. Wayne advised we had been given permission to collect items from Danny Haughn’s estate for use in Lordly House or the auction this July. He noted the changes in progress at the Station, including the ‘Station 20 Craft Shoppe’ (which will be set up in the former Visitor Information Centre space); a new marine display featuring boatbuilding and rum-running, an expanded mining exhibit, a display of wrought iron artifacts, a Station exhibit, the Forman Hawboldt exhibit and the very popular Oak Island display. He announced that he is actively seeking to bring a locomotive or other part of a formerly working train to relocate at the Station as a draw for visitors. Wayne advised that we plan to host an expanded auction this July by inviting up to 20 antique vendors to be on site throughout the day. Carol explained our signage project to bring attention to houses that are 150 years or older. Owners were invited to exchange their blue civic signs for burgundy signs, and a map to serve as a walking or driving guide will soon be available. She also talked about an antique quilt which is on loan to CMHS from the Chester United Baptist Church will be displayed in Maple Cottage. Carol asked for approval of reports: moved by Hilary, seconded by Duncan. Motion carried.James Isaacs presented the Treasurer’s Report; he noted that some numbers such as ‘administration fees’ were higher this year due to the fact we helped with the administration of the Visitor Information Centre in 2017. James moved his report, Nancy seconded; motion carried.Cindy presented the Nominating Committee report; five persons agreed to serve for one-year terms and five people agreed to serve two-year terms per the Society’s revised By-Laws approved at the 2017 AGM. Carolyn Conrad moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30PM. Syd Dumaresq delivered a fascinating talk about “Life and Times of the Shubenacadie Canal.”Cynthia Lamson, Secretary