Eastern Valley Baptist Association
February 2, 2008
Our meeting was
called to order at 9:15 at the Centreville, Baptist Church with
our new moderator Rev Marc Potvin chairing the meeting,
We received regrets from Phil Locke, Sheila Allen and Barbara
Cochrane due to the very inclement weather.
The following were in attendance: Hedley Hopkins, Nancie
Armstrong (guest), Brian Wheaton, Marilyn Herber, Glenn Wooden,
Ron Baxter, Marc Potvin, June Keddy and Bob Douglas
The agenda was approved as presented
Marc opened our meeting with a brief devotion from 1st Timothy
and prayer. He suggested we often have dislikes for those in
power however when we pray for these people our feelings are
Marc read the minutes of our September meeting and these were
approved as read.
Business arising from the minutes was presented by Ron Baxter.
Ron provided a very thorough presentation on the proposed
amendments to the Memorandum of Association and its articles. We
had a very lengthy discussion on the proposed changes and
consensus was reached that this document was ready for
presentation at our next association meeting.
It was suggested a joint meeting be arranged with the Chair of
the Don Ehler Fund, Stewardship Committee and Council Executive
to discuss the ownership and control of the Don Ehler Funds and
that a sub committee of Council be established. Consent was
given to the Executive Council to deal with the matter as they
Nancie Armstrong made a presentation on the Acadia Divinity
College Food Drive which is there to help students that are
having financial difficulty in meeting costs of tuition, books,
etc. With the resources they have available from donations they
make food vouchers available to those who they feel require
assistance. She is seeking the endorsement of the Association to
present this at an Association meeting. No decision was reached
however Brian Wheaton agreed to look at the matter further.
Bob Douglas presented the financial statements for the period
ending December 31, 2007. We had cash on hand of $20,883. and a
net income for the year of $3,885.
Bob moved the adoption of his report and Glen Wooden seconded
the motion. Motion carried.
We were provided with a copy of the proposed Memorandum of
Association for the new Incorporation of Kingswood Camp. This
was not reviewed at the meeting however we were asked to read
the document and advise the committee of any noticeable
Bob Douglas advised the Stewardship Committee has scheduled a
Treasure’s Workshop with Federal government employee, Keith
Bowers for March 29, 2008. The objective of this workshop will
be the Registered Charity Information Return. The location is
yet to be decided.
Rev Hedley Hopkins gave a report for the Social Action
Committee. They met on January 7th to hold election of officers
for 2008. Plans are in place for a Spring Workshop to be held
Saturday March 15th at the Wolfville Baptist Church. The topic
will be Senator Michael Kirby’s Royal Commission on Mental
Health. Also a Fall Workshop is scheduled for November 1st with
the topic, “Conflict Resolution” with Rev John Bartol providing
leadership. Rev Ron Baxter moved acceptance of the report and
Rev Hopkins seconded the motion. Motion carried.
June Keddy read a letter sent to the Chaplaincy Committee from
the Director of Correctional Services Department of Justice,
advising of the termination of the contract for Chaplaincy
services at the Waterville Youth facility. The contract was
terminated effective August 31, 2007.
Rev Brian Wheaton gave a report from the Missions Committee.
Brian was asked if Morristown would like to host the fall
Association meeting on November 1st. He will advise the Council
of his decision.
Next Council meeting is scheduled for March 29th at Centreville
With no further business the meeting was adjourned.