The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association was a major success, assisted by mostly cooperative late spring Nova Scotia weather and a wonderfully comfortable venue–The Prince George Hotel, Halifax. Members enjoyed a bus ride through the Atlantic Coast countryside to the Nautel transmitter plant, where they were treated to a no-holds barred plant tour and inspection.
This year’s banquet featured a special treat: the live storytelling from Byron St. Clair’s brother Jim, reminiscing with tales from his Canadian childhood. We were also honored to have in our presence Mr. Pierre Labarre, a Canadian broadcasting consultant, who greeted the banquet attendees and had breakfast with us on Sunday.
Business meetings on Friday and Saturday were fruitful, thoughtful exercises and included lively participation from those in attendance. Elected to the Board of Directors were members Steve Crowley and Marshall Cross, and Associate Member David Layer.
The Board discussed possible ways to enhance the scholarship program and to reform the constitution to allow associate members to hold top offices in the association. Both of these topics will be further considered by the Board in regular sessions in the upcoming year, and changes would require consent of the membership.
Many thanks to Permanent Arrangements Committee Chairman, Vice-President Ben Evans and his wife Amy for their hard work in making this such a successful Annual Meeting!