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JUN 2013 — The Marpole Business Association will host its Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, 70th Ave. & Hudson St. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a delicious catered dinner, meet your fellow business colleagues, and learn more about the activities of the Marpole Business Association. An AGM information package will be dropped off or mailed to members in August 2013.

MBA Board of Directors (2012-2013)

The new 2012-2013 Board of Directors was elected at the September 25th, 2012 MBA Annual General Meeting. Please feel free to contact any of them should you have any questions or concerns about the Association and its activities.

  • President Michael Tee RHV Tee & Son 604-263-2791
  • Vice-President Ragnar Bertelsen Ragnar Jewellers 604-261-0513
  • Treasurer Lee Jensen Armadillo Clothing 604-261-0840
  • Secretary Arnold Ke TD Canada Trust 604-257-7838
  • Director Gianni Pisanu Granville Centre for Dental Wellness 604-261-8164
  • Director Nicki-Lea Keenlyside Delmar Dining Services 604-727-3581
  • Director Roanna Haggith VanCity Savings 604-877-7144
  • Director Scarlett Pan Edward Jones 604-738-1272
  • Director Megan Campagnolo Royal Bank 604-665-0500
  • Director Geraldine Wong Hardal Management 604-269-0030

SEP 2012 — Notice is hereby given that the Annual General
Meeting of the Marpole Business Association (BIA) will
be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012,
at the Marpole Place Neighourhood House (70th Avenue & Hudson St.), for the following purposes;

  • to review the activities of the Association including upcoming plans;
  • to appoint an auditor for the coming year;
  • to receive and adopt the 2013-2014 plan and budget;
  • to elect a board of directors; and
  • to transact such further and other business as may properly come before the Meeting& any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

Voting Requirements: To be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting, you must own or lease property within the Marpole BIA boundaries or be representing the aforementioned.

You must also complete and return the enclosed Membership Registration Form (see inside) before Thursday, September 20th, 2012.

You or your representative must attend the meeting in
order to vote.

This newsletter includes the following AGM information;

  • Agenda
  • Draft 2013-2014 Budget
  • Audited Financial Statement Information 2011-2012
  • Board of Director Nominees
  • Member Registration Form

The AGM will consist of a short meeting, and will be
accompanied by dinner and refreshments.

We are also pleased that Guest Speaker Paul Sullivan
will join us post-meeting for his not-to-be-missed presentation; Property Taxation 101 - Information every business person must know.

The AGM is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow
members and learn more about the many exciting things
happening in the Marpole business community.

Please RSVP your attendance by faxing in your registration form to 604-677-2750 by September 20th, 2012, and/or by calling Claudia Laroye @ 604-418-8232, or via email to marpolebia@marpoleonline.com.

We look forward to seeing you.

Agenda

1. Introductions
2. Commencement of Meeting
3. Dispense with the reading of the Minutes
4. Approval of the Minutes from the last AGM
5. President's Report
6. Treasurer's Report
7. Presentation of the Draft 2013-2014 Budget
8. Appointment of the Auditor
9. Election of Directors
10. Closing Remarks
11. Adjournment of Business Portion
12. Guest Speaker: Paul Sullivan, Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates Ltd Subject: Property Taxation 101 - Information every business person must know

Board Nominees

The following directors have agreed to stand for an additional one-year term.

Michael Tee RHV Tee & Son
Ragnar Bertelsen Ragnar Jewellers
Lee Jensen Armadillo Women's Clothing
Arnold Ke TD Canada Trust Bank
Nicki-Lea Keenlyside Delmar Dining Services
Megan Campagnolo Royal Bank
Roanna Haggith VanCity Savings
Scarlett Pan Edward Jones Investments
Dr. Gianni Pisanu Granville Centre for Dental Wellness
Geraldine Wong Hardal Management

* Nominations for the Board of Directors are open and will be accepted until Tuesday, September 25th, 2012.

Draft 2013-2014 Budget

The proposed Marpole Business Association Draft Budget levy for 2013-2014 totals $165,375. This draft budget permits a modest increase of 5% in the MBA's funding level, to allow for future projects and programming needs.

Fiscal management of MBA funds by the Board of Directors has been prudent and accountable to the
membership at the Annual General Meetings.

Member priorities, as evidenced in the 2012 Member Survey and in the 2010 Long-Range Strategic Plan, have demonstrated a need for continued maintenance of existing projects, and a desire to explore new programming options.

The future success and effectiveness of the MBA in serving its members' interests is dependent
upon moderate budgetary growth.

Thank you for continued support.

Category Yearly Total
Expenses $168,875.00
Fixed Expenses $3,300.00
Insurance $1,800.00
Telephone $1,500.00
Flexible Expenses $165,575.00
AGM & Board Costs $1,500.00
Christmas Lighting $1,000.00
Power $1,000.00
Christmas Lighting - Other $0.00
Communications $4,200.00
Business Directory $0.00
Newsletter $3,000.00
Retail Market Study $0.00
VEDC Report Updates $0.00
Web Site $1,200.00
Communications - Other $0.00
Community Relations $500.00
Memberships $250.00
Community Relations - Other $250.00
Conference $1,000.00
Contingency $7975.00
Contract Employment $44,000.00
Fair Tax Coalition $1,500.00
HST $4,000.00
Legal & Auditor Services $4,000.00
Mileage $800.00
Miscellaneous $1,000.00
Office Supplies $1,000.00
Promotions $23,000.00
Public Art $5,000.00
Service Charges $0.00
Storage $1,100.00
Street Beautification $64,000.00
Banner Installation $8,000.00
Boulevard-Side Street Maintenance $8,000.00
Clean Up Program $11,000.00
Flower Pot Program $27,000.00
Street Banners $10,000.00
Street Beautification - Other $0.00
Street Furniture $0.00
Income $168,875.00
Funding $165,375.00
HST Rebate $3,000.00
Interest Earned $500.00
Misc In $0.00
Total Budget Income: $168,875.00
Total Budget Expenses: $168,875.00
Difference: $0.00

 

JUL 2012 — The Marpole Business Association will host its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 PM at the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel, located at Oak Street and SW Marine Drive.

This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy dinner and an evening out, to meet your fellow business colleagues,
and learn more about the activities of the Marpole Business Association.

Members can watch for their AGM information package, dropped off or mailed to you in August 2012.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

SEP 2011 — Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Marpole Business Association (BIA) will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at the Coast Airport Hotel (Marine Drive and Oak St.), for the following purposes:

  • to review the activities of the Association
    including upcoming plans;
  • to appoint an auditor for the coming year;
  • to receive and adopt the 2012-2013 plan and
    budget;
  • to review the renewal plan for 2012-2019;
  • to elect a board of directors; and
  • to transact such further and other business
    as may properly come before the Meeting &
    any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

Voting Requirements: To be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting, you must own or lease property within the Marpole BIA boundaries or be representing the aforementioned.

You must also complete and return the Membership Registration Form before Thursday, September 15th, 2011.

You or your representative must attend the meeting in order to vote.

This page includes the following AGM information:

  • Agenda
  • Draft 2012 — 2013 Budget
  • Audited Financial Statement Information 2010 — 2011
  • Board of Director Nominees
  • Member Registration Form

The AGM will consist of a short meeting, and will be accompanied by dinner and refreshments.

The AGM is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow members and learn more about the many exciting things happening in the Marpole business community.

Please RSVP your attendance by faxing in your registration form to 604-677-2750 by Thursday, September 15th, 2011, and/or by calling Claudia Laroye @ 604-418-8232, or via email to marpolebia@marpoleonline.com.

We look forward to seeing you.

Agenda

1. Introductions
2. Commencement of Meeting
3. Dispense with the reading of the Minutes
4. Approval of the Minutes from the last AGM
5. President's Report — BIA Renewal Presentation
6. Treasurer's Report
7. Presentation of the Draft 2012-2013 Budget
8. Appointment of the Auditor
9. Election of Directors
10. Closing Remarks
11. Adjournment of Business Portion
12. Reception & Refreshments

Board Nominees

The following directors have agreed to stand for an additional one-year term.

  • Michael Tee — RHV Tee & Son (604-263-2791)
  • Ragnar Bertelsen — Ragnar Jewellers (604-261-0513)
  • Rosa Ng — TD Canada Trust Bank (604-257-7838)
  • Susanne Hankin — Hardal Management (604-269-0030)
  • Nicki-Lea Keenlyside — Delmar Dining Services (604-727-3581)
  • Christine Girodat — Royal Bank (604-665-0505)
  • Lee Jensen — Armadillo Women's Clothing (604-261-0840)
  • Gabriella Bognar — VanCity Savings (604-877-7144)
  • Scarlett Pan — Edward Jones Investments (604-738-1272)
  • Dr. Gianni Pisanu — Granville Centre for Dental Wellness (604-261-8164)

* Nominations for the Board of Directors are open and will be accepted until Thursday, September 22nd, 2011.

Draft 2012-2013 Budget

Category Yearly Total
Expenses $161,000.00
Fixed Expenses $3,300.00
Insurance $1,800.00
Telephone $1,500.00
Flexible Expenses $157,700.00
AGM & Board Costs $1,500.00
Christmas Lighting $1,000.00
Power $1,000.00
Christmas Lighting - Other $0.00
Communications $4,200.00
Business Directory $0.00
Newsletter $3,000.00
Retail Market Study $0.00
VEDC Report Updates $0.00
Web Site $1,200.00
Communications - Other $0.00
Community Relations $500.00
Memberships $250.00
Community Relations - Other $250.00
Conference $1,000.00
Contingency $100.00
Contract Employment $44,000.00
Fair Tax Coalition $1,500.00
HST $4,000.00
Legal & Auditor Services $4,000.00
Mileage $800.00
Miscellaneous $1,000.00
Office Supplies $1,000.00
Promotions $23,000.00
Public Art $5,000.00
Service Charges $0.00
Storage $1,100.00
Street Beautification $64,000.00
Banner Installation $8,000.00
Boulevard-Side Street Maintenance $8,000.00
Clean Up Program $11,000.00
Flower Pot Program $27,000.00
Street Banners $10,000.00
Street Beautification - Other $0.00
Street Furniture $0.00
Income $161,000.00
Funding $157,500.00
HST Rebate $3,000.00
Interest Earned $500.00
Misc In $0.00
Total Budget Income: $161,000.00
Total Budget Expenses: $161,000.00
Difference: $0.00

The proposed Marpole Business Association Draft Budget levy for 2012-2013 totals $157,500. This draft budget permits a modest increase in the MBA's funding level to allow for future projects and programming needs. The MBA has not increased its budget for the past four years. Fiscal management of MBA funds by the Board of Directors has been prudent and accountable to the membership at the Annual General Meetings. Member priorities, as evidenced in the 2011 Member Survey and in the 2010 Long-Range Strategic Plan, have demonstrated a need for continued maintenance of existing projects, and a desire to explore new programming options. The future success and effectiveness of the MBA in serving its members' interests is dependent upon moderate budgetary growth. Over the course of the proposed renewal mandate of seven years - from 2012-2019 - the MBA seeks to
achieve a funding cap of $1,500,000.

MBA Board of Directors

OCT 2010 — The new 2010-2011 Board of Directors was elected at the September 29th MBA Annual General Meeting. Please feel free to contact any of them should you have any questions or concerns about the Association and its activities.

  • President
    Michael Tee RHV Tee & Son
    604-263-2791
  • Vice-President
    Ragnar Bertelsen Ragnar Jewellers
    604-261-0513
  • Treasurer
    Lee Jensen Armadillo Clothing
    604-261-0840
  • Secretary
    Susanne Hankin
    Hardal Management
    604-269-0030
  • Director
    Rosa Ng TD Canada Trust
    604-257-7838
  • Director
    Gianni Pisanu
    Granville Centre for Dental Wellness
    604-261-8164
  • Director
    Nicki-Lea Keenlyside Delmar Dining Services
    604-727-3581
  • Director
    Gabriella Bognar VanCity Savings
    604-877-7144
  • Director
    Scarlett Pan Edward Jones
    604-738-1272
  • Director
    Megan Williams Royal Bank
    604-665-0500
  • Director
    Delmar Dunham First National Technologies
    604-269-0037

SEP 2009 — The Marpole Business Association will host its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 PM at the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel, located at Oak Street and SW Marine Drive.

This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy dinner and an evening out, to meet your fellow business colleagues, and learn more about the activities of the Marpole Business Association.

Watch for your AGM information package, dropped off or mailed to you in August 2009 or updates here.

The AGM will consist of a short meeting, and will be accompanied by dinner and refreshments.

We are pleased to confirm that our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Moira Stilwell, MLA Vancouver-Langara.

Dr. Stilwell was elected during the May Provincial election, and has been appointed Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

The AGM is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow members and learn more about the many exciting things happening in the Marpole business community.

Please RSVP your attendance by faxing in your registration form to 604-677-2750 by Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, and/or by calling Claudia Laroye @ 604-418-8232, or via email to marpolebia@marpoleonline.com.

Marpole BIA updates Association Bylaws

In the Annual General Meeting information package, you will find a copy of the Notice of Special Resolution to rescind and replace the existing Association bylaws.

This resolution will be debated and voted on at the AGM on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Coast Airport Hotel (SW Marine Dr. and Oak St.).

The changes to the existing bylaws include some small administrative updates, as well as the
addition of a new bylaw section permitting proxy voting at future Annual General Meetings.

We encourage you to read the enclosed Notice and contact us should you have any questions
or concerns about the draft revised bylaws or anything else in this AGM package.

You can reach MBA President Michael Tee at 604-263-2791 or MBA Executive Director
Claudia Laroye at 604-418-8232.

We look forward to seeing you.

About the MBA AGM

The Marpole Business Association's Annual General Meeting brings members together to meet and chat with fellow business people, take in the short meeting, and listen to the guest speaker's presentation.

Draft Budget for 2010-2011:

The Board of Directors is pleased to report that it has maintained the 2010-2011 member levy funding rate at the 2009-2010 budget level of $150,000.

For the second consecutive year, there has been no increase in the member levy funding rate.
The Board of Directors has worked very hard to ensure that the Association is accountable for all monies spent on behalf of members, for specific programs and projects focused on ensuring the improved economic development of our members.

Category Yearly Total
Expenses $153,000.00
Fixed Expenses $3,000.00
Insurance $1,500.00
Telephone $1,500.00
Flexible Expenses $150,000.00
AGM & Board Costs $1,500.00
Christmas Lighting $1,000.00
Power $1,000.00
Christmas Lighting - Other $0.00
Communications $6,200.00
Business Directory $2,000.00
Newsletter $3,000.00
Retail Market Study $0.00
VEDC Report Updates $0.00
Web Site $1,200.00
Communications - Other $0.00
Community Relations $500.00
Memberships $250.00
Community Relations - Other $250.00
Conference $2,000.00
Contingency $1,200.00
Contract Employment $40,000.00
Fair Tax Coalition $1,500.00
GST $4,000.00
Legal & Auditor Services $3,000.00
Mileage $1,000.00
Miscellaneous $1,000.00
Office Supplies $1,000.00
Promotions $23,000.00
Service Charges $0.00
Storage $1,100.00
Street Beautification $62,000.00
Banner Installation $8,000.00
Boulevard-Side Street Maintenance $9,000.00
Clean Up Program $10,000.00
Flower Pot Program $25,000.00
Street Banners $10,000.00
Street Beautification - Other $0.00
Street Furniture $0.00
Income $153,000.00
Funding $150,000.00
GST Rebate $2,500.00
Interest Earned $500.00
Misc In $0.00
Total Budget Income: $153,000.00
Total Budget Expenses: $153,000.00
Difference: $0.00

Archived AGM Information:

2006-2007 projects and programs included:

  • Member Programs & Benefits - Web site – www.marpoleonline.com; Quarterly "marpole update" newsletter; Street Beat commercial vacancy listing; BizMap commercial district profile.
  • Member Advocacy - Membership in Fair Tax Coalition – resulting in 2% shift to residential for new fiscal year; Pedestrian & Crosswalk study – in partnership with the City of Vancouver.
  • Street Beautification - 63rd Avenue Gateway Beautification Project; Side street landscaping program; 70th Avenue median beautification partnership with City; Christmas Lights; Decorative Flower Pot program; Seasonal banner program; Coast Foundation clean-up crews; Graffiti Inventory; Sidewalk pressure-washing.
  • Events - Great Marpole Trick-or-Treat Halloween event; Christmas in Marpole event
    – Santa Stroll, Caroling, Walk with Mary & Joseph; Chinese New Year poster greeting; April Rainy Day Sale; Marpole Summerfest.
  • Community & Big Picture Stuff - Marpole Official Community Plan meetings; Eburne Lands Issue – Fraser River walkway development; VEDC Study of Marpole – Small Business BC – BizMap program for community & commercial district; Input on Marpole West Traffic Plan; Coordination with Marpole Community Policing Committee and Liaison Officer.