The regular meeting of Board of Directors of the FUNDY CIVIC CENTRE INC. was held at Wesley Hall on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm.


Brenda Leask                Town of Sussex

Doug O’Leary                Parish of Studholm

Nelson Ball                Parish of Waterford

Raya Khedheri, Secretary        Parish of Studholm

Shelly Vail                Kingswood University

Barb Daley                Parish of Cardwell

Alex Coffin                Manager of Potash Corp Civic Centre

Jodi Totton-Cummings            Parish of Sussex

Patsy Shay                Village of Sussex Corner



Nicole Clement                Village of Norton

Bridget Ryan, Chair            Town of Sussex

Kevin Maillet, Treasurer            Town of Sussex


Shelley Vail (in the absence of Kirk Sabine) called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

Shelley began the meeting by asking if there are any nominations for the Chair of the Board.

Jodi nominated Doug O’Leary as the Chair and this was seconded by Nelson Ball.

Shelley appointed Doug O’Leary as the new Chair of the Board.

Doug welcomed Blair Hyslop on the board. All the Board members went around and introduced themselves and Blair also introduced himself to the board.

Alex mentioned that he was good with extending the hours in January back to full time.

Pool will be empty December 11th-20th for cleaning and this will be publicly announced.

Discussion of memberships – we are all working in the best interest of the Centre. We decided that we will have memberships if we choose only. We are all supporting the running of the center and that is the key.

Shelley wanted to know if there are too many price points for memberships. Alex was hoping that we could look at this in the spring. Too many options? Shelley wonders if this should be tightened…but Alex feels that everyone is covered for all the options are being asked for.  Blair thinks all the memberships are confusing to people, and perhaps this should be simplified. Lowered annual fee this past year.

Jodi said that she would take the pricing to the marketing committee as well as Doug mentioned that we could all look at the website at all the pricing available.

Barb would like us to pull the YMCA/YWCA document to look at the recommendations that had been made and see if we could use any of those suggestions. Things such as space utilization, building with wasted space etc. Blair suggested that if we perhaps start with the strategic plan (as it expires this year) and then from there we could move forward. Directions from the board, committees take recommendations from the board, update to the plan each time etc.

Doug also liked the idea that Blair had as we have up to this point been putting out fires and now finally we feel like we can move forward with a plan. Nelson agrees that this is critical to the success. We need to build a good foundation.

There was a discussion of the importance of having a clear plan and then committees would work from this plan. Each committee would be reporting back to the monthly board meetings.

Shelley volunteered to be part of the hiring committee, along with Kevin Maillet and Alex Coffin in order to hire the bookkeeper.

Shelley will now chair the maintenance committee.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Barb Daley and this was seconded by Patsy.        

                                                                                                                                                 Motion 11-22-17-311-22-72 Carried

*Next meeting, Wednesday December 20th, 2017 at 7:00pm.