Peterborough LETS Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Peterborough Social Planning Council (PSPC) Office, Peterborough Square
Present: Margaret Wright (President), Mike Matson (Treasurer), Tina Williams (Secretary), Lori Sainte (Vice-president), Cheryl
New Board Member
Cheryl was welcomed as a new member to the board. Her title will be Member-at-large.
of Minutes of the Last Meeting and the Current Meeting's Agenda
Motion: to approve the agenda for the current board meeting.
Made by: Margaret. Seconded by. Lori. Carried.
Motion: to approve the minutes of the Meeting held on July 13th, 2016 as amended
Made by: Margaret. Seconded by: Mike. Carried.
A market needs to be held before Christmas. Another space besides the PSPC Office should be used. Several possible venues were discussed. Having a sponsor to pay for the rent was suggested. Someone needs to call around to find out what is available. Downtown cafes were suggested as a venue for smaller markets but may be too small for a Christmas one.
The word that we are holding a market needs to get out. Buying local should also be promoted.
More vendors will also be required. A vendor call can be done but a venue must be obtained first. A vendor could hold a workshop to attract more attention to the market.
Partnering with other organizations is also a possibility. Piggy backing on other events is a good idea.
A raffle was suggested but to hold one requires a license from the city which isn't free.
Holding events at a local bingo hall or restaurant are possible. Other organizations hold fundraisers for local charities.
There are 31 members but not all are active.
- investigate the Mount Community Centre as a possible venue for a market
- investigate potential market venues on Armour Road and in the Lion's Club
- do a vendor call.
- ask mall manager when the seasonal events will be happening in Peterborough Square
- ask PSPC staff when Soupfest will be held and if we could hold a small market there.
- will pay another visit to BarterWorks in Kitchener-Waterloo with other board members if they can.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting
Made by: Tina. Seconded by: Margaret. Carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 pm.