Friends of the Library 2019 AGM

The Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library held their AGM on January 22nd and what a turnout! Thanks to those who made their way out on such a chilly evening. Special thanks to new members.

After many years of service we had three volunteers retire from our executive. 

David Tinker served multiple terms as Board Chair. We thank David for his tireless enthusiasm for the library, his knowledge about libraries, his help in planning speaker series, as well as hosting executive meetings, and chairing board elections. Thank you, David.

Derek Hawkins, our Treasurer, has handled our fundraised monies and grants with extreme care and professionalism. Special thanks go to Derek for these past couple of years when the bookkeeping got much more complicated with juggling our almost 200,000 in fundraised monies. The transparency in his accounting was so appreciated. Thank you, Derek.

In addition, Linda Moffat, our longstanding President, retired from her position. Linda worked for many, MANY years passionately for the library and these past few years spent countless hours working with Town of Annapolis Royal and Jost Architects Ltd to plan, fundraise, and design our new library. Linda has done it all for the Friends – sorted books on frozen afternoons for our booksales, met with various levels of government presenting our library project, and as recently as last week – showing up with her own hammer and hanging more artwork in the new space. Linda will now serve as Board Chair for the Friends group. Thank you, Linda.

It is very easy to say that without these volunteers we wouldn’t be standing in our new library. The speed in which we executed the whole project from day one of fundraising to the opening is truly incredible.

Please welcome our new 2019 executive…

Linda Moffatt – Board Chair (2 year position)
Lillian Stewart – President
Lesley Macdonald – Vice President
Anna Kate Newman – Treasurer
Jane Power-Grimm – Secretary
Jon Percy –¬†Membership Coordinator/ Website Maintenance (ex officio)


2015 AGM Draft Minutes [In WP Word Format *.doc]
Note: these are draft minutes subject to ratification at the next AGM