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March 4, 2014

Posted on 26 March, 2014 at 11:00

Meeting called to order at 11:00 am.


CHAIR: Susan Hammer


PRESENT: Heather Eyford, Pat Green, Paul Hammer, Susan Hammer, Amanda Mosher, Helma Rogge Rehders, Sherrill Ruckert



I. Minutes of February 4, 2014

II. Report from Steering Committee

III. New Business

IV: Fund Raising Proposal by Amanda Mosher


I. Minutes read and corrected as follows: Linda Bradley, not Bailey; Heather Eyford not Eyolfson. Spelling of Helma Rogge Rehders. Motion by Helma to accept as corrected. Seconded by Pat. Carried.


II. Report of Steering Committee by Sherrill. By-laws essentially completed as presented by Linda Bradley. Letter drafted by committee and sent to Ken Muracz thanking him for his support of SCAPE to date and requesting rental fees required for SCAPE to rent the space currently occupied by Hammer’s Music and the Otter’s Restaurant. Letter delivered to Ken on March 3 by Paul and Susan Hammer. Securing the rental fee will make it possible for SCAPE to go forward in creating the means to produce the fee and begin scheduling for programming.


The first Annual General Meeting will be held in October. At this time a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors will be presented by the current First Directors. The procedure for this activity is delineated in the by-laws aforementioned.


III. New Business:

1. Paul and Susan met with Ken on March 3 and presented the letter from the

Steering Committee. Ken responded with a proposed rental fee of $1500 per month with a 1-2 year lease to try it out. Lease to begin in September.


2. Helma presented a proposal that a group of artists numbering about 20 rent the

space for the months of June, July and August and set up a boutique.

Artists would not be required to be juried as for the Wave, but can include

any from the community who would be willing to share the rent and the

scheduling of the space. Arts events could also be created by this

collective for the space during these months. A Space Steering Committee

of Helma, Paul, Susan, Linda, Sherrill was struck. Cathy Sutton will be

invited to join. Proposed that the committee meet on Mondays at the Otter

at 10am.


3. Susan reported that Hammer’s Music will rent a smaller space in the Plaza for

that business and will not be sharing in the rental of the SCAPE space.



4. Programming: Susan reported that currently that Hammers Music and the

Otter Restaurant have been sponsoring weekly jam sessions, monthly

Folk Concerts and Dance Events. To date performers have largely been

volunteer or only receiving a small honorarium. It is part of the intention

of SCAPE that artists be paid proper fees. To this end, funding available

through the Manitoba Arts Council (which only funds professional artists)

is being considered. The deadline for a grant proposal for the Artists in

Community programme is March 25, 2014.


Susan hopes to have a festival of Canadian Roots music on June 14 of this

year. Susan and Paul met with Allen Sulyma to discuss possible

Co-sponsoring of this event with the Town of Winnipeg Beach.

Discussion of a possible grant through the Manitoba Provincial Arts

Branch that can cover up to a $2000 shortfall. Suggested the need for

A Grants Applications Steering Committee.


Grants Applications Steering Committee.

Of those present, Linda Pat, Paul, Susan and Helma expressed interest in being on the committee.

Susan acknowledged the explorations re the Regional Arts Council that

have been done by Linda and Raye Anderson to date. Helma discussed

the possibility of establishing a local branch of this Council. Also

mentioned was the need to further explore the possibilities proposed by

Amber of the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation (e.g., the Chase the Ace

Activity) now that SCAPE has by-laws. She also introduced a copy of the

Interlake E-News: Children and Youth opportunities, edited by

Bev Arden ([email protected]) as a resource.


IV. Fund-Raising Opportunity was presented by Amanda Mosher who operates a

Home-based business with Steeped Tea. SCAPE members would sell 12

types of tea and several types of infusers door-to-door. 40% of sales

would then be donated to SCAPE. Amanda stressed the simplicity of the

setup created by her company for doing this. It was suggested by the

others present that she bring her suggestion to the AGM in October.


The Meeting was adjourned at 12:30.


Submitted by Sherrill Ruckert





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