The AGM of the Harvey Community Hall was held at the Riverside-Albert Recreation Centre on Thursday, May 6th and the progress of the board was reviewed. The focus of the board is to maintain and ultimately restore this historic structure for community use.
A group of local artists created and produced an original Sea Shanty musical as a promotional contribution for the awareness campaign. It is on the Harvey Hall Facebook page and at https://youtu.be/qG6lnpG5vvs.
President Melissa Richard Wilbur, Vice-chair Ethel Duffy Ries, Secretary Debbie James, and Treasurer Shelly (Kennie) Wilbur serve as the executive of a seven-member board, and any of them would be very happy to speak to you if you have questions or wish to volunteer.
There are five committees, each led by a board member, which focus on various aspects of this project. To work on one of the committees, board membership is not a requirement. However, the bylaws have been changed to allow for up to thirteen board members and we are recruiting for legal expertise, social media marketing, strategic planning and engineering on the board.
We have received a provincial grant for an engineering report and will be seeking other funding to help in the actual restoration work. For those who wish to donate there is a “GoFundMe” page on Facebook and a quilt raffle ticket sale (draw August 1, 2021). Also, anyone can directly donate via e-transfer to harveyhalltreasurer@ protonmail.com or to one of the executive. We are a non-profit organization and issue personalized receipts for donations. The board has been very encouraged with the community support and enthusiasm for this project.
Our sincere “thank you” to everyone who has assisted thus far, and we look forward to a productive 2021.