The following reports were distributed at the Annual General Meeting of members.

If you are interested in reports from earlier years, please contact Christine Dietz at 905-384-3121 or click here.

63rd Annual General Meeting

September 20, 2016

Niagara Support Services held its 63rd Annual General Meeting in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Americana Resort. A total of 102 members and guests enjoyed light refreshments while mingling and enjoying each other’s company before the meeting.


NSS Board President Brent Rolfe welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. He and CEO Andrew Lewis then presented the NSS service awards to four exceptional recipients.


A Corporate Teamwork Award was presented to Bissell's Hideaway Resort for working with us to provide everyone with a fun and happy summer at our very own trailer site.


A Community Service Award was presented to GoodLife Kids Foundation for helping us to provide additional services to our Niagara community through their GoodLife Kids Grant Program.


A Community Service Award was presented to Heartland Forest who has been a valued supporter of NSS for several years through access to their facilities and equipment, as well as providing private Frog Fest and Pumpkin Fest activies to our children and families.


A Friend of NSS award was bestowed upon the Italo-Canadian Centennial Club who has been a valued supporter and friend of NSS in some capacity since at least 1997. They serve as hosts of our Annual Summer Family Picnic, and support our Annual Children's Christmas Party.


All of our award recipients have truly enriched the lives of the people we are here to support, thereby championing our Vision of “a community that inspires the wellbeing of its citizens, celebrates meaningful relationships, and benefits when everyone participates in community life.


During the business portion of the evening the minutes of last year’s meeting were adopted, as were the President and the Chief Executive Officer’s report. Mr. Dave Teutenberg of Durward Jones Barkwell & Company presented the financial statements, and his firm was appointed the auditor for the fiscal year 2016-17.


Claudia Valle, Chair of the Nominating Committee, provided the Nominating Committee's report, and the following people were elected to a 3-year term on the NSS Board of Directors:

  • Judy Reid (returning to the NSS Board for her first term)
  • Brent Rolfe (for his third term)
  • Chris Russell (for his first term)
  • Michael Sproule (new board member)
  • Claudia Valle (for her fourth and final term)

Returning to the Board of Directors: Daniell Bartley, Todd Crawford, Jessica Friesen, Ray Robitaille, Ralph Sutton, and Lindsay Tychynski.


The membership approved the actions of the Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2015-16.


Chief Executive Officer Andrew Lewis provided the closing remarks, which included the unveiling of NSS's newly-adopted Core Values of Respect, Choice, Citizenship and Excellence. Everyone rececived a complimentary key lanyard and cell phone screen cleaner with with the inscription Team NTEC-NSS: Respect - Choice - Citizenship - Excellence.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.