Changes abound for annual meeting
You will notice changes in the timing, venue, and format of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association 2019 annual meeting. It will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Upper Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, Maryland 20839.
Timing change: Traditionally the meeting has been held the first Saturday in March. We have pushed the date back two weeks, so that it occurs after the switch to Daylight Savings Time. Sunset falls at 7:17 p.m. You should be able to drive home in daylight.
New venue: We have moved the meeting from Williamsport to Beallsville. There have been complaints about some of the recent venues, regarding the quality of the food or noise from adjacent rooms. We have had success with other Assocation events at the the Upper Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department.
Format: If you arrive early for the meet-the-candidates hour, you can purchase lunch. Pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, chips and drinks will be on the lunch menu. The schedule for the day is:
- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet the candidates with optional light lunch
- 1-4 p.m. Annual meeting
- 4-5 p.m. Happy hour
- 5-6 p.m. Dinner
The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers for 2019, select a nominating committee for 2020, receive reports of officers and committees, and conduct any other business that may properly come before it. There were no proposed bylaws amendments submitted for consideration at this meeting. All members of the Association in good standing are invited to attend.