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Årsmöte 2018 – minutes



20 February 2018 – at Il Giardino

§1 Annual Meeting Opens
Current President Lotta Bjuve opens the Annual Meeting, and establishes that 18 members are present. All have paid membership fees for 2018 and will therefore have voting rights. Lotta announces that invitation to the annual meeting was sent to all members in a timely manner.

§2 Approval of Agenda
The agenda is approved. No submissions from any member were received.

§3 Election of President for meeting
Lotta Bjuve was elected as President for the meeting Election of Secretary for meeting  Annie Falkenby was elected as Secretary of the meeting Appointment of two adjusters of the Minutes Cecilia Krohn and Gunilla Noaksson Burke were elected as adjusters

§4 Annual Report 2016
Annie Falkenby reads the Annual Report from 2017 and all members approve.

§5 Financial Reports 2016
Anna Lissnils reads and explains the results of 2017. Auditor’s Report is approved by Victor Falkenby and all members.

§6 Election of President for 1 year
Lotta Bjuve is elected as President for 2018

§7 Discharging of the Board 2017
All agree that the Board of Directors have discharged their duties in good faith and with appropriate diligence during 2017.

§8 Election of Secretary for 1 year
Annie Falkenby is elected as Secretaries for 2018

§9 Election of Treasurer for 1 year
Anna Lissnils is elected as Treasurer for 2018

§10 Election of additional board members
Stella Gedda, Monica Timm, Anna Strandbacke, Malin Ferguson and Sofi Asmundsson are elected as members of the board

§11 Election of Auditor for 2018
Victor Falkenby was elected Auditor for 2018

§12  Appointment of Members to the Nominating Committee Ewa Muscari and Monica Timm are elected for the Nominating Committee.

§13 Membership Fees for 2019
We discussed the option of lowering the member fee to $35 but decided for it to remain at $45. All members approve.

§14 Budget for 2018
Anna Lissnils reads and explains the budget for 2018. An adjustment was made for an added cultural event celebrating Ingmar Bergman.

§15 Activites for 2018
Suggestions came up as follows; FilmFestival and an event to celebrate Ingmar Bergman is under consideration currently. Discussed the Christmas Bazaar along with Sons of Norway’s Bazaar, we will need to be at least 20 people on the day of our own bazar or we might need to make changes, maybe make it smaller. Ewa is organizing a lunch in Williamsburg. Waffles and book exchange on March 20th. SWEA Virginia Beach are turning 15 year’s this year and we will celebrate with a potluck picknick in a park on May 5th. is an organization that invites people from all over the world to meet for drinks and mingle, they met once a month and Anna Bellars will invite SWEA to the one planned for March. It was suggested that one member is to be in charge of one event per month each, and during that month the member organizes a get together for the rest, maybe book a table at a restaurant for lunch or dinner, invites everyone to go for a walk or maybe a fika. Visit Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and get a lesson in CPR . Celebrate June 6th on June 6th. Celebrate Midsummer on June 23rd. Lantern Asia at the Botanical Gardens.

§16 Adjournment
Lotta Bjuve extends gratitude to all members present and the board askes that the members please let their opinions and wishes be heard through out the year. We all thank Anna and Stella for organizing such a nice dinner.

Norfolk, February 20, 2018