The Fall River and Area Business Association (FRABA) held its first in-person Annual General Meeting of members in almost two years recently at Inn on the Lake on the shores of beautiful Lake Thomas in Fall River on June 23, 2022
The association welcomed more than 60 of its members to the AGM. The morning started with some time for members to meet and greet, followed by a hot breakfast and a packed agenda.
After the crowd was entertained with music from Waverley resident and YouTube sensation, Dave Carroll, the AGM’s guest speaker, members of FRABA were treated to a presentation on the Power of Story Telling from Carroll.
After Carroll’s presentation and performance, it was time for FRABA Past President, Jason Crowell to give a history overview of the association from how it began to where it is today.
The AGM also had the Treasurer’s report from Mathieu Boileau; president’s report from Steve MacLellan; had a toast to the breakfast from The Laker News’ Pat Healey.
The volunteer of the year was also announced. The FRABA Board unanimously chose Louise MacDonald for her dedication and volunteerism with the annual Tree Lighting.
The report had a lot of positive memories on how it got its legs with Mike Fralick as one of the first founding members.
Three current FRABA Board members were thanked for their time as they either stepped back from the board. Each was given a copy of Carroll’s book Tom the Tomato Plant as a thank you.
From those in the crowd, there were about four or five attendees who stepped up either through being nominated or nominating themselves for a spot on the FRABA Board.
New Vice President, Jessica Palmondon gave a short speech as closing remarks to wrap up the two-hour plus AGM.
Your new FRABA board that was voted in at the AGM are:
Steve MacLellan, Karen Chasse, Jessica Plamondon, Brandi Hitchens, Mathieu Boileau, Anna-Marie Hubbard, Deborah Peddle-Hann , Jennifer Rideout, Julianno Scaglione, Katherine Larter, Todd Hann