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Report to Horticultural Society

At the PEC Annual General Meeting, on Novenber 27, Norma Crichton delivered the Green Trust's report:

As you know the Green Trust is a registered charity which raises money to support local groups who are improving the environment and landscape in The County.

The officers and directors receive no remuneration and endeavour to charge no expenses to the Trust. Every penny that we collect goes back to our County in some way. Unlike the big charities, who, according to W5 have the alarming percentage of each dollar going to its target as follows:

  • Sick Childrens Hospital 11%
  • Canadian Cancer Fund 28%
  • Childrens' Variety Village 5%

Boy that's a lot of salaries and address stickers!

This year we presented a cheque for $750 to the local group who have commissioned Ruth Abernethy to do a bronze sculpture of John A. MacDonald addressing the jury. As many of you may know Miss Abernethy's work in Toronto, I guess her best known sculptures are of Glen Gould and Ed Mirvish. Our money will be used in the landscaping around the sculpture.

Over the years we have given some $6,000 to groups such as:

  • Prince Edward County Horticultural Society
  • Ameliasburgh Garden Club
  • Master Gardeners
  • Picton Cenotaph
  • Glenwood Cemetery
  • Hastings/Prince Edward Land Trust - Miller Farm
  • The Hospice

Next year we are considering supporting the extension of the Millenium Trail.

This past spring we raised money by holding a Music Festival at the Crystal Palace after the garden show and this fall we hosted a bus tour from Toronto's Botanical Gardens to our local gardens. We are most grateful to Sandra Dowd and Pat Stuckey for offering their gardens to view - again and also to Walter McGee who acted as our tour guide so competently.

As of November 13, 2013

  • Cash on hand is $1,280.74
  • Investments are $12,000.00
  • For a total net worth of $13,280.74

I do have the receipt book with me if anyone would like to top up their charitable donations for 2013. Thank you

And for those of you readers who missed the opportunity at the meeting, charitable donations can still be accepted for 2013. Contact us for details.