Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013
The 95th Annual General Meeting of the
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
will be held in Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
October 19th, 2013 at 2:30 pm
For further information please contact:
Donna Zeman, Executive Director
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
Box 130, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P3
Tel: (613) 257-2714 ~ Fax: (613) 257-8896
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers thriving
Posted Sep 13, 2012 By Jeff Maguire
EMC Business - Eric Bjergso is in China this week on a marketing trip to sell Canadian wool to the largest emerging market in the world.
Bjergso is the long-time general manager of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited (CCWG). What many people don't know is that the company, the oldest industry in Carleton Place, is also the centre of the wool business in Canada. The national cooperative grades and markets nearly three million pounds of raw wool annually, with more than 90 per cent of the activity occurring at their Carleton Place headquarters.
On Aug. 10 and 11 nearly 60 staff and directors of CCWG from across Canada attended the organization's annual general meeting (AGM) in Carleton Place. Two days of meetings involving directors, management and staff were highlighted by the official opening of the cooperative's newest piece of infrastructure. The 45 foot by 150 foot building will be used partly to store graded product (wool) and partly as a centre for the firm's considerable livestock supply and handling equipment division.
Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc was a special guest at the official opening, as well as at the evening banquet, attended by 100 people, held at the Carleton Place Curling Club which brought the AGM to a close.
CCWG Annual General Meeting 2012
The 94th AGM was held Saturday, August 11th 2012 at 2:30 pm at the
Carleton Place Curling Club, 120 Patterson Crescent, Carleton Place, ON
Lee-Anne Durant-McIntyre (CP Stockman Supply Manager) & Jim McNeely (Wool Superintendant)
holding the wool roving for ribbon cutting ceremony performed by
Dwayne Acres (CCWG President), Wendy LeBlanc (CP Mayor) & Eric Bjergso (CCWG General Manager)
CCWG Wool Industry News
The CCWG recently held Management and Board of Director meetings at the 94th Annual General Meeting in Carleton Place, Ontario on August 10th & 11th 2012. The 2012 elected Board of Directors are as follows:
President - Dwayne C. Acres, Osgoode, ON
1st Vice President - David Mastine, St. Felix de Kingsey, QC
2nd Vice President - John D. Woodburn, Grimshaw, AB
- John L. Farrell, Wingham, ON
Additional Directors returning to the Board are as follows:
Margarete Zillig, Scotch Village, NS (Audit Committee)
Lee Sexton, Hanley, SK (Audit Committee)
Ken H. Mallinson, Langley, BC (Audit Committee)
Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB (CSF Representative)
John D. Balderson, Magrath, AB
Ward Harden, Fir Mountain, SK
For the fiscal year ending February 29, 2012 the co-operative recorded gross sales of $8,000,824 which represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year, with net income from overall operations of $481,860. The Board of Directors have authorized a dividend payment of 7% to the shareholders and 5 cents per pound to the Shareholder Wool Shipper Loyalty Reward Program (SWSLRP). Full details on these programs can be found under Become a Shareholder or Wool Preparation Guide pages. Wool volume increased by 8.6% in 2012 and 8.2% in 2011.
A new storage warehouse at Carleton Place has been completed and the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on August 11th. It will be utilized as an efficient storage and shipping area for graded wool bales as well as storage for our rapidly expanding livestock supplies business.
The national wool Certificate of Merit recipients for 2011 were announced as follows:
Quebec - Hugh Sutherland, Huntingdon, QC
Ontario - Dave Willard, Stella, ON
Ontario - Jim & Nancy Kehoe, Lansdowne, ON - Shearers: Gerald Gemmill & Don Metheral
Ontario - Anita O’Brien, Lansdowne, ON - Shearers: Gerald Gemmill & Don Metheral
Manitoba - Alfred Epp, Boissevain, MB
Manitoba - Early Dawn Land & Livestock Ltd, Virden, MB
Saskatchewan Range - Dale & Dawn Montgomery, Maple Creek, SK - Shearer: Cliff Metheral
Saskatchewan Range - Rex Furgeson, Maple Creek, SK - Shearer: Dan Cahoon
Saskatchewan Range - Richard & Wanda Perrault, Val Marie, SK
Saskatchewan Domestic - Brimar Farms / Martin Catto, Lipton, SK - Shearers: Cliff & Kathy Metheral
Alberta Range - East Cardston Colony, Cardston, AB - Shearers: Colony Shearers
Alberta Domestic - Raymond Harrison, Spirit River, AB
Alberta Domestic - Brian Taylor, Darwell, AB T0E 0L0
British Columbia - Richard & Elizabeth Chambers, Dunster, BC
British Columbia - Horse Camp Ranch – Dennis Clausen, Clinton, BC - Shearer: David Cadsand
As well, three long serving Ontario sheep shearers were recognized by CCWG for their outstanding service and dedication to the sheep and wool industry.
Fearnley Davies – Tweed, ON
Neil Metheral – Glen Huron, ON
George Foster – Jasper, ON
Lee-Anne Durant-McIntyre, Manager of CCWG Livestock Supplies & Equestrian Centre at Carleton Place was also recognized by Management and the Board of Directors on achieving 25 years service with CCWG.