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Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our sponsors and the Calgary Expo team, we will be hosting a charity screening of Serenity (2005) as part of the official Calgary Expo programming on Friday, April 17, 2015.

If all goes as planned, this will be the first of three planned screenings taking part throughout Alberta (Edmonton in Sept, Lethbridge in Nov) to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Alberta Browncoats Society and the 10th anniversary of the Big Damn Movie!

As with our screening at Edmonton Expo in 2014, this screening will be an un-ticketed event; your Calgary Expo ticket (Friday or Weekend pass) is all you need to come join in on the fun.

However, this is a charity screening so donations will be greatly appreciated. Donors will receive a draw ticket making them eligible for door prizes. Remember last year when we gave away Nathan Fillion autographed items as door prizes? Keep that in mind. This year’s donations are equally epic!

Of course, an event like this (and our charity booth) can’t run by itself. If you are attending Calgary Expo and are interested in volunteering to help at the screening or at our charity booth, please send us a wave by March 31, 2015 with your contact information.

Feb 5 – Knitting Night Canceled

In case you missed our posts on Twitter and Facebook –

Due to the inclement weather (although, nothing really compares to the 167 cm & still falling snowmageddon happening in New Brunswick this month), we have canceled knitting night tonight. We will meet again on Feb 19 at the Carrot.

If any knitters require yarn before the 19th, please leave a request on our Facebook page and we’ll work out how to meet up and get the yarn to you.

2014 AGM Highlights

The 2014 Annual General Meeting has come and gone. If you missed it, here’s some highlights:

2015 Board of Directors
Chair: Sheelagh Semper
Vice Chair: Wendy McCormack
Secretary/Treasurer: Beverley Williams

Directors:
Dr. Doug Reid
Jeri Noyes
Drew Semper
Andy Dempsey

Social Committee (monthly shindig planners):
Jeri Noyes
Wendy McCormack

2015 Convention Schedule
April 16-19 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
May 30-31 EEK! Comic & Pop Culture Fest
June 20-21 CHAS Touch History Expo
Sept 25-27 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
Nov 14-15 Lethbridge Entertainment Expo

Shindigs
We had some great suggestions for Shindigs at the conventions.  Keep your eye on our Shindig calendar or our Facebook page for dates and activity details. Next up is Browncoat Bowling at Bonnie Doon Lanes on January 31st at 2pm.

Knitting
Ma Cobb’s knitting army starts back up in the new year. Beginning Thursday, February 5 2015, we’ll be meeting every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Carrot (9351 118 Ave, Edmonton).

Everyone is welcome. Our group includes many new and novice knitters. No experience required. However, experienced knitters may find themselves subject to adoration and acclaim!

New year, new knitting night

In 2015, our knitting night will change from Wednesday to Thursday. We will continue to host our drop-in knitting sessions on the 2nd and 4th weeks of each month at the Carrot Community Coffee House (9351-118 Ave).

Everyone is welcome. Our group includes many new and novice knitters. No experience required. However, experienced knitters may find themselves subject to adoration and acclaim!

We provide yarn free to volunteer knitters upon request. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more about joining our knitting army.

The Alberta Browncoats Society is sponsored by Canadian Historical Arms Society, and Happy Harbor Comics.

AGM: Agenda

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the safety of our members and to allow recuperation time from all the heavy snow shoveling we’ve all be subject to, we will be postponing our Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for tomorrow. The AGM will now take place on Sunday, Dec 7 at 1pm at the same location (18166 102 Ave, Levitt, Santa Fe Plaza). We will have non alcoholic beverages and will be ordering pizza as a late lunch for attendees.

Agenda:

  • Call to order
    • Minutes from Previous AGM
  • Old Business
    • Reports of Committees in General
  • New Business
    • Presentation of financial report
    • Committees
    • Conventions to attend in 2015
    • Charities to Support in 2015
    • Election of Board of Directors

We will be electing the 2015 Board of Directors at the AGM. Interested members self-nominated via email using their registered member email address between October 27 and November 16, 2014. The board must contain a minimum of 5 members for the Alberta Browncoats Society to continue. It may contain up to 7 members.

To be eligible to be elected to the Board as a Director a person must have served at least one year as a member in good standing.  This year’s nominees are all current serving members on our Board of Directors:

  • Andy Dempsey
  • Wendy McCormack
  • Jeri Noyes
  • Doug Reid
  • Drew Semper
  • Sheelagh Semper
  • Bev Williams

2015 Memberships will be available for purchase at the meeting.