2012 President’s Report – 2013 AGM
C.A.C.S.P. in 2012 began with organizing improvements to the Tulista Gallery – a new floor for the gallery, sinks removal, set-up of the “Resource Center”, kitchen re-organized, installation of picture rails, some new lighting strips and LED lamp replacements.
After much discussion, a new CACSP website was approved to be developed by Ryan Labelle of Honeycomb Webworks. Results were realized in the later part of the year – much to everybody’s satisfaction.
The office administrator was let go as costs climbed to unreasonable heights. Frankie Allen was hired as part time summer cashier position. Frankie’s energy and expertise recommended her to follow through with part time office responsibilities for which we are very thankful.
Tulista gallery programs all succeeded very well thanks to the long hours of work by Directors and volunteers. If success is measured in numbers, then 2012 saw over 12,000 visitors to the gallery as compared to 9700 visitors in 2011. Add to that number the visitors for other CACSP projects (Studio Tours, GBS, ARTSEA and SFAS) and CACSP was responsible for attracting over 20,000 visitors the this area.
With this kind of success, we have our work cut out for us in 2013. I believe that CACSP is up to the challenge even though there will be changes of Directors, programs and grant monies.Richard Julien
TREASURER’S REPORT – 2012
We had a small loss of just under $2000. This is good in that some of our funders do not like to see us make a lot of money each year. You will recall that last year we had net income of about $2,000.
Our revenue decreased about $50,000 and our expenses decreased approximately $55,000. The decrease in revenue was due to decreases in art sales, raffle proceeds, admission fees and grant funding. The decrease in expenses occurred in advertising and wages.
The Sidney Fine Art Show greatly contributes to the funding of … programmes and the Arts Centre as well.
Our cash at the end of the year was about $91,000 (2011 – $100,000). You will see that when I present the budget for 2013, we will again endeavor to ‘break even’.
I would like to thank all the directors for all their hard work during the year.
April 11, 2013