Shareholders to decide fate of Stratford Country Club


Future of the 100-year-old Stratford Country Club (SCC) lies in the hands of shareholders called to attend a special meeting at the club on Friday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Shareholders will be asked to consider, and “if thought fit,” pass a resolution or resolutions approving the sale of some, or all, assets of the country club.

The notice signed by club secretary Dom Gaffney added that “a description of the matters to be submitted to the meeting will be forwarded to all shareholders as early as possible before the meeting.”

The Stratford Country Club’s Board of Directors earlier asked Stratford Police to investigate irregularities in the club’s accounts, and disclosed that the club owes more than $1 million to a bank, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and bond holders. The club needs to come up with ways to repay the debt or find a buyer by January 31, 2015.

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Membership form revised for 2015

Those seeking to join or renew memberships in the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation or Friends of the Fryfogel Arboretum for 2015 will fill out a new membership form replacing two separate forms used previously.

“The new form will make it easier to administer membership and activities undertaken by the Foundation as well as the Arboretum,” said Eric Adams, Chair of the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation.

Basic membership (family included) remains at $25 for 2015.

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Did you know?

  • Manufacturing employs just under a third of the workforce in Perth County;
  • Some 2,200 farms operate across the County;
  • There are more than 498,159 acres of fertile land in the County;
  • Perth County farm output is greater than that of four other provinces combined;
  • Some 1.2 million tourists visit each year.
  • Monthly photo contest announced

    Calling all shutterbugs!

    Top entry each month in our new photo contest will appear on our website.

    All the best entries will be included in a photography exhibit during open houses at Fryfogel Tavern next summer. All entries become the property of the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation.

    This contest is open to amateur photographers residing in Perth County.

    We’re looking for photos of historic sites found in Perth County.

    Deadline for entries will be the 15th of each month, with first entries due by December 15, 2014.

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    Remembering the 4,000 from Perth County who enlisted to fight in the Great War

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    Flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — and the Canadian flag at half staff next to Stratford’s war memorial — symbols of the nationwide tribute paid to Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, killed in a hit-and-run at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Monday, October 20, and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, Argyll and Southern Highlander reservist from Hamilton, killed on ceremonial guard duty at the Cenotaph in Ottawa, Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (Ottawa photo by Charlie Crabb)

    Remembrance Day services across Canada this November 11 will look back 100 years to the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians who fought and died in World War 1 from 1914 to 1918.

    Some 4,000 men from Perth County enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) and more than 2,500 saw action overseas, according to A History of Perth County to 1967, published in 1967 by W. Stafford Johnson and Hugh J.M. Johnson, M.A..

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