DATE: Saturday February 18, 2017
TIME: 12:30 – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: W.R. Best Memorial Public School located on Old Barrie Road, about 1 km east of the village of Dalston, (To read more, click on title above) which is at the corner of Simcoe Rd 93 and Old Barrie Road.
We look forward to you joining us for fellowship and discussion about what’s been happening in the forest and plans for the future. The proposed agenda is:
12:30 – 1:00 pm Membership table & browsing information booths
1:00 – 1:30 pm Break out to user group meetings for ELECTIONS & discussions.
1:30 – 2:00 pm Refreshments in the gym
2:00 – 2:30 pm Guest speaker, Carl Lesperance from Severn Sound Environmental Association
2:30 – 3:00 pm Annual General Meeting – Reports from the President, Treasurer, Membership Chair and Committees, Election of new Board, reports from user group meetings.
We welcome Carl Lesperance as a guest speaker. Carl is from the Severn Sound Environmental Association and he will speak to the ecological health of the region and water quality issues. This is of great importance to us, as Copeland Forest is the source of three rivers in the region, two of which flow into the Severn Sound.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ELECTIONS
Elections will be held for three of our user group director positions which are up for renewal.
- Hunters & Anglers
- Mountain Bikers
Each of these positions is for a 3-year term and the newly elected user group reps will serve as Directors on the Copeland Forest Friends Association Board of Directors. CFFA meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm at Horseshoe Resort. According to our Constitution, persons wishing to put their names forward for these positions are required to be a paid member of the Copeland Forest Friends Association. If the candidate is not already a member of the CFFA, they must purchase a membership at least one month prior to the Annual General Meeting. The Board consists of 9 user group directors representing Snow Sports, Hunters & Anglers, Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Horse Back Riders, Naturalists, Residents, Businesses, and Horseshoe Resort. There are also two members-at-large who are appointed by the Board on an annual basis, for a total of eleven voting members. Executive positions on the Board, namely President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary are elected by the Board.