The first in-person AGM since the fall of 2019 saw a good turnout of new and returning club members.
Members of the executive presented past minutes, the financial report, the trails report, the programs report, and the membership report. There was also a report from Murphys Point Provincial Park. Of note, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the club’s partnership with the Park. After the reports, elections were held for three executive positions. More on that in a later post.
Following the presentations, reports, and elections, there were was good discussion about how the club can reduce its carbon footprint by improving the grooming and trail maintenance equipment, planting trees, and encouraging/facilitating ride-sharing. Many of these ideas will be discussed at the upcoming executive meeting.
One item of note for all members is that the membership fee will NOT change this year. The fee structure will remain the same as we do our little bit to help keep life affordable.
The final act of the evening was a fantastic presentation by Park Naturalist Samantha Allison who explained how all the creatures who overwinter in the park survive using adaptation, hibernation, brumation, or diapause. Thank you, Samantha!