Thursday, 25 June 2015

2015 Annual General Meeting

The Headingley Grand Trunk Trail's AGM took place April 27, 2015. With 24 trail enthusiast in attendance, this year's meeting covered a lot of hot topics.

  • Financial Report
  • Election of officers
  • Tree Planting Project
  • Barton Garden
  • Prairie Pollinators with Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson

Financial Report

Ray Hutton gave a quick review of HGTT's current financial standing and some upcoming plans for investment in the trail.

Election of officers

Susanne Moore led us in the official election of officers for the new year.

Your 2015/2016 board of directors are Dianna Juchnowski (Chair), Rob Cuthbertson-Black (Vice-Chair), Joan Spice (Secretary), Treasurer (vacant) and Karl Gompf (Past-Chair).
Members at large: Crystal Cuthbertson-Black, Robert Burch, Les McCann, Marley Petersen, Jean Robson, Ken Sommerfield
Ex-officio members: Susanne Moore (MHRD) and Jim Robson (RM of Headingley).

Tree Planting Project

Ken Sommerfield has big plans for planting trees all along the trail, focusing first on the section West of Wescana Street. His dream is to create a canopy of trees the full length of the trail, which will provide shelter and shade. We'll be posting a full detailed blog on the project later in the year. Ken even brought seedlings to the meeting for attendees to take home.

Barton Garden

Last year Lois Maclennan took on the task of reviving the Barton Garden, located between Alboro and Rodney Street, and is happily taking on the task again this year. She has big plans for the garden, focusing on planting native flowers and grasses to the area. Next time you pass by the garden, take a moment to sit and enjoy the flowers.

Prairie Pollinators with Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson

Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson is a Botanist at the Manitoba Museum who gave an excellent presentation on prairie pollinators and her field work researching the relationship between plants and insects. After her presentation the room was a"BUZZ" with the truly fascinating information we had just learned. A big thank you to Dr. Bizecki Robson for opening our eyes to the huge impact those little bugs can have on our environment.

Thank you to all of our AGM attendees, Lois Maclennan, Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson, the RM of Headingley, HGTTA Board Members, and Tim Hortons.

We'd also like to thank Ray Hutton, who has stepped down as Treasurer, for his many years on the board. Ray, you will be greatly missed!

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