January - March Reports
February Dinner Meeting
Craig Todd Speaking
Craig Being Thanked By Lloyd Sheridan
Another very informative dinner meeting was held on February 13th with 66 hungry men being served by our gracious hosts, the members of the Hepworth/Shallow Lake Legion. This is a lower number than normally attend our dinner meetings but many of our members are enjoying some sunshine and warmth in the southern United States.
Following an hour of fellowship the business meeting was presided over by President Alf. Several reports were given and three new members were welcomed to the club. We now have 164 active members as a result of the membership list being updated and revised with several members who have been inactive for some time asking to be removed as well the removal of those who have moved from our area and others who have died.
Our speaker for the evening was Craig Todd and was introduced by President Alf. Craig's timely message gave insight into the current work of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. His presentation included several slides showing the way that the ministry is now relying on partnerships in an effort to keep the important work of conservation of our resources in the Midhurst region of Ontario. Unfortunately the number of employees has been reduced dramatically from the late 80's to the present day and this is why the need to work with partners in communities to help keep the conservation of lands, water ways, and forests protected. It is important to remember that members of our club can be an important part of this process.
Following Craig's presentation, which was well received by all, he was thanked by Lloyd Sheridan.
Area Covered By Midhurst District
Opportunities For The Future
On Saturday, March 25th several of our Men’s Club members came out early to prepare for our annual pancake and sausage breakfast. At 7 a.m. the sausages went into the oven, coffee and tea were turned on and pancake batter was mixed. These were just two of the many tasks needed to run this fun event. Doors opened at 8 and by 9 things were humming with folks lining up for pancakes and syrup. By closing we had served 149 hungry adults and 22 children with net proceeds amounting to $477.62. Thanks goes out to all the club members who helped with this event while also helping the men's club and the community. A special "thank you" to John Twining who as always did a superb job of coordinating this fundraising event. Next year Easter is much later in the season and so our pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, April 20th, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to volunteer or attend.