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2021 MVFN Members’ Night and Annual General Meeting



We are pleased to announce our upcoming member presentations, followed by the MVFN Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 20.  It’s that time of year when we have the opportunity to learn from two of our talented members, as well as hear the latest announcements from our Bursary Committee.  And we will start off with the ever-popular Nature Sightings with Ken Allison.

Gord Harrison is co-founder and co-coordinator of Climate Network Lanark (CNL), a dedicated group of about 50 volunteers driving deep action on climate change.  Gord will provide a brief history of CNL and explain its three-pronged nature-based climate solutions work.

Trish Larkin will be announcing the recipients of the Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards.  There will be an opportunity to meet some of them and hear an interview with a previous bursary recipient.

Bruce Smith and Kit Muma will discuss their experience sharing and learning through iNaturalist.   Kit and Bruce repatriated to Canada, moving to Perth in 2019, after retiring from faculty positions at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

MVFN Members’ Night

6:45    Social Time
6:50    Nature Sightings                         Ken Allison
7:05    Official Welcome                         Ron Williamson
7:10    Nature Solutions                         Gord Harrison
7:30    Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary      Trish Larkin
7:45    iNaturalist Focus                         Kit Muma and Bruce Smith

8:00 MVFN Annual General Meeting

The AGM is a very important function in the life of any organization, so we hope you can stay and take part in learning about the affairs of MVFN during this past year. You will have an opportunity to vote on the selection of the new Board of Directors for 2021/22 and an amendment to our constitution (article 10 g).

Our year of living virtually is almost over and the MVFN Board of Directors request your presence to help us celebrate the year that was and look forward to the year to come.

Please review the following documents as you will be asked to vote to accept each one during the meeting. You will also be asked to elect a board of directors. All current directors and officers have agreed to stand for  election. Their names and positions are outlined in the agenda.

Minutes of the last AGM (2019)
2020-2021 Annual Report



Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 862 1863 5036
Passcode: 147494

We hope to see you there!