Thank you for all who came out to the AGM on Thursday evening!
It was great to see some new faces and long time members attending. Below are some of the highlights from the night.
The following members were elected into new positions:
- President: Rob Engh
- Vice-President: Ray Boulton
- Secretary: Emily Duquette
The rest of the Executive Positions were filled by acclimation of the member in the current position:
- Treasurer: Ian Baird
- Membership: Jack Marissen
- Public Relations: Geoff Fraser
- Rentals: Rob Engh
Newly elected to the Board as 2 year Directors for the years 2019-2021 are:
- Ken Cropley
- Erik Jensen
- Bob Lalonde
- Jessica Maclowich
- Mark Porter
- Shalane Talkes
Please note that our first combined meeting will be held on April 4th in the Clubhouse starting at 7:30pm. All Directors as required to be there!
Here are some things to note from the approved budget:
Membership increase of $10 for all memberships across the board. This is to account for the rising cost of utilities and insurance rates and additional coverage added to the plan for members. A short-list of coverages will be posted to the website once it is received from the Insurer.
Membership cap increase of 500 new memberships. With the completion of so many projects over the last year including Range 2B and Range 5, the BOD approved an increase of 500 additional memberships over the course of 2019. This will be a gradual increase and monitored on an ongoing basis to not overwhelm the ranges with new members.
Allocation of funds to support community contributions. We are going to be ramping up our support for various groups who are raising awareness and working on enhancing our fish and wildlife populations.
Proposed Clubhouse improvements. We continue to try and resolve our challenges with the City of Abbotsford with regards to the expansion of the Clubhouse. We are hopeful by complying with their latest requirements that they will finally issue a Building Permit.
Scholarship fund. With a successful inaugural year for the scholarship fund, we will be continuing to support members and their families with post-secondary eduction scholarships. Applications are now being accepted. Visit our Scholarship Fund page.
Some of the proposed special expenditures for the year:
- Completion of lighting and heating upgrades for Ranges 3 & 4,
- Trap expansion, new equipment and houses,
- Range 5 shed cover,
- Additional steel targets,
- Driveway and paving improvements.
Finally we are continuing with our due diligence on the new property expansion, but have come to realize that we need a larger group of people involved in this project. If you are interested in volunteering your time and have property development experience, real estate expertise or bureaucracy knowledge, we would love to hear from you. Please send an email to our Range Expansion Committee at email@example.com.