PRESIDENTS "FINAL"FAREWELL
My last duty as President will be the 2017 AGM this April. Serving as President for the last eight years has been challenging and rewarding in seeing the Club membership increase from about 225 to now over 750. During this time we have accomplished a great deal.
·        Overcoming the Kiewit occupation that almost saw the demise of the Club
·        Streamlining our membership processing
·        Creating a Club web site
·        Building a new:
o       Trap range
o       Handgun range
o       Septic system
o       Access road to the Club
o       Washhouse
o       Biathlon range
o       Securing the Club house foundation
·        Having the Club Lease extended for 30 years
·        Resolving our boundary problems with our neighbour and increasing our land base
·        Completing a significant amount of landscaping
 
Our  affiliation with the Legacy Park is an important step in preserving our Club location as is providing our facilities to policing agencies, the Boy Scouts, Air Cadets and other institutions.
 
All of this accomplished through the work of the Executive, Directors and members. Again, unfortunately the participation of members have been few and mainly carried by the same members.
 
This April will see new  or returning Executive members that will be tasked with existing and new challenges:
·        Preparing a maintenance budget, plan and schedule for all facilities,
·        Seeing the Club complete the requirements of the new Societies Act,
·        Club financial reporting complies with requirements of auditing and the Society Act,
·        Completing the biathlon range and working agreement with the Legacy Park,
·        Finding a solution to our well water situation,
·        Completing our noise attenuation project and determining the best remedy's.
·        Getting more members involved in work parties
 
My experience and observation is that the general administration of the Club with the current membership numbers now requires a person or persons who are either retired or can otherwise dedicate many hours a week in managing the various aspects and issues that arise with the Club Executive, Directors, Municipal and Provincial agencies. The time required by the Executive members who manage the communications, finances and membership administration, also requires a significant amount of time and is vitally important to keep the Club functioning.
 
My  greatest concern is that unless more members and particularly the younger members are prepared to take on Executive and Director positions, the Club will falter!
Now is the time for more members to step forward, make your presents known!
For the Executive, Directors and members whom I have worked with over the years, thank you
Yours truly.
 
Mike Wallace
President
 

 

 

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