OGCS AGM – Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

The Old Growth Conservancy Society invites you to it’s AGM, In-Person!

OLD GROWTH CONSERVANCY SOCIETY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2024 7:00 PM
Kiwanis Great Hall, 999 21st St., West Vancouver
Social Hour 6:00 PM – Pizza and snacks provided
AGENDA:

Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of February 22, 2023 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Election of Directors
Presentation by Allen Larocque – Fish, Forests, Fungi: soils in the ‘salmon forests’ of BC

Abstract: Salmon come home to their natal streams each fall to spawn and die, and their corpses feed bears, wolves and other forest animals. These distribute carcasses deep into the forest, and animal urine and feces can carry nutrients kilometres from the sea. From these carcasses plants can gain access to nitrogen and other nutrients that encourage growth; hence salmon can ‘fertilize’ the forest. An often-overlooked component in this story is the soil; soils are incredibly active, living places full of bacteria and fungi that act as intermediaries between the salmon and the trees.

To renew your membership, the $10 annual membership fee will be accepted at the AGM, cash only, or may be sent online from your financial institution website via Interac e-Transfer® to ogcs.wv@gmail.com. Please include your name and email address in the optional message field. Any amount over the membership fee will gratefully be accepted as a donation.

Alternatively, cheques may be mailed to:
   OGCS
   P.O. Box 91053
   West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N3

Please email ogcs.wv@gmail.com if you have any questions about your membership status.

2023 AGM Minutes

OGCS AGM – Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023

The Old Growth Conservancy Society invites you to it’s AGM via Zoom.

OLD GROWTH CONSERVANCY SOCIETY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023 7:00 PM

AGENDA:
Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of February 24, 2021 AGM
Adoption of Minutes of February 23, 2022 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Election of Directors
Presentation by Daniel Mosquin – Adaptations of Temperate Rainforest Plants

The Zoom meeting will open 15 minutes early to allow time to admit people from the waiting room. When addressing the chair, remember to unmute yourself and state your name so membership can be verified. Voting in favour of motions will require no action. Voting opposed to a motion can be done by raising a hand or stating your name and “Opposed”. Please remember that only current members can vote.

To renew your membership, the $10 annual membership fee may be sent online from your financial institution website via Interac e-Transfer® to ogcs.wv@gmail.com. Please include your name and email address in the optional message field. Any amount over the membership fee will gratefully be accepted as a donation.

Alternatively, cheques may be mailed to:
   OGCS
   P.O. Box 91053
   West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N3

Please email ogcs.wv@gmail.com if you have any questions about your membership status or to request a link to the Zoom meeting. Please do not post the Zoom link on social media.

2021 AGM Minutes
2022 AGM Minutes

Newsletter #20 January – December 2022

Newsletter #20 for 2022 is available for download here.

The feature article is on remembering Katharine Steig. A Celebration of Life for her was held just outside the Conservancy on Nov 26. The light dusting of snow falling lent a serene tone as over 50 of us shared memories of Katharine. Representatives from several stewardship groups were present with the OGCS contingent including directors past and present.

The newsletter also has updates on monitoring, guided tours and the return of the Bridge Festival.

Newsletter #19 July-Dec 2021

The OGCS Newsletter #19 for July-Dec 2021 has been published and is available for download here.

The feature story is on the many names for a tree commonly found throughout the Conservancy, the balsam fir, or is it really the amabilis fir? Read the article to find out.

Other articles include how the District is moving to protect the Eagleridge lands and a tribute to Ken Farquharson who passed away last August at the age of 86, having lived a life dedicated to the protection of wilderness areas.

OGCS AGM – Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022

The Old Growth Conservancy Society invites you to it’s AGM via Zoom.

OLD GROWTH CONSERVANCY SOCIETY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022 7:00 PM

AGENDA:
Approval of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes of February 24, 2021 AGM
Directors’ and Treasurer’s Reports
Election of Directors
Presentation by Andy MacKinnon – “Mushrooms of BC”

We are honoured to have Andy MacKinnon as this year’s guest speaker. Andy worked for the BC Forest Service for three decades, mostly on BC’s coast, where he was responsible for ecosystem classification and mapping and a program of forest ecology research focused on old growth structure and composition, effects of climate change, and BC’s native plants and fungi. He is best known as the co-author of many guidebooks on BC plants and fungi, most recently Mushrooms Of British Columbia, co-authored with Kem Luther.

The Zoom meeting will open 15 minutes early to allow time to admit people from the waiting room. When addressing the chair, remember to unmute yourself and state your name so membership can be verified. Voting in favour of motions will require no action. Voting opposed to a motion can be done by raising a hand or stating your name and “Opposed”. Please remember that only current members can vote.

To renew your membership, the $10 annual membership fee may be sent online from your financial institution website via Interac e-Transfer® to ogcs.wv@gmail.com. Please include your name and email address in the optional message field. Any amount over the membership fee will gratefully be accepted as a donation.

Alternatively, cheques may be mailed to our new address at:
   OGCS
   P.O. Box 91053
   West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N3

Please email ogcs.wv@gmail.com if you have any questions about your membership status or to request a link to the Zoom meeting. Please do not post the Zoom link on social media.

OGCS 2021 AGM Minutes

30+1 Anniversary of the 1990 Golf Course Referendum

Now that BC has lifted restrictions on outdoor events, the OGCS is thrilled to invite you to the 30+1 Anniversary of the 1990 Golf Course Referendum. COVID-19 didn’t cancel the 30th anniversary celebration. It just delayed it a year. 

Fully vaccinated guests are welcome on Sunday, November 21 at 1 PM in Parking Lot #5 to reminisce with old friends, make new ones and celebrate West Vancouver citizens choosing protection of old growth over golf. We are fortunate to have both a reason to celebrate and a large, outdoor area with plenty of room for social distancing.

With any luck, there will be snow, so dress warmly. There will be treats and beverages. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

An optional RSVP to ogcs.wv@gmail.com would be appreciated so we know how many are coming.

Post Event Edit:
Thanks to everyone that came out. It was wonderful to see old friends in-person again. We were fortunate to sneak this in before omicron made an appearance on the North Shore.

Here’s a video of the event courtesy of Will Coop.