As you will know, last Friday night we held our LESNW AGM at Concordia. We had a terrific representation at this and your participation is was appreciated. Again, we thank the Concordia community for hosting the meeting.
LESNW Governance Review: During the AGM Garry Le Duff shared key elements of his work around the governance review that we are currently undertaking at the LESNW Council. We appreciate the comments and questions that were received and these will be brought back to the LESNW Council at our next meeting on the 28th May. A ‘straw vote’ was taken at the meeting and this strongly endorsed a ‘hybrid’ model of governance for our association. In the coming period we will further refine the structures of this and then seek further member feedback.
If you have any further thoughts or reflections please don’t hesitate to pass them on.
Spring Head Site: The LESNW Finance Committee has considered a proposal to repurpose the Spring Head site into a Camp Facility. The matter will come before the next LESNW Council meeting on the 28th of May. Needless to say this would be a considerable undertaking for our system but a wonderful opportunity as well.
System Development Fund: During the LESNW AGM Brad Richmond shared that we will need to make some changes to the structure around our system development fund. Over the last couple of years we have been very conscious of ensuring a high level of transparency around this fund. At the next LESNW Council meeting we’ll be considering this further and we’ll bring more information and detail to member sites soon.
I would like to reiterate John’s words at the AGM in that the last 12 months as an association has been challenging. This is reflected in the financials that Brad Richmond presented where we see the high levels of support needed by sites being reflected in the financial results for the last year. I’m confident that the directions we are taking will lead us towards a more proactive mode of operation as we move forward developing individual site strength and therefore system strength.
Every blessing for the coming week/s.