The December meeting is the SVIMS AGM. Time to elect a new executive and process yearly business.
President Andy (now ex-president Andy) calls the 2019 AGM meeting to order and gallops through the agenda at breakneck speed.
The SVIMS excutive for 2019:
President: David Walde
Vice President: Mel Hess
Treasurer: Kurt Raeder
Membership Coordinator: Gillian Phillips
Secretary: Andre DeLeebeeck
Directors at Large
This year, the AGM was also the culmination of a raffle. The grand prize was a pair of watercolours donated by Dr. Denis Benjamin, a speaker from earlier in the year. The raffle, ably managed by Sandie Walde, brought in over $1000.
Following the break, SVIMS member Dr. Shannon Berch, recently retired from the BC Ministry of the Environment, held the audience spellbound with the story of her search for the ectomycorrhizal partners of BC’s Garry Oaks.