Presidents Message – February 2016

February 2016

To all Members;

The February Annual General Meeting is tonight, the 23rd of February.

This year the Board has arranged for John Shepard, BCWF Treasurer, and Cheryl Johnston, Director of Operations for the Federation to attend the meeting.

Do you have questions re fees?  What about insurance?  Federation Committees?  The latest motions for the BCWF AGM in Nanaimo this April?  Access to closed lands? First Nations?

If you do, this is your chance to ask people who know the answers.  Let’s get out as many members as we can to show we, PQFG, are invested in what the Federation is doing.

It will be in the Legion Hall in Qualicum tonight at 7:00.  If you still need a membership, come early.  Banquet tickets will be available so reserve your table now!

Our club is ran entirely with the help, commitment and effort from our wonderful volunteers.  You may have skills and expertise in areas that could greatly assist in the growing of our club.  Do you have ideas or suggestions to improve the association?  What better way to assist in the implementation of such ideas than to stand for the board of Directors.   It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people, gain experience and make an impact on our community.   The commitment time would be decided by you but would begin with 1 or possibly 2 monthly meeting.  Thank you to our current volunteer base, without you, we wouldn’t have an association.  Think about it and then put your name forward.  It is not time consuming compared to the other things we all do.  It amounts to 2 meeting max per month with some months only meeting once.

Contact Len Fong at if you need more information or want to put your name forward.

We will be working on our by-laws over the next 3-4 months.  Our current ones were created in 1981 and have had very few changes.  Suggestions for changes are welcome.

We are still searching for land to relocate our ranges before we face external pressure to move.  If you have lead on a large piece of land with no nearby residents, give me a call.

Finally, volunteers are also required for the Banquet. Contact

I will keep this short based upon the large turnout I hope shows tonight.  See you there!

Richard Thompson

President PQFG