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September 22, 2014

General Meeting

404/Rotary Centre
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, Ontario
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Presentation Topic

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation
by
Mark Nash

 

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About the Presentation
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is a Federally Chartered Canadian Registered Charity (a non- profit group) dedicated to the restoration and recovery of endangered and threatened raptors (birds of prey) here in Canada. Mark Nash will be talking about the Canadian Peregrine Foundation (CPF), the organization’s humble beginnings, and some of the work that they have been doing over the past 17 years. Mark will discuss the Peregrine Falcon's status here in Ontario and Canada, national recovery efforts past and present and current status. He will also be bringing at least two live Peregrine Falcons, (a young male named “Nova”, and a young female named “Cheyenne” – (two of the 17 in-house CPF educational birds).  He may also bring a very special visitor, (an eastern North American Barn owl, named “Shammy”), another one of CPF’s feathered educators.

About the Presenter
Mark Nash is a licensed falconer, certified Paddy (scuba diver!), licensed private pilot, recreational boater, photographer (novice at best, he says!), licensed hunter and conservationist. Before working for CFP he had a career as a private investigator.  He also co-owned a quarter horse boarding and breeding facility in Orillia for 9 years. Mark earned his BSc in biology from the University of Toronto. He is full time with CPF and, in the off season, he keeps very busy clearing snow off highways in the Toronto area.

 

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Future Meeting Information

 

October 27, 2014

Annual General Meeting

404/Rotary Centre
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, Ontario
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

80th Anniversary of KWFN
by
Mary Ann Vanden Elzen

 

 

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About the Presentation
Who were the founders of the club?
Have meetings always been held at Wing 404?
How did the club come to own property?
Was there always a Heron newsletter?
How many familiar faces from the past will you recognize?

Find out the answers to these questions, and much more, at the October club meeting.




About the Presenter
Mary Ann Vanden Elzen, joined the KWFN in 2002, as retirement provided her with time to pursue her personal interests.  In addition to participating in member activities, Mary Ann has served on the board of directors for five years, two of those years as president.  She recently assumed the responsibilities of Archivist for KWFN.  In this role she is learning a great deal about our club and its long history.  When asked, Mary Ann willingly accepted the challenge involved in presenting a good overview of this history in a one hour presentation, as part of the club's 80th Anniversary celebrations.

 

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More Future Meeting Information

November 24, 2014 Brendon Larson, Redefining Our Relationship to Nature
Additional topics for 2014-15 to announced in the near future

 

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General Information

Meetings are held from September to May, on the fourth Monday of the month with the exception of December when a special (social) meeting is scheduled.  If the fourth Monday is a holiday, the meeting is scheduled for the third or the fifth Monday.  Our meetings are free and visitors are always welcome.  A special presentation is usually a part of each regular meeting.

 

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Meeting Dates for 2014-2015

September 22 October 27 November 24 December 8
January 26 February 23 March 23 April 27
May 25      

 

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Location

All meetings are held at the Wing 404/Rotary Centre, Dutton Drive, Waterloo, Ontario.

 

Directions

The Wing 404/Rotary Centre is located on the right as you approach the end of Dutton Drive.  Dutton Drive is a short street that runs off the north side of Weber Street West between Albert Street and Northfield Drive.

 

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Time

All regular (general) meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., except the December Social Meeting (6:00 p.m.) and the Annual General Meeting in May (7:00 p.m.)  All meetings are scheduled to end by 9:30 p.m. as we need to vacate the hall before 10:00 p.m.

 

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Meeting Format

The first hour is usually used for general business including the welcoming of new members and guests, and a time when those present (young and old, novice and experienced) share recent sightings of animals, plants and other natural phenomena.

 

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General Meeting Minutes

You may access the approved minutes of the KWFN General Meetings by clicking on the active links below.

 

2013 - 2014 General Meeting Minutes

September 2013    October 2013    November 2013

January 2014   February 2014    March 2014    April 2014    May 2014

 

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2012 - 2013 General Meeting Minutes

September 2012    October 2012    November 2012

January 2013    February 2013    March 2013    April 2013    May 2013


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2011-2012 General Meeting Minutes

September 2011    October 2011    November 2011
January 2012    February 2012    March 2012    April 2012    May 2012

  

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2010-2011 General Meeting Minutes

May 2011


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Information Regarding Past Presentations

A summary of the feature presentation at a general meeting is usually published in the subsequent newsletter, The Heron.

At times, due to space limitations in, the summary printed in The Heron is an edited version.  The full text of each presentation summary is available at the link given below.

We appreciate the effort that our volunteer recorders put into the preparation of these summaries.

Also, we appreciate that Michael Frind is currently hosting these documents on his server.

To access the presentation summaries click Go to Michael Frind.

 

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