Photo: Pat Morrow

Wildsight Invermere AGM + Potluck and Film

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 6pm - 8.30pm
Invermere Branch
Lions Hall, Invermere
651 Hwy 93/95, Invermere, V0A1k0

All are welcome to attend. You can pre-register with the button above or register at the door.

Doors open for potluck: 6pm
AGM starts 7pm, followed by the award-winning film narrated by David Suzuki – ‘Beyond Climate’. 


Dear Members and Friends,
You are invited to attend the 2024 Annual General Meeting of Wildsight Invermere.
We will gather beforehand at 6pm for potluck dinner and nibbles, to connect, chat and celebrate in the traditional way: over food!
The meeting will start at 7pm.
1. Call to Order
2. Welcome by Cam Gillies, President
3. Approval of 2024 Agenda
4. Approval of 2023 AGM Minutes
5. Financial Report for fiscal year ending January 31, 2024, presented by Ben Tregidgo, Treasurer
6. Action Items
       1. Election of Board of Directors
           Ben Tregidgo
           Elizabeth Shopland
           Karen Barkley
           Kristin Whitlow
           Jessie Caza
           Taoya Schaefer
           Tracy Flynn
       2. Special Resolution: Updating our ‘Purpose’ as registered with BC Societies.
          Current Purpose:
           The purposes of the Society are: 
           1. to promote the maintenance of a healthy, liveable environment for all life; 
           2. to prevent and eliminate pollution; 
           3. to promote conservation; 
           4. to assist others in the pursuit of environmental conservation; 
           5. to investigate, study and correlate facts with respect to ecological and pollution problems and     make available such studies to the general public; 
           6.  to develop strategies for the long term viability of our community in harmony with above purposes 

          Proposed Purpose:
           The purposes of the Society are to:
           1.     Work with community partners to protect and conserve our local natural environment and species to ensure that thriving resilient ecosystems endure into the future.

           2.     Raise awareness and engagement on climate change actions, informed by current science and based on best practices.

           3.     Actively engage our members and the broader public in interactive, educational, and celebratory events to promote connection with and understanding of our natural world.

           4.     Operate a professional and efficient organization with the resources necessary to fulfill our strategic goals.

7. Discussion Items

       1. Highlights of 2023, presented by outgoing Branch Manager, Karen Barkley
       2. Introduction of new Program Manager, Helena-Grace Treadwell
       3. Looking ahead to 2024, our 35th Birthday, and launch of Monthly Donor appeal, presented by Helena-Grace Treadwell and Tracy Flynn
       4. Questions/ Discussion

8. Thank you to outgoing president, Cam Gillies

9. Adjournment
Following the meeting we will screen the documentary ‘Beyond Climate’ (48 mins), with tea and goodies.

We look forward to seeing you there!