2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting - Thurs. April 27, 20176:00 pm


Director Nominations due: April 16, 2017

Award Nominations due: March 13, 2017


At the Annual General Meeting to be held on April 27, 2017, we will once again put forth a slate of nominees to be elected to serve as Directors for a period of one year. To comply with our Constitution, the following must be observed.

1. To be eligible for election as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of Members, a person must:

a. be a member in good standing

b. have confirmed in writing his/her willingness to serve as a Director,

2. Nominations may be made by any Member to the Nominating Committee. Such nominations shall be:

a. In writing

b. Accompanied by the Nominee’s confirmation of willingness to serve.

c. Received by the Nominating Committee at least five (5) days before the Annual General Meeting.

Please submit nominations by April 16th to the Committee Chair, Wilma Millage. You may use regular mail addressed to our office or email past-pres@oakridgestrail.org.

Naturally, we would like to hear from you well before that date so that we can compile a slate of nominees. You may even suggest yourself for a position!

Initially, please phone Wilma Millage at (905) 853-2407, or Peter Schaefer (905) 476-0413, or Kevin Lowe (905) 479-6382


Do you know of someone who has done a great job this past year in making ORTA a better run organization or more fun? If so, we would like to hear from you so that the Awards Committee can look at all the names and give as many as possible a pat on the back through presenting them with one of our annual Awards.

CATEGORIES are as follows:

Outstanding Member / Member of the Year Award

One award each year is presented to a Member who in recent years has done the most to make our organization successful.

Commendation Awards

A maximum of 6 Awards are given to Members who have made specific contributions to the organization as a hike leader, volunteer, etc.

Trail Builder Awards – a maximum of 4 Awards are given to Members who have made significant contributions to the building and maintenance of the trail.

Lifetime Achievement Award – an occasional award when especially merited.  The recipient will be one who has made a significant contribution of their time and expertise to the work of ORTA of a sustained period of 5 to 10 years.

We need your input to make sure that the volunteers who spend their time making ORTA more successful are acknowledged.

Submit your nominations by March 13 to one of the Committee Members so that we have time to consider the names and get awards printed up before our AGM.  It does take a few weeks to get this done so we appreciate your early response.  Please submit them to any of the Awards Committee Members listed here:

Wilma Millage 905.853.2407 past-pres@oakridgestrail.org

Stan Butcher 905.737.3966 stan.g.butcher@gmail.com

Peter Schaefer 905.476.0413 trailrelations@oakridgestrail.org

Gaye Mas 905.836.4812 volunteer@oakridgestrail.org

Let us know why you think the contributions by your nominated candidate is being recommended.  Check our website to see the list of past recipients as they may have received an award in the recent past.


All members of the Oak Ridges Trail Association are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Special guest speaker David Crombie!! To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the Honourable David Crombie, forever Toronto’s ‘Tiny Perfect Mayor’ has graciously agreed to be our featured speaker. He was the guest speaker at the preliminary meeting in October 1991 to discuss the formation of what would become ORTA and celebrated by speaking again on our 10th Anniversary. Founder of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, he will share with us the successes and challenges of the ambitious goal to create an extensive trail network along the Oak Ridges Moraine as well as the marvellous waterfront we all enjoy here in Southern Ontario.


DATE: April 27, 2017

Location NEW*:  Goodwood Community Centre 

268 Highway 47, Goodwood, Uxbridge, ON L0C 1A0 (at the junction of Goodwood Rd. #21)

Bring:Lug a Mug and $5.00 donation to offset costs thank you.

             PRE-AGM HIKE 4:00

Get into the swing of things with a slow to moderate pre-AGM hike at 4:00 pm. This is a short hike in the lovely Secord Forest Wildlife area. Enjoy the scenic ponds, streams, forest and meadow trails. 

Meet at Secord parking lot, 2 km south of Goodwood Rd, on Conc 3, east on Secord Rd.

GPS: 44.017830, -79.182766

Contact Brian & Wilma Millage, 905-853-2407, cell phone on day of hike 416-722-6512

Then MIX & MINGLE beforehand at 6:00 pm and enjoy light food and refreshments along with a wine/ beer donation bar. 

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 4:00pm Pre-AGM hike, 

6:00pm Registration, Food & Social

7:00pmBusiness part of meeting

8:00 David Crombie & 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for this opportunity to celebrate ORTA's 25th Anniversary and catch up on your association's activities. Meet fellow members, hikers, supporters, volunteers and friends on this exciting occasion.  

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