Spring 2018, President’s Message

Lately (if your membership is paid up!) you may have noticed that you’re getting frequent “e Herald” messages with notices about events with two of our sister organizations, Saugeen Nature and Bruce Trail. We’re sharing information and events to deepen potential experiences for all of us. This is a welcome addition to our own programs. Expand your horizons and participate with these groups!

Too often the many people who work behind the scenes in organizations such as ours are doing some great work but get little, if any, recognition for their contributions. Every year about this time we turn our gaze on some of these individuals with a sharper focus: award season is here! There are several types of awards, some through OSFN and some through OnNature. Look for the list later in this newsletter and on our website. Please consider nominating someone who you think deserves special acknowledgement. Send me an email mudtown2@gmail.com or text 519 538 1897.

As you read this edition of the Hart’s Tongue Herald, realize that it is Norah Toth, our editor, who puts it all together for you to read. If you like the newsletter please tell her so!

You are likely aware that recruitment for new directors to the OSFN Board is underway. Election will occur at our AGM and potluck supper in June. Already there are several members expressing interest in standing for nomination, to which I say YAY! It’s so rewarding to have a strong team. Their diverse talents and various areas of interest and levels of experience make it a lot of fun while working to accomplish the goals of the OSFN.

At our indoor meetings we have a Suggestion Box on the sharing table; don’t hesitate to drop something in. We’re already following up on some great ideas!

Go Outside and Listen!
Kate McLaren, President