Lambton Federation of Agriculture Regional Meeting
Thursday August 20th, 2020

Telus Business Connect – Virtual Meeting

7:34pm  Meeting Called to order by Gary Martin.

Joanne Fuller chair of the meeting/Paul Nairn monitoring chat feature.

  • Purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues impacting the agriculture industry, support the community, and network with other members of the industry.
  • Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the meeting had to be moved to a virtual format.

7:39pm  Introduction to the meeting provided by Gary Martin.

7:42pm  Presentation summary of 2020 events, accomplishments, and decisions by Kaytie Clarke.

8:00pm  Scholarship award winners announced:

  • Women’s Institute Scholarship:  Kevin McGrail
    (Presented by Ann McGugan)
  • Kerrigan Scholarship: Eric Marsh
  • Abraham Scholarship: Gracie Goodhill
  • Bell One Scholarship: Hannah Symington
  • Stewardson Scholarship: Emma Darrach
  • Bell Two Scholarship: No Applications
  • McCabe Scholarship: Maggie Annett
  •  Joyce Anderson Scholarship: Kaitlyn Griffith
  •  Lois Wakefield Scholarship: Emily Van Ewyk

8:25pm  OFA Regional Update by Crispin Colvin

  • PAWS Act and Bill 156
  • Investments in rural infrastructure (Natural Gas/Broadband Internet)
  • Influence on Climate Change Panel
  • COVID Resource Hub on OFA Website
  • Feeding Your Future Initiative
  • Always in Season Toolkit
  • Priority Media Campaigns
  • Future Focus

8:35pm  Proposed Bylaw changes

  • Purpose: To be brought into compliance the Corporations Act

What to expect at a virtual AGM

  • Theme: Navigating Our Road to Recovery
  • Election of Director at Large
  • Keynote Speaker

8:45pm  Appointment of the 2021 PAC members and 2020 OFA AGM Delegates

  • PAC Representatives for 2021 (ACCLAIMED)
    • Gary Martin
    • Lauren Van Ewyk
    • Darcy Fuller
  • Delegates for 2020 AGM (9): (ACCLAIMED)
    • Darcy Fuller
    • Julie Maw
    • George Dickenson
    • Don McCabe
    • Christina Hyatt
  • Alternate Delegate (9)(ACCLAIMED)
    • Joe Dickenson
    • Don McGugan

Motion to accept the acclaimed 2020 regional meeting slate of candidates for Lambton countyGeorge Dickenson moved; Christina Hyatt seconded. Carried.

Motion for Lambton County membership to fill vacant delegate and alternate delegate positions prior to November 19, 2020 – Julie Maw moved; Gary Martin seconded. Carried.

8:50pm Resolutions and Member Feedback

  • Resolution to OFA Bylaw Change 2020 – Submitted by Leeds asking for review and support.
  • Leeds resolution to be reviewed at regularly scheduled LFA meeting.

9:00pm  Questions and Comments Period

9:05pm  George Dickenson motioned to adjourn the meeting.

August 2020 OFA Regional Meeting
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