Farewell and Thank You!
Saying farewell to hard-working Board members is never easy. This month two long-standing Board members have termed off the Board. Your tireless work has led to many successes, and you have our sincere gratitude!
Their invaluable service to GRLT has touched them as well:
“My 9 years of service to the Land Trust was always interesting and expanding. After moving to Union, it took about 3 months to fall in love with the Georges River and find a way to protect the surroundings.
I walked into the Land Trust thinking I could volunteer on trails and ended up on the Development Committee. I went on to work on the Lands Committee and soon became head of the Governance Committee. It wasn’t long before I understood how the Land Trust worked and I suddenly I had a voice that covered a variety of key conservation topics.
Governance was my favorite, learning the details of the Policies and Bylaws. I grew from being somebody that knew little when I first walked through the office door, and changed into someone who could deliver positive impact at meetings and decisions.
I really liked everything about the Land Trust. And best of all I became an ardent supporter of conservation of our Watershed. My time at the Land Trust will never leave me. I think all of you might enjoy the experience I had. Come join the Land Trust. You will love it in the end. It always made me feel good.”
“The best word to describe my six years on the GRLT Board is “rewarding.” The accomplishments of the Land Trust over those years has been significant and well documented. However, for me, the reward came from meeting with and working with volunteers, donors, board members, and of course the dedicated, underpaid and overworked staff. Going forward I am certain Meg, Annette, Eileen, Sam, and John will continue to enhance the mission of GRLT.”