Spring—Summer 2021


From the President

A year ago I was preparing an address for the AGM. In it I discussed all the things the club had accomplished in 2019-2020, the meetings, speakers, outings, junior naturalists, outreach and education, work in support of conservation at the Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve and through donations to other organizations. It all came to a halt when COVID-19 arrived and we cancelled the AGM and all other meetings, and even the outings remaining through the spring of 2020.

Since last summer your board has reintroduced outings, the Christmas bird count was held, and now we are organizing a virtual Annual General Meeting for all who are able and who wish to attend. Details are pending, but there is an important point for members to consider: if you wish to still have a nature club when COVID-19 eases away, please renew your membership now. Although we cannot hold in-person meetings, outings are being offered, on-line speakers and information are available, and the club continues to have expenses such as insurance, a post office box, printing, and so on. In addition to maintaining the club’s presence, your paid membership will enable you to cast your vote on business and other matters at the AGM. In order to have a strong club emerge from the pandemic, full of interest and community activity, I urge all members to renew their memberships as soon as possible.

Angus Inksetter

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I the undersigned, wish to have my child
participate in the following activity
sponsored by the Saugeen Naturalists. As part of registering my child, I hereby agree as follows:
1. That I acknowledge that there are inherent risks associated with this activity and that my child could sustain personal injury through participation in this activity and I am hereby accepting to take that risk on behalf of myself or my child.

2. To save harmless and keep indemnified the Saugeen Naturalists and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority and their respective agents, official servants and representatives against all claims and actions, costs and expenses and demands, in respect of injury, loss or damage or death to myself or my child’s person.

3. That I acknowledge that in this situation volunteers are involved in supervising this activity and that I shall accept the responsibility of observing my child’s participation in this activity and should I have any objection to the manner in which my child or myself are being supervised or instructed, I accept the responsibility to remove myself or my child from this activity.

This agreement shall be binding upon myself, my heirs, executors and assigns.