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Published on 04-09-2016Email To Friend    Print Version

AGM and committee elections.The TOSSI AGM was held on 4 September at the Woolshed. Ngarie Wallen and Matt Maitland gave positive reports for the year. James Ross took over for the election of the committee. Ngaire Wallen stepped down from being Chairperson and retired from the Committee. Gilbert Barruel was elected on to the Committee. Alison Stanes moved from Deputy Chair to Chairperson and Roger Grove is taking on the role of Deputy Chairperson. Alison thanked Ngaire Wallen for her time given first as treasurer and then as Chairperson. She commented on how her good humour will be missed. Alison said, “that joining TOSSI becomes an adventure not knowing where it will take you”. For example - Paul Williams never realised he was going to manage building a nursery, James Ross knew little about Grey-faced Petrel, Ray Blackburn found himself calculating how many trees would fit in allocated blocks of land, Kerry McGee has been grovelling around the forest floor gathering dirt to be sent to researchers for study of micro snails, Roger Grove is on a learning curve with improving the TOSSI website, David Stone a lawyer, is now working with geckos, Sally Richardson moved from reptiles to managing a whole team monitoring takahe, and Karyn Hoksbergen stepped into a void, became treasurer and on it goes. Alison feels privileged to be working with passionate volunteers and looks forward to being their leader.

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