Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter and your support of the Grovetown Lagoon enhancement project. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Thursday 22 September 2022, 4pm at the Grovetown School Hall, you are invited. The volunteers at the lagoon are a small group that make a big difference. It can be overwhelming hearing all the negative environment news stories, whereas Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon is an opportunity to do something positive. Tim Barton our current chair will summarise the happenings at the lagoon for the year, there will be a report on the finances and the new community representatives for the executive will be voted upon.
If lagoon users or members of the public have any questions or concerns then those matters can be emailed prior to the meeting (by the 9th of September) and put on the agenda. If you would like to nominate a person for the Executive then please email me, Justine Johnson at email@example.com with the following details by Friday the 9th of September.
Due to covid we are having a simple AGM this year, short in duration without a special guest speaker which we have done in the past. Out of respect for one another and the school our hosts we ask for people to wear masks and please don't come if you have been in contact with any Covid-symptomatic people or if you have any cold or flu symptoms yourself.
Hamish Beard our trapping leader is leaving the district. Hamish has been managing pest eradication at the lagoon (extending into Grovetown and wider Marlborough) since the trapping program began in 2016. Hamish has built traps, trained trappers, educated school groups as well as leading the team in the eradication of 455 rats over 5 years. Thank you Hamish, you have been a master trapped for Grovetown Lagoon and are a top bloke. Good luck in your future endeavors. We have had a volunteer raise their hand to lead the trapping team and Shannon Ritter will be introduced in the next Newsletter.