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President's Message 2023;
Well, It’s that time again. The beginning of a new Chapter for the Howick Agricultural Society. I am excited to help lead our organization through this next chapter. The last few years have been quite difficult for many organizations and people alike, but we have now successfully hosted our first fall fair since the start of the global pandemic. The majority of responses to our fair has been one of approval, but we still have things we can look to improve upon. David has done a wonderful job leading our organization for the past 5 years and I hope that we can continue on the well built foundations he has laid out for us.
I would like to begin by thanking our many volunteers this past year. You have been amazing and without all of you we as a society would not be able to operate.
As president, it is my job to oversee the operation of the society and carry out the decisions made by the board of directors and our general membership. The Directors are a crucial part of our organization as it is their job to create the vision, goals and strategy for our organization. They also ensure that the policies and guidelines we follow are clearly laid out for us. This can be a difficult, but rewarding job, but I have the utmost confidence in all of you. General members, you are the backbone of our society, without your support we would not be able to be an active organization in our great community. Without our volunteers the fair would seem like an impossible task, however we are lucky that in our community we have so many great individuals who volunteer and strive to make our community a wonderful place to live. Each role is vital to the running of our society so please understand that no matter the size of your role, you are an important one to us.
I have included a calendar of events to outline all of the dates we will need over the next year. Beside each of the meetings, you will see that I have added a note regarding the topics that meeting will cover. This will be our set schedule and a change will only occur with-in a minimum of 1-week notice. At our meetings I encourage everyone to participate and voice any opinion or concern they may have. The goals of my presidency will hopefully become more clear as we venture forth into the next year, but these areas will include:
I look forward to what great things 2023 will bring us!
Brandon Penkauskas President Howick Agricultural Society
The Howick Agricultural Society would like to welcome its new Executive and Board of Directors Brandon Penkauskas (President) Lisa Stroszka (1st Vice-President) Jessica Miller (2nd Vice-President) Lorraine Strong (Director) Velma Sothern (Director) Linda Spurgeon (Director) Tammy Scherpenzeel (Director) Bart Scherpenzeel (Director) Pat Walther (Director) Jordan Murray (Director) Kaitlyn Kamrath (Director) Ty Cross (Director) Megan Horrigan (Director)
We are sure you all will do a fantastic job helping run our fair and other agricultural events!
If you’re interested in volunteering for the Howick Agricultural Society we invite you to attend our next General meeting March 7th 2023, 7:00PM at the Howick Arena (Upstairs)! We look forward to seeing you!