First of all I would like to thank all the families who attended the Family Fun Day in September. Everyone had a good time, especially the children! A special thanks to all the volunteers, residents and MWHA Board members, who helped out that day. A very special thank you goes to Anna Schaefer, the MWHA Vice-president, who organized the day. We are anticipating sponsoring this event again next fall.
On October 10th, the MWHA hosted a Municipal Election Candidates evening. If you attended, I hope you found the evening informative and that by listening to the candidates, it helped you decide who will receive your vote.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on October 29th at the Markland Wood Golf Club at 7:00 p.m. The format for this evening has changed. We will hold the business portion at the start of the meeting as outlined in the Agenda that is on the cover of this Marklander. The MWHA Board will be bringing forward Amendments to the Constitution and By-Law No.1. These amendments will need to be approved by the membership. These changes are summarized in this Marklander. At this meeting we will also be presenting a new slate of Board Officers, Directors and Associates. The new MWHA Board will be elected or affirmed by the membership.
After the business of the Board has been completed, we will host a Wine and Cheese event, (cash bar), where Members will get an opportunity to meet and greet the new Board and other Marklanders in an informal setting. We hope that you will join us for this important evening. If you are interested in joining the MWHA Board, please email me seven days prior to the AGM.
In last month’s update I stated that there was a Pre-Hearing Conference at the OMB or LPAT (as it is now called) for the 240 Markland Drive-Zoning By-Law Amendment Application. There is a very important article published in this month’s Marklander that explains what happened at this pre-hearing conference. The article also outlines what will happen as we move forward with this process. We will continue to keep the community informed of any new developments with this application.
The collection of our membership dues is almost over. If you have not paid your dues, please consider paying them online using credit cards, PayPal, or eTransfers through www.marklandwood.org. We appreciate your support and we sincerely thank those of you who have already paid your dues. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. There is much to be thankful for in Markland Wood!
Georgina Balascas, President