The SILT Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Society’s HO located at 916 Ethel Street, in Kelowna. New members Al Peatt and Rod Torgerson joined the board of directors and Rick Simpson was named vice-president, while the other executive members were re-appointed: Ross Everatt as president, Gord Wilson as treasurer, Judie Steeves as secretary.
New brochures with the organization’s new name, the Southern Interior Land Trust, have now been printed and are available.
The ORWHFS 2014 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in room S103B of the Student Services Building at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road in Kelowna,
A very BIG THANK-YOU to Okanagan College for providing the meeting room to our organization at no cost. ORWHFS is a 100% volunteer run Society and with the help of friends and partners such as Okanagan College, our financial resources can be utilized more effectively towards the mandate and goals of our Society.
The Board of Directors elected for 2015 is:
President – Ross Everatt
Vice President – Chris Bull
Secretary – Judie Steeves
Treasurer – Gordon Wilson
Directors – Rick Simpson; Bill Bosch; Joan Lindsay
We are now officially known as The Southern Interior Land Trust Society (SILT). Operating for more than 25 years as The Okanagan Region Wildlife Heritage Fund Society, the ORWHFS realized it was time to re-brand and take on a name that was not only shorter and easier to remember but also to align more with the goals of the society.
ORWHFS has partnered with The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) to administer HSP funds for use in habitat rehabilitation for species at risk. The work will primarily be conducted along the Okanagan River Channel that was reclaimed through the ORRI Phase-1 project.
The work being carried out by ONA is critical to the Okanagan River ecosystem and is being funded through the Habitat Stewardship Program.