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We hope that you will join us as we continue our adventure in 2016. Join us at our AGM, and bring a dish to share:
April 16th, 2016
4:00pm – 7:00pm
McCauley School, 9538 107 Ave Edmonton
What does 2016 hold for OFRE?
As we come out of hibernation we are gearing up for 2016 and have some
amazing ideas for events that will build on our momentum from last
year and we need your help to make it happen!
To make our organization resilient to and sustainable over the long term we are
seeking volunteers to help our board members implement their ideas. We are also seeking additional board members to guide the organization
into the future. Come join us at our AGM and find the hidden fruit in our city!
As you may be aware Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton will be holding their AGM on March 29 at 1pm at the former McCauley School on 107a Ave. We are looking for several new board members. As the current Vice President of Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton I would like to take a moment to share with you reasons why joining our board may just be the perfect thing for you to do!
Let me start by saying that as a young professional who has only been living in Edmonton for two years, joining the OFRE board was a great way for me to meet people who wanted to have fun but at the same time make our home a better place to live. I have met some truly amazing people throughout the year at various events that OFRE has attended and held. Edmonton has a vibrant community of enthusiastic people who are working hard to bring food security and self-resilience to the forefront of local conversations!
OFRE attends and holds a number of events each year, such as cider pressings, workshops at the Edmonton Resilience Festival, demonstrations at the Fruit Growers Festival at the beautiful Devonian Botanical Gardens, and farm gleans collecting lots of tasty and fresh fruits and veggies. All of these events are a great way to spend an afternoon, get some fresh air and enjoy the company of friendly people.
Aside from meeting people and having fun, joining the board of Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton will give you a chance to hone your skills as an event planner, communicator, organizer, community planner, and more! Plus you will get to learn about tree and shrub maintenance and how to make the most of your green thumb in our Northern climate.
For me joining the Board of Directors with OFRE started as a way to meet people and give back, now it has grown into being a part of a community! Oh, and I have so much apple cider to drink year round, what a tasty bonus!
All members who have purchased their 2014 membership are eligible to vote on and run in the board election (Memberships will be available at the AGM then online afterwards). Come out to meet the people who run our organization, hear what the plans are for 2014, have a bite to eat and make your voice heard in electing our new board.
OFRE volunteers have been working hard this past winter to help transform our grassroots organization, which took root in Edmonton in 2009, into an official non-profit society with a board of directors!
We are having our first ever AGM on April 21st, from 1-4pm. We would like to thank the Kasian architecture office in Edmonton for generously donating their boardroom for our event. Positions available include: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, & Board members at large.
Please join us to help us vote in a new board, run for a position, and connect with people in your community who are engaged in all things local fruit! 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year ahead. Come and be a part of or future! If you plan to attend and/or would like to put your name down for a position, please RSVP to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please see our newsletter attached to this post for more details!