Lots to celebrate at 2019 Annual General Meeting

On May 29th, 2019, The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) held its Annual General meeting at the Atoka House at Living Water Resort.

Following GTHS Board Member Ashley Kulchucki’s Call to Order, Sonya Reichel, Executive Director, presented an overview of the successes and financials of 2018. 

2018 Annual Report

Outgoing Board Members Deb Boyd and Cathy Bright

In addition, the GTHS bid farewell to two of its longstanding Board Members, Deb Boyd and Cathy Bright. We are so grateful for their years of dedicated service, and we wish them both well as they embark on new adventures. New Board Member, Teri Band, was voted in unanimously by those in attendance. The 2019/2020 Board of Directors was presented:

David Garner

John Worts

Karen Schilcher

Barbara Foster

Monika Gibson

Ashley Kulchycki

Tim Weichel

Teri Band *new

Tim Weichel joined the board in January 2019.

Tim Weichel

Tim served as President of Carlton Cards Retail, President of Laura Secord, and Vice President of Van Houtte Coffee Services. While serving in those roles, he taught business strategy part-time at Humber College, Sheridan College and Ryerson University. He currently owns and operates an independent wealth management advisory business.
He was on the boards of directors of Carlton Cards Limited, the Retail Council of Canada, Archibald Candy, and recently completed a three year term as Chair of the board of his condominium corporation.
Tim has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA York University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Finance (University of Toronto).
Originally from Toronto, he lives in Collingwood with his wife Debbie. They have four adult children and look after their grand-cat while their daughter travels the world.

Teri Band

Retired freelance bookkeeper, Teri moved to Collingwood full time in 1995 with her late husband.   She has been involved with several charitable organizations over the years – Chaired 2008 Tiz’n Glitz Event,  Board member for Blue Mountain Special Olympic Alpine Team as treasurer & Georgian Bay Club  Hole Sponsor Chair. She is looking forward to bringing value and participating in the future growth of GTHS

We could not do what we do without our army of dedicating volunteers. Special recognition was given to several of our GTHS volunteers who reached major benchmarks in 2018:

500 Hours of Volunteering in 2018

Lorry Seabourn

Daniela Schulze

Carolyn Williamson

Karen Milloy

Karen Fawcett

Chris Yorke

Judy Sterling

Pam Odam

Rachel Oldfield

10 Years of Service

Marg Martin

Vlynne McBride

Chris Yorke

A HUGE thank you to our hard working volunteers!

As 2019 marks the organization’s 20th Anniversary, Reichel asked attendees to take a look into the future of GTHS and outlined the Strategic Plan for 2020-2022.  Over the next three years, the GTHS will commit to:

  • Support a Humane Community
  • Celebrate Team and Culture
  • Maintain a Positive External Profile
  • Be Leaders in Pet Wellness
  • Enhance Financial Stability and Philanthropy

Together, we will enhance lives, inspire compassion and bring joy to pets and people.

Cheers to the next 20 years!

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!