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.
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:
Teri Band *new
Tim Weichel joined the board in January 2019.
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.
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
10 Years of Service
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.