The Friends finally held their 2020 AGM in September, once COVID restrictions were eased. One important activity at the AGM is to elect a new Board of Directors. Two long serving directors retired this year. Both David Crouch, former Treasurer and Bev Cook, former Chair, reached the end of their second terms.
Director Larry Paradis will continue to lead our Operational initiatives. Linda Alkenbrack will stay on as Treasurer. Donal Gray will continue as the head of our Technology initiatives. Doreen Cable will add the role of Vice Chair to her duties as Finance Chair. You can read their full biographies here.
Chris is the new Board Chair for the Friends. She brings extensive experience in fund-raising and managing non-profit organizations to the organization. She has worked in Arts Administration for a Symphony association, the National ballet School and Arts Etobicoke. She currently serves as a Returning Officer for Elections Ontario.
Chris has served on the Board of Directors of Theatre Ontario and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. Her first involvement with the friends was as a volunteer at Christmas @ Presqu’ile.
Chris resides in Quinte West with her husband Bjorn. They are avid campers, day trippers and award-winning amateur photographers.
Phil is returning to the Board of the Friends to act as the Chair of Environmental Initiatives, a post he formerly held for six years.
Phil resides in Oshawa; but is a life-long cottager at Presqu’ile. He is retired from a long career with General Motors. He is also a member of the first graduating class from Trent University.
In addition to his long volunteer service to the Friends, Phil is a former director of the Oshawa Kinsman Club. He currently serves as the leader of SOS (seniors on Spokes) Bicycle Group.
Welcome back, Phil!
Wayne has over 35 years of experience in the finance field. He served as Comptroller for a large trucking firm in the Trenton area.
Wayne has volunteered at Christmas @ Presqu’ile and also assisted the Friends’ treasurer with banking duties. Wayne will serve as a Director-at-large.
Wayne is a life- long Presqu’ile Park visitor. He and his wife and family are regular campers at the Park, often spending most of the summer.