July 7th. 2022-Mike Marcolongo: Greenbelt Development
Start @ 9:58 am in the Trinity United Church Sanctuary 36 Members in attendance One Guest: Charlie McGee
President John Sneyd opened the meeting by welcoming all in attendance and announcing that today’s presentation would be on the case for expanding the greenbelt in southwestern Ontario presented by Mr. Mike Marcolongo. President Sneyd introduced one guest in attendance, Charlie McGee.
President Sneyd informed the group of the sad passing of one of our members, Mr. Detlief Shuldt, and stated that a memorial card was sent to his family and a donation made to the Hospice Wellington on behalf of the Club.
Announcements Coffee Meeting at the Boathouse last week was well attended and the next coffee meeting will be Thursday, June 14th at the Boathouse at 10:00 am.
President John Sneyd introduced today’s guest speaker, Mike Marcolongo
Bio: Mike Marcolongo Mike Marcolongo is a long-time resident of the City of Guelph. He attended grade school and high school in Guelph before heading to Toronto for a degree in Environmental Studies in 1994. Following graduation, he worked for various non-profit organizations including Evergreen in Vancouver, the Canadian Environmental Network in Ottawa and the Guelph Community Health Centre. Mike also worked for United Nations' Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in both Romania and Moldova.
Mike is passionate about the bettering the community we live in. He has worked with the Clean Water Coalition to push for the protection of the Hanlon Creek Watershed, was a founding member of Protect Our Moraine that advocates for stronger environmental protections in the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan and recently helped launch the Greenbelt West Coalition that is pushing for an expanded Greenbelt West of the Niagara Escarpment.
Presentation: Mike provided well-reasoned arguments to expand the Green Belt in response to the many demands and limited resources. Guelph and future development was featured in the presentation.
Presentation is available in Speaker's Notes CLICK HERE
A Q&A followed Mike’s presentation.
Next meeting: Thurs., July 21st, 2022 with Soren Sondergaard on the History of the Vikings
Notice: All summer membership meetings will take place in the Church Sanctuary and members need to enter through the side door to the Church.
Adjournment @11:08 am Recording Secretary: Kerry Gennings