Covid worries again cancel in-person annual meeting

Dec 8, 2021 | Author: Larry Mauter, LCSWA director | Editor: Conner Tye

With Covid concerns again making headlines, the 2022 Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual meeting will be a black-type affair.

Like last January, the annual gathering at the Z Hall in Scio will come to your mailbox via a post card.

Directors made that decision Dec. 2 after discussion of the options.

Board President Tim Otis cited current pandemic issues, adding he was “uncomfortable” with a winter indoor gathering including pot-luck dinner and 4-H activities.

Board members agreed, voting unanimously to have board Secretary Jonathan Christie do a mail out similar to last year.

The mailing will include a ballot measure of board nominees to fill upcoming three-year terms.

Mike Barsotti

Nominees presented by the board are Mike Barsotti and Jim Merzenich. Barsotti will also step into the LCSWA vice president’s post

Barsotti is a current member of the statewide Oregon Small Woodlands Association board and past president of that group. He and wife Jo Barsotti are the 2021 Linn County Tree farmers of the year.

Last year’s deadline to return ballot was Feb. 15.

Board members expressed hope there can be an outdoor summer picnic for members in 2022.

As was the case last year, board members also agreed to donate $100 to the Scio Z Hall for maintenance issues. That amount is equal to the hall’s nightly rental fee.

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