Our benefit concert featuring the highly-praised duo Atwater~Donnelly and The Vox Hunters was a rousing success!! After a preliminary cocktail period, these remarkable musicians played and danced for over an hour to an appreciative audience of well over 100. The emphasis was on songs relating to RI, and even Warren, making the event especially meaningful to the Warren Land Conservation Trust. Many thanks to everyone who worked to make this event a success.
Shortly after the concert, Mike Gerhardt called an expedited Annual Meeting of the WLCT to order. Some business items, such as the election of board members and officers, plus a brief report on the financial status of the organization were handled promptly (approximately the same as last year – financial statements are available on request). Proposed changes updating the original by-laws were approved by the members. After receiving the 2018 Distinguished Service Award, Wenley Ferguson of Save the Bay spoke about the significant progress that has been made in protecting and restoring open spaces in Warren (see separate post).
Finally, Mike Gerhardt gave a short report highlighting the more than doubling of protected land that has occurred in the past year. He highlighted the ongoing work to open up the recently acquired Haile Farm Preserve to the public. And he urged all in attendance who had not already done so to JOIN the WLCT, and then adjourned the meeting, in record time to further socializing. See photos to the right in the News and Events column.