Up-date June 2011
Greetings NHCHS members.
our last up-date, we have continued the process of liaison with a number of
local heritage organizations.
Dec. 4, Anne and Lloyd attended a meeting of the Heritage Foundation Of Halton
Hills. We were at the time seeking some operational funding for activities to
sustain our marketing activities. March 7 we received a response from them and,
as might be anticipated, this group would require a secure agreement with the
owner of the property before advancing funds.
April Lloyd and Kate attended a meeting of the Credit Group and provided
information regarding the native site adjacent to Fallbrook. We are positioned
to be included in any further listings of cultural heritage sites this group may
undertake. The potential exists within this process for the Credit to become a
Nationally Designated River. The implications of this are not entirely clear at
this time, but we will keep you posted.
2, Anne and Lloyd attended the First Annual Halton Heritage Conference. Among a
number of items on the agenda, Professor Gabriel Scardelato from York University
spoke on the importance of oral history. This certainly confirms that the
Ballinafad Oral History project is on the right track.
this activity of course has the secondary benefit of keeping us established as a
viable organization on the local scene. It does not however address the
fundamental problem of the impasse between Council and Credit Valley
Conservation Authority, wherein CVC has adopted a policy not to sever or lease
any lands affiliated with Fallbrook. Currently Kate has composed and delivered
to the Mayor on our behalf, a letter requesting a re-opening of negotiations on
of keeping our own house in order, our Constitution specifies a minimum of two
general meetings a year, with the Annual General Meeting, including election of
officers, in November. Considering the wide area encompassed by our members,
please regard this up-date as our virtual Spring meeting. A current financial
report is attached along with minutes of our last general (inaugural) meeting.
Although there are no matters requiring a vote at this time, one need identified
by our core group is some additional help. As our affiliations with other groups
increase and the Summer market season approaches, we could certainly use some
additional volunteers, even if only in a specialized role such as liaison with
one particular group. If you are in a position to assist, donít hesitate to
this is an anniversary of sorts of our present group, it represents a time when
we might review our progress and situation over the last months and years. Your
comments and suggestions along these lines would be most welcome and
McKay for NHCHS