On Saturday February 11, 2012, the Friends of Gatineau Park held their annual retreat to further advance the strategic plan. Ten or so participants coming from the Board of directors, committee members and targeted volunteers exchanged for more than 3 hours on the expected outcomes of this meeting. These are to establish a list of priorities for each of the 4 committees for the next 18 months, to enhance communications between the 4 committees and to identify next steps towards renewing the agreement with the NCC in 2014.
Catherine Dumouchel from the Board led the discussions with the assistance of the other members (Dave, Mario and Louis) of the working group responsible to develop the strategic plan for the Friends. This plan was endorsed by the members at the most recent Annual general meeting in October 2011. The exchanges and discussions were stimulating and lively even with the small number of participants, and contributed significantly to the planned results of the meeting. Over the next weeks, the working group will continue to further develop the strategic plan in order to achieve its successful implementation.
Many thanks to all participants!