Covid-19 Updates

Extraordinary General Meeting

Due to the pandemic, an extraordinary resolution to dispense with an audit for 2019-2020, originally intended to be addressed by the membership on April 17, 2020, has not been addressed.

To deal with this important piece of business, and to provide an opportunity for a brief update and feedback session on Nature London’s activities, we are proposing to convene a Zoom videoconference for Nature London members on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 beginning at 7:00 pm. Additional details may be found HERE.

Gordon Neish, President

Posted June 22, 2020

May 13, 2020: Friday Evening Meetings are back . . . virtually!

Nature London is going to attempt to resume its Friday evening meetings virtually using Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing tool, which has gained a lot of popularity during the pandemic.

Dr. Brock Fenton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Western University, has kindly agreed to be our first virtual speaker at a Zoom Conference on May 22, 2020 starting at 7:30 pm. The topic will be Bats: Good, bad, astonishing.

Details on how to join a Zoom meeting and additional points of protocol will appear with each meeting in the Nature London website Events Calendar.

We realize that virtual meetings aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it is a way for Nature London to regain some momentum and, bearing in mind that this will be a first attempt and we’re on a learning curve, we hope it will prove to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience for those who participate.

Gordon Neish, President

April 17, 2020: Circulation of The Cardinal and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As everyone is more than well aware, it is definitely not business as usual as we grapple with the new and very not-normal circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to minimize the venturing forth and possible risky contact that Nature London volunteers might
experience while performing related tasks, the Spring 2020 edition of The Cardinal will not be delivered by mail and will only be available to members on the Nature London website. We are certainly hopeful this action will only be necessary for the Spring edition.

Going forward, Nature London will be monitoring the situation and following the recommendations of the Public Health authorities. Future decisions will be made accordingly.

We greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of Nature London members as we work to circulate
The Cardinal while keeping our volunteers safe and well.

The Cardinal Editorial Committee

April 15, 2020: Vote on Proposed Audit Dispensation Delayed

The vote on the extraordinary motion dispensing with the Nature London financial audit for 2019-2020, originally scheduled for the 17 April 2020 Indoor Meeting, has been postponed due to the meeting cancellations necessitated by the covid-19 pandemic. An eighty percent (80%) majority of those present at a meeting is required to pass the motion. If it is possible to have a meeting sometime prior to 31 August 2020, a meeting will be convened to address this and other Nature London business. In the meantime, the Board of Directors will be looking for alternative ways to address this requirement.

Gordon Neish, President

April 4, 2020: Nature London Events and Activities Cancelled

Due to the ongoing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, in Canada, and globally, and the consequent uncertainty as to when the requirements for physical distancing can be relaxed, please be advised that all Nature London events and activities previously scheduled for 2020 are cancelled until further notice.

To keep in touch please check this website periodically and sign up to receive Nature London’s News & Events (“Nature London” if you haven’t done so already.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is a situation where better safe than sorry applies. Thank you for your understanding.

Gordon Neish, President