Our annual meeting was held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Lyme Public Hall. Members voted in one new board director, David Frankel; and voted to renew the terms of two current directors: stewardship chair Mal Karwoski, and treasurer Alan Sheiness. Board director Wendolyn Hill had reached her nine-year term limit for board members, but was chosen to be Vice President, which extends her service limit to thirteen years, which will expire in 2026.
Kristina White, Executive Director, recapped our year highlighting plans for the barn, and the success of two Tours de Lyme this fiscal year, to make up for no Tour during 2020-2021 due to COVID restrictions. Alan Sheiness discussed the Trust’s finances, which are doing well despite the downturn in the stock market.
The Lyme Land Trust 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Rochelle Davis, who has worked very diligently to enhance the meadow at Grassy Hill Road for pollinators. Sue Cope, Environmental Director, listed off her impressive contributions as volunteer steward of the Grassy Hill Preserve. Rochelle is also faithful contributor and a photographer of distinction for the Imagining Lyme Photo Program.
Kristina White presented the photos of distinction winners of the Imagining Lyme photography program for Winter 2022, who all received framed prints of their photographs. The winners are Kip Bergstrom, Barbara Costas, and Rochelle Davis.
The meeting was followed by an enjoyable social time and acoustic concert by Steve Dedman, frontman for Plywood Cowboy, which included the special treat of several original songs by the Lyme Land Trust’s own board director Tony Irving, who sang and played guitar along with Steve’s accompaniment on keyboard.
Thank you to all our members for making 2021-2022 another great year at the Lyme Land Trust!