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[Photos: Amendment Information Sessions held on November 1, 2014 in Chippewa and in London ]

Final Amended Trust Agreement April 29 2015 signed

AMENDMENT VOTE RESULTS

It has been a long road with much time and resources devoted to modernizing the Trust Agreement and improving on “best practices” much of which has been incorporated over time to enhance accountability and transparency.  During this process we realized the challenge in contacting the registered voters list of 2077 members due to lack of up to date or missing information.  We are making efforts to improve our database of addresses but felt at the time of the initial vote deadline that we weren’t able to reach all.  This lead to a decision made by Trustees to extend the vote deadline to March 27, 2015.  As well we realized limitations for some members exercising their right to vote and incorporated a mobile voting process which had great success and response.  Due to these efforts we are pleased to announce the overwhelming approval of the vote of YES and our new name of THUNDERBIRD TRUST!

TRUST AMENDMENT VOTE RESULTS NAME CHANGE VOTE RESULTS

Yes

891

Thunderbird

480

No 152 Antler River 287
Total Votes 1043 Dishkin Zibin 224

WINNERS OF THE AMENDMENT VOTE DRAW

In December there was a draw for members who cast a ballot with 5 prizes of $1000.  What perfect timing for those who won with Christmas around the corner.  Heartfelt gratitude was the response for those who received the winnings.   When the vote was extended a second draw took place with 2 prizes of $500.  All who cast a ballot previous to the deadline and all new ballots were placed into the draw.  Below is the list of winners:

  1. Yvonne Albert – Muncey ON $1000 December Draw
  2. Larry French – Muncey ON $1000 December Draw
  3. Brenda Riley – Muncey ON $1000 December Draw
  4. Paul Hendrick – Muncey ON $100 December Draw
  5. Thomas Anderson – Chatham ON $1000 December Draw
  6. Danielle Grosbeck – Muncey ON $500 March Draw
  7. John Babel – Clinton MI $500 March Draw

NEXT STEPS – PHASING IN CHANGES AND RE-BRANDING

Changes made to the amendment will require internal work and implementation by the Trustees and administration.  Most notable change will be the re-branding with the NEW name of Thunderbird Trust.

An In-person Vote Day was held on Saturday, Dec.6, 2014  at the Chippewa Community Center and an Advance Poll was available from Dec.1-Dec.5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the CFT Office.  See some pics of the day.

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