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EOCFO Chapter of the OWA Why? – Wide geographic distribution of members – Reduced overlap of woodlot organizations – Reduced cost of operation, i.e. liability.

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1 EOCFO Chapter of the OWA Why? – Wide geographic distribution of members – Reduced overlap of woodlot organizations – Reduced cost of operation, i.e. liability insurance – Opportunity to spread the Certification message from within a larger organization – Lower annual membership dues for most EOCFO members – More effective membership administration February 22, 2014EOCFO - AGM1

2 EOCFO Chapter of the OWA Impact of change. – Chapter continues focus on Certification – Chapter will accept both certified and non-certified members – EOMF continues to administrate FSC Certificate – OWA administrates membership list and collects dues – OWA and EOCFO Chapter will be points-of-contact for all Certified members – All members will have choice of OWA Chapter allegiance February 22, 2014EOCFO - AGM2

3 2014 Annual dues comparison EOCFOEOCFOEOCFO only+ OWAchapter/OWA FSC Certification* $56.50 $56.50 $56.50 Operating ** OWA membership Admin. Levy Total annual dues $81.50 $ $ * - FSC certification maintenance cost paid to EOMF ** - OWA chapter receives $17/member operating budget out of the $ annual dues February 22, 2014EOCFO - AGM3

4 EOCFO Chapter of the OWA Motion: ‘To transition the Eastern Ontario Certified Forest Owners (EOCFO) group into a chapter of the OWA (Ontario Woodlot Association), effective no later than June 30, 2014.’ February 22, 2014EOCFO - AGM4

5 EOCFO Chapter of the OWA Next steps: – OWA has already approved EOCFO Chapter status – Members select OWA chapter allegiance – Transfer current EOCFO membership list to OWA – Revise constitution – 1 st AGM of new chapter to; Approve new constitution Possibly change chapter name Elect Board of Directors February 22, 2014EOCFO - AGM5


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