Ian Tait, Immediate Past President Delta Chamber of Commerce
We welcome all Point Roberts, WA residents, homeowners and interested community members to the Annual General Meeting of the Point Roberts Taxpayer’s Association.
Our meeting will be held at Brewster’s Fine Foods on the back patio, with a selection of cheeses, veggies, fruits, dips and other snacks. Cash bar for buying your own beverage of choice. Your Annual membership dues ($10), that can be paid at the meeting, cover the price of the event and our modest budget throughout the year.
The planned schedule is:
6:00 – 6:30 Registration/social
6:30 – 7:00 Business portion
Acceptance of 2011 AGM Draft Minutes
Treasurer’s Report – Jennifer Urquhart
President’s Report – Mark Robbins
Economic Action Plan Overview by Ken Cameron
7:00 – 7:45 Keynote speaker Ian Tait, with Q&A
Brewster’s Fine Foods – 1379 Gulf Road, Point Roberts WA 98281 360-945-4545
More About Our Speaker
Ian Tait is Immediate Past Chair and on the Board of Directors of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Delta, BC. He is an experienced entrepreneur, communicator and relationship specialist and will be speaking on several local issues that directly impact our life here on the Point and traveling in and out of British Columbia.
The first topic is the very large retail development being built North of Tsawwassen, BC on First Nations lands. This will create increased traffic and offer new shopping venues.
Major road construction is underway in Delta, BC and this impacts our traffic and mobility now and will have challenges after completion as it will have to absorb more traffic from increases activity at the Delta Port and the new retail development. Bottlenecks at the Massey Tunnel and other locations are anticipated to cause congestion. Ian is familiar with the timeline and plans and will be able to outline potential impact on our travel into Vancouver, to the airport and across to Blaine.
Feed the Bees is Ian’s wonderful project that educates homeowners, commercial property owners and area farmers on how to use less pesticides and bee harming chemicals and how to plant attractive landscaping with bee friendly plants that encourage their health and happiness locally and keep the colonies strong and ready for pollination.
He’ll also reserve some time to answer questions about the above topics. This promises to be a very informative and enjoyable meeting for Point Roberts residents interested in our community and it’s relationship to the surrounding area in Canada.