Changes to the membership renewal dates and
Special Considerations due to Covid-19
The executive has decided not to ask members to renew their membership dues at this time. MPFN memberships previously operated on a September to August term. All memberships came due at the same time in September at the start of the Program Year. The executive has decided to move to having memberships come due on a calendar year basis. That is, all memberships will come due on Jan. 1st of the calendar year. Hopefully by January 2021 the club will be able to get back to a more normal program, either virtually or in person. Your dues at that time will help to support that. Other groups in the area, such as Nature Barrie, operate in a similar fashion, with a membership year that is not necessarily in sync with their program year.
A few members have already paid dues for the 2019/20 season. Those members will have their membership extended so that their next due date will be Jan. 1, 2022. For everyone else, your due date is now Jan. 1, 2021. No change in membership fees: Family $45, Adult $25, Under 30 Free.
The executive also decided that during the pandemic emergency, no memberships will be suspended for non-payment of dues. If anyone would rather make a donation, small or otherwise, instead of the standard membership fees, that will be gratefully accepted.
Where and when we meet
We meet at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Highway 12 Midland, on the third Thursday of each month, except in December.
In December we have a pot-luck dinner and blind-auction on the evening of the “the Christmas Bird Count” which takes place on a Saturday before the Christmas holiday.
To become a member of the Midland/Penetanguishene Naturalists Club you must, most of all, enjoy a walk in the woods.
You must respect the living world around us. We believe a naturalist is one who enjoys and supports the natural world in its great variety.
Of course there are fees.