Annual Meeting a Success

EK Khalsa, Mark Jacobson, John Reinhardt and Kathy AbbottThanks to all who came to MyRWA’s 2009 Annual Meeting, held on Oct. 29 at BNY Mellon in Everett, MA. The evening consisted of a social hour in which folks enjoyed appetizers provided by Mellon Bank, a presentation regarding the sustainability measures that the Mellon facility has implemented, and a showing of the “Into the Mystic” Chronicle HD show from last July. Association President John Reinhardt then addressed the crowd, followed by Executive Director EkOngKar Singh Khalsa. Beth Meserve (Outreach Coordinator) and Patrick Herron (Water Quality Monitoring Director) gave a presentation on MyRWA’s work in Chelsea and East Boston, funded by the Boston Foundation. EK Khalsa awarding John Reinhardt for his service to MyRWA at the Annual Meeting.Guest speaker Kathy Abbott from The Trustees of Reservations spoke about advocating for urban open space, and highlighted the good work that MyRWA has and is doing. Kathy’s address was followed by MyRWA awards. “Volunteer of the Year” award went to Mark Jacobson, a dedicated board member who has been integral in organizing and implementing the annual Herring Run and Paddle Festival every spring. Association President John Reinhardt received recognition of his long-standing commitment to MyRWA and selfless leadership of the organization through difficult times. The awards were then followed by voting for the 2010 Board of Directors. New board members Karen Grossman, Stephen Murphy, Steve Notis, and Arthur Powers are welcomed to the organization! Thanks again for a successful evening and we hope to see you again next year.