WFL 2021 Picnic and Annual Meeting

2021 Picnic and Annual Meeting

by Mike Seager

Dave Swanson and his family have graciously offered to host the WFL chapter for a picnic and annual meeting on Saturday, September 25.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the impossibility of knowing what restrictions may be in place several months in the future, we are having an outdoor picnic this year in lieu of our usual indoor, catered annual dinner.

The Swansons’ Osage Farm is a crop and former dairy farm that includes a substantial woodlot. The woodlot contains, among other attractions, some giant oak trees, a spectacular gully, and an osage orange grove that gives the farm its name.

We will start arriving around 10:30 am to allow plenty of time for socializing before lunch at noon. Bring your own lunch – something cold, or something to cook on the wood-fired grill. Also bring a lawn chair or other seating. The chapter will provide a variety of non-alcoholic drinks.

Around 1:00 pm we will start our annual meeting. This usually takes only 10-15 minutes and consists of electing a new board of directors and drawings for a Stihl chainsaw and perhaps other raffle prizes. Note that, unlike our past annual dinners, we will not be giving out door prizes this year.

Following the business meeting we will begin a tour of some of the highlights of the farm. Participants can walk, or ride in the tractor-drawn wagon. Dave will surely prove to be an entertaining host.

For the adventurous among us, there is room to pitch a tent or park a camper and spend the night.

WHAT: WFL picnic and annual meeting

WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, starting at 10:30 am.

WHO: All WFL members and their families are welcome.

WHERE: Osage Farm, south of Mt. Morris, NY. The picnic area is on the north side of Swanson Road, between Begole Road and Creek Road. Look for NYFOA signs along the side of the road.


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