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GLIN==> great lakes united annual meeting, june 4-6

Come to Great Lakes United's annual meeting near Erie, Pennsylvania. See the agenda below. Connect to www.glu.org for more information.

Great Lakes United's 22nd Annual General Meeting
"From Experience to Action: Lake Erie Dead Zone -- Our Line in the Sand"
June 4-6, Mercyhurst College
North East, Pennsylvania

Friday, June 4
Pre-meeting events begin
BINATIONAL ISSUES BRIEFINGS, presented by coalition members and friends
9:00 am  Aquatic Invasive Species campaign
* Joel Brammeier -- Lake Michigan Federation
* Francine MacDonald -- Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
10:00 am  Great Lakes Restoration Strategy
* Tom Fuhrman -- Lake Erie Region Conservancy
* Anne Wordsworth -- Canadian Environmental Law Association
11:00 am  Navigation System review
* Stephanie Weiss -- Save the River
* Marc Hudon -- Union Québécoise pour la Conservation de la Nature
* Jeremy Gawen -- Georgian Bay Association
12:00 am  U.S. Army Corps Reform campaign
* Tim Eder -- National Wildlife Federation
12:30 pm  Lunch and Silent Auction opens (cafeteria)
2:00 pm  Field trips: Bay front tour, 20 Mile Creek tour, Fishing Charter, Winery tour
5:00 pm  Dinner on your own
7:00 pm  Reception  (cash bar)
* Welcome: Tom Fuhrman -- Lake Erie Region Conservancy
* Percussion Blast!  Interactive entertainment
Saturday, June 5
Meeting events begin
8:00 am  Registration & mapping
8:45 am  Opening
* Stewardship Committee -- Benedictine Sisters
8:50 am  Welcome
* Patty O'Donnell -- President
* Local dignitaries
9:15 am  ERIE INDICATION: Warning Signs from Our Canary of the System
* Botulism: Jeff Robinson -- Canadian Wildlife Service
* Dead Zone: Dr. Hunter Carrick -- Pennsylvania State University
* Climate Change: Dr. Leanne Jablonski -- Union of Concerned Scientists
10:15 am  Break
10:30 am  Basin wide mapping cause and effect exercise
* Loretta Michaud -- Workers Health & Safety Center
* Dr. Mary O'Brien -- What Other Course is Open: Precautionary Principle in Action
12:00 pm  Lunch
1:00 pm  TASK FORCE SESSIONS...Developing resolutions and sharing campaigns
* Habitat and Biodiversity Task Force
* Sustainable Waters Task Force
* Nuclear Free /Green Energy Task Force
* Clean Production Task Force
3:15 pm  Break
3:30 pm  Great Lakes United business
* Board Elections, President's and Treasurers' Reports, Strategic Planning, Citizens Action Agenda
4:30 pm  Caucus meetings
* Indigenous Peoples
* Labor
* Special opportunity!  Dr. Mary O'Brien Workshop on speaking in public
5:30 pm  Break
6:00 pm  Reception and Barbecue Presentation of John Manty Award & silent auction
Sunday, June 6
9:00 am   Resolutions adopted
10:00 am  Task Force Reports Out
10:30 am  Break
10:45 am  Task Force Reports Out continued
* Native Fish Restoration: Betty Trometer -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
* Youth Making a Difference in the Community
* Connecting the Great Lakes with Inland Communities
* Cancer Prevention Campaigns in Canada
12:30 pm  Adjourn
From East (New York):  I-90 West to Erie. Get off I-90 at Exit 41 (North East). Take Rt. 89 North through the town to second light (Division Street). Turn left to enter Mercyhurst North East campus. Parking lot entrance on Rt. 89 North
From West (Ohio):  I-90 East to Erie. Get off I-90 at Exit 41 (North East). Take Rt. 89 North through the town to second light (Division Street). Turn left to enter Mercyhurst North East campus. Parking lot entrance on Rt. 89 North.


Reg Gilbert
Senior Coordinator
Great Lakes United

Buffalo State College, Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York, 14222

Fax: -0303