Dawn Minne Chair

Box 157

Waskada, MB

R0M 2E0

Phone: 204-673-2432

Cell: 204-522-6070

Email: rdminne@mts.net

If you have any questions or concerns after reading the notice below, please do not hesitate to contact either Dawn Minne or Jill Stafford.

Jill Stafford

Secretary/Treasurer

Box 304

Elm Creek, MB

R0G 0N0

Phone: 204-436-2375

Email: jcstafford@mts.net

 

 

 

Box 367

  Elm Creek, MB

R0G 0N0

(204) 436-2375

 

March 31, 2020

To Members, Volunteers, Farm Safety Coordinators, Business Sponsors and donors;

Notice of Discontinuance of Safety Programs

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank our members, farms safety coordinators, business sponsors and donors for the important roles and contributions you have each made to farm safety and injury prevention within Manitoba Farmers with Disabilities.

Over the years, our membership built the base structure of our organization, volunteers took hours of training to give farm safety and injury prevention presentations, and our farm safety coordinators attended numerous Safety Day events to reach thousands of school age children in communities throughout Westman, Pembina Valley, Parkland, and Central regions. All of this could not be done without the financial support of our members, donors, and business sponsors, for which we are truly grateful!

The impact of all your work in promoting the farm safety message helped reach many farm families, rural communities, schools, and farm injury prevention events. It has been through your work and support that injured and disabled farmers have found hope, and in some cases went carried on a successful farm business. Many of our coordinators have found that the children they taught years ago, now have their children hearing the same message at their local Safety Days. This is a legacy to be proud of!

It is with deep regret, that we give notice that our organizationís programs are being discontinued. At the MFWD Annual General Meeting held on October 27, 2019, the motion was carried; that due to the significant reduction in membership and volunteers, our farm safety programs will be discontinued as of January 1, 2020.

MFWD is now in the process of selling the corporation assets and once this is completed, the Board will distribute these funds in accordance with our By-Laws, to one or more charitable organizations of like-minded work. The members voted unanimously to have the Board set up endowments to support Manitoba farm safety education and farm injury prevention initiatives and to create a legacy for future generations. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to thank you for your commitment and dedication to the Safe Farm Safe Families programs.

With our sincere appreciation,

 

Dawn Minne, Chair

Phone: 204-673-2432

E: rdminne@mts.net