December 4, 2020
Welcome to Bullet Points, our news & events email!
2020 Board Elections
The SPFGA's election meeting will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Because of 2020's unique challenges, we've had to make a number of changes to this year's elections processes. So, we thought that a few reminders might be helpful.
1. Make sure you pre-register to vote
This year's ballot will be sent out via email following the meeting to all members who have pre-registered. Any member in good standing sixteen or older is eligible to vote.

Please note: each member must have their own individual email address to vote. Only one ballot can be set to each email address.

There are many options for you if you don't have a separate email address for each member who wishes to vote. Here are nine free places you can set up an email address for yourself.

Register yourself using the button below to receive a ballot.
2. Consider running for a Board position
Taking on a role on the Board is the ultimate extent of your ability to create positive change in the club.

The positions up for election this year are listed below, click each to see its job description. Each is a two year term, with the exception of Secretary and Treasurer, which are coming up in the middle of their term



Click on the button below to download a Board Nomination Information Package. Send your completed package to

We encourage you to think about this. If the idea is interesting to you (and we hope it is), please complete a Board Nomination Information Package and email it to the Nomination Committee at

LAST CALL FOR NOMINATION PACKAGES: Nomination packages must be received by midnight on Monday, December 7, 2020.
Click here for full election details
For additional information on everything else you need to know about the elections:
2021 Membership Renewals Now Open!
Note: SPFGA memberships run January 1 to December 31.

Make sure you that renew your membership for 2021 before midnight on December 31. For members who do not have a 2021 membership, gate access cards will deactivate on January 1.

The renewal process through the member portal is very simple and quite slick. The quick steps are:

If you want the FULL steps with illustrations, click the Membership Renewal button:
Intro To Winter Camping Course
Only one spot left!
Imagine moving across a frozen landscape, the air still and crisp, snow crunching underfoot. The sun is setting, unveiling the wonder of the night sky. The smell of a wood stove warms your senses as you reach your home for the night: a beautiful canvas tent, set up and waiting for you like an old friend with the porch light on.

Instructed by Dragan Uzelac, owner of Niko Wilderness Education and SPFGA member, this two day, one night Intro to Winter Camping course will leave you feeling more comfortable and confident in all your winter travels.

Covered topics include:
  • fire lighting
  • knife handling
  • stovemanship
  • axe use and safety
  • saws
  • winter travel
  • clothing
  • animal tracks
  • survival
  • bushcraft skills

All with the comfort of canvas tents, warmed by wood stoves. Full COVID-19 precautions are being taken, including upgrades to the sleeping arrangements.

SPFGA member rate: $350.00 per person

Held on the 700+ acres of our Ketchamoot Creek Facility on February 20 & 21, this members-only turn-key course for up to six participants will provide everything required, including quality high-end camp meals, kitchenware, tents and snowshoes.

Attendees need only provide winter clothing and sleep systems (winter rated sleeping bag and sleeping mats).
The Last Thought
In the What's Your Thought? poll in the November 28 edition of Bullet Points, we inquired whether members would be interested in purchasing some of the birdhouses that appeared in the article on page 15 of the Fall 2020 edition of Range of Thoughts.

We received 139 responses to this survey, with 46 members (33.1%) of respondents indicating that they would be interested in one birdhouse, 40 (28.8%) that they would interested in more than one, and 53 (38.1%) that this would not interest them at all.

Having more than 3 of any 5 members interested in a birdhouse is worth noting. When we're preparing for making more of these in the spring, we'll send out a message again to take pre-orders.
Facebook Discussion Group
Please come and join our members-only Facebook discussion group, The Ketchamoot Discourse, a place where SPFGA members can talk with each other or the Board.

Head on over and take a look. See you there!