Greenough Harbour Community

GHPA Sep 29 2021 Meeting

The minutes of the Sep 29th 2021 GHPA Board Meeting are now available. Look under the Community Tab.

Meet the GHPA Board

If you are new to the community, or would just like to know a little bit more about your board, here they are:

Richard Sutcliffe (President)

Richard lives in Ancaster, Ontario and although he joined the Greenough Harbour community in 2019, he has enjoyed a long association with the Bruce Peninsula.  He has a PhD in Geology with a career that has spanned government field surveys, scientific research, and private-sector exploration for gold and precious metal deposits.  He has held several public company board positions where he has served on audit, governance and technical committees and has experience working with various levels of government and local communities.

Married to Natalia, with daughters Christine and Elena, and son Ian, he is pleased to make Greenough Harbour a family retreat. He looks forward to being part of a team that will work to ensure the long term integrity of this unique natural environment.

Andrea Flanagan (Vice President)

This is Andrea’s third year in beautiful Greenough Harbour. She has deep roots on the Peninsula as her ancestors first settled here in the mid-1800’s.

Andrea holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto. She has worked as an educator and a researcher. For the past half-decade she has coached students in a competitive debate league. She is also the Communications Officer on the School Advisory Board of an independent school.

She and her husband Mark enjoy hiking, kayaking and cycling in the great outdoors with their two children.

Kevin Warkentin (Secretary)

Kevin Graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science ( 1979) and has worked as a programmer and project leader for ABB ( a global firm specializing in Industrial Equipment & Systems as well as Robotics , Power& Automation Technology) for over 38 years.

Also side-lining as the “Weird Al Yankovic of Greenough Harbour”

Natalie Araujo-Schepis (Treasurer)

Natalie was born in France and is of Portuguese descent. Her career has been based in Canadian banking for the last 29 years, initially working with National Trust and then Scotiabank. She managed various branches in Toronto for many years leading to regional roles and initiatives. She is currently a project lead on local and national projects with various Canadian and international firms in the Professional banking and Wealth channels at Scotiabank in Toronto, where she also resides with husband Giuseppe Schepis and daughter Sofia. Natalie speaks English, Portuguese, Italian and French. In her spare time she loves to travel, cook for friends and family, read decor and architectural magazines and paint when time allows. Having recently built a cottage, she enjoys spending weekends and time off in Greenough. 

Bonnie Lendrum (Director at Large)

Bonnie brings to the Greenough Harbour Preservation Association Board her experience as a board member with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (Regional Representative; Member-at-Large-Nursing Practice), the Waterdown Montessori School (President) and Hillfield Strathallan College (Board of Trustees – President of the HSC Parents’ Association).

Her most satisfying volunteer experiences were with the Waterdown Montessori School (WMS) and Friends of Rural Communities and The Environment (FORCE). She led the strategic planning process for WMS with the result that a tiny parent-owned and operated school that had always rented space raised funds to build a school that would house sixty students. Those numbers made the school financially viable. As a FORCE member, she was engaged with eleven other committee members in a ten-year battle to stop the development of an industrial open-pit mining operation that would have potentially contaminated the local aquifer and destroyed forests. Her role was to write the community bulletins, the Annual Reports and to fundraise. After ten years, FORCE in full and grateful collaboration with the municipal and provincial governments was successful in its bid to stop the quarry.

In her professional work life, Bonnie was a director in two teaching hospitals (Montreal and Hamilton) and a researcher on a team through McMaster. In the early 2000s, she took up writing as a second career. Her first novel was published in 2013. She has completed a second novel that she is pitching to publishers and is in full writing stride on her third.

In 2007, Bonnie and her husband, Kenn, were one of the first families to take possession of a home at Greenough Harbour. They had started discussions with the developer, John Keeso, in 2005 before the lots had been registered with the Municipality, and they finally moved in Thanksgiving weekend, 2007. Bonnie is committed to the covenants of Greenough Harbour. They are the legal structure that ensured the development could proceed and that ensure the safety and pristine beauty of the environment in the community of Greenough Harbour