Typically, the board of directors meets once per month. According to Board policy, "Members and the general public are welcome to attend scheduled monthly Board of Directors meetings, either by invitation from the Board or by request from members or general public. Requests to attend a Board meeting must be made one week in advance of the meeting by contacting the Board (via e-mailing the GIRO Secretary).
Instructions for obtaining the date and time of the next Board meeting, and minutes of past Board meetings, are available at Board of Directors.
We invite you to join us as a GIRO member. Through your membership you will be supporting one of the island’s longest running non-profit organizations, whose mandate is to educate Gabriolans about reducing, reusing and recycling consumer waste and to advocate for responsible consumer and waste management practices.
As a member in good standing you will be notified of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as well as any special meetings. You will receive annual financial reports and be eligible to vote in Board of Director elections. Who knows; you might even consider putting your name forward for a position on the Board!
Membership dues are only $2 per person per year. We’ll send you a reminder just before the AGM in April. Pick up a membership form at the GIRO Depot or click here to download and print the form.
The dedicated and hard working staff at the GIRO Depot could not provide such a wide range of recycling and reuse services without the help of our regular volunteers.
And we can always use more volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include working on days when the Depot is open (Wednesdays and Saturdays) or on days when it is closed to the public. You can volunteer on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis for a minimum of 3 hours up to a full day.
Being a GIRO volunteer is a great way to meet people and to help out your community by actively contributing to the preservation of our natural environment. To fill out a volunteer request form, just speak to any of the GIRO staff.
The G.I.R.O. Community has been involved in two separate initiatives in the fall of 2013. The first was a survey of users, to which some 400 people responded. The second was a community planning session at which about 80 participants voiced their concerns and desires for the GIRO Depot.
REMEMBER: RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE