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In December, the board accepted the resignation of Lloyd McKimmon as the representative from Fraser Valley Regional District and we are currently awaiting a replacement from FVRD.  Although Lloyd was only with us for 2 years, we will miss his contributions to Foundation.

In January, the board has accepted the resignation of Bob Ingram as the representative from Mission Community Services Society.  Bob’s contributions to the Foundation board and committees will be missed and we wish him the best in his ‘retirement’.  Community Services has advised us that a replacement has been chosen and we will update you once that individual has joined us.

We have also filled the vacancy left by Jim Shaw with Bernadine Babuik.  Bernadine has been sitting on our Development & Publications Committees and has a scholarship fund in her late husband’s name with the Foundation.  Her contributions have been valuable and we are very happy she accepted our request to join the board.

We have also elected a new executive team and are pleased to announce:
Rosemary Nemanishen – Board Chair
Carlo Billinger – Vice Chair
Linda Clark – Board Secretary
Les Squire – Treasurer
Bernadine Babuik – Board Member at Large.

Committee Chairs are as follows:
Bursary & Scholarship Committee – Joseph Heslip
Development Committee – Carlo Billinger
Distribution Committee – Candie Thorne
Investment Committee – Tony Luck

We are all looking forward to 2018 and hope to see you at some of our events.