Two P.G. residents elected to Volunteer B.C. board

Two Prince George residents have been elected to the Volunteer B.C. 10-member board.

Sarah Foot, Volunteer Prince George general manager, and Shawn Bellamy, BC Association of Charitable Gaming board chair are the newest board members and will serve four-year terms. They will join Lawrie Portigal, Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives president; Stacy Ashton, Alzheimer Society of B.C. vice president; Andy Telfer vice president and acting treasurer, Anne Marie Koeppen as secretary; Julie Robertson, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres director; Louise Howes, Volunteer Campbell River director; Naomi Fleschhut, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society director; and Tracey Davidson, Volunteer Terrace director.

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Because members are scattered all over the province, most monthly meetings are conducted via conference calls, with in-person meetings occurring once or twice a year.

"We know that northern, rural and isolated communities are often under represented so we are happy that we have board members from Northern BC, such as Terrace and Prince George," said Lorelynn Hart, Volunteer BC programs manager.

It's been more than 30 years that Volunteer BC has taken the lead to promote the value of volunteerism in the province.

"We are lucky to have a very active working board," said Hart. "Their role is to first-hand govern Volunteer BC but they also divide up into committees to ensure our programs are being delivered."

Volunteer BC offers training, webinars, an annual conference, resources for those interested in volunteerism and non-profit sector.

For more information visit www.volunteerbc.bc.ca.

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