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Branch News: 31 Mar 2008
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Due to a swath of resignations and the unfortunate passing of Reg Bielaski, our Youth Officer, the face of our executive changed markedly yesterday as the general body ratified the acceptance of five new members to the executive and the reallocation of a few of the positions as designated by Comrade President David Davidson.
The Changing Face Of Branch 50's Executive.
Comrade Michael Fenton, according to by-law protocol, has now moved up from Second Vice-President to First Vice-President replacing Comrade Don Walter. Michael will retain his current position of Poppy Campaign Chairman and is now also covering the Training And Organizational Development role in addition to chairing the Entertainment Committee.
Comrade Gord Ross, former Sergeant at Arms, has been promoted to Second Vice-President and now chairs the Bar Committee. The latter now consists of Comrade Second Vice-President Gord Ross, Comrade First Vice-President Michael Fenton and Comrade Treasurer Jim Frasier.
Comrade Ed Gorniak, previously House and Building, replaces Comrade Gord Ross as the new Sergeant at Arms.
The following comrades were sworn in as new executive members by Comrade District Commander Peter Gates.
- Comrade Belva Christner,
replaces Comrade Lee Ewart as the new Executive Sectretary.
- Comrade Deanna McCormick,
replaces Comrade Reg Bielaski as Youth Education / Bursary Officer.
- Comrade Alfred Ash,
replaces Comrade Gloria McKibbin as Public Relations Officer and Dugout Editor.
- Comrade Raymondé Hashey,
replaces Comrade Gerry Prince as Sports Officer and also assumes Comrade Gloria McKibbin’s duty as Track and Field Officer.
- Comrade Chris Pickering,
replaces Comrade Ed Gorniak as the new House and Building Officer.
In addition, following the meeting, Comrade Norma Ash was asked, and agreed to fill the role of Sick and Visiting Officer to replace Comrade Vivian Peddle.
At time of press, the role of Patio Chair was still undetermined though Lous Kuntz is a favourite.
This executive is now approaching it's half way point in it's term and has, by all accounts, gone through a significant change. Let us all wish the new executive members well and support them as best we can so that they may come up to speed and go forward for the remainder of the term.
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