United Way has AGM, electing new directors and celebrating success

Jason Killingsworth will serve as board president for a second term

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton reported its 2017 audited financial statements at its 61st Annual General Meeting Wednesday. The report also included the annual investment of donors’ dollars.

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton welcomed several new volunteer board members, including Kelly Batson, Mary Ellen Edlington and Gerry Whitcombe, and welcomed back Martin Vrolyk. After 10 years on the board, Pam Gallant was required to step down as Community Investment Chair. Also exiting the board were Past President Kathy Sitter, Jessica Roberts and Wendy Murru.

Jason Killingsworth

“None of the work that we do in our community would be possible without our volunteer board,” said Dave Brown, executive director. “This dedicated group of community, business and labour leaders provides guidance and leadership to the United Way. I would like to welcome our new board members and thank our current and retiring members for their passion and
dedication. We are pleased that Jason Killingsworth will serve as board president for a second term along with John Girard and Al McChesney in the roles of VP. These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. I am confident the board of directors is capable of taking on any challenges that may lie ahead.”

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton raised $2,011,000 during its 2017 campaign., surpassing the goal of $2 million. The newly elected board will set the 2018 campaign goal this summer.

The Sarnia-Lambton United Way funds 35 programs through 19 agencies in three targeted impact areas. A complete copy of our financial statements as well as community investments can be found online at www.theunitedway.on.ca

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