Chairman George Emes welcomed everyone in attendance and introduced the Board of Directors, as well as the Business Investment Committee (BIC), and the Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC).
The municipalities of Alberton, Chapple, Emo, Fort Frances, Lake of the Woods, LaVallee, and Rainy River were recognized for their financial participation in the RRFDC in support of economic development throughout the Rainy River District, and special acknowledgement was given to the Township of Morley, for their support this year through per capita contribution.
A presentation was made to retiring Board members Russ Fortier (present) and Tony Marinaro, who were thanked for their service on the Board over the past few years.
Mayor Deb Ewald (Town of Rainy River), then said a few words to the audience along with Garry McKinnon, (Atikokan Economic Development Corporation and OACFDC regional representative).
|Garry McKinnon, AEDC/OACFDC speaks to the audience|
at the 2013 Annual General Meeting
The corporation's auditor, Jeff Busniuk (Grant Thornton LLP) presented the Audited Financial Statements to the members and called for any questions.
Jim Belluz, RRFDC Board Member, read the Nominating Committee Report, and the following 3 names were put forth for candidates to the Board:
With only three persons running and four positions available, they were elected by acclamation to the Board, leaving one position vacant. Anne Renaud of Confederation College is new to the Board this year and RRFDC welcomes her to the Corporation.
After the General Meeting, Geoff Gillon, Regional Economic Developer gave a presentation to the crowd on the Activities of the RRFDC over the past year. Refreshments and light conversation occurred after the presentation.
The RRFDC would like to thank everyone who came out to the meeting and extended their gratitude to the municipal partners who support us throughout the year through per Capita contributions.