The Friends of Nelson Elders AGM for 2013 was held on November 7, with only two members at large out of a membership of approximately 250 joining the Board of Directors.
FONE’s mandate is to enhance the wellbeing of seniors in our community. During the last year, grants totalling some $15,000 provided funding to the Women’s Centre, Mountain Lakes, Jubilee Manor, Broader Horizons, the Nelson Library and the Seniors Coordinating Society for a variety of programs.
President Bette Craig said that fundraising is not an issue, because FONE continues to receive grants and donations. She noted that the board of directors and the executive have remained virtually the same since the society’s inception eight years ago.
“The executive is always open to applications for funds and innovative ways to serve,” she said.
Life memberships are free, and new people in the leadership group are definitely needed. For more information, contact Bette at 250-352-7153.