RichmondVolunteer BC, the provincial association for promoting the value and impact of volunteerism has announced their new board for 2016-2017 at Volunteer BC’s AGM during the Volunteer Futures Conference in Richmond. The new board brings together a unique blend of non-profit and entrepreneurial experience to the organization.

Continuing Board members include: Lawrie Portigal, Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives as President; Stacy Ashton, Alzheimer Society of B.C. as Vice-President; Andy Telfer  as Vice-President and Acting Treasurer, Anne Marie Koeppen as Secretary; Julie Robertson, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres as Director; Louise Howes, Volunteer Campbell River as Director; Naomi Fleschhut, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society as Director; and Tracey Davidson, Volunteer Terrace as Director.

New members joining the board this year are Sarah Foot, Volunteer Prince George and Shawn Bellamy, BC Association of Charitable Gaming.

Volunteer BC
For over 30 years, Volunteer BC has been the provincial leader in promoting the value and impact of volunteerism. Our mission is to be strong and relevant provincial voice in promoting the development and value of volunteerism in BC by working cooperatively with volunteers, volunteer centres, voluntary organizations, governments, business, and volunteer-involved organizations.


Photo Attached:
Photo Caption: Newly Elected Volunteer BC Board – 2016 – 2017
From Left to Right: Andy Telfer (Vice-President, Acting Treasurer), Stacy Ashton (Vice-President), Lorelynn Hart,  Naomi Fleschhut, Sarah Foot, Julie Robertson,  Anne-Marie Koeppen (Secretary), Tracey Davidson, Louise Howes, Lawrie Portigal, (President)

Missing: Shawn Bellamy

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