Housing First needs new board members, AGM March 26

Kirk Starratt
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The chairwoman of Housing First is hoping other community members will get involved.

A rumour the volunteer board had resigned is false, said Rebekah Wetmore, who added the other members of the board  – Kimberly Smith, Duska Poirier and Penni Burrell – were also still in their roles. The only exception is John Apfeld, whose resignation the board accepted Feb. 26.

However, according to the organization’s bylaws, half of the board members’ terms end at the upcoming annual general meeting.

“Some of the board members, myself included, have acknowledged that, after our term is over, we will not be renewing our positions,” Wetmore said.

She said there are individuals who have expressed an interest in joining the board.

“I personally urge every person in Kings County who cares about housing and the future direction of Kings County to join the association and help elect a new board at our AGM,” she said

The meeting will be held March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Orchards Room at the county municipal complex in Kentville.

 

Geographic location: Kings, Kentville

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  • Kimberly Smith
    March 28, 2014 - 10:00

    Next steps for the Housing First Association of Kings County were discussed. There was consensus that there were not enough people willing to keep the organization going even though there were a number of those present who felt that the work that was begun by Housing First needed to continue in some way. Perhaps this video will help inspire people. http://youtu.be/6xT8sWN-hjE

  • Kimberly Smith
    March 25, 2014 - 11:19

    Due to storm warnings for Wednesday, March 26, The AGM will now be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00pm in The Orchards Room of the Kings County Municipal Building in Kentville. Anyone who wants to carry the torch from here on is welcome. Many hands helping each other is what is required.

  • Kimberly Smith
    March 25, 2014 - 11:16

    Due to storm warnings for Wednesday, March 26, The AGM will now be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00pm in The Orchards Room of the Kings County Municipal Building in Kentville. Anyone who wants to carry the torch from here on is welcome. Many hands helping each other is what is required.