Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Public invited to RRFDC meeting

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will hold its annual general meeting tonight—and the public is invited to attend.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Copper River Inn here.

Geoff Gillon, Regional Economic Developer/Manager of Client Services, said no major topics are on the agenda, but there will be updates on the RRFDC’s activities.
There also will be a financial report, as well as an election for its 2014-15 board of directors.
“We are membership driven,” explained Gillon, noting anyone can become a member of the RRFDC for $5/year.
The group is a non-profit, community-based corporation.
“We are governed by the board of directors, who are elected each year from our membership,” Gillon said.
The RRFDC is supported by FedNor and Industry Canada under the Community Futures Program, as well as the municipalities of Alberton, Chapple, Emo, Fort Frances, La Vallee, Lake of the Woods, Morley, and Rainy River.
“We have eight of nine municipalities that support us,” Gillon said.
“So we have the annual general meeting in a different municipality every year.”
While there is no keynote speaker for tonight’s meeting, Gillon urged people to come out.
“If they are interested in our activities, come on out and hear the presentations and see what we’re all about,” he remarked.
The RRFDC works to create jobs and improve the commercial and industrial base of Rainy River District.
For more information, call 274-3276.

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