Chamber looking to fill second vacancy

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will have to fill two vacancies on its board of directors after a second member stepped down.
 Chamber co-ordinator Dawn Booth said Friday morning that Tammy Hayward, formerly of the Red Dog Inn, announced she was leaving the board earlier this week.
Wayne Sabanski of Peterbilt Fort Frances had to vacate his seat early this month because he was moving out of town.
Booth noted the board is keeping its fingers crossed that someone hops aboard soon.
“Our elections are coming up at the end of November, and there may be more people stepping down given experience from past years,” she remarked.
“We really hope to fill those two spots before the elections come up,” added Booth.
The responsibilities of a director include:
•to help formulate and review various policies, proposed actions, programs, and projects so that the best interest of the Chamber and community can be accomplished through concerted action;
•to provide the personal leadership, enthusiasm, and support necessary to help co-ordinate and build an effective organization geared to solving community problems; and
•to evaluate and act on issues which come, or should come, before the board of directors.
Booth noted anyone wanting to get a feel for what it’s like to be a director can come to the Chamber’s next board meeting Oct. 8 from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Hotel.
The current board consists of Darren Brown (B93-FM), Christine Denby (Gillons’ Insurance Brokers), Tannis Drysdale, Louise Holzer (Royal Bank), Tammi Shoemaker (Tammi’s Flower Garden), Larry Syrovy (Rainy Lake Hotel), and Debbie Williamson (Clinic Pharmasave).
The executive includes president Roberta Oliver, first vice-president Brian Hagarty, second vice-president Alan Tibbetts, treasurer Kelly Spicer, and past president Marla Thomson.
You do not need to be a business owner to sit on the board but your affiliated business must belong to the Chamber, Booth noted.
For more information, call her at 274-5773.

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