‘Neighbour’ program donates to Community Chest fund

Union Gas and Duke Energy Foundation selected Fort Frances as a community they wished to assist this year.
Local manager John Wachnuk contacted his firm about the “Community Chest” and the value it represented to our area.
As a responsible corporate citizen, this foundation, through its “Neighbour of Choice” program, decided to assist the Community Chest with a donation of $2,500.
Wachnuk made the presentation late last month to Cal Robertson, president of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Frances, and the money will be flowed through to the Community Chest.
It was great to see a corporation like this can work with a community that they serve and live in, to enhance the health and well-being of the citizens.
Also at last month’s meeting, guest speaker Kerri Dittaro gave a presentation on two projects she’s presently working on—a “Service Excellence” course and a “Business Expansion and Retention” survey.
With her field of studies being human resources, she has many ideas and plans that she’d like to follow up on.
Dittaro is on a one-year contract with this work and can be reached at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office.
Later, Past Lt. Gov. Bob Lidkea presented Perfect Attendance Pins to the following members: Robin Wright (eight years), Lin Boileau (12 years), Cal Robertson and Stan Ward (21 years), and Sam Arbuckle (31 years).
Past Lt. Gov. Sam Arbuckle then presented Bob Lidkea with a pin marking 50 years of perfect attendance.
Several members travelled to Stratton on Friday (March 2) to make a presentation at the 4-H awards night.
The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club has been assisting this work for 77 years.