Community meeting held to decide grant allocations

the community meeting's purpose was to discuss and democratically vote on grant allocations from the RDOS for Area “G".

  • Sep. 10, 2013 3:00 p.m.

 

Representatives from upwards of 10 community organizations serving Keremeos, Hedley and Ollala areas, met with RDOS Regional Director for Area “G”, Angelique Wood, during the evening of August 29.

The purpose of the community meeting was to discuss and democratically vote on grant allocations from the RDOS for Area “G”. Local organizations competed for a limited $12,000 of grant money, where grant proposals amounted to $20,830 going into the meeting.

In turn, representatives from non-profit societies spoke passionately and compellingly about the services and events they extend to Area “G” residents and visitors. Director Wood encouraged questions and dialogue amongst competitors so that votes would be informed and then consciously cast.

 

Cheques for the grant allocations will be mailed out at the end of the first week of September.