Board and staff at the 2013 Immigrant Welcome Centre AGM celebrate receiving the 2013 Not-for-Profit Business of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce.

Immigrant Centre extends potluck invite

The Immigrant Welcome Centre (Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island)is holding a potluck dinner

The Immigrant Welcome Centre (Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island) is calling for members, clients and community partners to join its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and potluck dinner on September 23.

“A big part of our AGM is the chance for board members, staff, the partners who work with us in the community, our members and our clients to get together and get to know each other a bit better over a potluck dinner,” said Executive Director Rachel Blaney. The support and participation of members is an important aspect of the AGM.

“As a registered not-for-profit organization, our members play a significant part in carrying forward our mission. We couldn’t do it without them,” said Board President Patricia Gagnon.

The Immigrant Welcome Centre provides settlement and integration services for all immigrants, both English and non-English speaking to make communities throughout the North Island region welcoming to all.  Memberships start at $10 for individuals and will be available at the door. The AGM and potluck dinner takes place Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Robron Centre.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting from 7-8 p.m.

To participate, register by calling 250-830-0171 or visit, www.ImmigrantWelcome.ca/Events and bring a dish of food to share.