Prior to early in the year 2009, there was no Seniors’ Centre in Campbell River.
It was one of the few municipalities in British Columbia, of this size, without a dedicated centre for its senior citizens.
In a short while, a small handful of interested participants were meeting at various coffee houses to try to establish a seniors’ centre in Campbell River. The first meeting of the Campbell River Seniors’ Centre took place on Friday, March 5, 2009. The membership started to grow as word spread about our society. Early in 2010, the first Annual General Meeting was held and a new Board of Directors was elected by more than one hundred members who were in attendance.
The new Board spent much of its time trying to obtain a location with more space which could be used daily. The Campbell River Seniors’ Centre opened for the first time in its present location in the Ironwood Mall on July 1, 2010.
There have been numerous changes to the Board of Directors since 2010. As our year is drawing to a close, I would like to make an earnest plea to all citizens of Campbell River who are 55 years of age or older to consider if you are able to make a contribution to your community by becoming involved with the Seniors’ Centre Society as a Member of the Board of Directors, either in an executive position or as a Board Member at large, or, perhaps, as a volunteer. The Society operates completely on a volunteer basis, without a single paid worker, yet provides a much needed service to the citizens of Campbell River. If you have had experience working on a board of directors or have had involvement as a member of a benevolent service club, this would be an asset. However, all interested candidates will be considered. This is all you have to do to become a candidate:
1) Become a member of the Campbell River Seniors’ Society at $15 per year.
2) Have a member nominate you, in written form, for a position.
3) Be prepared to work hard to further the goals of the Society to establish the best Centre possible.
All those nominated may run for the following positions at the Annual General Meeting in January, 2013: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, eight members at large
Nominating Committee Chairman