December 2, 2010: Newswest AGM Report.
Newswest AGM Report.
On November 22, Newswest held its Annual General Meeting at the Churchill Senior’s Centre. Newswest is one of the longest surviving community newspapers in Ottawa, founded in 1978. It is a volunteer organization with a ten member board of directors.
For the first time we have 11 members on the board – a motion was made to increase the number of board members to accept all nominated and willing to stand. The directors for 2010-2011 are: Jeff Leiper, Gary Ludington, Wayne Rodney, Monica Freedman, Cheryl Parrott, Paulette Dozois, Pat O’Brien, Jude Haynes and Natalie Hanson, Lorrie Marlow and Nick Xenos with editor Anne Duggan ex-officio.
The highlights over the past year include: the continuing great work on the Newswest website to make it informative, current and fun; and the new youth writing contest this year. We have had a lot of fun continuing the contests about some of the history of the area. The success of the Hintonburg Kids Fun Run continues to grow and we are a proud sponsor of this event as part of the Hintonburg Centennial Run.
Newswest continues to provide a forum for organizations, the community and for elected representatives to get their messages out about local events and issues.
Please check out our website at www.newswest.org or contact us through editor@newswest. org . We are always on the look out for articles about local events and issues.