MEDIA RELEASE: OLDS INSTITUTE WELCOMES NEW VOLUNTEER BOARD CHAIR May 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 11, 2015

OLDS INSTITUTE WELCOMES NEW VOLUNTEER BOARD CHAIR
The Olds Institute AGM on April 30 also installs new volunteer board members

(OLDS, Alberta – May 5, 2015) The Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development held its 2015 Annual General Meeting at the Olds Golf Course on Thursday April 30, 2015. Reports to the community were provided from the board chair, essential members and committees. The meeting also saw the election of a new board chair and three new board members. The new volunteer board chair is Cody Becker who sat as a board member in the previous year. The board of directors as well as committee members are all volunteers and their commitment to the community is evident with the outcomes of the various activities they are involved with.

“As a citizen of Olds, and as a business person in Olds, every day I enjoy the fruits of the work that the Olds Institute does and I am very proud to be part of this organization.”, said Mr. Becker during his address to the community members present.

Two retiring directors, Jared Reist and Wayne Notley were thanked for their dedication to the Olds Institute. Mr. Notley will continue to sit on the board of Mountain View Power which is owned by the Olds Institute. Three new directors, Brett Muzychka, David Doyle and Bill Hall were acclaimed by the board. The previous board chair, Dan Daley will stay on as a board member. Other sitting board members acclaimed were: Linda Wallace, Greg MacIntyre and Mary Turner. The essential members are represented on the board by Norm McInnis (Town of Olds), Tami Gardner (Olds Regional Exhibition), Tom Thompson (Olds College) and Barb Babiak (Olds & District Chamber of Commerce). Directors typically serve a 3 year term on the board.

The Olds Institute was formed in 2001 by community leaders who realized they could achieve more together than they could apart. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing their four founding members and includes members of the community at large.

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Cody Becker - new OI Board Chair

Cody Becker – new OI Board Chair