Trail chamber elects new board members

The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce has elected four new members to the board.

The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce has elected four new members to the board.

New members Glen Haley from DandiLion Wellness Centre, Ben De Jager from the Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery and Rob and Gina Ironmonger from Keystone Appraisals were nominated, elected and sworn in at Tuesday night’s annual general meeting (AGM).

Newly named president of the chamber board, Naomi McKimmie with the United Way Trail office, says she is happy to see some new faces at the table.

“I welcome them to the board,” she said. “I told them this at our meeting, but I look forward to working with them.”

Lisa Pasin, the City of Trail representative with the chamber, says she is looking forward to the next year of intense community involvement.

“It seems like it is a really enthusiastic group,” she said.

“They really want to make a difference. It is a volunteer position and a lot of time and effort comes with volunteering for this board.”

The AGM itself, according to Pasin, went smoothly and she is happy to see that so many people came and pledged to volunteer their time.

“Attendance was great. I would estimate that there were around 40 people there,” she said, adding that finding volunteers to give so many hours of their time can be difficult.

“I find that (recruiting volunteers) isn’t just (difficult) with the chamber. It is hard with any organization that is volunteer-based.

“It gets harder as life gets busier, but we have found the volunteer base that will do the work that needs to get done and assist the community. I expect the next year to go very well.”