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Community Care elects new chair

Howard Johnston was elected chair of Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association for the 2000-2001 term following the board's annual meeting on June 27.

Other executive members elected were Audrey McDermott, vice-chair; Gerry Sawyer, treasurer; Ralph Hall, secretary. Immediate past chair Stan Whitehouse remains as a member of the executive.

Other members of the board elected were Doreen Brown, Wilf Durham, John Jackson, Genny Vincent and Pat Whittaker.

Johnston, of Milford, has served as a director since 1993, and secretary from 1995 to 1997. He was elected vice-chair in 1998.

In her annual report, Executive Director Debbie Moynes praised the more than 600 volunteers and the Community Care staff for helping the organization to fulfil its mandate: To assist older adults to live in a home environment in reasonable independence.

"I am proud to work with such an exceptional group of people," she said of her staff. "We make a good team."

Of retiring chair Rev. Stan Whitehouse, who has just completed two terms as head of the board, the executive director said, "I have never met a finer person than Rev. Whitehouse and it has been a privilege to work with him."

Debbie Moynes presented the annual financial statement in the absence of treasurer Gerry Sawyer. It was noted that the association's financial position remains strong, with the year's major financial transaction being the signing of a new lease for the Armoury premises.

Ross Jeffery, of Reynolds and Jeffery Chartered Accountants, reported the financial statements fairly presented the financial position of the organization as of March 31, 2000.