The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce has announced that four well known individuals will be granted Honourary Life Membership in the Chamber at the next Chamber Business Lunch Thursday, Sept. 12 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Cultural Centre. Inductees include Diane Rusnak, Donna Brown, Janet Hill and Vern Brown.
Donna Brown has been a community volunteer for over 40 years. She served on the Board of the Yorkton Chamber and was President in 1980. She was also involved in the Saskatchewan Chamber.
Diane Rusnak has also been a long serving volunteer in the community. She is perhaps best known for her service to the Health Foundation’s Board for the past 23 years and Chair of its gala which has raised funds for hospital equipment purchases.
Janet Hill’s volunteer efforts began through her childrens’ activities. She has served on the Boards of the Yorkton Film Festival, the Health Foundation and the Health Region. She served as a City Councillor for 8 years.
The motto of the Lions Club International is “we serve” and as a Lions member for 51 years, Vern Brown has indeed served his community over the years. He is President of the Yorkton Brick Flour Mill Society and serves on the Good Spirit Housing Authority Board.
Pre-registration for the lunch is required. Please contact the Chamber office to register (306) 783-4368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the Chamber’s Constitution, Honourary Life Member Awards are presented to “those persons who have distinguished themselves by meritorious or public service. Life Membership shall include all the privileges of active membership, except that of holding office, with the exemption from paying dues.” Such Life Membership shall be granted to the individual and not the company.”
The first Life Memberships were granted in 1969.
The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce is “the voice of business in Yorkton”. It is a membership based organization representing over 465 businesses and organizations in Yorkton and District. Its Mission is “to promote and advance the interests and growth of members and businesses in Yorkton and District”.