Lake Country Health and Planning Society seeking new members

Open letter from the society to the Lake Country community

—From the Lake Country Health and Planning Society

The Lake Country Health Planning Society is a non-profit organization that has been in the community since 1982.

Since the beginning of this organization the group has worked hard to advocate for improvements to health and social services in the community. Today many organizations within Lake Country such as BC Ambulance Service, Lake Country Lodge and Manor, and Lake Country Seniors Lunch Buffet exist because the members saw a need in the community and advocated for change.

In the spring of 2013 a new board was elected to the Lake Country Health Planning Society. With the election of the new board many changes have occurred. Some of these changes have been difficult for long time members, however many members have supported the direction in which the organization is going.

Some of the things that reflect the changes are: Ensuring a public address; opening a new email account that reflects the organization; obtaining a public phone number; hosting a volunteer recognition event and beginning to build a public website. All the while staying true to the organizational mandate by writing grants for funding of projects and working with the District, Senior’s Society, the Seniors Bus Society, Kelowna Community Resources and Interior Health to highlight the health issues of the citizens of Lake Country.

Moving forward the board is looking to recruit volunteers for the following positions:

•Board: Secretary, Treasurer, At large. Duties include attend monthly to bi-monthly meetings; sit on project committees

•Lake Country Health and Wellness Fair: Marketing, Logistics (set-up & clean-up), Sponsorship. Duties include attend monthly to bi-monthly meetings & host first annual wellness fair

•Better at Home: Volunteer Drivers, Friendly visitors, Light housekeeping, minor home repairs, light yard work and maintenance, Grocery Shopping. Duties include weekly to once a season depending on the position and what you are willing to commit to.

The board of Lake Country Health Planning Society would like all community members to consider their own personal needs now and in the future. Non-profit groups like Lake Country Health Planning Society highlight the needs of citizens and advocate for better health & social services, if citizens do not get involved these services may not be available in the future.  Please consider volunteering your time to support Lake Country Health Planning Society.

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to working with all members of the community.

The board of Lake Country Health Planning Society.