New environmental society in Rossland

The Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA) will have their first AGM on Wednesday

Do you want to help support environmental projects in the Rossland area? New board members are being sought for Rossland’s newest environmental society with a mandate to provide administrative and advisory support for environmental initiatives that foster healthy communities within Rossland and the surrounding area.

The Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA) will have their first AGM on Wednesday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rossland Public Library. Everyone is welcome and new board members will be welcomed aboard at this time. RSEA is specifically seeking a treasurer!

RSEA was spearheaded by a group of locals that believed our community was lacking an umbrella organization to support action-oriented projects. For example, in order for a group or person to apply for a project grant, a society is usually required to administer the grant. RSEA will fulfil this role.

“RSEA was formed sixteen months ago and we have spent that time developing comprehensive policy documents to guide the organization. Now we have a strong organizational foundation to support projects and we are ready to roll!” says Jennifer Vogel, secretary for RSEA.

RSEA meets quarterly with the ability to vote and make decisions via email. Income for the organization will be generated from an administration fee applied to all grants that go through RSEA. Current board members include Tara Howse, Jen Vogel, Audrey Ehman, Eva Cameron, Ann Damude and Rachael Roussin.

For more information about RSEA and joining the board of directors, please contact Rachael Roussin at (250) 231-2034.


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