Looking for out-of-town director to help serve ‘entire community’

Chris Nickless leads South Cariboo Health Foundation.
Looking for out-of-town director to help serve ‘entire community’

For the past 14 years, The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) has served 100 Mile House and area by purchasing or helping to purchase health-care equipment and fund related projects.

The 2016 executive includes chair Chris Nickless, vice-chair Mary Shennum and secretary/treasurer Lynda Lewis.

Nickless has been with SCHF for more than 10 years, and he is looking forward to his position of chair for such a worthwhile organization.

“Mary [Shennum] did a fantastic job as chair, her background and experience in the health industry really was a benefit to the foundation, Nickless says, adding he appreciates the continuity of having her as chair for the past five years.

“I’m sorry she is stepping down, but very happy and relieved that she will continue on as vice-chair.”

Nickless says the foundation would welcome more directors. He adds the SCHF would enjoy having more people from surrounding areas.

“The more representation from different areas the better to serve the entire community.”

Understanding a lot of people lead busy lives, Nickless says the foundation also has Friends of the Foundation.

“If people want to be involved, but don’t want to be committed to meetings they are welcome to join Friends of the Foundation. Some people don’t necessarily want to sit on a board, but they do want to help out at different events, and we appreciate the help.”

The SCHF holds a lot of fundraisers during the year, including the upcoming Studio 2 Studio in the early fall and Starry Nights in the winter.

Folks who want more information are encouraged to talk with any foundation director, check out the website at www.southcariboohealth.com, or call Nickless at 250-791-6616.

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