President-Elect Peter Charbonneau highlighted the work of Jamie Johnson, owner of RKIL, who joined our Club in 1989, sponsored by former member Bob Kingham. Jamie served on our Board of Directors from 1998 to 2001.
He played an essential role in the Public Relations of our club for many years, and continues as Chair of Communications this year. Jamie used his very extensive knowledge in the computer field to bring the Club into the 21st Century, setting up and managing both our Club and TV Bingo websites. Jamie has been serving on our Strategic Planning Committee since 2001.
Thanks go to Jamie this year, as well, for stepping up and Chairing our Bed Race Committee. With his networking last year, we were able to secure Accora Village as a major sponsor of the event, along with MTS Allstream, a company that has sponsored this event for 5 years.
With the support of the participants, our sponsors and donors, and the Bed Race committee, we were able to raise $50,000 gross revenue from this year’s bed race on February 2nd with 40 bed racing teams, up from 29 last year.