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General · 25th July 2015
Maureen McDowell
Following our AGM in June, the Quadra Island Seniors Housing Society is pleased to announce that its 2015-16 Board of Directors are Maureen McDowell, President; Nancy Allwarden, Vice President; Perry Johnston, Treasurer; Trudy Wenngatz, Secretary; Jerry Enns; Trevor Johnston; John Hoole; Betty Doak and Harry Wenngatz.

Our heartfelt thanks go to retiring Directors, Heather Adams and Val Barr. For several years Heather has contributed her business and organizational skills and served as President to help us stay on track while keeping a sense of humour. Val, our 'historian', has helped shepherd the process of building and landscaping all five housing units, acted as Secretary for several years and served on the Joint Housing Committee to plan for future seniors' housing needs. You two are a hard act to follow, but we will do our best!

Our Board continues to work on maintaining the housing units at 709 O'Connor Road, paying down the mortgage and creating a reserve fund for future maintenance. Tenants are pleased with their housing and have developed a productive community garden. Our waiting list is growing also; however the site configuration can accommodate only one more unit, which we expect to build as donations permit. When the Seniors Housing Survey Report and Business Plan are complete, we plan to collaborate with the Joint Housing Committee on the provision of additional, affordable seniors housing options in Q Cove village.

If you would like get on a waiting list to live in one of our current units please call Maureen McDowell at (250) 285-2221 or email her at mcboasgicable.com for an application form. Our eligibility requirements are: you must be at least 65 years old, or you may be younger with a spouse or partner who is 65 or older; you have been a resident of Quadra for at least 2 years.

Donations are very welcome to help us pay down our mortgage and build the next unit. Quadra Island Seniors Housing Society can issue CRA tax-receipts on request. Please make cheques payable to QISHS, c/o PO Box 535, Quathiaski Cove, BC, V0P1N0.

Seniors Housing’s number at both Tru Value stores is 275, if you are deciding which local charity to support. Your store points help pay off our mortgage. As well, we are grateful for all the donations of time, labour and materials from our many volunteers; you help make Quadra a wonderful place for seniors to live.