On Saturday evening, October 2nd, the Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith held their 69th annual Installation of Officers. The special event attracted over 40 members and guests to the dinner and installation. The swearing-in of the club’s executive was somewhat unique this time as it was decided that the previous year’s executive would do another term. The pandemic really limited what the club could do.
As well as the club’s executive installation a couple of awards were presented to Kinsmen for going above and beyond on behalf of the club. Al Moore was presented with the President’s Award trophy and the Kinsmen of The Year Award was handed to Kin Mike Richardson by club president Cory Friesenhan.
The installation was conducted by Life Member, Kin Duck Paterson, who swore in seven members to the executive. Al Moore was sworn in as club secretary and Kins Mark Grills and Michael Roethe were sworn in as Directors. Kin Rodney Woods was presented with the Registrar’s certificate and Jason Kelland as Treasurer. Kins Mike Richardson and Cory Friesenhan were sworn in as vice-president and president respectively.
Past and present president, Friesenhan congratulated the members for a successful year, even though Covid limited the activities the club could do. He said that supporting youth sports and activities was still important to the members. The club did a lot of financial support, to various organizations, and he noted the members spearheading the new downtown public washroom project, which took a couple of years but finally came to a very successful conclusion.
The Ladysmith Kinsmen are looking for new members to help them continue the work in the community. For folks who are interested, they can call 250-245-2263 or email email@example.com.