Society announces grant recipients

The Greenwood Improvement Society, in partnership with the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities, names 201 community grants.

The Greenwood Improvement Society held their annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The new directors for the coming year are: Fred Marshall – President, Marge Maclean – Vice-President, Doreen MacLean – Secretary/Treasurer, Clare Folvik and Art Mudrie – Directors.

The Greenwood Improvement Society, in partnership with the Phoenix Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of their Annual Granting Session for 2013.

Six groups were successful in their application for funds. The Greenwood Heritage Society (Museum) received $1,222.50 for the construction of two wardrobes to house their period costumes, the Greenwood Community Association received $815.00 to purchase four – 32” TVs with mounting brackets, the Greenwood Public Library received $815.00 for two new computers and a photocopier, St. Columba United Church Women received $790.50 for new linoleum in the kitchen, painting and floor repairs, the Greenwood Senior Citizens Association, Branch #99 received $407.50 towards new dishes, utensils and cookware for their kitchen, and the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Dept. received $244.95 to purchase promotional information, work books and pamphlets for Fire Prevention Week in October.

Since 2006 The Greenwood Improvement Society has granted over $27,000.00 to deserving local groups supporting their various projects.

We encourage everyone to apply again next year for funding to help achieve worthwhile projects that will benefit all our citizens and enhance our city.

Thank you to the Grants Committee and The Greenwood Improvement Society directors who approved the Committee’s recommendations.

The purposes of The Greenwood Improvement Society are: “To facilitate and/or support the orderly planning and development of projects that will benefit the economy and/or well-being of the City of Greenwood, B.C., its’ City-owned properties and the town site of Anaconda, B.C.  These projects could include the arts, history, education, the interests of children and seniors, culture, recreation and environment, social issues, economic enhancement or other activities as deemed appropriate by the Society.”

New members are always welcome and can get more information from any member of the board.