Kelly Morin-Currie elected President

Kelly Morin-Currie elected new president at 2015 AGM

PORT DOVER – The United Way of Haldimand Norfolk elected Kelly Morin-Currie as its new president during its annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 held at the Erie Beach Hotel. Morin-Currie, a Simcoe resident and Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Chief Negotiator with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District 23, had been the acting president for the past year.

Also elected to the Board of Directors were Sharon Armstrong, Michael Badowoy, Douglas Barber, Belinda Benko, Brittany Bray, Scott Buchanan, Brian Jones, Janet Moerman, David Sykes and Marie Trainer.

Over 75 people attended the meeting which included a fish and roast beef dinner courtesy of the Schneider family and Erie Beach Hotel. It was reported that the United Way fell just short of its 2014 fundraising goal of $450,000 which was an admirable achievement considering the campaign team was comprised only of board members due to the office being short-staffed.

Also at the meeting, the new executive director Neil Dring was introduced.

The United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. It raises money for over 33 programs provided locally by 13 member agencies. For more information or volunteer opportunities, call 519-426-5660 or [email protected]

New Executive Director

New Executive Director Named

The United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk has a new executive director. Neil Dring assumed the post on May 6, 2015.

Dring, 55, is a resident of Caledonia but grew up in Port Dover. He has over 35 years experience in the newspaper business with stops at The Simcoe Reformer, The Hamilton Spectator, Grand River Sachem and Haldimand Press.

“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my career,” said Dring. “I’ve always enjoyed supporting volunteer organizations with my role at the newspaper by providing publicity… now I can assist them by providing funding.”

The United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk supports over 33 programs through 13 member agencies.

The United Way will be holding its annual general meeting Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at The Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover. Tickets are $25.00 each and still available by calling 519-426-5660.

“I’m looking forward to working with people in both Haldimand and Norfolk to raise funds so we may continue supporting and building stronger, healthier local communities,” said Dring.

For more information on the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, visit, call 519-426-5660 or email [email protected]

Annual General Meeting 2014

Annual General Meeting at Erie Beach Cove Room May 26th

The United Way Haldimand Norfolk is holding its 2014 annual general meeting at the Erie Beach Cove Room in Port Dover on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. All friends, United Way supporters and members of its funded agencies are welcome to attend. Tickets are $25.00 each. Please call the United Way office 519-426-5660 for tickets. Meet and greet starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 followed by business meeting.