Neil Dring

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]