Members of the SIGN Board of Directors for 2023-24, elected at the AGM on June 22, are, from the left, Ross Green, Scott Sharpe, Louise Lulashnyk, Donna Coleman Trombley, Ashley Benko, Randy Goulden, Sheila Hintz, Jerome Niezgoda and Kevan Bassingthwaite.
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The Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours, known as SIGN and now in its 55th year in Yorkton, returned to holding an in-person annual general meeting on June 22, 2023 after three years of virtual meetings due to Covid.
The meeting followed a dinner attended by members, staff, representatives of funders and supporters. It included reports from Chair Sheila Hintz, Executive Director Andrew Sedley, board finance committee chair Andy Malinowski.
Elections for board directors were held, with seven incumbent board members re-elected for one year terms, joined by newcomers Ross Green and Kevan Bassingthwaite. Past Board Chair Eugene Fedorowich and Andy Malinowski had indicated their retirement from the board prior to the meeting and were recognized for their contributions to the organization.
Board Chair Hintz pointed out, "Over 6,000 individuals received some form of care and assistance from SIGN, showing the success of our organization and trust from the community in our work."
"Over the years, the original vision and core values that the founding members built this concept on were people helping people, community unity, people caring about people by helping to care for one another and supporting those in need. I believe we continue to do that to this very day," she continued.
She thanked the supporters of SIGN, "Whether it be through financial donation or volunteering of your time or being our community partners. You all help SIGN by being Good Neighbours. You are noticed and we thank you."
Mr. Sedley noted that it is the dedication, leadership and commitment shown by staff and our partner agencies that has enabled SIGN to work collaboratively to make a positive impact on individuals, families and communities.
"This past year was once again a busy and effective year for SIGN. As we moved to post- pandemic work in our communities, face to face services became normalized."
But, he added, there was a large increase in virtual services provided to those that were unable to attend face-to-face services.
"The pandemic taught us the value of technology, enabling us to extend our reach into communities. Virtual services will continue to be an option for service users into the future."
He commended supporters of SIGN, including local businesses, community groups, clubs and individual donors from across the province who continued to support SIGN programs and the organization.
"Local businesses and organizations donated everything from quilts, winter gear, food for clients and monetary donations. All of that allowed us to continue to provide much needed supports to those in need."
Board Finance Committee Chair Malinowski reported that the organization showed a small surplus at the end of the 2022 fiscal year, and made major investments in capital improvements to SIGN on Broadway, which houses many of the 24 programs and services provided by SIGN.
Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours
83 North St. Yorkton SK S3N 0G9 | Tel 306-783-9409 | Fax 306-786-7116
SIGN provides services to those who live on Treaty 4 territory, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota and the Métis Nation. We affirm our relationship to the treaties that are integral to the foundation of Canada and commit to honouring their spirit and intent. We respect the diverse histories, languages, and cultures of the many people who have lived on this land, and we commit to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous peoples and nations in a spirit of respect, reconciliation and collaboration.
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