The Lighthouse Country Business Association elected its new board of directors during its annual general meeting last week at Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club. From left, Dietmar Baumeister-Quint, Betsy Poel, Lawrence Setter, Carrie Powell-Davidson, Debbie Johannessen, Rina Knoesen-Smit, Lori Chesley, board president Patrick Jiggins and Roland Stussi. — Photo submitted by Carrie Powell-Davidson

Lighthouse Country Business Association hosts AGM

New member introduced to LCBA board

The Lighthouse Country Business Association introduced its 2018-19 board of directors following its annual general meeting March 15 at the Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club.

The evening began with a social gathering followed by introductions of everyone present. Following a buffet dinner, President Patrick Jiggins introduced RDN Board Chair Bill Veenhof, who spoke to the group about the province’s proposed speculation tax and the ramifications to all members.

The guest speaker for the evening was Joan Miller, film commissioner for Vancouver Island North Film Commission. Miller spoke about how film activity on Vancouver Island is booming right now and what businesses in Lighthouse Country can do to make sure they are film friendly.

With the educational and entertaining portion of the evening done, it was time to get down to business with the AGM. Veenhof conducted the elections and the new board was elected. While all of the existing board agreed to stay on, one new member, Rina Knoesen-Smit, was added to the group.

To wrap up the evening, there were numerous draws for door prizes donated by member of the LCBA. A 50/50 draw was the last piece of business and Miller was the recipient of the prize. The other half goes towards supporting programs at Bowser Elementary School.

For more information about the LCBA, visit

— NEWS staff/LCBA submission

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