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Friday, June 17, 2011

New President for Alzheimers Society

Grey Bruce | by Kevin Bernard  

The Alzheimers Society of Grey Bruce picks a Formosa man as the new President.

The Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce has a new President.

Joe Dietrich -- the President and CEO of Trillium Mutual Insurance -- is taking over as head of the local Alzheimer Society.

He was elected at the chapter’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday -- replacing outgoing president Lloyd Wilson, who completed a two-year term.

Dietrich, a member of the board of directors for two years, said he is looking forward to working with the dedicated board and staff who have made The Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce one of the strongest in Ontario.

Outgoing president Lloyd Wilson will continue on the board for another year as past president.

Dietrich and his wife Monica live in Formosa and they have three adult children.

He is past chair of the Formosa Lions Club, the Formosa St. Joseph’s Aid Society, and Mildmay-Carrick Minor Hockey, and is also a past chair of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Meanwhile, the fifth annual Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce fundraising golf tournament, raised more than 19 thousand dollars this year.

It was held earlier this month, and is the second most successful tournament in the organizations' history.

Executive Director Deborah Barker says that brings our five-year total funds raised to more than 85 thousand dollars.

In all 29 teams participated in the fund raiser.


Background on Alzheimers Membership...

Pauline Diemert of Mildmay is the new vice-president. She is a retired nurse and she and her husband , Ralph, have a dairy farm near Mildmay.
Other members of the board of directors are: Edward Barker, Judy Chalmers and Donelda Stewart, all of Owen Sound; Mary Ann Hughes of Hepworth; Chuck Beamer and Dianne King of Chesley, and Pamela Leeb of Clarksburg.

The Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce is an independent, locally incorporated charitable organization, affiliated with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and with 37 other local chapters in the province through a federation agreement.


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