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RCRG Hosts 50th Annual General Meeting

Published June 17, 2022

Our June 15 Annual General Meeting was special for a couple of reasons. First, after two successive virtual AGMs, we finally got to come together again in person! Second, the event was a celebration - not only of the past 12 months, but the past five decades, as RCRG marks 50 Years of Connecting People and Services!

We'd like to thank everyone who joined us: supporters, elected officials, community partners, board members, and volunteers. Among the latter group, we continued a longtime tradition of recognizing service hours - highlighting volunteers who had reached 100, 500, and, in one case, 1,000 hour milestones.

This small gesture of gratitude speaks to the importance of volunteers throughout RCRG's history. Countless people have shared their skills, talents, and time with our organization, helping to grow our programs and services. We're here today because of them.

Finally, we'd like to acknowledge our staff team, who work daily to fulfil RCRG's mission. One staff member, Josephine Ho, has worked a little longer than most: 25 years! She'll be retiring at the end of the month, but her contributions will forever be part of RCRG's story.

There are plenty of photos from the AGM on our Facebook page, courtesy of RCRG board member Ray Wang. They'll of course be archived. After all, they're some of the earliest memories of the next 50 years!

You can also read a digital version of our 2021-22 annual report, featuring an overview of the past year, and reflections on RCRG’s history in the community.