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Executives & Contacts

Just as the National Executive provides leadership to The Heritage Club nationally, the Chapter Executive does the same for local members. Basically, it is responsible to its members for the smooth running of the Chapter and liaising with the National Executive for advancing the programs of The Heritage Club to its members. Officers are elected by members for a two-year term. The current officers of the Heartland Chapter Executive are:

President Harold Onagi
1st Vice-President Gordon Arseny
2nd Vice-President Eileen Hay
3rd Vice-President Betty Johnstone
Secretary Darlene Fleming
Treasurer Paul Pelletier


(*To e-mail a member of the executive committee, click on either the FUNCTION or NAME) Some chapters include Past Presidents as part of their executive and some have combined the role of Secretary/Treasurer. Other members of the Executive Committee include Chairpersons of Ad Hoc Sub-Committees if those individuals are not officers of the Club. There are five Standing Sub-Committees of the Executive Committee: Member Services, Planning and Finance, Community Service, Social and Nominating and Constitution. The Member Services Sub-Committee: welcomes new members, contacts sick or shut-in members and coordinates awards. The Planning and Finance Sub-Committee: sets Chapter objectives for the year, reviews long-range plans or projects annually and recommends changes, if appropriate, organizes the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, prepares the Chapter’s annual budget and financial statements and determines cheque-signing authorities. The Community Service Sub-Committee: plans Chapter literacy initiatives and other community service activities for the year, recruits volunteers and volunteer coordinators, tracks and reports on success of projects, and coordinates the Chapter’s efforts on the National Community Service Initiative. The Social Sub-Committee: plans Chapter social activities for the year, recruits organizers and collects money, as required, tracks events and reports on their success. The Nominating and Constitution Sub-Committee: identifies specific talents required for Executive Committee, recruits potential officers, reviews Constitution and Bylaws annually and makes recommendations, if required.