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Kelowna JCI elects first woman as president

JCI Kelowna has elected its first woman president.
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KELOWNA - JCI Kelowna elected its first woman president in its 84-year history.

Danielle Hofer, who had been on the board for two years, will officially take on the role Jan 1, 2020.

“This was an important night for gender equality,” she said. “I am honoured to be elected the first female president of this chapter and I couldn't be more honored to be building on the amazing work the women and men have done to get us to this point.”

Hofer previously held roles of director of training in 2018 and vice-president in 2019.

JCI Kelowna changed its bylaws to include women in 2016 in response to the women’s chapter, JCI Okanagan folding. JCI Kelowna has since emerged as the leading group of young active citizens in Kelowna, drawing from all industries and helping to shape future leaders.

The 2020 elected board: Past President: Trevor McTavish, (ClearPath Wealth Management), President: Danielle Hofer, (Women’s Enterprise Centre ) , Vice President: Jenny Meyers (Art by JET), Secretary: Grace Manders, (Crowe MacKay LLP), Treasurer: Graham Fawcett, (QHR Technologies), Training Director: Katie Krebs, (Okanagan Co-Op), Membership Director: Ester Pike, (YMCA Okanagan) Social Director: Sean Daniel Springstead (WSP), Communications Director: Cody Pollard, (Fermented Dining), Director of External Events: Amal Alhuwayshil (Speaker, Yoga instructor)

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