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Returning officers ready to lead NCC

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Four officers, including three returnees, were unanimously elected to lead the Northland Community Council at last week's monthly meeting.

Emmanuel V. Remy will continue as president of the council for the remainder of 2013 and on into the start of 2014, if not beyond; his predecessor, Dave Paul, served six consecutive terms.

Also re-elected were Vice President Gerry O'Neill and Secretary Brandon L. Boos.

Treasurer Sandy LaFollette had indicated she was willing to stay on if no one volunteered to succeed her, but wished to concentrate her energies on other volunteer activities, such as the North Side Health Advisory Committee and the second annual Northland Community International Festival.

In response to his emails asking for someone to take LaFollette's place as treasurer, nominating committee chairman John Kirkpatrick said last week, former council secretary Roseann Hicks had stepped forward.

With four candidates for the four posts announced, Kirkpatrick opened the floor to nominations.

This was met with silence, and the election proceeded.

"It's done," Kirkpatrick said. "Congratulations."

"I look forward to working with everyone again this year, and look forward to making things better in Northland," Remy commented.

Also at last week's session, banquet committee chairman Bob Gale announced that the date for the annual event, which honors community volunteers, members of the safety forces and local organizations, had been pushed back to allow for more and better planning.

The banquet will now take place on Thursday, April 11, instead of Thursday, March 14, Gale said.

"We are on track," he added.

The event will again be held at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center on Schrock Road.

The gathering honors volunteers in the various civic organizations that make up the NCC, as well as a firefighter of the year, block watch or safety program of the year, best publication by a community group and best social event or fundraiser.

Nomination forms will be going out shortly, Remy said, as will invitations to the dinner.

The forms nominating honorees are due by the end of the month, he added.

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