The Minto and Area Philanthropic Committee met with the residents of Minto on Thursday night to discuss the opportunities that the town has through the Minto and Area Trust Fund – as well as the Lloyd And Elsie Campbell Recreation Trust Fund.
Approximately 80 residents met at the Minto Community Centre Thursday evening to discuss the dynamics around the recent news of the town of Minto being the recipient of an annual sum of $55,000 through the estate of previous student, and millionaire, Lloyd Campbell. The public meeting was to address not only the dynamics around the newly acquired money from the trust fund, but also what the application process should look like.
Chairperson of the Minto and Area Philanthropic Committee, Lynn Flewitt, says they are looking at the many ways where this money can have the most impact on the community. He adds it is now up to the community to provide the applications to the committee for what they feel is most important to Minto; whether that be smaller projects that might include fixing ball the town’s ball diamonds, upkeep on the arena, or larger projects such as a new gymnasium.
Flewitt expressed gratitude at the generous giving from the Campbells and agrees with many who say this gives Minto a great opportunity to look at the needs and desires of the community, to support their youth with future endeavours. He adds they will be taking every application into consideration, always keeping in mind the present opportunities, as well as those in the future.
The Minto and Area Philanthropic Committee gave April 1st as a deadline for bringing in completed applications but will still be welcoming applications after that. Applications can be picked up at the Post Office or through one of the committee members.
Area residents listen to presentation