Stirling, Ontario, April 5, 2016. As part of the organization’s ongoing operational plan for renewal, the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) has recently hired an Office Manager to support the board, executive and organization members across Ontario.
In announcing Vince Brennan, from Stirling, Ontario as the new hire, Elaine Rennie, President of the OAAS noted that “filling this position is another step in our ‘moving forward’ plan for the OAAS and we are on the right track to be more effective, efficient and relevant for our members in to the future”. Rennie went on to note that “Vince brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Office Manager position from his various current and past organization roles”.
As a former dairy farmer, Vince Brennan has 35 years of involvement with the Quinte Agricultural Society as an exhibitor, Board director and committee member. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of Hastings Federation of Agriculture and a member of the Stirling and Tweed Curling Clubs. Vince is a long time 4-H volunteer with the Hastings County 4-H Association and has served as President of the Ontario 4-H Council a number of years ago during a time of significant governance transition within the organization.
At their Spring Meeting, held in Toronto, April 1st to 3rd, Vince shared with the board that “he looks forward to the opportunity to support the good work and efforts of organization – the board, executive and volunteers across Ontario”. “The OAAS and its member societies are contributing to a vibrant rural Ontario and I am excited to be part of it”.
The OAAS acts as a resource and a united voice for its members across the province by providing leadership through education and communication to encourage them to promote agriculture and a rural way of life in Ontario.
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