At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Lake Country Heritage & Cultural Society (Lake Country Museum) three new Directors were appointed to the Board: Addie Maehara, Laura Neame and Murray Tekano. These three individuals bring valuable experience and expertise to the Board.
Addie Maehara (granddaughter of Winfield pioneers Fumi and Eijiro Koyama) has worked extensively with the Museum in assembling the Canadian Heritage and Information Network (CHIN) project, The Japanese Pioneers of Lake Country, 1889-1939. This project will be mounted on the CHIN website in June 2012 and a link will be provided from the Lake Country Museum website. (For more information about the Koyama family see the Museum’s online resource The Koyama Family History.)
Laura Neame is well known as the former Director of Library Services at Okanagan College. Laura has recently retired from her academic position and brings a wealth of library/archival knowledge to the Lake Country Museum. Laura was quickly seconded to the position of archivist, replacing the Museum’s retiring volunteer archivist, Sonja MacCrimmon.
Murray Tekano is the District Manager, Transportation, for the Okanagan-Shuswap BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. While living in Victoria Murray was a member of the Craigdarroch Castle Museum Society Board of Directors where he served as Vice President as well as President.
We are fortunate to have Addie Maehara, Laura Neame and Murray Tekano as Board members and we welcome them to the Lake Country Museum community. They join other Lake Country Museum Board members Lynne Blake, Rosemary Carter, Eleanor Geen, Richard Gibbons, Robert Hayes, Anne Land, Sonja MacCrimmon, Andrew Miller, Carol Thomson, Duane Thomson and Faye Stowe.