Garth Rowswell, United Conservative Party Secretary for the Vermilion-Lloydminster Constituency.
Photo Angela Mouly
The United Conservative Party will be hosting and Annual General Meeting on February 8, at the Vermilion Public Library to select permanent board members for the constituency.
Registration will begin at 7 p.m. in the Library basement with the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.
The party will be filling 20 board spaces, and in preparation for the new constituency boundaries has invited members from the Battle River Wainwright Constituency.
According to Rowswell, the ideal board will have members who represent the land area of the constituency and reflect both legacy parties(former Wildrose and PC). His hope is for people belonging to or in support of both legacy parties to feel welcome and comfortable in coming.
The AGM will allow the party to gain administrative direction, and in May, board members will attend a policy convention with details released for building on policy and how to run a nomination.
United Conservative Party memberships will be available for purchase at the AGM, and if people are curious about filling a position or purchasing a membership, the public is welcome to attend and mix and mingle after the meeting.
Making sure procedures are followed, Kalee Kent will chair the event.
“It is important to be aware of and involved in politics, based on the fact that the policies put in place affect people,” said Rowswell.