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Week of April 29, 2002
Hinton council tops for fraternalism
By RENATO GANDIA
"To me personally, winning an award isn't much of a goal. It's the byproduct of what we do."
- Colin Spencer
The lawyer, Jim Johnson, has since become a member of the council.
With its 85 members, Hinton Council continues to do works of charity in the community. They also appropriate some money for a bursary for students of the Gerard Redwood Community Catholic High School.
It's getting tougher to recruit new members because of the population of the town which is not as big as a city's population. But "were still going," said Hawryluk, who will move to Victoria in the summer to care for his elderly father-in-law.
Colin Spencer, the council's treasurer, told the WCR that the "council was dormant for a number of years." He became a member in 1981 when they were revitalizing it.
But the council has been active since then. As part of their community activities, they joined Terry Fox in his campaign to raise funds for cancer research years ago.
"Winning the best fraternal council I think is a great compliment to the council. We worked together as a council and did the best we can. To me personally, winning an award isn't much of a goal. It's the byproduct of what we do."
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