Cham­ber do­nated $15,600 last year

The Glengarry News - - News -

The Alexandria and Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce do­nated about $15,600 to com­mu­nity groups and events last year.

Un­der di­rect do­na­tions, the cham­ber handed out $9,355, slightly more than the $9,447 it contribute­d in 2016.

Gen­er­ated through Ne­vada ticket sales, the funds in­cluded $2,555 for Canada Day fire­works, and a $2,000 do­na­tion to the fire­fight­ers as­so­ci­a­tion. The Lions Club and the Curling Club each re­ceived do­na­tions of $1,500 while Le Cen­tre cu­lutrel les trois p’tits points got $1,000 and Sk8Fest $500. Glengarry Dis­trict High School and École se­condaire Le Re­lais each re­ceived $150 for grad­u­ates’ bur­saries.

This sum is in ad­di­tion to the con­tri­bu­tions the cham­ber made un­der its “ex­pen­di­tures” head­ing. Last year, the or­ga­ni­za­tion gave $4,000 to Canada Day fes­tiv­i­ties, $1,500 to the Glengarry Pioneer Mu­seum, $500 to the Coun­try Fes­ti­val, $200 to the Women’s Day-Journée de la femme, $100 to the cul­tural cen­tre and $50 to the hospi­tal’s Christ­mas Ju­bilee.

Short­fall

The cham­ber recorded a deficit of $8,285 in the year end­ing De­cem­ber 31, com­pared to a $12,307 deficit at the end of 2016. Rev­enues de­creased from $70,953 in 2016 to $40,824 while ex­penses de­clined from $83,260 to $49,109.

Among the fac­tors af­fect­ing the drops in re­ceipts and ex­pen­di­tures was the can­cel­la­tion of the cham­ber’s golf tour­na­ment, which had ac­counted for $13,425 in rev­enues and $8,033 in ex­penses in 2016. Also, Fes­ti­val of Lights rev­enues dropped from $24,565 to $1,991 in 2017, while ex­penses also dipped, from $29,285 to $18,166. Ne­vada ticket rev­enues shot up from $9,485 to $17,227. Mem­ber­ship fees brought in $12,532, up from $7,940 the pre­vi­ous year. The trade show gen­er­ated $7,003 in rev­enues and cost $6,031 to stage.

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