Chamber donated $15,600 last year
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.
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.