Board restructuring to further Ottawa House restoration

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Parrsborough Shore Historical Society chairman Colin Curleigh is setting sights on the restoration of Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum as a top priority this year, with plans including getting the major capital fundraising campaign off the ground. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen

PARRSBORO - Changes to the structure of the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society will not change its goal of restoring Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum. In fact, new president Colin Curleigh is hoping to sharpen that focus.

Along with the addition of new faces on the society's board of directors this year comes a new approach of carrying out its work. Responsibilities that were previously assigned to committees will now be handled by individuals.

"We have six good people who are prepared to take on the responsibilities, and, at our first board meeting, it's important to me that they were given the authority to get on with it," said Curleigh. "My experience with several boards here is that when something gets put to a committee, often it just disperses the responsibility rather than focus it."

(For the full story, see the March 5 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: Ottawa House, Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, Sea Museum The Citizen

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