CORNWALL, Ontario - Melodie Morgan-LeMoeligou spent a year waiting in the wings, and now she finds herself sitting in the big chair.
The Cornwall native, who comes from a family that is steeped in volunteering, has been sworn in as the new president of Kin Canada.
“I am truly honoured and excited to take on the position of national president,” said Morgan-LeMoeligou who was sworn in at a ceremony on Aug. 17 during Kin Canada’s 93nd annual national convention in St. John’s, NFLD.
“As president, my focus will be on strategic planning for the future of Kin Canada,” she added. “At our recent national convention we took a major step forward for our future by accepting Campus Clubs as full-fledged members of the association, however there is much more to do.”
During the past 19 years as a Kinette, Morgan-LeMoeligou has led countless service projects with the Kinette Clubs of Cornwall, one of which was the ‘Portraits of Honour Tour in 2011’. She has also held leadership positions at the local, provincial and national levels of the Association.
She wrapped up a stint as vice-president. Morgan-LeMoeligou comes from pretty good Kin stock too - she is the daughter of Peter and Jean Morgan, a pair of stalwart local service club members if there ever was such a thing.
“Kin Canada has provided me with opportunities for personal growth that have enabled me to step forward to continue to serve my community,” Morgan-LeMoeligou said. “The association has given me the means to move into a position that I would have been afraid to tackle before. I joined Kin Canada as a way to give back to the town I lived in. I have gained much more than I ever imagined, confidence and lifetime friends across the country to name only two.”
Morgan-LeMoeligou is the finance manager with the Children’s Aid Society of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry and is a member of the Seaway Toastmasters Club.