Prominent local figure steps down from his position

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Roger Chapman (right) presents SRCW outgoing President Roger Nykipilo with a card in recognition of his four years service to the crime watch organization. – Lucie Roy Photo

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A prominent local figure has stepped down from a role he has been active in and passionate about for many years, leaving the future leadership of the organization in a temporary degree of uncertainty.

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW) President Roger Nykipilo has resigned the presidency of the 700-member-strong organization that act as additional eyes and ears for the RCMP throughout Sturgeon County.

Member Roger Chapman presented Nykipilo with a card on behalf of the membership Tuesday night in recognition of his four years service as president. With his resignation, SRCW will be looking to fill the position.

Nykipilo said he will still be active with SRCW and will monitor the website and provide assistance where possible. He will also remain the organization’s contact at president@sturgeonruralcrimewatch.org until a replacement is found.
In addition to looking for a new president, the organization is looking for volunteers in a number of SRCW zones, including 16, which is the Town of Morinville.

The Feb. 11 meeting included a presentation Fraud Prevention Month, which takes place in March. The organization’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Mar. 11 at the Rendez-Vous Center. That meeting will offer an opportunity for people interest in participating and finding out more about the organization.

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