Lee Coulter has been involved in various capacities on the board since 2013 – most notably as a volunteer general manager of PRISMA’s first two festivals, and once again in 2018. He also served as PRISMA’s treasurer from 2019-2021 before transitioning into the end of his tenure on the board at the 2022 AGM.
His fellowship was bestowed at PRISMA’s Annual General Meeting, held on February 11, 2022 at the ARC Community Event Centre in Powell River.
PRISMA president Mike Robinson commended Coulter’s well-rounded skill set, from a mastery of Robert’s Rules of Order in the board room, to his administrative proficiency in the office, to a willingness to haul instruments backstage.
“A wonderful contribution and ten years of it,” said Robinson. “We thank you for what you’ve done for the organization.”
In his speech to attendees at the AGM, Coulter garnered laughter after expressing his relief about finally being able to put down the heavy instruments once and for all.
“I’m very proud of my involvement with PRISMA,” he added. “I would also like to thank all of the people who have worked so hard to make PRISMA the success that it is today, and I would equally want to thank you as supporters in one form or another for those of you who have volunteered, those of you who have donated so much during all of these years… I will miss the close association with so many of you but I leave knowing that PRISMA will continue to grow and flourish.”
Adds PRISMA artistic director, Arthur Arnold, “PRISMA would not exist without its volunteers, whether it’s at the board level or in any other capacity. Community engagement brings joy to many, not just to those directly involved. It’s the ripple effect that spreads the joy wide and far. And we need it more than ever.”
Photos by Arlan Smallwood – PRISMA Operations Manager