Coun. Lorrie Williams makes retirement sound like paradise.
A retired teacher, Williams successfully ran for city council in 2002. After five terms she’s retiring after this year’s civic election and planning to do some travelling and volunteering.
“I have just volunteered for Aunt Leah’s Place. I am going to be washing dishes on Sunday, after their foster kids’ meal,” she told the Record. “Every Sunday they cook a meal for the kids.”
In 1985, Williams founded the Canadian Harambee Education Society, which helps supports the educational efforts of girls in Africa.
In November, Williams will leave for a month-long trip to Kenya to work on her Canadian Harambee Education Society project and in December she will join local business women Angela Kerslake and Leona Green on a trip to Guatemala, where they will volunteer at an animal shelter. Next fall, she’ll visit China to attend the wedding of one of the first women to come to New Westminster as part of educational program offered to female students in Lijiang, China.