Agenda- Glenelm Neighbourhood Association 2017 AGM & Community Meeting
Our first GENA AGM will be taking place on Wednesday, January 25th, 7:30pm at Gordon King Memorial United Church.
Agenda (subject to minor changes; final version will be posted at the meeting entrance)
Welcome, housekeeping and call to order
Approval of agenda
Board nominations from the floor
Presentation of candidates for board positions of co-chair, secretary and treasurer
Motion to elect candidates or ballot voting if necessary
GENA financial update
Adjournment of AGM business
Candidates for GENA Board Elections
We asked the candidates to share (1) their name, (2) their top 3 reasons for wanting to serve on the GENA board, (3) their geographic location in the community, and (4) any previous board experience. Here are their responses.
For Co-Chair (2 positions): 1. David Pensato
2. (a) To be part of building on the strengths and future growth of our neighbourhood. (b) To become more familiar with and to build ties with my neighbours. (c) To help strengthen a sense of community in Glenelm among neighbours and businesses.
3. Hart Ave.
4. I am on the board of The Distillery Communications Pool LTD, and much of my professional work has included working with a variety of company and non-profit boards in the areas of strategic planning, public consultation, and outreach/communications.
(a) to help build on the great work that’s been done previously by Glenelm residents (b) to develop stronger relationships with neighbours and other community groups, (c) to help keep Glenelm a wonderful place for people of all ages and walks of life
No board experience specifically, but I currently serve on the River East/Transcona Local Health Involvement Group, an advisory council that provides feedback and citizen input to the WRHA’s board of directors. I also served in various capacities on a library technicians’ association for several years.
(a) To be sociable and meet my neighbors; (b) to help address identified issues and solutions (c) to give back to the community.
Martin Avenue West
I have no previous board experience; however, in my professional life I am a member of various committees and working groups.
(a) I want this committee to succeed as I feel it is a worthwhile cause. I am willing to put in time and effort to help make this a better community (b) I have always grown up that community is important (c) I have lived in the Glenelm Community for 24 years and plan on living here for many more years
I was a treasurer of the Woman’s Ministry at my Church for 5 years. I have also owned and operated my own business for many years
Gordon King Memorial United Church is having a Quiz Night Fundraiser on Feb 4th!
Feb 6th: Soapmaking Workshop [update: this has been rescheduled to Feb 20th]
Learn to make soap the old-fashioned traditional way! There will be a soapmaking workshop at Gordon King Memorial United Church on Feb 6th at 7:30pm. [update: this workshop has been rescheduled to Feb 20th at 7:30pm]
Instructor Allan Labun has been making soap for close to 60 years and sources ingredients locally. He is passionate about his craft, and this will be a fun and educational hands-on workshop. Cost is only $3.00 to cover supplies.
Please email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Please note, registration is limited to 20 people.
As part of our research into the history of Roxy Park (officially known as Elmwood Park) we were able to access some (very) old images of the wading pool… these are from 1923 and 1925!
We had intended to kick off our Roxy Park improvements committee at the AGM, but due to unforeseen circumstances that project has been temporarily postponed. In the meantime, we are looking for other historical photos or recollections of the park. If you have old photos, stories, or other artifacts, please get in touch (email@example.com)! We would love to capture them.
GENA is looking to compile a directory of home-based businesses in our area. If you want to promote your business (dog-walking, baking, babysitting, Mary Kay, etc.) Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Your name or the name of your business
Your geographical location in the community (this will not be published unless you want it to be, but is to ensure that this directory is of local businesses.)
The services you provide (try to keep this to just a sentence or two)
Your contact information (website/social media, Phone Number, Email Address)
The information will be compiled into a directory that can be found on our website. We also hope to be able to promote your business through future events in our community. Looking forward to hearing all about your business!