Vacant Board Positions | Strathcona Community League

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Strathcona is a busy neighbourhood, with many festival and events that are part of our community. It is a rapidly changing community with many new development decisions being made that shape the look and feel of where we live. Our commercial districts are rapidly changing which also have impact on our community. The Strathcona Community League is active in providing social, recreational and planning decisions for our community.  We are currently also involved in some exciting projects such as our neighborhood renewal and the revisioning of our league facility. We are seeking volunteers interested in being involved in all of these areas of decision making.

For those interested in helping our community, becoming an active and engaged neighbourhood and gaining some non-profit board experience we have some vacancies that can be filled on our board, and within committees. Elections will be held during our AGM, November 20

If interested in a position contact president Maureen Duguay

Vice President

This position is a 2-year term. The vice president is a member of the executive team and support the president in carrying out board responsibilities. This role is also responsible for chairing monthly meetings of the board (September – June) when the president is absent.

Previous board experience would be an asset, but not necessary. Volunteer hours required: 12-16 hours/month (or more, depending on any chosen committee work.)

There is a current chair letting their name stand for re-election. Detailed job description

 

Treasurer

This position is a 2-year appointment. The treasurer is responsible for managing and administering all finances of the SCCL.

There is a current chair letting their name stand for re-election. Detailed job description

 

Buildings and Grounds

The building and grounds director is responsible for working with the hall manager to ensure all building maintenance is carried out according to the maintenance plan. It involves working with contractors as well as the SCCL board to ensure there is a capital plan and that the league is in compliance with all building and safety codes. Project management and or building maintenance experience would be an asset to this position. 12-16 hours/month (or more, depending on any chosen committee work.)

Position is vacant. Detailed job description

 

Communications

The director works with the newsletter editor, website editor and board to ensure timely and relevant items are being produced and distributed to neighbours. The Communications Chair writes and creates articles and notices to keep neighbours informed and updated on board and community events and public involvement opportunities. Advising the board on Social Media policy and current practices is also part of this role. (average 12hrs/month)

There is a current chair letting their name stand for re-election. Detailed job description

 

Programs

This position is a 1-year appointment. The director of this committee responsible for programing for all of our recreational activities including our rink and City of Edmonton camps and programs. Volunteer hours required: 8-12 hours/month (or more, depending on if specific activities will take place).

Position is vacant. Detailed job description

 

Community Garden

This position is a 2-year appointment. The Community Garden director coordinates the community garden alongside the streetcar tracks north of 86 Avenue. They also coordinate and organize other garden initiatives in the community and advise the board on environmental and local food policies. They represent the board with other stakeholder groups. Volunteer hours required: 12-16 hours/month (or more, depending on any chosen committee work.)

Position is vacant. Detailed job description

 

Green Initiative

This is a two year term.

The director of the Green Initiative works with the Federation of Community Leagues Environmental Initiatives leader to inform the board of current practices and initiatives. The director plans and initiates projects in the community that promote leadership in environmental stewardship. Volunteer hours required: 12-16 hours/month (or more, depending on any chosen committee work.)

Position is vacant. Detailed job description

 

Hall Use

The director of hall use ensures the efficient and effective use of the hall. The director works closely with the Programs director, hall manager, and Building and Grounds director to coordinate all hall use. The director ensures hall rentals are completed within the guidelines of applicable laws and EFCL regulations. Previous board experience would be an asset, but not necessary. Volunteer hours required: 12-16 hours/month (or more, depending on any chosen committee work.)

There is a current chair letting their name stand for re-election. Detailed job description

 

Neighbourhood and Community Engagement

The director organizes, facilitates, and attend meetings, discussions, open houses, information-gathering sessions, and other forums to coordinate partnerships with external organizations The director also assists in maintaining regular contact with the league’s closest neighbours and the greater Strathcona Community as well as providing guidance and input to festivals and events that are a part of the community. Work also involves working with stakeholders including but not limited to the City of Edmonton and Strathcona Business Association.

Previous board experience would be an asset, but not necessary. Volunteer hours required: 12-16 hours/month (or more, depending on any chosen committee work.)

Position is vacant. Detailed job description

 

Civics and Planning

This is a one year term.

The director of Civics and Planning coordinates SCCL efforts to promote and encourage design of new and redeveloped properties that meets the standards of the current Area Redevelopment Plan and the neighborhoods goals of density and design and history. The director works with the neighbours, property developers, community groups and the City of Edmonton to create design guidelines and best practices for development and redevelopment. Planning and or architectural experience would be an asset for this position.

Position is vacant.  Detailed job description

 

Social chair

Pub nights, barbecues, family fun nights, skating parties, the social committee can do it all, making Strathcona a fun and active neighbourhoood.

Position is vacant Read the job description

SCCL Annual General Meeting | Nov. 20, 2017 | 8pm

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    Strathcona Trolley logo
    The Strathcona Centre Community League is holding its annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 20, 2016 at 8pm at the Strathcona Community Hall (10139 87 Avenue). 

    The AGM is open to all neighbours and residents of Strathcona who are interested to hear about the league’s projects and events of the last year, and all league members are allowed to vote on motions presented. The board will also be tabling the SCCL financial statements of the league.

    What: Strathcona Centre Community League AGM
    When: Monday, November 20, 2017, 8pm
    Where: Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Avenue

    If you’re interested in volunteering with the board of the community league, elections will be held during the AGM.

    The following positions are open for election or appointment on Monday, November 20:

    If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the AGM please contact board president Maureen Duguay or any current board members.

     


    Strathcona Centre Community League

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

    Monday, November 20, 2017 8pm – Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Avenue

    1.0    Call to Order – 8pm

     

    2.0    Adoption of Agenda

     

    3.0    Approval of Minutes of SCCL AGM of 2016 (November 14, 2016)

     

    4.0 League Finances

    4.1 2016-2017 financial statement, Treasurer

     

    5.0 Reports

    5.1 President

    5.2 Vice President

    5.3 Building and Grounds

    5.4 Hall Use

    5.5 Membership

    5.6 Programs

    5.7 Social Committee

    5.8 Civics/Planning

    5.9 Community and Neighbourhood Liasion 

    5.10 Soccer

    5.11 Garden

    5.12 Green Initiatives

    5.13 Safety

    5.14 Communications

    5.15 Secretary

     

    6.0 Elections (2-year terms unless otherwise noted)

    6.1 Vice President

    6.2 Treasurer

    6.3 Building and Grounds 

    6.4 Communications Director

    6.5 Community Garden 

    6.6 Green Initiatives

    6.7 Hall Use

    6.8 Community and Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

    6.9 Social Director

     

    Available positions with one year remaining in term:

    6. 10 Programs Director

    6. 11 Civics Director

     

    7.0    New Business

    7.1  Recommended Bylaws Amendments 2017        (Bylaws including Amendments 2017)

    7.2 Budget

     

    8.0   Adjournment – 9:30pm.

    Next Annual General Meeting – Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8pm

    Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Avenue

    Kids’ Art and Yoga classes starting in Nov

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      New sessions of Kids’ Art Classes start this week.  Also check out our Kids’ Yoga starting on Nov 9th, and our Baby Music classes still have some space.

      Details:

      After School Art Class for Kids (ages 6 and up)

      • Late fall session – Learn To Make – Artist Trading Cards
        • Wednesdays Nov 1st to 22nd (no class Nov 9th); 4:00 – 5:15, or
        • Thursdays (early dismissal) Nov 2nd to 30th; 3:00 – 4:15 pm
      • Cost: $80 for Wednesdays; $80 for Thursdays.  Includes sketchbook and all materials.
      • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
      • Register: Contact Berna at berna@telus.net
      • Description:  Have fun! Learn from a professional art teacher! Make cool stuff! Join Berna Ponich B.Ed (KEE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, 2013 – Present) at the hall for a four week art class.

      Kids’ Yoga – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons (ages 5 – 9).  Starts Nov 9th:

      • Late Fall session (6 classes): Nov 9 to Dec 14; 3:00 to 4:00
      • Cost: $72 (or $60 for Community League members) for 6 week session
      • Register: To register contact: info@yogikids.ca or call Tina at 587-341-7777, or Chandra at 780-700-7971
      • Description:  This is the perfect activity for early dismissal Thursdays!  Kid’s yoga is a magical adventure that helps children develop important skills in a loving environment.  It nurtures creativity, mental focus, body awareness, strength and coordination.  And most importantly—it’s fun!  Classes led by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids.

      Baby music classes – Friday mornings (ages 6 mos-3 years)

      • Fall session (8 classes): Oct 20 to Dec 15 (no class Nov 10th); 10:00 to 11:00am
      • Cost: $96 for 8 week session  (pro-rated for those who join late)
      • Register: To register contact: Lara at lara.debeyer@gmail.com or 587-974-1283
      • Description: This is a group music class for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers, with instructor Lara DeBeyer. We’ll sing, dance, listen, and play together! The class is intended to expose your little ones to the joy of music through songs, rhymes, and finger plays, to give them a basic, bodily understanding of rhythm, beat, pitch, and melody, and to build early confidence in a group setting. They’ll also get experience playing some basic percussion instruments like drum, woodblock, and glockenspiel in addition to singing and creative movement. I love teaching these classes, and I hope to see you there!! Class size is capped at 8 caregiver-child pairs.

       

       

      Overflow Tunnel Construction | Mill Creek North

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        The SCCL received the following message of EPCOR Drainage Services.

        The EPCOR Drainage Services will perform construction of the new overflow tunnel along the alignment of 88 Avenue, west of Mill Creek.

        This work will take approximately four months to complete and is scheduled to begin the week of November 13 , 2017. The multiuse trail will be disrupted at the work site location as indicated on the map in the attached Notice (some lanes will be completely closed, others will have limited access). Signage stating construction dates, contact person and a detour map will be posted on either side of the construction site and the trails from the residential area.

        EPCOR will distribute the attached construction notice to the residents by post mail.

        Bottle Drive | Sat Oct 21

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          The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers of the 6th Edmonton Scouts in Old Strathcona are holding a bottle drive this Saturday, Oct 21st.  If you wish to contribute, but do not want a knock on your door, you can put bottles on your front step and the scouts will gratefully collect them.

          Otherwise the youth will call on you for support on Saturday between 9:00am and 2:30pm.  If you DO NOT wish to contribute, please tape the flyer that was left to your door, and you will not be disturbed.

          You can also leave bottles with the collection truck in the parking lot of the SCCL community hall (10139 87 Ave) between 9am and 2pm.

          For bottle emergencies, call Scouter Linda at 780-716-4168 or Scouter Jenn at 780-504-1820.

          Pub Night | Fri Oct 20 | Scotch Tasting

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            Reminder – pub night this Friday, Oct 20th – Scotch tasting.  Brian Moffat will once again choose 4 brands of Scotch for you to try.  We will also have beer, wine, coolers and pop available.

            Upcoming pub nights:

            • Friday, Nov 17th – Trivia night
            • Friday, Dec 15th – Christmas pub night

            Pub nights are held on the 3rd Friday of each month.  They typically start at 8pm, but times can vary depending on the activity.  Meet in the Lounge, upstairs at the Strathcona Community League – 10139 87 Ave (use south door).

            Note:  pub night is for community league members and invited guests.  Memberships available on-site.

            Contact social@strathconacommunity.ca

            Baby Music Classes start Fri Oct 20th

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              New – Music classes for kids 6 months to 3 years start on Friday, Oct 20th.  (And don’t forget about our Kids’ Yoga and Kids’ Art Classes).

              Details:

              Baby music classes – Friday mornings (ages 6 mos-3 years)

              • Fall session (8 classes): Oct 20 to Dec 15 (no class Nov 10th); 10:00 to 11:00am
              • Cost: $96 for 8 week session
              • Register: To register contact: Lara at lara.debeyer@gmail.com or 587-974-1283
              • Description: This is a group music class for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers, with instructor Lara DeBeyer. We’ll sing, dance, listen, and play together! The class is intended to expose your little ones to the joy of music through songs, rhymes, and finger plays, to give them a basic, bodily understanding of rhythm, beat, pitch, and melody, and to build early confidence in a group setting. They’ll also get experience playing some basic percussion instruments like drum, woodblock, and glockenspiel in addition to singing and creative movement. I love teaching these classes, and I hope to see you there!! Class size is capped at 8 caregiver-child pairs.

              Kids’ Yoga – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons (ages 5 – 9).  Starts Nov 9th:

              • Late Fall session (6 classes): Nov 9 to Dec 14; 3:00 to 4:00
              • Cost: $72 (or $60 for Community League members) for 6 week session
              • Register: To register contact: info@yogikids.ca or call Tina at 587-341-7777, or Chandra at 780-700-7971
              • Description:  This is the perfect activity for early dismissal Thursdays!  Kid’s yoga is a magical adventure that helps children develop important skills in a loving environment.  It nurtures creativity, mental focus, body awareness, strength and coordination.  And most importantly—it’s fun!  Classes led by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids.

              After School Art Class for Kids (ages 6 and up)

              • Late fall session – Learn To Make – Artist Trading Cards
                • Wednesdays Nov 1st to 22nd (no class Nov 9th); 4:00 – 5:15, or
                • Thursdays (early dismissal) Nov 2nd to 30th; 3:00 – 4:15 pm
              • Cost: $80 (includes sketchbook and all materials)
              • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
              • Register: Contact Berna at berna@telus.net
              • Description:  Have fun! Learn from a professional art teacher! Make cool stuff! Join Berna Ponich B.Ed (KEE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, 2013 – Present) at the hall for a four week art class.   Class size is limited, so register early.

              Kids’ art and Baby Music classes start Oct

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                New – art classes for kids at the hall – Mondays or Thursdays – starting October. 

                Details:

                After School Art Class for Kids (ages 6 and up)

                • Early fall session – Learn To Draw – Your Favourite Cartoons
                  • Mondays October 2nd to 30th (no class Oct 9th); 4:00 – 5:15, or
                  • Thursdays (early dismissal) October 5th to 26th; 3:00 – 4:15 pm
                • Late fall session – Learn To Make – Artist Trading Cards
                  • Wednesdays Nov 1st to 22nd (no class Nov 9th); 4:00 – 5:15, or
                  • Thursdays (early dismissal) Nov 2nd to 30th; 3:00 – 4:15 pm
                • Cost: $80 (includes sketchbook and all materials)
                • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
                • Register: Contact Berna at berna@telus.net
                • Description:  Have fun! Learn from a professional art teacher! Make cool stuff! Join Berna Ponich B.Ed (KEE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, 2013 – Present) at the hall for a four week art class.   Class size is limited, so register early. 

                Another new program:

                Baby music classes – Friday mornings (ages 6 mos-3 years)

                  • Fall session (8 classes): Oct 20 to Dec 15 (no class Nov 10th); 10:00 to 11:00am
                • Cost: $96 for 8 week session
                • Register: To register contact: Lara at lara.debeyer@gmail.com or 587-974-1283
                • Description: This is a group music class for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers, with instructor Lara DeBeyer. We’ll sing, dance, listen, and play together! The class is intended to expose your little ones to the joy of music through songs, rhymes, and finger plays, to give them a basic, bodily understanding of rhythm, beat, pitch, and melody, and to build early confidence in a group setting. They’ll also get experience playing some basic percussion instruments like drum, woodblock, and glockenspiel in addition to singing and creative movement. I love teaching these classes, and I hope to see you there!! Class size is capped at 8 caregiver-child pairs.

                Also – Kids’ Yoga – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons (ages 5 – 9).  Starts Nov 9th:

                • Late Fall session (6 classes): Nov 9 to Dec 14; 3:00 to 4:00
                • Cost: $72 (or $60 for Community League members) for 6 week session
                • Register: To register contact: info@yogikids.ca or call Tina at 587-341-7777, or Chandra at 780-700-7971
                • Description:  This is the perfect activity for early dismissal Thursdays!  Kid’s yoga is a magical adventure that helps children develop important skills in a loving environment.  It nurtures creativity, mental focus, body awareness, strength and coordination.  And most importantly—it’s fun!  Classes led by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids.

                SEEECCC FALL GATHERING – SAT, OCT, 14 – FREE WORKSHOPS OFFERED

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                  The Southeast Edmonton Early Childhood Community Coalition Fall Gathering

                  Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:45am – Noon at St. Anthony’s Centre (10425 – 84 Ave)
                  The morning will include a coalition update as well as an opportunity for parents, dayhome providers, childcare professionals, preschool teachers, preschool and childcare board members, and anyone else interested in the early years to attend various workshop sessions including:

                  1) Backdoor Physical Literacy: Outdoor Play in the Backyard
                  2) Non-Profit Board Development (for Preschools and Childcare Centres)
                  3) What is Family Literacy and Ideas to Literacy Ideas to Use with Children
                  4) Brain Architecture Game
                  5) Exploring Options for Childcare
                  6) Licensing Regulations
                  7) Numbers are Everywhere Hands on Learning Session
                  8) Running a Preschool Board 101

                  Registration for these free workshops opened on September 1 and spots are filling fast. To register contact Jenny at jenny.samm@outlook.com or 780-435-6328.