David Dodge, EFCL District B

David Dodge EFCL Past President and past district rep for Lago Lindo, Kilkenny, McLeod, Evansdale, Northmount, Londonderry, Steele Heights, Balwin, Killarney, Delwood, Glengarry, Rosslyn, Belvedere community leagues in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Rob Agostinis

Friday, June 3, 2011

Area Council MOU

District B: Area Council 17 and Area Council 2:

Thanks to the more than 65 community leagues that attended the Tripartite Meeting at Rosslyn a few weeks ago. As you probably heard the new licence agreement was passed by 63 of 65 leagues at the meeting. I hope to get more information about operating grants and the new infrastructure program at the EFCL Board Meeting next week.

1) Your EFCL District B Representative:

Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated! I am still your EFCL District B Representative. I was elected last year and my position is up for election in April 2012. The EFCL Board consists of 12 Elected District representatives. At the first meeting following the April AGM each year the executive committee is elected from among the 12 elected representatives. This year I was elected President, Christine Bremner was elected VP Internal, David Gibbens was elected VP External and Al Innes was elected Treasurer. You must be a District Representative to be on the board.

Each District also has an elected representative of the EFCL Planning Committee. Our representative is Ron Favell of Killarney Community League. His phone number is: (780) 456-4706. His email is: cherylmcnalley (at) hotmail.com
If you have planning issue concerns about City-wide issues please contact Ron. 

2) EFCL/Area Council MOU for your consideration:

Last year Area Council representatives met with the EFCL to hammer out a Memorandum of Understanding between the councils and the EFCL. This agreement was developed by a fairly strong contingent of Area Council representatives. Even though the position was not funded it is a very good idea for us to look at this an push it along if we think it's important.

The EFCL asked for funding from the City to hire a coordinator to help coordinate meetings, assist with key activities, help with communication and assist with volunteer recognition among EFCL Districts and Area Councils. The benefits of coordination could make us more efficient and much more effective. 

The City did not fund this position, but did fund the new capital grants program and the City increased operating grants at the time as well.

The draft MOU was emailed to Area 17 and Area 2 leagues. We should review the MOU at Area Council meetings and discuss ways of funding the position if we think it's still important.

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