Well, it's been a busy month with the EFCL Regular General Meeting, the launch of new programs and with the increased operating grants coming out.
Download the Oct. 13 EFCL Board Package
Here are some quick highlights from the October 2011 EFCL board meeting package.
5.1 pg. 5 – Community League Showcase – Nominate a project - please forward your suggestions of community projects that deserve to be highlighted to me and I would be happy to pass them on. Make sure we recognize those who deserve it!
5.2 pg. 8 – SOCAN – Did you hear from SOCAN recently? The EFCL hopes to set up a meeting with Edmonton area MPs to talk about SOCAN. The EFCL did fire a letter off to SOCAN clarifying our position and suggesting that leagues be treated better.
7.2 pg. 14 – Community League Day report - wow, 101 leagues officially participated. If you register early for next year we will be able to get even more attention for community leagues and league events!
What went well? What should we change? Did you value the event kits? Please take a minute to fill out our brief Community League Day Survey about the event.
7.3 pg. 16 – Living Local Summit – October 28th, 9am - 4pm Woodvale Community Hall a one-day gathering brought to you by the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, the office of the Mayor and the City of Edmonton. Help your organization, customers and members reduce transportation time, save money, and increase their quality of life. Help us develop a strategy to help Edmontonians do more daily activities closer to home and reduce the amount of time driving in our city. Good speakers and a very important topic for community leagues - don't miss the opportunity to attend and participate!
7.4 pg. 22 – Arts $$$$$$ Living Local Arts and Heritage Program up to $20,000 per project. The deadline for applications is Nov. 18, 2011. Examples of projects could be paintings, sculptures, murals, live performances, history books – anything the league believes would be of interest and benefit to its members. Preference will be given projects undertaken by artists in the community
7.6 pg. 25 – Sale of Membership Cards On Line – Though considerable questions arose, there was not a single person opposed to the motion at our RGM to allow EFCL to provide a printable membership card with the online sale of community league memberships. Now that this has been approved, a process will begin to assess the manner in which this can be implemented expect results sometime next year.
7.7 pg. 26 – Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation Initiative - this is in the process of development, but the idea is to support solar energy and energy efficiency projects at Community Leagues to save them money and reduce their emissions.
7.8.1 – pg. 27 – 40 km/hr Speed Limit Project – The City‘s Transportation and Infrastructure committee has recommended to City Council that three of the six pilot communities keep their 40 km/hr speed limit, while the others see a return to 50 km/ hour and council confirmed that decision today.
7.8.2 – pg. 27 – Cultural Inclusion Project – Duggan hosted a welcome party for Chinese new Immigrants – working with ASSIST (the Chinese immigrant serving agency) we arranged a welcome party for new Canadians from China. Approximately 25 Chinese families attended "Taste of Duggan," a pot luck dinner, arranged by the league. Community members brought a variety of cultural dishes to share, and celebrate with their fellow neighbours. Everyone from the Bhutan community were in attendance (Approximately 40 families)!
Those are the highlights, as always please be sure to email me your thoughts and input on issues affecting community leagues!
District B Rep. and President, EFCL