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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

EFCL AGM is on May 21 at North Glenora Community League

Hello District B Communities:

Lago Lindo, Kilkenny, McLeod, Evansdale, Northmount, Londonderry, Steele Heights, Balwin, Killarney, Delwood, Glengarry, Rosslyn, Belvedere community leagues

The EFCL Board of Directors, May 2014: Bill
Moore-Kilgannon, Rob Agostinis, David Dodge
Mark Nicoll, Masood Mac, Elaine Solez(staff),
Shaffeek Ali, Lindsay Smith, Gavin Henderson,
Allan Bolstad (staff) and Christine Bremner.
As a reminder the EFCL Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at North Glenora Community League at 13535 – 109 A Avenue.   Dinner starts at 5:30 and the meeting will commence at 6:30 PM.

Please RSVP by May 16th so we can ensure we have enough handouts and food.  Any special dietary restrictions,  please let me know those as well.  Please RSVP if you are coming to the AGM so we can plan for enough food! Let Joanne know at joanne.booth@efcl.org

This will be my final AGM as your Londonderry District B Representative. I have been on the board for six years now and we have term limits at the EFCL. It has been an honour and a privilege serving as our first representative in more than a decade.

Please come out to the AGM to ensure we have quorum for our district, there is much on the agenda (see bottom of this blog post).

What's on tap at the AGM?

Jason Watt of McLeod Community League has agreed to let his name stand for election as our EFCL Planning Committee representative.

Here is a short bio on Jason:
Jason Watt of McLeod, running for District B
Planning Committee Representative.
Jason Watt has been active on the McLeod Community League Board since 2011. This is his second stint on the Board. He is the Secretary and produces the monthly newsletter.  In addition, he sits on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Alberta; the South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Association; the Edmonton Chapter of The Financial Advisors Association of Canada; and the Fundraising Committee of the Financial Planning Foundation.  

Jason is a small business owner.  He trains financial services professionals across Canada.  Prior to going into business, Jason served for fourteen years in the Canadian Armed Forces, including four deployments on overseas operations.

Jason is happily married to Louise, who is in her 15th year of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, and has three children - Ethan, Rema, and Majed.

We are presently looking for someone to step forward to become our new District B Representative on the board. If you are interested let us know. Nominations for the planning committee or district representative can be made at the EFCL AGM on May 21, 2014.

I will include a copy of the agenda to the bottom of this blog post for your purusal!


It's a packed agenda of announcements, presentations and useful information for community leagues.

There will be presentations on Edmonton Northlands K-Days Events, Edmonton Youth Softball Association, and the EFCL's Civic Engagement Strategy and Business Plan. 

Community Leagues will be asked if they want the EFCL to negotiate a community league agreement with  SOCAN and RESOUND to reduce the rates and simplify the process of of dealing with the licensing requirements.

EFCL Civic Engagement and Business Planning Survey!

This is your chance to let the EFCL know what you would like to see more of, what you would like to see less of and to let us know how we can help leagues with civic engagement. The EFCL is working with the City of Edmonton and the Centre for Public Involvement (CPI) to conduct the survey. 

The purpose is the gather input to understand and assess the current state of civic engagement of the EFCL and its community leagues, and to indentify challenges, opportunities, and future vision for the EFCL and community leagues as a whole.

Be part of the conversation: The EFCL hopes to attract a broad range of inputs to support future civic engagement of leagues and EFCL engagement with leagues too! 

The survey is not launched yet, but it will be offered online through the EFCL website as soon as it's ready. I will let you know when it's ready. Thanks to everyone who gave us input at the last EFCL RGM. This is the next step in creating a new civic engagement strategy and business plan for the EFCL.

 My Plans

My term as district B representative is ending in May, but I have agreed to continue my involvement with the Winter Cities Council, the 100th Anniversary History Committee and the EFCL Civic Engagement and Business Planning Committee.

I am also still involved with Evansdale Community League where we are installing a large 10 kilowatt solar system this month as part of our renovations to our winter sports facility, rinks and courts. 

I hope to see you at the EFCL AGM on May 21 at North Glenora Community League. Let's see all of our district B leagues represented!

David Dodge
Londonderry District B Representative
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL)


Annual General Meeting Draft Agenda
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, North Glenora Community League (13535-109 A Avenue)
Registration/Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.   Start Time 6:30 p.m.   Finish Time 9:30 p.m.
1.0              Call To Order (6:30 p.m.)
1.1   Welcome Guests
1.2   Introduce Board and Staff
1.3   Thank you to retiring board members
1.4   Opening Comments From Chairperson
1.5   Greetings from City Council (Ben Henderson/Michael Walters)
2.0        Approval of Agenda (6:50 p.m.)
3.0              Minutes (2013)
4.0              Community League Day Video/Skit
5.0              Announcements
5.1   Realtors YEG is Home Website
5.2   100th Anniversary Project
5.3   Balconies in Bloom
5.4   Leagues Alive 2014
6.0        Presentations (7:15 p.m.)
6.1   Edmonton Northlands K-Days Events
6.2   Edmonton Youth Softball Association
6.3   EFCL Business Plan and Civic Engagement Review
7.0        Election of Board Members  (7:45 p.m.)
8.0        Election of Planning Committee Members
9.0        Coffee Break (8:00 p.m.)  
10.0      Door Prizes (8:15 p.m)
11.0      Decision Item
        11.1 Negotiations with SOCAN and RE:SOUND          
12.0       Statutory Reports (8:45 p.m.)
12.1  2012 Annual Report (separate document)
12.2  2012 Audited Financial Statement (included in Annual Report)
13.0      Community Services Department Report (9:00 p.m.)
       - CLIP funding update
       - Green Shack funding update
14.0      EFCL Information Reports (By Exemption)
14.1 Planning Advisor’s Report
14.2 Community Development Director’s Report
14.3 Board Development Director’s Report
14.4 Communications Report
14.5 Marketing Director’s Report
14.6 Executive Director’s Report
15.0     Open Mic  - Community League Feedback (9:15 p .m)
16.0     Next General Meeting
Date:   Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
17.0    Adjournment (9:30 p.m.)
18.0    Hall Clean Up

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