The Crystal Beach – Lakeview Community Association is having it’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 23rd, 7:00- 8:30. This year we’re returning to an in-person event, which will be held at the Nepean Sailing Club located off Carling. We hope to see you there!
The CBLCA executive is an unpaid group of volunteers that look out for the interests of the community. It was the CBLCA that initiated the Lakeview Ditch review, met with the City and Developers about developments in the area, continue to keep a keen eye on the LRT construction and had the ice rink bunker painted. We continued to organize the booking of Maki House for all those activities, we support our youth sports program in the summer, and we held the Winter Carnival and Wheel Day events for the community.
The CBLCA Election
Here is a list of the Official positions in the Executive, and the current person in that role and their intentions for next year. All positions are open for residents of Crystal Beach – Lakeview to run for, so if you see a role you would like, the incumbent maybe happy to try a different role. The Past President is not an electable position, as their role is to help the new president transition into that role. If you have any interest in any of these roles please reach out to me with any questions (CBLCApresident@gmail.com).
For myself, I joined the CBLCA because I believe in civic engagement and I wanted to help support the community I’ve chosen to raise my family in. I’ve volunteered for a number of organizations and I believe that volunteering can be very rewarding. Being a part of the CBLCA Executive has allowed me to meet people from all over the neighbourhood and make a few friends. I have a better appreciation of municipal affairs and the work of many individuals that holds cities / communities together.
The AGM is an important yearly event for the CBLCA. It allows us to get much needed feedback from the community. It allows you to vote for the new and returning members of the executive and legitimizes the association. If you like what we do; come out and support us, if you don’t like what we do come out and tell us!
Roles in the CBLCA (2021-2022)
- President – Nic Martinez (running in 2023-2024)
- Vice-President – Simon MacDonald (running in 2023-2024)
- Past President – Kevin Brewer
- Secretary – Alexandre Longpré (running in 2023-2024)
- Treasurer – Merv Sullivan (running in 2023-2024)
- Zone 1 Rep – Vacant
- Zone 2 Rep – Hope Ring (running in 2023-2024)
- Zone 3 Rep – Rick Nelson (running in 2023-2024)
- Zone 4 Rep – John Ilowski (running in 2023-2024)
- Zone 5 Rep – Vacant
- Parks & Recreation Committee Chair – Amanda Firby (running in 2023-2024)
- Transportation, Transit and Infrastructure Committee Chair – Kate Twiss (running in 2023-2024)
- Communications Committee Chair – Vacant
DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE (from the constitution)
The President shall preside at all General, Special and Executive meetings at which they are present. They shall exercise general supervision of correspondence and of the affairs and activities of the Association and may serve as a member ex-officio of all committees. The President shall vote only in the case of a tie vote. The President shall delegate responsibilities for various activities as they see fit.
The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in their absence. The Vice-President shall automatically assume the Presidency and duties of the President in the event of the resignation of the President.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of funds, assisted by others as they may designate. They shall receive and safely keep all funds of the Association and its related activities and deposit same in the Association’s name. They shall maintain a current accounting of the commitments, receipts and disbursements of the Association and shall present a year to date financial report at the Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer shall also ensure that the books of the Association are closed within 30 days of a new year and are made available to an auditor if one is appointed by the Executive.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Association. The minutes shall be an official record of all business. The Secretary shall be responsible for the maintenance of the official files of all correspondence, minutes, notices, etc., which must be maintained to form the official record of the activities of the Association.
Zone Representatives shall supervise all petitions and communications within their Zones, assisted by the appropriate chair of committees. Each Zone Representative shall be prepared, if necessary, to be a member, or chair, as required of a standing or ad hoc committee.
Standing Committee Chairs shall keep abreast of issues, progress and events in the community related to their area of responsibility and shall hold regular meetings with their Standing Committee membership. The Standing Committee Chair, or a delegate, shall provide reports on the Standing Committee’s efforts.
Communications Chair The main responsibilities of this role is to update the website, help generate and publish the newsletter (online) and make a few posts on Social Media. If you can use a computer you can do this job! Training will be provided.
Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This group deals with looking at the various developments that occur in the neighbourhood, or that could have an impact on our neighbourhood. We are looking for a committee chair and a few members. This Chair of this group reports to the Executive at it’s monthly meetings.