It’s time to put the gardens to bed and get the skates sharpened. Summer appears to be really over, but activity in our community is as busy as ever!
We hope you will join us for an important community meeting on Monday, November 18, at 7 pm at the Nepean Sailing Club. We’ve invited a community engagement facilitator to lead us through an interactive discussion about our vision for the future of our community. Come ready to exchange ideas and share viewpoints in a respectful and inclusive environment, with a view to finding common ground that will guide the association’s work going forward. The meeting will begin with a brief update from the exec and an election of next year’s executive team. The bar will be open and snacks will be served. Stay tuned for more information on what we have planned.
A number of community members have stepped up and put their names forward as candidates for executive positions with the association. That is fantastic – I am told that many community associations have trouble recruiting new candidates. Thanks so much to those who have come forward. What a great sign that people care about our community and care about the work of the association. There still may be room for at least one more nominee as a zone rep, so don’t be shy about contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In the last two newsletters I wrote about Friendship Club. I am so happy to tell you that a group of old and new Friendship Club participants came together twice to develop a great program for the coming months. Volunteers will take on various leadership roles, such as communications and logistics. And, best of all, given the help that is forthcoming, Judy Leeson will stay on as Coordinator.
Remember that Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 at Maki House are open to all, especially retirees of any age. Keep your eyes out for program information. For example, on October 22, Councillor Theresa Kavanagh will talk about changes in our community and what they mean for older people.
The work of our Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee continues to roll along at quite a pace. I want to highlight that a request for a more convenient bus connection to Bells Corners was recently sent to the City, in time for their new OC Transpo route changes. Getting back and forth to Bell’s Corners is critical for many of us. The latest update from Councillor Theresa Kavanagh is that City staff is currently looking at options – so stay tuned! Thanks to committee member Kam Sadar for his leadership on this.
In closing, I want to remind you that October 21 is an important day for our community and our country. CBLCA will soon release the responses we received to four questions we posed to federal candidates for our riding related to local issues. Please be sure to read it, and please be sure to vote!