New Executive members, a solid financial footing, a revised constitution, a review of the neighbourhood outreach survey, and great ideas for the coming year… these were among the highlights of CBLCA’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).
On November 28th, about 50 people gathered at the Nepean Sailing Club for our AGM. In my President’s report, I reflected on the highlights of the past year and the nature of community—ours
in particular. I noted how lucky we are to live in this great space, marked by water to our north and beautiful natural spaces around us. I added that our real good fortune is to live in a place that encourages and nurtures relationships with those who have been here a long time and those who have just arrived. It just doesn’t get much better than that!
During the evening we celebrated and appreciated Mark Taylor’s time as our City Councillor. We welcomed Theresa Kavanagh and told her we look forward to working collaboratively with her. Then, in a fun activity over refreshments, participants posted ideas based on themes you identified as important in the neighbourhood survey. These idea boards are now with the Executive to consider as we set out our plans and priorities for the year ahead.
As at any AGM, we said thank you to the 2017/2018 Executive for a year marked by renewed energy and community involvement. And we had to say farewell to a couple of Executive members. Nigel Bereton and Gerald Fildebrandt both contributed to the community association over the years in many ways, including as zone reps, for which we expressed great appreciation. They will be missed. But just as we had to say good-bye, we were also pleased to say hello to two incoming Executive members: Amanda Martinez was elected as Zone 4 Rep and Alan Morantz is our new Zone 2 (Lakeview) Rep. Amanda and Alan join a wonderful team re-elected for another year. Rick Nelson, who served as Treasurer last year, has been elected as Zone 1 Rep, while Brenda McCrea, who was the Zone 1 Rep last year, is now CBLCA Treasurer. The full list of Executive names and positions for the 2018/2019 year is posted in the About Us section of this site.
The year ahead looks bright and promising. But now it is time to pause and reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this great community, with neighbours who care for each other in good times and bad, along our own street and many streets away. I know my colleagues on the Executive join me in wishing you all a peaceful, happy and safe holiday season.