As summer shines just around the corner, a bevy of community events and programs are on tap. Our community hosts one of the city’s most popular Greenshack sites not to mention all of the other great activities our community offers members like free community swim times, and free community member tennis times among many others. I am pleased to announce that after a great deal of work, the community garden has received City approval and has just a few more steps before seeds can be planted. I am stepping down as Chair of the Garden Subcommittee as of May, but I look forward to watching the project’s growth in the coming years.
Of course, none of this community work is possible without healthy finances. Fundraising is a prescient issue in our community as traditional fundraising models decline and we search for replacements. Right now we are hiring a Grant Writer to apply for grants on our behalf in addition to exploring other fundraising methods. I am pleased with the strong early support I’ve received from community members, but more is needed. This issue requires a multifaceted solution, which crucially must involve a stronger fundraising effort. To do this, the community needs its members to step up and take on organizing roles. We are proud to offer the programs and events we do; from tennis to soccer to family movie nights, but we need your help.
I would like to take some time to thank some of Greenfield’s incredible volunteers who have moved on from an active role with the Board. At our 50th Anniversary Community BBQ on September 15th, 2018 we will be honouring these fine people: Jana Roppelt, Ian Hicks, Yi-Li Li, Kirsten Berg, and Heidi and Jarvis de Groot. If you see these folks around the community be sure to give them a warm ‘thank-you’ on behalf of the community.
I am proud to report that the Greenfield Community League Board continues to be remarkably healthy, with wonderful volunteers and excellent attendance. That being said we are always looking for more help: we are specifically looking for a Fundraising Coordinator, an Events Coordinator, and an Assistant Treasurer. Please send me an email if you’re interested. Being a community league board member is low commitment and a fun way to meet people in your community and better your neighbourhood.
Don’t forget to get your Community League membership for a host of wonderful benefits, from community swims (outdoor and indoor) to discounted hall rental rates among many others outlined on our website. Memberships are $30 per individual, $15 for seniors, $25 for senior couples and $50 for families. Memberships can be purchased online or at the community league hall. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more!
Have a healthy and happy spring and summer and be sure to keep up with the latest community programs and events either on our website, Facebook page or by signing up for our email express. As always feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
After serving as Vice president, Amanda was nominated to be president in 2018.