Thank you, Greenfield,
This will be my final President’s note, as I am officially stepping down this September. It is with mixed emotions that I write this; while I am excited about my new adventures I will deeply miss living in Greenfield and serving Greenfielders. Above all else, I am filled with a sincere gratitude for the opportunity to have been your President. The folks I met during my three years in the community (and two and a half as President) are some of the best that I have ever met. I have loved leading the community league and seeing through a wave of new projects from establishing games night as a regular event to the complete overhaul of our website in the summer of 2016.
When I was first considering running for President, I developed a “platform: and a “campaign” speech, little did I know neither would be needed! Upon becoming the President in April of 2016, I was firmly focused on bringing the three central initiatives from my “platform” to Greenfield in addition to continuing the great work of past Presidents. Those three initiatives were appointing a Seniors Liaison to the board, building a community garden, and establishing a 3 on 3 community hockey tournament. While the tournament had to be cancelled due to unexpectedly warm weather, I am proud to say the first two initiatives have been successes.
We appointed our first Seniors Liaison, Nav Sharma, in June of 2016. From there, we earned the Age Friendly Edmonton Seniors Grant, due to Nav’s hard work, and have worked hard and successfully in better connecting Greenfield’s senior citizens. Dorris Lee continues Nav’s great work and I have no doubt that Greenfield will continue to serve seniors better and better.
The community garden project has been one of the hardest undertakings of my life, stretching over two and a half years and hundreds of hours of work. Happily, all of this work, by me and a team of dedicated volunteers has been a success. The project gained formal city approval in March and we will be pursuing a grant to fully fund the project and start gardening in 2019. I have immense confidence in my two successors as Chair, Tyler Shannon, and Sandi Lafleur.
Make sure to purchase your Community League membership for the 2018-2019 year to get a host of wonderful benefits, from community swims to discounted hall rental rates among many other benefits outlined on our website. Memberships can be purchased online or at the community hall. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more!
I will be in Greenfield for the 50th Anniversary Community BBQ on September 15th, 2018, and I hope to see you all there. I can’t think of a better event at which to say goodbye to such a wonderful and warm community. Have a fantastic autumn and be sure to keep up with the latest community programs and events on our website, Facebook page, or by signing up for our email express. Serving you has been my utmost honour, thank you.