Hall Steward Selected
Darla Bodnar is Bonnie Doon Community League's new Hall Steward. The role of the Hall Steward is to ensure the hall operates smoothly and is in good condition for people who take part in activities of events at the hall.
Civics Committee Created
Are you interested in development issues in Bonnie Doon? Do you have questions about the planned Valley Line LRT? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you may want to get involved with Bonnie Doon Community League's newly formed civics committee.
The committee has been formed to deal with issues such as infill development which greatly affect Bonnie Doon. For more information, contact our Civics Chairperson Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A subset of the board of the Bonnie Doon Community League submitted this statement to the City of Edmonton's Evolving Infill initiative.
We understand that Edmonton's growth means the City needs to increase population density near its core. Bonnie Doon is a core neighbourhood and that means we will face pressure to increase our density. Many infill projects are multi-family residences. Most of those fit well with existing properties while some are great, hulking anomalies. Bonnie Dooners feel strongly about
Family rink party March 2
You have just one more chance to lace up your skates and join us for a family rink party.! Meet your neighbours, play skating games, sip on hot chocolate.
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Skating rink at Bonnie Doon Park, 9240 93 Street
The rink parties the first Sunday of the month have been a huge hit this winter! Thanks to Christiane and Dennis for coming up with the idea.
For more information, please contact Margaret (780-469-1179) or Christiane (780-461-6590). If you can help out with the skating party, Margaret or Christiane would also love to hear from you!
If you don't have a League Membership, this is the perfect time to get one. A League membership is needed to use the rink. You can purchase one from Monique, 780-469-6311 or email@example.com.
Read more about skating at the Bonnie Doon Rink.
Final push for casino volunteers
Our Fundraising Chair Stephanie has spent many hours on the phone the past several weeks. She is looking for volunteers to help out at Bonnie Doon Community League's casino on Sunday, March 2 and Monday, March 3. Thanks to everyone who has signed up. But we still need a few more people. Can you help out? Please contact Stephanie.
Why volunteer? The casino is our largest single funding source and will bring in up to $70,000 to support BDCL programs.
Working a casino is fun and easy. The money raised goes to programs such as youth soccer, our ice rink, Green Shack and hall improvements. You are provided with a free meal and you have a chance to socialize with your Bonnie Doon neighbors. The venue will be Casino Edmonton, 7055 Argyll Road.
Parents whose children participate in BDCL's soccer program can fulfill their volunteer commitment by taking a shift at the casino. It's a great way to cross "volunteering for soccer" off that to do list and to help out BDCL.
Can't go because you need a babysitter? BDCL can help. We will cover the cost of your babysitter if that is what's holding you back.
We need approximately 40 volunteers to run the casino.
You can sign up for the casino online now at http://volunteersignup.org/M949A
For details on how easy it is to help, please contact our Fundraising Chair, Stephanie.
We are gearing up for the outdoor soccer season.
Outdoor soccer registration will take place:
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 1pm to 4 pm
Location: Bonnie Doon Hall
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bonnie Doon Rink Shack
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie Doon Community League
Board Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2014 7:15 pm
9301 93 Street NW
In attendance: Mark Gordon, Daniel Kaliel, Ed Keding, Barret Hall, Margaret Russell, Carol Hurst, Stephanie Wold, Suzi Radke
Regrets: Monique Moquin, Patti Kehoe, Robert Rutherford
1. Call to Order 7:23 p.m.
2. Approve minutes of December, 2013 meeting. MG moves to approve minutes. CH seconds. Carried.
3. Old Business
3.1. Treasurer’s Report (DK). Finances are on track.
3.1.1. Hall. Refinishing the hall floors was an unexpected expenditure which will put us over budget, however, we were under budget before that expense, so this is not concerning. Also our janitorial expenses are low. We also made more money on the hall than anticipated. This is due to a higher volume of rentals and good sales of our new after-rental cleanup service.
3.1.2. Financial Committee. A meeting will be called later this month to go over the profit-loss statement in detail. MG and DK will attend.
3.2. Budget: Flying Canoe Adventure (MG) Carol moves to contribute $750.00 towards this event. DK seconds. Carried.
3.3. Status: Refinishing the floor (MG) Started to apply the refinishing on Monday, January 6th. The longer it is allowed to set, the longer it is supposed to last, and since we cancelled rentals for a week and a half, it should be good for a while. We spent $9400 on this service (a mid-range cost).
3.4. Recap: Babysitting course (MR) Nine registrants, not all of whom are Bonnie Doon residents. Discussion regarding BDCL maintaining a babysitting roster. Rutherford School has a notice board that can be used to advertise either the availability of a babysitting service or a need for a babysitter. We can use our social media to promote the Rutherford bulletin board as well as the Hall board (since the playgroup meets in the hall), thereby deferring the actual service to a third party.
3.5. Date: Infill discussion (CH) The city’s deadline to provide feedback on this has been pushed back to the end
of January. Before opening up the discussion to the community, we should
figure out what our thoughts on the subject are as a league. Those who are
available will meet on Wednesday, January 15th @ 7:30; BH will find a venue.
The city has a list of questions that can help us organize our ideas and address
likely concerns. We will submit them to the city by the deadline. Through this
discussion, we can clarify the board’s involvement in development issues, as the
city has been telling residents to seek board support on such issues.
3.6. Job Descriptions (CH)
The board went through general duties/requirements and refined them according
to what suits us as a board (the outcome being in a separate document). This
was only a first run through the process; these duties can be refined at a later
date. CH is waiting for individual job descriptions from each board member.
3.7. Status: Mission Statement (MG). Tabled.
4. New Business
4.1. Rink (BH)
4.1.1. Family Skate. BDCL assigned Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. as family
skate time. A concerned resident contact the league requesting for more
time. BH will look into neighboring community league schedules to see
how frequently they offer family skate times. BH will propose some
additional time slots to be designated family skate times. (Family skate =
no pucks or sticks allowed for older kids.) BDCL’s first Family Skate is
Sunday, January 12. Carol will send out a notice about the event.
4.1.2. Renting ice time. Discussion ensued. BH and SR will work out details
and prepare a motion before the end of the week.
5. Future Agenda Items
5.1. The neighborhood renewal discussion will take place at the end of February. EK
will talk to Stacey about rental availability.
5.2. Bulletin Board Policy. BDCL has two bulletin boards in the hall. The bulletin
board provides an avenue for residents/local businesses to promote their
events/causes. MG will talk to EFCL lawyers regarding any legal implications
the league may face in posting third party ads to our bulletin boards, whether
virtual or tangible, and how to circumvent any related liabilities. Ideally, we
would replace the very old bulletin boards with fancy new ones to attract more
attention to them and get more use out of them.
6. Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 12, 7:15 pm.
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