Your association will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. Membership renewal and refreshments will begin at 6:30, and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. The AGM is an opportunity for the community, and the association and its board, to come together to review past achievements and plan for future ones. As part of the AGM, the financial statement and analysis for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be presented by treasurer Doug Yonson.
There will be no special presentation at the meeting, and it is being held later in the fall than usual to allow the association to hold a separate Ward 9 councillor all-candidates meeting after the AGM, beginning at 8 p.m. The five candidates registered for the Oct. 22 councillor vote have been invited to participate: in alphabetical order, Warren Arshinoff, James Dean, Keith Egli (the incumbent), Luigi Mangone, and Peter Anthony Weber. The all-candidates meeting will have a traditional format, with opening remarks by each candidate, and then questions from the floor and on behalf of the board. We expect it will wind up by 9:15.
Also of note is that two long-serving and hard-working members of the association board, Bob McCaw and Margaret McPherson, have decided to retire at the meeting. The board will miss their experience, their knowledge, their common sense and their energy. New faces are always welcome to join the board, and new volunteers who may prefer not to be on the board are also needed to assist at events or other tasks. We encourage you to consider how you can help the association offer its programs and advance its goals.