9135 - 146 Street, Edmonton T5R 4L5 firstname.lastname@example.org
Situated along the North Saskatchewan river valley, Parkview community is a quiet, well-treed residential area in west-central Edmonton. Parkview Community centre, established in the mid 1950's, has recently been upgraded providing a modern, multi-use venue for both community events and third party rentals.
An influx of young families into the community in recent years creates a varied demographic. The small but bustling Valleyview Shopping centre provides services to the community including banking, a travel agency, a well-stocked independent grocery store and one of Edmonton's finest Italian restaurants.
PARKVIEW COMMUNITY LEAGUE BY-LAWS
By Ray Friedman & Bryan Sandilands
The original by-laws of the Parkview Community League, drafted in 1963, are in desperate need of revision. Many elements need to be rewritten, to accommodate notices via email, for example. Some clauses were relevant for the time but have little to no flexibility in an era of extensive commitments to other things in our lives. For example, procedures actually require monthly meetings of the general membership, not just the board. Proxies were not allowed in 1963 but are commonplace today, but we cannot yet allow for them. Should the board have the power to fill vacancies, for example? In other cases, the Annual General Meeting needs to have more power (e.g., to ratify board policy decisions.) There is a new Societies Act we must adhere to. There is also a new Tripartite Agreement between the City and the Federation of Community Leagues that sets out other requirements.
We need to have the new Proposed Bylaws ready to be discussed, and debated before the next AGM. Only a meeting of the full membership can approve Bylaw changes and it requires a 75% quorum of members to be present. So please, read the draft of the revised by-laws, compare it to the existing Bylaws (links below), and join the conversation.
A 'Community Conversation' with Ward 1 Councillor Andrew Knack
When: Monday, September 14, 6:30-9:00pm - doors open at 6:00pm
Where: Glendale Golf and Country Club, North Lounge, 12410 - 199 Street
All Ward 1 residents are welcome to attend! Councillor Knack will provide updates on current issues in Ward 1 and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and bring up concerns in your communities.
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