Potential Western OServes temporary public art project on Saturday, September 7
Gauging interest in holding a neighbourhood-wide yard sale date
Neighbourhood-wide ‘bulletin’ (physical newsletter) to share all upcoming meeting dates and additional member editorial; call for submissions
Requiring Membership Vote
Appointment of Leia Beland (acting secretary) to the position of Secretary
Alice Saddy Association planned summer activities in Meredith Park, Waterloo Rain Garden adoption, and community event on August 25 (1-3 PM) at Meredith Park (Bethany Van Arnhem)
Neighbourhood Block Champions (Nancy Hamm)
Meredith Park orchard – species update, care, sustainability, and walking tour, identification & sampling of Saskatoon berries on July 13 (Meet outside at N’Amerind F.C. 260 Colborne St. at 2 PM; rain date July 14) (Teresa Rutten)
Ideas for feedback concerning the Civic Space: SoHo landscaping and design functions (Trish Taft)
Interested in helping with the Meredith Park Orchard?
Planting started in 2014 and species currently include: sweet and sour cherries, plum, pear, apple, persimmon, paw paw, jubjube, mulberry, hascap, currant, strawberry, raspberry, hazelnut, heartnut, pecan and chestnut.
Orchard organizers are seeking passionate individuals, who would like to nurture existing plants, so as to maximize the harvest, and also assist with decisions for future planting. (The entire orchard was recently weeded and mulched, using much of the space on the north and south of the tennis courts.)
Please contact Teresa Rutten at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your family is interested in getting involved with sustaining and caring for the orchard.
If you would like to present an item for consideration or discussion at the upcoming association meeting on Monday, June 17, at Goodwill, please email us at email@example.com to be added to the agenda as a speaker. Delegation requests must be received by Monday, June 3 (after which time the final agenda will be circulated to everyone).
Time will be allocated for each speaker based on the number of individuals requesting representation on the agenda after the requisite association business.
We’re looking forward to convening with you on June 17!
(In case you missed it, the full schedule of upcoming association meetings is available here.)
Some background on the development of this schedule
On March 21, 2019, we asked for your input on optimal times and locations for regular association meetings. What we heard was…
Have meeting dates posted and confirmed well in advance is important. So we’ve scheduled dates to 2022. (This also helps us coordinate agenda items with other key partners, such as the City.)
Location is a key factor for many individuals. So we’ve scheduled meetings to rotate across the West, Centre, and East side of the neighbourhood. (Thanks to Goodwill, the Roundhouse, and Childreach!)
There is, of course, no good day of the week that works for everyone. So we’ve scheduled meetings to rotate between Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, in the hopes that this cycle gives everyone an opportunity to participate over the course of each year.
Meetings need to have consistent value and purpose. So we’ve trimmed the schedule down to four quarterly meetings so we can organize adequately to make each meeting as worthwhile as possible.
We’ve done our best to make our association’s meeting schedule over the next few years as accessible as possible for as many people in our neighbourhood as we can. Thanks for your patience as we work towards this goal — and keep learning along the way. And, finally, thanks for your input, help, and ideas!