Recap of the 2023 TGCA AGM
The 2023 AGM went well this year. We had a good turnout and even saw some new faces. Everything from facility financials to new projects and local development was covered, and a new director was elected too.
Our area CPS rep. Constable Lower spoke to members and reported that our crime stats are down in the last month. She emphasized that everyone should be locking up their garages and homes and using motion detecting lights to deter criminals. She also shared that she will leaving her role as the area CPS representative and a new officer will be assigned in her stead.
Thanks were given to our board, staff, volunteers and members from the president, Leslie DeGagne. She emphasized the importance of grants to cover the costs of maintaining the facility and how the TGCA is always trying to make the facility better while maintaining existing infrastructure. The most recent major projects were fire alarm upgrades, the installation of solar panels on the roof of the facility in partnership with Enmax, as well as the continuing installation of a community garden and small orchard near the playground.
The financial report was delivered by our treasurer, Brad Giddings, and although the community association saw some losses in the past year, we are in a strong position going forward. Our first quarter results are showing a positive income flow, and our revenue streams are continuing to improve as we move forward.
The rest of the board reported various ongoing work at the centre and in the community too. Whether for safety, commerce development, fundraising or community spirit, events at the centre continue to be very popular and successful. Our directors continue to work with the City and surrounding communities to address future city planning, development and zoning issues, as well as concerns from residents about anything from loose gravel to new apartment developments. There is an effort by the TGCA and North Haven Community Association to redevelop Egert’s Park playground, which is in its preliminary stages.
The TGCA is saddened to say goodbye for now to our director Pamela Haskell who has decided to step away from her role here. Pamela contributed a lot in her time here, including initiating the annual plant exchange as well as coordinating a super fun kids holiday event last year. Although we say goodbye we also get to greet a new director, Chris Migallo, this year! We’re very excited to welcome Chris and see where his community passions lie.
Thanks so much to our board and staff for coordinating the AGM and thanks most of all to our members that came and participated. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again next year.
If you’re interested in getting a copy of the 2023 AGM meeting minutes or the financial statement, please send an email to Vanessa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gather, meet, share and build community—together.
Do you care about the community? Do you want to contribute but you’re not sure where to start? If you’ve got an active TGCA resident membership, you are invited to this annual meeting regarding all things Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association. Join us and find out how you can make a difference in our neighbourhood.
Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 pm in the Thorncliffe Room, south building in the main lobby | 5600 Centre St. N | Refreshments to follow
Board members and the general manager deliver reports on the most important aspects of 2022/23 operations at the community association, like large projects, grants, budgets, new board members, changes at the facility and more.
Calgary Police Service: Constable Lower, Thorncliffe and Greenview’s CPS resource officer, will deliver a report to residents and take questions.
The AGM is a great opportunity to bring up concerns about civic matters, neighbourhood infrastructure, suggestions for new programs, crime and safety, and learn more about the inner workings of the community association, and meet some community-minded neighbours while enjoying some refreshments after the meeting.
The evening’s schedule will be as follows:
- Receive and consider the reports of the Directors
- Receive and consider the monthly financial statements
- Receive and consider the recommendation regarding the rights and privileges of non-voting members
- Transact any new business
- Elect or re-election of Board of Directors, to consist of:
- Vice Presidents
TGCA resident members are encouraged to attend the AGM and to nominate fellow members for positions on the Board (a resident member in good standing). To nominate a TGCA member for any of the above positions, please attend the AGM and put their name forward during that portion of the meeting.
AGM participants can enter to win 1 of 2 pizza and bowling packages! Make sure to fill out your entry into the draw for one of two bowling and pizza packages in The 56/rec centre. We’ll do the draw at the end of the meeting, so stay, have some refreshments and see if you won!
TGCA resident members are welcome to attend and vote in board member elections. If you are not a resident member and would like an invite, please contact Vanessa, email@example.com. Please note that if you are not a resident member of the TGCA, you will be asked not to attend any voting portion of the meeting.