Wanted: A Few Good Members!

Like to get to know your community better? Interested in sharing your skills, passion and energy with a group of like-minded people? Want to make a difference where you live?

Opportunity waits, just down the street! We have some newly-opened volunteer positions on the Holyrood Community League Board of Directors, and are looking for candidates to stand for election at our April 28th AGM.

The Board is a dynamic group of Holyroodians who are committed to our community. We’re constantly striving to make our neighbourhood a great place to call home. Help us make that happen by considering one of these positions:

Vice President: Learns the duties and responsibilities of the president, and keeps informed on community league issues. Works closely as an advisor and consultant to the president, and fills the president role in his or her absence. Volunteers for key community league programs, events and initiatives as needed.

Secretary: Notifies board members of meetings, circulates agendas and ensures quorum. Records all minutes during board and general meetings; circulates minutes in a timely fashion. Responsible for league record-keeping: bylaws, minutes, motions, agreements, etc. Keeps board contact information up-to-date with associated organizations.

Programs Director: Organizes and oversees the regular programs offered by the community league, including sports, fitness, and summer programs. Acts as the board contact for community soccer, playschool and playgroup. Applying for grants, arranging registration and payment, keeping records, and organizing facility access are among some of the responsibilities of this position.

Director at Large – Civics & Development: Monitors civic concerns such as land use changes, development proposals and transportation issues. Gathers and communicates information to the board and the community, liaises with government and other organizations, and facilitates discussion around civic issues facing Holyrood.

Director at Large – Park & Grounds: Ensures the upkeep and maintenance of Holyrood’s amazing “outdoor assets”, including our park area, plaza, playground, landscaping, rink, and parking lots. Liaises with the City of Edmonton to ensure appropriate maintenance, repair and improvements as needed.

Orientation, training and mentorship will be provided for all new board members. In addition to their specific duties, all board members are part of the team that sets the vision for the league. At our 10 monthly board meetings and annual planning session, we are all involved in discussing matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.

Board membership is a great way to make new friends, feel more connected in your community, build new skills, and make your own unique contribution. What could be more rewarding than making a difference right in the place where you live?

If you’d like more information on how one of these positions might be a good fit for you, please contact Wendy Weir, President, at 780-431-0511 or president@holyroodcommunity.org .