I am honored and excited to serve as the President of the Inglewood Community League for 2018-2019. Over the past two years, I have been fortunate to serve on the board in other roles: First, as a Director-At-Large under Social Committee and then as one of two Sports Directors coordinating our first season of the Outdoor Soccer Program. During this time, I have had an opportunity meet with residents through our league’s events and programs. I look forward to meeting even more of our community members in my role as President.
I’d like to thank the over 60 members and guests who attended Inglewood’s Annual General Meeting on October 24, 2018; and welcome all new and returning Board of Directors who have stepped forward to take on various roles for the League this year. I’d also to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our outgoing Directors for their contributions, time and efforts on the board:
- Daryle Neidermayer (Communications),
- Shannon Marshall (Director At-Large),
- Rachel Haase (Garden Coordinator),
- David Schaaf (Sports Director),
- Terri Mugford (Secretary),
- Chenoa Anderson (Director At-Large), and
- Moses Myrol (Director At-Large)
Best wishes to each of you as you pursue other challenges and opportunities. I’d also like to acknowledge Paul Adams, our outgoing President, for his many years of dedicated service on the board. Mr. Adams will continue to support our board in the 2018-2019 term in the Past President’s role. Last, but not least, a huge thank you to our many past volunteers who sat on one of our working committees, helped work a casino, put on a social or program event, coached a team, took a lawn sign or canvassed our neighbourhood for one reason or another. Your support for various league initiatives has made all the difference.
In 2019, the City of Edmonton will start on several neighbourhood wide renewal and revitalization initiatives in Inglewood. While some parts of our community infrastructure have been well-maintained; not surprisingly, other parts of our community (both under and above ground) are in rough shape. I encourage all property owners and residents to take the time to attend any City-led community meetings to learn more about what these investments will do for our community and to provide your feedback. Most of these opportunities will not be available to Inglewood again for another 30 to 50 years. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure our community infrastructure is upgraded. Please look to our website for event information and join our monthly email newsletter to keep apprised of these kinds of activities and more in our community.
Inglewood Community League, as a neighbourhood organization, has been in existence since the 1950s. The league draws upon the expertise and time of volunteers on both the board and at the committee level who, in turn: organize local programs and social engagements; build and maintain the League’s facilities (i.e. playground and hall); and, finally, take the time to keep tabs on and share information on civic issues as well as opportunities in our community. Whether you have lived in Inglewood for many years or you are a newcomer, I strongly encourage you to join our league, volunteer some of your time, and to partake in our events. It’s a great chance to give back, meet your neighbours, and even make some life-long friends close to home.
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