Association Communautaire


Community Association


Minutes of meeting held October 20, 2003 (8:15 p.m.)


Attendees: Don Pottier, Ted Macias, Brenda Spearman, Zybina Richards, Marc Cappelli, George Blake, Suzanne Sanford, Patrick Wall, Paul Pelltier.

Regrets: Eric Tousignant, David Villeneuve




The agenda was accepted on a motion by Marc, seconded by Ted and carried.


The minutes were amended to include Debbie Parent as a class B director. The minutes were accepted as per the changes by a motion from Brenda and seconded by Don.

Treasurers Report

Don provided the Treasurers report. After the Canada Day expenses, the FCA has just about broken even. The overall financial health of the FCA is good. The Treasurers report was accepted on a motion made by Don and seconded by Ted.

City Information

Suzanne provided the following information from the City:

         Next deadline for grants is Dec. 11/03; these grants may include part of equipment costs for community groups.

         Grants up to $25,000, but not 100% funded. Check the website for details.

         Winter Carnivals and parades could come out of these City grants.

4th Orleans Scouting Group

Patrick outlined current operations with the 4th Orleans Scout Group. There are presently 3 Beaver packs, 2 Cub packs, and 1 Scout pack. 4th Orleans is also presently serving South of Fallingbrook and Avalon. Registrations are down 17%, and fees are up 33% from $105 to $140. Insurance costs are up which is why the fees have risen. The apple fundraising drive pulled in $1700, which is down from last year. Some activities that are involved with include hikes, cleaning the community and tree planting.

Don made a motion to support the Scouting group for $500 as we have done in previous years. George seconded the motion and it was carried.


Don has been using Runge printing to print the newsletter. Runge would now like to move into electronic format instead of the paste-up plate printing. Don is working towards providing an electronic version however this newsletter will be done on the old format Paul suggested that Fred Sherwin might be able to provide some help with the electronic version on a sub contract basis.




Paul indicated the rink proposal grants are in. Recruiting for ice attendants will start soon.

There is still a need for signage to post rules and special events. Signage with pre-booking information would prevent disappointment. Paul is booking 2 hockey teams per week plus one special event. If groups would like to book ice time, the email address is: . Paul will be charging groups to use ice this year. Paul is looking for mature students 17 years of age and over.

Neighborhood Watch

Marc provided the Watch sheets to be filled out. The Fallingbrook coordinator, Denise Chadala, has a group organized with identification badges, to start working on the streets.

Open Discussion

All Candidates meetings are being planned for Cumberland and Queenswood Heights. Zybina offered to contact the two Community Associations and offer support. Don made a motion to support the All Candidates meeting through Cumberland and Queeswood Heights Community Associations, to $200, George seconded and the motion was passed.


Meeting adjourned at 9:58p.m. Next meeting Monday, Nov. 17th, 2003 at 8:00 PM at the Ray Friel Community Center.


Minutes prepared by Brenda Spearman