1. It appears that there’s a Lynwood Village Community Association AGM on Thursday May 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lynwood community building.
Who is on the executive now? Presumably it would be wise for everyone to attend, so that the building is overflowing. If any city representatives or RC honchos/moles are there, what exactly should we do? I wasn’t at the meeting where the LVCA was dissolved by the councillor/Harry Splett et al, and need to know exactly what happened at that meeting.
– Thanks for letting me know, wanderer – I had heard rumours that there would be an election soon, but I couldn’t find out when/what/where/why or even WTF.
How did you find out? I hate it when everybody knows something except me.
1. The interim appointed board is composed of Jill, Kathy (Cathy?), two City bureaucrats (Fremp and Mike), an ex-officio member from Coffee and Company (Jennifer), Harry and Rick. That’s my best guess, anyway.
2. For the record, I’m showing up for this meeting to put forward my name for the LVCA board (if I’m allowed to and if I can trick someone into nominating me).
I DO NOT want to be president – we need a healer at this point, not a mouthpiece like me.
I would, however, be honoured to serve in any other capacity.
You need an executive, of course, too run a community association, but the community association belongs to everyone in the community, not just the handful of people who sit on the board (some of whom have huge axes to grind). Not everyone can come to meetings, so there should be the option of participating electronically.
LVCA board members don’t represent anyone other than themselves. I speak for no one but myself.
When there’s a decision to be made, it should be by a show of hands (or secret ballot) at a public meeting (or electronically), with board members just getting one vote like everyone else.
My only action plan is to keep following this intriguing drama and blog about it (not, however, to the exclusion of the other fascinating stuff that goes on in Bells Corners).
Just because we’re lucky enough to live in Lynwood Village, Bells Corners’ best neighbourhood, we can’t let this Bells Corners blog become Lynwood-centric.
Maybe some readers are getting tired of all this politicking (although you wouldn’t know it by the many hundreds of hits I get daily).
I better start cranking out some wacky posts about something else – maybe the lamentable state of our schools (I’ve got LOTS of great inside information), crime (two of my neighbours told me disturbing stories recently about the distressingly-frequent late-night sweeps of the streets by punks looking to rob and vandalize) or just plain neighbourhood gossip.
But really, we have to follow the RC story until it either peters out (because the media lose interest/Nancy Robertson gives up/RC mounts a successful counter-attack) or Council reverses its bone-headed decision. And I still have to post perjury part 2, complete with smoking guns.