We’re pleased to host Hintonburg’s Cheryl Parrott in a discussion about community security on Tuesday November 13. We hope you can join us at the Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver Street) at 7pm.
A copy of our agenda for tonight’s meeting is posted below.
Carlington Community Association Board Meeting #4 (2012-13)
November 13, 2012
1. Call to order/Welcome
2. Approval of agenda
3. Update from City Hall
4. Introduce guest speaker Cheryl Parrott
5. Guest speaker presentation
6. Q&A/discussion/next steps
7. Board vacancy
8. Approval of minutes from previous meetings
9. Treasurer’s report
10. Membership report
11. Development committee report
12. Greening Carlington report
13. Debrief on Fall cleanup/planting
14. Community building update
15. Fundraising update
Cheryl Parrott, Hintonburg community activist and our November guest speaker.
The CCA is pleased to invite you to join us next Tuesday evening for our November general meeting, featuring guest speaker Cheryl Parrott, a long time volunteer and community activist in Hintonburg and current co-Chair of the Hintonburg Community Association’s Security Committee.
For years, Cheryl has been a tireless advocate for safer, cleaner streets and a better Hintonburg. She has worked with the Ottawa Police Service, local businesses, landlords and community members to push for changes that slowly but surely encouraged positive development and an improved Hintonburg.
The CCA has identified building a safer Carlington as one of our key community priorities. Stopping the spread of graffiti, working with Neighbourhood Watch, the Ottawa Police Service and other partners are important first steps. Join us for a short presentation about Hintonburg’s experience fighting back against criminal activity in their community and find out what you can do to make a difference here in Carlington.
Following Cheryl’s presentation, the CCA will elect a new board member and provide an update on planning for upcoming community events like the CCA Holiday Potluck and the 2013 Carlington Cup.
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday evening.
Date: Tuesday, November 13
Location: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE CLEAN UP & TULIP PLANTING A SUCCESS!
We had a great turnout of nearly 30 people: within 2 hours we had finished a pretty thorough clean-up of Alexander Park, planted close to 500 tulip bulbs, and shared some coffee, baked goods and friendly conversation!
Over the past week, a smaller group of volunteers planted another 500 at the CCHC, MF Foodmart and La Cabaña (all on Merivale) and at Esther By Daycare Centre and the Caldwell Family Centre, on Caldwell. Other plantings will be done at St-Elizabeth Church on Merivale, St-Elizabeth School on Coldrey (by the school gardening club), and Andy Androse Housing Co-op on Larose.
Volunteers fuel up for park clean up and tulip planting!
Spring is just around the corner!
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now set up to accept online membership sign ups. Now you can sign up or renew your CCA membership anywhere, anytime.
A strong CCA membership means a stronger voice for a better Carlington. Add yours by becoming a member today. You can read more about what we do and what your membership fee goes to support by clicking here.
Get involved and sign up today!
The Trash, Trees & Tulips Team is a new group that was created at our fall kickoff meeting. Local residents who are interested in beautifying Carlington got together to share their ideas for the community. Removing trash, replacing ash trees, and planting tulips were three popular ideas that gave rise to the name.
Our Fall cleanup and tulip planting is scheduled to take place Saturday October 13th and we meet in Alexander Park. Get involved by contacting us to sign up today!
In addition to planning our Fall planting and clean up we have been busy meeting with our neighbors in Westboro, and Central Park. In Westboro, volunteer gardeners have adopted the City’s Clare Gardens Park. CCA members got a chance to visit the park recently and see how volunteers there transformed the park through donations and added amenities from the City. The park includes amenities such as exercise equipment, play structures, chess board picnic tables, and the small stage pictured below. Volunteers have also planted donated plants at the entrances to the park and created garden beds within the park.
CCA members survey Clare Gardens in Westboro
Bed created by volunteers at entrance to Clare Gardens Park
Central Park volunteers have focused their efforts on the shared post boxes in their neighborhood. Central Park community group members met with CCA volunteers to discuss the possibility of partnering on cleanups and plantings along the Experimental Farm Pathway that separates our communities. The pathway defines the southern border of Carlington, and stretches eight kilometers from Pinecrest Creek on the west end, to the Rideau Canal pathway on the east.
If you would like to help create planting like this in Carlington don’t miss our fall cleanup on the October 13th! Email Marc to get involved!
Planting by Central Park volunteers
Carlington residents turned out in big numbers to roll up their sleeves and work to make a better community.
We want to extend a huge thanks to the more than 60 Carlington residents who turned out for the CCA’s Fall community kick off meeting Tuesday night. Everyone in attendance was invited to provide their input and share their ideas for improving our community through a series of discussion groups.
Residents brought great energy and ideas and contributed their thoughts to building a safer, greener, better community through a broader, more representative community association. We left feeling excited about what we can achieve in the year ahead.
We want YOU to get involved! Send us an email and tell us how you want to help make Carlington a better place to live. We’ve got great opportunities to roll up your sleeves from tulip planting on October 13th to helping us organize our annual neighbourhood shinny hockey tournament, the Carlington Cup.
We want to hear from you!
P.S.–Our meeting was even profiled on CBC Ottawa! Watch the clip here.