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Kingston Kings

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The second in an occasional series of Carlington Cup team jerseys. All team names (randomly assigned to Cup registrants) are inspired by a different street in Carlington.

This is the jersey for the Kingston Kings!

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Executive Members May 2011-April 2012

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Acting President   E-Mail:   Phone: TBA
Robert Crout - Vice-President and Acting President   E-Mail:   Phone: 613.725.9477
Linda Dodd - Treasurer   E-Mail:   Phone: 613.729.6063
Susan Pfister - Director   E-Mail: directorp[at]carlingtoncommunity[dot]org   Phone: 613.231.1164
Josh McJannett - Director, Communications   E-Mail:   Phone: 613.850.7831
Margaux Carson - Director   E-Mail:   Phone: 613.850.7831
David Darwin - Director   E-Mail:   Phone:
Jerry Poole - Director   E-Mail:   Phone: 613.729.4776
Wendy Vasbinder - Secretary   E-Mail:   Phone: 613.761.5631


CCA Website – May 2008

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CCA President’s Message 2006

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Health, happiness, peace and prosperity, to all of you throughout 2006!

The beginning of the year seems like a good time for an interim reporton the Carlington Community Association and an outline of our plans forthe coming year.


Property tax assessments have risen by more than 20% in Carlington, someas much as 40% or even more.   While we know that this reflects realestate prices generally, many residents question the fairness of themethodology being used for tax assessments.   This could well be anissue in the next provincial election.

Truck traffic on Kirkwood has been the subject of complaint for sometime.   Why can't trucks be routed onto Maitland?   We also worry thatincreasing traffic on Merivale and Fisher will spin off onto our quietside streets.   Speeding and running red lights on Merivale causeproblems too.

We observe that work on roads, sidewalks, etc. is sometimes notperformed to standard and must be re-done at taxpayers' expense.   Itappears that City managers are not held fully accountable for theperformance of their responsibilities.   We perceive this as a problemwith the corporate culture in City management.

Security is an issue in every community.   Following the shockingswarming attack on Merivale Road last fall, Councillor McRae called apublic meeting on security.   The police officers present assured usthat the attack appeared to be an isolated incident and that the crimerate in our community is not excessive compared to other parts ofOttawa.   I would like to take this opportunity to thank CouncillorMcRae for her prompt action in calling this meeting which did much toallay public concern.

The use of pesticides is a matter of concern in a residential area likeours.   A show of hands at recent meetings indicated that our activemembers supported the proposed ban on pesticides and we weredisappointed when the ban was not approved by City Council.

Rezoning requests are rare but any that might lead to erosion ofresidential nature of Carlington is sure to encounter stiffopposition.   The area was originally developed to provide modest andaffordable family housing and has served this purpose very well for somesixty years.   We would like to keep it that way.

Councillor Maria McRae or one of her assistants regularly attends ourmeetings to keep us up to date on matters that affect our area, tolisten to our concernsm to answer questions, and to provide help andencouragement to our association.   We appreciate this very much.


We are collaborating with the Alexander Community Centre on a WinterCarnival to take place on Saturday, February 4.   The highlight of thisoccasion will be sleigh rides.   In the spring we are planning to have acommunity-wide Garage Sale and Plant Sale.   The Annual General Meetingwill also be in May.   Our summer event will be a potluck picnic.There are no definite plans yet for a fall even but, as the time formunicipal elections approaches, we may want to hold an all-candidatesmeeting.   Stay tuned for details and dates.


Several community members (including at least two professionalarchivist/historians) are interested in producing a history ofCarlington, based on extensive archives and interviews with long-termresidents.   This is obviously a big job but we hope that eventually weshall be in a position to approach the City for publication funds.

The little "veteran houses" built sixty years ago according to threebasic plans predominate in a large part of Carlington.   Most of thehouses have been renovated, some quite extensively.   We would like tocompile plans and photographs or drawings of the more interestingchanges.   Once this is done (perhaps as a student project), we mighthold a "Renovation Fair" or perhaps develop a special "Veteran HouseWeb-Site" with links to similar communities across the country.   Thereare many possibilities.


We are re-designing our web-site along new lines, with links to otherweb-sites of importance to our community.   The design work should becompleted this summer.   Meanwhile a committee will be struck to developcontent and determine management methods.

Our by-laws will be reviewed this winter so that proposed revisions canbe voted on at our Annual General Meeting in May.


In the last six months, we have established good relations with theAlexander Community Centre, the Carlington Community Resource Centre,the Bellevue Manor Interchange Committee, and the Friends of the Farm.We have joined the Federation of Citizens' Associations which puts us incontact with other community groups.   We have volunteered toparticipate in the Community Advisory Committee for the CentralExperimental Farm.   These contacts are valuable to our understanding ofthe community where we live and the wider context in which it islocated.


Regular meetings are at seven o'clock on the second Tuesdays of eachmonth in the Alexander Community Centre and are usually over around nineo'clock.   Agenda items are grouped under "Information', "Issues","Activities" and "Administrative Matters".   Sometimes we have a guestspeaker.   For example, we recently had an interesting presentation onnew plans for the Central Experimental Farm.   In January, RileyBrockington will give us an up-date on the School Board developments.

Forthcoming regular meetings will be on January 10, February 14, March14 and April 11.   The Annual General Meeting will be in May, date to bedetermined.


In recent years, the Carlington Community Association has not had alarge membership compared to similar associations in some other parts ofOttawa.   But I think you will agree we have an interesting programwhich we hope will attract a wider membership, particularly from thoseareas of Carlington which have not been much represented in the past.Please pass this report on to friends and neighbours in the area whomight be interested in joining us.

Membership ($10 per year for individuals, $20 for households) shows thatyou care about our community and support the aims of the association.It gives you a vote at general meetings, a voice on issues and anopportunity to help on plans, projects and activities.   It's a fine wayto get to know neighbours, to understand your community, and to havesome fun.


In closing, I would like to say thank you to all of you who have comeout to meetings, helped with ideas, projects and activities, orencouraged and supported the Carlington Community Association in anyway.   In particular, I would like to thank the members of our Board  -Jerry, Linda, Sue, Glenn and Frances.   They are a great team!   I amsure they join me in wishing everyone a very happy and prosperousyear.   Let's make it a great one for Carlington!

Jeanne Burgess President, Carlington Community Association


CCA Website – March 2005

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CCA Website – December 18th 2004

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CCA Constitution 1999

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Carlington Community Association



Article 1 - Name

This Association shall be known by the name Carlington Community Association and is referred to hereinafter as the "Association".

Article 2 - Boundaries

The boundaries of the Association shall be as follows:  Carling Avenue on the north, Fisher Avenue on the east, Baseline Road on the south, Clyde Avenue on the west, and for the purposes of business membership shall include the Westgate Shopping Centre.

Article 3 - Purposes

The purposes of the Association are:

a) to promote the interests of the community in the decision-making process at all levels of government;

b) to encourage a sense of community among all residents of Carlington;

c) to work with representatives of other groups in the area, such as tenant, recreation, church and school associations, in the pursuit of common goals.

Article 4 - Membership

Section 1:  membership in the Association shall be open to all residents of Carlington over the age of 17.

Section 2: the annual membership fee shall be three dollars, to be amended each year, as required, at the Annual General Meeting, and shall be payable as of May 1st in each year to April 30th.

Section 3: any person may be elected an Honourary Member of the Association by a unanimous vote at a General Meeting.  He or she shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership except holding office or voting and shall not be liable for dues.

Article 5 - Association Year

The Association year shall end on April 30th of each year, the new year commencing immediately thereafter.

Article 6 - Executive Committee

Section 1: the affairs of the Association shall be administrated by an Executive Committee, elected annually, consisting of the President, the Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, the immediate Past President, the Chairman of the Policy and Research Committee, the Chairman of Publicity, the External Liaison Coordinator, and up to 5 Members-at-Large.

Section 2: at meetings of the Executive Committee, a quorum shall consist of 50% of its membership and must include either the President or the Vice-President.

Section 3: should a vacancy exist on the Executive Committee, a member of the Association may be appointed by this Committee to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the Association year, subject to the approval of the Association at the next General Meeting.

Section 4: the Executive may, from time to time, establish special committees of Association members under its direction to carry out prescribed activities.

Article 7 - Duties of Officers

Section 1:  The President

  • coordinates Association activities;
  • chairs Executive and General Meetings of the Association;
  • acts as external spokesperson on major issues;
  • is expected to provide leadership to the Association by recommending action that is sensitive both to community needs and to changes in the external political and bureaucratic environment;
  • is automatically a member of all Association committees.

Section 2:  The Vice-President and Distribution Coordinator

  • provides assistance to the President in carrying out Association activities;
  • acts as President during his/her absence;
  • as Distribution Coordinator, establishes, maintains and coordinates a network of volunteers for the distribution of Association publicity materials within Carlington  (one to four such distributions expected each year).

Section 3: Secretary

  • prepares Decision Records for Association meetings;
  • ensures the typing of Association correspondence;
  • notifies Executive members of forthcoming Executive meetings.

Section 4: Treasurer

  • maintains the financial records of the Association and conducts all liaison with the Association's bank;
  • prepares an Annual Budget and Revenue Generation Plan;
  • receives all membership fees and other revenues on the part of the Association;
  • maintains an up-to-date membership list;
  • controls and issues all membership cards.

Section 5: Chairman of the Policy and Research Committee

  • coordinates and chairs the activities of this committee, devoted to researching issues of interest to the community and recommending an appropriate policy response to the Executive.

Section 6: Chairman of Publicity Committee

  • responsible for ensuring the creation and printing of Association publicity materials, such as the membership drive flyer, and ensuring that Association events and major policy positions receive adequate media attention.

Section 7:  External Liaison Coordinator

  • working closely with the President and Chairman of the Policy and Research Committee, ensures adequate Association liaison with various associations, such as the Ottawa Federation of Community Associations or the Carlington Community Resource Centre;
  • ensures representation at critical meetings that may be called by the Region, City, or school boards (maximum of a dozen expected per year, concentrated in the January-May and September-November periods).

Section 8: Remuneration

The members of the Executive Committee shall serve without remuneration.

Article 8 - Meetings

Section 1: the Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held during the Month of May.

Section 2: regular meetings shall be prescribed by by-laws.

Section 3: additional General Meetings may be summoned by either the President or by a simple majority of the Executive in committee.

Section 4: due notice of Annual and General Meetings shall be given to the members of the Association; a telephone message or written notice delivered to the member's address shall constitute this notice.

At any General Meeting, other than Special General Meetings, pertinent matters may be raised by any member or the Association and discussed in their proper order.

A General Meeting called for a specific purpose shall be restricted to that purpose only.

Section 5:  a quorum for a General Meeting shall be 20% of the membership.

Section 6: at General Meetings of the Association, all proposals shall be voted upon by the members thereat and shall be decided by simple majority vote.

Section 7: in the absence of the President and the Vice-President, a General Meeting shall be chaired by a member of the Executive elected by the Executive members present.

Article 9 - Amendments of Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of Order

Notice of all proposals for amendments to the Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of Order of the Association shall be given, in writing, to the Secretary, who will advise the membership of the proposal and the subject will then be placed on the agenda of the following General Meeting.

A decision thereon shall be by simple majority of the members present at the following General Meeting.

Article 10 - Suspensions of the Rules of Order

A Rule of Order may be suspended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting, but the suspension shall apply only for that meeting.

Article 11 - Nomination and Election of Executive Committee

Section 1: a Nominating Committee of a least three members shall be appointed by the Executive Committee not less than two months prior to the Annual Meeting.  This Committee shall consider nominees for election to the Executive Committee for the ensuing year.  The President and Vice-President shall be excluded from Nominating Committees.  The Committee shall elect a Chairperson from among its members at its first meeting.

Section 2: a slate of nominees will be presented at the General Meeting.  Nominations from the members present thereof, properly seconded, shall be accepted from the floor.

Section 3:  the consent of all nominees must be obtained at the Annual General Meeting.

Section 4:  elections shall take place at the Annual Meeting.  Elections shall be simple majority vote.

Section 5: a Special General Meeting to hold elections for executive positions must be held within two months of the Secretary receiving notice of a request for such a meeting from one-third of the membership.

Article 12 - Funds

Section 1:  only one bank account, which shall be a chequing account, will be maintained for Association funds.

Section 2: the Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of an Annual Financial Statement for audit.  The statement shall be submitted to the Executive Committee for consideration and subsequent presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

Section 3: collections made on behalf of the Association and profits accruing from any activities carried on in the name of the Association shall be turned over promptly to the Treasurer for deposit in the Association's bank account.

Section 4: the fiscal year of the Association will commence May 1st of each year and end April 30th.

Article 13 - Expenditures

Section 1: expenditures of up to $100 may be authorized by the President or Vice-President in the President's absence.

Section 2: expenditures between $100 and $1000, on behalf of the Association, may be authorized by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds majority vote.  Expenditures in excess of $1000 must be authorized by a simple vote at the General Meeting.

Section 3:  all accounts shall be sent to the Treasurer and all payment shall be covered by a receipt.  Cheques will be numbered and signed by any two of Treasurer, President, Vice-President.

Section 4: accounts for all expenditures shall be presented by the Treasurer for approval at a meeting of the Executive Committee, who shall satisfy themselves that the expenditures have been properly incurred.

Section 5: the President, or the Vice-President in the President's absence, may authorize expenditures not to exceed $250 in an emergency situation.

Article 14 - Effective Date of Constitution

This Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of Order, adopted at the founding meeting of the Association on l. February 1983, is in force and effect from that date.

Amendments to this Constitution shall be in force from the date that they are duly passed at any General Meeting of the Association.


Article 1 - Regular Meetings

Section 1 - regular Executive Meetings of the Association, in addition to the General Meetings, shall be held as summoned by the President.  A minimum of one General Meeting shall be held annually.

Section 2 - at the request of a minimum of 10% of the membership, the President shall call a General Meeting of the Association.

Article 2 - Amendment of By-Laws

These by-laws may be amended and new by-laws adopted by a majority vote of the members present at the Annual General Meeting.

Rules of Order

  1. The Chairperson of a meeting shall be privileged to debate on all subjects under discussion on temporarily turning over the chair to the Vice-President or other member of the Executive during such debate and subsequent voting.
  2. An appeal may, in all cases, be made from any decision of the Chairperson.  A two-thirds majority vote of the members present shall be necessary to sustain the appeal.
  3. Any member making an appeal from a decision of the President may state his or her reasons for doing so.  The President may then give his or her reasons for his or her decision before the question is put.  When the vote has been taken, the matter shall be considered as settled.
  4. When two or more members rise at the same time, the Chairperson shall name the one to speak.
  5. When a member is called to order by the Chairperson or any member, that person shall at once take his or her seat, and every question of order shall be decided by the chairman without debate, subject to the Rule of Order No. 2.
  6. No motion shall be debated until seconded.
  7. Appeals and motions to reconsider, or adjourn, are not debatable.
  8. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received except to lay on the table, to postpone, to commit to a committee, or to amend.
  9. No person shall interrupt another while speaking, except in accordance with the Rule of Order No. 5.
  10. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, except when another motion is before the meeting.
  11. When a motion is made and seconded, the mover thereof may be called upon by the chairperson to reduce the same to writing and to hand it to the Chair, from which it shall be read before the meeting for debate.
  12. Any mover of a motion shall be at liberty to accept on amendment thereto; but if the amendment is not accepted by the mover, yet duly seconded, a vote shall be taken on the amendment prior to voting on the original motion.
  13. Every officer, on leaving his or her office, shall give to his or her successor all papers, books, documents, and money belonging to the Association.
  14. The Chairperson, at any meeting, may limit the time of any speaker on any motion or discussion.