NEWS # 46
August 17, 2006
While many of you have been busy squishing earwigs and looking for recipes for tomato hornworms, your Directors and volunteers have been busy arranging events and raising funds.
Community associations such as Valley Voices can never stop.
They go through stages of panic, anxiety, disappointment, temporary satisfaction, feverish work, optimism - and waiting.
Well, things are heating up again.
The Valley Voices / SVA OMB Pre Hearing is Friday, August 18 at 10:00 am
in the Council chambers in Grafton. Everyone is welcome.
The actual OMB Hearing starts Monday, November 6, 2006.
Our 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Sunday, September 10.
Your Association is looking for nominations/volunteers for the positions of President, Vice-president, and a new BOARD member.
Please consider volunteering/standing for one of these positions.
Our need for strong leadership is as pressing as it ever was.
Sunday, August 20 features our second annual Poker Run.
Information is available at the Centreton Village Store, and Idle Acres Tack & Gifts. Call 905.349.3155.
Silent Auction, BBQ, prizes for all riders.
Curious on-lookers are welcome.
Our annual Golf Tournament is Saturday, September 30.
The entry fee of $40.00 per golfer includes green fees and lunch.
To volunteer, or to buy tickets, contact Margaret Jansen at email@example.com
or at 905.344.7304.
Do you have new neighbours who may not be aware of what Valley Voices is all about? Tell them about SVA. Refer them to www.valleyvoices.ca.
Encourage them to join our Association.
Our recent letter campaign raised $11,450 from 32 households. This is most encouraging and your community thanks you.
The Art Auction raised $9000.
With pledges to come, the Poker Run, and the Golf Tourney,
we expect to have some $27 000 by September 30.
For those 60 + member/households who haven't yet responded
to the letter/email campaign, please do so asap.
This is for the OMB Fund.
We have raised a lot; we have to raise even more!
Watch for a further OMB cost breakdown per expert
and WHAT we can accomplish at OMB.
NOVEMBER MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Perhaps it's time for the membership to look for candidates who are sensitive to the environmental pressures being placed on the Valley and The Township.
President - Carol Hanley - 344.5947
John Webster - 344.7160
Cindy Anthony - 344.5011
Margaret Jansen - 344-7304
Mark Towers - 344.7881
Bob Garthson - 349.3807