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January 26, 2017
BREAKING NEWS
Celebrate Canada's 150th with us!
On Saturday, February 11 join us by tasting Canadian wines at Cork Connection at the Rosscarrock Community Association from 7-10pm! Tickets are only $30/person or $50/pair!

A sommelier will take you through tasting three white wines and three red wines with a pairing of delicious cheeses and fruits, and then you can bid on exciting silent auction items like a private paint party, lift tickets to Nakiska, a Village Brewery tour and tasting, massages, gift baskets, and much more!

Click here to purchase tickets today.
The Average Calgarian
We have exciting news! We have partnered with Shaw TV to create a new television segment that will begin airing next month. The Average Calgarian will be a weekly segment featuring dedicated and hard-working community association volunteers and showcasing the variety of projects, events, and initiatives taking place in our network! We will let you know once it starts airing as well as share the online videos with you.

Membership Fees and Benefits
Just a reminder that we sent out our 2017 membership invoices last month, and they are due January 31, 2017! Don't forget to read through our
2017 Membership Package we sent to find out about all you have access to and all the benefits you can get.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Building Community: How to Engage Diverse Populations - Tuesday, January 31
Internal Controls and Financial Policies - Thursday, February 2
Communications Plan 101 - Wednesday, February 8
Partners in Planning
(PIP): Planning Green Spaces & Public Amenities (Elective) - Saturday, February 11
Cork Connection - Saturday, February 11
Partners in Crime Prevention: Malware and Cybercrime - Wednesday, February 15
Click here for more workshops and events.
TRENDING NOW
RBC Make 150 Count
RBC is giving $150 to thousands of young Canadians and challenging them to make a positive impact in their communities. How they use the money is up to them – there are no strings attached. Read more here.

Calgary Foundation Fund for Canada 150
The Calgary Foundation is pleased to announce that they are accepting a second round of applications to the Community Fund for Canada's 150th. The Fund will activate a breathtaking array of ideas and activities that will bring out the best that Canada has to offer, now and for future generations. Read more here.

Exploring Communities
We are excited to announce a new program called Exploring Communities which will look at asset mapping and is a project in collaboration with the U of C. For 217 we will be launching this project by "Celebrating the East!" Stay tuned!
WORD ON THE STREET
Jane's Walk Workshop
Jane’s Walk is a weekend of free neighbourhood walking tours held in cities around the world each May. If you’re curious about leading a Jane’s Walk, The Calgary Foundation and The City of Calgary invite you to attend a “how-to” session where you will receive step-by-step instructions on how to bring your ideas and neighbourhood to life through a walking tour. For more info and registration click here.


Alberta Electoral Boundaries
The Alberta Electoral Boundaries commission is reviewing the provincial constituency boundaries before the next provincial election and they want your input.
Click here to learn about how you can take part and be heard! 

Aging in Place
The City of Calgary and the Calgary public library are hosting a public discussion on how to create safe, supportive housing for ourselves and our loved ones as we age.
 RSVP here for the free event. 

 
PLANNING UPDATE
Here are a few highlights from the Federation planning world this month- be sure to check our blog for a complete listing of recent events and updates.
  1. Planning Committee Survey: It’s that time again! We are releasing our planning survey to find out how we can better serve you with your planning needs. See the link to complete it!
  2. Do enjoy the “Great Outdoors”? Parks Canada is consulting Canadians on the Icefields Trail project. Learn more about it here.
  3. Parking Revenue Allocation Policy Update. Learn more here.
  4. Baconfest is back! Every Wednesday in February, a planning film will be shown.  To see the movie line, up click here.
FEATURED RESOURCE

Committees – Board Development

Lots of our groups have been busy forming committees and taking on big projects, like bylaw reviews, nominating committees, or funding projects. Remember that the clearer peoples’ roles and responsibilities are, the more likely your plan will be a success!

HELPFUL RESOURCES
  1. Board Manual Checklist
  2. Committee Terms of Reference (General)
  3. Blank Planning Sheet
  4. Guide to Drafting & Revising Bylaws (Muttart)
  5. Societies Act – Bylaws Checklist
Click here for more helpful resources.
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