KGCA Board of Directors
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The Killarney-Glengarry Community Association Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to manage the continued oversight of the Community Hall, local programming, and community events. The Board is elected annually at our AGM in June, and we typically sit for a two-year term. You can read about our history and our mission and vision here.
Did you know?
When resarchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Volunteering builds empathy, strengthens social bonds, and makes you smile.
Join our team!
If you are interested in any of the open board positions below, we'd love to hear from you.
- Chair all meetings of the Association, the Board and the Executive
- Ensure Association Business Plan, vision and mission are current
- Ensure the Association is in good standing with its governing bodies
- Provide leadership to the Board of Directors
- Manage risks and help prioritize Board’s activities
- Assist in assigning members to various committees and delegating as required
- Consult with municipal, provincial and federal officials on matters affecting the community and surrounding area
Starting as a volunteer in 2014, Carolyn has been KGCA president for just over a year now. Although she has so many fond memories working alongside the KGCA and its people, one of her favourite moments was when over 200 kids came to the opening of the Killarney Pool Playgound. She says it was incredible to see the community rally together to complete such a vibrant project. Carolyn also loves events like Cheers Killarney where she gets to meet new faces within the community.
She continues to strive to make a direct, proactive impact on what happens within our community. With a strong inner drive for engagement, Carolyn brings transparency and accountability to the role. She is motivated by being able to build and support a team of varying skills sets to make Killarney an even better place to live.
Supports the President in his/her position through mentoring, coaching, advising and analysis of Board development and procedures
Provides a historical context for decision-making and revising planning, objectives, etc.
Other special duties by interest or assignment
Mike has been involved with the board for the past five years. His journey started when he decided it was time to get to know his neighbours better and work towards creating a better community.
He was attracted to learning how a Board of Directors functioned and how we could all improve the community. He also wanted to contribute to new places for kids and teens to play. Using his passion and handy man skills, Mike has followed through with that goal. He served on a committee that created the current Killarney Pool Playground. He is also helping to upgrade the hall and is currently working on plans to improve the skating rink.
- Provides strategic direction on the planning and implementation of public facing efforts to advance the KGCA mission and vision
- Manages all aspects of the production and distribution of the newsletter
- Manages the website and supporting communications channels
- Manages appropriate advertising for the Association
- Works with other Board Members as required, to promote events and initiatives
- Encourages both online and real time engagement amongst community members
With an extensive marketing and communications background, Jennifer brings both experience and enthusiasm to the board. She has the ability to see long-term projects through, and joined the board because she wanted to help grow Killarney’s existing potential.
Since joining in the spring of 2017, she has met a great group of people, and enjoys the challenges of working on the board. She says it’s a unique experience that forces you to think differently than a typical work scenario. The Great Soup Debate for Ward 8 stands out to her. There was a moment during the event when she looked around the KGCA Hall, full of engaged and excited citizens, and felt pride in having played a role in bringing them together to discuss community issues.
With expertise in project management and a strong understanding of budgets and costing, Rob is able to share his expertise while helping to improve his community.
He's constantly reaffirmed in his role when he gets to witness and be a part of neighbourhood improvements and developments. Rob is motivated by the board’s ability to take charge of issues and build solutions to fix them. Like when the board brought forward the Brown Bag 4 Kids lunch program, and everyone unanimously agreed to proceed and offer the facility to help with the program.
- Works with Communications, Membership and Event Directors to proactively establish creative ways of improving engagement in the community
- Manages volunteer recruitment strategy, database and volunteers
- Maintains connections with other community hubs to identify collaboration and cross-communication opportunities (Churches, Schools, City of Calgary programming/facilities, Societies etc.)
- Connects and recommends local sponsorship and grants with opportunities in the community that require support
Wanting to know learn more about what was happening within her community, Sarah joined the board in May of 2017. Her interest in the community, and wanting to help, continue to motivate her. Primarily organizing events and volunteers, she brings strong people, motivation and organization skills to the role. One of her favourite events so far was Cheers Killarney, which was a great opportunity to meet neighbours. It also left a beautiful mural behind.
Naz currently serves as the President of Sarina Homes, whose inner-city homes are known for their modern, inspired and connected feel. He understands what makes a quality neighbourhood, and what people are looking for when it comes to choosing/living in a community.
Volunteering with the board, he says that he’s met some really neat people here that share his same sense of community and contribution. Naz believes that the best communities are held together by people who are engaged and care. He says anyone can help make a difference in the community by stopping to say hello.
Current Board vacancies
Vice president: vacant
- Acts in the absence of the President/Chairperson
- Manages on-boarding/orientation of new board members
- Manages staff and contractors and related contracts
- Provides guidance on renter strategy for facility
- Serves on the Executive Committee
- Other special duties by interest or assignment
- Ensures Association financial health (signatory, banking structure, budget spend authority etc.)
- Prepares financial reports and files on time (monthly, AGLC, year end)
- Meets organization's tax obligations (CRA Filings, GST filings etc.)
- Completes asset evaluation (fixed asset evaluation, projection and write downs)
- Establishes and maintain financial controls and procedures
- Performs book keeper duties should one not be present
- Ensures board adheres to Society and City of Calgary regulations
- Manages and ensures Association Bylaws are kept current
- Manages and prepares Board meeting cycles and minutes (calendars, agendas, minutes, actions, motions)
- Manages Board meeting guests and topics
- Provides guidance to board on meeting protocol and priority setting (Roberts rules etc.)
- Establish and Maintain policies related to document management, meeting order and any legal items (insurance, elections, sub-leases etc.)
- Additionally Member of the Executive and a signatory for the Association
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS: VACANT
- Organizes event sub-committee and event volunteers
- Organizes yearly event calendar (i.e. Easter party, Halloween party, volunteer appreciation, Family Skate party) with input from board and event sub-committee
- Advises event volunteers on event planning, budgeting, communications, and outreach
- Works with community partners and volunteers to plan and run events
- Recommends and manages any grant applications related to Events
DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES: VACANT
- Responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of LOC and related contracts (community hall, grounds, rink, parking lot)
- Oversees the Facility Lifecycle report and facility conditions to develop maintenance plan against it
- Recommends and manages any grant applications related to the LOC
- Works with facility contractors to understand requirements, quotes, and where necessary lead facility project work
- Maintains up-to-date building maintenance records
director of Membership: vacant
- Ensures growth of membership through recruitment drives, and growth strategies
- Maintains the membership list
- Maintains, improves and is the point person for the membership perks program
- Reviews and prepares policy and procedures with respect to membership.