It is hard to believe that this is my LAST update, ever! My term as President has come to an end and I am pleased to announce that my Vice President, Georgina Balascas, will be taking over the reigns at the end of this month. I hope you will all join us at our AGM scheduled for October 29th. We will be introducing our new Slate of Directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. In the meantime, there a few people I would like to acknowledge. During the 2013-2014 year, Graham Maguire, a valuable Director with over twenty years of service, left the Board. He was our long-time Editor of The Marklander. We were fortunate to have Julia Carrescia step up to the role of Editor and she did a wonderful job taking over! Thank you Julia! Julia has also decided to leave the Board as well as John Sutherland (Secretary) and Sandy Venegas (Associate). I wish to personally thank them for their time, support and effort while serving on the MWHA. It has not gone unnoticed.
As of the time of this writing, there have been no new updates on the 240 Markland Drive proposed development. Councillor Leon continues to keep us informed and up to date and the MWHA will be sure to advise our next newly elected Councillor to do just the same.
On September 29th, the MWHA hosted the Municipal Candidates’ Presentations. The hall at St. Clement Church was full with approximately 250 people in attendance. The event would not have been possible without the tremendous amount of work and organization by our sub-committee who put this evening together, namely, Richard Boehnke, Brian Brennand and Saulius Brikis. Our Markland Wood also received great media coverage that evening and our Night Flights concerns definitely gained some more recognition. A special thank you to Monsignor Zimmer for allowing us to host this meeting at the church hall. Don’t forget to cast your votes on October 27th!
The “Markland Mash” Social will take place on October 24th at the Markland Wood Golf Club. If
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on October 29th at the Markland Wood Golf Club starting at 7pm. Please join us to wrap-up the 2013-2014 year of the MWHA. Typically, the AGM hosts a presentation or two about a specific topic. This year, given the past flooding of July 2013 and the ice-storm of 2014, we thought it would be appropriate to discuss flooding prevention and also insurance concerns with respect to natural disasters specific to our neighbourhood. We hope you can join us for an informative evening.
Our Directors are busily doing their membership collection routes. Please have your $20 ready or cut out the section on page 4 and mail it in or visit our website www.marklandwood.org and use PayPal. We would appreciate all payments to be in by November 30th.
Well, it’s official....my last update, complete! Don’t miss me too much.... I will be back next month as the new Editor of The Marklander...
Until then....it’s been a great three years representing a community so close to my heart!
To be continued next month...
Anna Schaefer, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association