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ROC Annual General Meeting – June 12, 2017

June 7th, 2017 Posted in ROC Board, ROC News | Comments Off on ROC Annual General Meeting – June 12, 2017
The ROC Board of Directors welcomes all members of the Prospect communities to their AGM, Monday, June 12, 6:30 PM. The Board provides advisory and policy support and strategic management for the ROC organization; it does not have an operational role with the Prospect Road Community Centre. 
 
Our election for board of directors will take place at this meeting. We are accepting nominations for one or two volunteer board members! If you are interested, please review the attached information about the role of the collective board and individual board members.
 
If you feel this is an opportunity that suits your skillset and experience, please indicate your interest to Shirley Jollimore by emailing executivedirector@prospectcommunities.com and you can be presented at the AGM as a candidate!  The ROC board meets monthly on Monday evenings.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
 
 

Monthly Board News – May 5th – 2017

May 5th, 2017 Posted in Monthly Board News | Comments Off on Monthly Board News – May 5th – 2017

We are in the home stretch of our board year, and as we look forward to our Annual General Meeting on June 12 (open to everyone!), we’re pleased to have completed a review and update of our bylaws, based on the most recent template issued by the Registry of Joint Stocks.

We’re now reviewing our board policy manual, and we have a date set for our board Strategic Planning session in July, where we will review all of the feedback from the survey you completed  and some engagement with local youth at the junior high, and have an opportunity to sit with the management team of the ROC to set some priorities for the next few years.

More information will be posted on the ROC Board webpage as it becomes available.

Thanks to everyone who completed the survey, and to Craig Nelson, Vice Principal at Brookside, for his assistance in getting feedback from students

Take Part in the ROC Strategic Planning Survey

January 6th, 2017 Posted in ROC Board, ROC News | Comments Off on Take Part in the ROC Strategic Planning Survey
The Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC) is a local, community-based, non-profit organization that serves the Prospect Communities from the areas of Goodwood to West Dover.  Our work is driven by our vision of a welcoming, thriving, innovative community.  We are dedicated to sustainability and community development through the delivery of diverse recreational, educational, cultural, social, and technology-related opportunities.   

The ROC is working to develop a strategic plan that will guide our efforts for the next three years.  We would like to hear from residents and other stakeholders to provide insight and feedback to help form our plan.  We invite you to take part in the following survey and provide your comments and suggestions.

Community members were invited to attend our Community Conversations, a series of public meetings which were held in 2013 and 2014, to provide their thoughts and ideas.  Details from these conversations, including the information gathered as well as the progress to date and areas of opportunity can be found below and may be helpful in completing the survey:

Download the ROC Strategic Planning Goal Progress Review (pdf)

Click Here to Complete the Survey

The Resource Opportunities Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Jollimore as Executive Director

May 31st, 2016 Posted in PRCC, ROC News | Comments Off on The Resource Opportunities Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Jollimore as Executive Director

pat-shirleyThe Resource Opportunities Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Jollimore as Executive Director.  Shirley is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and comes to us with years of experience in the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, where she was responsible for province-wide programming in the area of employee engagement and communication.  She also has a depth of experience working in human resource and administrative positions in long-term care and transportation-focused organizations.  She is an experienced facilitator with a passion for strategic planning and community development, and supported the ROC in this capacity when we held community conversations in 2014 at the Prospect Road Community Centre.

Shirley has lived in the McDonald Lake subdivision of this community since 1997 with her husband, Peter, and their three children.  Shirley serves the community in many capacities, including as former Warden for St. Timothy’s-St Paul’s, Chair of the Prospect Road Elementary School Advisory Council, Vice-President of Prospect Road Basketball, and Chair of Unicorn Theatre, among others.

The Resource Opportunities Centre is a nonprofit community development organization that has been in existence since 1998. Originally established as the Terence Bay and Area C@P Site, the organization transformed into the Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC), Community Development Association serving the Prospect Road Area in 2002. In 2009 the ROC was named the volunteer management Board for the brand new state of the art Prospect Road Community Centre.

In 2014, Patricia Ullman was appointed as the ROC’s first Executive Director.  Under her guidance for the last 2+ years, the organization has blossomed in its mission to support sustainability and community development through the delivery of diverse recreational, educational, cultural, social, and technology-related opportunities.  Patricia’s years of professional experience, along with her love of community, have enabled the ROC to move to another stage of organization, clarity, accountability, and harmony.  The ROC now provides services and support for many community organizations in the area, offers community meals and other opportunities for increased food security—including a beautiful community garden—and a wide variety of programming and activities for people of all ages. Most importantly, Patricia has fostered a team spirit among the staff , volunteers, and community members, so that the centre is a welcoming place for everyone. 

Patricia is leaving us to go help her mother and family in the U.S., and will be sorely missed. The ROC thanks her wholeheartedly for her service to the Prospect communities and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.

Welcome to the Resource Opportunities Centre

April 28th, 2016 Posted in ROC News | Comments Off on Welcome to the Resource Opportunities Centre

roc_logo_strokeThe Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC) is a not-for-profit community development organization which serves the communities along Route 333 from Goodwood to West Dover. We work in partnership with local grassroots organizations and HRM to share information, undertake projects, and deliver programs and services in response to community needs.

The ROC started as a C@P site in 1998, and in 2010 we became the volunteer management board for the newly-built Prospect Road Community Centre, a beautiful LEED-Silver facility that has become a bustling hub for the community. It’s the ROC’s mission to promote community development and sustainability through the delivery of diverse recreational, educational, cultural, social and technology-related opportunities.

Please visit our main website at: www.centre.prospectcommunities.com