Board Update: June 11, 2019

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, June 10 at the PRCC. Reports from the Executive Director, Facility Maintenance Manager, Operations and Finance Manager and Program and Events Manager were presented. Our Treasurer provided a financial review of the 2018/19 fiscal year, and our Board Elections were held. We welcome new Board Member Bill Aasvangen to the table, and all of our current board members were re-elected as well. 
 
  • Al Goodyer, Chair
  • Rob Gilbert, Vice Chair
  • Treasurer, Brad Knight
  • Secretary, Coralee Carter
 
The Board will take a short break over the summer, possibly convening subcommittee meetings to review transit updates if news of our feasibility grant is approved and action required, and to discuss possible fundraising strategies. As well, work on the Goodwood Beautification project will continue. 
 
We have reached the end of the current strategic plan for the board, and our focus beginning in September will be in redrafting a new five-year plan. We will work in conjunction with community development staff from HRM to achieve this goal. 

Board Update: November 2018

Our board continues to meet monthly. We’ve changed our regular meeting night to be more closely aligned with our financial reporting deadlines, and we now meet the fourth Monday of the month at the PRCC, starting at 6:30.

The Board wishes to thank Liz Amyoony, who has been with the board since 2016. Liz has stepped down due to work commitments, but has been a valuable source of human resources expertise for the board of directors. We offer our sincere thanks, and very best wishes to her!

We do have openings for board members, and would welcome anyone who is interested to have a conversation with our Executive Director, Shirley Jollimore, about the role and responsibilities of the board. Email her at executivedirector@prospectcommunities.com if you’d like to discuss the possibility of working with us! We are specifically looking for a voice from the Goodwood area, and the local business community, but would welcome anyone with particular skill or expertise to join our team.

We’ve made some progress on our strategic plan, which you can view here (link to updated plan) and our transit subcommittee will convene early in the new year to examine the possibility of applying for funding through the province for a feasibility study on community transit. We know that the current HRM transit plan will not be reviewed until 2021, so we will look into other community-based transit options.

Board Update: April 2018

April 17 – 2018
 
A major project of the board this year has been  reviewing our Board Policy manual at each meeting, ensuring it is accurate and reflects the work of the board. This work will be finalized as of our May board meeting.  
 
Community Transit: We have struck a subcommittee, comprised of our co-chair Rob Gilbert, board member John Whitlam and our Executive Director, Shirley Jollimore. This group will review the existing information from the previous ROC-sponsored transit pilot, and look at options for moving forward to open this conversation in the community. A new feasibility study would be required before any transit options are explored, and we will reach out to the Rural Transportation Association for advice and guidance on moving forward with this. We will be looking for community assistance in this endeavour, so if you are passionate about this idea, we’d love to hear from you. 
 
Our annual General Meeting is open to all residents of the Prospect Community, and we hope to have you with us! Mark your calendars for Monday, June 11, 6:30 PM at the Community Centre. Board elections take place that evening, so please contact executivedirector@prospectcommunities.com for more information about the role of a board member. We welcome new members to our board.