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We are pleased to announce that as a result of an overwhelming majority vote of 97.3% of the eligible votes, the Motion to Amend Membership Fee has passed.

Effective January 1, 2018 the membership fee will be $20 for new and renewing members.  

The results are as follows:

 VOTE COUNT  ( % OF VALID VOTES)
YES - Agree with proposed fee change  36  81.8% (97.3%)
NO - Keep the membership fee the same  1  2.3% (2.7%)
INVALID (not counted)*  7  15.9% (0%)

* Invalid votes include votes by expired members and double votes (same) from the same household.  Members needed to be in good standing (up to date dues) and only one vote per household was permitted.

On behalf of all the executive members of the LPWRA, thank you for taking time to cast your vote!

Alex Ragozzino
President
Lorne Park Watercolours Residents' Association 

 

As you may know, a motion to amend the membership fee was put forth at our Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2017, the details of which follow:

The current fee (per household) is:

  • NEW MEMBERS: $30, First year  ($20 + $10 initiation fee)
  • RENEWALS: $20* (* If membership lapses, the extra $10 initiation fee re-applies.)

"The initiation fee shall be payable on the occasion of a person becoming a new Member and is not payable in subsequent membership years unless the member is renewing a membership that was not continuously maintained since the Member last paid the initiation fee."

The PROPOSED FEE CHANGE (per household) is: 

  • NEW SIGN UPS & RENEWALS: $20
  • Effective date: January 1, 2018

Please accept this notice as a call for a “Special Online Meeting” for the purposes of executing a vote for the aforementioned motion.

ABOUT VOTING:

In order to pass this motion, a majority vote with a minimum of 20 submissions is required.

To vote please complete the following online form commencing immediately and ending Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 11:59pm

Members must be in good standing (i.e paid and up-to-date dues) in order for the vote to be counted. ONLY ONE VOTE PER HOUSEHOLD IS PERMITTED.  It is the responsibility of each member of a household to determine how a single vote is to be cast.  Where the members in a household are unable to agree on how the single vote is to be cast, the members' rights in that household will be deemed to offset each other and, therefore, cancelled for purposes of this vote.

VOTE CLOSED

 

UPDATE:  List of item most in need updated below.

Last year we had an overwhelming show of support from our generous neighbours in Watercolours and we were able to deliver approximately 2000 pounds of food and toys to help families in need! We are hoping to reach the same or better goal this year!

With the help of our team of volunteers and a visit from Santa, we have planned a Food and Gift Drive once again this year.   All donations will be delivered to our friends at The Compass.  

PLEASE LEAVE ALL DONATIONS OUTSIDE YOUR FRONT DOOR ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 17, 2017 NO LATER THAN 10:00AM so our volunteers do not miss picking up your generous items!  

Our team of volunteers will pick up your items between 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

The items most in need are:

  • All non-perishable food.  Most in need are:
    • CerealPancake mix & syrup
    • Granola / Cereal bars
    • Jam / Jelly
    • Instant Coffee
    • Tea
    • Salmon & Sardines
    • Canned Meat
    • Chili / StewCrackers
  • Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products)
  • New unwrapped gifts/toys (aged 13-16)

Thank you for supporting families in need this holiday season!

 

We had a great turnout last night at our AGM.   The executive board would like to extend thanks to our special guests Councillor Karen Ras and Peel Regional Police Constable Taryn Hill (11 Division Community Liaison Officer) for presenting at the meeting.  

If you signed up at the meeting last night and you have not already done so, please remember to register for a member account on our website so we can add you to our member only email list. 

We covered a number of topics that included:

Board Member Election:  The position of President, Treasurer and Member-At-Large were up for election.  We welcome Tricia Leone as the newest member taking on the position previously held by Catherine Bourelle.    Thank you, Catherine, for your devotion to the LPWRA while on the board. 

  • President - Alex Ragozzino 
  • Vice-President - Leanne Swayze
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Lisa Defrancesco
  • Treasurer - Michelle DeMarco
  • Secretary - Sandra Edmonds
  • Member at Large - Tricia Leone

Safety & Security:  We covered a wide variety of topics.  Stay tuned for updates on plans to hold a Security Fair, where we invite the Peel Regional Police to present more details of some of the items we discussed.

Social Media Channels Launched:  We are pleased to announce the launch of a Twitter and Facebook account.   We welcome you to follow us.

If you missed the meeting last night, we will be posting the presentation on our member-only bulletin board in the coming days.    Now is a great time to join if you already haven't done so!

 

Our Annual General Meeting is being held:

Thursday, October 19, 2017  • 7:30 pm  || St. Luke School Library

All residents of Lorne Park Watercolours are welcome to attend to become members.   Our current agenda includes two guest speakers:   Councillor Karen Ras and Peel Regional Police Constable Taryn Hill (11 Division Community Liaison Officer).  We will also be holding elections for 3 of the 6 executive positions.  Only members in good standing are permitted to vote.  

We kindly request for you to join or renew prior to the meeting to minimize our administration work and prevent delays starting the meeting.   If you sign up but prefer to pay by cash or cheque, we will be accepting payments prior to the meeting.   Credit card payments are accepted online only.  

SIGN UP   or  RENEW

For help, renewing follow these 5 EASY STEPS.    Additional self-help instructions are available here:  Tutorials

Watercolours Incorporated 5

Back in August 2015, a film crew shot scenes for a Pilot for a TV series co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The series called “Incorporated” recently began airing on Showcase in Canada and SyFy Channel in the US.  You can catch scenes in the very first episode, featuring some familar areas!

If you are interested in seeing the show, it is available for viewing online here:  http://www.showcase.ca/incorporated

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Santa Visiting Watercolours For The Compass

UPDATE:  The food and toy collection on Sunday was a tremendous success thanks to the many volunteers and generous neighbours in our amazing community.   With your help we were able to deliver approximately 2000 pounds of goodies to help families in need!