Programs Chair Position Available

We are looking to fill a vacancy on our board of directors for the volunteer position of Programs Director. Programs Director is responsible for organizing events and developing and curating on-going programming at our Community Space.

Please send your resume and a small paragraph about why you’d like to join the DECL team to info@decl.org. Application deadline is January 29.

Position Title: Programs Director /Event Coordinator

Authority

  • The board of directors is the legal authority for the Downtown Edmonton Community League (“DECL”).

Term of Office

  • Term of office is 2 years.
  • Weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours.

General Duties/Requirements

  • A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
  • Commit to the work of the organization.
  • Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
  • Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the league’s mission.
  • Orient new board members.
  • Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
  • Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
  • Participate in the development of the league’s organizational plan, annual review and budget.
  • Approve the budget and other financial matters.
  • Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
  • Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.

Responsibilities of PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

  • Works with the City Community Recreation Coordinators (CRCs).
  • Is Chair of the Programs Committee and works with the other members of that committee
  • Prepares and reviews policy and procedures related to programs and social activities
  • Is “point person” or main contact for DECL’s main events/membership drives, the Pancake Breakfast and Cornfest, as well as smaller events.
  • Determines which programs will be offered to the community, then arranges for instructors and accommodation.
  • Establishes process for approving new programming proposals
  • Makes recommendations to the board.
  • Coordinates marketing of events with Communications Chair
  • Coordinates rental of DECL space with Facilities Coordinator
  • Prepares budget and financial reports for the treasurer
  • Arranges payments to instructors and keeps appropriate records.

Holiday Mixer – December 10

Join us for DECL’s annual Holiday Mixer, a time for downtown residents and community league members to celebrate living downtown and meet other members of your neighbourhood. A time to be merry!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
7-10 pm
DECL Community Space – 10042 103 Street

If you’d like to bring some holiday baking, feel free to share! Light refreshments and seasonal beverages provided. Cash bar also available.

We will also be collecting donations of winter clothes – touques, gloves, scarves, new socks – for Boyle Street Community Services. Bring your unused winter clothes items to help decorate our tree!

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Regular General Meeting – November 19

Join us for another General Meeting for DECL members. We will be getting together to discuss the on-going business of the league and downtown issues at large.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:30 pm – Registration & refreshments
7:00 pm – Meeting
DECL Community Space (10042 103 Street)

It’s your chance to find out what’s going on in your community, share your thoughts, questions, and ideas, and meet your neighbours!

Representatives from Edmonton Public Library will be on hand to discuss upcoming evolution of the Stanley A. Milner Library. Boyle Street Community Services will also be discussing the services they provide and potential expansion plans.

We will also be presenting updated bylaws for DECL. Small text changes were made to the bylaws of 2012 to conform with requirements set out by Service Alberta. Updating these bylaws will allow us to apply for further funding opportunities such as a casino license.

$5 2015-2016 DECL Memberships will be available at the door. Light refreshments & cash bar will be available.

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Alex Decoteau Park Update Meeting

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We will be hosting a Park Committee night Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at our office, 10042-103st.

We will be reviewing everything to date for the development of Alex Decoteau Park (NW corner of 105 St & 102 Ave), organizing working committees for the community garden and off leash dog areas, as well as creating a steering committee to oversee the development and operation of the park. Please feel free to drop in and join the group!

CornFest 2015

Join us as we celebrate Community League Day at CornFest 2015!

When: Saturday, September 19, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Beaverhills House Park (Jasper Avenue & 105 Street)!

Enjoy free Alberta corn-on-the-cob, crafts for kids, and music. Come on down and meet your downtown neighbours!

Find our DECL booth and get your 2015-16 $5 membership! Renewing members will be entered for door prizes!

If you’d like to help out by volunteering, please contact us at my_decl@telus.net.

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Al Fresco Pancake Breakfast

Join us for our annual pancake breakfast, this year coinciding with return of the Al Fresco Block Party on 4th Street Promenade!

When: Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: DECL Community Space, 10042 103 Street NW

$2 breakfast goes to support the on-going programming efforts of DECL. We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Edmonton Food Bank!

Stay and enjoy the rest of the day at the City Market 9 am-3 pm, and Al Fresco Block Party & Fundraiser from 4-10 pm!

We need your help! If you’d like to volunteer for the pancake breakfast, please message us or email us at my_decl@telus.net!

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Summer BBQ Social

Join us for a Summer BBQ Social on Thursday, July 9, 6-8 pm at our DECL Community Space!

This informal gathering is a chance to meet other Downtown residents, chat with members of the league, and enjoy our beautiful Edmonton summers!

Vegetarian options will be available. If you’d like to bring a side dish or desert to share, please feel free!

There is no cost to attend. $5 2015-2016 DECL memberships will be available. Cash bar.

If you can make it, please RSVP to my_decl@telus.net by July 7.

Cheers,
The DECL Board

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Facility Coordinator Position Available

Job Listing! Facility Coordinator Position Available.

DECL is looking for someone to help manage our Community Space! This 80 person facility is available to the Downtown community-at-large, and we need someone to help us achieve our goals and work along side the Board of Directors to manage the space. A successful applicant would be responsible for:

– Managing the rental of the space, including taking inquiries and booking the space
– Manage all aspect of the rentals – rental agreements, liability insurance, rental monies, etc.
– Create and manage a strategy for increasing rentals of the space
– Establish and build relationships with current and prospective users of the space.
– Clean the facility as required
– Work closely with the Board on any issues related to facilities management of the space.
– Attending regular board meetings and provide regular updates to the board

The position is a part-time commission based role. Applicant ideally currently resides Downtown or close proximity to.

A successful candidate will have:
– Demonstrated ability for creative/strategic thinking and innovative problem solving and analytical skills
– A solid understanding of print and digital media strategy
– Excellent communication (oral and written) and public speaking skills
– Be comfortable working in a fast-paced and exciting entrepreneurial environment
– The ability to travel and to attend events outside of normal business hours
– Ability to work closely and collaboratively with a volunteer board and organization
– A passion for Community Building

If you’re interested, please email your resume to my_decl@telus.net by end of day, Friday, June 19, 2015.

Outdoor Community Swim Program

We are pleased to announce DECL’s participation in the Outdoor Summer Community Swim Program, at locations around central Edmonton, FREE with your DECL membership!


FREE community swim times are as follows:

Oliver Outdoor Pool —
June 14 – Sept 6, 2015: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool —
May 31 – August 28, 2015: Sunday & Tuesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mill Creek Outdoor Pool —
May 30 – Sept 6, 2015: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool —
May 30 – August 29, 2015: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To purchase a current $5 DECL Membership, please visit efcl.org.