OOECA 2018 fall membership campaign

ottawa-east-community-association-logoBy Suzanne Johnston

As Old Ottawa East (OOE) continues to transform itself, OOE has many new residents to welcome. The fall campaign for 2018 memberships starts in early September and draws to a close at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 14, 2017.

For all new residents, the OOECA welcomes you. For existing residents we look forward to continuing to see you at community events and meetings.

Starting in September an OOECA volunteer will come to your door. They will ask you to either renew your existing membership or sign up and become a member of the Old Ottawa East Community Association. We hope you will sign up. An annual household membership costs $3. What else can you buy for $3 these days? This small annual fee pays for association expenses, various community events as well as the hosting of our ever changing OOECA website. If no one comes to your door, it could mean that no one has signed up to canvass your street or they have missed you. If you would like to inquire about the canvasser for your street or would like to sign up to canvass your street, please contact Suzanne Johnston at suzanne.johnston@sympatico.ca.

As OOE embarks on this exciting period of growth and change, we hope that you and your family will be involved. It is your community, make sure you come out and have your say.

At the time of writing, we are looking for canvassers for the following streets:

North End:
Harvey
Echo – North of the Queensway to the Canal
Main – North of the Queensway

South West:
Echo-Clegg to Riverdale
Mutchmor Road

Central:
Echo – South of Immaculata to Clegg
Hazel
Main – Immaculata to Clegg

The time commitment for membership canvassers is quite minimal, usually only two or three hours, and involves the following:

  • Go door-to-door on a sunny day on your appointed street to hand out notices for the Annual General Meeting and either renew or sign up new households for membership in our community association for $3.00.
  • Finishing your canvass and turning in your canvass kit to the Zone Captain by the end of October.
  • Meeting new people on your street – always interesting.
  • Attending a wine and cheese get together for all the Canvassers and Captains hosted by the membership chair the first week of November – Best part!!

OOE is fortunate to have an engaged community and over the years our Community Association, with great input from residents, developed a well thought out Community Design Plan committed to maintaining the heritage of Old Ottawa East. As OOE takes on its new shape the community can be proud that the integrity of the plan has been respected by developers and the City of Ottawa. As the neighborhood continues to evolve we look forward to having new residents and current residents participate in the growth and change in this wonderful community.

Suzanne Johnston is Chair of the OOECA membership committee.

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