BCA Community Update – August
There’s no better way to celebrate all things Bownesian than by
getting involved in our community.
Meet new people and make new friends
Experience new challenges
Raise awareness and support important community issues
Develop professional networks
Gain experience in a variety of roles
Explore different career and job opportunities
Current Volunteer Opportunities
BCA Communications Working Group – Got a flair with words? Do your friends call you a Twitter fanatic or Facebook junkie? Like to fool around with websites or photograph people in the park? Join us! We are a creative group of people that are trying to connect with our fellow residents and take over the world – Bowness style! Our first get together of the year is September 17, 2012, 7 – 8 pm at the Bowness Community Centre in the Main Floor Meeting Room. We will discuss different projects we’re working on and share ideas.
BCA Youth Cadre – We have the money, we have an idea, but we need help! Get your teenagers off the couch and into the community. Together we’ll plan THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY!!!
…And as always there are ongoing opportunities for enthusiastic individuals that want to use existing skills or work on new ones, have fun and make a difference. These include Events, The Bowest’ner, and Board Members.
Sign up for any of these opportunities at the BCA office at 403-288-8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. See all of these exciting events and opportunities in The Bownest’ner, online at www.mybowness.com or like us on Facebook to get the updates in your newsfeed: www.facebook.com/mybowness.
Share your talents with us!
Contact the BCA today and help this community we love so much
be even better.
As always there are ongoing opportunities for enthusiastic individuals that want to use existing skills or work on new ones, have fun and make a difference. These include Events, Communications, The Bowest’ner, Youth, and Board Members. Contact email@example.com or phone 403-288-8300 for full details!
THE NESSIE’S ARE COMING!!! THE NESSIE’S ARE COMING!!!
The Nessie’s are the Spirit of Bowness volunteerism awards given out at our Annual General Meeting in October. We’re actively seeking nominations from the community in three areas:
“The Nessie” for outstanding volunteer contribution to the Bowness Community Association,
“The Neighbourhood Nessie” for outstanding volunteer contribution within Bowness,
“The Tribal Nessie” for outstanding volunteer contribution to Bowness by an organization operating in Bowness.
If you know of someone that has made a significant contribution to you or your organization give us a call or drop by the office for a nomination form. For full details contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Questions? Comments? Contact us at:
Office: 7904 43 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 4P9
Volunteer Email: email@example.com
Event Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is better when it’s shared
Have you ever had to clean the house all by yourself? Or rake all those leaves in the fall? What about that project at work that took you hours and hours until you thought it was never going to get done? All of that would have been a whole lot easier if someone had offered to help. What did Mom use to say, “Many hands make short work?”
Like around the house or work, communities also need many hands to be the places where we all want to live, work and play.
Bowness needs your help.
The Bowness Community Association is a vibrant group of people that are committed to enhancing our community spirit by celebrating the uniqueness, diversity and history of Bowness. We need your help to do this. We have many volunteer opportunities that need your talent, skills and most of all your enthusiasm.
Come share it with us:
There are a gazillion ways for you to take an active role in your community. Most of the opportunities can either be a one-time commitment or an ongoing commitment depending on your schedule. It’s your call. You can use your special talents in any way, shape or form, making your contribution in a truly unique way. Are you looking to develop your special talents? Do you need experience in your future field? Want to try something new in a positive environment? Give us a call. You might surprise yourself with all your hidden talents!
================================================================================ The Bowest’ner
This bi-monthly newsletter is the leading voice for Bowness residents, the Bowness Community Association and local businesses. Diverse talents are an essential ingredient to share our stories. You can contribute as much or as little as your time allows. The editorial committee is always on the lookout for contributors:
- Graphic artists
Do you have a vision of what Bowness could truly be? Do you want to make a lasting contribution to your wonderful community? Well, what are you waiting for? The Bowness Community Association needs a variety of people with a no-holds-barred attitude to create their vision. Experience is not necessary but enthusiasm is. If you are full of Bownesian pride, are committed to change and development, we need your help to fill one of the following opportunities:
- Vice President
- Director Positions
Work by Committee!
There are several community committees that provide the City of Calgary and the BCA with valuable input. These committees are always looking for more members to bolster their ranks. The committees meet on varying schedules. If you have passion for any of the following areas, your talents are critically needed:
- Ripples Assessment Committee
- Social Media/Web Committee
- Event Planning Committee
- Sponsorship Committee
- Membership Committee
- Volunteer Committee
- Marketing/Public Relations Committee
Youth Committee Members
The BCA represents all community members and this includes our citizens of tomorrow. If you interested in Youth initiatives, are full of Bownesian pride, and committed to change and development, we need your help to establish a Youth Committee. This committee’s mandate will be to:
- Advise the board on Youth issues
- Plan and implement Youth centred activities
- Recruit Youth Volunteers
- Help build relationships between the BCA and other community organizations
A community association needs many people to keep programs and events running smoothly. We need people to help with the everyday things like filing and administrative tasks, taking minutes, contacting volunteers and greeting members. Many times all we need is a friendly face to represent us at events or help us stuff media packages. Even if you only have a couple of hours now and then you could make a very real difference in your community and how your community association works. If you like to talk to people, keep things running in top notch condition or need an opportunity to grow your skills in a specific area, we need your help.