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Malakwa Community Association Agenda

Please plan to attend the Malakwa Community Association Meetings held at the Malakwa School Library.  Time 7:00 p.m.  New members are always welcome.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  There will be no association meeting held in December.  Please note this change from our normal meeting date for our January, 2018 meeting.

Our agenda for the upcoming January 11, 2017  meeting  is as follows:

Welcome and Call to Order

Minutes of our previous meeting and Motion to Adopt

Financial Report and Motion to Adopt

Correspondence

Guest Speaker  – Rhona Martin (Director CSRD)

Re. Proposal for a 5 year management lease  for the Malakwa School Building (Learning Centre).

At the September, October and November meetings Rhona Martin has provided information about the government funding available to keep the doors open and programs available at the Malakwa Learning Centre.  We have invited Rhona to provide a final session of information before the Community Association membership votes on supporting a 5 year management lease with School District No. 83.

It is of utmost importance that all association members and interested community members attend the January 11th meeting.  A decision will be made regarding the Malakwa Community Association entering into a 5 year agreement with North Okanagan School District No. 83 to lease the school building.  Funding for the 5 year lease agreement would be coming from grants through the CSRD.  The Malakwa School Centre presently houses the Malakwa Learning Academy; Malakwa Resource Centre; Malakwa Post Office; Malakwa Library and is presently hosting an Okanagan College Business Course.    The building is maintained by many community volunteers and is a very busy centre. CSRD representative Director Rhona Martin  will be at the January 11th meeting to explain the process and to answer any questions.

Project Updates

  1. malakwa.ca website
  2. Centennial Park
  3. Yard Creek Campground

Community Updates

  1. Fire Department
  2. Learning Centre and Playschool
  3. Regional District

New Business – January 11, 2018:

 

Motion to Adjourn

Recent Community Projects:

The Community Hall floor will soon be covered with sand to protect it from frost.

Malakwa Centennial Park – Work will continue on the inside of the concession booth.

Malakwa Thrift Shop has closed for the season it will  reopen each Thursday, 10:00 – 4:00 in the spring

Yard Creek Camp Ground  is closed for the season.  The Camp Ground had a busy season, revenue reflected the campfire ban and no firewood was sold this summer.

Malakwa Preschool is open the Preschool is very active and welcomes new families.

The Malakwa Resource Centre reminds everyone that the Food Bank is open and Christmas Hampers will be available to those who apply.

Rhona Martin gave updates on CSRD projects in Malakwa.  The new park behind the Malakwa Firehall is almost complete and will open in November with some work still to be completed in the spring.

The Annual General Meeting was held.  Directors are in place.   Community Association business will continue to take place during the 2017-2018 year.  New members are always welcome and Malakwa Community members are encouraged to join the Association and help with the many projects that are happening!  Membership is only $10.00 per year.  The Association contributes to many community projects throughout the year and maintains the Malakwa website www.malakwa.ca