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April 2024 TRIBUNE

Galetta Community Association

 

The Tribune

Welcome to the digital version of the Galetta Tribune.  If you are receiving this newsletter you are a paid member of the Galetta Community Association, or have asked to be put on our mailing list, or are on our VIP list [lucky you].

Please forward this email newsletter to your neighbours and friends in Galetta, Vydon Acres/Morris Island and Marshall Bay and encourage them to join our mailing list at http://galetta.info/in-contact.
 
Meetings
 

At the February meeting of members of the Galetta Community Association it was decided to hold member’s meetings every second month. Meetings of members for the rest of 2024 will be held on April 22, June 24, August 26 and October 28.  There will be no meeting in December.  Members may bring concerns or suggestions to the attention of the Board of Directors at any time by contacting Executive or Board members directly or emailing us from the contact page on our websitehttp://galetta.info/in-contact. 

The next meeting of members will be held on April 22 at 7 pm at the Community Center.
 
New Programs
Chair Yoga
 
We are offering a 6-session chair yoga class with Galetta resident Sandra Mutter on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm beginning on May 1st. The cost is $60 for the full 6 sessions or $15 on a drop-in basis. Payment can be made at the first class.  Please register by using the form at http://galetta.info/in-contact.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a water bottle and a blanket.
Computer Tutorial
 Do you or someone you know need help with your computer skills? Terrified to hit the wrong button? No idea where your file went? Sign up for our Basic Computer Course and become the master of your device.  This course is particularly senior-friendly so spread the word to your technology challenged elders.  The course will be offered over 5 hours, May 21st  and 24th from 6 - 8 pm, and a final wrap-up and troubleshooting class on May 28th from 6 -7 pm. The cost of the class is $55.00 and payment can be made by cash or cheque at the first class. Please register by using the form at http://galetta.info/in-contact OR phone  Sandra Mutter at 613- 806-5879.
 
Community yard sale! 
Tentative plans are being made for an area yard sale involving Galetta, Kinburn and Fitzroy Harbour on May 25 with a rain date in early June. Watch What's Up Galetta on Facebook for details.
 
We are getting closer to establishing a community garden.  If you are interested in helping, please  contact us at http://galetta.info/in-contact
 
The Great Galetta Gathering 2024 will take place on Saturday, July 27. Entertainment, food trucks, bouncy castles, kids' games and more!
 
Did you know...

...that when the ice is gone, the rink is available to let Rover run off leash? Great for training your pup or just for play time.  Please respect other dogs and their humans. Complimentary dog poop bags available at the rink entrance gate adjacent to the Sports Building.
 
Questions?  Suggestions?  Get in touch at http://galetta.info/in-contact

The Galetta Tribune March 2024

January Elections Here we are in March, and we are just now talking about the elections we held in January. Hard to believe how quickly time flies. Anyway, we have a new Board of Directors elected at our 2023 Annual General Meeting. I am pleased to announce that all the board members from our old executive were re-elected, and an additional six directors were added to the board to create a more diverse point of view. It is indeed heartening to see so many fresh faces sitting around the table and a relief to see all the old hands back to help keep the ship on an even keel. A list of Directors can be found on our website galetta.info

Jammin Two of our brightest lights on the new Board of Directors have been holding monthly jam sessions on Sunday afternoons at our community centre and no we are not talking about doing up preserves but rather local musicians gathering to just enjoy each other's music. The gathering is small and intimate, but the talent is large. Everyone is welcome regardless of your talent level or the type of instrument you play. Even if you don't play, all are welcome to drop by and have a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the company of neighbours. Watch for notices of upcoming sessions.

Holy Flippin Pancakes Batman That's right folks, we are going to need a superhero in the kitchen on March 24th because we are having a pancake breakfast for the good people of Galetta. Five bucks will get you two pancakes with real maple syrup [supplied by Glen Needham from Needham Farms] and two sausages or two pieces of bacon, a fruit cup and coffee or tea. There will also be the Fitzroy Fire Dept joining us to give the kids a few hints on fire safety and rumour has it they may even bring their fire trucks along with them to show them off to the kids. AND an Easter egg hunt. That's right folks after filling your wee tots full of maple syrup we are sending them off on an Easter egg hunt, let’s just top off that sugar rush with some more chocolate.

Rural Summit Now you may ask, What is a Rural Summit, and you have every right to because it has been 16 years since the last one. This is your opportunity to sound off and let the good folks at city hall know your concerns. It may be anything from roads, to bylaw enforcement, to lack of internet, to school buses, to garbage pick-up, to Hydro One versus Ottawa Hydro. There will be a workshop on the 1st of June to prepare for the main summit in November. To stay on top and informed go to http://ruralsummit2024ward5.info/

To each and every one a safe and HAPPY EASTER Norm


MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 2024 MEETING

At the February meeting of members of the Galetta Community Association it was decided to hold member’s meetings every second month. Meetings of members for the rest of 2024 will be held on April 22, June 24, August 26 and October 28.  There will be no meeting in December.  Members may bring concerns or suggestions to the attention of the Board of Directors at any time by contacting Executive or Board members directly or emailing us from the contact page on our website http://galetta.info/in-contact

Meeting minutes are available by clicking HERE. 


Computer Course for Newbies

  
We are offering a computer course for beginners of all ages. We would like to limit the size of the class so as to offer a more one-on-one touch.

We are looking into acquiring Chromebooks for those that don’t have a laptop available (deposit will be required).

Please contact us at: programs@galetta.info .   Leave your contact info and which evenings you would be available Course time will be approximately 5 hours and cost $60.


A New Board of Directors and Officers

A new Board of Directors for the Galetta Community Association was elected at our Annual General Meeting on Monday January 22, 2024.
Returning Board members are Norm Ross, Barb Jowett, Emily Bahm, Marsha MacGowan, Leah Dean, Peter Shoup and Pat Rose. Newly elected members are Julie Fergusson, Jim Fergusson, Rachel Brace, Andrew Skull, Sue Hierlihy and Terry Hierlihy.
The new Board has named the Officers of our Community Association: Norm Ross as President, Sue Hierlihy as Vice-President, Emily Bahm as Secretary, Peter Shoup as Treasurer and Terry Hierlihy as Chair.

New Constitution and ByLaws

Go HERE to see the current Galetta Community Association Constitution and By-Laws.



New Galetta Community Association FaceBook page


Councillor Kelly's News

The latest news from Councillor Kelly can be found at: https://www.clarkekelly.ca/blog


Earlier editions of "The Tribune"

For earlier editions Earlier editions of "The Tribune," GO HERE


GLBC - THE LATEST NEWS


RURAL SUMMIT 2024 SURVEY IS NOW OPEN

Rural Summit 2024 aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities encountered in our rural areas. Some background information on this Summit is found HERE.

A Rural Summit 2024 survey has been launched.to gather insights from rural communities. Your participation is important as it will help shape the content and focus of our ward-specific workshop scheduled for 1 June. This workshop will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions on local issues and brainstorming solutions.

The outcomes of these ward workshops will be integral in shaping the agenda for the Rural Summit 2024, slated for November. Your input will directly contribute to the development of strategies aimed at enhancing the well-being and prosperity of our rural communities.

Your opinion matters. Please take a few moments to complete the survey using the link: https://engage.ottawa.ca/embeds/projects/37643/survey-tools/45541

 

Contact us at: http://ruralsummit2024ward5.info/Contact-Us

Join our Mail List at: http://ruralsummit2024ward5.info/Join-Mail-List

   Keep informed on Engage.Ottawa at: https://engage.ottawa.ca/rural-summit-2024

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SOME GOOD SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Ward 5 Councillor's Website HERE


Other local Community Associations and Groups HERE


What’s Going on in the Valley HERE


Ottawa Website Rural Directory HERE 

 

 

 

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Community Association Executive

President: Norm Ross

Vice President: Sue Hierlihy

Treasurer: Peter Shoup

Secretary: Emily Bahm

Chair: Terry Hierlihy

Directors: Norm Ross, Barb Jowett, Emily Bahm, Marsha MacGowan, Leah Dean, Peter Shoup, Jim Fergusson, Rachel Brace, Andrew Skull, Sue Hierlihy, Terry Hierlihy

Hall Rentals: Barb Jowett

Hall Maintenance: Norm Ross

Membership: Peter Shoup