Feb. 27, 2021.
Spring is nearly upon us and with that said we have just wrapped up a great AGM. Unlike our AGMs of the past we had to go virtual. With that said we had a fantastic turnout and I would like to thank all the community members in attendance.
I don’t think anyone would have predicted the last year we’ve had and much like the world around us our Association had to adjust. The pandemic saw us cancelling an Easter egg hunt, a Jellybean dance, and a few other events planned for the community. This changed our plans obviously, but didn’t hold us down. We were able to plan a few activities in these times. With a first responders parade, window scavenger hunts, Ninja Neighbours with Niceness campaign, and finally a Christmas Light display contest the year had some activities we could participate in.
The community garden was able to be set up and a successful year of growing was had. It was amazing to see all the beauty the garden brings to the community. We look forward to another season of bountiful gardens!
We are going into 2021 with hope and positivity that we can find our way back to normalcy. We have a new Board of Directors with some familiar faces and some new faces joining us. The board is at a full 9 member team of volunteers and we are excited to get work on representing our community of Heritage Hills.
Our mission is the Heritage Hills Community Association listens to the needs of the community and strives to provide events and projects that enhance involvement, connection, and quality of life to all residents. The HHCA advocates for the residents with a strong voice while modeling
respect, honesty, and responsibility as a transparent and accountable organization.
I want to encourage you to get involved. We will have many opportunities to be involved once we return to normalcy. Whether it is joining the Community Garden Committee, volunteering at events, or bringing forward other ideas or initiatives we can look to bring to the community.
Jason Blanchette, HHCA President
The board has been hard at work organizing our Annual General Meeting (AGM); the date for the virtual event is Thursday Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:00pm (to no later than 9:00) . More details will be posted as they are finalized!
A Google Meeting “Link” will be posted on the HHCA and The Heritage Hills Community Facebook Pages at least one day before the meeting. If you are not able to access the links on Facebook then please email: email@example.com and you will be emailed the link.
All paid/active members will be sent the Agenda/Meeting Link Invite/details on how the virtual meeting will be handled.
If your membership is NOT PAID for 2021 PLEASE pay before the meeting so you can vote. Email Interac e-Transfer (with your name, address, phone number) can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org Or use this email for any questions. Memberships can be paid right up to the meeting time!
Paid members have voting rights and can run for any position on the board. If you have any questions reach out to email@example.com More details to follow in the following weeks leading up to the event!
Heritage Hills Community
1) This AGM is for all residents of the Heritage Hills. Only active members Community Association (paid up for the 2021 year) may participate in running for board positions, and to vote.
-We have provided members with a link to the meeting. We ask that you do not forward this link to others as we try to keep the business of the HHCA limited to members of our community. Please contact a board member if you think extending an invitation to a specific individual is appropriate.
-We STRONGLY encourage everyone to pay their membership BEFORE the day of the meeting. This ensures your receipt and confirmation, and makes it easier for us to keep track of attendees.
– Our team will work in the background to confirm attendees at the start of the AGM. You may purchase your $10/household membership at the start of the meeting if you haven’t already done so (please consider this will take some time and attention away from the start of the meeting – we don’t want you to miss anything).
-We ask that only one computer/device per household be used to view the meeting. This helps us to confirm member household.
2) We ask that all attendees please keep our device on “mute” to minimize background noise and interruptions. The moderator has the ability to mute all, but all individuals have the ability to un-mute themselves at any time. We ask for patience and courtesy.
-Please use the “raise hand” option on your device, or type your question in the Comments section.
1) The moderator will design questions for voting throughout the meeting.
-Please vote! Remember, one vote per household, not per individual (as defined in our by-laws).
-The results of these votes can be seen by all as a percentage immediately after votes are cast. The record of individuals who voted is only available at the end of the session. This means that voting seems anonymous in the moment, but a digital record is created.
2) The capabilities of the platform are limited, so those attendees participating by phone cannot participate in this voting method.
-Instead, we may ask for a verbal vote and add it to the count (?) or you may add your vote
1) Please use the “Comments” section of the platform for any questions.
-You may write your questions at any time during the meeting and our team will do our best to share the question and prepare timely responses.
-We plan to have a Q&A portion to the meeting after our presentations and business is complete.
Please check out our Facebook group page “HHCA” or the “Heritage Hills Community” group page for any last minute information.
Thanks to all who entered, voted, and enjoyed the true spirit of a Christmas Light event. The winner (back of Heritage Bay) was the backyard classic light display, including deer, and soothing music for the passersby on the path up the hill near Heritage Vista. A sign proclaiming the first place prize was presented to the owners, John and Charlene Caldwell. Merry Christmas to all of Heritage Hills. -From the Heritage Hills Community Association board.
Please! email transfer/Interac your annual H.H. Community Assoc. $10 fee, with your Name/Email/Home Address and any other names in your household, to firstname.lastname@example.org
New this week
One of the best ways to limit the spread is to maintain physical distance from others. Use this handy chart for activities that help you do that. (And remember: it’s PHYSICAL distance, not SOCIAL distance — we want people to stay connected socially, just not in person!) Please share.
A recent post on the Town’s Facebook page pointed the community to a new Shop Cochrane Facebook page where news about local retailers and service providers is being shared.
“No doubt these are uncertain times for all of us and that includes business” says Mayor Jeff Genung. “The Town of Cochrane is working to assist our local business community and we’re committed to doing our part through this challenging time.”
The new Facebook page dedicated to sharing what Cochrane businesses are doing in the community to continue supporting and serving residents was launched earlier this week.
Residents are being encouraged to show their support in variety of ways: visit the page for information or check favourite local shops’ websites to see what they are offering.
Business owners are invited to share information about adjustments to services; businesses can also email email@example.com. Cochrane Business Development is also connecting local businesses with provincial and federal resources on cochrane.ca/BusinessDev.
The Town is reminding everyone that we can get through this difficult time if we work together.
Please feel free to contact us with comments, questions, opinions, suggestions and helpful information. All of the Board of Directors and committees are listed under our Board / Contact Page. Please contact the appropriate individual.
Or use this general Information link and we will attempt to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have suggestions, material, comments regarding “The View” our HHCA Website please contact the Communications Director: David Chidley email@example.com