Lakeview Really, Really Needs a Community Program Coordinator. Really!

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I posted this up a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t get any responses.  Perhaps the title was a little too positive.  Truth is, we’re in a real bind in LCA land — without a Program Coordinator we don’t have any winter programs next year.  Yikes!  Please help us out!

We don’t run a ton of recreational programs over the fall and winter, but the programs we do run are quite popular. Our Learn to Skate, Mini Mites Hockey and Power Skating programs get our kids active and on the ice and our fitness classes and indoor power cycling classes help the grown ups keep pace with the kids.

These programs exist for three main reasons. First and foremost, it’s because people in the community enjoy the programs. If we didn’t have people attend, we simply wouldn’t offer them.

Second, it’s because we have great instructors who design and deliver the programs. If we didn’t have Sherry Thompson running Learn to Skate year after year, or Rhonda Collins setting exercise routines and keeping us inspired, there would be no programs either.

But there’s a third and equally important point to this, and it’s the LCA Program Coordinator. That’s the person who books the venues, works with the program delivery folk to set dates, writes up the announcements for the newsletters and websites, and generally oversees the programs to make sure the instructors are happy and the programs are meeting the needs of the community.

The Program Coordinator is very important role — with a good coordinator, everything runs like clockwork and everyone is happy. Without a coordinator, phones start ringing as people are locked out of schools, confused about dates, or unsure of what the program is all about.

James Holtom has been running LCA Programs for the past couple years, even after moving to Lang, Saskatchewan a year ago. He’s finally stepping down to focus on his new town and the LCA is looking for a someone (or a team) to step forward and fill in this important gap.

If you think community based recreational programs are important, and make the fall and winter season more enjoyable, then now is the time to step forward! Please email chairperson@lcaregina.ca and let your name stand. We’ll be reviewing all applicants in April and May as we form our executive team for the next year.

Don’t wait! Email chairperson@lcaregina.ca now!

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Photo Credits: M@rg and lilit

Local Library Literary Logs = Large Loonies for Little Lads and Lasses

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After receiving four emails this week about this contest,  you just know it’s post-worthy…

For the second year, kids across our fair city will be competing in the Regina Public Library‘s Mayor’s Mega-Minute Reading Challenge.  The challenge is for kids aged 5-15 to read a combined 10 million minutes during the merry month of May.  

All your child needs to do is pick up a Reading Log at any RPL branch or at the contest website (or just download the reading log here) and keep track of how much you read every day.  You can read on your own or organize your classroom or a group of friends.

Make sure to keep your Reading Log up to date  since they’ll be drawing 15 prizes each week, and at the end of the month, they’ll be drawing for some huge grand prizes including electronics, bikes and a trip to California!

Find out all you need to know by talking to your local librarian or head over to the Mayor’s Reading Challenge website.

Home page photo by paulham Others from the Regina Public Library.

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Date Change for Next LCA Meeting — Tuesday, April 21

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We’re really looking forward to Easter Week around our house as it’s a chance to relax a bit after a very busy winter.  But the week has wreaked a little havoc on our regular LCA meeting so we’re moving it by a week and a day to accomodate everyone’s schedules.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7PM.  The location has changed this month only since Lakeview School is booked.   I don’t want to post my home address on the internet (we’re likely having the meeting at my place) so if you want to attend, drop me an email and I’ll give you my address.   Seriously, we’d love to have you and will give you the most comfortable seat in the house.

It’ll be a fun meeting as we’re starting to plan our fall programs (yes, it starts already!) and will be discussing our annual LCA Scholarship.    That’s in addition to the usual fun of learning what’s going on around the neighbourhood.  It’s a great way to spend a Tuesday evening, so come out and join us!

 

Photo Credit: lambdachialpha on Flickr

Here’s Your Chance! Get Involved in Community Programs

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We don’t run a ton of recreational programs over the fall and winter, but the programs we do run are quite popular.  Our Learn to Skate, Mini Mites Hockey and Power Skating programs get our kids active and on the ice and our fitness classes and indoor power cycling classes help the grown ups keep pace with the kids.  

These programs exist for three main reasons.  First and foremost, it’s because people in the community enjoy the programs.  If we didn’t have people attend, we simply wouldn’t offer them.

Second, it’s because we have great instructors who design and deliver the programs.  If we didn’t have Sherry Thompson running Learn to Skate year after year, or Rhonda Collins setting exercise routines and keeping us inspired, there would be no programs either.

But there’s a third and equally important point to this, and it’s the LCA Program Coordinator.  That’s the person who books the venues, works with the program delivery folk to set dates, writes up the announcements for the newsletters and websites, and generally oversees the programs to make sure the instructors are happy and the programs are meeting the needs of the community.

The Program Coordinator is very important role — with a good coordinator, everything runs like clockwork and everyone is happy.  Without a coordinator, phones start ringing as people are locked out of schools, confused about dates, or unsure of what the program is all about.

James Holtom has been running LCA Programs for the past couple years, even after moving to Lang, Saskatchewan a year ago.  He’s finally stepping down to focus on his new town and the LCA is looking for a someone (or a team) to step forward and fill in this important gap.

If you think community based recreational programs are important, and make the fall and winter season more enjoyable, then now is the time to step forward!  Please email chairperson@lcaregina.ca and let your name stand.  We’ll be reviewing all applicants in April and May as we form our executive team for the next year.

Don’t wait!  Email chairperson@lcaregina.ca now!

Heading out for a spring walk and not sure what you see?  Things change fast around here!  Sign up for LCA Email Updates and you’ll never miss a thing!

Photo Credits:  M@rg and lilit