Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SUMMARY - MINUTES FOSS STEERING COMMITTEE - NOV, 26/2013



Summary: Minutes of the FOSS Steering Committee Meeting
November 26, 2013
7:00 PM LAMP, 185 5TH Street, Etobicoke

  • Minutes of Steering Committee meetings will be available in summary format to all members via the FOSS blog.
  • All currently paid up members of FOSS are invited to attend the January 21, 2014 meeting of the Steering Committee. Members may discuss and vote on any topic under discussion
  • Summary minutes and event-related information will be sent to all members on the FOSS mailing list.
  •  FOSS has requested increased signage re: off-leash dogs in Colonel Samuel Smith Park (CSSP). Councillor Grimes’ office is in favour of the request and will follow up with city staff. Visitors to CSSP who are concerned about off-leash dogs should call 311 or e-mail 311@toronto.ca
  • Signage wording to discourage off-leash dog walking approved by the Steering Committee is being considered for use in other city parks as well as our own.
  • FOSS has made suggestions for improvements to the off-leash dog park to encourage usage and will informally poll dog owners for their ideas.
  • A new bank account for FOSS will be arranged at the Bloor and Royal York branch of the Bank of Montreal.
  • Future project possibilities discussed include: improvements to off-leash dog park, erection of bird feeders near skating loop, “crowd sourcing” via the web for fund raising, seeking sources for grant funding, spring clean up in late April, and the Bird Festival at the end of May.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

FOSS REORGANIZATION

As part of FOSS's reorganization, twelve members have agreed to serve on a steering committee.  At recent committee meetings, four officers were elected:


President:           Brian Keaveney
Vice-President:   Brian Liberty
Secretary:           Sandra Hawkins
Treasurer:          Monique Fischer

It was agreed that we should maintain a more formal membership list more in line with similar community organizations and that a modest membership fee be charged

The previous post has the new membership form.
  
Please take the time to send us your membership information as soon as possible.

On January 21st. 2014, the scheduled FOSS meeting is open to all members and to anyone who would like to become a member at the meeting.
The meeting will be at LAMP, Room 302 at 7 p.m.  MAP
(185 Fifth Street) 
"Attendees are politely requested to refrain from wearing any scented products to the meeting, including perfume/cologne, after-shave, hair-spray, etc"

FOSS MEMBERSHIP FORM - DEC. 3013

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 FOR A PRINTABLE PDF OF THE FOSS MEMBERSHIP FORM BELOW