Notice of Community Roundtable next month

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The North Grenville Times and the Mayor’s Office will host a Community Roundtable next month to give all community stakeholders the opportunity to engage in productive discussion. The meeting will be chaired by Brian KcKee (who serves as Chair for the Kemptville Campus Board of Directors), with lunch provided free of charge, courtesy of the Mayor’s Office.

The purpose of the meeting will be for community members to share ideas, experiences and thoughts as activists in the community. Through this open discussion, it is hoped that partnerships and synergies will form, while creative solutions to common challenges are sought, and solutions can be found to avoid the duplication of efforts and promote more effective and impactful achievement of common goals.

Discussions will be recorded and reported back to participants to ensure that issues are not simply left on the shelf but are part of an ongoing exchange. “We recognise that this may require more than one meeting and hope that this initial Roundtable can become a more regular event,” added Marguerite Boyer of the Times.

Participants are asked to send no more than one or two delegates on behalf of their organisation. Also, in advance of the meeting, participants are encouraged to send a brief description of their organisation, as well as its key activities, structure and financing. This can be disseminated to all participants before the meeting to help ensure that participants are pre-acquainted.

Possible topics of discussion include:

– fundraising: innovative ideas, successes (and failures), sources of new funding,

– communication: between groups and within the community,

– volunteers: engaging help and sharing resources, and

– inclusivity: reaching out to all in our community.

Other agenda items are welcome. For more information, or to RSVP or send additional agenda items, please contact Maggie at [email protected]. A full agenda will be forwarded to participants before the meeting which will take place on Wednesday, January 10th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, in Suite A of the Municipal Centre. See you there!

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