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committees

Volunteer Committees

The Bowness Committee Association achieves its strategic priorities through the work done by volunteers on our volunteer committees.

These volunteer run committees are essential to getting feedback from the community, staying in tune with the needs of Bowness, and completing Board deliverables.

What is it?

The Finance Committee is tasked with the regular review of internally and externally prepared financial statements, budgets, cash balances and assets, operating and capital grants, and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies such as the CRA and internal financial policies. The committee provides input and feedback in identifying any areas of financial concern, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding financial matters of the BCA, and provides open avenues of communication among management, employees, external and internal audits, and the Board of Directors.

When are meetings?

Meetings are held monthly, on the Tuesday before each board meeting at 6:00pm.

How do I join?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. Ideal committee members have some knowledge of finance and/or accoounting.

What is it?

Are you passionate about local arts and want to help us make the BCA ARTS Program sustainable for years to come? Join the ARTS Program Committee! In addition to helping decide who will join the ARTS program, committee members also have the opportunity to help us make the BCA ARTS Program sustainable for years to come, through fund development, grants and sponsorship, any ideas that the group may have. Experience in the arts and/or fund development is welcome, but not required.

When are meetings?

Will first meet in late February, with number of meetings determined by the group at that time. Meetings are called by BCA Community Development Coordinator Tess Van Den Bosch and BCA Board member Jessica Clark.

How do I ioin?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. Residents of Bowness, Montgomery, or Greenwood Village are welcome to join.

What is it?

Are you a writer, photographer, proofreader, interviewer, or storyteller? Join the Communications Committee to get involved in the creation of the Bowest'ner and other online content for the BCA.

The committee collaborates to create content for the Bowest'ner and online BCA channels (blog, social media, etc.) Article assignments and publishing decisions are at the discretion of the Editor and Communications Coordinator and participation in the committee does not guarantee placement of all submitted content.

When are meetings?

Meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7pm every two months to coincide with the Bowest'ner production schedule.

How do | join?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch with our communications coordinator and sit in on our next committee meeting. 

What is it?

The Garden Committee oversees the general operation of the community garden located at the Bowness Community Association. The Committee will govern and manage the garden and its members, including operation and maintenance of the physical garden space and any related infrastructure. 

We are looking for new helping hands in 2024 to support the garden in the areas of Events, Communication, Finance, Maintenance and Safety, and Membership.

Want to learn more? Get in touch at garden@mybowness.com

When are meetings?

Meetings are set on an as-needed basis, with a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per month.

How do I join?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. When ready, you may organize with the Garden Committee to attend the next meeting.

What is it?

The Events Committee reviews upcoming BCA events and plans activities for those events. They also come up with new event ideas, support events through fundraising and recruiting volunteers, as well as volunteer before, during, and after events.

When are meetings?

Meetings take place quarterly and dates, times, and locations are announced in the BCA e-newsletter and Bowest'ner newsletter. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

How do I join?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.

What is it?

The Facility Committee is tasked with supporting BCA staff in overseeing the maintenance of the Bowness Community Centre and Arena including lifecycle planning, preventative maintenance contracts and recommendations, and renovation projects.
 

When are meetings?

Meetings are set on an as-needed basis, with a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per month.

How do I join?

Volunteers with relevant experience in maintenance, lifecycle management, or building operations can Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.

What is it?

The Human Resources (HR) & Nominating Committee facilitates a formal, rigorous and transparent procedure for the recruitment, assessment and appointment of directors to the Board, including identifying any potential conflicts of interest of potential candidates, and participating in the initial training of new board members.

Additionally they provide input on BCA policy and procedure related to human resources.

When are meetings?

Meetings are set on an as needed basis.

How do I join?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.

What is it?

The P&DC may take on a number of roles and tasks related to community building, change, and improvement. The P&DC should partake in proactive pursuits such as grass-roots initiatives and projects, however a core function of the P&DC is in reviewing applications for rezoning, subdivision, and development permits.

The P&DC performs an advisory role, and comments on how a proposed development fits into the community, and where possible, suggests changes which could make the proposed development more compatible. Neither the BCA nor the P&DC have a formal jurisdiction or authority in planning matters.

When are meetings?

Meetings take place monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, unless the first falls on a wednesday, in which case the meeting is moved to the 2nd wednesday of the month. The time commitment is roughly 2-3 hours per month.

How do I join?

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch, receive the details about the upcoming meeting, and get introduced to the committee. To become a member, volunteers must attend 5 of 10 consecutive meetings.

What is it?

Ripples is a community grant program focused on resident-led projects for those living in Bowness, Greenwood Village, and Montgomery. The purpose of the grant is to build vibrant and resilient communities through activated residents within these neighbourhoods.

The Ripples Committee endeavours to be comprised of three or more volunteer resident members, with at least one resident from each of the communities of Bowness, Greenwood Village and Montgomery. The Committee will remain open for residents to join at any time of the year.

Duties:
- Ripples Committee members review Ripples applications in an objective and timely manner; providing feedback that may be useful to strengthen a proposed project, using discretion to determine applications fit the Granting Criteria, and collectively determining outcomes.
- Periodically reviewing the program and granting criteria.

When are meetings?

Generally Mondays. For 2024, posted on our website at https://mybowness.com/ripples/

How do I join?

Contact Tess at tvandenbosch@mybowness.com

Interested in volunteering on a Bowness Community Association Committee?

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