Sep 202020
 

We managed to get all of our section done this weekend!  A huge thank you to everyone that came out, having about 8 people per day was the perfect amount for us to finish up, so now we no longer have to head out next weekend.

Big thanks to Rob, Tamara, Peter, Lou, Jason, Ingrid, Ashley, Mark, Tom, Martin, Logan and Karen!

We’ll be planning for another cleanup after the snow melts and it dries up, usually near the end of May.

 Posted by at 7:35 PM
Sep 032020
 

Usually, we do highway cleanup twice a year for a full weekend, once in the spring and then again in the fall.  Unfortunately, due to covid restrictions the spring event did not happen.    We have no idea how grizzly it will be out there, so are going to run two weekends this fall to get it all done.   If we finish the first weekend, we’ll cancel the second, so please check the event prior to showing up for the second weekend.

Here is the first event, please sign up if you can help!  See you there!

Highway Cleanup

 Posted by at 3:51 PM
Sep 012020
 

Our annual general meeting usually takes place just before the summer each year, and obviously with events being shut down due to covid this did not happen at the usual scheduled time.    We had hoped that small events indoors would be up and running by this stage in order to hold our meeting, however libraries are still not booking out their meeting rooms.

We thought we’d gauge interest in filling the board positions (all are available this time around) in order to make some decisions about how the group moves forward, so are asking those of you interested in sitting for a position to let us know.   For now, if you had a valid membership last year you would be considered a member for the purposes of this AGM.  If you would like to run but didn’t have a membership last year you can use our online method to get yourself up to date. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:34 PM
Mar 052020
 

TUESDAY, April 7th will be this year’s SEA Annual General Meeting (AGM), formally starting at 7:00 pm, in the Program Room at Clareview Library.  We will be there from 6:30pm onwards for anyone that requires a membership or needs to renew.

Anyone interested is invited to attend; however, only paying members will be permitted to vote in the general election or on any other business.

  • Agenda:   an agenda will be updated and available soon

If you are at all interested in running for the Board, please take a look at our explanation of the roles and responsibilities for each position, as well as some FAQs about joining the Board. This year all positions will be available to be filled.  Please note that Treasurer requires you have been a member in good standing for at least a year, and President holds a requirement of one past year (at any time) on the board.

If you would like to see our current bylaws they can be found on the website, under “About”.  We are still awaiting approval of changes made at our past AGM, as the government is backlogged.
If you would like to propose any other changes for consideration at the AGM, they must be sent to the Board for distribution to the rest of the membership in advance of the meeting.  Please try to have those into us one week before the meeting.

See you there!

 Posted by at 9:00 AM
Nov 202019
 

At the last few solstice parties we’ve had too many desserts (hey, some may argue that’s okay) and not enough main entree type foods brought for our potluck.  So we thought we would try a little sign up this time around and see how that goes.

Please message the facebook page, speak to someone in person at an event, or comment on this post to sign up for food category and we’ll update this list as it gets filled up.  Once it’s completed we’ll add extra selections as required.

We generally have between 15 – 20 people who drop by to eat (more come for games afterwards) so keep that in mind when bringing food.   There are also two hot plates, and a few crock pots available, if you need your dish to stay warm.  Soft drinks are provided, as is cutlery, plates, napkins etc.   Please bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Appetizers (eg: cheese and crackers, mini-quiche, spring rolls, veggies and dip)

  1. .  Karen – garlic sausage, crackers and cheese
  2. .  Sandra – Devilled Eggs
  3. .

Salads/sides or soup

  1.  Marianne and Joe – roasted veggie salad with miso dressing
  2.  Randy – Potato and Egg salad
  3.  Martin and Tom – Caprese Salad
  4.  Harriet – tentative – sweet potato casserole

Entrees (eg: chilli, pasta bakes or casseroles,mini slider burgers)

  1. Karen – rotini pasta with tomato/veggie based sauce
  2. Tina  – sliders
  3.  Ashley – quiche
  4.  Ingrid – swedish meatballs

Desserts

  1. Tamara  – black forest cake
  2. Ashley – fruit tray
  3. Margaret and Pat – cheesecake    (also bringing garlic bread to go with pasta)
  4. .
 Posted by at 1:59 PM
May 282019
 

Summer Solstice June 22nd, 4pm!      

This is at a private residence, so the exact address is not posted on the website or facebook page. Please message us or talk to us at one of our events in person to get the location.

Event is POT LUCK, so bring something for people to share (salads, chips/dip, crackers and cheese,veggie tray, fruit tray, pies etc) and if you are so inclined you can bring meat for yourself as a bbq will be availalbe for use.

Plates, cups, napkins, cutlery will be supplied. We’ll also have iced tea and lemonade.

Because this is a private residence, you are free to bring alcohol for yourself as well, make sure you arrange for a safe ride home if you do decide to drink.

We generally eat and then play some games afterwards, ending closer to 11pm or midnight. There is a yard, and areas where kids can play video games/watch movies to keep them occupied. Stop by whenever you can.

**PLEASE NOTE ANIMALS LIVE AT THIS HOUSE** (Three dogs and a rabbit). We can keep them isolated but if you are allergic you should take some allergy medicine prior to arrival.

This year we will be inviting all the groups we have had regular joint events with; Westwood Unitarian, Dying With Dignity, Secular Humanists of Alberta and the Secular Ethics Group in Stony Plain.

You can RSVP to the event on facebook, or by sending us a message:  https://www.facebook.com/events/282805132631948/

 Posted by at 10:21 AM
Mar 082019
 

TUESDAY, April 2nd, 2019 will be this year’s SEA Annual General Meeting (AGM), formally starting at 7:00 pm, in the Program Room at Idylwylde Library beside Bonnie Doon Mall.  We will be there from 6:30pm onwards for anyone that requires a membership or needs to renew.

Anyone interested is invited to attend; however, only paying members will be permitted to vote in the general election or on any other business.

If you are at all interested in running for the Board, please take a look at our explanation of the roles and responsibilities for each position, as well as some FAQs about joining the Board. This year  up to four Director positions will be voted on, and if someone is interested, the final year of the Secretary term is available to be filled.

I would like to give notice that after this term is complete (April 2020) I will be stepping down as your President and taking on the Past President position the year after.  I have family concerns that need more of my attention and am also concerned that after 6 years in the position it’s time to change things up a little so we don’t stagnate as a group.  My commitment to SEA is as strong as it always has been so do not confuse this for anything that it is not.

With this in mind, April 2020 will see the President position open up, and in order to run for President you have to have served on the board for at least one year (throughout the history of the group).   If you intend on running for this position in the future it is worth thinking about joining the board at this years AGM.   You can email us to let us know that you’d like to run for a Board position (even if you will not be present at the meeting), ask another member to nominate you at the appropriate point during the meeting, or you may also self-nominate at the meeting.  We also encourage you to send in your ”campaign”…including goals for the group and what skills you feel you will bring to the table.  We will feature them on the website and facebook page prior to the AGM so people can make informed decisions regarding who they want to vote for.

If you would like to see our current  BYLAWS, they can be found on the website, under “About”.
If you would like to propose changes for consideration at the AGM, they must be sent to the Board for distribution to the rest of the membership in advance of the meeting.  Please try to have those into us one week before the meeting.

See you there!

Karen
President, SEA

 Posted by at 3:57 PM
Jun 062018
 

Here are the shifts and the location of the Pride Booth. We are in booth 604.

Come stop by and see us!

Friday night set up, 7pm – 9pm :  Karen

June 9th, Saturday Pride!

10am – 11:00 Randy
10am – 1:00 Tamara
11am – 1:00 Karen
1:00 – 2:00 Martin
1:00 – 2:00 Tom
1:45 – 3:45 Marion
2:00 – 4:00 Gary
2:00 – 3:30 Eric
3:45 – 4:45 Ashley
3:00 – 5:00 Doreen
4:00 – 6:00 Mark
4:30 – teardown Karen

 Posted by at 11:02 AM
May 312018
 

Thanks all who made it out to the Food Bank volunteer event!   The attendance was fantastic and we really did some good work. These volunteer events are a good way to give back and something we will do again.

-Mark (executive board member)

 Posted by at 2:21 PM