A.C.A. News May 2014

THE Argyle Community Association’s fifth Annual General Meeting on April 23 was a rousing success. Led by its Chair Don Kaikkonen, the meeting kicked off with an impassioned speech by London’s own Glen Pearson. It would be hard to find a more dedicated citizen anywhere who has put so much of his heart and soul into the task of helping others. Glen spoke to, not only Argyle residents, but everyone about the importance of volunteerism stressing the fact that, without volunteers, modern society simply could not function. Everyone who reads this, take note: While you’re still able, check our website under “Volunteer Opportunities” and see how you too can help. Every contribution you make will affect our community while providing you with a sense of immense personal satisfaction.

Other meeting HIGHLIGHTS: With Jetty Veldstra at the helm our membership continues to grow and will soon surpass 1300. Is 2000 in sight?? The answer is YES. With 27,000 residents Argyle remains London’s most populous neighbourhood and the ACA the city’s largest community group.

Our Project List is continually being monitored and updated. Planned for 2014 is the upgrade of Second St from Dixie to Dundas St; The Gore Rd. Bridge over Pottersburg Creek is scheduled for replacement; More streets in the East Lions Park area are slated for an upgrade; The group home at Clarke & Churchill is on “Hold” for re-evaluation as this property is totally inadequate for its intended purpose; The Highbury/Ham Rd intersection will receive a long overdue upgrade;” Some” railway crossings are in the 014 budget, hopefully the CPR crossing on Third St will be the first one. Our community complex at East Lions Park is on schedule for 2018, funding will start to be allocated next year; Hurray for the upgrade of the building at Dundas & Hale; The long-suffering residents along the VMP will finally get their wall albeit it will be of wooden construction. All of these items have been on our project list, some for many years.

As the Argyle Community Association grows it’s absolutely essential to have new people and ideas filter into its ranks to ensure our voice continues to be heard at City Hall.

Our Next BOD meeting is on May 28 at the East London Library @ 7:00 p.m.