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All Candidates Meeting

The Amherst Island Community Alliance will be hosting an All Candidates Meeting at the Lodge on April 26 from 7pm until 9pm. Come and hear our panel of journalists (the Editor of the Beacon, the President of CJAI and a representative from the Napanee Beaver) quiz the candidates on the issues of the day. Have a question you want answered, send it to aicommunityalliance@gmail.com and we will pass it along to the panel for their consideration. Weather permitting it will be held on the back deck to encourage social distancing. We encourage masking.

Free Grant Writing Seminar

The Amherst Island Community Alliance will be hosting a free, two-hour seminar for community organizations on how to write a successful Loyalist Township grant application. These grants to enhance and enrich our community are funded by the Community Benefit Agreement with Windlectric and the next round of applications are due June 1st. The seminar will be held on May 3rd at the Lodge beginning at 7pm in the Sunroom. Anyone interesting in learning more about the Renewable Energy Fund Grant Policy and how to apply for a grant is welcome.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2022 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Lodge on Amherst Island
Outdoor meeting on the back deck (rain plan is to move to the sunroom)
The Annual General Meeting is open to all interested members of the community.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Amherst Island Community Alliance will be held on April 22nd, 2022, commencing at 7:00pm.

If you are unable to attend but wish to exercise your vote then you may do so by requesting a proxy from the Secretary and returning it to her prior to the start of the meeting. She may be contacted at christiealexander@rogers.com.

Agenda

  1. Report of the Chair on the operations of the Alliance
  2. Report of the Treasurer on the finances of the Corporation
    MOTION: That the report of the Treasurer be received.
  3. Election of Directors
    MOTION: That Christie Alexander, Kirk Corkery, David Pickering and Molly Stroyman be elected as Directors to serve until the next AGM.
  4. Election of Auditors for the coming year
    MOTION: That Lorna Willis and Carrie Sudds be appointed as the reviewers in lieu of an auditor for the upcoming fiscal year.
  5. Corporate motion to ratify the acts of the Directors in the previous year
    MOTION: That all acts including the proceedings, appointments, elections and payments enacted, made, done and taken by the Directors and Officers of the Amherst Island Community Alliance since the last Annual General Meeting be approved, ratified and confirmed.
  6. Any other business that may properly come before the meeting
  7. Adjournment

DATED at Stella, Ontario, this 31st day of March, 2022.

By Order of the Board of Directors
Christie Alexander, Secretary to the Board

AI Marina Survey

Attention Island Boaters!

We are researching the concept of having tie up slips or possibly a small marina for the island. We are asking anyone who has a boat or visits the island by boat to complete this quick 3 minute survey so that future decisions can be information based. Please help us by taking a few minutes. The survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJNV3FJ.

Thank you for your help!

Amherst Island Logo

The AICA recently completed work on an Amherst Island logo. The logo is free to use by any business or organization on the island. We undertook this initiative because:

• We are one community; a common logo binds us together and demonstrates to the world at large that we are connected;
• For the small businesses, its use helps build the Island brand and links them to the community and each other;
• For organizations on the island, its use demonstrates our common link and the broader community we serve;
• For others off the island, our logo becomes an instant recognition of the Island brand, culture and community.

For more information, download the logo style guide HERE.

Amherst Island Blooms

Amherst Island Blooms (AI Blooms) is a recognition program for any resident (whether permanent or seasonal) that encourages and rewards your efforts to beautify your gardens. By recognizing efforts spent on garden plantings, we hope to encourage residents to put some thought into how your individual efforts benefit this wonderful place we all call home. Whether you have beds, borders, containers or any combination thereof, it all counts!

Nominations open June 1st and close by July 15. The nomination can be from anyone and self-nomination is permitted. To fill out a nomination form, click HERE.

This initiative is for all islanders, no matter how green your thumbs might be! Plantings can be annual or perennial flowers, shrubs or trees, vegetables, fruit – it is totally up to the property owner. Emphasis is on participation!

AI Blooms recognition markers will be distributed in July.

We hope this gets your gardening ideas percolating. Additional details to come! To hear more about AI Blooms and join in the discussion, please tune into CJAI 92.1 FM on Monday mornings between 8:30-9:00 am.

Amherst Island Plant Sale

The Amherst Island Community Alliance is pleased to announce our major fundraiser for 2021: our first ever plant sale. What is so unique and special about this event is the concept that all island residents can shop safely for plant material right here on Amherst Island. It is our hope that a wide variety of plant material, from seeds to seedlings to perennial divisions and beyond, will be available for all of us to purchase at reasonable prices. We will be offering contactless payment options, and social distancing protocols will be in place.

We are looking for help collecting plant material! If you happen to have extra seeds, seedlings, or perennial plant divisions to make, we would like you to consider donating some to the cause. We are also accepting cash donations so as to help us round out the offering. Please email us (aicommunityalliance@gmail.com) and let us know if you can help us produce the best event we possibly can! And yes, we are looking for volunteers to help in the week leading up to the event.

Donations to help support AICA can be made via e-transfer and sent to aicommunityalliance@gmail.com.

To follow along with the plant sale progress, please feel free to tune into The Udder Morning Show on CJAI 92.1 FM Monday mornings between 8:30-10am.

Sponsored by The Cape Bretoner’s Farmgate, home of Sheila’s Greenhouse

Notice of Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Amherst Island Community Alliance will be held on April 11th, 2021, commencing at 2 PM. In light of the current COVID situation, the meeting shall be conducted via Zoom and members will be able to vote on the various motions at the meeting. Members must register prior to the meeting in order to receive the meeting link and to vote by going to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocuyorzIjGdMuAHJnjBRXT22mV_n_5zgv

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and the link to join the meeting. If you are unable to attend but wish to exercise your vote, you may do so by requesting a proxy from the Secretary and returning it to her prior to the start of the meeting. She may be contacted at christiealexander@rogers.com.

Agenda

  1. Report of the Chair on the operations of the Alliance
  2. Report of the Treasurer on the finances of the Corporation
    • MOTION: That the report of the Treasurer be received.
  3. Election of Directors
    • MOTION: That Christie Alexander, Kirk Corkery, John Dauvergne, Stephane Levac and Molly Stroyman be elected as Directors to serve until the next AGM.
  4. Election of Auditors for the coming year
    • MOTION: That Lorna Willis and Carrie Sudds be appointed as the reviewers in lieu of an auditor for the upcoming fiscal year.
  5. Corporate motion to ratify the acts of the Directors in the previous year
    • MOTION: That all acts including the proceedings, appointments, elections and payments enacted, made, done and taken by the Directors and Officers of the Amherst Island Community Alliance since the last Annual General Meeting be approved, ratified and confirmed.
  6. Any other business that may properly come before the meeting
  7. Adjournment

DATED at Stella, Ontario, this 26th day of March, 2021
By Order of the Board of Directors
Christie Alexander, Secretary to the Board

Calling All AI Artisans and Fine Craftspeople

Are you an island artisan or creator of innovative works? The AICA has a new challenge for you. We are starting a program in 2021 to recognize the time and effort that our residents put into their front gardens on the island. Qualifying gardens will be given an “AI Blooms Recognition Marker” and we would like to have local artisans and craftspeople design and produce the markers that will be given out over the next few years.

Are you up to the task? If you are interested in proposing your ideas and concepts please download a copy of the Request for Proposal. Submit your proposal here. Deadline is March 31st, 2021. We look forward to hearing from you.

AICA Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Sunday, September 20, 2020  2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Lodge on Amherst Island

Outdoor meeting on the back deck (rain plan is to move to the Sunroom)
Please wear a mask and maintain social distance
The Annual General Meeting is open to all interested members of the community.

The Secretary shall compile the list of members eligible to register and vote at the meeting. Only those individuals who were members during the previous fiscal year are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. For the proxy voting form please click here.

AGENDA

Business transacted at the meeting shall include:

a. Presentation and passing of the corporate by-law.  To obtain a copy please click here or call 613-389-1005 for a printed copy.

b. The Chair, on behalf of the Board, shall present a report of the activities and accomplishments of the Alliance since the last Annual General Meeting;

c. The Treasurer shall report on the finances of the Alliance for the previous fiscal year including a detailed statement of the receipts and expenditures since the last Annual General Meeting and a statement of the assets and liabilities of the Alliance, certified by the Auditors;

 d. The Nominating Committee shall make their recommendation on Directors to be elected and the Members shall elect the Directors;

 e. The Members shall appoint the auditors for the upcoming year; e. The Members shall pass a motion to amend the bylaw or constitution, if desired. Such amendment or revision will only take effect upon conclusion of the meeting or such later date as may be stipulated in the amendment;

 f. The Members shall pass a Corporate Motion removing the liability of the Directors for their actions in the prior year. The motion shall be “That all acts including the proceedings, appointments, elections and payments enacted, made, done and taken by the Directors and Officers of the Alliance since the last Annual General Meeting be approved, ratified and confirmed.”;

g. Any such further business as may properly come before an Annual General Meeting.