Welcome to Cowichan Station – Hub of the universe!
New Skills and Capacity for Cowichan Station Area Association Board
Extending a big welcome to the six new directors and one returning director elected at the Cowichan Station Area Association AGM April 15th:
Thanks to these lovely community volunteers, our organization now has added skills and capacity in accounting, media, marketing and communications, event planning, volunteer coordination, business management and administration, customer service, graphic design, one-handed cartwheels and winemaking. We are in terrific hands!
Welcome to Hilary Else (VP), Mitzi Modgen-Dupuis (Secretary), and Directors at Large: Donna Shaw, Kevin Westwick, Melanie Watson, Bailley Williamson and Jeannie McIntosh (returning).
Continuing Board members are Angela Davies-Long (Treasurer and Facilities/Design Chair), Swarn Leung (Watershed Committee), Lisa Daugenet (Water safety and HUB-keeping), Zena Green (Smiles and whatever else is needed), and Jill Thompson (President and Fundraising Chair).
You can learn more about new and returning directors here.
We are so grateful for the insights, energy, humour and wisdom of our outgoing Board members, Sarah Davies-Long (founding Director and Design team member), Pat Calveley (Seniors Social Club founder), and Michael Andringa (Mr. Fixit and also our funniest Director ever).
Thank you everyone, including Madelaine, Mitzi, Barry and Jill for organizing our AGM. Looking forward to a great year!
Easter Fundraiser a Huge Success!
The Easter Fundraiser at The HUB was a huge success, attracting close to 500 people and raising over $4000. We had more than double the expected community turnout for this first ever Easter Fair. An incredible team of hardworking volunteers organized activities for families, including an Easter egg hunt, pancake breakfast, pony rides and a bouncy castle. Many local businesses and groups pitched in to support the event – we’d like to thank Barshorn Gardening, Dinter Nursery, Island Face Painting, Great Canadian Superstore, Mbira Spirit, Shoppers Drug Mart, Thrifty’s Foods, Warmland Dance, and dozens more businesses that donated generously to the Silent Auction.
Funds raised from the Easter Fair will be matched by a grant from Western Economic Diversification to help communities celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Read our press release about the Easter event by please clicking here.
Photo credit: Jeremy Koreski
Stay tuned for more news about our spring fundraising campaign, including pending grant applications and ways that you can pitch in.
Announcing our new Executive Director!
Cowichan Station Area Association is pleased to introduce our first permanent employee, Barry O’Riordan, Executive Director.
The job of an E.D. is to take the vision, goals and strategic plan of the community and make it a reality (within reason!).
Barry has great energy and a positive engaging attitude, and he brings experience in non-profit administration, volunteer coordination, project management, event planning and support, environmental initiatives, and more.
CSAA will continue to be powered by volunteers though – don’t think you can slack off! Barry is just one part-time person and keeping The Association and all the HUB renovations and events on track would be about 3 full time jobs and Barry will help us step up to the task.
Please give Barry, Nico and their daughter a warm welcome in the New Year.
The Hub Café is back – 11:30-2:30 every Friday
Clay Studio Now Open visit – www.theclayhubcollective.weebly.com
Cowichan Station Business Directory Click Here