Doug’s blog

My personal observations on Board and related business.

June 21, 2012

After last evening’s AGM, our Board’s membership: Doug Brandy, Ed Carpentier, Mostafa El-Defrawy, Nadia Giancaspro, Annie Katona, Nicolas Mezher, Rene Paquette

June 27, 2012

At the July 9 Board meeting we intend to discuss appointment of officers, establishment of committees and open meetings as well as means of improving communication.

July 9, 2012

Highlights of the Board meeting

Officers: President: Mostafa, VP and Secretary: Nadia, Treasurer: Nicolas

Principles: as described by our new President, the Board will conduct itself with democracy, objectivity and transparency

Committees: We established the following committees with associated Board members. Each committee will propose a mandate and seek membership from the FP community. Committee Chairs are bold below.

Building Management: Mostafa, Ed

Finance/Audit: Nicolas, Rene

Decorating and Grounds: Annie

Governance: Doug, Nadia, Annie

Communication: Doug, Nadia

Social: Rene

Website: we will use this website for quick updates. The Communication Committee will look at all other means to keep in touch with our community.

Town Halls: this will be one of our communication avenues; details to follow

Summer BBQ: there will be one; please contact the Social Committee

July 17, 2012

Railings: We will look at installing railings in consideration of residents with mobility issues.

Windows: If you have questions, Ed would be happy to hear from you by email or phone 613-725-4083.

Town Hall: Monday, July 30, 7 p.m. in the Perrier Room. Please come to hear updates on windows, committees, rules, social events and give us your questions and feedback.

Summer BBQ: will be organised by the Coffee and Chat group for late August.

Bylaw: watch for news on a revised version.

July 25, 2012

You may contact some Board members directly: Doug Brandy, Nadia Giancaspro

July 30, 2012

This evening’s Town Hall was well attended. Many residents signed up for committee membership. Watch for more news on this site and in traditional formats.

August 14, 2012

Highlights of the Board meeting

We will arrange further condensation testing of new windows.

The Governance Committee will do further work on rules, bylaws and proxies.

The Governance, Building, and Finance/Audit Committee membership will be limited to owners only. Other Committees’ membership is not restricted. All Committees are active with their expanded membership.

Ash trees on our property are affected by the emerald ash borer. They will be removed this fall.

September 11, 2012

Highlights of the Board meeting

Our cleaner, Bruce, has returned to Frobisher Place

The Board is looking at further window testing. The Town Hall on October 2 will be an opportunity to discuss windows.

A re-use program will start soon. This will be an opportunity to drop off or pick up used household items that are too good to throw away.

Following a resignation in late August, our Board’s current membership: Doug Brandy, Mostafa El-Defrawy, Nadia Giancaspro, Annie Katona, Nicolas Mezher, Rene Paquette

October 16, 2012

Board membership

The Board vacancy is now filled. Our current membership: Doug Brandy, Mostafa El-Defrawy, Nadia Giancaspro, Annie Katona, Julie MacArthur, Nicolas Mezher, Rene Paquette