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Do we want the CHNA to continue?

The Cates Hill Neighbourhood Association was formed in the late 1990s, but in recent years has not seen very much activity, and currently it has no Directors/Officers (everybody's terms have ended). Without Directors and an Annual General Meeting, the Association, which is a registered BC Society, will be dissolved by the Provincial Government at some point in the coming months.

The original purposes of the association were:
  1. To promote and foster the special interests of the Cates Hill neighbourhood;
  2. To create a forum for discussion and understanding between neighbours on Cates Hill;
  3. To help form good bonds and friendly relationships through social interaction;
  4. To disseminate information regarding issues that affect the neighbourhood;
  5. To represent the association’s positions publicly to other official bodies.

The question now before Neighbourhood residents is whether the Association should continue, or be dissolved. If we, the residents of the Cates Hill area, don't want to Association to exist, we don't have to do anything: the Society will be dissolved and the Association will end.

On the other hand, if residents feel that it's worth having the Association around, then it's critical that some people step forward to take over its ongoing stewardship and to hold a General Meeting. The total number of hours each person would have to spend on Neighbourhood Association activities each year is generally 4 or less.

To gauge interest in the Association, we've put together a short survey, which you will find below. Once you start to complete it, just scroll down to ensure that you see all the questions, and click the "Submit" button at the end to save your responses.

Please complete the survey (it will not take more than a couple of minutes) and submit your answers by November 30th, 2016. In December we'll get back to you with an update, based on the survey results.

The ex-Directors of the CHNA