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VCA Newsletter – January 2020

2020This is a long newsletter to start the year. 
Stay with us to the end please!
We are covering:

  • Save the date for AGM
  • VCA  Area Membership Captains
  • Flyers coming – or not..
  • Survey coming on Social activities
  • Welcome Joe Allevato – new Treasurer
  • Thank you Ron McKenzie – outgoing Treasurer

Save the Date for the VCA AGM on April 22

Join us for the Village Community Association Annual General Meeting
  • Date:  Wednesday, April 22
  • Time:  7 pm
  • Location:  Old Winery Restaurant  (Lower Level)
The Old Winery Restaurant has graciously offered their space for our meeting at no charge!

Old WineryDrop by early to have dinner upstairs!  Book a reservation for 5:30 to enjoy dinner before the meeting. 
As a member of the VCA, you will receive your 10% member discount on your food order.
Call Old Winery  905-468-8900
The Old Winery Restaurant

Area Captains needed to assist with VCA membership

mapDo you want to see the VCA membership grow in 2020?  How about volunteering to be a street/area Captain? 

Currently almost half the homes in The Village are VCA members.  Since we work for everyone in The Village, we’d like as many resident as possible to support the Association.
Randy Churchill, our Membership Coordinator, is looking for 8-12 volunteers to represent their street or area (depending on how many volunteer).   
What we need your to help with:
Deliver a flyer to the homes in your street or area
In April, there will be a membership drive.  Each Captain will be responsible for delivering a flyer to all the homes in his/her area or street.
Assist current VCA members renew prior to the April AGM, and outline benefits of membership to potential members.
Please contact Randy if you can assist. (
A meeting of all Captains will be held late March/early April.  Flyers will be ready for distribution, and benefits of VCA membership information will be provided.

VCA Flyers

door flyer 
We deliver paper flyers to every home in The Village a couple of times a year. We want to be sure to keep as many residents informed of our activities as not everyone receives our newsletter.
This is the only way to ensure we catch everyone.

However if you are away for an extended period you might not want a flyer stuck in your door until spring.
So we are taking the following steps:
  1. Join our No-Flyer List
    • Send your name and address to Randy Churchill to be added to the NO Flyer list.
  2. We will return a couple of days after delivering our flyer and remove it, if it’s still there.
    • Please Note that we will not remove flyers or advertising delivered by any third party. 
Randy email:

Survey Time

surveyThe VCA Social Committee will asking for your help in planning activities for 2020.  You will receive an electronic survey in the next week or so asking for your input on where the Social Committee should be putting their volunteer efforts.  We want to best serve our residents with activities that the most members will participate in.  
Please take the time to complete the survey when it arrives.

Meet Joe Allevato our new VCA Treasurer

Our new Treasurer has extensive experience managing the finances in the private sector, government sector and with volunteer organizations similar to the VCA. 

Moving to The Village in 2013,  Joe was coming home.  He started his career as a public school teacher in Niagara Falls.  After several years Joe moved into the finance field as a stockbroker, then part of the  Comptroller office for a national insurance company.  This experience led to a position as an auditor in the newly formed Ontario Health Insurance Plan in 1969.   Joe continued working in the financial audit role for several companies related to the health industry in Ontario. 

In the meantime his wife operated a children’s clothing company in Toronto and guess who did the payroll and all the books?  Yes – Joe.

Upon retirement Joe jumped into volunteer mode.  He became involved in his community of Tiny Ontario, taking executive roles in his cottage associations where he served as Secretary - Treasurer, and Co-Chair.  Continuing in this volunteer role he also joined several town committees to advise the municipality on heritage, transportation and conservation issues.  
In NOTL Joe has jumped in again.  He is also the Treasurer for the Shaw Guild.
What an excellent background to join the Executive of the Village Community Association as our new Treasure.  Thanks for joining the VCA Executive.

Welcome Joe! 

And Finally...
Thanks to Ron McKenzie, Past Treasurer

Dedicated, honest, talented, reliable, complimentary, kind, generous, and just a regular nice guy.

As a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified General Accountant, Ron McKenzie spent his career working in taxation in both the public and private sectors.  In retirement, Ron wanted to give back to the community when he put his name forward as Treasurer of the VCA in October, 2016.  Over the past 3 ½ years, he has given his time and lent his expertise to improve accounting processes and ensure our books were always up to date.  He took his responsibilities to heart.

For health reasons, Ron and his wife Victoria’s path has taken them to another part of the Niagara region.  Ron, thank you so much for your input and guidance.  You’ve left your mark in The Village.

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