News

  1. Bulletin/News

    Posted by Karen Larsen

    The Edmonton Safe Parent Association has been made aware that Global Empire Corporation is soliciting advertising funds for the Safe Parent Magazine.  We are not affiliated in any way with Global Empire Corporation or their Safe Parent Magazine.

  2. Events

    Posted by Karen Larsen

    The Edmonton Safe Parent Association is holding their AGM on Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm at 9321 Jasper Avenue – the old Alex Taylor school.  Future plans will be discussed, year end reports given, elections held and the By-Laws gone through.  Everyone is welcome to attend (including children, a playground is available).  Light refreshments will be served and free parking is available.

    See our Events page for more information.

  3. Casino

    Posted by Karen Larsen

    The next Casino is slated for the third quarter of 2019.

  4. Bingo

    Posted by Karen Larsen

    Our Bingos are held in the Kensington Bingo Hall at 12538 – 132 Avenue. They are held once a month on a Saturday, or Sunday, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. There are many floor positions to choose from: seller doing ball, double action/even better, Bonanzas, Wild 4 and Speedo. Office positions would include Bonanza Controller, Chairperson, Paymaster and handing out sheets. Everyone gets a 20-minute break which includes a meal up to $12.00.

    Come and join the fun! Comfortable shoes are a must since you will be walking the floor for about three (3) hours.

    Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.  ~Author Unknown

    Please email Millie at mhehn@shaw.ca if you wish to volunteer.

  5. Available Executive Positions

    Posted by Karen Larsen

    We have had two (2) resignations this year. Deborah Dalwood has retired as Treasurer after 25 years. Debbie did a wonderful job of looking after our books and making sure we complied with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission’s rules. Joanne Bitz has retired as Director at Large.

    If you are interested, and have financial experience, in the volunteer Treasurer position please send a resume to safeparent@telus.net. The position entails the following activities:

    • issue all cheques for the Association and has signing authority on all chequeing accounts
    • keep all books and financial records for the Association
    • is responsible for any payroll of the Association and payment to Revenue Canada for benefits
    • present the Auditors Report at the AGM
    • present a full and detailed account of receipts and disbursements when requested by a Member to be produced at the next General Meeting of the Association.
    • present the budget for the new fiscal year at the AGM to be approved for the Executive Board
    • attend all Executive and General Meetings of the Association and give a written monthly summary of the accounts to each.
    • is responsible for the safe keeping of all current fiscal financial materials pertaining to the Association

    The Director at Large position is a good place to start if you want to help, but, have limited time to give. This is a very flexible position. You would present ideas, have a vote and work on specific projects. Please email Karen at safeparent@telus.net if you are interested.

    Are you a social person and like to interact with people? Perhaps the position of Publicity Director would be perfect for you. As the Publicity Director you would:

    • attend all Executive and General Meetings of the Association and give a report of monthly activities
    • write articles on the purpose and goals of the of the Association to submit to newspapers
    • write promotional articles to be published in Community League Newsletters
    • contact radio, and TV, stations for airtime to promote membership in the Association
    • work with advertising agencies to do general promotion and exposure to the public at large for the Association
    • contact key Edmonton city officials for National Safe Parent Week and request declarations from them
    • keep a list of articles written and current contacts
      is directly responsible to the Vice – President

    The Edmonton Safe Parent Executive meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month in the evening.

    For more information:

    The Edmonton Safe Parent Association
    9321 Jasper Avenue NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3T7

    780 433-9374
    safeparent@telus.net
    www.edmsafeparent.com

  6. What’s Happening

    Posted by Karen Larsen

    The Executive Board has been working very hard since September.

    The ESPA has hired a marketing firm, SOS Media Corp., to update our web site. We are working on it right now and the new design will be ready for posting in February 2017. We are also going to be working on our Face Book page and social media. Social media (Twitter, blogs, etc.) will play a large part in sending information about our Program, safety tips and upcoming events, to the residents of Edmonton. This very exciting project will allow Safe Parent to be more accessible to our volunteers and the general public at large.

    The Safe Parent logo is being updated as well. Spunky will still be used on the window signs and on promotions geared for children. The new one will be used for professional endeavors and unveiled the same time as the new web site.

    The Executive is also working on two (2) other large projects. They are in the process of re-writing a three (3) year Business Plan. This will set out goals, and timelines, for the Executive. The Board will be updating the By-Laws as well. The proposed By-Laws will be presented at the 2017 AGM for approval.

    Safe Parent is asking all of our volunteers to go to our website, www.edmsafeparen.com, and update your information. Everyone in your household, who is 18 years and older, will need another Police Information Check. It is an easy three (3) step process. The forms needed are printable so please print them and follow the simple instructions. If you wish to resign as a Safe Parent you may email the office at safeparent@telus.net to let Karen know that you wish to be taken off the database.

    If you have any questions, or concerns, please call Karen at 780 433-9374 or email her at safeparent@telus.com.