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The community of Newton is a quiet area just north of Highlands that features tree-lined streets, quaint houses and friendly faces enjoying a walk around the block. Approximately 3,000 people call the area home, and most have put down roots. According to city statistics, more than 65 per cent of Newton's residents have lived in the neighbourhood for more than five years. Newton Community League is committed to achieving a healthy, safe and friendly environment by providing information, programs, support and resources to enhance the sense of community for Newton Residents.
Newton residents are invited to attend our monthly general meetings, held in our community hall, on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Attend and find out what’s really going on in our Community.
If you are interested in obtaining a Newton Community League membership, please contact our Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of exciting things to report this Quarter! As you will see in the article “Historic Newton Update” by our Heritage Coordinator Ryan Catena, the Newton neighbourhood is currently undergoing a Historical Inventory which is significant for the health and vibrancy of our community. Although Ryan has moved out of the community he continues to be involved in the Heritage inventory.
- Rienke is busy flooding the skating rink getting the best ice in the city ready for your health and entertainment this winter.
- Susan continues her Pilates class as well as the 100 other things she does. She is helping people get back on track in terms of working on particular issues that they have been experiencing within their bodies.
- Kercelyn continues her Zumba class as well as being the Programme Coordinator. What I hear is everyone is having fun, while they look after their health.
- Melissa has become our Vice President as well as being the soccer director for now, given that she has a bit more time because we did not run an indoor programme this year. We look forward to the Spring and getting the kids back on soccer fields.
- Carol continues to put out the best little newspaper in the city and Pat continues to update and monitor our website which apparently is getting more hits every day. The website can be found under www.newtoncl.ca
- Sonia continues her work with the EFCL and the NCRI.
- Lisa worked her magic with the CLIP grant which was accepted and we will be able to redo our floors in the hall and as we know the floors are in terrible shape. Once this takes place the hall will be even more inviting and the rentals will increase which is good for financial well-being of our community.
- Cori is selling memberships and monitoring the keys for the hall. Please get your memberships from Cori as being a member of our community is a very important, perhaps the most important part of living in Newton. Your membership allows you to swim at Eastglen (salt water pool) and Commonwealth pools for free. Please check the website for free community swim times . For memberships please call Cori at (780) 479-4767.
- Michael R continues to look after our next casino which will be in the 3rd quarter (July, August or September) of 2014. We should have the official date in February.
- Our pre-school is running 5 mornings per week with Mrs. Lori our amazing pre-school teacher and her incredible assistant Mrs. Nadine. You would not believe what these children are doing, where they are going and the fun and learning that is taking place.
- There are a few spots available for the Tuesday/Thursday AM morning class. Please contact Mrs. Lori at (780) 476-0731 for more information.
- We have 2 volunteers to shovel snow, Wayne and Michael D. Welcome aboard and many thanks to you. Hope it does not snow too much!
- Marcella and Jim our snowbirds are in warmer climes but did so much this summer that we cannot even begin to list their accomplishments but we can say the office has never been more organized and the Hall has never looked better. They will be back next Spring to complete a few project that were started and our thanks go out to them because we would not be in the positive environment that they have created for us to move forward.
Forward is the direction that we are and must be going. We cannot do that without volunteers. Volunteers are an essential component of the existence and success of our community. We need your skills, expertise and time to fulfill our mission. As a volunteer you will learn new skills, make new friends and experience satisfaction from being involved and contributing to make our community a better world. Please get involved by getting on this extremely exciting and fulfilling train that we are on.