Have you been asking yourself how you can get more involved in your neighbourhood? Well, here is your answer!
DECA is run by a team of volunteers, many of whom are on the Board (including you favourite bloggers/tweeters/facebookers). Our meetings are pretty laid back, but we do take minutes and have an agenda and all of that, so we appeal to just about everyone. The thing that we all have in common is that we care about this community. We are a whole that is greater than the sum of our parts and we’re all pretty proud of what DECA has become and what we’ve accomplished.
In terms of how to get involved, there are a few ways to do it. We have a volunteer coordinator (Jane) who keeps a list of people who might be available for events or one-offs (you can email Jane by clicking here). We also have volunteers who focus on specific events (e.g., farmers’ market, arts fair). Everything that we do was someone’s new idea at some point, so if you have an idea or suggestion, let us know or better yet, come to our meeting so that we can all discuss it!
We also have a few vacancies on the Board that we will be hoping to fill at the next Annual General Meeting in November, so coming to the meetings will give us all a chance to get to know each other before we take our relationship to the next level. (That was a joke, I promise.)
We are always happy for fresh faces and new ideas around the table. Plus, we meet at licensed establishments on or near the Danforth, so it’s a great excuse to get out and have a drink on a weeknight.
Monday’s meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and go for a couple of hours at the most. For location details, please contact Anita by clicking here.