Monday, August 17, 2015

Newsletter Publisher Volunteer Opportunity - just a few hours on a few days each year

The person who was formatting our ACNA newsletter for publication cannot do so any longer for health reasons.  So we need someone to take his place.

Newsletter contributors provide unformatted text and images (jpg format) and the person doing the publishing inputs the text and photos into a newsletter format, and then creates a pdf file to send on for review and printing. The finished newsletter of 4 to 8 pages is published online in colour and printed in black & white.

The process should be very straightforward, and we do not ask the publisher for advanced design expertise.  The newsletter is published 4 times a year, and is prepared in March, May, September, and December.

If you have any questions about this volunteer opportunity please contact me.  I am happy to respond.

Graham Jeffery

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kitchener Neighbourhood Strategy - Please complete our survey

Graham Jeffery of ACNA has joined a City of Kitchener initiative - the Kitchener Neighbourhood Strategy Project Team.  As a volunteer, he joins with other volunteers with Community experience and a few City employees to help the City develop a neighbourhood strategy.

"There are thousands of people in the city of Kitchener actively working for hundreds of different organizations that are in one way or another focused on supporting different elements of the city's neighbourhoods. The neighbourhood strategy looks to take a coordinated approach to all that great work and assist with some tools and resources to help citizens create the type of neighbourhoods they want to live in." (Kitchener City website)

The project team is already getting out, meeting people and asking for their input.  Please complete our short online survey, to help us in this first phase of gathering community input.