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Board Members, 2020

Position Name: Address Telephone E-mail President:
Audrey Cerkvenac

Vice President: Malcolm Carvell

Secretary: NancyDutton

Treasurer: Su Smith

Directors: Martin Baert

May Bannerman

Brian Corson

Ken Dutton

Garry McCarroll

Betty MacKinnon

Webmaster: Helmut Morscher PO Box 646, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0

Activities Requiring Management and/or Oversight Facility: Maintain and update rental ‘Terms & Conditions’ agreement. Coordinate use of all space at the Centre including seniors’ activities such as exercises, quilting, curling, choir, cards, dinners, breakfasts, etc. Administer all rentals and coordinate the efficient use of the facility. Requests for space are received by telephone and via emails both of which are listed on our website, outside signage, brochures, and links from the Town’s website. Coordinate the opening of the Centre to outside rentals and ensuring that terms and conditions of the rental agreement are fully understood, obtain their signatures of this understanding, collect appropriate fees including damage/cleaning deposits and, if requested, provide a receipt. Rental rates and procedures are updated annually by the Board.

Events: Ensure all seniors’ events are planned with our caterer for the breakfast program, monthly theme dinners, luncheons, dessert nights, and other socials events. Post notices of all seniors’ events inside the Centre (print & whiteboard), print tickets as required and make them available for sale at the kitchen outlet. Provide information of the event(s) to the Communications Coordinator for emailing to the membership.

Kitchen: Liaises with our caterer and volunteers ensuring all procedures are followed with regard to Alberta Health, Fire Department, and others to ensure that all equipment is in proper working condition, and that cleanliness remains top priority at the Centre.

Volunteers: Volunteers are required for all activities related to the above events including the set-up and take-down of tables and chairs, serving, cleaning, door tickets, bar service, etc. In planning the event with our caterer, ensure sufficient volunteers are available for each activity as mentioned particularly for our breakfast and dinner programs.

Building Maintenance: Ensure any planned renovations are approved by the Board and coordinate the activity with any contracted services (electrical, plumbing, building, etc.). Oversight is required for current janitorial services, lawn care, snow removal, etc. to ensure the facility is accessible and clean at all times for our members and others.

Membership: Maintain an up-to-date list of members along with phone contacts and emails, collect annual fees as required, print membership cards and ensure emails are provided regularly to the Communications Coordinator for contact with our members.

Casino: Maintain contact with AGLC (Alberta Gaming) and provide necessary information as required or requested by AGLC. Prior to the Casino (Fall of 2019) coordinate list of volunteers for each position required by the Casino, communicate with the Casino as required, arrange for bus transportation for volunteers and ensure all positions are covered.

Website: Ensure our website is kept up-to-date and coordinate the management of the website with our Web Designer. Ensure the website is easily accessible to all and contains as much relative information as possible for and about our members including the posting of events, etc.

Grants: Solicit and seek out all grants and information for any large projects being considered for the upkeep and physical changes to the Griffiths Centre. This includes items such as renovations, replacement (i.e. flooring), appearance (Boom-Town frontage), etc.

Communications: Communicates with membership via emails and postings by providing information and updates to any planned events at the Griffiths Centre. Communicates with all outside sources pertaining to activities and information regarding the Griffiths Centre including other seniors groups, AGLC, etc.

Purchasing: Ensures all supplies for the operation of the Centre are kept in stock including items such as garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps & cleaners, coffee, liquor, and other confectionaries as required.

Floor Curling: Coordinates the make-up of teams, schedules, and required supplies for Floor Curling including the set-up and take-down of furniture, waxing supplies, repairs, and upkeep of equipment and ensuring the floors are cleaned of any wax residue from each event.

Quilting: Coordinates all activities relating to quilting and provides annual report at AGM.

Choir: Coordinates all activities relating to the choir and provides report at annual AGM.

Cribbage: Coordinates all activities regarding cribbage and provides report at AGM.

Cards: Provides report at annual AGM.

Exercises: Provides report at annual AGM.

All above positions are to communicate and coordinate any changes to their activities regarding timing, day changes, deletions (i.e. summer break) with the Rentals Coordinator to ensure space is available and accounted for.

Some positions are dual positions (i.e. Rentals and Communications)

Executive: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary.

Board Members (6)


All above positions are to communicate and coordinate any changes to their activities regarding timing, day changes, deletions (i.e. summer break) with the Rentals Manager to ensure space is available and accounted for.
Some positions are dual positions (i.e. Rentals and Communications)

Audrey Cerkvenac

Malcolm Carvell Malcolm@griffithscentre.com

In the area since 2008
Lives in Millarville area
Work- Retired after an illustrious career in Engineering (Oil & Gas)
Married with 2 kids, 2 cats & 2 part time horses.
Hobbies are- cooking (& eating), rambling & keeping fit,
D.I.Y. and working on my property.
Griffiths center involvement since 2014.

Director:- responsible for web site direction and Cribbage
You can write to Malcolm at Malcolm@griffithscentre.com

Nancy Dutton
Nancy Dutton Born and educated in the UK. Came to Canada in
2004 and moved to Black Diamond in 2016. Became a member of
the Griffths Centre and is currently Secretary to the Board.
Retired in 2011 from a working life in the Public Sector (UK and
Canada) and Not-for-profit (Canada) having held senior admin &
research positions.

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Ken Dutton
Born and educated in the UK. Worked in Education / Council services,
latterly managing a School Psychology Service.

Came to Canada in 2004 and worked in research projects
for AHS / Calgary Education providers and, prior to
retiring in 2014, was Manager for AHS paediatric
rehabilitation services in Calgary.

Moved to Black Diamond in 2016 and joined the
Griffiths Centre.

Presently a member of the Board and dealing with Membership matters
including regular mailngs to members.

(Helmut) h@webby.com, webmaster@griffithscentre.com
Web design and updates as authorized by Malcolm, the
web manager, answer any web or computer related questions.
Tell me if something needs to be corrected or changed.

If you have a bio or interesting article, send them to me.
We have LOTS of space.

At the Griffiths Centre we provide programs and activities for seniors in the community to meet their recreational, health and social needs.  The Griffiths Centre is also known as the Griffiths Memorial Community Centre and the Griffiths Senior Centre. We also have http://griffithscentre.ca and http://griffithscenter.ca
Griffiths Senior Centre
122 Government Road
Box 1024, Black Diamond, AB  T0L 0H0 
Tel 403 933 0170  griffithscentre@hotmail.com

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