Meet the Board


President:  Krystal B
Vice President: Vacant
Treasurer: Laurie H
Secretary:  Vacant


Area One: Vacant
Bingo: Shelley T
Building & Grounds: Darrel K
Communications: Gilles L
Fundraising: Vacant
Memberships: Kim B
Neighbourhood Watch: Vacant
Programs: Vacant
Social: Vacant
Sports: Vacant
Volunteer: Vacant

Role & Responsibilities

Are you interested in running for the board? Are you curious to know which director might be best suited to help you with a particular issue, idea or concern. Below is a list outlining the roles and responsibilities of each director.


A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.

  • Commit to the work of the organization.
  • Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
  • Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the league’s mission.
  • Orient new board members.
  • Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
  • Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
  • Participate in the development of the league’s organizational plan, annual review and budget.
  • Approve the budget and other financial matters.
  • Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
  • Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.

The term of office for all positions on Kensington CL Board is one year.

PRESIDENT | back to top

  • Provides leadership to the board by:
    • encouraging board members to participate in meetings and activities
    • focusing the board’s activities on the organization’s mission
  • Ensures the board members are oriented, trained and recognized for their contributions.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the board’s decision-making process.
  • Acts as a liaison between the community league and other community leagues or civic organizations.
  • Promotes the organization’s purpose in the community and to the media and acts as spokesperson for the league.
  • Is the primary liaison between the league and EFCL.
  • Participates in the selection and release of any paid employees in consultation with other executive officers.
  • Plays a leading role in supporting fundraising activities.
  • Is responsible for committees by:
    • serving as an ex-officio member of all committees and attending their meetings when needed;
    • ensuring that committee chairpersons are appointed
  • Arranges for the orientation of committee chairpersons.
  • Is responsible for the board’s agenda.
  • Chairs meetings of the community league according to Robert’s Rules of Order or as designated in the bylaws and ensure meetings adhere to the agenda.
    • Per Robert’s Rules, votes on Board motions/major decisions only in the event of a tie;
  • Acts as one of the signing officers for cheques and other documents such as contracts and grant applications.
  • Prepares a President’s Report for the annual general meeting.

VICE PRESIDENT | back to top

  • Acts in the absence of the president/chairperson.
  • Assists president whenever possible.
  • Is familiar with all committee members and their duties.
  • Works with President and (future) Past President in the identification, participation and nomination of new Board members
  • Other special duties by interest or assignment.

TREASURER | back to top

  • Gives regular reports to the board on the financial state of the community league.
  • Acts as signing officer, with President/Chair, for cheques and other documents.
  • Issues cheques for all invoices.
  • Make deposits.
  • Enters all transactions in the journal and balances monthly.
  • Arranges for annual audit of books.
  • Prepares financial statements.
  • Completes security clearance check.

SECRETARY | back to top

  • Keeps copies of the bylaws, minutes and other documents.
  • Keeps lists of Directors, committees and general membership.
  • Informs EFCL of Board member updates after elections.
  • Records all minutes during board and general meetings.
  • Files correspondence.
  • Ensures there is a quorum.
  • Records all motions and decisions of meetings.
  • Distributes copies of minutes to directors and posts minutes online (if applicable) promptly after meetings
  • Notifies members of general meetings.
  • Files the annual return, amendments to the bylaws and other incorporating documents with the Corporate Registry.
  • In the absence of the chairperson and vice- chairperson, chairs board meetings until the election of an alternate chairperson.
  • Archives league records.

AREA ONE | back to top

  • Description coming soon

BINGO | back to top

  • Description coming soon

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS | back to top

  • Responsible for all community facilities and structures
  • Supervises building maintenance and repair.
  • Reviews condition of facilities and structures
  • Maintains up-to-date building maintenance records.
  • Advises league on maintenance and upgrades.
  • Obtains estimates for maintenance, repair and upgrade work.
  • Recommends upgrades to all facilities as required.


  • Manages all aspects of the production and distribution of the Kensington CL newsletter.
  • Manages the website and social media.
  • Manages all aspects of other communication tools such as bulletins or news releases (if applicable).
  • Manages appropriate advertising for the league.
  • Works with program director and others as required to promote events and initiatives.


  • Applies for grants and permits to run gaming events such as bingo and casinos
  • Works with Social Director in the development of ‘special’ fundraising events (Silent auctions, etc.) and helps secure appropriate donations
  • Liaises with Structures and Facilities Director in fund development for specific project (i.e. Playground)
  • Prepares written reports on gaming events twice annually and submits the reports to Attorney General’s Department.
  • Maintains financial records.


  • Manages annual recruitment drive.
  • Prepares the membership list and updates records.
  • Orders membership supplies from the EFCL.
  • Check online membership sales at and distributes cards and skate tags
  • Attend sports / program registrations to sell memberships as required
  • Recruits and supervises volunteer canvassers.
  • Reviews and prepares policy and procedures with respect to membership.
  • Recommends fee structure and strategies to increase membership.


  • Liaises with Edmonton Police Service to ensure a safe community. This includes:
  • Reporting of major concerns;
  • Implementation of action plans
  • Maintains Kensington Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Group
  • Works with Communication Director to ensure any important issues are communicated to all residents


  • Works with the City Community Recreation Coordinators (CRCs).
  • Determines which programs will be offered to the community, then arranges for instructors and accommodation.
  • Applies for grants for specific programs.
  • Arranges registrations.
  • Prepares budget and financial reports for the treasurer.
  • Arranges payments to instructors, keeps appropriate records.
  • Arranges access to the facilities used.

SOCIAL DIRECTOR | back to top

  • Coordinates large social events for the Kensington CL
  • Develops and chairs committee for implementation
  • Develops and maintains budget
  • Works with Treasurer and Fundraising Director to ensure funds accepted (should they be) are properly tracked and assigned.

SPORTS DIRECTOR | back to top

  • Reviews and prepares policy and procedures related to sports programs.
  • Recruits coaches.
  • Delegates coaching responsibilities.
  • Organizes registration times.
  • Recommends and collects sports programs fees.
  • Coordinates maintenance of Kensington CL-owned equipment (soccer balls, jerseys, nets, etc.)
  • Attends zone and other city-wide related meetings. 


  • Ensures a robust listing of volunteers is maintained for Kensington CL events;
  • Works with Sports Director to ensure volunteer deposit process is active, tracked and maintained;
  • Recruits and assign volunteers to Kensington CL social events, delivery of newsletters, fundraising ‘drives’ (Bottle drive, etc.) and Bingos and Casinos