Recently the Stinson Community Association (SCA) completed a multi-month exercise whereby the membership identified and agreed to the following values: Collaboration, Engagement, Respect, Trust, Inclusiveness and Transparency. These values form the foundation which will support our members in their own self direction and evaluation of their ideas.
The executive leadership team of the SCA has been working together with the membership in realizing a paradigm shift in that the decision making power of the association is now in the hands of its members. We, the executives see our roles as being facilitators of the decision making process in order to support and serve our members. Our goal is that other engaged residents of Stinson become empowered via the process and ultimately obtain the skill and experience required in planning, leading and eventual implementation of their various community projects.
Attention has also been provided to the welcoming of community partners such as the Good Shepherd and YWCA and non-paid members into our process as inclusion and engagement are key to turning ideas into reality and sustaining the association in the long term.
I look forward to seeing you at Songs from the Bishop on the 7th and at our SCA General meeting on August 14th.