Volume 1, Issue 1 November 22, 1999Fall Newsletter
MCA Inaugural Meeting
The Mineville Community Association (MCA) had its inaugural general meeting on
Wednesday, November 3. Approximately 75 people were in attendance at the meeting
and the feedback was excellent. Since this meeting our executive has been hard at
work working on a number of different items. We have produced this newsletter to
provide you with an updated status of where things are to date and what things we have
coming up. We will be having another general meeting in February to have the executive
elections and to present to the community an update on the various projects.
Christmas Lights Competition
We are having our first community event. The Christmas Lights Competition will be a
funevent that will be judged on 2 categories: traditional & festive fun.
Judging will take place on Dec. 19th starting at approximately 6:00 PM. A T or an
F marker approximately 1 X 1 should be predominantly displayed (visible from the road.)
Traditional means lighting your home and/ or garden with lights and static displays.
Festive fun means creating a Christmas light display that is amusing and inventive.
The use of animation is encouraged. Generally it will require more display elements
than traditional. Please remember that your ability to purchase a spectacular
display is not being tested, but your use of imagination and Christmas spirit.
MCA Youth Meeting
As mentioned at our inaugural meeting we intend on including the youth of the area in
the event and facilities planning. We are having a meeting with the youth of the Mineville
area on December 2 at 7:00 PM at the Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church. The
feedback from this meeting will be used to help decide what events and facilities (ie. a
rollerblade/skateboard area, basketball courts, etc.) are a priority with the youth in the area.
You can now connect to our temporary web site location at the following address:
This newsletter and any information in regards to events going on in the community
will be posted here. The internet address listed above is temporary. We are looking
for a donation of web space from a local Internet service provider. If you can help
please let us know.
Mineville Area History
Any history buffs out there? We would like to post information about the history of
Mineville on our eventual web site. This could involve digging up information at the
public archives in regards to when we were founded, how much gold was found in the
mines, old pictures of the area, etc. Also, if some of the long time residents of the area
have old pictures or information on the area please let us know (see page 2.)
Calling all artists! We are having a contest where we will give prizes to the person
who designs the best logo for the MCA. You can enter as many times as you like
and the contest deadline is January 24th. The logo should probably reflect the history
of the area (gold mining) and it should be cool. It should also look good on a hat or
T-shirt. Please submit contest entries to any member of the MCA executive (see page 2.)
Signs, signs, everywhere the signs...
As mentioned at the general meeting we would like to have a
Welcome to Mineville sign put up at each entrance to Mineville.
These signs could be either a painted sign or a routed sign. If
you are handy with a paint brush or a router and are willing to
volunteer to make the signs please contact a member of the MCA
executive listed at the bottom of this page.
We have also spoken with the Department of Transportation in
regards to the Minesville sign at the Lawrencetown entrance to
Mineville. For 911 reasons we have asked that this sign be
changed to Mineville at their earliest possible convenience.
Since snow removal is their primary focus at this time of year
this will probably be done sometime in the new year.
As also mentioned at the last general meeting Mr. Hendsbee has
donated a sign that is currently located at the mailboxes on the
Mineville Road. It will be used for posting community information,
upcoming community events, etc. If you have a message
that you would like to have posted on the sign you can do so by
contacting Martin Tanner (see below.) To help pay for the letters
there will be a $10 charge for any non-community related messages.
Membership has its privileges
Just a reminder that if you want to have a say in what happens in
the community and want to vote in executive elections you need
to become a MCA member. If you want to become a member ,
we would like you to fill out a questionnaire so we know what
areas you are interested in. There is also a $3 per familyannual
membership fee. If you are interested in joining you can do so
by contacting a member of the executive listed below.
Tree Lighting Ceremony (14 Days in December)
There will be a tree lighting ceremony on December 1 at 7:00 pm
at the Lake Echo Community Centre. There will be carol singing,
hot chocolate, tea, coffee and donuts. We hope to see many
members from the Mineville community in attendance. If you
can provide donations of outside lights please contact either:
Rosemary Morse at 829-3661 or Mary Ellen MacIsaac at 829- 2338.
Many thanks to:
·Rev. Frank Kohler for allowing us to use the Lake Echo Fel-
lowship Baptist Church for our last general meeting.
·Companies and people providing door prizes for our general
meeting: (Compaq, Kodak, Triple A, Denis Mondoux (stain glass)
Some of you have received this newsletter via electronic mail.
This is our preferred method of getting information out to the
community for the following reasons:
1. Its cheaper as we dont have to pay for photocopying charges.
2. Its better for the environment as we dont have to make as many copies.
3. Its faster as we dont have to spend time getting copies
made and then look for volunteers to hand deliver them.
If you did not receive this newsletter via e-mail and you have an
e-mail account, please forward your e-mail address to:
If you dont have an e-mail account and are willing to help distribute
the newsletter in your neighborhood or provide photocopying
please call Sandy Belliveau (see below.)
MCA Executive (Acting)
The current MCA Executive is as followsPresident: Grant MacDonald 829-3420 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President: Clive Jones 435-2751 email@example.com Secretary: Sandy Belliveau 829-2450 Treasurer: Martin Tanner 829-2121 firstname.lastname@example.org Planning (events): Clare OBrien 829-3699 email@example.com :Planning (facilities): Doug Colson 435-0725 firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: Guido Schneider 829-2291 email@example.com Director: Bob Pierce 829-2100 Director: Murray Mason 829-2911 Director: Karen Webb 829-2983 Director: Karen Cooke 829-3552 firstname.lastname@example.org