Northland Community Council
Retreat slated for Aug. 18
Emmanuel V. Remy is hoping to advance by retreating.
Remy, president of the Northland Community Council, will convene what he is terming an executive board retreat on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, probably at the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center on Tamarack Boulevard.
"Basically, it's a six-month checkup to see what we've accomplished, if we've met some of the goals we set initially and set other goals before moving into 2013," Remy said.
Expected participants include the organization's other officers: vice president Gerry O'Neill, secretary Brandon L. Boos and treasurer Sandy LaFollette, along with the people who head committees, such as Theresa Van Davis of operational services, Roseann Hicks of projects and events and Dave Paul of development.
"It's just an opportunity to talk about the state of the state and make sure we're doing all the right things and planning for the next six months," Remy said.
Remy, who took over from Paul as president of the consortium of civic associations and other neighborhood organizations in March, said he will be reporting on the results of the executive board retreat to the full NCC membership at the Tuesday, Sept. 4, meeting.
Most of the council's sessions are held at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd., beginning at 7 p.m.
Remy also indicated that he plans to hold future executive board retreats to help keep the organization on the right path.
"I would like to do this regularly," he said. "I've always found these to be successful when I've had other leadership roles. It's an opportunity check the pulse, to find out if there are any problems -- not that I know of any at this point.
"It's an opportunity talk about any grievances they may have or any excitement as well, and maybe we can expand upon that."