Become a member of the Anarchist Mountain Community Society!
Volunteering is a great way to meet neighbours, get active and make a difference in our community. Here are the committees:
Board of Directors
Mandate: Directors sit on this committee. Directors are elected by the Members of the Society, at Annual General Meetings. They sit for one year before seeking re-election. The Board of Directors is the governing committee of the Society. The Board elects the Officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Society.
Chair: Kathleen Lausman, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual AMFD/AMCS Community Barbeque Committee
(Anarchist Mountain Fire Department & Anarchist Mountain Community Society)
Mandate: Every year on second Saturday of July, residents and everyone interested in Anarchist & Sidley Mountains comes together for an annual summer BBQ. The event is hosted at this time of year to remind residents of the 2003 wild land fire, which eventually resulted in the creation of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Dept. and certainly brought the importance of “community” to residents of the mountain. The committee works out all the logistics for a great afternoon and evening of BBQ beef, good music & great food supplied by residents and friends of the mountain.
Members: Various, but thanks go to John Nett, Marianne Arpagaus, Erwin Berg, Don Scott, Joe Cardoso, Art Harfman, Urs & Annette Grob, Gerard Vander Gaag, Teresa & Nick Marty, and many others.
Silent Auction Committee
Mandate: The Silent Auction (whose proceeds go towards funding the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (amfd.org)) was originally held at the annual Summer BBQ. In August of 2020 the committee ingeniously set-up the AMCS On-line Auction with great success.
Chair: Wendy Barlow & Wayne Kelly
Jamie Soule Memorial Park (JSMP) Committee
RDOS land zoned for park purposes in our community was upgraded for recreational use and officially named after Jamie Soule in his honor.
Members: Rudy Reimer, Patricia Edney, Steve McNally, Wendy Shah, Mark McKenney
Community Watch Committee
Mandate: Every community has to take care of itself and find ways to help neighbours. One way to do this is to have a system of alerting neighbours and law enforcement officials of suspicious activity in the Community. The Community Watch Committee promotes neighbours looking out for each other, watching and tending to each other’s homes during absences, and reporting unusual activities to police. This Committee has also posted Community Watch signs throughout our Community.
Mandate: This committee was formed in 2013. The purpose of this committee is to inform residents and property owners of the risk of wildfire, and remediation techniques to mitigate the loss of property in the event of such an occurrence. The Committee has worked closely with FireSmart Canada and is continuing its property assessment work to help property owners reduce fire risk.
Chair: Alex Giovanelli
Members: Walter Zinowki, Gerry Moran and Chris Kayes
Summit Centre Committee
Mandate: Through the generous support of a corporate sponsor (Osoyoos Mountain Estates Inc.) the Community Society is renting the Summit Centre building at Peregrine / Hwy 3. This lovely facility is a focal point for Community Society meetings, activity club meetings, committee meetings, FireSmart meetings and events, lectures and gatherings. This committee coordinates the maintenance & oversees the facility. OMEI has generously offered this facility to our community for $1/year plus 50% of the hydro costs.
Members: Center not available at this point in time.
Lecture Series Committee
Mandate: For several years the Community Society has hosted interesting lectures and presentations on various topics of common interest. Usually 3 or 4 lectures are held between January & June each year. This committee finds and invites presenters, and informs residents and media of these events.
Chair: Giselle LeClair email@example.com
Emergency Notification and Communications (ENCom)
Part of Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD)
Mandate: This committee has formed a state of the art system to notify Anarchist & Sidley Mountain residents in the event of a local emergency such as a wild fire, flood, mud or snow slide, traffic accident with chemical involvement etc. The ENCom Committee used this system in 2015 to notify residents of an advancing forest fire and it worked flawlessly. If you live here and want to be added to this valuable safety system, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Wendy Barlow
Members: Sue McEvoy, Carolyne Strohmann, Richard Douziech