Our Board of Directors

The RCA is led by a group of 7 volunteers!

They are all residents of the community and have a passion for making it the best place it can be! The Board works to engage with people (who work, live or play in Ranchlands) to learn more about programs and services you want to see in the community. Then they work to raise the funds and make it happen!

Now, that isn’t to say the do it all on their own… The RCA have an awesome Office Supervisor who helps us with all kinds of things. If you have emailed or called the office, in the last several years, you have probably spoken with her!

Together our team works endlessly to support Ranchlands!

This is your 2020-2021 Board Of Directors

Anita Raffaele

President

We Asked Her…

What made you want to join the board?

I saw joining the board as an opportunity to contribute to my neighborhood in a meaningful way.

What is something you LOVE about Ranchlands?

Ranchlands has everything a person could want, right in our own backyard.

What do you hope to achieve while on the board?

I look forward to meeting and working with my neighbors, learning some new skills and helping our community put it’s best foot forward.

Tell us something interesting about you.

I’m a bit obsessed with baking. I love coming up with interesting flavour combinations for cupcakes and occasionally will spend a weekend making and decorating a big cake just for the fun of it.

Kim Rodger

Vice-President

We asked her…

What made you want to join the board?

I love our community and I want provide resources and opportunities for our members to connect and build on Ranchlands community spirit and resilience.

Something you LOVE about our community?

I have three dogs and we all love Ranchlands Dog Parks! I also love being able to say hi to community members while walking through the neighbourhood.

What do you hope to achieve on the board?

My three objectives for this term are to engage community members and businesses, to revitalise the Association’s public spaces, and to introduce a variety of programming and events that celebrates our community’s fun, compassionate, and diverse population.

Something FUN about you?

I’m known to bake unreasonable amounts of cookies on a whim.

Melanie Grier

Treasurer

We Asked Her…

What made you want to join the board?

I’ve lived in Ranchlands for nearly five years and enjoy raising my family here. I wanted to give back to the community that we belong to and find opportunities to connect with the wonderful people who live here.

Something FUN about you?

Everyone in my family has a first name that starts with “M.” Yes, even the pets.

Something you LOVE about Calgary?

The people! The City of Calgary isn’t just a municipality, it’s a community. I love the creativity, innovativeness, and resiliency of the people in this city. I am honoured to call Calgary home.

What gets you excited when thinking about volunteering?

How happy it makes me! Volunteering brings out the best in people and I love connecting with others who volunteer. I’ve made so many great friends through my volunteer work. I always feel rejuvenated after I’ve spent some time volunteering.

Nadine Bird

Secretary

We Asked Her…

What made you want to join the board?

to make a difference in my community!

Something you LOVE about our community?

The friendships I have made!

Something about your experience and how it applies?

I have worked in administration for 7 years.

What gets you excited when thinking about volunteering?

connecting & meeting new people in the community.

Christina Bain

Director-at-Large

We Asked Her…

What made you want to join the board?

I’ve volunteered the last few years at various events and wanted to get more involved. I hope that I can bring some can do spirit and new ideas.

Something you LOVE about Calgary?

That it still feels like a community not just a city and that during the tough times we all really pull together.
 

What do you hope to achieve on the board?

As this is the first time I have been on a board first and foremost learning how a community association board works as well as being a conduit for those in the community who have suggestions and concerns that they want heard by the RCA. I would like to bring a focus to our natural areas and the conservation of them as well as how we could incorporate more small scale urban biodiversity projects within the community.

Chris Tindall

Director-at-Large

We Asked Him…

What made you want to join the board?

I wanted to join the board because I wanted to contribute to the community in a different way than I have been. I’ve been involved with the 186th Ranchlands Scouts for several years and am moving on from that role – but I’m not done volunteering yet!

Something FUN about you?

You would never know it, but I have a whole shelf of different Royal Albert China coffee cups.

Something you LOVE about our community

I really love the little pathways and trails that are spread throughout Ranchlands. They are a great little secret and resource that not many people seem to know about.

What do you hope to achieve on the board?

One thing I want to achieve on the board is continuity. In the past few years the board had really turned things around at the RCA, and I want to be a part of that.

Sabrina Savage

Director-at-Large

We Asked Her…

What made you want to join the board?

Ranchlands is a hidden gem of a community! I’m a proud resident and am eager to contribute to the growth of our beautiful and diverse neighbourhood.

What gets you excited when thinking about volunteering?

I am excited by opportunities to make and foster authentic connections between people, and share a little joy and laughter.

Something FUN about you

I love trying new things and having adventures – from getting on the back of a prized Stampede bull to exploring salt mines in Peru, there are so many lenses to look through!

Something about your experience and how it applies?

I have worked in Community Development and Health Promotion for over a decade with a formal background in Community Studies and Mental Health.