PICA was started in the early 1980's and was incorporated in 1987. At that time we began the renovations on the “old schoolhouse” that was to become our new community centre.
We hold meetings when necessary to address all issues that are presented to the Island that affect the interests of both part-time and full-time residents.
Membership is open to anyone, over the age of 19, who is a resident or landowner on Pictou Island.
We elect a minimum of seven directors annually, and from this number the officers are chosen by those present at that meeting.
We endeavour to hold enough fundraising activities during each fiscal year to provide for the maintenance and operation of our facilities, as well as other programs which we choose to support. These include an annual food auction, pot-luck suppers, quilt greeting cards, and calendars.
Executive for 2016-17
- PICA Officers: President - Nancy MacDonald
- Vice-President - Bonnie Rankin
- Treasurer - Anne Chaldecott
- Secretary - Cathy Chesnutt
Directors: Anne Chaldecott, Kay Langille, Nancy MacDonald, Cathy Chesnutt, Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb, Susan Forsyth, John Ross,Albert (Skip) Hamilton, Ed George, Scott MacEwan,Rob Boudreau, Bonnie Rankin
In September, 2010, the Directors met and assumed responsibility for various portfolios. The allocation of the division of labour was organized by forming committees. The PICA Committees for 2016-17 are as follows:
- Ferry - Head - Michael Gardner , Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb,Bill MacMillan,Bill Fraser, Gretchen Maguire,Rob Boudreau
- Road - Head - Kay Langille, Heather Cochrane
- Church/Cemetery -Head - Colin Whitcomb, Myrna LeBlanc, Susan Forsyth,Nancy MacDonald
- Communications -Head - Corinne Cameron, Anne Chaldecott, Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb
- Park - Head - Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb, Nancy MacDonald
- Garbage/Recycling - Head - Gretchen Maguire, Gloria Fraser
- Events -Head ? - Maryanne MacDonald, Cathy Chestnutt, Debbie Banks, Melinda MacDowell
- Vehicles - Head - Anne Chaldecott, Nancy MacDonald, Susan MacCallum- Whitcomb
- Lighthouse -Head - Ed George
- Summer Student - Head - Anne Chaldecott, Nancy MacDonald
- Ice Boat - Skip Hamilton,Joyce Halasz,Wendy Foley, Alice Crawford, Bill MacMillan, Art Dewtie, Ray Docker