One of the things that makes the 49th Ward such a great neighborhood is the caring and hard work of local organizations and volunteers to improve the community. These groups deserve your support and gratitude for all for the work they do.
Below are some upcoming events of interest from a few our neighborhood organizations.
Rogers Park Community Council’s
55th Annual Awards Event
The Rogers Park Community Council is hosting its 55th Annual meeting honoring the 2007 Citizen of the Year and Spirit of Rogers Park Award winners
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Loyola University Simpson LivingLearning Center, 6639 N. Winthrop
Celebrate with the Rogers Park Community Council with an Open Bar, Taste of Rogers Park, The Sounds of DJ and a silent auction.
For more information or to RSVP, call (773) 338-7722, x26.
Update from Rogers Park Garden Group:
LAST MEETING OF THE SEASON!!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7 pm
WHEN A COMMUNITY GARDENS TOGETHER
with JEANNE FELKNOR,
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, EAST VILLAGE BLOCK & GARDEN CLUB, CHICAGO 2004 GARDENER OF THE YEAR
Jeanne Felknor is founder and president of the East Village Block & Garden Club. Jeanne has been gardening the parkways of East Village (area between Ashland and Damen, Division and Grand) since 1999. She and her group, which includes about 40 children from the ages of 4 to 18 have gardened approximately 200 parkways in the neighborhood. Awarded Mayor Daley’s Gardener of the Year in 2004, Jeanne now gardens on behalf of the neighborhood full time. It all began one day when she was picking up trash outside her home. We will also vote on the 2008 community garden project. Come hear an inspiring presentation and help the RPGG prepare for next year!
Location: Rogers Park Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Room (2nd floor), Greenview & Greenleaf.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 11 A.M., AUTUMN TULIP BULB PLANTING AT THE 2007 COMMUNITY GARDEN
The RPGG has received a generous donation of 750 tulip bulbs for the planters and surrounding area at the 2007 RPGG/Loyola Keepers Community Garden “Circle Park ” by a local resident who really loves tulips. Come help us plant these bulbs on November 4 (November 11 is our rain date) for an awesome display next spring. Bring gardening tools (shovels, gloves, spades) and maybe even a friend. Please let us know if you can help by emailing Karen McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Circle Park, east end of Morse Ave. @ Loyola Park.
FREE BULBS FOR PARKWAY CORNERS
The RPGG has been offered lots of free bulbs. If you are interested in planting a corner on your block, please contact Karen McCarthy asap at email@example.com. The bulbs have been promised, and we would love you to help spread them around the neighborhood.
From Lakeside CDC:
“So Now You’re On the Board:”
FREE Forum Offers Q-and-A on
Lakeside Community Development Corporation is pleased to invite you to attend a “Homeowners Forum”.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:00– 4:00 pm
North Side College Prep H.S.
5501 N. Kedzie
Titled “So Now You’re On the Board,” this event will feature a panel of leading condominium industry professionals to answer questions from current and prospective Board members on just about any topic you can think of. Panelists will include a banker, lawyer, accountant, and insurance specialist with more than 50 years of collective experience working with community associations. The event is sponsored by Community Associations Institute-Illinois Chapter, Lakeside Community Development Corporation, and North River Commission.
If you are living in a condominium, townhome, or other community association, you do not want to miss this FREE opportunity to learn from the experts how to improve your association and your most important asset- your home! Community residents, prospective buyers, and others are welcome.
For more information, contact Vlatka Puljic at (847) 304-5963 firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
also from Lakeside CDC:
CONDO ASSOCIATION &
COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING FOR NEW OWNERS
Lakeside Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization, invites you to attend a workshop for condominium association leaders and owners. Lakeside CDC’s workshop covers a range of topics, including:
1) Governing laws, including Illinois Condominium Property Act;
2) The Condo Declaration and By-laws;
3) Electing a Board and Board responsibilities;
4) Managing the developer turn over;
5) Conducting effective meetings and resolving disputes;
6) Budgeting, reserves, and maintenance planning;
7) Insurance requirements for Associations and owners;
9) Self-management vs. management companies;
10) Responsibility of owners/renters living in owned units;
11) Building community; and much more.
Each participant will receive a 200+ plus page reference manual
and training guide! Indiviudalized training and assistance is also available.
Monday October 22
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bud Long Woods Chicago Public Library
5630 N. Lincoln Ave (at Bryn Mawr)
Call (773) 381-5253 to reserve space or for more information.