Community Meeting

October Community Meeting

Dank Haus— Sigurd

German American Cultural Center


Paige Worthy

Board Chair

Live stream on FB

Mission-community group


John Ratzenberger

Gateway to Learning

Dorothy’s Can Do Café

For adults with learning disabilities

Culinary skills for home, work, community


Dillon Goodson, board member

Ideas -> action

For election season, local, state federal reps

How to improve the neighborhood

19th & 20th police districts

40th & 47th ward alderman

#heartofls


John Fritchey, Cook County Commissioner, Chair of Tech cmte

Early 2000’s dwindling community group participation

Collective voice

Election year budget- no new taxes, revenue -> not enough $

County is better off than city, state

85% of budget -> health & safety

Commander Mark Buslik Dist Comm of 19th dist

Police accountability. PhD in criminology

203,000 in 19th 2nd in population 4 in geography

Fullerton/Lawrence/lake/river

Sean Lockhart

Lawrence/Peterson/lake/river

20th district lowest crime dist in Chicago

Be an educated reader of the media

Cost: crime goes down, resources cut

Complacency: people don’t call the police in safe neighborhoods

Captain John Riordan

Degree in public safety

One of two safest neighborhoods in America 20th dist.

Garage burglaries *biggest issue bikes

#1: self-inflicted crime=e.g. walk the dog leave door unlocked, or window open, car unlocked car running in the cold avoidable— 70% of crime, phones & computers in car, go in=burglary, offenders are young, violence down, tires & rims theft citywide problem, catalytic converters

Composed consent decree: settlement agreements Rodney King-> police depts. Not accountable. Justice dept. can conduct civil rights investigation. How are policies implemented? Supervision, training, accountability. Look at mental health issues, police response inadequate. Training for dealing with someone in crisis. Use of force policy what you should do vs. what you can do. Reform is poor way to look at the issue. Think in terms of transformation. Long-term planning and training. Don’t just fix it, make it work. Ignore politics. Consent decrees are beneficial.

All policies are online. Use of force policy.

Artur


Anne Williams, State Rep

North Center, Lincoln Sq, Ravenswood, Lincoln Park…

11th dist, 47th ward +

108,000 constituents

Public safety #1 issue, public schools

State budget challenging

2014-$6 billion in unpaid bills, budget impasse ->$15 billion in debt + service on the debt

2016 -> looking at Trump policies and trying to inoculate IL: choice, healthcare, public schools, environmental, immigrant & refugee rights, net neutrality

Strides on gun violence Gun Dealer Licensing Act, passed bipartisan, vetoed


Mike Quigley, Congressman

Chicago out to Oak Brook

fin svcs, transportation, housing and urban development, appropriations cmte.

Personal contact with reps & staff = most effective way to communicate your ideas


Alllan Schild & Emily Stone, board members


Alderman O’Connor

MB new tenants?

McDonalds reconstruction

Need to patronize local, independent businesses


Alderman Pawar

Universal basic income task force as a way to address poverty, student loans, food insecurity, housing crisis, automation displacing workers

Earned income tax credit

Federal guaranteed jobs program

Office of labor standards

Legislation to get rid of local control of zoning for affordable housing

Need 40,000 units in Chicago


City-wide issues vs. Lincoln Sq.:

Transportation & density & housing

Rockwell hub, Western Ave station, Metra

2-flats -> bigger building

Build densely near transit, eliminate local control

Schools will lose students over time if housing gets too expensive

Vacant storefronts, need more diversity: older, younger, single people


One Illinois-non-profit news org, new project


Prepared by Joanne Oyer

Approved 11-13-18




Board Meeting Minutes

September Board of Directors Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association


7:00PM at Nick’s Pizza

Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Julia Brown

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Allen Schild

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy


Not in Attendance:


  • Emily Friend


Agenda


  1. Previous Meeting Recap

  2. October Meeting Discussion

  3. Holiday Party

  4. Boundary Restructuring

  5. Policy, Planning & Advocacy Update

  6. LSRCC Master Plan Meeting

  7. Treasurer's Report

  8. Beautification Update


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:12pm


August Meeting Recap


Consensus among board members that the outreach was not as successful as desired.

May consider having a “summer break” in 2019.

Neighborhood schools page will be added to the website with local school info.


October 18th Meeting “State of the Neighborhood Address”


This meeting will be an opportunity for the community to meet currently elected officials.


There are five confirmed speakers:

  • 19th District Police Commander Marc Buslik

  • 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran

  • Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey

  • State Representative Ann Williams

  • 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar


Yet to respond:

  • 40th Ward Alderman Pat O’Connor

  • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer

  • Senator Heather Steans

  • Senator John Cullerton

  • Senator Dick Burbin

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth


Theme for meeting:

  • what is happening that affects Lincoln Square residents, and;

  • how can residents be engaged in the political process on a local, state or federal level.


Format:

  • The speakers can pick one or touch on each the themes

  • Speakers will have 5 minutes to talk followed by 5 minutes for questions

  • Questions must be submitted in advance.


Proposed venues:

  • Sulzer (followed by a post meeting meet-up)

  • Dank Haus



December 4th Holiday Party


Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub


Considering:

  • Sponsored bar package with ticket sales

  • Toy drive or canned food drive

    • Waiting to hear back from Ross Outten about the event partnership



Restructuring our neighborhood boundary rules


Consider keeping current boundaries for our scope of work and influence but opening them for anyone who wants to be a member.


September 20th Policy, Planning & Advocacy Meeting


Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub


Goal:

  • Develop HOLS mission statement regarding zoning and development

  • Mission statement to be approved by Board

  • Approved statement will be submitted to aldermanic candidates with a request to commit or provide alternate viewpoints.


Timing:

  • Mission statement to be submitted to Board by December 14th

  • Seeking Board approval of mission statement by January 4th


Meeting Agenda:


  • Identify planning/development principles

  • Identify key zoning/development issues of concern

  • Discuss role of Alderman

  • Examin mission statements of other community groups



LSRCC Master Plan Meetings


  • Adam Kingsley attended first meeting on 9/12

  • There will be 5-7 total planning sessions

  • Send Adam’s report to members


Treasurer’s Report


$875 in the bank.


  • Paige implemented new accounting software on the website via Wave Checkouts


Beautification Update


  • 10 people attended the meeting

  • Made a list of qualities to evaluate projects against.

  • Considering a high-profile project to get started

    • Western Brown Line – 311 requests to remove dead trees, re-set tree grates, plant flowers by trees

    • Paint planters under Brown Line and fill with shade-appropriate plantings

    • Corner Gardens: Lincoln/Leland & Giddings/Oakley

  • Project Target: Spring 2019

  • Considering Kickstarter campaigns

  • Dykes with Drills is  interested in building Little Free Pantry or Little Free Library


Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary

Approved 11-13-18

Community Meeting Minutes

September Community Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association
September 11, 2018
6:30PM at American Legion Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Julia Brown

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Allen Schild

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

  • Emily Friend


Agenda

  1. Previous Meeting Recap

  2. October Meeting Discussion

  3. Holiday Party

  4. Boundary Restructuring

  5. Policy, Planning & Advocacy Update

  6. LSRCC Master Plan Meeting

  7. Treasurer's Report

  8. Beautification Update

Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:12pm

August Meeting Recap

Consensus among board members that the outreach was not as successful as desired.

May consider having a “summer break” in 2019.

Neighborhood schools page will be added to the website with local school info.

October 18th Meeting “State of the Neighborhood Address”

This meeting will be an opportunity for the community to meet currently elected officials.

There are five confirmed speakers:

  • 19th District Police Commander Marc Buslik

  • 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran

  • Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey

  • State Representative Ann Williams

  • 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar

Yet to respond:

  • 40th Ward Alderman Pat O’Connor

  • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer

  • Senator Heather Steans

  • Senator John Cullerton

  • Senator Dick Burbin

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth

Theme for meeting:

  • what is happening that affects Lincoln Square residents, and;

  • how can residents be engaged in the political process on a local, state or federal level.

Format:

  • The speakers can pick one or touch on each the themes

  • Speakers will have 5 minutes to talk followed by 5 minutes for questions

  • Questions must be submitted in advance.

Proposed venues:

  • Sulzer (followed by a post meeting meet-up)

  • Dank Haus

December 4th Holiday Party

Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Considering:

  • Sponsored bar package with ticket sales

  • Toy drive or canned food drive

    • Waiting to hear back from Ross Outten about the event partnership

Restructuring our neighborhood boundary rules

Consider keeping current boundaries for our scope of work and influence but opening them for anyone who wants to be a member.

September 20th Policy, Planning & Advocacy Meeting

Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Goal:

  • Develop HOLS mission statement regarding zoning and development

  • Mission statement to be approved by Board

  • Approved statement will be submitted to aldermanic candidates with a request to commit or provide alternate viewpoints.

Timing:

  • Mission statement to be submitted to Board by December 14th

  • Seeking Board approval of mission statement by January 4th

Meeting Agenda:

  • Identify planning/development principles

  • Identify key zoning/development issues of concern

  • Discuss role of Alderman

  • Examine mission statements of other community groups


LSRCC Master Plan Meetings

  • Adam Kingsley attended first meeting on 9/12

  • There will be 5-7 total planning sessions

  • Send Adam’s report to members

Treasurer’s Report

$875 in the bank.

  • Paige implemented new accounting software on the website via Wave Checkouts

Beautification Update

  • 10 people attended the meeting

  • Made a list of qualities to evaluate projects against.

  • Considering a high-profile project to get started

    • Western Brown Line – 311 requests to remove dead trees, re-set tree grates, plant flowers by trees

    • Paint planters under Brown Line and fill with shade-appropriate plantings

    • Corner Gardens: Lincoln/Leland & Giddings/Oakley

  • Project Target: Spring 2019

  • Considering Kickstarter campaigns

  • Dykes with Drills is  interested in building Little Free Pantry or Little Free Library


Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary


Approved 11-13-15



 


Welcome Announcement

Paige Worthy introduced each of the Board Members present followed by an introduction of Brent Webb, Commander of Tattler Post 973.

News

Treasurers Report

  • By-laws approved, articles of incorporation filed and registered with Federal Government as a 501(c)3.

  • We can now accept dues at a rate of $20 for individual and $35 for household memberships. Due paying members can serve on committee’s, run for board seats, vote in elections for board seats, enjoy complimentary snacks and networking at neighborhood meetings.

  • Memberships roll over at Annual Meeting in February 2019.

  • We are currently offering 10%-off on all dues through the month of April.

Committee Groups

  1. Advocacy

  2. Beautification

  3. Outreach

  4. Events/Fundraising

Advocacy

Participants:

Tess Golden
Sajel
Vanessa
Arnold
Eileen
Jack Lydon
Bernie
Sam (Lovey's husband)
Lovey Reynolds
Carl

Objectives:   

•  Act as a liaison between organization members and government regarding local development projects (zoning/land use, transit, public space, etc.)

 •  Advocate on behalf of the organization on social justice issues, small businesses concerns, and local education

Ideas & Initiatives

Members of this discussion group shared their interest area and motivations for joining the committee:
Police accountability – Advocating for civilian control of the police and improvements to the union contract.

Neighborhood school – Comprehensive K-12 that is accessible to everybody

Housing affordability

Transit Oriented Development and other development issues

Aging in the neighborhood/neighborhood accessibility

Neighborhood safety and friendliness

The group also discussed three main strategies for engagement around these issues:
Engaging with the Aldermen's staffs; demonstrating credibility and expertise in relevant topics so that we become a trusted advisory voice.

Proactive education of committee members on relevant topics (e.g. zoning)

Consistently "show up" to any zoning/exception review hearings and advocate in favor of increased density (within reason). Voices in opposition to projects are often those who attend such hearings.

Beautification

Participants:

Damian Raszewski
Craig Klucina
Christine Perri
Dillon Goodson
Emily Ransom

Objectives:   

  •  Beautify and enhance the public way through public art, landscaping, and other streetscape projects sponsored by HOLS

  •  Organize neighborhood cleanup days

 Ideas & Initiatives

Neighborhood-wide trash cleanup

Under L tracks improvement (art, plants, etc)

Rats are a big issue. Organize neighbors to call 311 and have city take care of issue (same for graffiti)

Plant perennial gardens at corners of intersections

Place sculptures and/or other public art at open plazas

Identify funding opportunities through Chamber of Commerce, Aldermen and organize neighbors to raise matching funding for projects via KickStarter

Need to learn more from GRO about how they organize neighbors behind beautification projects

Next Step: Plan neighborhood walk in May to survey and gain prioritizing projects in neighborhood (public art, cleanup, etc.)
Find way to preserve recycled plant material and transplant it into in-ground beds

Outreach

Participants:

Mark Nach
Barbara Reed
Stephanie Maieritsch
Emily Ransom

Objectives:   

 •  Plan and execute marketing initiatives to promote HOLS to the broader Lincoln Square neighborhood

 •  Develop a membership program with benefits; focus on ways to attract and retain HOLS members

 •  Act as the liaison to other community organizations and stakeholders

Ideas & Initiatives

Distribute/post flyers throughout neighborhood

Tear off info sheets

$75-$100 business membership

Event establishing Apps

Chamber liaison

Table set up at festivals & farmers market:
Local business sponsors donate items for raffle

People who sign up and pay due at event receives a gift bag of HOLS swag and raffle ticket

HOLS info brochures available to distribute

Utilize WBEZ, Channel 11, Channel 9:
Provides stories of unusual/famous people who live/work in Lincoln Square

Events & Fundraising

Participants:

Phil Byers
Jessie Keener
Megan Hagans
Melaina Prest
Emily Friend

Objectives:   

   •  Plan and execute HOLS-sponsored festivals & community programming

  •  Plan future HOLS social events and gatherings

  •  Raise money to support HOLS programming

  •  Identify opportunities for HOLS to have a presence at other community events

Ideas & Initiatives

Newsletter about meeting "local hero”

Teaching kindness as a community

Building community through events

Promote diversity of Lincoln Square

Representing the different stages of life

Expand the block party idea:

Send a team from your block

Captains of the block party

Lincoln square block party (Maybe at Winnemac Park)

June meeting — International Day of Yoga
Bloom
Coconut yoga
One key yoga

Nursing or Veterans home group visits

Story on media story on media/WBEZ  – focus on community

Service lists and suggestions/ideas for community members to get active/take action

WinterFest (since winter is a hard time to connect)
Welles Park Pool Party – meet your neighbors
*Members can meet the cast at Shakespeare Festival

Field day — Maybe in the block party

Yoga in the Parks permit? Welles or Winnemac?
Suggested donation
Maybe a member perk
You can come for free

Easter egg hunt for dogs – Horner too far west?

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

 Approved 5-18-18

Board Meeting Minutes

July Board Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association

7:00PM at Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

Julia Brown

Emily Friend

Allen Schild


Agenda

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  2. Committee Updates

  3. Discuss Budgeting for Upcoming Initiatives

  4. August 16th Meeting

  • Programming

  • Food and beverage plan

  1. October Meeting

  • Brainstorm Programming

  1. December Holiday Party

  • Brainstorm Charities

  • Discuss Locations

  1. Next Steps: Board Member Roles


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:06pm


Approval of Meeting Minutes

Raminder Chadha made a motion to approve the previous meeting minutes. Adam Kingsley seconded.


Committee Updates

Beautification Committee has scheduled a neighborhood survey walk to identify and prioritize projects.


Outreach committee (which Raminder will head up) be compiling list of websites and media outlets through which to disseminate information about neighborhood meetings and events.

Adam Kingsley will be joining Julia on the Planning & Advocacy committee to deal with some of the more municipal-related issues they’ll tackle.


Events + Fundraising: Need update from Friend


Discuss Budgeting for Upcoming Initiatives

Budget discussion on hold until Allen Schild returns.


Memberships will be discounted 50% until the end of the year.


August 16th Meeting: Programming

With a “Neighborhood Schools 101” theme, a school supply drive will be promoted for this meeting. We will be contacting local schools to determine what supplies are needed with the Davis Theater and Sulzer Library serving as drop-off points.


Potential speakers at this meeting to include Friends of Chappelle representatives, Amundsen HS Principal Anna Pavichevich and Local School Council representatives discussing how to support your local neighborhood school as a parent and resident.


August 16th Meeting: Food & Beverage Plan

Reach out to Nick’s and other local pizza places to request free or discounted pizza.


October 18th Meeting: Brainstorm

Ward Updates/State of the Ward with Alderman and Zoning Committee speakers.


December Holiday Party: Brainstorm

Potential date of Tuesday the 4th. Charity could be the Friendship Pantry and party could serve as a food drive/fundraiser – novelty check could be presented.


Looking into Artango, Davis Theater, The Grafton and Half Acre as potential locations.


Davis Theater could host a free holiday movie viewing party (family-friendly) or sing-along.


Next Steps: Board Member Roles

Four board member seats will be available at the end of the year.


Meeting adjourned at 8:38pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary


Board Meeting Minutes

June Board of Directors Meeting

HOLS Board Meeting

Date: 7/10/18

Time: 7pm

Location: Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy


Not in Attendance:

Julia Brown

Emily Friend

Allen Schild


Agenda

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  2. Committee Updates

  3. Discuss Budgeting for Upcoming Initiatives

  4. August 16th Meeting

  • Programming

  • Food and beverage plan

  1. October Meeting

  • Brainstorm Programming

  1. December Holiday Party

  • Brainstorm Charities

  • Discuss Locations

  1. Next Steps: Board Member Roles


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:06pm


Approval of Meeting Minutes

Raminder Chadha made a motion to approve the previous meeting minutes. Adam Kingsley seconded.


Committee Updates

Beautification Committee has scheduled a neighborhood survey walk to identify and prioritize projects.


Outreach committee (which Raminder will head up) be compiling list of websites and media outlets through which to disseminate information about neighborhood meetings and events.

Adam Kingsley will be joining Julia on the Planning & Advocacy committee to deal with some of the more municipal-related issues they’ll tackle.


Events + Fundraising: Need update from Friend


Discuss Budgeting for Upcoming Initiatives

Budget discussion on hold until Allen Schild returns.


Memberships will be discounted 50% until the end of the year.


August 16th Meeting: Programming

With a “Neighborhood Schools 101” theme, a school supply drive will be promoted for this meeting. We will be contacting local schools to determine what supplies are needed with the Davis Theater and Sulzer Library serving as drop-off points.


Potential speakers at this meeting to include Friends of Chappelle representatives, Amundsen HS Principal Anna Pavichevich and Local School Council representatives discussing how to support your local neighborhood school as a parent and resident.


August 16th Meeting: Food & Beverage Plan

Reach out to Nick’s and other local pizza places to request free or discounted pizza.


October 18th Meeting: Brainstorm

Ward Updates/State of the Ward with Alderman and Zoning Committee speakers.


December Holiday Party: Brainstorm

Potential date of Tuesday the 4th. Charity could be the Friendship Pantry and party could serve as a food drive/fundraiser – novelty check could be presented.


Looking into Artango, Davis Theater, The Grafton and Half Acre as potential locations.


Davis Theater could host a free holiday movie viewing party (family-friendly) or sing-along.


Next Steps: Board Member Roles

Four board member seats will be available at the end of the year.


Meeting adjourned at 8:38pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary

Approved 11-13-18

Board Meeting Minutes

march Board of Directors Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association

7:00PM at American Legion Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

Julia Brown
Emily Friend
Dillon Goodson
Stephanie Maieritsch
Emily Ransom
Allen Schild
Emily Stone
Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

Ken Edwards


Agenda

 

1. Call to Order
2. Open Forum
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Reports
5. Unfinished Business
6. New Business
7. Adjourn


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:11pm

Open Forum

 

Dillon Goodson made a note that our Facebook presence is great and feels that whomever has been contributing is doing a wonderful job.

Julia Brown inquired as to the rules or responsibilities as to the posting of content on our Facebook page. Paige responded that as of now there is no strategy but moving forward we should come up with “beats that each of us can cover” with someone covering government and municipal issues, etc. These beats might also fall in line with our special committees. Emily Ransom mentioned that she prefers to report on parks and library news. Paige commented that she gravitates towards restaurants and small businesses. Julia Brown suggested we start asking the community about what they would like to see in the neighborhood {what is currently lacking}.

Board members will be documenting anything of interest, photo-wise and posting to Facebook as being an active presence in the community is in line with our mission as an organization.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Dillon made a motion to approve the Meeting Minutes from the February 22nd Board Meeting. Julia Brown seconded the motion. All in favor, none opposed.

 

REPORTS

 

Presidents Report

 

Paige stated that there is not much to report but we are off to a great start. As we formalize our roles and begin to establish our committees there will be much more to report moving forward.

 

Treasurers Report

 

We have our EIN. The 501 C-3 application was submitted as of the morning of 3/19/18. May take anywhere from 14-90 days to hear back about E-Z application acceptance. Allen used his personal information for organization address. Allen also personally paid fees for the articles of incorporation ($75 to file with state and $275 for 501 C-3 application). Once we receive 501C-3 status approval, we can open our bank account and file for state tax exemption. Paige is going to start researching software to manage membership dues and will be reporting back in a week with options for members to pay dues at meetings and online. WinTrust Bank was selected as the bank to hold the association’s finances.

 

Unfinished Business

 

Discussion surrounding what paying members will be receiving in return for their membership was focused on providing food at the meetings. Locations for future meetings were discussed and the following list compiled:

Potential locations for future meetings:

  • Nicks

  • Tattler

  • Dank Haus

  • Mythos

  • Old Town School

  • Sulzer – no food so it may work for an annual meeting

  • Welles Park Community Room

We would like to get a point where card carrying members receive discounts at participating businesses as well as free food at meetings.

With plans to have the ability to accept due payments at the April community meeting, we will offer sign-up discounts for members who join that evening or in the first month.

Proposed price structure for membership dues:

  • $20 individual membership

  • $35 household membership

  • $50 business membership

Julia made a motion to approve the proposed rate structure and following benefits: Those who sign up at the April community meeting (or within the first month) will receive a 10% discount, with due paying members holding the ability to vote, serve on committees and to partake in food at meetings. Paige seconded the motion. All in favor, none opposed.

 

New Business

 

Emily Stone made a motion to hold April 19th meeting at the American Legion Tattler Post 973. Dillon seconded the motion. All in favor, none opposed.

For the April 19th community meeting, Dillon will be creating a “fleshed-out” list of committee expectations for the following recommended special committees:

  • Marketing & Membership

  • Events

  • Zoning/Development/Small Business

  • Beautification

  • Public Safety/Planning/Advocacy/ Attends CAPS meetings

Upon gathering, each committee will draft a mission statement and goals which should align with the core tenets of the HOLS mission statement.

To ensure that special interest segments such as education and social justice have a home among of the committees, there will be a facilitated portion of the evening to find their placement.

Idea: at upcoming community meeting have a “Block Party 101” info session or consult with “block leaders” and have the info provided on Facebook.

Proposed third Thursday (even month) community meeting schedule:

Dillon suggested five meetings a year in the even months except for December when we host a holiday party.

  • June 21

  • August 16

  • October 18

  • December 6th for holiday party with a charity component

  • ** Maybe a post-holiday mixer in January organized by events committee

  • Annual meeting in February

Allen will be absent at the April 19th meeting but will provide a Treasurers report.

Suggested format for future meetings: Social half-hour with food served at 6:30pm and official programming starting at 7:00pm. Board President/Vice President and Treasurer can present reports and updates at beginning of meeting followed by representatives from Chamber of Commerce, etc. to provide their updates/reports. Following official business, we can have an open forum for discussion or offer the option to write-in questions/concerns/comments which can be addressed at the next community meeting.

June 21st meeting special event: In recognition of International Yoga Day, there will be an optional early start for those interested in a free 30-minute yoga session, hosted by a local yoga studio in Welles Park.

Meeting adjourned at 8:41pm

Approved 5-18-18

Board Meeting Minutes

Inaugural Board Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association
7:00PM at Carbon Arc


Board Members Present:

Julia Brown
Emily Ransom
Dillon Goodson
Ken Edwards
Emily Friend
Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

Allen Schild
Emily Stone
Stephanie Maieritsch


Agenda

  • Election of officers
  • Define term lengths
  • Discuss membership terms, dues, benefits, etc.
  • Date selection for next association meeting

Election of Officers:

Board Officer slate proposed as follows: Paige Worthy serving as President, Emily Stone serving as Vice President, Allen Child serving as Treasurer, Emily Ransom serving as Secretary. Motion made by Julia Brown to approve the slate. Motion carried unanimously.

Defining Term Lengths:

1 Year:
Paige Worthy
Dillon Goodson
Emily Friend
Stephanie Majeritsch

2 Year:
Ken Edwards
Julia Brown
Allen Schild
Emily Stone
Emily Ransom

Membership Dues Discussion

General consensus about membership cost falls within the $10–25 range. No vote held. 

Discussion about potential membership perks or local business discounts and potential charities to support with donations from membership dues concluded in the decision to research and create a list of charities and businesses located within our boundaries. No vote held.

Next Association Meeting

The next association meeting will be held on April 18th or 19th. Location to be determined. Time 7PM.

Prior to association meeting, surveys will be sent to unofficial members to garner feedback about which subcommittee they would like to see formed and potentially serve. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm

 Approved 3-19-18