The President’s Report
BRRRRRRRRR, we have had some very cold days this winter. Happy New Year to you all. I have had a wonderful 2017 and I am looking forward to an even better 2018. I have learned a lot from some very seasoned individuals who give of their time selflessly year after year. Their excitement has welcomed the younger generation to our board and the diversity of knowledge has propelled us to a better understanding of our neighborhood. We have accomplished some of our goals, while others are still in progress and are looking forward to setting new goals for the improvement of our neighborhood this year. It is important for you to have a voice in setting goals. If you are a returning member we thank you for your trust in us to serve you and if you are becoming a new member we welcome you with open arms.
November 2017 Meeting Recap
Our November General Membership meeting was about getting to know your neighbor and it was a great success. We had lots of fun with games and the turkey raffle. I hope the turkey winners enjoyed their dinner and we hope the gift card winners spent them wisely. Our 2nd Vice President Emily Rey did an outstanding job presenting our neighborhood history. Thank you Emily for all the valuable time you spent researching our history and for giving an excellent presentation to all. We would like to thank the many members in attendance for sharing their history stories about their parents and grandparents. Our neighborhood is unique with respect to generation after generation wanting to stay here. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support keeps us going.
January 2018 Meeting
The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Room #2 on the second floor of the gym. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm. The election for Sheriff and Constable will be held on March 24, 2018 and we feel it is important to meet the candidates. Our two guest speakers, Mr. Jack Rizzuto and Mr. Allen Leone, Jr., are running for Constable of the 5th district which is our area. We thank both men in advance for joining us and wish them luck for the election. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates face to face. We will also take the opportunity at this meeting to review where we have been and where we want to go with our civic association. Please take a few moments to think about the goals we need to set for our organization to continue to move forward. We will also be voting on the updated By-Laws for the Civic Association. If you have not seen the new By-Laws than please go to SUBURBANTERRACE.ORG and the new ones are under the STAY INFORMED section. The hot topic of the US mail issues will be discussed at this meeting. I have been in contact with Ms. Hales at the US Postal Office handling our situation and have been asked to supply them with information about the problems that are occurring. I need very specific information from you regarding the issues. We have put together a questionnaire to help gather this information and it can be found on the Website (SUBURBANTERRACE.ORG), found in the STAY INFORMED section. We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.
Please mark your calendars for our membership drive on January 20, 2018 at 10:00 am. Pease let us know if you can volunteer to help spread the word. Also we would like for you to mark your calendars for our March Meeting. The date is March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. We will be hosting the candidates for Sheriff.
We wish you all a Happy Mardi Gras!
Lisa G. Loup
Suburban Terrace Civic Association