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This page was last updated: September 11, 2014

This week the SPCA board met for the first time this 2014-15 year. By now, you should have all received a current membership application and notice of the Fall General Meeting, and will soon receive a letter from our president, Doug Fox, regarding the benefit of membership.

The Fall General Meeting will commence on Tuesday, September 16th, in the Sauganash Park Fieldhouse auditorium at 7:00 PM. Our scheduled guest speakers will be Alderman Margaret Laurino, 17th District Police Commander Jose Ramirez (or an alternate CPD represenatative), and Andrew Szorc of the 39th Ward Bureau of Sanitation Department. They will each speak and allow time for a Q & A session.

We have a healthy start to our membership this year with 222 paid members. Dues remain at the very modest rate of $30 per household/$20 for seniors 64+.  That's less than $3 a month to support the many events, services, and communications the board strives to provide. With another brutal winter predicted, we will need all of your help to continue to afford our snowplowing service. Board members will be ready to accept your application and payment at the meeting. Please do your part to support our community!

We need volunteers, volunteers, volunteers! We still need volunteers for our Block Captain initiative! Our Block Captain Coordinators, Cynthia De Salazar and Betsy Lazar, are very passionate about this effort, and we hope to get a solid database prior to the winter. The block captains have volunteered to accurately update our database with contact information, serve as point people for communication (such as moving cars for snowplows), and encourage support and involvement in Sauganash Park. If interested, contact Cynthia at (773) 895-5734.

We would also like to have a replacement for Bruno Cassettari as our liaison to the Advisory Board for the United States Post Office. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 28th, from 6:30 to 7:30 in the board room at Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Avenue. Meetings are typically once a month or less.

Finally, we need a replacement to fill the shoes of Rich Nicholson, who has had the Herculean task of "hot dog duty" every 4th of July for many, many years. Please see Rich at the meeting to learn more about what's involved.

See you all at the meeting! As always, refreshments will be served.

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This page was last updated: September 11, 2014