WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SAUGANASH PARK:
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, so the story goes. We've experienced both the wild and the mild in the very first week! Other signs of spring abound as well: baby bunnies on the hop, bird songs in the air, and skunks are out of hibernation (watch out!). Our neighbors have also come out of hibernation, walking, biking and jogging the streets and the trail. It's nice to see!
It was also nice to welcome some new members the SPCA Board! Diane Pezanoski has already assumed the Board Secretary position and will be slated to maintain that position for the 2016-17 year. Don Morton will be slated to occupy the Vice-President position. Jennifer Larson is our most recent board member. We are happy to have all of them! As always, board membership is open to all interested members of the Sauganash Park community. Those outside of our community who wish to conduct business with the Board must request permission to attend or simply attend one of our general meetings. Our Spring General Meeting will commence on Tuesday, April 19th. We are actively seeking a board member who would like the Treasurer position for the upcoming year. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for detailed information through this site and in the mail.
For those of you who have shown interest in following the Arshad Thomas case (4200 Rosemont squatters), he will have his first hearing since his arrest on March 15th, Room 500, at the Cook County Courthouse at 26th and California. In addition, if you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer Court Advocate for our area, you may attend the Court Advocacy Group meeting at 6:00 PM in the Community Room of the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski.
If you missed the Candidate Forum that recently occurred, you can view the entire presentation through this link: http://cantv.org/watch-now/hollywood-north-park-community-association-candidate-forum/
With the nicer weather, also comes the occasional criminal opportunist in our neighborhoods. Please make sure you secure your vehicles, homes and property, leaving nothing of value in the open or accessible. The time to call 911 is when a crime or suspicious activity is in progress, not after the fact. So act immediately should you witness something suspect or flat-out illegal.
As always, we encourage your membership to help maintain our services and events. Here's how to do it:
$30 dues ($20 for seniors 64+) may be paid in the following manners:
In Person: North Shore Community Bank, 4343 W. Peterson Avenue - Make sure they deposit into the SPCA account!
Mail your check: Treasurer, P.O. Box 46174, Chicago, IL 60646-0174
It is our sincere hope that you will gladly support the SPCA in all of its efforts. We count on you, and with everyone's participation we can continue to do great work and, hopefully, infuse some new events into our agenda in the coming years.
Thank you for making ours one of the best neighborhoods in the City of Chicago! Happy spring!