Spring seems to have finally gotten around to showing up. It’s great to see all the flowers coming out, as well as friends and neighbors.
In terms of program-meetings and Board meetings, the Civic Association has been in a holding pattern for the last year. The 2020 annual meeting was cancelled, and there was no summer picnic or other social gatherings—thus our only expenditures have been for the website and the PO Box.
Because of this, the board has decided on two things:
There will be no dues for the 2021 year. If you have already paid dues in 2020 or 2021, those amounts will be credited toward your 2022 dues.
The terms of Board members all have been extended for one year and, with one resignation, that means there are four positions coming open.
The President will continue to March 2022 (incumbent Todd Sleeman), as will one of the At-large positions (incumbent Doug Grove). Three 2-year terms will be open for election: the VP position (Sandy Hinman concluding her service in this position), Treasurer (Glenn Moller concluding his first term), and one of the two At-large positions (Frank Andruzzi concluding his service in this position). In addition, one 1-year term for Secretary is up for election (Emily Sudbrink retiring from this service). If you are interested in running for office, please reach out to me so I can tell you more about the open positions. There is also some basic information here.
Our current plan is to hold elections in late June, and we are exploring ways to conduct the election in a safe manner. These could include online survey, via e-mail, or the collection of paper ballots.
While the last year has felt like treading water in organizational terms, I believe we have a good base of knowledge and enthusiasm to ‘restart’ the formal workings of the civic association. Until guidance indicates it is safe to do so, however, we will not be holding any larger events (neighborhood yard sale, summer picnic). If you have ideas for events that we could host, please send me an e-mail. Also, if you have any questions, concerns, comments, please reach out to me via e-mail.
Todd Sleeman, President