Comments from the Chair
December 30, 2004
As we end this year I want to take a moment to
thank the steering committee members and the board for all their hard work and
dedication they have given to the neighborhood. I say "thank you" to
them and to everyone in the neighborhood who has worked to make this a better
place to live, work, and play. We have met every month to discuss neighborhood
issues and these folks are always there willing to do whatever it takes to serve you, the neighborhood.
So THANK YOU Mary, Joe, Margaret, Phyllis, Tony, Betty, Linda N, and Skip.
A big thanks also to those who continually work for the betterment of the
neighborhood whenever asked. There
are too many names to mention individually but we all know who you are.
We have had a great year together and now it is
time to think about electing new officers and steering committee members. We
will hold an election at our January meeting and if you are interested in
serving in some.
We can always use "one more person".
To recap the year, we enjoyed a delightful ice
cream social in July. We co-sponsored several political forums with other
neighborhood groups, which proved to be very informative. In May we held a plant
exchange, and someone even brought a tree to give away. We have enjoyed the fellowship of our neighbors at the general
meetings. We worked together to decide what was best for the kids by keeping our
neighborhood school, and now several in the area are working on the committee
that is working on the remodeling of the school.
2005 brings us much opportunity and I look
forward to seeing all of you throughout the
coming year. Please feel free to call me anytime at 515-453-7339.
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