Here are some
of our accomplishments this past year (February 2002 – February 2003).
- We organized
as an incorporated non-profit. We have elected officers, defined our neighborhood
street boundaries, written bylaws and have registered as a nonprofit with the State of Pennsylvania. We established goals for the alliance and identified residents with the interests and skills to assist
with alliance management. We hold monthly meetings to which all neighbors are
invited. We also have asked to join the local Civic Council.
- Our next achievement
was to inform the neighborhood of activities that affect all of us. We were lucky
to have neighborhood volunteers who were designers and our newsletter distribution with recruited volunteer block captains
helped us meet neighbors to continue to build a friendly sense of community. We
continue to work with the Sixth Ward Commissioner George Twardy for neighborhood resources and information. Our neighborhood email list now has more than 200 names (we do approximately four mailings a year to the
entire community but email announcements are regular). Please add your email
to the list!
- We hosted the Summer Citizens Forum to bring neighborhood safety and zoning concerns
to the attention of the Township.
- We co-sponsored the Outdoor Movie Night with the Beechwood Civic Association and
co-sponsored the Circus.
- We have brought many neighbors to the monthly Township Commissioners’ meetings
to voice our concerns over development of the Recchuiti property, and we have supported the ward Commissioner’s vote
to begin condemnation proceedings for the property.
- We began this fall to document obvious safety and zoning violations in the neighborhood
and have contacted the Township (and will continue to work with the Township) to bring violators into compliance.
This spring we will ask everyone in the neighborhood to support our community group
with a membership gift. I am writing to you knowing of your special interest
in having a strong neighborhood association. In this way we will have the funds
available to celebrate a spectacular Fourth of July party at Elwell Field as well as once again to host other activities for
the neighborhood. Please consider a gift and please join us by bringing your
own skills and interests to our group as a volunteer!
With best wishes from Aubrey Avenue,
Diane L. Wilder