October 25, 2012 Meeting Update

Beginning January 2, 2013, our area will have two new neighborhood police officers, Jonathan Wingerter and Jennifer Howard,  who will be replacing Joe Phillips and Jason Brands.  A special “thank you” to Joe and Jason for being great NPO’s for the past three years.  They were very instrumental in helping us rid our area of a particularly problematic housing situation., in addition to their regular duties.

On October 20, 2012, our area realized a long-time goal when we dedicated the very impressive looking “neighborhood designation sign” that was installed on Springfield Park District property on the east side of MacArthur Boulevard, between the two sections of Williams Boulevard.  The acquisition of the sign was made possible through the combined efforts of several neighborhood association fund-raisers in the past, along with the $1,000 grant that HWSNA received this past year from funds made available to the associations located within Ward 6.  The foresight of Alderman Cory Jobe and the Ward 6 Revitalization fund made those grant awards possible.  If you type in “photo” in the search box, you can see a picture from the dedication.  Thank you again to Alderman Jobe, the Ward 6 fund, our board grant writers, residents of our area, the Springfield Park District and Ace Sign Company.

Thank you also to Board member Mike Jackson who has served as our treasurer and membership chair for many years.  Board member Sharon Riffey has taken on the treasurer duties and Bill Becker, coordinator of the block captains, has taken on membership responsibilities.

Thanks for your interest.  Watch the website for our next newsletter/meeting notice.