March 20, 2014
It's almost here! SPRING is finally on its way! I don't know about you, but I've been using any and every excuse to get outside and frolic in the sunshine!
As you know, along with sun, Spring uncovers lots of trash that's been hiding under all that snow. Please take a few minutes and pick up the trash around your and your neighbors' homes. Just a few minutes makes a big impact on our neighborhood cleanliness.
Since we can be outside, we have several upcoming events planned for being outside - and we'd love to see you at each of them!
HPWNA Presents... TGIF! - Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
April 4th is our first TGIF get-together of the season! Interested? This event is for HPWNA members only... email us for details! YourFriends @ hpwna.org
TGIF's take place on the first Friday of each month.
Neighborhood Clean Up - Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We will be cleaning Sacramento for our April clean up. We'll meet at 10:00 am at the corner of Sacramento and Montrose and clean our way south to Irving Park. BYO trash bags and we suggest wearing gloves; a rake or shovel is helpful too.
Neighborhood Clean Ups take place on the second Saturday of each month.
Horner Park Earth Day Clean-Up - Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to Noon
HPWNA is proud to support the Horner Park Earth Day Clean-Up as Site Captain! This is the 25th annual, county-wide Earth Day cleanup coordinated by Friends of the Parks. Horner Park is a cornerstone of our community and we encourage you to REGISTER to be one of the day's volunteers and come out and join HPWNA in this fun effort!
Mark your calendar - our Spring General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:30 PM at the Horner Park Field House. The agenda is taking shape with a focus on green initiatives - those that save you money as well as help the planet. There's a bit of business to be conducted at the meeting as well - we will elect HPWNA Board officers for the 2014-15 term. The candidates are:
President - Gretchen Helmreich
1st Vice President - Erin Engstrom
2nd Vice President - John Friedmann
Secretary - Libby Karier
In addition to these officer positions, we are excited to have 3 neighbors interested in participating as Board Members at Large: Mark Jones, Mark Mullen, and Jose Ronchetta.
Please stay tuned to the usual places for updates on HPWNA events and other events of interest in the neighborhood:
In addition to our public events, we hold Members Only events -- to receive those private invitations, please email us: YourFriends @ hpwna.org.
We look forward to getting to know you better and to seeing you around the neighborhood!
President, Horner Park West Neighborhood Association
Gretchen @ hpwna.org
Who Is HPWNA?
The Horner Park West Neighborhood Association (HPWNA) has been working to improve the community since 1988, helping residents to deal with problems they might have, or that they see developing. We serve as a liaison for the neighborhood with the alderman’s office, Chicago Police and other civic organizations. HPWNA represents the neighborhood bounded by Montrose, California, Irving Park and Sacramento.
HPWNA holds monthly board meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Horner Park Fieldhouse. Our board meetings are open to all.
HPWNA for much of its history has been a concerns-driven organization, working to keep our community safe and clean. As neighborhood concerns are low at present, we are focusing on social gatherings in the hopes that the friendships formed during this period will keep the neighborhood strong for years to come.