The Summit Hill Association (SHA) – District 16 Planning Council is hosting its Annual Neighborhood Celebration and Board Elections event on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:00 pm in the Linwood Recreational Center Gymnasium, located at the corner of St. Clair Avenue and Victoria Street. Whether you’re a current SHA volunteer, a resident interested in meeting new neighbors, or a business owner looking to get more involved in the community, this event is for you!
We hope you will join us for an evening of camaraderie, volunteer recognition, and enjoying fabulous desserts! All Summit Hill neighbors and businesses are invited to attend.
Volunteer Recognition and Good Neighbor Awards
We are so appreciative of these generous efforts, and it’s why SHA uses the Annual Neighborhood Celebration to recognize all SHA volunteers and to present the SHA Good Neighbor Award to special volunteers during the evening. This year, we are honoring the following recipients. Your presence at this awards recognition night will mean alot to them!
- Summit Hill Community Garden Task Force– Core members: (in alphabetic order): Sue Evens, Milton St., Libby Furlong, St. Clair Ave., Kerry Kelly, St. Clair Ave., Laura Michelson, Grand Ave (renter), Kate Pearce, Grand Ave. (condo owner), Julie Piazza, Lincoln Ave. (renter), Cat Thompson, Crocus Hill, Margaret and Ugur Tosun, Lexington Parkway (condo owners), and Corrie Weikle, Grand Ave. (renter).
- Aaron Thompson, General Manager of D’Amico’s on Grand
- Margaret Horstman, longtime Lombard resident
Information Booths and Treats!
The evening will begin a social period to share some desserts and treats provided by SHA Board members. It’s also a chance for you to visit committee tables where you can learn more about SHA Projects or other community organizations within our neighborhood. SHA serves the Summit Hill neighborhood and is led by neighbors just like you who live in or own a business in the community. SHA aims to sustain the quality of life in the neighborhood and serves as the official “voice of the neighborhood” on city-related matters. SHA works with citizens to provide:
- A monthly Neighborhood Forum and Board Meeting where community issues are discussed and decisions made for the good of the neighborhood;
- On-going dialogue with city officials regarding matters of community concern including zoning and land use issues
- Annual Spring and Fall Neighborhood Clean-Up Days
- Spring and Fall Neighborhood-Wide Garage Sales
- Crime prevention Block/Building Clubs organizing & support
- The Summit newsletter, monthly SHA E-News Bulletins and the SHA website atwww.summithillassociation.orgeach of which provides you with the latest information about actions, special events & issues of concern to the neighborhood.
- The biennial Summit Hill House Tour (next Tour in September 2014)
Annual Elections to Fill Vacancies on the 21-Member Board of Directors
Each October, we hold board elections to fill vacant seats, or those seats with terms ending in October, on our 21-member volunteer board of directors. Typically, this works out to about 6 open seats on the board that come up for election each year. We encourage you to consider putting your “hat in the ring” this year! Here is your chance to help lead the neighborhood and share your ideas and passions about how we can continue the good work of sustaining and improving Summit Hill.
Many have found that working with your neighbors on the SHA Board of Director is both exciting and rewarding. If you would like further information about the time commitment and responsibilities of being a member of the SHA Board, please go to our website at www.summithillassociation.org or click on this link for information and an application form. Email the completed form by Sept. 30th firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Jeff Roy or Diane Hilden at the SHA Office at 651-222-1222. Participating in the neighborhood by serving on the SHA Board is a terrific way to meet neighbors and help keep Summit Hill a wonderful place to live!