LCA’s 2020 Officers & Board Elected at Annual Meeting
LCA's annual meeting and election was held on Wednesday, January 22nd at Belmont Village. Special guests included former Board members of LCA, Congressman Mike Quigley and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith.
Re-elected to LCA's Board to serve a 2020 — 2021 term were: Kelly Dotson, David Free, Sally Drucker, Nancy Morris and Donna Gallery. Newly-elected Directors to serve a 2020 — 2021 term were: Kathy Jordan, Eudice Fogel, Erik Heitman and Lee Merovitz. Directors currently serving a 2010 — 2020 term are: Anne Moore, Joel Merkin, Jill Thompson and Jerry Swarzman.
Following the Board election, LCA's newly constituted Board of Directors elected the following Directors to serve as officers in 2020.
President — Kelly Dotson
Vice President — Kathy Jordan
Secretary — Sally Drucker
Treasurer — David Free
LCA RECEIVES FOUR 2019 APEX AWARDS
Newsletter Honored for 4th Consecutive Year; Branding Honored for 3rd Consecutive Year
Lincoln Central Association was recently honored with a Grand Award and three Awards of Excellence in the 31st Annual APEX Awards.
LCA’s newsletter, From the Heart, was honored for the fourth consecutive year receiving both an APEX Award of Excellence in the One to Two Person Produced Newsletter category and a Grand Award in the Writing category for a feature article in the newsletter’s December 2018 edition titled Exploring the Heart of a Volcano: The Day We Met a Hawaiian Prince.
For the third consecutive year, LCA’s organizational branding was also honored, this year winning an Award of Excellence in the Campaigns, Programs & Plans category for the Putting Our Heart Into Everything We Do campaign.
LCA was awarded another 2019 Award of Excellence in the Writing — Speech and Script Writing category for a speech, The Neighborhood Looks to the Future, written and delivered by LCA President Kenneth Dotson for the May 2017 groundbreaking ceremony for The Lincoln Common, a mixed-use development on the former Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park.
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Fire Station Park Wins 3rd Excellence in Gardening Award
For the third consecutive year, Fire Station Park & Gardens was honored with a Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award becoming one of only five parks in the city to have been honored in each of the three years since the inception of the awards. The 2019 competition featured gardens and gardeners from 43 wards and 76 neighborhoods. (See full list of 2019 winners).
This year, Fire Station Park had to overcome a late planting schedule due to cold, snow and rain. Despite the shortened growing season, however, more than 150 hours of volunteer time was logged in the park this year.
Fire Station Park's 2019 award, which came in the Community Gardens: Specialized Garden category, was presented to LCA at a ceremony held on Saturday, October 12th at Austin Town Hall. (Pictured here left to right are garden volunteers Donna Bergmark, Sally Bachrach, and LCA Board member Sally Drucker, LCA's project lead at Fire Station Park.)
LCA President Kenneth Dotson said, "Congratulations to Sally, in particular, whose vision and leadership of the park has brought this wonderful achievement to LCA."
J9 Wine Bar Hosts LCA Members
Lincoln Central Association member and sponsor J9 Wine Bar will host LCA members on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. at their 1961 N. Halsted Street location for a free wine tasting reception. Guests can expect wine pairings with hors d'oeuvres and tasting tips. Look for an RSVP email soon!
Thank you to those of you who support businesses who support LCA through membership. It has been gratifying to see the positive impact LCA has had on this member business and other member businesses.
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