Homecoming Lincoln Central —LCA’s Annual Meeting & Election
Wednesday, January 22 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Belmont Village
The public is cordially invited to attend Homecoming Lincoln Central, Lincoln Central Association's 2020 Annual Meeting, Election & Neighborhood Reception scheduled for Wednesday, January 22rd at 6:30 PM. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend this special night hosted this year by our friends at Belmont Village Lincoln Park (700 W. Fullerton).
LCA will be electing new Directors at this meeting to replace outgoing Directors Paul Shea, Robert Rixer and Kenneth Dotson. The Nominating Committee's candidate slate will be published in advance in accordance with LCA's bylaws. You can read more about LCA's election procedures in our most recent newsletter.
Each year a free neighborhood reception follows LCA's Annual Meeting & Board member election. The reception is always a great opportunity to get to know LCA Officers andBoard members, connect with neighbors in a relaxed environment and express your views to your elected officials. 43rd Alderman Michele Smith and 5th District Congressman Mike Quigley are slated to attend this meeting along with other special guests.
The neighborhood reception will again be held in honor of former LCA Board members, a tradition started last year. LCA, along with our friends at Belmont Village, will take a moment to recognize and express our gratitude to those who served on LCA's Board before us and whose contributions have had a lasting impact on our neighborhood.
Stay tuned for additional details in the coming days about Homecoming Lincoln Central.
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.
LCA’S NEW MEMBER VALUES PROGRAM LAUNCHES
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DON’T MISS OZ PARK’S 3rd ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
This Saturday, January 5th, at 5:00 PM
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You are invited to join the Oz Park Advisory Council and Lincoln Central Association at 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 7th as we light up the neighborhood at the third annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Oz Park. Enjoy this magical moment surrounded by the sounds of the holidays performed by singers from Lincoln Park High School.
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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