HPKCC 2011 membership letter

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Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
1525 E. 53rd Street #907, Chicago, Illinois 60615. 773 288-8343
Email hpkcc@aol.com. Website http://www.hydepark.org


(From the June 2011 Conference Reporter (Vol. 17, No. 2))

Dear HPKCC member,

I am writing to ask you to renew your membership in HPKCC in 2011. What are the benefits of membership? Your dues and donations support the work of the Conference as a community watchdog, and as a contributor to the improvement of community life. For example, you may have seen the January issue of the Conference Reporter, which featured Q&A with the aldermanic candidates in the 4th and 5th Wards, and received wide exposure thanks to the Herald.

Members have the opportunity to serve on the Board and on our committees. Hers are just a few examples: The Preservation, Development & Zoning Committee has long been engaged in the community's conversations about development, particularly of Harper Court and 53rd St., and closely monitors current preservation issues. The Schools Committee is working with area principals to actively promote community involvement in public school improvement. The Disabilities Task Force was formed to educate area businesses about accessibility issues and to help ensure that Hyde Park-Kenwood is a navigable community for people of all abilities. The Garden Fair and the Used book Sale, major events on the community calendar, are run by committees of the Conference with the support of many dedicated volunteers.

The HPKCC Board is working on a long-term project to bring together formal an informal groups in Hyde Park-Kenwood and beyond, with the goal of identifying issues in which groups have a common interest and might work together as a coalition. We're excited about this prospect, and you can look forward to hearing more about it in the coming months. We will soon begin using Constant Contact, a web-based service which will allow us to build an online community and communicate more frequently with our members. To this end, we are asking or your e-mail address, if you have one, on the membership form.*

I encourage you to renew today! The categories of membership have changed somewhat in the past year: Family $30, Individual $20, Senior/Student $15, Nonprofit (501(c)3 $75, Business $100, Supporter $200, and Sponsor $500.

Should you have questions about the Conference and our activities, or if you'd like to get involved, please don't hesitate to contact me, either by email at janeciacci@aol.com, or by phone, 773 419-1384.

With thanks and very best wishes,

Jane Ciacci
President, Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference

* Or email hpkcc@aol.com.