Monday, May 12, 2014, 7:30pm – Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

PLEASE NOTE: If you can’t attend the public meeting and elections but are eligible to vote, you MAY vote by proxy. To vote by proxy, download Election Ballot below and follow instructions on ballot.

Please mark your calendars so you can join us for our annual public meeting and elections.

This year there are five Board positions available. To serve on the CNA Board, you must live or work within the boundaries of CNA and be up to date with your membership dues. Dues can be paid on our website, www.callowhill.org, via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button. Please indicate that the donation applies to your 2014 annual dues. We also accept checks. Send your check, payable to CNA to: 1115 Hamilton St., Philadelphia PA 19123.

Dues are $25.00 per year for individuals; $50.00 per year for businesses.

To nominate yourself or another community member, please fill out the nomination form (below) and email it to callowhill@gmail.com. Nominations will be posted on the CNA site prior to the election. Attached below are CNA member nominations received as of 5/5/14.

Current board members running for re-election include: Jason Hughes – Vice President, Sarah McEneaney – President, Bruce Shelly, John Struble.

Board members currently in the middle of their terms who will be staying on include: Robert Cheetham, Teri Gerbec, Joanne Kundrat, Joseph Petry, Dennis Pilsits – Treasurer, Gary Ruben.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, May 5, 2014.

Download board nomination forms here:
2014BoardNomForm.doc, 2014BoardNomForm.pdf

Nomination forms submitted as of May 5:
Hughes-2014BoardNomJay-2014BoardNomMcEneaney-2014BoardNom,  Shelly-2014BoardNomWright-2014BoardNomO’Keefe-2014BoardNomRickard-2014BoardNomStruble-2014BoardNomStrenger-2014BoardNomBrowndeis-2014BoardNom

Proxy ballot for download here:


FROM OUR STATE SENATOR, LARRY FARNESE :                                                    All are encouraged to attend on April 24, 9:30 am , 1101 Market St.

Dear Civic Leader,

As you may have heard, there will be a public hearing before the Pennsylvania State Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss my Anti-SLAPP Legislation (SB 1090).  I am writing to formally invite you and the members of your organization to the event which will be Thursday April 24th at 9:30am at the Philadelphia Bar Association at 1101 Market St.

As an active member in your community, I am sure you are no stranger to the threat posed by SLAPPs.  These lawsuits are designed to silence voices, such as yours, from speaking out on public issues that directly affect neighborhoods.  My legislation aims to help individuals and organizations who have been sued to dismiss these suits and recoup attorney’s fees.

If you would like to submit written testimony, please contact George Farrell in my office at (215) 952-3121 or gfarrell@pasenate.com.  Please also let us know if you are interested in testifying.  Please note that we are still finalizing the agenda for the day and, regrettably, may not have time to accommodate all those who are interested in testifying in person.  however, all written testimony will be accepted by the committee and acknowledged at the hearing.

Whether you can testify or not, I would like to show my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee that my constituents care about this issue.  Your presence at the hearing will do that.  I have attached an electronic version  so that you can more easily distribute this notice to your membership.

This legislation is a step to ensure that our neighborhoods have a right to speak out about what goes on within their boundaries.  Your interest and participation is an important and valued part of the process.

Larry Farnese
1st Senatorial District


Check out this amazing film http://www.goodmotionproject.org/railpark/

North Broad Community Coalition:  A coalition of neighborhood, community, small  businesses, academic and faith‐based institutions has formed to engage in the discussion regarding proposed casino development impacting the North Broad Street neighborhoods.  Read the mission statement and current membership here. Read the testimony of the NBCC to be presented at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Hearing, PA Convention Center, April 12, 2013:  testimony NBCC final


Read an article on the 6 casino proposals from PlanPhilly. http://planphilly.com/articles/2013/03/27/city-gathers-public-perspective-on-casino-options


The City of Philadelphia Graffiti Abatement Team will provide homeowners, community organizations and businesses with power-wash services to combat graffiti vandalism from their respective properties.  To request this service, please call (215) 686-0000 or report graffiti online at http://www.phila.gov/antigraffiti/removalform.html

Or contact:
Thomas Conway, Deputy Managing Director
1401 JFK Blvd., Room 930
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1670
Phone: (215) 686-2114; Fax: (215) 686-9919
To Report Graffiti call 311 or 215-686-0000
You can also report graffiti online at http://www.phila.gov/qualityoflife/

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