Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Scenes from ONSLRG’s Annual Meeting & Pot-Luck Dinner

We’re about a week late on this report, but it’s worth sharing anyway…

Despite the cold and icy conditions on Monday, February, 11, a large crowd of ONSL residents and friends gathered at Confluence Academy for Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s Annual Meeting & Pot-luck Dinner. ONSLRG board members and staff presented the organization’s plans for 2008, while the community took the opportunity to enjoy a meal with old and new neighbors. Also on the agenda was a celebration of the past year’s achievements, including the start-up of construction at the Crown Square redevelopment, the inaugural season of the North City Farmers Market, and the wave of new neighbors and rehabbers throughout the neighborhood, from North Market to Hebert.

Neighbors and friends lined up to enjoy their fill of home-made casseroles, desserts, and various other dishes.

Alderwoman April Ford Griffin provided an update on development activity throughout the Fifth Ward, including an announcement about plans for significant improvements at Jackson Park.

Members of ONSLRG elected Board members for the 2008-10 term, including returning Board Members John Burse (presiding over the meeting in the photo above), Johnnie Owens, Tino Ochoa, and Phil Valko along with a new Board member, Kathryn Bentley, a homeowner in one of the new North Market Place homes and an assistant professor in the Dept. of Theatre & Dance at Southern Illinois Unversity-Edwardsville.

On Feb. 18, the newly elected members of the ONSLRG Board met with their fellow Board members who were elected last year for the regular monthly Board meeting. At that meeting, John Burse thanked the Board for the opportunity to have served the organization over the past several years and announced his desire to let somebody else take the reins. The board elected Tino Ochoa as President and John Burse as Vice President (so that he could hang around and assist with the transition) and voted to keep Johnnie Owens and Phil Valko as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

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