President's Message 



I started last month’s message with hope that signs of Spring would be in the air, and here it is a month later and I'm still freezing and listening to reports of a snow storm approaching.  People are sneezing and complaining about their allergies with snow in the mix.  Kind of confusing, isn't it?  So this time I'll just hope that Mother Nature does the right thing real soon.


   Aside from the usual routines at last months meeting, we were entertained by the O'Malley Irish Dance Academy.  I always look forward to their performance, since it is a special break from business as usual.  A special thanks to Maureen and to all the dancers who made us smile.


   At this month’s meeting, we will have representatives from AARP to discuss and answer questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  This program was scheduled for January, but our meeting was cancelled due to a snow storm.


   Also, at this month’s meeting we will present you with the new slate of Officers and Directors for the next year, June 2014 thru June 2015.  It will be your job to approve and endorse the new slate and ask any questions you may have.  For those of you present at last month’s meeting, you heard me announce that I will not be returning as President, but will remain on the Board of Directors.  The Nominating Committee really had their hands full this year, and I would like to thank them for the fine job I'm sure they will do with the new slate.  


   For those of you interested in art, a new art therapy program will start on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Carmine Carro Community Center.  The program will take place on all Saturdays from 1 PM to 2:30 PM.  Express yourself through art.  All ages are welcome.


   Please plan on attending this month’s important meeting, where you will be able to vote on and endorse the new Board slate, ask any questions and voice any concerns regarding neighborhood issues.


   I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy Easter and Passover.






Jim Ivaliotis


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