ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Northeast Baptist Church
4046 Chamblee Tucker Road
6:30 Officer Hightower
7:30 Board Meeting
About six months ago we stood before a good many of you an announced our intention to form (or revamp) the Northcrest Civic Association. We formed an interim Board of Directors comprised of the 12 people who volunteered for the job and proceeded with the task of forming a non-profit organization for the benefit for those of us who are lucky enough to call this little neighbor-hood of ours home. Let me tell you, it has been a whirlwind couple of months.
With the unwavering help of those volunteers over the past 6 months we managed to incorporate with the State of Georgia, launch a web page (www.northcrestcivicassociation.com), establish an active bank account, publish the first 3 editions of our quarterly newsletter (The Northcrest News), represent the neighborhood at various civic meetings, form numerous committees (including a Social Committee, School & Local Government Committee, and Neighborhood Safety Committee) organize numerous social events including the First Annual Northcrest 4th of July Parade and Steel Dreamin’ Summer Party, and perhaps mostimportantly, coordinate with other neighborhood clubs including the Northcrest Garden Club and the Northcrest Swim & Tennis for events such as the Northcrest Tour of Homes and the Labor of Love. Wow! What an amazing neighborhood we have to have all of these events!
All of this was in furtherance of our declared mission:
To bring residents of the Northcrest neighborhood closer together with neighbors and with others in the county and thereby foster a community spirit; To respond to issues of concern to residents of the community, and to generally improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Going forward, we plan continued involvement with the new school project (making sure neighborhood issues are addressed and working with the school to see what we, as a neighborhood, can do to support and lift up our local schools), continued involvement with local law enforcement and the formation of a new Neighborhood Watch, continued monitoring of the situations going on around the larger neighborhood such as the Chevron SLUP, the Kroger development, etc., PATH projects in neighboring cities, and numerous neighborhood social events (including the upcoming Meet and Greet Trick or Treat on Halloween and a Members Only Winter Party, as well as the 2nd Annual 4th of July Parade, a summer party, and the 2nd Annual Labor of Love Labor Day Party. We are also hoping to host a Holiday Craft Fair - a Northcrest Black Friday Event featuring local goods (this is your chance to show off your skills and earn some extra dough!) in early December.
So, long story short, we have a Civic Association! And we are doing things! What we do is, in the end, up to you. So far, a lot of what has been accomplished was done by less than 20 of your neighbors who volunteered their time and talents. Imagine what we could do with wider participation! Our goal this year is to have at least half of the neighborhood join the Civic Association.
This is your Civic Association, and it can be whatever you want it to be. So, if you have a dream, a goal, a concern, a complaint, or even just want to hang out and make friends, I encourage you to get involved; at the very least, be a member. The more members we have, the stronger a voice we have when it comes to representing our interests. Ready for more? Join a committee. Let your voice be heard! Lend us your talents! Already a committed neighborhood leader, ready to help shape this newborn organization and lead us over the next year or two? Run for an elected position. We need YOU neighbor!
Northcrest Civic Association
Proposed Changes to the By-Laws
Here is a brief guide to the proposed changes that will be brought up in the Annual Meeting.:
3.1 – provide for a 3rd directorship to ensure an odd number of Board members for voting purposes should the position of Immediate Past President not be filled.
3.2 – Current bylaws required staggered terms and limiting voting to 3 board members per election. Edits provide for electing all Board positions at this first membership meeting, and for voting on the 3rd directorship, if needed.
3.6 – requires mid-year Board appointments to stand for election at the next election meeting.
3.7 – makes committee appointments subject to vote of all board members, not just officers. Consistent with language elsewhere in By-Laws.
3.8 – changes the burden on the board regarding removal of members for non-attendance. Currently removal is required unless the board acts – change provides for board action but does not require it.
Article IX – sets the fiscal year for the association.NCA members will have an opportunity to vote on each change - please review the current by-laws and come ready to vote! By-Laws are published here - with Annotations.