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Locustwood / Gotham Civic Association
Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003

Next Meeting:

December 18
7:30 PM



May 15 Meeting Announcement

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: The New Elmont Memorial Public Library
Guest Speaker: Sewanhaka CHSD Superintendent, Mr. Warren Meierdiercks
Sewanhaka CHSD School Budget / Improving our area.

At our May meeting, our quest speaker will be Sewanhaka CHSD Superintendent Warren Meierdiercks. It will be a great opportunity for us to discuss about the issues that are truly affecting our immediate area. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30 P.M. sharp. All our meetings are an open forum, and provide all our members the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers. Important components of our community are our schools and we encourage all our community members, neighbors and friends to join this important meeting.

Brainstorming ideas and solutions may help ensure a more tranquil, and enjoyable months ahead. Now that the weather is nicer, please interact with your neighbors, participate in the civic and become better informed to what is going around in the community.

We hope that everyone has taken the time to read and review the proposed schools and library budgets and we encourage everyone to vote. In addition, everyone should review the candidates running for the School and Library Board of Trustees and vote for those whom you feel would represent our community well. The School Budget Vote and Trustees Elections will take place on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Members in our area will vote at the Gotham Avenue School. We remind that you must be over eighteen years old, a resident of Elmont for more than thirty days, and be a United States citizen in order to vote. We hope that everyone who is able takes the time to exercise his or her freedom to vote.

On Sunday, May 11, we celebrated Mother’s Day in the United States. Washington Irving once stated that “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”. On Mother’s Day, take the time to thank, rekindle, and to appreciate the “mothers” in our lives and in the community.

At the end of this month, we celebrate Memorial Day for all the men and women who served this country for the preservation and protection of democracy. We asked all our members to show your support for the individuals who had served in the armed services and who are currently serving. We especially must show our respect for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. They are the true American role models and we must continue to display our gratitude for their service. We ask all our members who are capable to march with us in the Memorial Day Parade. There will be more information pertaining to the celebration at our May meeting.

Participating in the civic process help shapes the future of our community and of our world. The civic understands that we all have busy schedules to keep. However, we should give some time to help preserve the quality of life of our neighborhood. This upcoming meeting is important to attend because there are serious issues that affect us directly. It is important for all members be informed, and to work together to resolve these issues. Together we can make Elmont the best place to live anywhere.

Come on down on the 15th at 7:30 P.M. at the Elmont Memorial Public Library and be a proactive component of our community. Bring your family, neighbors and friends. It is always great to see our neighbors together supporting a positive cause.

A special salute to our troops and armed forces, because thanks to their patriotism and sacrifice, they help protect our freedoms and are an inspiration to all Americans.

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