Friday, October 19, 2012

Notes from Yesterday's Meeting

Yesterday evening the Advisory Council held its October meeting. In case you didn't make it, here's a recap of some of the discussion and news on community programs that may be of interest to you or someone you know.

  • MEND is a health-oriented program for youth ages 7-13 who are above their ideal weight and their families. The program is free and it meets once a week for the next nine weeks in the Humboldt Park fieldhouse. Each week there is an hour of exercise and activities that's followed by an hour of discussion focused on healthy living and eating. MEND urgently needs two more families to register for the program to continue, so if your family or anyone you know, is interested in joining please call Raquel Maldonado at (312)742-4740.
  • Energy Impact Illinois is a federally funded program that offers up to $1,750 in rebates to insulate and weatherize your home. We were fortunate to have representative Leslie Proudfoot present at last night's meeting to provide a detailed description of the program and the benefits it offers for homeowners, like improving energy efficiency, savings on energy bills and increasing your home's value. To find out more about the program or sign up follow the link above or call 1-855-9-IMPACT.
  • The Advisory Council voted to draft a letter to the Park District, Alderman Maldonado and state and federal representatives supporting and requesting electrical services for food concessions in Humboldt Park to reduce noise and emissions from gas powered generators.
  • The Advisory Council will be sending a letter to the Park District Central Office, the Central Region Supervisor and Humboldt Park Supervisor summarizing recommendations made at the last meeting in regard to the Chicago Cyclocross Cup's weekly practices and December race in the park.

Thanks to all of our members, we look forward to seeing you next month.

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