Marketing – Update

Decorate your Boat, thumb Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, cialis chili, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available for sale.  Free Entertainment.   Click here to download the registration form
Decorate your Boat, thumb Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, cialis chili, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available for sale.  Free Entertainment.   Click here to download the registration form
Voices of the Village – Coordinating Committee

It has been six weeks since the May 17th general meeting of the Voices of the Village sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  As you can see from our weekly articles, site the task forces are making great progress.    The task forces are coordinated by a committee composed of Greater Hyannis Civic Association board members – Bill Cronin, GHCA president, Deb Krau, GHCA Vice President, Ralph Krau, GHCA Executive Secretary,  board members Bob Ciolek and Laura Cronin and member Irene Aylmer.  The coordinating committee provides assistance to moving the task forces forward and helping to eliminate duplication.

In addition under the leadership  of the Neighborhood Task Force, the Voices of the Village will have a float in the town’s 4th of the July Parade.   In thinking of the parade theme “Family, Fun, Freedom”,   it became obvious that Veteran’s Park in Hyannis perfectly represented the theme.  So it will be depicted on our 32 foot float in the parade.  Show your support of Hyannis by joining the group marching with the float.  You can meet the float on Old Colony Rd at about 3:45 pm.

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association will again be running its Decorate Your Bike, Carriage, Wagon Contest on the 4th of July.  The contest will begin at 3:15 PM with registration on the village green near the band shell.   The contest is open to all children 12 and under.  After the judging and awarding of prizes, the kids will join the parade and lead our float down Main Street.  As always parents are welcome to be in the parade with their  children.  Remember bike helmets are required to be in the parade.  Another great opportunity for family fun in Hyannis.  

Under the leadership of the Marketing Task Force and with the kind donation by Penguin Digital Designs, Main St, Hyannis,  the Greater Hyannis Civic Association now has a website – www.hyanniscivic.com.    It’s a great place to keep track of the accomplishments of the Voices of the Village task forces and to see the other events and happenings of the Civic Association.

 

See you on the 4th .

 

 
Decorate your Boat, thumb Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, cialis chili, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available for sale.  Free Entertainment.   Click here to download the registration form
Voices of the Village – Coordinating Committee

It has been six weeks since the May 17th general meeting of the Voices of the Village sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  As you can see from our weekly articles, site the task forces are making great progress.    The task forces are coordinated by a committee composed of Greater Hyannis Civic Association board members – Bill Cronin, GHCA president, Deb Krau, GHCA Vice President, Ralph Krau, GHCA Executive Secretary,  board members Bob Ciolek and Laura Cronin and member Irene Aylmer.  The coordinating committee provides assistance to moving the task forces forward and helping to eliminate duplication.

In addition under the leadership  of the Neighborhood Task Force, the Voices of the Village will have a float in the town’s 4th of the July Parade.   In thinking of the parade theme “Family, Fun, Freedom”,   it became obvious that Veteran’s Park in Hyannis perfectly represented the theme.  So it will be depicted on our 32 foot float in the parade.  Show your support of Hyannis by joining the group marching with the float.  You can meet the float on Old Colony Rd at about 3:45 pm.

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association will again be running its Decorate Your Bike, Carriage, Wagon Contest on the 4th of July.  The contest will begin at 3:15 PM with registration on the village green near the band shell.   The contest is open to all children 12 and under.  After the judging and awarding of prizes, the kids will join the parade and lead our float down Main Street.  As always parents are welcome to be in the parade with their  children.  Remember bike helmets are required to be in the parade.  Another great opportunity for family fun in Hyannis.  

Under the leadership of the Marketing Task Force and with the kind donation by Penguin Digital Designs, Main St, Hyannis,  the Greater Hyannis Civic Association now has a website – www.hyanniscivic.com.    It’s a great place to keep track of the accomplishments of the Voices of the Village task forces and to see the other events and happenings of the Civic Association.

 

See you on the 4th .

 

 
Voices of the Village – Coordinating Committee

It has been six weeks since the May 17th general meeting of the Voices of the Village sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  As you can see from our weekly articles, sales the task forces are making great progress.    The task forces are coordinated by a committee composed of Greater Hyannis Civic Association board members – Bill Cronin, GHCA president, Deb Krau, GHCA Vice President, Ralph Krau, GHCA Executive Secretary,  board members Bob Ciolek and Laura Cronin and member Irene Aylmer.  The coordinating committee provides assistance to moving the task forces forward and helping to eliminate duplication.

In addition under the leadership  of the Neighborhood Task Force, the Voices of the Village will have a float in the town’s 4th of the July Parade.   In thinking of the parade theme “Family, Fun, Freedom”,   it became obvious that Veteran’s Park in Hyannis perfectly represented the theme.  So it will be depicted on our 32 foot float in the parade.  Show your support of Hyannis by joining the group marching with the float.  You can meet the float on Old Colony Rd at about 3:45 pm.

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association will again be running its Decorate Your Bike, Carriage, Wagon Contest on the 4th of July.  The contest will begin at 3:15 PM with registration on the village green near the band shell.   The contest is open to all children 12 and under.  After the judging and awarding of prizes, the kids will join the parade and lead our float down Main Street.  As always parents are welcome to be in the parade with their  children.  Remember bike helmets are required to be in the parade.  Another great opportunity for family fun in Hyannis.  

Under the leadership of the Marketing Task Force and with the kind donation by Penguin Digital Designs, Main St, Hyannis,  the Greater Hyannis Civic Association now has a website – www.hyanniscivic.com.    It’s a great place to keep track of the accomplishments of the Voices of the Village task forces and to see the other events and happenings of the Civic Association.

See you on the 4th .

 

 
Decorate your Boat, thumb Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, cialis chili, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available for sale.  Free Entertainment.   Click here to download the registration form
Voices of the Village – Coordinating Committee

It has been six weeks since the May 17th general meeting of the Voices of the Village sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  As you can see from our weekly articles, site the task forces are making great progress.    The task forces are coordinated by a committee composed of Greater Hyannis Civic Association board members – Bill Cronin, GHCA president, Deb Krau, GHCA Vice President, Ralph Krau, GHCA Executive Secretary,  board members Bob Ciolek and Laura Cronin and member Irene Aylmer.  The coordinating committee provides assistance to moving the task forces forward and helping to eliminate duplication.

In addition under the leadership  of the Neighborhood Task Force, the Voices of the Village will have a float in the town’s 4th of the July Parade.   In thinking of the parade theme “Family, Fun, Freedom”,   it became obvious that Veteran’s Park in Hyannis perfectly represented the theme.  So it will be depicted on our 32 foot float in the parade.  Show your support of Hyannis by joining the group marching with the float.  You can meet the float on Old Colony Rd at about 3:45 pm.

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association will again be running its Decorate Your Bike, Carriage, Wagon Contest on the 4th of July.  The contest will begin at 3:15 PM with registration on the village green near the band shell.   The contest is open to all children 12 and under.  After the judging and awarding of prizes, the kids will join the parade and lead our float down Main Street.  As always parents are welcome to be in the parade with their  children.  Remember bike helmets are required to be in the parade.  Another great opportunity for family fun in Hyannis.  

Under the leadership of the Marketing Task Force and with the kind donation by Penguin Digital Designs, Main St, Hyannis,  the Greater Hyannis Civic Association now has a website – www.hyanniscivic.com.    It’s a great place to keep track of the accomplishments of the Voices of the Village task forces and to see the other events and happenings of the Civic Association.

 

See you on the 4th .

 

 
Voices of the Village – Coordinating Committee

It has been six weeks since the May 17th general meeting of the Voices of the Village sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  As you can see from our weekly articles, sales the task forces are making great progress.    The task forces are coordinated by a committee composed of Greater Hyannis Civic Association board members – Bill Cronin, GHCA president, Deb Krau, GHCA Vice President, Ralph Krau, GHCA Executive Secretary,  board members Bob Ciolek and Laura Cronin and member Irene Aylmer.  The coordinating committee provides assistance to moving the task forces forward and helping to eliminate duplication.

In addition under the leadership  of the Neighborhood Task Force, the Voices of the Village will have a float in the town’s 4th of the July Parade.   In thinking of the parade theme “Family, Fun, Freedom”,   it became obvious that Veteran’s Park in Hyannis perfectly represented the theme.  So it will be depicted on our 32 foot float in the parade.  Show your support of Hyannis by joining the group marching with the float.  You can meet the float on Old Colony Rd at about 3:45 pm.

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association will again be running its Decorate Your Bike, Carriage, Wagon Contest on the 4th of July.  The contest will begin at 3:15 PM with registration on the village green near the band shell.   The contest is open to all children 12 and under.  After the judging and awarding of prizes, the kids will join the parade and lead our float down Main Street.  As always parents are welcome to be in the parade with their  children.  Remember bike helmets are required to be in the parade.  Another great opportunity for family fun in Hyannis.  

Under the leadership of the Marketing Task Force and with the kind donation by Penguin Digital Designs, Main St, Hyannis,  the Greater Hyannis Civic Association now has a website – www.hyanniscivic.com.    It’s a great place to keep track of the accomplishments of the Voices of the Village task forces and to see the other events and happenings of the Civic Association.

See you on the 4th .

 

 
         Marketing Hyannis Task Force- July Update

            The Marketing Hyannis Task Force decided, shop as part of its charge, to assist the Greater Hyannis Civic Association in its efforts to become an effective community voice for Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport.  Those communities have much to offer and the Association needs to be in a position to highlight their attractiveness, strengths and character.  To assist in that effort the Marketing Task Force, led by Beth Marcus, Co-Chair of the Task Force, Deb Krau of the Association, Betsy Young of the Marketing Task Force and with the considerable assistance of  Paula Hersey of Penguin Digital Design from Hyannis, created a new and very impressive web site for the association.  To see the web site and keep up to date with Association events and the Voices of the Village, please go to www.hyanniscivic.com

            Additionally, both the leadership of the Association and that of the Marketing Hyannis Task Force know that there is strength in numbers and the Greater Hyannis Civic Association needed to grow its membership.  A number of initiatives are underway and it is heartening to know that the organization has already grown by slightly over 30% since the first Voices of Village meeting earlier this year.  Residents of the three communities served by the Association are encouraged to join and participate in its activities. 

            All of this action has also prompted an interesting discussion about whether the name of the organization was appropriate and what precisely is meant by the idea of “civic” engagement with the community. 

            The Greater Hyannis Civic Association was formed to educate and inform the residents of the three communities it serves with respect to issues affecting the quality of their lives.  It was believed that the residents needed a civic forum – a voice – to embody and amplify their collective concerns.  Further, it was believed that the Town’s commercial interests, as a group, were well represented, but it was important for area residents to have an organizational vehicle to influence policies and issues affecting residential homeowners.   

            Civic engagement means paying modest attention to issues affecting the community and your neighborhood.  It does not require you need to become an expert but it does mean that you make a meaningful effort to develop a basic understanding of the issues of concern to yourself and your family and to pay reasonable attention to general matters of community concern.  An engaged citizen does not just ask for government to solve problems; rather, the citizen chooses to invest some time to work on improving one or two issues of personal concern.  A civic commitment is also a civil commitment.  An engaged citizen listens to other opinions and does not mock and disparage alternative points of view.  Knowing that the best answer to resolving problems generally requires a broad consensus, whenever possible true civic spirit tries to find common ground with people offering differing perspectives.

            After discussion, the Association has chosen to keep the word “Civic” in its name and continue to be an organization that encourages its growing number of members to pay attention, get involved, and choose to make a difference on Town issues of consequence