Category Archives: Voices of the Village Task Forces

Supporting Our Youth – August Update

Supporting Our Youth Task Force

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Voice of the Villages

Blog Post #2

 

The Supporting Our Youth Task Force has been busy at weekly meetings putting together three different types of programs that we think will enrich the lives of youth in Hyannis.

 

First, the group has been amazed by the outpouring of volunteers for the Summer Reading Program which runs Monday through Thursday at the Hyannis Public Library (11am-12pm) and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center (4-5pm). The program, which runs from August 1-25, helps students in grades 4-8 complete their required summer reading books. It is supported entirely by volunteers and bolstered by generous book donations from local residents. This pilot program will continue in the form of drop-in Homework Help during the school year for students in 4th-12th grade at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, United Cultures Resource Room, from 2:30-6pm. We are still actively looking for volunteers (ages 14 and up) for the school year program.

 

Second, the task force has decided to implement a kindergarten mentoring program starting in the fall of 2011. The group has had guest speakers talk about various topics and is beginning to develop a comprehensive mentor training program with hopes of adding a grade each year as the program grows. Mentors are always needed (aged 21 and up).

 

Third, through the generous support of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and Faith Assembly of God Church, we have received camperships to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks Youth Baseball Academy and Kiddie Kollege’s summer camp program. These are the first two sponsorships for the Childhood Enrichment Opportunities committee and they hope to receive more camperships, lessons, activities and sporting events to donate to children in need. By partnering with local schools and social service agencies, we can identify children that might like to participate in extracurricular activities but cannot due to financial difficulty.

 

Overall, it has been a busy and productive summer for the Supporting Our Youth Task Force. This is a great opportunity for local residents to support the amazing work that is done to help youth make positive life choices.

 

Please contact Moira Bundschuh at moirabundschuh@gmail.com or 508-827-4045 to sign up for drop-in Homework Help, mentoring or to become a part of the Supporting Our Youth task force that meets every Tuesday at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.

Rental Regulations – Update July 2011

Decorate your Boat, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, chili, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available for sale.  Free Entertainment.   Click here to download the registration form
Decorate your Boat, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, 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, 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, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, 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, 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, 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, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, 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, 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, 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, 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
Decorate your Boat, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, 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, 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, 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, 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
         Marketing Hyannis Task Force- July Update

            The Marketing Hyannis Task Force decided, 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
Decorate your Boat, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, 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, 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, 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, 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
         Marketing Hyannis Task Force- July Update

            The Marketing Hyannis Task Force decided, 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
         Marketing Hyannis Task Force- July Update

            The Marketing Hyannis Task Force decided, 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
Decorate your Boat, Business or Home along the Hyannis Harbor.  Participate in the Boat Parade that brings Santa to the Hyanis Harbor.  Chowder, 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, 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, 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, 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
         Marketing Hyannis Task Force- July Update

            The Marketing Hyannis Task Force decided, 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
         Marketing Hyannis Task Force- July Update

            The Marketing Hyannis Task Force decided, 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
Voices of The Village- Landlords-Renters& Regulations Task Force Update:

It is hard to believe it has only been three months since we began the Voices of The Village call to action last April, and it’s only another 3 months to  October when we regroup with everyone again. It’s been a busy start to summer for all of the groups, and we appreciate all o f the hard work and effort that has been spent on bringing these many initiatives to life; and the VOV Landlords-Rentals & Regulations is no different. Here’s what we’ve been doing:

Back in May, we broke into sub-groups to tackle key areas; this enabled us to divide and conquer the different aspects of each area, and spread the work load. While our larger Task Force started out strong, over 25 members, the subsequent meetings have been scarcely attended, but nonetheless, the work is moving forward.

Review of Ordinance & Regulations: We have been reviewing various sections within our existing ordinances, as well as other Towns; and have drafted some changes we hope will clarify and assist in easier enforcement. These proposals are discussed and challenged at each meeting, to help make them better and more robust. Once reviewed, we will set up meetings with specific Town Department heads and other appropriate officials, to go over the proposals with them for feedback and suggestions. Then we’ll take them on the road, to other Civic Associations for their input, before going to the Council for final approval.

Dedicated Resource and Phone Tree: these two groups were merged together and we have the outline for a Phone Tree directory of “Who Do You Call – For What”, which will be made up of Town FAQ’s along with answers of who you call and the number. This will be part of our GHCA “How-To” book for residents. We have developed a proposed job description and Tasks List for the Central Call & Dedicated Resource position. Our next step is to review the proposal with the Town Manager, and get feedback which will determine our next steps.

Identification of Abandoned properties and the Landlord Manual – have made less progress, while there appear to be many properties or issues people would like to address, we need to do the appropriate research and document the properties to see if they are truly abandoned, vs. neglected; and that takes people to execute, which we have been  lacking at our meetings. This will be our next focus.

We have set regular meeting dates and times through the summer in our hope to attract more people to the meetings, and add strength to our numbers to get things accomplished. We meet every other Wed., 7PM at the Police Dept. Headquarters on Phinney’s Lane. (Next Dates: 7/27/11, 8/10/11, 8/24/11, 9/07/11, and 9/21/11). We can use your help, if you’d like more information, please contact Greater Hyannis Civic Association at GreaterHyannis@aol.com or via our website www.hyanniscivic.com

Coordinating Committee – Update

The GHCA meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Steamship Authority Conference Room on School Street in Hyannis.  All are welcomed.

The 2014/2015 GHCA Membership cards are in and will be mailed out with the new sponsor discounts packet to all paid memberships.

If you haven’t paid your dues, please fill out the GHCA membership form, and send it in today so you can also take advantage of the great savings our local sponsors offer.

We appreciate your support and watch for more special meetings and events throughout the summer.

The 2014/2015 GHCA Membership cards are in and will be mailed out with the new sponsor discounts packet to all paid memberships.

If you haven’t paid your dues, please fill out the GHCA membership form, and send it in today so you can also take advantage of the great savings our local sponsors offer.

We appreciate your support and watch for more special meetings and events throughout the summer.

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, 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 Leadership Meeting

Come join the Greater Hyannis Civic Association at our annual picnic at Veteran’s Beach.  The Party will start at 5pm.  Bring your own supper but drinks watermelon  and desserts will be provided.  There will be games for kids.  It’s a great time to get caught up on each other’s summer, the progress of the Voices of the Village and enjoy a great summer evening at one of Hyannis’s great beaches.  You do not need to be a member of the civic association to attend.  All persons interested in Hyannis are welcome.
Come join the Greater Hyannis Civic Association at our annual picnic at Veteran’s Beach.  The Party will start at 5pm.  Bring your own supper but drinks watermelon  and desserts will be provided.  There will be games for kids.  It’s a great time to get caught up on each other’s summer, the progress of the Voices of the Village and enjoy a great summer evening at one of Hyannis’s great beaches.  You do not need to be a member of the civic association to attend.  All persons interested in Hyannis are welcome.
The Coordinating Committee and the Task Force Leaders of the Voices of the Village, a program sponsored and led by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association will be meeting at the Steamship Authority Building on School Street in Hyannis.  The purpose of the meeting will be to review the status of the task forces and to coordinate the tasks among the groups.  Futher topics will include recommendations of next steps for the group as a whole.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

NEIGBORHOOD TASK FORCE NEWS

by Jeanne Stevens, NTF Co-Chair

 

Hey, neighbor!  The Voices of the Village Neighborhood Task Force (NTF) has been a busy group this past month and we have lots to share
with you!  First off we want to congratulate our own Patti Richards for spearheading the float project for the July 4th parade. The float was a representation of the Veteran’s Beach and Korean War Memorial area of Hyannis and highlighted the family fun
available to all ages.  Our float won the ribbon for Best Depiction of the Parade Theme – Fun, Family, Friends, and
Freedom!  Pretty good for a bunch of first time float makers.  It was a wonderful project and fun was had by young and old alike.

Some of the areas NTF is researching include:  “Who you gonna’ call?” – a listing of what department or agency to call depending on your question or problem, how to determine if speed bumps are right for your street, and how to improve life in your little corner of the village through
neighbors helping neighbors.  We are also collaborating with the other Voices of the Village task forces to avoid repetition of efforts and to bring all the information to the village at large through a new website: www.hyanniscivic.com.

At the request of one of our members, we are assisting him to organize a neighborhood meeting to discuss a possible Neighborhood Watch.  We helped create an initial flyer inviting his neighbors to a meeting at his house to discuss their concerns and possible solutions.  One or two members of the NTF have offered to help him facilitate this meeting.  Out of his experiences, and those of others who have already established Neighborhood Watch in their neighborhoods, we plan to assemble a step by step guide on what to do if you think a Neighborhood Watch is the right step for your area, as well as some tips on what works and what doesn’t.  The bottom line is that each neighborhood has its own identity so the solutions need to come from the
people living there.

While we have no intentions of “invading” any neighborhoods and telling them what to do, we are recruiting people from various parts of Hyannis to join our group and be informed of all that is available to help grow stronger neighborhoods.  We meet every other Wednesday at 4pm
at the Federated Church on Main Street for 1 hour.
Just 2 hours a month could make a big difference in the quality of a neighborhood! So please talk to your neighbors and see if one or two of you want to share coming to the meetings and bring your questions
and/or suggestions.  We are especially looking for neighbors from areas north and west of Main Street:  the ‘Grove’ or tree street area (Maple, Elm, Linden, Mulberry, etc.), Hirimar/Fresh Holes, Pitcher’s Way, Castlewood, Suomi, to name a few. Our next meeting is August 3rd. Hope to see some new faces!