May signals the end of another “membership year” which is highlighted by our Annual Pot Luck Dinner. There are a number of items to touch upon as we come to this point of time.
First, we all need to extend our thanks to two members who have served in leadership roles on the MBRA board. Jim Evenhuis and Dr. Jim Adams will be moving off of the board. Both have made major contributions and assumed leadership roles during their terms. Dr. Adams had served as Treasurer while Jim has served as Vice President and President. On behalf of all of us-thank you for your dedication and leadership!
This departure opens the door for two new board members who are certain to bring a new voice to MBRA. These individuals, along with the slate of officers, will be presented for membership approval at the Annual Meeting on May 6th.
The summer will also bring a number of activities. The city of Peoria will be supplying a dumpster for a neighborhood clean up on Saturday, May 16th, from 8 AM – Noon in the 1600 block of West Barker.
The 35th Annual Moss Avenue Antique Sale & Festival takes place on Saturday, June 13th from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. And we have our annual July 4th celebration planned for Saturday, July 4th, starting at noon on the grounds of the Pettengill-Morron Moron House. Along with this celebration will be the children’s bike parade and the dedication of a new monument at Tri-Corn Park.
As a reminder, there are no membership meetings June – August. We will return to our meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd. Our program that evening will include presentations from the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Steve Fairbanks, Neighborhood Development Specialist, City of Peoria. Our membership meeting for October will include a presentation from Joe Dulin, Zoning and Code Enforcement with the City of Peoria. Joe will be talking about a number of items including renters and landlords – and answering questions – which I am certain we will have a number of.
Enjoy the summer!