From the Desk of the Co-Presidents – March 2015

Spring seems to be upon us and, accordingly, we look forward to our annual Easter celebration—the Egg Scramble! In only a few years, it’s become a prized part of our yearly cycle of events and festivities. Being an adult is no excuse to miss it; you can still enjoy the balloon twister, face painter, and photo booth. And who doesn’t look forward to an annual visit by the Bunny? Please join us at Shipe Park on April 4 to enjoy watching Hyde Park’s children—and grown-up children—celebrate the season.

Congratulations to Adrian Skinner, HPNA co-vice president, and to Jennifer Berbas for their recent election as co-chairs of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Plan Contact Team. At the same meeting, the Contact Team created its second joint HPNA-Contact Team committee, CodeNEXT. (The first was the ASH committee, under the leadership of John Williams.) These events mark an increasingly closer working relationship between the Contact Team and HPNA. Given the shared interests of the two groups, that relationship will benefit both groups.

We also welcome Mark Fishman back to the Steering Committee, this time in the position of co-treasurer. Mark’s experience with QuickBooks enables him to provide the relief I. Jay has needed since he assumed the treasurer position alone. We appreciate Mark’s ongoing willingness to contribute to the neighborhood.

We want to thank Chandra Muller and William Beckner for their donation of shelves to our storage closet. Our archivist, Griffin Brown, has been putting our records in order, but a reorganization of the closet is long overdue. Now that we have shelves, we’re looking at taking on that task in the near future.

–Kevin Heyburn & Lorre Weidlich

HPNA Co-Presidents