QVNA Board Election Nov 21st

The November 21, 2019 Community Meeting will include the election of two officers and four directors to the QVNA Board for the January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 term. On the ballot:

Officer candidates:

  • Meredith Piotrowski – Secretary
  • Tom Bonney – Treasurer

Director candidates:

  • Caroline Allen
  • Mark Grabarits
  • Rosamond Howard
  • Noah Swistak

Click here to read candidates’ profiles.

All current residents of Queen Village 18+ are eligible to vote in this election upon providing proof of residency with a government ID or utility bill.

Residents may vote by absentee ballot at QVNA’s office at 417 South Street until 4pm on November 21. Voting will reopen at the election meeting. For more information, call/text 215-339-0975.

The election meeting will be at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street.

  • 5:30pm  Doors open and voting* begins
  • 7:30pm  Voting ends
  • 8:00pm  Election results announced during meeting

Please answer 4 questions. Your opinion counts!

Neighbor opinions are important to shaping the future of Weccacoe Playground.

This is why QVNA asks you to answer 4 questions from the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, to inform the city about the community’s input for potential changes and additions at Weccacoe Playground.

Click here to answer the 4 questions. The survey deadline is August 30. Feel free to forward this email your Queen Village neighbors to ensure we hear from as many residents as possible. Survey responses will be tabulated and shared at QVNA’s October 16th Community Meeting with Aparna Palantino, deputy commissioner for capital infrastructure and natural lands management with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, as well as Councilman Mark Squilla.

By participating in this survey, neighbors can weigh in on a new playground feature as part of the planning and design process with the Bethel Burying Ground Memorial Committee.  As you may know, QVNA and the Friends of Weccacoe Playground are part of this committee.

This rendering shows the location of the Burying Ground in relationship to the existing tennis court and play areas.

As you may know, the existing recreation building sits atop the historic burying ground and will be removed. A Memorial, still in the planning stages, will take its place. The tennis court will either be removed or moved (and a new playground feature will be installed).

For more information about the Bethel Burying Ground Memorial Project visit https://creativephl.org/bethelburyinggroundmemorial/.

Don’t miss your opportunity to share your opinion!

 

Summer at Courtyard

Kids Summer Program Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Summer at Courtyard program, a learning enrichment program for kids age 5-11. This six-week program (July 9 – August 15) includes reading, art, music, structured exercise and field trips. Volunteers can choose to participate just one time, daily, or for any combination of days, times, and activities.

Adults with a Pennsylvania volunteer clearance  can immediately select activity slots on the Summer at Courtyard Sign Up Genius. Adults needing a clearance can receive a background check at no charge through this program. For more information, click here.

Summer at Courtyard runs Monday through Thursday at the Courtyard Community Room, 1021 S. 4th Street. Each day at 8:15am with breakfast as part of its daily schedule.

Summer at Courtyard is a partnership between QVNA, The Courtyard Residents Council, Southwark Development Corporation, Better Tomorrows and The Michaels Organization.  This is our fifth year of providing free summer enrichment programming to children from Queen Village, made possible through the generosity of our volunteers and financial sponsors and donors.

For more information, please contact Summer@QVNA.org.