A Message from your Presidents

November historically represents the beginning of the holiday season. We all look forward to family time, connection and celebration. As co-presidents of the Elk Forest Civic Association we welcomed new board members this fall and had our first board meeting on October 27th. We are looking forward to this coming year with some events and new goals we would like to share with our neighbors.

First, we would like to remind you that this is your neighborhood association. Your involvement can be as much or as little as you would like. We, as a board, have made it one of our goals to encourage and make involvement more accessible to our community. We have new message boards where we will let you know if there is new information to view on the website. A very big thank you to David Silverman who manages these boards with finesse! We want to encourage you to use our website which has been updated to be even faster and is meticulously managed by our webmaster extraordinaire, Dave Mitchell. (yes, we know they are our husbands, but they still willingly do the job!) You are free to contact the webmaster if you have information you would like to see on the website to be shared with the other residents of Elk Forest.

If you are new to our community, the website has all the information you need to learn about Elk Forest, its history and how to become a member. You can contact a board member for the password to the residents list. Membership includes invitation to our two annual gatherings and the community mosquito spraying. Living in an area surrounded by water and woods is a gifted lifestyle. Nature abounds, as does those pesky insects. Over the years we have banded together to do the best we can to keep somewhat of a control over the mosquitos and maintain affordability for all. It is not perfect and you can feel free to explore individual services but our experience has shown us that banding together has been our best defense.

We hope you enjoyed the Halloween event that was sponsored by the Palko Family. The children and the longtime neighbors look forward to the parade every year. The Association will be hosting the Annual Holiday Event this year. We have learned it is best to plan this in January as we all have so much going on in December. This year it will be on January 7, 2023. Save the date. It always proves to be great fun. So grateful to the LaPenz’s who have volunteered to host. Details will be posted on the website as we get closer. The message boards will remind you when to look!

Other events to look forward to are the Spring Cleanup and the Annual Picnic. Dates for our board meetings and these events are already posted on the website.

In closing, we are grateful to our neighbors who have volunteered to serve on the board. The board meetings are posted and will be displayed on the message board. All are welcome and we just ask that you let the host know you plan to attend. Always feel free to contact any board member with you concerns or information you feel should be shared with our community. We wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season! See you around the neighborhood!

Joanne Silverman and Sherri Mitchell
Co-Presidents

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Pickleball Fun!!

Come join your neighbors and try out the fun, new game- Pickleball! This is a no pressure opportunity to try it out or to just come take a look! We are meeting at the Glasgow park Pickleball courts 11/16 at 1pm. Come join in on the fun! Hope to see you there!

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Updates

The latest board meeting was held and the minutes posted (Civic Association/Meeting Minutes 2021-): Link Remember, all are welcome to attend and volunteers to serve as an officer or on the board are always welcome.

A new menu item was created to hold any activities of interest (Community/Calendar of Events): Link

A new picture of Welsh Point in the fall has been posted (Community/photos): Link

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Elk Forest Civic Association Board Meeting – 10/27

Our next neighborhood board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Please contact Sherri Mitchell at 610-255-1414 or Joanne Silverman at 724-272-8993 for details. The agenda is below:

Elk Forest Civic Association Board Meeting
October 27, 2022

Verify Quorum
Call to Order
Welcome New Board Members
Review minutes from last meeting with
Vote to accept minutes
Financial Report
Vote to accept Financial Report
Old Business
o Mosquito spraying, neighborhood events (sign board)
New Business
o Setting standard meeting dates, establishing nominating committee
Open discussion
Adjourn

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Halloween in Elk Forest

The Palko family will be hosting a Halloween event this year on October 29th. Goblins should meet on the circle at the end of Elk Forest Road at 4pm for a hay ride and trick-or-treating. (If you’re giving out candy, plan to meet the parade at the end of your driveway). A party with games, costume contest and bonfire to follow at 1634 Elk Forest – please bring a dish to share.

Contact Andy at (443) 553-3798 with questions.

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Unanimous vote selects EFCA Board

As reviewed at the annual meeting, there was a vote to confirm the new board. All dues paying members of the neighborhood should have received a ballot. The new board is now:

Co Presidents – Sherri Mitchell & Joanne Silverman
Vice President – Laurie Leone
Secretary – Lule Megahed
Treasurer – Patty Truitt
Webmaster – Dave Mitchell

Board Members:
Tom Melnick
Mike Leshner
Ralph DeMartino
Christian LaPense
Past President – Christine LaPense

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Elk Forest Mosquito Update

Current mosquito spraying schedule as of 8/18/22

For those interested, here is a quote from Kirkwood for individual spraying.

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2022 Elk Forest Civic Association Annual Picnic & Meeting

When:  Saturday, August 13th

Time:  1-4 pm

Location:  184 South Shore Road

Hotdogs, burgers, condiments, waters, juice and ice cream provided.  

Bring your own chair and please RSVP and the dish you are providing to christian@lapense.net with details.

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Mosquito Spraying

Due to the wet weather, we will not receive mosquito spraying this week.
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Board Meeting

An Elk Forest Civic Association board meeting is being held this Wednesday, March 23rd. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the community or the association that you would like to be brought up and discussed, please email Christine LaPense at christinelapense@gmail.com.

Thank you.
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