Join us September 28 at 7:30 pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 W Foster Ave.) for our Fall meeting. Please note the change in date from the one we discussed at our June General Meeting.
Along with news and updates from the neighborhood, we will also be holding elections for our 2018 board. Thank you to our nominating committee who put together next year’s slate of members and to all of our board members who have volunteered to serve the neighborhood.
The 2018 WANT Board Slate is:
President: Debby Pope
Vice President: Karen Hardy
Secretary: Miguel Trijullo
Treasurer: Dianne Dalaiden
Members at Large:
We hope to see everyone on September 28!
Visit WANT in the West Andersonville Gardens on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 am–1:00 pm! We’ll have coffee, treats, and company. Learn more about WANT, the garden, and the neighborhood in general!
Don’t miss our next General Meeting, Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 PM. Join us in the Cafe at Evenezer Lutheran Church where we’ll be discussing what’s going on around the neighborhood. We’ll have updates on both the West Andersonville Garden, but on Bowmanville’s progress to fund their new garden project. We’ll also be planning for the rest of 2017 and 2018. We hope to see you there!
Sign up to be a seller now!
Our 2017 neighborhood yard sale will be held Saturday, June 24th from 9am to 4pm.
If you want to participate as a seller, please contact Julie Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling or texting 773.704.6564
with your name, address, phone number and email. Participation is free for WANT MEMBERS. Non-members pay $10. Register by Friday June 9th
to be included on the map”
Join Bowmanville Community Organization on Wednesday, April 12 to learn about their new plan to expand the Gateway Garden. The Gateway Garden is the space on the opposite side of the Metra tracks from our West Andersonville Gardens. Our neighbors in Bowmanville has partnered with NeighborSpace to develop a plan to purchase, preserve, and expand the current garden space. They hope it will be something beneficial to the entire local community.
“Our (very doable) vision is to create spaces for year-round food growing, accessible gardening for the elderly and persons with disabilities, ecological education for kids and parents, and a quiet oasis in our dense urban environment. However, this dream will not be realized without significant participation from the community.
BCO is now working to raise $50,000 in funding in order to purchase the space. They have set up a public meeting for everyone in the community who is interested in learning more about how their plan will impact the neighborhood or how to contribute.
Please join them Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Rogers Park Montessori (1800 W. Balmoral Ave.) to learn more!
It’s time to renew your WANT membership! Your dues go to fund WANT’s initiatives, including maintaining the West Andersonville Gardens, sponsoring the Andersonville Farmers’ Market, supporting arts and music programs at our local schools, and running neighborhood events like the annual yard sale and Ghostly Garden. WANT also acts as a community voice with local government, with regular meetings with the alderman’s office and participation in local land use and zoning issues.
You can join online or by mail. Information on how to join is located here. Help us keep West Andersonville’s community spirit strong by joining or renewing today!