Letter from the President: Getting Involved

A new year is here, and I am thrilled with the possibilities the future holds! There are lots of exciting things happening in Cooper-Young and with the CYCA, and I have a renewed sense of purpose from the infectious energy of some of our new board recruits. As usual, the time came for some of our Board Members to move on to the next exciting endeavor, and I found myself looking to fill some holes again. I would like to thank Liz Royer, Mike Larrivee, Sal MIller, Glen Thomas, Cheryl Blesdoe and Jenna Stonecipher for stepping up to answer my call.

Some of you might be asking yourself what opportunities are available for YOU to get more involved in your community. Well, lucky for you, we are also looking for Block Captains for a number of blocks. As a longtime captain, I can assure you that being a Block Captain is pretty easy and a lot of fun. You basically make an effort to get to know your neighbors by keeping up with a contact info sheet, organizing a get-together at least once a year (but I’ll bet you’ll want to more than that), and disseminate information to your neighbors as needed. You can be responsible for strengthening the neighborly bonds on your block and making your block a safer and social place to live! We also have opportunities to join a number of committees that may interest you, and you can learn more about them at the CYCA General Meetings.

Finally, there is one more way you can show your support for your community and neighborhood school, Peabody Elementary, and that is by attending the Half Pints for Half Pints fundraiser on February 7th at Memphis Made Brewing Company! Join us for an evening of food, fun and beer brought to you by Memphis Made, Central BBQ, Sweet Grass & Celtic Crossing. I promise that you will have a blast helping raise funds for the PTA and a computer lab for the kids!  Get your tickets now at http://halfpints.org. I sure hope to see you there!

June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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