Logan Circle Community Association News and Events


First LCCA 2012 Community Meeting Is February 8. Please join us for our first community meeting of 2012 at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, N.W., from 7 to 9 p.m.  The agenda: “2012: The Year Ahead in Logan Circle.” We will discuss a work plan for the neighborhood, including current concerns (e.g., public safety, encouraging local business, and residential development) and take a look ahead at future initiatives. Refreshments will be served!

LCCA Announces Election Results. At the regularly scheduled community meeting of the Logan Circle Community Association on November 17, 2011, the following were elected to Board of Advisors’ positions:

President: Tim Christensen, to fulfill a vacancy ending December 31, 2012

Vice President: Bill Fischer, term ending December 31, 2014

Recording Secretary: Marilyn Cushman, re-elected for term ending December 31, 2014

At-large members:

Kurt Bersani, term ending December 31, 2013

Karen Keegan, term ending December 31, 2013

Jim Sullivan, term ending December 31, 2013

We welcome new board members, joining current members Valerie Cline (Treasurer), Fay Arrington, and Elsayed Mansour (both At-large), in support of LCCA and our community.

Notice of Board Vacancy and Special Election. We recently learned that LCCA Corresponding Secretary Shelby Thompson is leaving Washington for a new career opportunity. LCCA thanks Shelby for two notable years of service as corresponding secretary. At the February community meeting we will ask for nominations from the floor to fulfill Shelby’s remaining term, which ends December 31, 2012.

According to LCCA’s bylaws, the corresponding secretary “shall publish the association’s newsletter.” In the current decade, this translates to distributing periodic e-mail announcements (such as this one), providing updates to LoganCircle.org’s Web master, maintaining the association’s facebook presence and blog, using Twitter to update followers on the association’s activities, and exploring other strategies for getting the word out on Logan Circle and LCCA. Residents who are interested in the position should plan to attend the community meeting on February 8.

LCCA Announces 2011 Awards. On November 17, 2011, LCCA Acting President Tim Christensen was pleased to present 2011 awards on behalf of the Board of Advisors to the following residents:

Community Improvement Award

Presented to Ann McLeod

“In recognition of your efforts and achievements improving the quality of elementary education in the Logan Circle neighborhood. Your revitalization and leadership of the Garrison Elementary School PTA, initiatives to engage local citizens with schools, and role as a voice for public education have enhanced the community by encouraging young families to stay in Logan Circle and send their children to public schools.”

Community Service Award

Presented to Dara Duguay

“In recognition of your tireless efforts as chair of the Logan Circle Holiday House Tour for 2009, 2010, and 2011. Under your direction, the tour has continued to improve in countless ways, including the number and quality of homes, media presence, and attendance. That your tour committee has rallied intact for three years running is testimony to the effectiveness of your leadership.”

President’s Award

Presented to Robert W. Maffin

“In appreciation for more than three decades of service to the Logan Circle community, including your help in instituting the Holiday House Tour, directing Arts Festivals on 14th Street, eliminating the inner roadways that once disrupted Logan Circle Park, improving public safety, and supporting the historic preservation and revitalization of the neighborhood in countless ways through the years.”

Related Community News and Events

Open House at Garrison Elementary School Is January 17. Join Principal Rembert Seaward on Tuesday, January 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a welcoming open house at Garrison Elementary School. Principal Seaward will host a tour of the early childhood classrooms and will have early childhood specialists available for questions about the new curriculum, “Tools of the Mind,” as well as teachers to discuss daily routines in the classroom. Light refreshments will be served! Garrison Elementary is located at 1200 S Street, NW. For further information, call the school office at 202-673-7263.

Shaw Training and Resource Fair Is January 18. Jump-start your prospects for a job in 2012 by enrolling in and completing a training program. Come hear from DC Department of Employment Services and training program operators about free, high-quality training available to you. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 1510 9th Street, NW, and includes a free lunch. For questions, call 202-387-5169 or muminassociates@aol.com The event is sponsored by the CityCenterDC Residential Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Employment and Training.

Citizen Transportation Forum in DC Scheduled for January 21. Are you concerned about traffic congestion in the Washington, DC area? What do you think of charging new tolls on our region’s roads? Would you like to be paid $100 for taking the time to share your opinions? AmericaSpeaks, in conjunction with the Transportation Planning Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, has been conducting community forums throughout the Metro area that focus on possible solutions to traffic congestion in the region. The final forum will be held on Saturday, January 21, in Washington, DC. If you are interested in participating, visit http://americaspeaks.org/trafficcongestion/ to fill out a short screening questionnaire online. You will be notified if you are invited to participate. If you have questions or need more information, contact Stefan Voinea at AmericaSpeaks at 202-775-3939 ext. 1018 or svoinea@americaspeaks.org.

Volunteers Needed for Logan Circle Kiddos’ Valentine’s Party. Logan Circle moms are planning a Valentine’s party for neighborhood children on Saturday, February 11, at the Whole Foods Market on P Street, NW. Non-parent volunteers are need to help out with the festivities, which will be divided into two sessions: Kids 3-5 years old will celebrate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by 0-3 year olds from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Contact Evelyn Boyd Simmons, eyboyd1@aol.com, if you would like to volunteer for a shift. Further details on the party will be announced soon.

We look forward to seeing you at all LCCA-sponsored events! Questions? Contact Tim Christensen at 202-641-6934 or tim.christensen@logancircle.org.




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