Chatham, Today, Tomorrow & Forever
News Brief 2013
“Chatham has Swagger”
Provided by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
2013 Board of Directors. To keep you informed on what’s
Going on your block, Around your house in the Chatham
Our Chatham Community Service Area is from 75th Street
to 87th Street from Cottage Grove to State Street.
Chatham Avalon General Monthly Meeting
held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at Urban
Partnership Bank, 7801 South State Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60619. 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.
Ms. Eloise Ousley, Vice President/ Branch
Guest Speakers included, Ms. Darlene Foster,
Center for Regenerative Truth (CRT). Ms. Robyn
Wheeler Grange, District Director, Congressman
Bobby Rush’s Office, Ms. Kitty Edwards, Grand
Crossing Post Office Supervisor, 77th & Cottage
CAPCC invites various speakers to join the
conversation on a monthly basis to address
Quality of Life Issues and Services.
* CAPCC GOES GREEN
Chatham Urban Garden( A Partnership between
Chatham Avalon Park Community Council & The
Center for Regenerative Truth) is finally here:
On 82nd & King Drive. It’s urban, it’s ours, it’s
green, it’s healthy. We are growing healthy vege-
tables, while creating economic opportunities.
will continue to update you. (An Agricultural
training and Education Center for Youth and
· “Join the 1st Annual “Walk/Run/Bike for LIFE”
Sponsored by Center of Regenerative Truth
and Chatham Avalon Park Community
Council (CAPCC) on Sunday, September 15,
2013, 10am at 55th & Lake Shore Drive.
For more information please call 1-773-840-
Chatham Business Association, Small
Business Development, Inc. is the Chatham
Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Melinda
Kelly, Executive Director can be reached at
1-773-994-5006. Asst. Karletta Kelly can
Also assist you 1- 773-994-5006. Monthly
Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of every month at
South Central Community Services, 8316
South Elllis Avenue, 8:30am.
CHATHAM SERVICE AREA UPDATE
Sub- Area I (75th to 79th State to King Drive)
· CAPCC & BERA present: “ Get Your Money
Straight & Your Business in Order”. Tuesday,
20, 2013, 6:00 pm until 7:45 pm. Urban Partnership Bank.
TOPIC: Trusts, Wills & Estates, Business Entity
· August 3, 2013 Garden Walk hosted by the
76th Indiana, Michigan & Wabash Block club.
· Greater Instutional Methodist Church, 7800
South Indiana Avenue hosted God Is Back on the Block Event on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
· Sub- Area I Block Presidents and President
Keith Tate met with the owners Mr. & Mrs.
Jones of the 50 Yard Line addressed various
quality of life concerns.
· Letters sent by Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, Greater Chatham Alliance, Park Manor Neighbors, Chesterfield Community
Council, Chatham Business Association, West
Chesterfield Community Council & Rosemoor
Community Association regarding the &79th &
Indiana (Methadone Clinic) to address loitering
and other quality of life issues.
We will continue to update you on this particular
Sub-Area II (75th to 79th King Drive to Cottage)
Sub-Area Vice President- Maryellen Drake
· Upcoming Sub-Area II Meeting/ Block Club
Formation Boot Camp. Join us on Saturday
August 31, 2013. 11am until 1pm, Whitney
Young Library, 7901 South King Drive, Chicago
· 79th Street Business Corridor Association
Stakeholders Meeting: Wednesday, August
28, 2013, 4:00pm at Josephine’s cooking,
438 East 79th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.
· Lighthouse Apostolic Church of Christ,
Neighborhood Festival held on Saturday,
August 17, 2013 11am until 5pm on 79th
& Rhodes. Rev. Adams, Senior Pastor.
· St. Dorothy’s Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court #158 in partnership with CAPCC hosted A Health Fair on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10am until 2:00pm. Numerous Health Providers participated in this community
Health event. Participants included: Jewels /Osco Pharmacy Staff from 87th & Dan Ryan & 95th & Stony Island, Lead Poisoning, Lupus, Illinois African American Diabetics Association, Zumba, Take Care Table, Walgreens Corpora-
Tion, Early Intervention/ Arts & Crafts, Sickle
Cell, Obama Care/ County Care, Dental Screenings, Mather More Than A Café, Kitchen
Food Court, Attorney Elliott Powell, Richard Beck, Health & Wellness Guru & CAPCC Health
& Wellness Chairperson.
Sub-Area III (79th to 83rd, Cottage Grove to King)
Sub-Area Vice President- Candace Calhoun
· Upcoming Sub-Area III Meeting:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:00 pm until 8:00pm, Chatham Fields Lutheran Church, 8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue. Rev. Kenety Gee, Senior Pastor.
· Chatham Avalon Park Community Council,
Whitney Young Library & 3rd & 6th
District Police Department host a Anti-Bullying
Anti-Violence Workshop on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Whitney Young Library, located at 7901 South King Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60619 from 4:30 pm until
Sub-Area IV (79th to 83rd, State Street to King)
Sub-Area Vice President- area represented by
CAPCC Board of Directors.
· Upcoming Sub-Area IV & V Meeting on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Mather More Than a Café. Residents will be notified by flyer.
· New Business: Flecks Coffee, 79th & Calumet.
Grand Opening on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
Proprietor: Mrs. Turner.
Sub-Area V (83rd to 87th, State Street to King)
Sub-Area Vice President: Sandra Wortham,
· Upcoming CAPCC FOR PEACE SAKE , Prayer Vigil/ Back To School Give A Way: Saturday,
August 24, 2013, 10 am until 2pm, Nat King
Cole Park, 361 East 85th Street, Chgo, Il 60619.
· Upcoming Sub-Area V & IV Meeting, Saturday,
September 7, 2013 Nat King Cole Park
361 East 85th Street, 12 noon until 1:30 pm.
Residents will be notified by flyer.
PEACE IN THE PARK, Sponsored by The
Thomas Wortham IV Foundation and the
6Th District Police Department.
A Holistic Youth Event
Friday, August 23, 2013, 5pm to 9:00 am Saturday, August 24, 2013. Nat King Cole Park, 361 East 85th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.
· Kudos to the Grand Crossing Park Advisory
council for a successful Midnight Circus event
held on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2013. Keep up the good work Ms. Ce Ce Edwards & the Grand Crossing Advisory Council members advocating for positive youth based activities.
· Upcoming Chatham Avalon Community Council Conservation Meeting:
Essex Rayner, Conservation Chairperson
St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church rectory: Monday, August 26, 2013, 6pm until 8:00 pm, 450 East 78th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.
Upcoming 6th District CAPS Meetings for:
Beat # 623 Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State St.
6:30pm. Chgo, Il 60619
Beat # 624 Wednesday, September 25, 2013
St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, 450 East 78th St.
6:30pm Chgo, Il 60619
Beat # 631 Wednesday, September 5, 2013
Chatham Fields Lutheran Church,
8050 South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chgo, Il
6:30 pm 60619
Beat # 632 Wednesday, September 12, 2013
Tuley Park Field House
90th & King Drive, Chicago, Il 60619
6th District Police Department at 1-312-745-3641.
To volunteer on the Chatham Avalon Park
Community Council Crime Prevention Committee
Economic Development Committee, Education
Committee, Legal & Constitution Committee or
Health & Wellness Committee.
Please contact the CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-
1215. Keith O Tate, President , Maryellen Drake,
Executive Vice President.
Sub-Area VI & VII (83rd to 87th, Cottage to King)
Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
And sub area 6 residents welcome our
New Sub-Area 6 Vice President
Mr. John Wheeler 1-866-272-1215.
· Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins, new business
coming to 87th & Vernon moving from 87th &
· Cleanup of the site is occurring, site has been
a clean bill of health by the EPA, location is
fenced in presently, tacit approval given on
ingress and egress.
Knocked down old oil change place. CAPCC will continue to update you regarding this site.
NEXT SUB-AREA 6 meeting will occur in October 2013 at St. Mark United Methodist
Church. Residents will be notified by flier.
Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
is seeking volunteers for the Brown Memorial
Park Beautification Project. Please contact
The CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-1215.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:
Next CAPCC General Monthly Meeting:
Monday, September 9, 2013
Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619, 6:30 pm.
For more information on how you can join us,
Please call the CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215.
“ Addressing Quality of Life Issues, Is What We Do”
1955 Everyday To Present
News Brief provided by the CAPCC Editorial Staff.
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