Run for ECA Office!

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Run for office!

Eckington Civic Association board elections are Monday, December 5th.

Learn about the positions below, and email Hannah at hjputman@gmail.com if you’re interested.

 

President

General duties:

  • The President serves as the convener of the association and presides over all ECA meetings.
  • The President, along with all the officers, contacts and coordinates guest speakers for ECA meetings.
  • The President shall prepare final ECA meeting agendas and forward to the Recording Secretary for posting on the Eckington listserv.
  • The President responds to residents’ questions or problems when requested.
  • The President attends ANC meetings when requested.
  • The President participates in the Civic Association’s spending decisions.
  • The President, along with all the officers, provides continuity for the Succession planning process and formulates plans for his/her term by organizing the Succession planning committee.
  • The President, along with all the officers, develops action plan to further identify and add clarity to all roles and responsibilities prior to annual transition. Ensure appropriate follow up and effective transitioning of all association duties.

Special duties:

  • Preside at each meeting of the Association and of the Executive Committee;
  • Be ex officio of all committees;
  • Make committee chair appointments;
  • Develop policy statements, guidelines and procedures for the efficient operation and administration of the Association;
  • Co­sign all checks or other papers requiring the payment of money;
  • Sign or co­sign all agreements, documents, instruments, and matters that require the attest of the Association;
  • Appoint an Assistant to the Secretary, with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Vice President:

  • The Vice President assumes and accepts the responsibilities as designated by the President in his/her absence.
  • The Vice President assists the President in contacting and coordinating guest speakers for all ECA meetings.
  • The Vice President participates in the Civic Association’s spending decisions.
  • The Vice President assists the President in providing continuity for the Succession planning process and formulates plans for his/her term by organizing the Succession planning committee.
  • The Vice President assists the President in developing an action plan to further identify and add clarity to all roles and responsibilities prior to annual transition, as well as ensures appropriate follow up and effective transitioning of all association duties.
  • The Vice President performs such other duties as the President may request.

Recording Secretary:

  • The Recording Secretary is responsible for the recording and preparation of the minutes of all Civic Association meetings and for the email distribution of copies of the minutes to all other officers of the Eckington Civic Association for approval.
  • The Recording Secretary shall post the Civic Association agenda for all meetings on the Eckington listserv seven calendar days in advance of each meeting.
  • The Recording Secretary posts the minutes of Civic Association meetings to the Eckington listserv after they have been approved by a majority of the officers.
  • The Recording Secretary is responsible for maintaining records of all activities of the Association and serves as a central depository of copies of minutes and reports generated by the association.
  • The Recording Secretary may be responsible for drafting Civic Association correspondence for ECA approval, i.e., letters of support/opposition, letters requesting information, etc.
  • The Recording Secretary participates in Civic Association’s spending decisions.
  • The Recording Secretary performs such other duties as the President may request.

Treasurer:

General duties:

  • The Treasurer participates in Civic Association’s spending decisions.
  • The Treasurer shall maintain the Association’s account(s). The Treasurer shall prepare, and the ECA officers approve, a quarterly financial report within thirty (30) days of the close of the fiscal quarter. These reports shall be public documents and shall be available for public review.
  • The Treasurer shall give a report at each Civic Association meeting and shall prepare written quarterly reports. The Treasurer must post the quarterly report on the Eckington listserv.
  • The Treasurer shall maintain the Civic Association’s accounts on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1st and ending December 31st.
  • The Treasurer must sign all quarterly reports along with the President.
  • The Treasurer shall prepare a check for all ECA­ authorized expenditures.
  • The Treasurer and the ECA President’s signature shall be required on every draft or order drawn on the bank depository.
  • The Treasurer performs such other duties as the President may request.

Special duties:

  • Have the custody of its money and maintain a proper set of books of account.
  • Maintain a checking account in the name of the Association, in a bank approved by the Executive Committee, and shall personally co­sign all checks or other papers requiring the payment of money.
  • Make all disbursements by check, under such requirements as shall be determined by the Executive Committee.
  • Perform all duties required by these By­Laws and other duties that are properly assigned by the Executive Committee.

Signature Required:

­ The Treasurer shall sign all instruments of the Association whereupon the Treasurer’s signature or co­signature is required by the United States or District of Columbia law or by these By­Laws.

Important information about donation from Eckington Yards Community Benefits Agreement

At the June 6th meeting, we will vote on up to three Eckington nonprofit organizations to receive funding (a total of $15,000) from the Eckington Yards Community Benefits Agreement.

The possible organizations include:

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc (Operates Emery Work Bed Program)

http://www.dccfh.org/programs/housing/emery-work-bed-program-ewbp

District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH)

http://dashdc.org/

So Others Might Eat, operates Shalom House

http://some.org/

Pathways to Housing DC

https://www.pathwaystohousingdc.org/

Regional Addiction Prevention, INC

http://www.rapinc.org/

For a description of these organizations, visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Nv7vct2dYjwLXoYzRSh4OHZlsScTGrG879jpvI2S0XY/edit?usp=sharing

If you would like to suggest a different organization, please email Vernon at vernon.preston@gmail.com no later than Saturday to include the organization on a voting ballot. You may write in an organization that is not on the ballot, as long as it meets the following criteria.

The organization must be must be a nonprofit organization in good/current 501c3 status, and must be an organization specifically devoted to substance abuse prevention and/or ending/combating homeliness.

The Eckington Civic Association must vote on these organizations on June 6th so that they can be specified in the documents going to the Zoning commission the following week.

Vote on whether to continue exploring Historic Designation

Hi neighbors,

Due to concerns that the process for voting on historic designation was moving too quickly, the Eckington Civic Association board has decided to postpone the community opinion survey.

Instead, we will hold a vote at the next ECA meeting (Monday, June 6, from 7-9pm) on whether the community wants to continue exploring historic designation.

A “yes” vote means that we would next gather community opinion via a survey or other means and then vote on whether to apply for historic designation. A Yes vote does not necessarily mean that we apply for Historic Designation status.

A “no” vote means that Eckington stops exploring Historic Designation. Nothing further would happen on this issue unless the community wants to revisit it at some future date.

Only dues-paying members are eligible to vote. Each membership applies to only one person, not a household, so each person who wants to vote must join the Civic Association separately. If you would like to join the Civic Association, you can do so at the meeting or online (see below).

Given the importance and wide-reaching effect of this vote, the ECA decided to allow ECA members to vote on this issue even if they are not able to attend the meeting.

If you cannot attend the June 6th meeting, you must submit an absentee ballot no later than Sunday, June 5, 9pm. If you mail your ballot, please do so no later than Tuesday, May 31st.

To submit an absentee ballot:

Eckington Civic Association

P.O. Box 26430

Washington, DC  20001.

You can learn more about Historic Designation and read notes from past meetings here: https://eckingtoncivicassociation.org/historic-designation/

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Putman at eckingtoncivic@gmail.com

 

Eckington Beautification Day

Eckington Beautification Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016  – 10am

ANC 5E is sponsoring Beautification Day in Eckington. The day entails planting flowers and trees in the Eckington small pocket park next to New York Pizza located at the corner of North Capitol Street and Q Street NE.

Come out and join us! All participants will meet at the corner of North Capitol and Q Streets at 10:00 am. If you have shovels, rakes, or other gardening equipment, feel free to bring them.

Eckington is your community.
Let’s do this!

Upcoming Workshop: Energy Efficency & Old Homes

Saturday, April 9, 2016
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saint Martin’s Catholic Church
1908 North Capitol Street, NW
7 T Street, NW Entrance

We all want to make our houses more comfortable and efficient. Green technologies offer opportunities to save money while helping to protect our environment and can be implemented without sacrificing the architectural integrity of your home or violating historic district guidelines.

Come learn about energy audits and what home improvements are the most cost effective with particular attention to the issue of window repair and replacement and integrity.

Speakers are Nakita Reed, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, a managing member of ENCORE Sustainable Design, working to combine historic preservation with energy efficiency and sustainable design; and John Sandor, an architectural historian and expert in the repair and replacement of windows in historic buildings.

This is a FREE event open to the public.

Oral History Workshop

Please join our upcoming workshop on conducting oral histories, aimed at documenting the experiences of long term residents in Eckington.
The workshop will be facilitated by Marjorie Lightman   Marjorie is a professional historian, she recently curated the exhibit at the the Anacostia Smithsonian Community Museum:  Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963–1975.
Telling it the was it is (was)
Conducting Oral Histories
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 to 3:00 PM
The community room at the Summit At St Martins
116 T St NE, Washington, DC