Category: Members Meeting

April 17th Meet City of Chicago Lawyer to act on a Plan For Your Safety

Clear your calendar for this important meeting about your safety.   Tuesday April 17, 2017 7:00PM 15th District Police Station 5701 W. Madison   In response to our demand for action to address the crime and unacceptable businesses operating on Madison Avenue, 15th District Police Commander Cato has arranged for a lawyer from the Chicago…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH MEETING

This summary cannot include all the energy and information that was shared at the meeting. These are just the highlights. You want more, come out and share your energy and ideas. Jane Addams Resource Corporation(JARC} Jane-addams.org 773-728-9769 231 N. Pine JARC promotes strong communities and households to ensure that people who work do not live…

CANA CELEBRATION MEETING TUESDAY

CANA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION TUESDAY, 6:30 PM to 8:00PM SEPTEMBER 19TH 2017 THIRD UNITARIAN CHURCH 301 N. MAYFIELD CHICAGO You have been missed !! CANA members, after our Summer Hiatus, we’re getting together. CANA remains a collaboration of volunteer neighbors who work to improve the quality of life in our area. Our accomplishments are a direct…

CANA Public Meeting 3/21/17 @ 6:30 PM @ 301 N. Mayfield

Title: CANA Public Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: CANA Meeting Agenda – ACLU Will give a status of our Police Response Time case – Austin Ascending and Oak Park Regional Housing Center will discuss funds available for re-habbing you – Activities for 2017 – Little Free Library – Programming for Children in our area…

POLICE BOARD MEETING: Taking our concerns to the top

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, ten members of CANA attended the Chicago Police Board Meeting. The Chicago Police Board is a nine member, civilian body that oversees certain activities of the Chicago Police Department. It holds monthly public meeting that provide members of the public the opportunity to present questions and comments directly to the…

CANA Meeting Tuesday February 21 @ 6:30 PM

Title: CANA Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield – 3rd Unitarian Church Description: Please join us for this CANA meeting. We will discuss our recent visit to the Police Board and the Status of our Response time case. Safety after the recent shootings will also be discussed.  Planning for upcoming events will be discussed. Your community…

CANA Festival Planning Meeting -July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Title: CANA Festival Planning Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: Last Planning Meeting before the Big Block Party! Please come out and let us know how you want to help. We have lots of volunteer jobs to fill. Assignments will be given. We need you! Your neighborhood needs you! Contribute to a better community for…

CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: Title: CANA Community Meeting Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Third Church (301 N. Mayfield) We are planning our annual neighborhood Festival/Big Block Party for July 30th We need your input and support to make this year’s community building event our…

CANA Big Block Party Coming July 30, 2016 !!!

Ok it’s that time of year again. Yes!!! CANA with support from you and your neighbors will have our Fifth Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have another fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West…

Make Informed Choices For Judges

JUDGES IMPACT OUR LIVES EVERYDAY. WE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. RESEARCH THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND MAKE YOUR OWN DETERMINATION. The website listed below is one which offers evaluations for judges by their peers, associations of lawyers. It is a great place to start your research of elected officials who can exercise so much power…

CANA Community Meeting Tuesday 2/16/16 at 6:30 PM

Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: This new year has had an explosive start. It hasn’t all been good. Are you content with: · Murders at double the rate of last year’s pace · Mini casinos potentially in your neighborhood · Inspector generals that cannot investigate aldermen · Absence…

CANA Members Featured on Better Government Association Video

The venerable Better Government Association has featured members of our team on a recent video that speaks to the mission and challenge of better governance. The video was featured at their recent Luncheon.   Many of us have attended BGA Watchdog training, particularly their FOIA classes. This has helped our organization shine a light on…

Another Successful Big Block Party!!!

CANA’s Fourth Annual Big Block Party (16+4 blocks) was a raving success. On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Central Austin Neighborhood Association celebrated 5 Years of Positive Community Impact.   Pony Rides, CANA Grillmaster BBQ Contest, Petting Zoo, Cake and Ice Cream, Senior Bingo, Watermelon, Face Painting, Rickshaw Rides, Free Raffles and More Fun.  …

CANA CAMPAIGN UPDATES

Our last meeting was full of information you could use. Here is a brief summary of some of the discussions. CANA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CANA members, to expand our impact, spent the month of March working with and engaging others in the community, city, and county. CANA members volunteered to serve and to learn means to…

CANA Encourages Engagement with Elected Officials in March

CANA, in place of a meeting, encouraged everyone to go out into the community, attend a meeting, engage an elected official and learn more about conditions affecting our community. Having identified several events through reading a local newspaper, I decided to attend an event presented by our recently elected Commissioner, Richard Boykin. There were several…

Impactful Leadership Forum, February 5, 2015

Within the next month, February, Austin residents will be choosing, and placing their trust in, individuals to represent their interests in the city of Chicago. The members of the group Advocates for Neighborhood Development and Empowerment, ANDE, believe that the delivery of better information to the Austin community will help constituents: Recognize and utilize their…

Celebrating 5 Years of Impact

Best Wishes for the New Year We begin the fifth year of operation of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association. 2015 Activity Schedule Six Visible Action Events Ten CANA meetings 2015 Objectives Increased civic engagement Celebration of achievements Positive impact on quality of life   Next Meeting:                        Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 301 N. Mayfield   If…

CANA Holiday Celebration at TUC

We celebrated the holiday season with friends and neighbors this past Saturday at Third Unitarian Church. The celebration this year had dishes provided by numerous neighbors and friends. Ornament making crafts for the kids were a hit.    

CANA begins celebration of its fifth year with a night at the opera

  More than 65 CANA members enjoyed the kick-off to its fifth year of impact and influence, by attending a performance of Porgy and Bess, an American classic, at the Lyric Opera. Set in the 1930s in a fictitious African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess, a Gershwin opera, is the tragic love…

CANA MEETING TUESDAY OCT 21

Our next meeting is           Tuesday, October 21, 2014                         at 301 N. Mayfield, corner of Mayfield and Fulton We start on time at 6:30pm and finish at 8:00pm.. We invite you to participate.