Tuesday, November 16, 2010

October 2010 General Meeting - What Style is My House?

Minutes of the Sabin General Meeting, Monday 18 October, Sabin Elementary School.

Social hour, 6-7:00. Sabinites ate cookies and enjoyed Trailhead Coffee and hot cider, during which they had the opportunity to peruse the Betty Walker files organized by Rachel Studer and Bill Youngren, our Sabin historian. In addition, we saw plans for the Irvington Historical District, explained by Mary Piper. The Architectural Heritage Center had a table supportive of the program What Style Is My House? Resolutions Northwest was well represented by Naomi Pusch.

The opening lecture by Robert Jordan was supplemented by photographs and commentary by Bill Youngren showing Sabin houses representative of the various styles. This contribution was greatly appreciated. In closing, Bill made the point that we have every reason to be as proud of the architectural integrity of our homes as anyone else.

The business meeting contained updates on the Green Streets projects on Fremont, on the Sabin Identity Project for designing a new logo and motto, and plans to beef up community-business engagement.

Future projects include a yard sale to accompany the cleanup, a guided home tour, plant exchanges, and a Betty Walker Memorial Bench in Irving Park.

Discussion from the floor concerned a troubling burned out house at 3954 NE 18th and welcome baskets for new people in the neighborhood.

Austin delivered a Call for Volunteers for all the wonderful projects ahead and for service on the SCA committees.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30.

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