Posts Tagged ‘Block Captains’

It’s Time for the Annual Town Hall Meeting

Monday, October 18th, 2010

All Windsor Square Residents are invited to attend the Windsor Square Association annual “Town Hall” meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Ebell, 743 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The meeting agenda will include a review of Association activities for 2010, block captains, public safety, land use issues and other community concerns and speeches by commanders of local police stations and other civic officials. Association directors for 2011 will be elected and the Squeaky Wheel award will be presented to a neighbor whose persistent efforts improved the quality of life in Windsor Square in 2010.

The annual meeting is a good opportunity to socialize and discuss issues of mutual concern with Association directors, block captains and other Windsor Square residents, and to meet with police officers, civic officials, private security companies and others who provide services to our neighborhood.

The Windsor Square Association promotes public safety, social welfare, community education and the quality of living for the residents of 1,100 homes in Windsor Square, between Beverly Boulevard on the north and Wilshire Boulevard on the south, and between Arden Boulevard on the west and Van Ness Avenue on the east.

Please attend the Windsor Square Association annual “Town Hall” meeting and support your community.

Windsor Square Association Hosts Successful Block Captain Event

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Sixty Windsor Square Association block captains and guests gathered at the South Norton home of Larry and Wendy Guzin on September 14th to dine, socialize and better their efforts to serve the Windsor Square community.  Block captains are volunteer liaisons between their neighbors and the board of directors of the Association.  This was the first gathering of block captains in over 10 years.

After a buffet diner catered by Prado restaurant, a speakers’ program to invigorate and inform began with a welcome and thank you to the block captains by Association president Larry Guzin.

Following, emergency preparedness information was provided by block captain coordinator Wendy Savage, including expert advice by LAFD speaker Kurt Howard, a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor.  Howard emphasized the importance of off-concrete home storage of at least one gallon of water a day for each resident for an estimated two-week emergency period.

Presentations on crime prevention methods were provided by LAPD Wilshire and Olympic commanders Eric Davis and Tina Nieto, joined by Senior Lead Officers David Cordova and Joe Pelayo.

Other guests included board of directors of the Association and former Association president Carolyn Ramsay, now deputy chief of staff for Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

After the event, South Irving Boulevard block captain Dena Bloom commented, “Last night was a wonderful event.  Not only were we spoiled by the beautiful and gracious home and delicious food, but we were enlightened and energized.”

Along with Guzin and Savage, Association directors Katie Jones-Badami, Andrew Woodward and June Bilgore helped organize the successful event.