December 8th Council Meeting

Please be sure to join us on Monday, December 8th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the December meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.

Among the items being discussed will be:

  • The annual “Christmas Bash” preceding the Christmas Ships on December 20th.
  • Emergency Snow Brigade.
  • Violent crime in the neighborhood.
  • Endorsements for proposed greenways.

Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

November 12th Extraordinary Neighbors Series: Acclaimed actor Tom Skerritt

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Please join us for November’s edition of the Extraordinary Neighbors series on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 pm at Park Shore Retirement Community (located at 1630 43rd Ave E Seattle, WA 98112and meet movie and TV star Tom Skerritt.

Tom Skerritt has starred in 44 movies, including MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Up in Smoke, and Harold and Maude.  He has also made over 200 TV appearances, including shows such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and four seasons of the TV series Picket Fences.  He will be talking about his experience acting on the big screen and TV as well as his current passions. Don’t miss your chance to meet this acclaimed actor who is also your neighbor!

You can read more about him (including a full list of his TV and movie appearances) on his wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Skerritt

Agenda for Monday’s Board Meeting

Here’s the agenda for our Board meeting on Monday.  We hope to see you there!

7:00pm Call to Order
7:00pm Emergency Preparedness Presentation – introduced by John Madrid
7:45pm Traffic Calming Efforts in Denny Blaine
8:05pm Christmas Ships/Parks
8:10pm Environmental Program for the Neighborhood
8:15pm The Intersection on Madison
8:20pm New business
8:30pm Adjourn Meeting

November Council Meeting

Please be sure to join us on Monday, November 3rd at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the November meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.

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This month’s meeting will start with a presentation on Emergency Preparedness.  You’ll learn about basic preparedness and we’ll decide if we would to to use the City’s SNAP Program to get organized and ready to take care of each other in disasters.  Disasters happen, let’s get ready together!

The presentation will given by JoAnn Jordan, who has been the Public Education Coordinator for the Seattle Office of Emergency Management since 2006.  Her team of educators and volunteers teach 250 – 300 programs a year to over 8,000 participants throughout the City.

Program overview:

  • Earthquake and other risks in Washington
  • How and where to stay safe during an earthquake
  • Where and how to store supplies, make a plan, learn skills
  • Best practice on organizing yourself and others after disaster

The presentation will last about 45 minutes, afterwards will be the Community Council Board meeting. Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

Talking Trees Walking Tour on Saturday, October 25th

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Please join Steve Lorton, former PNW Editor of Sunset Magazine, and Rolland Heibert, horticulturist from City Peoples as they lead this ninety minute walking tour and tell you stories about our Madison Park’s oldest resident flora and some recent young ones too.  This is a great chance to learn more about your neighborhood. Steve is a Tour Guide Par Excellence. Bring the kids and the grandparents too. No Latin names required or permitted.

The walk begins at 10 am on Saturday, October 25th at Park Shore (1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).  It will last about 90 minutes and will take place rain or shine!

October Council Meeting

Please be sure to join us on Monday, October 6th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the October meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  This month’s meeting will include a debate on two gun control initiatives on November’s ballot:

  • Initiative 594: Background Checks for All Gun Purchases
  • Initiative 591: Protect Gun Rights

Jane Noland, former Seattle City Council Member will be speaking in favor of I-594, which would require background checks for all gun sales. A representative from gun rights organizations will be speaking in favor of I-591 which is in effect opposing requiring background checks for private gun sales either privately, in person, or through the Internet unless there is federal rather than state legislation doing so.  Following the debate will be the Community Council Board meeting. Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

September Council meeting and Prof. Naomi Sokoloff on September 17th

Please join us for September’s edition of the Extraordinary Neighbors series on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30 pm at Park Shore Retirement Community (located at 1630 43rd Ave E Seattle, WA 98112as Professor Naomi Sokoloff presents Seattle Stories: The City in Literature.

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  • Love to read stories set in your hometown?
  • Curious to hear how writers have imagined Seattle in fiction and poetry?
  • Looking for tips on what to read next?

Come join us for a talk by Professor Naomi Sokoloff, who teaches a course at the University of Washington called “Seattle: Reading and Writing the City.”  A member of the faculty of Comparative Literature, she has lived in Madison Park since 1985.

Please be sure to join us on Monday, September 8th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the September meeting of the Madison Park Community Council where we discuss the latest matters of interest for the community.  Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

Neighborhood Crime Prevention Meeting on August 13th

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Given the recent rash of crime in the neighborhood, the Madison Park Community Council Board is hosting a community meeting and presentation at Park Shore (located at 1630 43rd Ave E Seattle, WA 98112on Wednesday evening, August 13, 2014 @ 6:30pm. The purpose of this gathering is to educate the residents on security and crime prevention. Presenting to the community will be

  • Kim Proctor, a Madison Park Resident and an expert in home security systems.
  • Stephen Barger with Northwest Security Services. Stephen will be discussing the current Security Patrol in place in the Washington Park neighborhood and the possibility of duplicating that in Madison Park.
  • Terrie Johnston of the Seattle Police Department. Terrie is a Crime Prevention Coordinator out of the West Precinct and will be discussing ways to prevent crime in the neighborhood and ways to avoid becoming a victim.

Tell your friends and neighbors ALL are welcome…

Don’t forget, the August meeting of the Madison Park Community Council Board will take place on Monday, August 4th.  All are welcome to attend, the meeting takes place at 7 pm at the Madison Park Bath House, located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112.

 

 

Bastille Bash on July 12th

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Bastille Bash is returning July 12 to Madison Valley! Join us for food, wine, spirits, live entertainment, shopping & more. Pre-purchase your food tickets & wine passports online before July 12 to skip ticket lines! http://bastillebash.com

Bastille Bash Details:
Madison Valley will host its third annual “Bastille Bash” on Saturday, July 12 from 3-8 p.m. Festivities will take place up and down East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenues. Guests will enjoy a festive Bastille Day atmosphere, indulge in French inspired food from Madison Valley restaurants, sip French and Northwest wines, local spirits and beers, and enjoy entertainment from live musicians, street performers and burlesque dancers, as well as shop sidewalk sales, all presented by Madison Valley businesses.

Tickets:
Food is priced at $2.50, $5.00, $7.50 per bite and tickets can be purchased in $10 increments. The Wine Passport includes tastings of wine, beer and spirits from 10 purveyors for $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the event.

Event links:
http://bastillebash.com
https://www.facebook.com/BastilleBash
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/708713

Proceeds from Bastille Bash directly benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, committed to supporting organizations that provide hope, care and assistance to children and facilities of the Northwest. http://detlef.com

Council meeting on Monday, June 2nd

Please join us on Monday for the June meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  We will be electing new officers to the Board of the Council. We will also go over the latest council business for the neighborhood.

As usual, the meeting will start at 7 pm and is located in the Madison Park Bath House at 1900 43rd Avenue East.