Council meeting on Monday, April 7th

Please join us on Monday for the April meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  The special topic will be “Doing Our Part to Help the Environment.  What You Can Do.” and will be presented by Sara Hemphill from the King County Department of Forestry.  We will also go over the latest council business for the neighborhood.

MPCC is looking for new board members to start in May.  If you are interested in serving, come to the meeting on Monday or contact Gene Brandzel at or 206-940-4489.

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

Take Action with Earth Hour!


One hour. 60 minutes. 3,600 seconds. And hundreds of millions of people.

Every year, people around the world participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights. With this simple act, they make a big statement: the world’s environmental issues don’t have to overwhelm us. We can tackle them, one hour at a time. Can we count on you to join us?

It’s so easy to get involved:

    1. Tell us you’re participating.
    2. Turn off your lights on Saturday, March 29, at 8:30 pm wherever you are.
    3. Be a part of Earth Hour with millions of people around the globe, committing to a better future.
Count me in!

We know you care about our planet as much as we do, so we hope you’ll join us and make this Earth Hour bigger than ever. Whether you spend your hour under the stars or by candlelight practicing yoga, turn off your lights and show you will do your part to protect our planet.

Join the movement and make a commitment to protect the planet.

Katy Fenn


Katy Fenn
World Wildlife Fund

Janurary 29th Extraordinary Neighbors Series: Marie H Gladwish and Charles F. Wurster


Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 – 7:30 PM at Park Shore, 1630 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA
Marie H Gladwish and Charles F. Wurster

Join us on Wednesday as Charlie Wurster and Marie Gladwish show us a selection of African safari photography and interesting and humorous commentary.

Marie and Charlie have lived in Madison Park for a little over eight years. Before that they were at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on central Long Island. Charlie was professor of environmental sciences for 30 years. Marie is a graphic designer and artist. She and her architect son Gary designed and built a contemporary house on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, which was the winner of two architectural prizes.

Charlie has a life-long interest in birds, and for 45 years he has been a leader of ecological tours to all continents. He was often on the natural history staff of small ecological cruise ships, and his travels have included a dozen wildlife safaris to Africa. Marie is an excellent wildlife photographer and most of the photos you will see were taken by Marie. Commentary will be by both Charlie and Marie.

January 6th Council Meeting Agenda

Madison Park Community Council
Board of Directors
January 6th, 2014
7:00 PM at the Bath House

1. Approval of Oct., Nov. and December Minutes
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. SDOT and Greenways Project
4. Holiday Bash Review.  Suggestions for next year?
5. BoA Kiosk
6. Newsletter Comments
7. Sidewalk repairs and followup
8. McGilvra Blvd./E. Madison Project
9. Public Safety Committee
10. New Projects:
Neighborhood Walking Map Project
Crime Prevention Committee
11. Parkshore/MPCC Program
12. McNae Triangle Park
13. Bylaw changes. A copy of the Bylaws can be found at
14. Encumbering funds for Street Scape Trees?
15. Acknowledgement of Boeing’s generosity through Doug
16. New Business
17. Adjournment

Madison Park Snow Brigade Emergency Hotline


The Madison Park Snow Brigade Emergency Hotline may be reached at (206) 249-9230,

Snow Brigade volunteers can help neighbors who need critical prescriptions, transportation to essential medical appointments, essential groceries, help walking dogs, and assistance with clearing snow from stairways and sidewalks.  Keep the Snow Brigade phone number where you can find it in a snow emergency.

Serving Madison Park, Canterbury, Washington Park, Denny Blaine and Broadmoor.

December 2nd Council Meeting Agenda

Madison Park Community Council
Board of Directors
December 2nd, 2013
7:00 PM at the Bath House

1. Approval of Minutes for October and November
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Holiday Bash
4. Neighborhood Connection
5. Park Shore 2003 Wrap up and discussion of plans for next year
6. Bob E. and Safe School Routes
7. Safe Sidewalks Report
8. Kiosk Report
9. Parks Contract Report
10. New Business
11. Adjournment

Upcoming Programs offered by Aegis

The following programs are being offered in the neighborhood by Aegis on Madison, who will be our new neighbor at 23rd E. and E. Madison.  Anyone interested should contact Judy at Aegis 206-325-1600 or at

Thursday, November 21st 6:00 pm
Understanding Long Term Care Insurance

Tuesday, November 26th Noon – 1:00 pm
The Gift of a Lewy Body Dementia Diagnosis

Tuesday, December 3rd 6:00 pm
Innovations in Dementia and Memory Loss

Thursday, December 5th 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Caregiver Stress Can Steal Your Holiday Cheer: Ways to Manage the Stress of Caregiving

November 13th Extraordinary Neighbors Series: Jane Powell Thomas, author of Madison Park Remembered

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 – 7:30 PM at Park Shore, 1630 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA
Jane Powell Thomas, author of Madison Park Remembered

Join us on Wednesday as Jane Powell Thomas, author of Madison Park Remembered, talks about the history of the neighborhood.  Please check out her book Madison Park Remembered if you can find a copy (it’s out of print, but copies are available online) then join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion about the past happenings in Seattle and our neighborhoodThe program is jointly sponsored by the Madison Park Community Council and the Park Shore Retirement Community.