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.


  • 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

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


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!

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.

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:

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.

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.

Upcoming Council meetings including a visit from our Mayor Ed Murray!

Be sure to attend our regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 5th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (1900 43rd Avenue East).  The Board will discuss the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for the incoming Council’s Board of Directors and will have a report on current and future projects the council will be working on.  Our featured speaker will be Rep. Brady Walkinshaw of the Washington State House of Representatives.  It will be a great chance to meet Brady, express to Brady your concerns and listen to what he will focus on in the next Legislative Session.  Please come and bring your neighbors!

Make sure you save the date for Tuesday, May 27th, you will have the chance to meet our new Mayor.  Yes, Mayor Ed Murray will be our guest speaker at the Annual Council Meeting at Park Shore Retirement Community at 7 pm.  Not only will the Mayor be there, but we will be presenting Amendments to the Council’s Bylaws AND we will be electing new Board Members for the coming fiscal year.  Please review an updated draft and the proposed revisions to our Bylaws.  Bring your friends and any nominations you may have to our Council’s Board of Directors.


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