We have the pleasure of having Dr. Mark Garceau, our new Westerly School Superintendent, Joining us for our August meeting. Dr. Garceau has accepted my invitation to be our guest speaker for the evening. Please come join us in welcoming Dr. Garceau to our neighborhood. The meeting will be held August 1st at 7:00 PM at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center
Donations are now being accepted for our 3rd annual Wilcox East Neighborhood Association Yard Sale. The sale is scheduled for Saturday the 20th of May. All donations welcomed and can be brought to 20 Newton Ave any time between now and the 20th. Please have the items priced if possible.
– Jack Armstrong
We have a date and location. Kim Jones has graciously agreed to host our Third Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, May 20th at her home at 20 Newton Avenue.
Per our usual procedures, Donations will be accepted beginning a week in advance of the sale.
There will be at least two trucks available for pick up of larger items not readily carried by car.
Your assistance in pre-pricing items would be greatly appreciated.
Volunteers to help set up the day of the sale will also be greatly appreciated.
For a change, we will be holding our April meeting at the Westerly Armory on Tuesday April 4th at 7:00 in the evening. Roberta Mudge Humble has kindly agreed to be our guest speaker and will also provide us with a tour of the Armory Museum. Hope to see you all there for an interesting evening.
As you all may have read in the Westerly Sun, there is a lot of concern regarding the proposed rail bypass that will shift the tracks north of their current location. In addition to rendering the current station inoperative, the proposed route will bring tracks across our aquifer, recreation areas, land preserves and private homes.
I have attached a press release from the Town regarding a planned demonstration at the State House. I have also provided the text below. As noted in the release the Town is providing bus transportation to and from the State House at no cost to the participants. All concerned Citizens are encouraged to attend.
Town of Westerly
Demonstration Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Rhode Island State House Rotunda
If you are interested in joining a Town and region-wide demonstration to have the Federal Railroad Administration drop the Old Saybrook, CT to Kenyon, RI Bypass from the Tier 1 Final EIS, the Town of Westerly is offering busses to transport interested residents to the Rhode Island State House on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:30 PM.
The Westerly Town Council has reserved busses, at no cost to participants, to drive South County residents to demonstrate against the bypass and urge the State of Rhode Island to protect:
· Drinking Water
· Private Property Rights
· Historic Buildings
· Public Trust in Land Conservation
· Parks and Hiking Trails
· Narragansett Tribal Land
Residents can sign up and reserve a seat on a bus by registering on the Town website, www.westerlyri.gov.
The demonstration will be during business hours for the Rhode Island Legislature and the Rhode Island Governor’s office. The Town realizes many cannot ride the bus due to work commitments; however, residents are encouraged to join the demonstration at the State House. The busses will be filled until at capacity with a short waiting list to accommodate last minute cancellations. The buses are open to all interested people, not just Westerly residents.
2:00 PM Arrive at Designated Meeting Place (to be determined shortly). Your reservation will be checked by Town employees before you board the bus. As busses fill, they will leave for the State House as it will take time to pass through State House Security. Note: Capitol Police do not allow any handles on placards. The last bus will leave by approximately 2:30 PM.
4:00 PM Arrival at State House. Visitation of your local legislators in their offices is encouraged; view legislature in action from the House or Senate Chamber balcony or galleries. State House rules require that allvisitors are seated and remain quiet, no signs are allowed in the balcony or gallery area.
4:30 PM Rally begins. Speakers will be delivering their message to the Governor and Legislators, as will the Washington County Legislators who signed the letter to the Governor, Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse and Representative Langevin.
Approximately 6:00 PM: Board buses back to Town Hall. You need to board the same bus you rode up to the State House, as headcounts will be taken.
Happy New Year All,
So, we start our new year welcoming our new Police Chief Richard Silva who will be joining us at our regular meeting on February 7th as our monthly speaker. As you may recall, the recent change to our by-laws to hold elections every two years means there will not be a need for a nominating committee this year. I have attached the meeting agenda for your information. February 7th at 7:00 in the Parish Center. See you there.
It looks like we are in for the first substantial snow storm of the Winter. Please stay safe and avoid the roads if at all possible. Don’t forget there is an on street parking ban in effect for the duration of the storm and please, make sure your sidewalks are cleared when the storm is over.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As this incredible year 2016 comes to a close, let us remember the good that has been bestowed on us. It has been a conflicting year of different opinions and thoughts but it has brought good people together. For this we are grateful.
Wilcox East Neighborhood Association has been there for us and will continue to be there in the new year. We thank you for being a part of it.
We wish you all good health, good fortune, good times and of course always, good friends and neighbors.
May this holiday season bring peace, joy, and a happy heart to you and yours.
May your hearts be light,
May your eyes be bright,
May you keep in your sight
the glory of the miracle on that first Christmas night
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and A Happy New Year!
Wilcox East Neighborhood Association
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday December 6, 2016
Immaculate Conception Church
- Call to Order
- Guest Speaker:
- Brigitte Hopkins, Executive Director Westerly Library and Wilcox Park
- Q&A session
- Approval of minutes
- Treasurers Report
- Old Business:
- Recap of the Charter Revision Work Shop
- New Business:
- Open Forum What do we want to be in 2017
- Members input for future programs, events and activities
- Please bring your ideas and suggestions
- Status reports by committees:
- Westerly Revolving Fund
- Environmental Committee
- WARM Communication Committee
- (Open discussion)