An EPX Block Captain meeting will be held on Thursday April 17th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Anyone interested in being a Block Captain or simply learning about what it means to be a Block Captain is welcome. This is where you’ll find information about outreach, membership, and recruitment activities, including Block Captain meetings and projects. At this meeting you will learn how you can help spread the word about the May 10th EPXtravaganza! Spring Fair, Flea Market and Family Fun Day (visit www.epcrossing.org for more information).

This meeting will take place at Neumann-Goretti High School library (on the 2nd floor – 2nd stairwell landing – 3/4 of the way down the hall on the left) – enter on 11th & Moore Streets

Questions? Or want to get involved – email contact@epcrossing.org

With the help of EPX Board, our Membership Committee Chair, Jo Cardillo, recently identified a “job description” for our block captains. EPX has struggled to define this crucial role and to fill all the posts for each street within our boundaries. So, starting with the October General Membership meeting, a comprehensive neighborhood grid showing current block captains and the streets in need of new leaders will be available and we will be filling in these vacancies.

Over the last year many people have asked what responsibilities come with serving as a block captain. Here is a brief list of duties expected from EPX Block Captains.

  • Act as eyes and ears of the block reporting zoning concerns to Zoning/Planning Committee and public safety issues to Town Watch.
  • Function as a “Welcome Wagon” greeting new neighbors, informing them about EPX, passing out “New Neighbor” information packets, including “Who Ya Gonna Call” list etc.
  • Serve as a liaison between EPX and neighbors by reminding them of membership meetings, posting flyers for meetings and special events.
  • Participate in block cleanups and encouraging neighbors to do so.

Now you know what’s expected of you and monthly you’ll see where there is a need for serving, no more excuses! See Jo at the membership table before a meeting and sign-up! EPX needs you.

EPX will soon be wrapping up our first year in existence. Looking at all the neighborhood activities and community building covered by other entries on this web site, we certainly have many good things for which to be proud, and have learned a lot through the process.

One of the areas were we have not been so successful, however has been recruiting block captains. To this end, we’ve designated the Order of the Day for our June General Membership meeting as an opportunity for fostering these much needed volunteers. We have light refreshments and open discussion from the floor regarding the role and need for a healthy and vibrant group of block captains. Whether you’re already a seasoned block captain, interested in becoming one, or simply curious about what block captains do, please come share your hopes and desires for the neighborhood, and how EPX can help, as we steer ourselves through into another year.

The Board of Directors will take this opportunity to listen to members’ concerns in this moderated forum. Bring your ideas for ‘07-’08 and enjoy some tasty baked goods donated by our membership committee. We hope to see you there.