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.

Three townwatch walks are scheduled in May:

  • May 2nd (Wednesday) at 7:00pm
  • May 16th (Wednesday) at 7:00pm [CANCELLED due to thunderstorms]
  • May 25th (Friday) at 7:00pm

All walks start at the corner of 11th and Mifflin Streets at 7:00pm.

**Walks are scheduled on the first and third Wednesdays and the fourth Friday of each month starting at the corner of 11th & Mifflin Streets at 7:00pm**

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at townwatch at epcrossing dot org!!

Initials aside, some of you may remember Councilman DiCicco mentioning grant money availability to Civic Associations, once they achieve 501 (c)(3) tax exemption status, when he visited our membership meeting in March. Well as soon as EPX was an exempt organization we began work on the grant application and thanks to the hard work of several of our members the rather vexing job of completing the application is finished. The Philadelphia Activities Fund (PAF) will hopefully provide some much-needed operating capital. In addition the required review of impending expenditures has helped us towards a more realistic working budget. Thanks to our Treasurer, Millie Ruffino, our Recording Secretary D’Arcy Webb, and Kim Ruffino for the technical/clerical assist, I couldn’t have done it without you three. Here’s “keeping our fingers crossed” that we receive the grant money early in the City’s new Councilmanic year, beginning July first.

   

May’s Community Relations meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30pm. This meeting will be at the St. Agnes Continuing Care facility in the Neumann Room.

Community Relations handles public relations and special events. At this meeting, the committee will explore the possibility of creating a neighborhood newsletter and a future events.

NOTE: Due to Memorial Day, this committee meeting has been rescheduled from its regularly scheduled date. In June, the Community Relations will resume meeting on the last Monday of the month.

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at contact at epcrossing dot org!