Summer President's Letter

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our May Concert in the Parks was rained out, but the next concert will be on Father’s Day, June 19 from 5:30 to 7pm in Volta Park. The Weathervanes band will perform so the weather should certainly cooperate! The final concert will be at Rose Park on July 10 from 5:30 to 7pm, with the Roots Rock/Americana band The Walkaways. They are repeat performers for our concerts, and we welcome them back.

At our May 24 annual meeting at Visitation School, we honored Georgetown residents and The Georgetowner's staff. Peter Jost, president of the Foundation for Preservation of Historic Georgetown, was awarded the William A. Cochran Award for exceptional efforts to protect and enhance the community’s parkland and architectural resources. Mr. Jost labored tirelessly to bring to completion the historic preservation easement on the historic Hall House located at 2715 N Street. As part of CAG’s settlement agreement with the developer of the property, an easement to the Foundation was promised, and recorded in April. Mrs. Hall’s gardens in the 1800s will remain forever a part of the streetscape on the 2700 block of N Street.

The Martin–Davidson Award to a business that has contributed significantly to the community was presented to The Georgetowner and its staff. We made a special appreciation award to MPD Officer Antonial Atkins for dedicated and distinguished service to the Georgetown community. Annie Lou Bayly Berman was honored posthumously with a special award for her many contributions to neighborhood programs. Family members accepted the award in her honor.

Finally, CAG’s board members will attend a weekend afternoon retreat in mid-June to address strategic, programmatic, and financial issues confronting CAG. We will need to prepare for that meeting, and will be aided by a mediator to keep us focused on reaching our goals. Prior to that retreat, we distributed to all CAG members a survey via email and/ or hard copy to determine what members like or don’t like about CAG’s programs, services, meetings, and newsletter. What are our priorities—and what activities and services are most important to Georgetowners? We hope that each of you will complete the survey so that we can consider the preferences of our more than 1,300 members of CAG.

Have a wonderful summer.

 

Bob vom Eigen,

PRESIDENT

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