October 5 Meeting & Newsletter

Meeting Agenda:

U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley
US Congressman Mike Quigley will address the membership on issues at the Federal and International level. Mr. Quigley is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Member – Appropriations Committee
  • Member – Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Vice Chair – Sustainable Energy and Environment

Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen
Our District 12 Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnan will talk about issues in the county government.

SLN BY-LAWS update

The last Amendment to the By-Laws occurred in 2015. Over the summer, a group of SLN officers and directors worked on updating the By-Laws. A discussion and possibly a vote ratifying the changes will occur at the October Meeting.

The last Amendment to the By-Laws occurred in 2015. Over the summer, a group of SLN officers and directors worked on updating the By-Laws. A discussion and possibly a vote ratifying the changes will occur at the October Meeting.

The current by-laws are here: https://slneighbors.org/wp-content/uploads/SLN-bylaws.pdf
The marked up revision draft is here: https://slneighbors.org/2021/09/04/proposed-bylaw-changes/



Date: Tuesday, October 5
Doors open at 6:30PM

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Due to COVID-19, of course, SLN’s last in-person meeting was held in March 2020. We were successful in holding ZOOM Membership Meetings from September 2020 to May 2021. The Board felt it was time to go LIVE, so SLN held its first in-person meeting on Tuesday, September 7. Since 1964 (the inception of SLN), the SLN Membership Meetings have been held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

In order to use the large auditorium at The Athenaeum and promote safe, social distancing, the September meeting and the remaining meetings in 2021 will be held the first Tuesday of the month as that is when the big auditorium is available. Needless to say, we were a little rusty in getting a live meeting going.

As the podium was a safe distance from the attendees, Alderman Waguespack took his mask off to address the crowd. See the Newsletter for a recap of his topics.

Be sure to read the rest, as the Newsletter is full of community news.

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Proposed Bylaw Changes

This post was updated October 24, 2021 to include latest changes.

This document shows the changes proposed by the Officers and Board of Directors to the current SLN bylaws as updated April 15, 2015.

Most of the edits are to clean up and update language, to remove specific dates for various functions, and make things work better in a remote-meeting environment. Also, we removed one officer position, and better defined the term “Board of Directors”.

The Officers and Board plan to offer this for a vote at the November, 2021 meeting.

September 7 Meeting and Newsletter

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Our next meeting will be in person

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Athenaeum Theatre

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Meeting begins at 7:00 PM

Face covering required per state guidelines. Mask up!


Alderman Waguespack – State of Ward/City presentation
In keeping with SLN’s September meeting tradition, the Alderman will be addressing the SLN membership on neighborhood, Ward and City-wide issues.

Election of Officers and Directors
Due to Covid-19 and the inability to meet in person, the Board did not present a slate for 2020-2021. This was common for Not-for-Profit Organizations during the Pandemic. A slate has been developed for the 2021-2022 season. Voting is to take place at the September 2021 meeting.

Here is the slate to be voted on for the 2021-2022 Term:
President: Bob Blitstein
1st Vice President: Sam Samatas
2nd Vice President: Fionn McManigal
Recording Secretary: Bill Haderlein
Treasurer: Ann Sychowski
Corresponding Secretary: Steve Stern
Directors: – Bob Taugner, Susan Radzinowicz, Ed Silverstein
New directors – Amy Walsh, Maria Bernardi, Mike Harring, Geoff Gass

Read more in the newsletter!

  • The President’s Letter
  • 2020-2021 Season Recap
  • Bill Takes Another Walk Around the Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood News and Information
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Save the Date: Tuesday, September 7

“In these uncertain times…”

The next meeting of South Lakeview Neighbors is scheduled for the first Tuesday in September, September 7. Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

At this time, we plan on meeting in person in the large theater space at the Athenaeum Theatre. That will provide plenty of space for people to spread out.  Due to scheduling conflicts for that space, it’s likely that our meetings through the rest of 2021 will be on the FIRST Tuesday of the month rather than the second.

If there is guidance from the city or state that would require this to be a Zoom meeting, we’ll send out connection info.

  1. As is traditional, our first meeting of the SLN year features Alderman Scott Waguespack’s “State of the Ward” presentation.  If you have questions for the Alderman that might require some research on his part, please email them to us at info@slneighbors.org and we’ll forward them to him.
  2. At the September 7 meeting, we’ll also be distributing proposed changes in the SLN bylaws (in both marked-up and final formats) for a vote by the membership at a subsequent meeting.
  3. If the meeting is in person, we’ll also hold a vote for officers and directors.  If not, we’ll continue to defer that until the organization’s first in-person meeting.  The slate of candidates will be included in the next newsletter, in process now and to be mailed soon.

Keep an eye on our Facebook group and our website at  https://slneighbors.org for updates.

Please renew your membership!  Only members may vote.  

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