Saturday, April 21, 2012

PDNA Open Community Meeting Scheduled this Monday (4/23)

For those of us who are thirsty for more neighborhood information the PDNA is holding an open neighborhood meeting this Monday, April 23rd:
Meeting Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
Registration Opens: 6:30pm
Meeting Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Location: 2nd Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. (Free parking in the lot on the NE corner of Michigan Ave and Cullerton St.)

Come early and enjoy a FREE tour of Second Presbyterian Church, one of Chicago's architectural gems. Docents from Friends of Historic Second Church will be on hand giving tours from 6:15 to 7:00 pm and tours will also be available after the meeting.

  • Chicago White Sox / PDNA Partnership
  • South Loop Branding
  • NATO Summit Update
  • Wheeler Mansion /PDNA Farmers Market
  • PDNA Committees Update
  • Greener South Loop Alliance - Meatless Mondays in May
  • Alderman's Update
*Must be present to receive Chicago White Sox ticket vouchers. Vouchers are good for games throughout the season. Limit of two tickets per household.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great meeting and community turnout at the PDNA Meeting. I estimated 250 people in attendance, wow! How nice to see positive, creative, and community driven programs and leadership. I am so looking forward Wed night Farmers market at Wheeler Mansion as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it helps when they give free stuff away. That was a good idea for them to do.

Dana said...

Agree with the first poster. The turnout and organization was impressive. And we are also looking forward to the Wheeler / PDNA Farmers Market partnership... woohoo, what a great idea.

The NATO presenters created the clearest picture of what to expect that I have heard to date. They basically gauraunteed that we will be in the safest area in the United States for two days. You may be asked for ID, but big deal; they basically said, go on with life, don't stop your plans. We might be inconvenienced by a few armada of vehicles or having to exit LSD via Roosevelt, but this will be handled fine. The police reiterated to protest if you like, but if anyone get's out of line, they will be quickly delt with.

I liked the idea about opening up the 18th Street IC/South Shore for local residents traveling north for two days. The concern would be Occupy wackjobs getting off there too.

As to the free stuff comment, it's not only a good idea, it seems to be a product of sustained delivery of excellence. We go to many programs, events, etc. in the South Loop area for many different groups and organizations, etc. When we go to the PDNA events, we always come away pleased with the quality, sincerity, creativity, and value. So, don't fault these folks if many other businesses and institutions have discovered the same thing. Kudos to this group of volunteers for giving residents what they want more of.

Anonymous said...

Of course free stuff like Sox tickets will draw a crowd. Good for the PDNA for using a hook to get folks to a meeting. Would love to know what the PDNA does with all the money they collect from their events. They're not a 501c3, so we have no idea. No transparency as to what this organization really is. Nice events and perks, but who are they?

Anonymous said...


Anon at 6:09. Why are you sniping about transparency? Speak to your point or go troll somewhere else. At the prior PDNA meeting the organization listed a whole category of how they spend their money. They have zero paid employees and volunteers and Board members serve without any compensation. Their webiste lists "who they are."

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, the annon guy/gal at 6:09, I would guess to be a gsla board member crying about transparency, and showing their contempt for residents of the South Loop.

All the while, the gsla hosting 'community events' to spot light the busineses of their board members...brilliant!

Perhaps we don't need to know who they are, but what they do.