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WCA Hosts Author Nicholas Dawidoff

Thursday, January 19th at 7pm

Come hear our own Whitneyville resident, Nicholas Dawidoff, discuss his moving, powerful book, The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice and the American City.

A bit more context about the book…

The Other Side of Prospect focuses on the shooting of a grandfather in Newhallville and the innocent sixteen year old who was sentenced to prison, later exonerated and who struggled with the effects of his incarceration. “The Other Side of Prospect is a reportorial tour de force, at once a sweeping account of how the injustices of racism and inequality reverberate through the generations, and a beautifully written portrait of American city life, told through a group of unforgettable people and their intertwined experiences.”

Dawidoff will be interviewed by award winning Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, author, professor of political science at QU and host of “Disrupted” on NPR.

Don’t have a copy of the book?

Possible Futures, a new bookstore in New Haven, will have copies available for author signing and sales. You can also order the book from their website at possiblefuturesbooks.com. The store has also graciously volunteered to deliver books to local residents who are unable to travel to the store prior to the event.


Event Details

Date

Thursday, January 19th at 7pm

Location

Board Room of the Board of Education building, 60 Putnam Ave

October Meeting Information

How old is the town Charter?  Does it still work?  How can I have input?

Join us Thursday, October 20th at 7pm to learn about the the Town Charter and the Charter Revision Commission.  Jackie Downing, two-time Charter Revision Commission member and life-long Hamden resident, will talk about the processes and procedures and about how we, as residents and voters can be involved.

The meeting will be at the Board of Education building, 60 Putnam Avenue (entrance off the driveway, look for signs) and a Zoom option will be available for those not wishing to attend in-person (Zoom link will be emailed out day-of and will be posted here on our website). 

Time pending at the end of the meeting, we will review results from the community survey and discuss how the responses will shape upcoming WCA initiatives. Here is a link to the survey – we are still accepting responses, please take a couple minutes to provide feedback if you haven’t already. 

January Meeting Information

The Whitneyville Civic Association will hold its regular meeting this Thursday at 7:00 PM. Log-in information will be sent on Wednesday and will be available here.

Our featured speaker will be Ron Walters from the Regional Water Authority. He will present on plans for the Mill River Dam and Lake Whitney.

See you on Thursday evening.

Photo of Mill River dam, looking upstream to Lake Whitney
Mill River Dam

November meeting information

The Whitneyville Civic Association will hold its regular meeting this Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 PM. While we plan on having in-person meetings beginning in January, 2022, this meeting will be held virtually.

Our featured speaker will be Ms. Elizabeth Hayes, President of the Six Lakes Park Alliance. Ms. Hayes will be presenting her organization’s plans for transforming the Olin Corporation’s property known as the Powder Farm into public open space. The WCA has previously endorsed this proposal.

We’d also like to remind you that it’s time to renew your membership with the WCA if you haven’t already done so. You can renew online at www.whitneyville.org.

January meeting information

January 21, 7pm
Online Zoom details will be sent and posted Thursday AM


Agenda:

  • Presentation by Spring Forward, a group of Hamden residents seeking to create more housing opportunity for all.
  • Discussion of planter pilot project for Whitney & Putnam area.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

November meeting information

November 19, 7pm
Online Zoom details will be sent and posted Thursday AM

Reminder: it’s time to renew your membership for the coming year. We count on your support! You can pay online here https://whitneyville.org/join/

Agenda:

  • Update by Helen Ward on Whitney Avenue traffic issues.
  • Discussion of tree replacement on the west side of Whitney Avenue south of Putnam.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

September meeting connection information and agenda

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89076902454?pwd=ek1kVTFjQURyRGtqM1ZqNFg0RktQQT09

Meeting ID: 890 7690 2454
Passcode: 6b8b60

OR by phone: Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 890 7690 2454
Passcode: 429020

Reminder: it’s time to renew your membership for the coming year. We count on your support! You can pay online here https://whitneyville.org/join/

Agenda:

  • A United Illuminating representative will provide an overview of the Whitney Avenue Substation Decommission Project, including replacement of many poles in the neighborhood. [more info]. Postponed until November meeting – work is also delayed due to storm recovery
  • Update from library committee: impact of the pandemic on fundraising activity.
  • Discussion of proposed bylaws change to elect president and vice president in the same year to have concurrent terms. This amendment would make it possible for the latter to succeed the former without creating a vacancy in the Vice President position. Elections for the offices of Treasurer and Secretary would be held at the same time instead.

The text of the proposed amendment:

Article IX - Elections and Nominations

Sec. I - Officers of the Association shall be elected for terms of two years.

Sec. II - With the exception of the Treasurer, officers may not hold their
 respective offices consecutively for more than one term.

Sec. III - The President, and Treasurer Vice President shall be elected at
 the Annual Meeting on the odd numbered years.

Sec. IV - The Vice-President Treasurer and Secretary shall be elected at the
 Annual Meeting on the even numbered years.

Sec. V - The Executive Board shall nominate candidates for the appropriate
 offices of the Association depending upon whether it is an odd or even
 numbered year and communicate these nominations to the Voting Members prior
 to the Annual Meeting. In so far as possible, the Board shall see that all 
 areas of the Association are represented.
  • Finally, a motion to extend the terms of the current Vice President and Secretary.  The extension would provide additional time to recruit new candidates for these positions.  In the event that the proposed Bylaws amendment is approved, it will enable the Vice President to continue in office until the next (May 2021) election.

2020 Annual Meeting Connection Information

The 2020 Annual Meeting on May 21 will be held virtually. The connection instructions in the email sent this week are here (temporarily) as well:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82516147600?pwd=RDArSXQ5RU5tRGlRb1dzdVo2aXlyZz09

Meeting ID: 825 1614 7600
Password: 5JPFS4

OR from your smartphone – one tap mobile
+19292056099,,82516147600#,,1#,959794# US (New York)
+13017158592,,82516147600#,,1#,959794# US (Germantown)

OR from your regular phone, dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Maryland)
Meeting ID: 825 1614 7600
Password: 959794