April 2010

2010 Membership Potluck


The annual membership potluck took place Friday evening, April 16th at Lord’s Park Pavilion.  We had a lovely turnout.  Dinner was followed by a presentation of several awards and certificates of recognition.   The evening concluded with a presentation by Dan Miller on Elgin’s Architectural styles. For a pdf version of the slides shown go to: http://www.gifford-park-assoc.org/ARCHITECTURAL%20STYLES.pdf


Members are reminded to please forward their annual dues to:


Alicia Lykins

114 N. Gifford

Elgin, IL  60120


Dues are $6 per individual or $12 per family or household.  Please include any updates to your contact information, including your most current e-mail address.


The following individuals were recognized for their contributions to the association and in the community over the past year.


2009 Porch Party Hosts: 2009 Wassailing Saunter Hosts:

Roy & Linda Voss                                           Curt & Jo Coletti

Craig Dresang & Joe Drozd                           Mike & Sarah Burns

Chris & Rebekah Berry                               Tom & Donna Leetz

John & Carol Anderson                                  John Krzyzanowski & Amanda Carlson


Sweet Tooth Award:

Deborah Allen – for providing tasty treats for the general membership meetings.


Bob Barker Award:

Donna Leetz, Amanda Carlson, Fran Cella, and Mary Aguilar – for leading a spay/neuter program to address the feral cat population in the neighborhood.


Milton Glaser Awards:

Barb Counterman – for her graphic design contributions for various events


Take the Ball and Run With It:

Carol Anderson – for stepping up to assist with several projects


Take the Ball and Drive It:

Jay Kjellander – for chairing the first ever GPA Golf Classic


President’s Award:

Joe Kjellander – in recognition of his service as GPA President, 2008-2009


GPA Rookie of the Year:

Ali Hallock


Super Citizen Award:

Donna Leetz – for recognition of many contributions to the neighborhood