BECOME A MEMBER
Neighborhood residents/renters/business persons are encouraged to become members of our civic association to at least receive our informative monthly newsletter which will give you valuable information about community issues and events and highlights our very interesting monthly guest speakers. Individuals are not required to join committees or attend meetings; but if you have the time, we encourage and do welcome you to attend any of our monthly general membership meetings.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Be a resident (either a homeowner or renter), non-resident property owner or non-resident business operator within the boundaries of the Archer Heights community.
- The boundaries of the Archer Heights neighborhood are: West – Cicero Avenue; South – Indiana Harbor Belt RR tracks (railroad tracks underneath the CTA Orange Line); East – BNSF RR tracks (railroad tracks east of Lawndale Avenue); North – Adlai E. Stevenson Expressway.
- $15.00 dues per year per household or business and are payable for the twelve month period beginning in January and ending in December of each year.
With the exception of July and August, our civic association meets once each month on the second Wednesday for a general membership meeting at the UNO Veterans Memorial Campus School, 4248 West 47 th Street, the corner of 47 th & Kildare Avenue.
The format of our meetings opens with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, followed by Officer Reports, Standing Committee Reports, Ad-hoc Committee Reports, unfinished business, and an interesting guest speaker.
All meetings begin at 7:30 PM sharp and all community residents, renters, and business owners are encouraged, and always welcome, to attend. We generally adjourn by 9:30 PM after which a light refreshment of cake and coffee is served.
HOW TO SUBMIT APPLICATION
A downloadable copy of our Membership Application/Dues Payment form is attached. Currently you must pay in person at a general membership meeting or remit payment by regular U. S. mail as we do not yet have an online capability to accept payment. This form is used both for annual dues remittance and new member application. Our civic association welcomes all new members who fulfill the basic membership requirements. We look forward to meeting you in person at our general membership meetings. We invite our current dues paid members to make contributions to our Walkabout program and if you would like to coordinate a Walkabout for your block, please contact our civic association by calling our office at 773-843-2232 and leave a message on our office answering machine or use the “Contact Us Box” in this website.
ABOUT THE WALKABOUT PROGRAM
In response to those of our current members who wanted to help our civic association to grow by recruiting new members, we instituted our Walkabout Membership Recruitment Program whereby an existing member can donate a $15.00 membership (or multiple thereof) for a new person/family to join our civic association. In turn we select a target block in our community and civic association President – Thomas S. Baliga, along with Vice President - Michael Kovac, Board Member - Juanita Beltran and a current association member of the targeted block, then walk the block recruiting new members from those neighbors who have never been a member of the Archer Heights Civic Association.