Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Sauk Village Clerk Board Report - August 23, 2016

Sauk Village Clerk Report

By Village Clerk Debbie Williams
August 23, 2016
There is no meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, August 30th is a fifth Tuesday.
It is great seeing the community working together in so many positive directions including four very successful Back to School events. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and participated and special thanks to Sauk Village Church of God-Crossroads, Grace United Church of Christ, Kamilah Jones and the KJones Learning Center and the Sauk Village Neighborhood Watch who joined with School District 168 this year.
I had the pleasure of attending 3 out of 4 of these events. I hated to miss Jammin’ with Jesus this year but it was County Fair day with the family.
Trustee Myers shared a letter with me that he received from a meeting he recently reported on.  Calvary Church hosted an ALL LIVES MATTER event that Trustee Myers was very happy to attend and that made an impact on him.
Trustee Myers made on impact on them as well.  Calvary, Trustee Myers and other first responders will continue to focus on unifying and strengthening relationships within the south suburban communities.
Fundraising for the 60th Anniversary Committee has begun. We will be hosting a trip to the Horseshoe Casino on November 11th. Tickets are $35.00. Register for the Entertainment mobile app- use the Entertainment coupons where your travels may take you. The cost is $20.00.
I also had the pleasure of attending the last Intergovernmental Community Partnership meeting.  It was very informative. I believe this group of leaders from the municipality, school district, library and residents will prove to be a great benefit. Last week several ideas were brought to the village board. One of which is the Community Service program with Bloom Trail High School. During the Community Partnership meeting I expressed my experience with helping students earn their hours for various reasons by partnering with Parks and Recreation and village staff. I think this is a great program and I offered to continue assisting with this program.
As a village board member and a library board member I will continue to engage with this committee and help in whatever way I can starting with attending the October 1st fundraiser. I am looking forward to it.
Finally, Human Relations Chair Frank Williams asked that we express condolences to Human Relations Commissioner Latonya West on the loss of her husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with Latonya and the West family.
Arrangements are as follows:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Leaks and Sons Funeral Home
7838 S. Cottage Grove
 Chicago, Illinois
Viewing: 10 am-11 am.
Service:   11am