PBCA January 2021 Draft Newsletter FINAL … Read More...
Our Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 12th @7:00PM
Recent Penn Branch News
We are outraged by the violent extremist attacks on the U.S. Capitol today that aimed to subvert our sacred democratic processes and principles. Our first concern is for the health and safety of our community and our fellow Washingtonians, especially when so many are already suffering the consequences of a failed response to COVID-19. Many in Penn Branch have dedicated their lives to public … Read More...
This week we are sad to report the loss of two long-time Penn Branch residents: •On December 30th, Mr. Charles G. Dorse, Sr. of Highwood Drive passed away¬. Mr. Dorsey and his wife Joe have been residents of Penn Branch for over 40 years. In addition to being actively involved in the community, Mr. Dorsey was known for knocking on neighbors' doors every New Year's morning with a hug and Happy … Read More...
Neighbors, Thank you all for your active participation over the last several months as we worked to update our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. It’s Time to Vote! We gained excellent input from you beginning with our March meeting, during the virtual question and answer sessions we held on August 29 and September 12, in […]
On August 24, the Bylaws Subcommittee disseminated by email the draft updated PBCCA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, and on August 29 we held a virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) session with the community. For those who weren’t able to attend the Q&A Session, the video is available HERE. Thank you to all who participated and […]
The Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association (PBCCA) is currently recruiting for a slate of candidates best qualified to serve as officers of PBCCA for the 2020 – 2022 Administration. The following positions are up for election: President First Vice President Second Vice President Secretary Correspondence Secretary Treasurer Parliamentarian Please click HERE to view the position […]
The PBCCA Bylaws Subcommittee has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic finalizing a draft copy of the PBCCA Bylaws to send out to the community. As of August 24, 2020, DRAFT versions of the following documents are ready for the community to review and comment. PBCCA Updated Bylaws & Election Timeline Draft Updated PBCCA Bylaws […]
- Councilmember Gray announces New Hospital, New Mask Order & Major FY21 Budget Wins for Ward 7 & Penn Ave East Corridor
- DC Council Approves $450K in Funds for Penn Ave East Initiatives
- Happy Easter
January 8, 2021
This is a new year in many different ways. Our Association has a new name, with a new board operating under newly updated by-laws. And despite the recent horrific actions that happened on the Capitol, we will even have a new President of the United States inaugurated into office later this month Change is happening.
As the new PBCA President, I thank the officers and others in the previous administration for their hard work and commitment over the past two years. 2020 will be a year to remember. Last year brought on a pandemic, the presidential election, and social protests that challenged all of us. However, we have proved resilient as a community, and many neighbors reached out to help others as we all quarantined in place. In the middle of all of the challenges, we still managed to make significant updates to our by-laws to strengthen our organization and community and align us with best practices. After years of videoing our meetings so that those unable to attend could watch them online, I volunteered to become Block Captain Chair. After some serious thought, I ran for President along with a slate of well-qualified individuals with a history of civic and community involvement.
After productive discussions between past and present PBCA Exec Officers and reviewing input from our members, the new board has decided on several goals we would like to achieve including, increasing our membership, decreasing the morning cut-through traffic from Pennsylvania Avenue and making sure our community’s voice is heard especially when it comes to economic development in the area.
To help achieve these goals we need you: We are looking for volunteers to head up a variety of our committees, including my old position of Block Captain Chairperson. Please see the list of committees listed in this newsletter and apply. We’ve proven to be resilient in the face of many challenges, and by working together, we can make this year a better one. We are looking forward to working with you.
Again, Happy New Year, and may 2021 and beyond be amazing.
Next Community Meeting:
Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm
To foster a neighborly spirit within the community and a civic pride in the neighborhood itself.
To maintain and enhance those features of the neighborhood that will ensure its continued status as an outstanding residential area.
To promote an active interest by residents of the neighborhood in all aspects of the community welfare; and to motivate constructive participation in the civic affairs of the District of Columbia.