TAKE A LOOK AT THE PWD PLAN FOR STORMWATER MAINTENANCE IN AND AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
CURIOUS ABOUT STEPHEN GIRARD, WHO GAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ITS NAME? LEARN MORE HERE
HISTORIC PRESERVATION TASK FORCE REPORT: FULL REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
It is with an abundance of caution and prudent judgment that we are canceling the March General Meeting, scheduled for March 18 and our annual Easter in the Park, scheduled for April 4. We are following the guidelines of many organizations and institutions in Philadelphia, who are advising against group gatherings and activities at this time. We will continue to share relevant information from the city as it becomes available, and will keep you informed of any further changes to our calendar. Thank you for your understanding and be well!
GENA is closely monitoring the public health situation related to the novel strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China. We want to ensure that our neighbors and community members know where to find accurate information about coronavirus, Philadelphia’s preparation and response measures, and relevant travel policies.
For general information about coronavirus, we suggest the following websites:
You can opt to receive direct coronavirus text
updates from City of Philadelphia by texting COVIDPHL to 888777.
We are putting out several daily bulletins concerning the COVID crisis on our Facebook Page
- Girard Estate Neighbors Association Board of Directors
Resigns from GENA Board
James Gitto officially resigned from the GENA Vice-Presidency on June 18, 2020. James has been a valued member of GENA and the Girard Estate Community for several years. As a Board Member, he has been a source of energy and resourceful ideas, serving on the Zoning Committee, working hard to obtain speakers and topics for public meetings, and promoting clean and green initiatives. As a successful local business owner, as well as a safe streets and public spaces activist, James has worked tirelessly for the betterment of our city and has been an invaluable asset to our organization. Although he has resigned from the board, James is not leaving the community, and we look forward to his continued contributions as a neighbor.
GENA is a volunteer organization whose mission is to help preserve and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood. We are passionate about where we live, and we are in continuous pursuit of opportunities to improve the community. We pride ourselves on our independence from political agendas, and encourage our board members to exhibit behavior that is consistent with our principles. Our organization seeks to alienate or exclude no one, and welcomes all neighbors who share our commitment to openness and neighborly interaction to achieve common goals.
We are living through a unique period in the history of our neighborhood, city, and country. It is a period of numerous hardships, during which emotions and opinions are intensified. But in difficult times, it is more important than ever to abide by the same fundamental doctrines which also guide us through the less turbulent days. And as is always the case, this time will pass, and we will emerge stronger and wiser than we were before. Thank you in advance for your continued participation in our efforts to keep Girard Estate what it has always been, and that is the best place one could hope to reside within the city of Philadelphia.
OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
GENA GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULE, 2020
meetings on hold due to COVID-19
Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 18
Wednesday, May 13
Wednesday, July 15
Wednesday, September 23
Wednesday, November 18
All Meetings Take Place at
7:00 PM in
the Abbey facility
the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Trinity
2336 South 18th St
(just north of Ritner by the cemetery gate)
GENA ZONING COMMITTEE SCHEDULE, 2020
Will resume as soon as possible
given the current
All Meetings Take Place at
1935 Shunk Street
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
To Our Neighbors
In view of recent events in South Philadelphia, the Girard Estate Neighbors Association affirms it's position against racism, harassment and violence. We support peaceful demonstrations and open, civil-dialogue. We don't differentiate between new or long-time residents and we welcome those who support these ideals to join our group and work for the betterment of the community.
Girard Estate Neighbors Association Board of Directors
Programs for Seniors (50 +) at
Marconi Older Adult Center
2433 S 15th Street
or link to:
POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
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