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ANNUAL MEETING 2018




Important Information for All Members


All members are invited to come to the Good Neighbors of Park Slope 2018 Annual Meeting when we will be celebrating that we are three years old! The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 24th at Camp Friendship Hall, 339 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY from 7-9 PM.

At this meeting an election for members of the Board of Directors will be held and you will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates in person.


Board Members are elected for a term of 3 years and may be elected to a maximum of 3 consecutive terms.  For board member elections a quorum of 10% of active GNPS members must vote, which at the present time, will be approximately 60 members.


Please be sure to REGISTER for the Annual Meeting.  We also would like to invite you to bring any DECADENT DESSERTS that you would like to share with other members.  Please let us know what you will be bringing by clicking MY DECADENT DESSERT!


We hope that you will attend the Annual Meeting, to meet and talk with the candidates in person. However, if you are unable to come, you can register a Proxy Vote on-line, and the GNPS Secretary will attend for you and vote for the candidate(s) of your choice.  Proxy voting must be submitted by midnight, Friday, October 19, 2018.


If you change your mind later, you can either modify or revoke your Proxy by notifying the Secretary, Jasmine Melzer, by email or write to Good Neighbors of Park Slope, 544 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 prior to midnight, October 19, 2018, or come to vote in person at the Annual Meeting.



You will be able to vote for up to 4 of the following 5 candidates. Click on each name to see a self-submitted description.



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Linda Brown (incumbent)
Linda Brown (incumbent)
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Linda Brown

I worked as a teacher and teacher trainer for forty years, first in adult literacy and then in NYC public high schools.

More than four years ago, when I first heard about the concept of Good Neighbors of Park Slope, I knew it was a great idea.  I was part of the Steering Committee which chose the name, opened a bank account, applied for non-profit corporation status, and created our bylaws.  I served as the first treasurer, and was part of the committee which worked on the Share and Support volunteer program.

Good Neighbors has provided more than I imagined—more friendships, more opportunities to network with other organizations, more casual encounters on the streets with people who I recognize from various projects and meetings.  I would like to continue to be a Board member so that we can solidify our status as a neighborhood institution and provide a solid foundation for the people who come after us.



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Ruth Gastel
Ruth Gastel
Ruth Gastel

Ruth Gastel
Last fall, shortly after moving to Park Slope, I met woman at a block party who said I should join GNPS.  I looked at the web site, marveled at how well it worked and at the activities offered and promptly joined.  

I have always been interested in communities and have served on many community boards.  I started thinking about life as a senior citizen long before I became one when, as a member of the local League of Women Voters, I was asked to be on a committee to select an architect for senior citizen housing.  
Later, I became part of a group that was transforming an old middle school building into subsidized senior citizen apartments and a ground floor community center.

Having worked in the field of public education and public relations, I’m a good promoter and get on well with all kinds of people.  I’m a perfectionist where it matters, a life-long learner and a creative problem solver. Some say planning and organizing is in my DNA!  And being a widow, I know what it’s like to live alone and work to remake your life.

If elected to the GNPS Board, I would like to broaden the opportunities already offered for members to use their skills, share experiences and get to know other members. I would be excited to be part of a group dedicated to helping people of our age wake up in the morning with a smile on their face!



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Richard Harvey (incumbent)
Richard Harvey (incumbent)
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Richard C. Harvey
Having graduated from the University of Connecticut with BA in Accounting ,   I then worked as a corporate accountant for major corporations (including Clairol and Seagram) for thirteen years.  After completing an MBA at Pace University, I transferred to the Information System department at Seagram as a Systems Analyst supporting Payroll Systems.  Leaving Seagram's I worked as an independent consultant (in Payroll Systems) for eight years.  I finished my working career with a Pharmacutical Corporation that was variously known as Sterling, Synthelabo, Sanofi and Aventis.


My wife Elizabeth and I have lived in Park Slope for 45 years while raising two children.  We have been  members of Good Neighbors of Park Slope since inception, where I have served as bookkeeper and then Treasurer since 2015.  Shortly after moving to Park Slope, we joined the Park Slope Child Care Collective, where I served as Chairperson and later as Treasurer.  I currently serve on the Board of Directors our housing co-operative, also as Treasurer.



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Andi Peretz (incumbent)
Andi Peretz (incumbent)
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Andi Peretz
I have been part of Good Neighbors of Park Slope from the beginning in 2014 when a group of us thought this aging-in-place concept was a great idea, but we had no idea what our community wanted or needed. Initially I was Membership Director and soon after I took on the role as Activities Coordinator, since we needed something for our new members to do.  After retiring from Market Research, I was ready to take on a new experience as a volunteer in the non-profit world and excited to be part of creating something new in the neighborhood that I’ve lived in for over 40 years. Starting with the games I love like Scrabble and card games, the GNPS calendar quickly became populated with various activities, events, informational programming and social gatherings.  Working closely with other members and neighborhood organizations, I have worked hard to create the calendar of activities we have today.  I have also been responsible for monitoring the Good Neighbors of Park Slope email account and updating the calendar and other pages on our website.  I have also tried to be available to meet with members to train them on the use of the website and plan events that could be of general interest.  I am very grateful for the support and friendship of all my new friends and am very proud to be part of this organization.



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Elizabeth Wells
Elizabeth Wells
Elizabeth Wells
Elizabeth Wells
I’m Elizabeth Wells, and I’m honored to be a candidate for the GNPS Board. I was raised in Milton, Massachusetts, and spent every summer in the beautiful little village of Friendship, Maine. My parents were very involved with both communities, and I was able to experience firsthand the benefits of caring community organizations that involve and serve their constituents. After graduating from Vassar, I moved to New York City to explore my career options. I found various interesting jobs in the pharmaceutical/ medical communications fields, where I worked as a marketing project manager, medical writer, and editor. After my husband and I married, we bought our home in Park Slope—we’ve been here ever since, and raised our two boys here. I continue to spend time in Friendship, where I belong to a local community association, and volunteer as one of its organizers. Focusing on smaller communities within greater neighborhoods has taught me that an area is only as good as its members, and that volunteering and involving people is key to maintaining a great community. Two years ago, I joined Good Neighbors because I value the goals of building a network of individuals to form a community and socialize and help one another. I look forward to the possibility of joining the board to make a greater contribution to its ability to function and represent the community it serves.

 

Fill out Proxy Ballot here until 10/19/2018




When:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Where:
Camp Friendship Hall
339 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY  11215
Contact:
Joyce Jed
Category:
Annual Meeting
Registration is required
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Capacity:
150
Available Slots:
60
No Fee
No Fee
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