Annual Meeting is TONIGHT: Schedule of Activities

Friends & neighbors,

RHIC’s 2014 Annual Meeting

We hope to see you there

Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Beth Am Synagogue, 2501 Eutaw Place (enter on Chauncey Avenue)

~ Enjoy an Italian dinner with your neighbors!

            To date, more than 350 people committed more than 6,000 volunteer hours to activities in Reservoir Hill to make our community cleaner, greener, and more vibrant. The Annual Meeting is our opportunity to thank all of you for your devotion to our community with good food, good music, and fellowship.

Annual Meeting Schedule of Activities
Doors open at 6:30 pm

Our featured entertainer this year is the

Todd Marcus Trio

We think you’ll enjoy the unique jazz sound of Todd Marcus.

Funny Stories From the Hill

            You’ll hear residents and friends relating many stories we hear on an ongoing basis that point out the humorous and very human side of urban life. 

Showcasing West Baltimore Talent

            This year we worked with New Lens and Baltimore Poet’s Society to initiate Third Thursdays in Reservoir Hill, a showcase of West Baltimore talent.  Our neighborhoods are rich in artistic talent.  You will see a sample of that talent on display at the Annual Meeting. plus, Baltimore Poet’s Society will be selling books of poetry by Baltimore poets. 

RHIC in 2015 and beyond

            Today is different than 5 years ago much less 10 years ago.  RHIC is active on city-wide initiatives and partnering on major developments. The community is greener and cleaner, and hundreds of volunteers are active on a range of projects, many of which promise major and positive changes in Reservoir Hill over the next three years.  It’s exciting.  It is also timely to consider how we strengthen RHIC, so RHIC is exploring what the best structure for the organization might be to increase inclusivity and meet the needs of today.  We invite you to be part of this conversation tonight.

Select features

New Mural on Whitelock Street?
             Baltimore artist Pablo Machioli will have design concepts for a mural intended for the side of 2260 Brookfield Avenue, the building behind the South Lots project on Whitelock Street, part of the revival of the 900 block of Whitelock Street as a hub of community life.  Participants are encouraged to comment and select their favorite.

Being Black: Finding Our Identity – A Video Presentation by New Lens
            New Lens will be showing a recent video, Being Black: Finding Our Identity, exploring unity in the black community.

Helping Our Children
           John Eager Howard School is requesting donations of winter gear.  Bring your donation of gently used umbrellas, ponchos, hats, gloves, or winter coats to the Annual Meeting.  School personnel will be on hand to take your donation.

            John Eager Howard School has three pieces of artwork for sale. Your donations will help 4th graders attend a three-day nature trip to Echo Hills.

A New West North Avenue Streetscape - Reconnecting the Communities of Central West Baltimore
We have worked with Druid Heights CDC, Coppin Heights CDC, 7th District Councilman Mosby’s office, and Neighborhood Design Center to craft a new West North Avenue streetscape. Images from the planning process will be on display, with Neighborhood Design Center team members available to discuss it.

As you can see, these are exciting times in Reservoir Hill, and it will be a vibrant evening. 
We hope to see you tonight.