ESCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual ESCA meeting was last night and I just want to thank all of
you who came. For those of you who didn't make it; here is a recap of
what was discussed.
The Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team spoke to us about their
organization. They brought some of their dogs for us to meet. The
group has met with over 6500 people over the course of the past year in
settings ranging from the Cherry Hill library reading group to
organizations working with girls coming out of human trafficking
situations. They regularly visit patients at Jefferson, the homeless in
Camden and seniors in nursing homes. They go out in teams so that in
the event of a crisis, the dogs and handlers are used to each other and
can respond as a unified team. If you are involved with a group that
you feel would benefit from a visit with these amazing dogs, please let
me know and I will put you in touch with the group.
Members of the Cherry Hill Community Policing Department and Chief
William Monaghan also attended the meeting. They stressed the
importance of having an open line of communication with our
association. The civic association receives a report each month
listing criminal activity in our neighborhood. If there is a flare up
of activity, we share this information via email and the newsletter to
our residents. Please make sure if you see something suspicious or
anything that in your gut, you feel just isn't right - call them. The
non-emergency number is 856-665-1200 - take a minute and put this into
your contacts on your phone. If there is a true emergency, call 911.
They respond to ALL calls. As of October, all Cherry Hill officers have
body cameras to protect all involved in police interactions.
Event dates for this year - mark your calendars!
Note that without an increase in involvement and membership, we may
have to cancel some of the events listed. We are a neighborhood of
over 500 home and we work very hard to keep all residents informed
about topics that affect our community. Every event is open to all
residents regardless of their membership status. That being said, we
had 77 paid memberships for 2016 - an all-time low. Dues are only
15.00 per year per household. The money we get through membership dues
pays for all our events, the newsletter, our insurance premium (over
900.00 per year) and our post office mailbox address. Please consider
paying your dues today. Go to our website, http://www.erlton-sca.org/,
to access our Paypal link or simply drop a check made payable to ESCA
to any officer's home. Susanne - 56 Grant Ave. Dan 117 Edison, Barbara
Krowicki 31 Harding or Eve Pappas 35 Conwell Ave.
- Park Clean up - Saturday, April 1st at 8:30 am. Weather permitting. We will be cleaning up in preparation for the Egg Hunt the following weekend.
- Erlton Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 8th at 10 am in the park. Rain date, Sunday, April 9th at noon.
- Independence Parade - Monday, July 3rd at 7pm. (same night as the Haddonfield fireworks)
- Yard Sale - Tentatively set for Saturday, September 23rd. (we are considering doing it in the park!) Rain date September 24th
- Halloween in the park - Tuesday, October 31st at 4:30 pm.
- Holiday Party - Sunday, December 3rd from 3-6pm location to be determined.
- Kid's Christmas - TBD - this event may be cancelled due to poor attendance over the past several years.
Rt. 70 - paving and repairs should start in the spring. We will get
word on this from the Township as soon as they are notified by NJDOT.
Most work will be done in the evenings, but if daytime work occurs and
we notice an increase of traffic through the neighborhood, the CHPD
will increase their presence in Erlton.
Erlton resident and Councilman Jim Bannar, and Councilman Brian Bauerle
communicated a few issues from the Mayor's office. They are committed
to making improvements on the Erlton Business Corridor and will solicit
input from the ESCA. This will most likely happen after the Rt 70
paving is completed. Jim and Brian will be serving as liaisons to the
various civic associations within Cherry Hill and we look forward to
the working with them to improve communication between the township and
Your officers for 2017:
Susanne Bromke - President
Dan DiRenzo - Vice President
Eve Pappas - Treasurer
We would like to thank Barbara Krowicki for her dedication to the ESCA.
Barb is stepping down from the board later this year in conjunction
with her move to Florida. She will be sorely missed and we wish her
and her husband, Charlie, all the best!
If you have any questions about the meeting, the ESCA in general or want to get involved - please call me!