Thanks to everyone who made Eckington Day 2018 a success

Big thanks to all our organizers, sponsors, exhibitors, entertainers, caterers, and all the friends and neighbors who came out to join in the fun!

 

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Eckington Day 2018

Oct 27th update: Eckington Day is on!
A little rain can’t stand in the way of an afternoon of fun. But, in case it tries, we’ll have free rain ponchos available.
Come out in your Halloween finest to see neighbors, enjoy great food and entertainment, and learn about everything happening in Eckington!
October 27th from 12:30-4:30PM on the 200 Block of Randolph Place, NE (Between 2nd and 3rd Street, NE)
Sponsored by:

 

  • Eckington Civic Association
  • JBG
  • Foulger-Pratt
  • MRP Realty
  • NomaBid
  • STABLE Arts
  • Qualia Coffee
  • The Church of Resurrection
  • Sirius XM

Get ready for food, games, and fun!

  • Food Catered By Yangs Market and Music Featured By DJ Spin and the Eckington-based Band “Sorry Carly”
  • Halloween Costume Contest for kids at 2:00PM; and Halloween Costume Contest for Dogs at 3:30PM
  • Live Music including DJ Spin
  • Free Food
  • Facepainting
  • Moonbounce for children
  • Basketball Competition Shoot off Course for All
  • Free Bike Tune Ups from Gearin’ Up
  • Temporary Dog Park
  • Learn about upcoming developments and local businesses in the neighborhood
  • Meet the 2018 Election Candidates from ANC to the Mayor!
Learn and Explore the following Exhibit Tables:
  • Qualia Coffee
  • Workafrolic
  • JBG’s Eckington Yard
  • Foulger-Pratt’s 3rd/R/Harry Thomas Way Development
  • MRP Realty Near the Edison
  • Compass Realty
  • Talk to NomaBid about Our New Park and Banners
  • STABLE Arts
  • La Le Lo Daycare Center
  • Wired Cycling
  • Fitness Snob Studio
  • Eckington’s DC Public Schools: McKinley Tech and Langley
  • RAP Alternative Housing- learn about mental health and substance use disorder
  • YogaNoma
  • North Capitol Main Street Partnership
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing
  • Ward 5 Candidate and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
  • Executive Office of the Mayor- Muriel Bowser
  • DC Candidate and Councilmember Anita Bonds
  • DC Candidate ANC 5E03 Commissioner- Cortney Segman
  • ANC 5E04 Candidate Shannon Lynch
  • ANC 5EO4 Candidate Shelley Vineyard
  • DC Board of Education Candidate Zackary Parker
  • DC Candidates- Libertarian Party of DC
  • And More!

 

 

 

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How the ECA is pushing for improvements in Dave Thomas Circle

The Florida Avenue Virtual Circle, affectionately referred to as Dave Thomas Circle, has been causing traffic jams and accidents for years. The ECA voted in support of some short-term patches and some longer-term changes, and is actively promoting these. 

Read our testimony requesting changes to “Dave Thomas Circle” here. 

Read our budget hearing testimony here.

You can find the ECA’s preferred modification of the circle here.

We also met with representatives of the DC City Council. You can see Councilmember McDuffie’s request for funds for short-term fixes and exploring the feasibility of long-term changes here.

 

 

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Two positions open!

Looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the Eckington community? Join the Eckington Civic Association’s board! We have to say farewell to two board members who are moving away this summer, and need to find people who can take over their positions for the rest of 2018.

Interested? Email Hannah at hjputman@gmail.com

Read more about the positions below:

Treasurer – Election June 4

(a) General Duties ­
(1) The Treasurer participates in Civic Association’s spending decisions.
(2) The Treasurer shall maintain the Association’s account(s).
The Treasurer shall prepare, and the ECA officers approve, a quarterly
financial report within thirty (30) days of the close of the fiscal quarter.
These reports shall be public documents and shall be available for public
review.
(3) The Treasurer shall give a report at each Civic Association meeting
and shall prepare written quarterly reports. The Treasurer must post the
quarterly report on the Eckington listserv.
(4) The Treasurer shall maintain the Civic Association’s accounts on a
calendar year basis, beginning January 1st and ending December 31st.
(5) The Treasurer must sign all quarterly reports along with the President.
(6) The Treasurer shall prepare a check for all ECA­authorized
expenditures.
(7) The Treasurer and the ECA President’s signature shall be required on
every draft or order drawn on the bank depository.
(8) The Treasurer performs such other duties as the President may
request.

(b) Special Duties ­ The Treasurer shall perform the following duties:
(l) Have the custody of its money and maintain a proper set of books of
account.
(2) Maintain a checking account in the name of the Association, in a bank
approved by the Executive Committee, and shall personally co­sign all
checks or other papers requiring the payment of money

(3) Make all disbursements by check, under such requirements as shall be
determined by the Executive Committee.
(4) Perform all duties required by these By­Laws and other duties that are
properly assigned by the Executive Committee.

(c) Signature Required ­ The Treasurer shall sign all instruments of the
Association whereupon the Treasurer’s signature or co­signature is required by
the United States or District of Columbia law or by these By­Laws.

 

Vice President – Election July 2

(a) Duties ­
(1) The Vice President assumes and accepts the responsibilities as
designated by the President in his/her absence.
(2) The Vice President assists the President in contacting and
coordinating guest speakers for all ECA meetings.
(3) The Vice President participates in the Civic Association’s spending
decisions.
(4) The Vice President assists the President in providing continuity for the
Succession planning process and formulates plans for his/her term by
organizing the Succession planning committee.
(5) The Vice President assists the President in developing an action plan
to further identify and add clarity to all roles and responsibilities prior to
annual transition, as well as ensures appropriate follow up and effective
transitioning of all association duties.
(6) The Vice President performs such other duties as the President may
request.

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Celebrate Earth Day with the ECA!

Earth Day 2018

Join us to clean up the neighborhood and celebrate with good food! Bring (non-alcoholic) drinks or desserts to share, and we’ll supply the BBQ!

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Want to run for ECA office?

Looking for a way to get more involved in your community? Here’s your chance!

Elections for the Eckington Civic Association’s board are Monday, December 4th.

The positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer

At this time, no one is running for Recording Secretary.

Want to run? Email Hannah at hjputman@gmail.com by Sunday, December 3rd to add your name to the ballot.

 

Want to learn more about the positions? Read the responsibilities below:

 

Section 1 The President.

(a) General Duties ­

(1) The President serves as the convener of the association and presides over all ECA meetings.

(2) The President, along with all the officers, contacts and coordinates guest speakers for ECA meetings.

(3) The President shall prepare final ECA meeting agendas and forward to the Recording Secretary for posting on the Eckington listserv.

(4) The President responds to residents’ questions or problems when requested.

(5) The President attends ANC meetings when requested.

(6) The President participates in the Civic Association’s spending decisions.

(7) The President, along with all the officers, provides continuity for the Succession planning process and formulates plans for his/her term by organizing the Succession planning committee.

(8) The President, along with all the officers, develops action plan to further identify and add clarity to all roles and responsibilities prior to annual transition. Ensure appropriate follow up and effective transitioning of all association duties.

(b) Special Duties ­ The President shall:

(1) Preside at each meeting of the Association and of the Executive Committee;

(2) Be ex officio of all committees;

(3) Make committee chair appointments;

(4) Develop policy statements, guidelines and procedures for the efficient operation and administration of the Association;

(5) Co­sign all checks or other papers requiring the payment of money;

(6) Sign or co­sign all agreements, documents, instruments, and matters that require the attest of the Association;

(7) Appoint an Assistant to the Secretary, with the approval of the Executive Committee.

 

Section 2 The Vice ­President.

(a) Duties ­

(1) The Vice President assumes and accepts the responsibilities as designated by the President in his/her absence.

(2) The Vice President assists the President in contacting and coordinating guest speakers for all ECA meetings.

(3) The Vice President participates in the Civic Association’s spending decisions.

(4) The Vice President assists the President in providing continuity for the Succession planning process and formulates plans for his/her term by organizing the Succession planning committee.

(5) The Vice President assists the President in developing an action plan to further identify and add clarity to all roles and responsibilities prior to annual transition, as well as ensures appropriate follow up and effective transitioning of all association duties.

(6) The Vice President performs such other duties as the President may request.

Section 3 The Recording Secretary.

(a) Duties ­

(1) The Recording Secretary is responsible for the recording and preparation of the minutes of all Civic Association meetings and for the email distribution of copies of the minutes to all other officers of the Eckington Civic Association for approval.

(2) The Recording Secretary shall post the Civic Association agenda for all meetings on the Eckington listserv seven calendar days in advance of each meeting.

(3) The Recording Secretary posts the minutes of Civic Association meetings to the Eckington listserv after they have been approved by a majority of the officers.

(4) The Recording Secretary is responsible for maintaining records of all activities of the Association and serves as a central depository of copies of minutes and reports generated by the association.

(5) The Recording Secretary may be responsible for drafting Civic Association correspondence for ECA approval, i.e., letters of support/opposition, letters requesting information, etc.

(6) The Recording Secretary participates in Civic Association’s spending decisions.

(7) The Recording Secretary performs such other duties as the President may request.

 

Section 4 The Treasurer.

(a) General Duties ­

(1) The Treasurer participates in Civic Association’s spending decisions.

(2) The Treasurer shall maintain the Association’s account(s). The Treasurer shall prepare, and the ECA officers approve, a quarterly financial report within thirty (30) days of the close of the fiscal quarter. These reports shall be public documents and shall be available for public review.

(3) The Treasurer shall give a report at each Civic Association meeting and shall prepare written quarterly reports. The Treasurer must post the quarterly report on the Eckington listserv.

(4) The Treasurer shall maintain the Civic Association’s accounts on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1st and ending December 31st.

(5) The Treasurer must sign all quarterly reports along with the President.

(6) The Treasurer shall prepare a check for all ECA­ authorized expenditures.

(7) The Treasurer and the ECA President’s signature shall be required on every draft or order drawn on the bank depository. (8) The Treasurer performs such other duties as the President may request.

(b) Special Duties ­ The Treasurer shall perform the following duties:

(l) Have the custody of its money and maintain a proper set of books of account.

(2) Maintain a checking account in the name of the Association, in a bank approved by the Executive Committee, and shall personally co­sign all checks or other papers requiring the payment of money.

(3) Make all disbursements by check, under such requirements as shall be determined by the Executive Committee.

 (4) Perform all duties required by these By­Laws and other duties that are properly assigned by the Executive Committee.

(c) Signature Required: ­ The Treasurer shall sign all instruments of the Association whereupon the Treasurer’s signature or co­signature is required by the United States or District of Columbia law or by these By­Laws.

 

 

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Eckington Day!

Join the Eckington Civic Association and your neighbors on Saturday, October 28, from 1-5pm.

The neighborhood party will be on Harry Thomas Way NE.

 

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Get ready for food, games, and fun!

  • Costume contest for kids and pets including a grand prize of a live appearance on a children’s radio show
  • Live Music including DJ Spin
  • Free Food
  • Facepainting
  • Moonbounce for children
  • Potato Sack Race
  • Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Climb on a firetruck
  • Dog Petting Booth and Pet Supply Drive to donate to Lucky Dogs Rescue–   Visitors are encouraged visit and play with the pups.
  • Learning about Warning Signs and Intervention for Addiction/Substance Use Disorder
  • Free Bike Tune Ups from Gearin’ Up
  • Information on how bring trees and take care of trees from Casey Trees
  • Learn about upcoming developments and local businesses in the neighborhood

Learn about local businesses and organizations:

  • Boundary Company with STABLE Art and upcoming developments
  • DC Councilwoman Anita Bonds
  • Gearin’ Up Bicycles will be offering free tune-ups and giving away prizes
  • North Capitol Main Street will share their work to bring new life to our main street 
  • Anibal Saul Apunte Skateboard Dog Walking will be offering free dog training tips
  • Eckington Civic Association Outreach Committee will be connecting the community to the ECA
  • Eckington Civic Association Oral History will be collecting stories and history of Eckington
  • Foulger-Pratt Development will be providing insights on the upcoming Eckington developments on R and Harry Thomas Way
  • JBG will be discussing their upcoming developments including Eckington Yards
  • Mayor Bower’s Office
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • RAP Treatment Center– warning signs of addiction
  • Qualia Coffee offering free samples
  • Wired Cycling
  • Woof Pack– Pet Supply Drive and Friendly Dog Petting Station

Big thanks to our sponsors and donors for helping to make this possible!

  • Anibal Saul Apunte Skateboard Dog Walking
  • Advisory Neighborhood Committee (ANC)
  • Boundary Companies
  • Casey Trees
  • DC Councilmember Anita Bonds
  • Eckington Civic Association
  • ECA Community Service Committee
  • ECA Oral History Committee
  • ECA Outreach Committee
  • FedEx
  • Foulger-Pratt
  • Gearin’ Up Bicycles
  • JBG
  • Loving our Neighbor Church
  • Mayor Bowser’s Office
  • McEnearney Associates Realtors
  • MRP Realty
  • North Capitol Main Street
  • Relife Treatment Home
  • S2 Development
  • Sirius XM
  • Super Liquors
  • Qualia Coffee
  • Woof Pack- https://www.woofpackdc.com/
  • Yangs Market (138 U Street, NE)
  • Community Members:  Adam Duffy, Arun Dotson, Mike Mann

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Public Safety in Eckington

Hi neighbors,

The good news is that most crime in the 5th district, including violent crime and robberies, has been trending down. What type of crime is on the rise? Theft from auto.

You can find the May Theft from Auto report here: 5D_TFA_May03toJune2_30days_.

What can you do to prevent theft from your auto? Don’t leave valuables in your car – and when you do, make sure they’re not visible to anyone walking by and peering in windows.

Have a concern about crime in the neighborhood? You can always call the local Watch Commander who oversees tours in the area with any questions or concerns: 202-327-4392.

 

Stay safe, and don’t leave your valuable in plain view!

 

-Hannah Putman

ECA Recording Secretary

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DC Comprehensive Plan – Proposed Eckington Ammendments

Hi neighbors,

The Eckington Civic Association’s Planning & Development committee recently gathered a group of interested Eckingtonians to discuss how we’d like to update the DC Comprehensive Plan to reflect the goals and ideals of our neighborhood.

You can read about the proposed edits to the existing plan here: District Elements_Volume II_Chapter 20_Text Updates.

You can read about proposed additions to the plan here: Eckington Comp Plan Amendments

These proposed changes will be discussed and voted upon at the Civic Association Meeting on Monday, May 1st. We hope to see you there!

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DC Comprehensive Plan

DC’s comprehensive plan, which defines the vision for the city and guides development for our neighborhoods, is due for an update.

You can read more about the Comprehensive Plan here: https://plandc.dc.gov/

While everyone is welcome and encouraged to share their feedback for the plan (read more about that process here), a group of Eckington residents are coming together to discuss our vision for our neighborhood, which will be shared for a vote at the next ECA meeting on May 1.

This group will meet on the evening of April 17, time and location TBD. If you’d like to attend, sign up here and the organizers will contact you with more information.

The group plans on focusing on these areas & issues:

  • 5th st from MBT to RIA
  • buffering between industrial land and MBT
  • buffering between industrial land and residential
  • Industrial land in general
  • North Capital retail focus
  • FedEx site
  • Triangle between Florida, New York, & North Capital
  • How to include or encourage a broader set of activities into industrial/commercial sites like art space (or other)

You can view maps of the current Future Land Useand Policymaps for Eckington.

 

So if you’d like to share your feedback, sign up here – or use the form to leave comments and questions.

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