Meet and Greet with City Controller Michael Lamb

On Saturday, February 26th there will be a meet and greet for City Controller Michael Lamb from 10am to 11am at Tazza d’Oro in Highland Park. This will be a chance for neighbors to meet the Controller, talk with him about issues facing the city and share thoughts and concerns about Morningside.  Hope to see you there!

What Will 2011 Bring? You Decide.

Dear Neighbors,
Developing a good game plan is a key to any successful team. Recognizing your challenges, building from your strengths and using your resources wisely are critical components to such a plan.

On January 8th, MACC hosted its fourth annual strategic planning session. Attendees took the opportunity to recognize achievements over the last year, things like developing the communications and membership plan, installing new welcome signs and working with our neighbors in Stanton Heights to preserve over forty acres of wooded hillside by implementing the creation of the Allegheny Greenway. While it’s fun to think about the positives, attendees also identified areas where improvements are needed and began to chart a course to tackle these challenges.

Participants separated into two groups. Group one focused on building on success in the business district. Meanwhile, group two concentrated on connecting residents through events and activities. Both teams developed creative ideas and action plans to achieve their identified goals.

Please take a look at the MACC Strategic Plan.  Let us know if you have any suggestions or issues that you would like to include. If you see something of interest and would like to lend a hand please contact us. As playwright John Heywood said, “Many hands make light the work.”  Here is to a successful 2011.

Grant Ervin
MACC President

Strategic Planning Retreat

The annual MACC Strategic Planning Retreat is Saturday, January 8th, from 10am-2pm at the St. Raphael’s Multipurpose Room.  The retreat is open to all and we welcome creative participation from our community and stakeholders. Coffee will be provided and pizza will be ordered for lunch lunch. Snacks and goodies are encouraged 🙂

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Framing the Day
  • Setting the Community in Context – Council Patrick Dowd
  • Review of 2010 Accomplishments
  • Setting Goals, Developing Priorities, Identifying Activities, Assigning Responsibilities
  • Spreading the Word: Print and Electronic Newsletter Calendar and Social Media Guide
  • Building a Budget
  • Fundraising Goals and Opportunities

Fall-O-Ween!

Come celebrate fall with LIVE MUSIC by the Beagle Brothers!  Saturday, October 16, 2010, 2:00-5:00pm, Chislett & Greenwood Streets, Rain or Shine.  Local Food and Cider. Trick or Treat Bags for the Goblins! Costumes encouraged. $5 suggested donation per family. RSVP to jennyjomac@gmail.com

MACC Clean Up & Painting

Saturday, October 16, 2010 beginning at 10am.  Volunteer pre-sign up is encouraged. All interested volunteers/groups should call Amy at 412-414-7407 or email ervin_amy@hotmail.com  .  Volunteers should sign in the day of event at the VFW to receive trash bags, gloves, instructions, etc. The first 30 volunteers get t-shirts!  Areas of clean up include: Natoli Field, Heth’s Field, Baker Street and throughout neighborhood (walking tour for street/sidewalk clean up).

As always your help is greatly appreciated. Remember WE are in charge of keeping M-Side safe, clean & respected.

Please forward to friends and neighbors.

Thank you!