CCRA Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker AG Josh Shapiro
Thursday, May 27, 6pm
Annual Meeting is one week away! Join us and meet our new board
members, say goodbye to our outgoing members – that’s including our
current President Maggie Mund. This meeting is open to all!
Members: join us at 6 pm as we vote in board members, new bylaws
amendments, and changes to our Articles of Incorporation. Our bylaws
state that we need a quorum of 50 members to vote. This part of the
meeting is essential and we need your vote.
Afterwards, at 6:30 pm, stay for an update and Q&A session with PA's Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Listen as AG Shapiro talks about the biggest fights in his career. He is very excited to listen to the members of CCRA.
If you know anyone who would be interested in hearing AG Shapiro, tell them to register using this link (https://bit.ly/33ZyKJB), then log on at 6:30 pm.
Amendments to CCRA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of CCRA will be considered
at the Annual Meeting on May 27. A special committee of CCRA has drafted
new Bylaws for the approval of the Members at the Annual Meeting.
During the comprehensive revision of the Bylaws, it was determined that
it was necessary to also amend CCRA's Articles of Incorporation. The
revised articles contain a new mission statement to match what is in the
bylaws, an updated address for CCRA's registered office, and language
required to comply with Pennsylvania corporate law and the federal
income tax rules that apply to tax-exempt organizations. The proposed
amendments to both the articles and Bylaws, together with a brief
explanation, may be found on the CCRA website.
to the limitations posed by COVID, while there will be a vote on
the Articles and Bylaws at the meeting, we will not be able to accept
proposed changes or comments at the meeting. Any proposed changes or
comments should be sent by email to CCRA at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business on Monday, May 24.
CCRA Board Supports Bill Addressing ATV/Dirt Bike Packs
At its May meeting, the CCRA board voted to support Bill 210423,
introduced by Councilmembers Domb, Green and Squilla, which extends the
current All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) regulations to “dirt bikes” which
are defined as “motorcycles
. . . not licensed or registered in Pennsylvania as a motorcycle, with
tires and suspension designed and built for riding on unpaved roads and
over rough terrain.” Currently
the Police are permitted to seize ATVs operated on public roadways.
Bill 210423 would enable the police to apply these tactics to
unlicensed, unregistered dirt bikes. Dirt bike/ATV/motorcycle packs
involving anywhere from 10 to 20 vehicles present safety and quality of
life concerns throughout the City. In the CCRA community, residents and
businesses on South Broad Street are especially affected. Over the past
year and a half, the Police Department claims to have seized more than
500 ATVs. The 9th Police District, which serves the CCRA
community, reports that the most recent ATV/dirt bike packs have
involved fewer ATVs and a greater number of dirt bikes, an indication
that the confiscation program is effective.
Visit our special COVID-19 page on our website for more news and info.
Community Info and Events
Straphangers, Rejoice: SEPTA to Lift Capacity Limits
yet another step toward normalcy, SEPTA has announced that it will lift
all Covid-related capacity limits on public transit effective June
1. While citing a nearly 50% vaccination rate in PA, the agency will
continue to require the wearing of masks.
for live music? Who isn’t? No more worries, as the Philly Music Fest is
set to return for Music Festival number 5 beginning Oct. 6 and running
through Oct. 10 at independent music venues all around town, including
World Café Live, Johnny Brenda’s, Milkboy, REC Philly and Ardmore Music
probably recall when Amazon chose NYC over Philly in choosing a site
for their very substantial “HQ2” facility. What you probably haven’t
heard is the rumor as to why.
Per the scuttlebutt, Amazon CEO-to-be Andy Jassy is a New York Giants
football fan, and couldn’t bear to award the contract to the hated
rivals 90 miles down the Turnpike. “It’s not business; it’s personal.”
Free Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution
This Memorial Day Weekend, Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31, 2021,
veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission
to the Museum of the American Revolution, courtesy of Comcast
CCRA Merchant Partner "Deals and Discounts" Program
Please support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a deal or discount to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.