Our Next Meeting
Monday, January 23, 2006 7:30 pm.
172-15 140th Ave
Town Hall has been an advocate for the community
for over 25 years. We help keep the community informed on important issues that
may affect our daily lives. It has sponsored many programs for our youths and
for the enhancement of the community in General. One of our greatest commitments
is to our youth. We have sponsored Baseball teams, Football teams, had block
parties and our flagship program Project Alert, has been on going for 22 years.
We realize that we are all a working people, but we implore you to come to the meetings on the 4th Monday of each month (except July & August) to give your input on how to make our neighborhood better. Remember, by joining your association, you are investing in your neighborhood, you are helping to protect your home and to keep your Real Estate value up, to keep predators from invading your home, to ensure that we are receiving the city services that we deserve and to enhance our quality of life.
Town Hall Civic Association of Springfield
Gardens, Inc. was organized in the home of one of its members approximately
forty-five (45) years age in the late ‘60s. Subsequently, its’ meetings was
held in a church on 140th Avenue at 171st Street (the site of the Solid Rock
Baptist Church); then it moved to a building on Farmers Boulevard (former home
of the Springfield Gardens Senior Citizen Center,) and finally to its’ own
present site at 172-15 140th Avenue, which was purchased by its members from the
City of New York at an auction in 1976 by funds donated by and/or borrowed from
It has been serving as a representative of
the community and advocate on its behalf since its inception. The property
consists of three (3) contiguous storefronts, each of which is approximately
30’x80’, its use is restricted to ownership by and activities in behalf of
the community and is owned unencumbered by community membership.
The Association was incorporated in 1975,
and received its designation as an official not-for-profit entity under Section
501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code in 1978. A Board of Directors comprised of
members who must be members of the community, current in their dues, and who are
willing to serve without remuneration governs the Association. Services are
rendered on a strictly voluntary basis. The Association is apolitical, and may
not be used by aspirants as an instrument for political office.
Dues are presently $24.00 per year.
Its’ boundaries are: 137th Avenue on the
North, North Conduit Avenue on the South, Farmers Boulevard on the East and Guy
R. Brewer Boulevard on the West.
General Membership meetings are held monthly
to disseminate information to the community and to obtain feedback concerning
community problems and concerns, as well as suggestion for improvement in the
rendition of services to the community. Frequently, representatives of the
various governmental agencies are guest speakers at our meetings to clarify and
define their policies, and to address complaints and provide possible solutions
to the community concerns.
Some of the past and present activities of
the Associations are:
1. Sponsorship of a little league baseball
2. Sponsorship for installation of high
intensity lights for community homeowners.
3. Sponsorship and operation of summer block
4. Scholarship awards to students who showed
greatest improvement during the school year at P.S. 80.
5. Operation of a Civilian car patrol and
crime prevention program funded by the New York State Division of Criminal
6. Intensive long-range lobbying for sewer
and street improvements under SE358 and HW257A, B and C.
7. Sponsorship of educational counseling
8. Production and distribution of the monthly newsletter to approximately 900 homes in the service area of the community.
Town hall is available for small meetings on a
first come, first serve basis. Any person or group interested please call (718)
Protect your Identity
Remember, do not give your credit card, social security number, checking account number or any other personal information over the phone to any unsolicited caller, regardless of whom they claimed to be. Be sure to shred any documents pertaining to the above before throwing them in the trash receptacle.
How to talk to your teen.
The Commandments for Parents
For further information contact
Town Hall Civic Association of Springfield
|President and Chairman||Robert Wilson|
|Senior Vice President||Howard Dixon|
|First Vice President||Fitzroy Whiteman|
|Executive Secretary||Jacquelyn Johnson|
Ralph Van Duzen