News (and movies) from VHCA Annual Meeting and 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Board of Directors for the 2012 (October) through 2013 (September) period has been elected.

Minutes of the meeting are forthcoming; however you can watch videos of the meeting, including the many special events such as:

  • SPARK choir performing (watch video)
  • Joe Drolet‘s educational address about the formation of the VHCA to fight construction of an interstate highway through our neighborhood (watch video)
  • Addresses by Pat Gardner, Ceasar Mitchell and Alex Wan (watch video)
  • Remembrance of Warren Bruno and and address by his wife Sandra (watch video)
  • Recognition of former and exiting Board members (watch video)
  • Discussion and voting on amendments to the VHCA by-laws (watch video)
  • Grants to community organizations (watch video)

See a slideshow of the achievements of VHCA and its volunteers below. You can also download it as a PDF file.

Finally, here is the new history video which premiered at the meeting, based upon the book Images of America: Virginia-Highland by Karri Hobson-Pape and Lola Carlisle. It was first shown at the 40th anniversary celebration (2012 annual meeting) of the VHCA. You can watch it full-screen by clicking the square icon in the bottom right of the video.

Proposed revisions to VHCA bylaws

Here are links to:

(1) the existing bylaws

(2) the proposed new bylaws, for the membership’s consideration (and potential adoption) at our Annual General Meeting on September 13th at Inman Middle School; and

(3) some explanations and commentary on the changes by their primary authors, board members Genny Ferrero and Jack White.

We suggest starting with the Commentary and proceeding from there.

Your comments and suggestions are requested and welcomed:: planning@vahi.org

Voice – Fall 2004

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- Vote for your Board of Directors on September 13
- Water restrictions underway
- Tour of Homes update
- President’s address, by Kevin Cronin (Summerfest success)
- Proposed amendments to VHCA bylaws
- Why we don’t use MARTA, by Chip Gallagher
- Highland Hoer: A gardener’s heart, by John Wolfinger

Voice – Fall 2003


Sidewalk memorial to Cunard family

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- Vote for your Board of Directors on September 3
- President’s Address by Steven Kushner (criticism of Atkins Park resident parking)
- Proposed amendment to VHCA bylaws
- Security patrol update, by Officer B. Miller, Jr.
- Virginia-Highland by the numbers, by Chip Gallagher
- Meet congressman John Lewis
- Pictures from Summerfest 2003
- Highland Hoer: Late summer gardening, by John Wolfinger
- First person: Barrel of Fun, by Robert Ramsay
- Picture of sidewalk memorial to Cunard family
- City arborist suggests ways to check on your trees’ health

Voice – Fall 1993

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- Summerfest contest was a piece of art
- My home, my castle and my office (profile of residents who work at home), by Deborah Cox
- Crime down sharply in FBAC area
- More B.S. (that’s bike stuff), by Michael Goodman
- Col. Mustard reviews Red Light Café at Amsterdam Walk
- Full text of updated VHCA bylaws
- Olympic trees, going for the green. Profile of Stephanie Coffin and her tree planting. By Kathy Couch
- Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
- John Howell Park fundraising update, by Jerry Bright
- Kidsfest successful 3rd straight year
- By-laws committee completes its work

Voice – Winter 1992

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- VHCA amends its bylaws
- Parking survey opinion
- Planning Summerfest ’93
- Get “street smart” about safe bicycling
- Officially speaking: Handgun control, by Mayor Maynard Jackson
- Recycle today: save your “waste”, by Nan Hunter
- Home sweet Virginia-Highland home: portrait of longtime residents, by Jeni Evans
- John Howell Park renovation plans still under review, by Jerry Bright
- Col. Mustard reviews Neighbors Pub
- You can HELP! (fight crime), by Joyce Gross
- Neighborhood profile: Inman Middle School, by Betty Wells and Joan Walters
- Neighbors join to protect our streets: how to get off-duty police patrol coverage for your block, by Yvette Weatherly
- Crime statistics
- Personal safety tips from Pro-Tech Security Systems
- Learn about composting
- Traffic islands get make-over by Kathy Couch
- Parking survey