DYKER HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

1072 80th Street • Brooklyn, New York 11228

Founded 1928

Dear Members and Friends:

The Dyker Heights Civic Association holds its general meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Parish Hall of historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church located at 80th Street and 11th Avenue. 

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 14th at 8PM.  

At the meeting we will present a "HEALTH FORUM" focusing on prevention and wellness. The forum will consist of a panel of experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, health resources, prescriptions and physical therapy. Each will give a short presentation followed by questions from the audience.

In addition, we will provide an update on the proposed closure of Dyker Heights Fire Engine Company 284 and the efforts to prevent this proposed closure.

As always, refreshments will be served.

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Please take a moment to read a message from the New York County Lawyers'Association President Ann B. Lesk regarding the importance of civic education: "Wanted: An Educated Citizenry" 

Our president, Fran Vella-Marrone, urges all DHCA supporters to contribute to the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund in this letter. You can also print this flyer to urge others to support this fund.  Please visit our MILITARY VETERANS PAGE to read letters and view pictures from our grateful troops overseas.   Contributions should be made payable to the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund, P.O. Box 280205, Brooklyn, NY 11228.

Dyker Heights Civic Association SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS!

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Congressman Michael Grimm (R)
State Senator Martin Golden (R-C)
Councilmember Vincent Gentile (D)
Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny (D)
Assemblymember Peter Abbate (D)


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OUR COMMUNITY

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We will continue to address your traffic and transit concerns in 2011:

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CRIME WATCH

Interested in helping the 68 Pct. fight crime in our neighborhood?

Contact the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4223 if you are interested in becoming an Auxiliary Police Officer or in attending the next Civlian Police Academy, a 6 week course culminating in a graduation ceremony with the NYPD Commissioner. If you complete the CPA, you will receive an official ID card and professional training! You must be a citizen of the U.S. or naturalized, between the ages of 17 and 60, with a clean background. The NYPD Auxiliary Force is 100% volunteer, and you make your own hours! You will train for 5 weeks in police procedure, self defense, and law. 

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Report graffiti and graffiti "artists" to the graffiti officers at the 68th Pct. by calling (718) 439-4211 There is an award for the apprehension of these criminals. 

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The Association maintains a solid relationship with the 68TH PRECINCT to address your concerns. 68th Pct Community Affairs P.O. Trischitta and P.O.Venezia attend every general meeting of Dyker Civic. With the help of 68th Precinct Community Council President, Ilene Sacco, the 6-8 reminds us of ways to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our homes in this Burglary Tip Sheet and in this Combating Identity Theft Flyer. The precinct's boundaries, objectives and various crime prevention and crime fighting units are explained in the Precinct Guide.

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REMINDERS and SUGGESTIONS

Dyker Library:  Support Our Shelves!

Invite your neighbors to our general meetings:  Click on the link to print 2 postcards on plain paper or Avery Laser Postcards 5389. You can slip them under a door or in a mailbox! DYKER CIVIC POSTCARD 

Help the needy in our community: Reaching-Out Community Services Inc. ("RCS"), spearheaded by Thomas Neve, is a Food Pantry Plus Program in Dyker Heights. To donate food or volunteer, contact Tom at 718 - 373 - 4565 or info@reachinout.org. 7708 New Utrecht Avenue, Monday - Wednesday and Friday 10 AM - 5PM and Thursday 10 AM - 7PM. Donate items for families in need or post a request for items you need (similar to Craig's List), by going to www.reachinout.org/marketplace/marketplace.htm. Reaching-Out needs to raise $5,000 to buy a cargo van to help deliver food. If you would like to donate funds or an actual van, please call Tom.  To donate pet food for RCS , please contact City Pitties at CityPitties@yahoo.com.

Prepare an emergency plan which includes your pet(s): Keep accurate and current records and put together an animal emergency preparedness kit.  Click on our Links Page for the ASPCA and Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals websites. Always tag and microchip your pets.

Who will look after your cat or dog if something happens to you? Consider a COMPANION ANIMAL TRUST.  The elderly, active duty military, or any "pet parent" can rest assured their pets will be cared for in the event of death or incapacitation with this legal option. For more information , please read this flyer from the local law firm of Conors and Sullivan.

Having trouble making ends meet? Considering surrendering your pet to a city kill-shelter? Please reconsider and read this article about the ACC's Safety Net program and contact RCS at  718.373.4565 to receive cat or dog food, part of Operation Food Bowl ("OFB") supported by RCS, Dyker Civic, and City Pitties and partners. For free or low-cost spaying and neutering in our community, please see our events page.

 

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Last updated  12 March 2010

Note: Annual Dues in the amount of $20.00 for the year 2010 are presently due. You may pay them in person to our treasurer, Eleanor Petty, or you can write a check payable to Dyker Heights Civic Association and mail to 1072 80th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228. **Please fill out the dues notice available at our next meeting and indicate if you want all future meeting notices sent to you via e-mail. Also include your "snail mail" address. Send this form with your check or give to Eleanor at the meeting. 

 



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