Print readers will find the annual membership envelope stapled in the center pages. PDF readers can print the membership coupon found on page 13. Renew or join UCCA today through PayPal at https://www.universitycitynews.org/join-ucca-today/ , or send in your membership check using the enveloped enclosed in the November newsletter. Print copies are available now at the Recreation Center, the U-City Coin Wash Laundromat, and the Community Library on Governor Drive. Home delivery of the November newsletter began Friday, October 30.
Now is the time! November is the month to join University City Community Association or renew your membership for the 2021 calendar year. During the past year, even during COVID-19, UCCA membership dues were used to provide support and funding for many of the events and worthwhile organizations that make us all proud to call University City our home.
UCCA has transitioned to Zoom monthly meetings, where UCCA continues to provides a forum for residents to discuss concerns such as neighborhood safety, traffic issues, local development, neighborhood cleanup, and more. The monthly gatherings are a chance to hear regular updates from local law enforcement and fire/rescue officers, and state and local leaders.
Do you know your newsletter history? Despite the pandemic, UCCA has continued to provide a monthly newsletter free of charge to University City residents, delivered by volunteers. The UCCA newsletter was first printed in 2002, when UCCA was revived in March of that year. The “can do” spirit of UC residents launched the first edition in May 2002 – a simple two-sided page filled with information about the re-ignited UCCA, the first street banners, community clean up, free street trees, the Garden Club, and the new website.
Sixteen volunteers responded to the call to deliver the newsletters, with Tom Ventimiglia placing the first ad. By the second edition, it was a four-page publication, and by the first year there were 100 volunteers. Ad revenues offset part of the printing costs, with membership dues covering the rest – as it does today.
Fast forward 18 years later, the newsletter has grown to 20 pages, and in full color. We now have more than 100 volunteers delivering 6,000 copies. The website is continually updated with local and regional news. We have expanded communications through use of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and developed UC Talks podcasts.
Many University City groups were formed out of needs brought up by UCCA – UC Community Foundation, Neighborhood Watch, Fire Safe Council of UC. Help UCCA continue the work, and become a UCCA member!
Renew or join UCCA today through PayPal at https://www.universitycitynews.org/join-ucca-today/ , or send in your membership check using the enveloped enclosed in the November newsletter.
Take a look at the November issue and all past issues at https://www.universitycitynews.org/ucca-newsletter-archives/
PS: Happy Election Weekend! For the first time, polls will be open for four days – October 31 through Election Day November 3. Yes, November is sneaking up on us, and soon we will be awaiting results from National, State, and local elections. But first, if you haven’t already done so, please exercise your right to vote. It’s not too late. There is information in the November print newsletter and online at https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/elections/