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Join your local civic group to make a difference

Local civic associations have done much to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. They have met with many successes dealing with community issues and problems and continue to work diligently on other concerns.

Here in our city, there are hundreds of fine civic organizations and an extraordinary number of outstanding community leaders who work tirelessly on behalf of all the residents. These leaders spend countless hours attending meetings and hearings, writing letters, making phone calls and working with community boards, elected officials and city agencies to resolve problems and lobby for positive changes in city regulations and practices.

They are unpaid volunteers and most of them use their own funds to cover some of the expenses involved in running an organization. Other expenses, like newsletter costs and insurance and organization supplies, come out of membership dues.

These organizations deserve everyone’s support. Please consider joining your local civic association, even if you cannot attend meetings. Ask a neighbor if you are not sure on how to join your civic. Membership dues are affordable and the money collected helps in the long run to ensure that our communities continue to be desirable and wonderful places to live.

If you have the time, civics are always looking for volunteers to help out. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and work for positive community goals.

Henry Euler

First Vice President

Auburndale Improvement Association

Bayside

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