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ELBA events planned

The East Lincoln Betterment Association has many goals for the new year including improvements and upcoming events.

Citizen of the Year
The Citizen of the Year banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. on April 14 at Verdict Ridge. It will honor an individual who has helped improve the quality of life in east Lincoln. Last year’s winner was Patsy Black with her involvement with Relay for Life.
The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary, ELBA and the Denver Area Business Association are co-sponsoring the event.
An award for a school or church volunteer of the year and a community organization of the year has also been added.
Tickets are $20. The evening includes dinner.

ELBA’s Web site
ELBA continues to work on improving its Web site.
“We are going to make it more relevant and up to date,” said President Peter Browne. “We are also going to put up links to other relevant Web sites.”
There are also plans to make it possible to renew one’s membership online using Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Phone Tree
A phone tree has been established in order to get in touch with members when necessary.
“We will only use this when it is something critical or before each meeting as a reminder,” Browne said.

Open Positions
ELBA is looking for help in a number of areas. It needs:
· A program chairman to help arrange programs, speakers and support
· A social chairman to help arrange progressive dinners, a summer picnic and a December Christmas activity
· A publicity chairman, to help set up ongoing communications with the media
· A newsletter editor, to solicit and write articles

ELBA’s Survey
ELBA is handing out a survey to find out what residents of east Lincoln really need and want.
Issues include things that impact the quality of life in east Lincoln, what ELBA should be providing to the community and how ELBA should communicate with residents. Items are ranked from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most important and 1 being the least.
The results of the survey will be posted on the Web site in the future.

by Amy Wadsworth

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