SEOPCO is actively looking to fill 3 open positions on our board. They are “at large” positions which would give the board a total of ten active members. The board meets monthly on the first Tuesday from 7:30 – 9 PM.
Serving on our board, you can work on community projects without making a significant time commitment. In addition to attending our 90-minute monthly meeting, we estimate that members spend perhaps 1 – 2 additional hours during the school year and up to 5 hours in the summer months preparing for our big annual event, Barrie Fest.
In addition to Barrie Fest, we organize a variety of other neighborhood activities. We partner with the Irving School PTO & the Park District to hold Movie Night in Barrie Park. In local election years, we sponsor public candidate forums for Village and District 97 and 200 School Board positions. We act as an advocate for our neighborhood to Village government and we are always looking for new ways to raise the profile of South East Oak Park.
A list of board members can be found here, along with our mission statement and cultural beliefs. On behalf of the SEOPCO Board we welcome your interest to join us in continuing our efforts to make South East Oak Park a great place to live.
If you are interested in joining, please reply to SEOPCO via our email address, SEOPCO@gmail.com and provide your contact information with a brief bio and interest. We will reply to you.
Enjoy the rest of summer and our great neighborhood.
Laura Crawford and Allan Flynn
Mark your calendars for our annual neighborhood celebration.
Saturday, September 8th, is our annual Barrie Fest, starting at noon. We are planning to have bands, a business/organization fair, bounce houses, the climbing wall, and other entertainment. Our local police and fire department will be there. We’ll have food vendors as well.
We’re still working on the agenda — feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.
Stay tuned for more details.
On Tuesday October 24, SEOPCO will be partnering with Culver’s of Berwyn to raise funds for the Irving PTO Scholarship Fund. A portion of Culver’s profits that afternoon/evening will be donated to the Scholarship Fund.
Join us anytime between 4:00 and 8:00 pm for a delicious Culver’s dinner, and help provide scholarship funds for extracurricular activities.
Just mention the Irving Scholarship Fund either at the drive-though or inside of Culver’s and they will make a contribution.
The kids will have burned off plenty of calories at the Fun Run earlier in the day, so enjoy the Culver’s flavor of the day, Mint Chip. And, you can meet Scoopy, the Culver’s mascot.
Hope you can join us next Tuesday.
Culvers Oct 24
SEOPCO couldn’t hold Barrie Fest without the support of these sponsors. We’d like to send out a special thanks to all of these organizations, especially our lead sponsor, the Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest.
Barrie Fest 2017
Celebrating the Southeast Oak Park Community!
Saturday, September 9 in Barrie Park
(Lombard at Garfield)
Noon until 5 PM
Lots of Activities!
Bounce House and Obstacle Course
Organization and business Fair
Live music from School of Rock and others
Oak Park Fire Department truck
Bike registration by the OP Police Department
Food from The Ministry of Sandwiches (Carnivore) and
Happy Apple Pie Shop
Thanks to our lead sponsor:
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest