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Join Our Board!

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, 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.

Yours truly,

Laura Crawford and Allan Flynn


Join us at Culver’s on Tuesday October 24

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


Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for our two big events in September.
Movie Night in Barrie Park will be held on Friday Sept. 9, in conjunction with Irving School and the Park District. We’ll have a pizza party starting in the late afternoon, then show a movie at dusk.

The next day, Saturday the 10th, is our annual Barrie Fest, starting at noon. We’re still working on the agenda — feel free to email with suggestions. We will definitely have bands, a business fair, bounce houses and other entertainment.

Stay tuned for more details.

SEOPCO’s 2016 Membership Campaign

Dear Friends and Neighbors of South East Oak Park,

Over the last 14 years, South East Oak Park has become a vibrant, diverse neighborhood. We have a strong elementary school with a great reputation, and many new neighbors who have joined our community to live and raise their families.

This year we are again conducting our annual membership drive and inviting friends and neighbors to help us fund events and activities within our community. Your investment in our organization and community will go a long way toward funding our events and helping to increase awareness of Southeast Oak Park.

In 2016, SEOPCO is planning events we hope you will enjoy. We intend to collaborate with the Irving School PTO and the Park District of Oak Park to host Movie Night in Barrie Park. Our annual Barrie Fest will also be back for a 12th year and will feature local live entertainment, bounce houses, a business and organization fair, and much more. We also intend to keep the community informed on issues around the reconstruction of I-290.

Our suggested household annual membership is just $20. Please take a moment to donate by clicking on the “Contribute” tab. Or you can mail a check to SEOPCO, P.O. Box 1722, Oak Park, IL 60304.

Thanks for your support. On behalf of the SEOPCO board thank you all that you do for our neighborhood!

Co-Chairs Allan Flynn        Laura Crawford

Two events coming in September

Movie Night will be held Friday September 11 at Barrie Park, starting at sundown (around 7:30). The movie is Despicable Me 2. Please come early for Irving’s PTO’s back-to-school party with a DJ and pizza and drinks for sale.

The next day, September 12, will be Barrie Fest, from noon until 5:00. We’ll have bands, bounce houses, local police and fire departments and the Book Bike!

More details to follow.