Jackson Park Advisory Council Contact and Membership

"Protecting Nature, Preserving History, and Supporting Recreation."

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Jackson Park Advisory Council's official website- http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org (reconstruction to be completed soon, please have patience)

JPAC Bylaws 2010-16 -links to former and current.

2019 MEMBERSHIP FORM (mail with check made out to Jackson Park Advisory Council to the address given.)
Friends of the Parks, a 501c3 iin the state of Illinois, is JPAC's fiscal agent. Contributions are tax deductible as defined in law.

OR JOIN ONLINE using PayPal AT JACKSONPARKADVISORYCOUNCIL.ORG. (MEMBERSHIP FUNCTION TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE- you can print and send in to JPAC c/o Dwight Powell, 7206 S. Luella, Chicago, IL 60649.)

Questions? JPACChicago@gmail.com or 773 3567-7617 or President McCurry 773 844-2225 commissioner751@comcast.net or Secretary Gary Ossewaarde, 773 947-9541 garyossewaarde@yahoo.com.

Your best ways to keep in touch: Online- http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org.
Also the Bobolink site (http://bluestem.info/bobolink) and the homepage maintained by Gary Ossewaarde in hydepark.org/parks/jpac.
Those who give us addresses or emails get the monthly JPAC NEWSLETTER (by mail or electronically), and bulletins as occasionally needed electronically. Or call Louise or Gary.
Those involved in Bobolink or Wooded Island workdays should ask the respective steward for placement on their e-lists- parrybell@ameritech.net or sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com.

Officers elected December 2018


For now, please direct executive, policy and nature issue matters and calendar items to Louise McCurry, 773 844-2225 (preferred) or commissioner751@icloud.com or to Gary Ossewaarde, garyossewaarde@yahoo.com or 773 947-9541.

Updated Committee chairs will be announced soon. Committees include Nature/Natural Areas (led by the stewards), Nature Trail (led by Frances Vandervoort), Dog Area (contact Louise McCurry), Fundraising-Development-Planning, Programs, Safety, and Sports and Recreation.

Chicago Parks Foundation, a 501c3, is JPAC's fiscal agent. Contributions are tax deductible as defined in law.

Our 2016 fundraising campaign. Dues Structure: Suggested basic level for individual/family is being revised and is suggested at $35. Higher opportunities: Guardian- $100, Conservator- $250, Patron- $500, Founder $1,000. Note that voting depends on attendance (your 2nd in the past 12 months) not dues. Also, we prefer to call gifts or "dues" that we receive contributions. Contributions support our work and expenses and especially go to help the park and kids/youth fieldhouse programs and work in the natural areas. We are developing new program ideas. All these require adequate funds. We are commited to a strong active park, useful or enjoyable to all users and throughout the park. Our watchword is "We can do more...and we will."

Thank you to the nearly 60 plus dues-paying members every recent year. We will use the funds to advance the park.

JPAC holds OPEN meetings the 2nd Monday of the month (except occasional move due to holiday closure of the fieldhouse, or invitations by stakeholders), 7:30 pm at Jackson Park Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island Avenue.

Volunteer Steward Workdays-2nd Saturdays 9-12 for Bobolink Meadow, parrybell@ameritech.net. 4th Saturdays 10-1 or as specified for Wooded Island, in season-sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com. We seek one or more qualified stewards-- candidates must apply to the
Chicago Park District Department of Natural Resources.

The J.P.A.C. Newsletter, circulation 460 by mail and hundreds online.
It is sent far and wide. To be placed on the mailing list and our database, call or send to Gary Ossewaarde (see above)-please include mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and your special park interests or concerns and/or organizational affiliations. We encourage you to send material (publication not guaranteed) or to join our editorial committee.

Find JPAC breaking news and select articles from the JPAC NEWSLETTER ON LINE in
www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac.html. Or click here.

Please see an earlier brochure, Who We Are, Our Mission- the story of our park and JPAC achievements and mission