Ready, Willing & Working is a finalist in Sugarlands Distilling Company's MoonShare grant program and needs your help! The top 12 nonprofits with the most votes before January 31st will receive a $5,000 grant. This money will allow RWW to provide jobs and supportive services to more homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals.
As you may know, Ready, Willing & Working is a nonprofit that was started by the Capitol Hill BID in 2008 to help end the cycles of homelessness and criminal recidivism in DC. These are the men and women in blue you see every day on Capitol Hill working hard to make our neighborhood a clean and safe place!
Please vote daily until the deadline at the following link: www.moonshare.org/vote - thank you so much for your support!
NSO In Your Neighborhood, an initiative that provides free performances and educational activities by the National Symphony Orchestra, is visiting SE and SW this week (January 3rd through 9th). Over the course of the week, events range from full orchestra concerts and chamber performances to in-school visits, classes and petting zoos presented in local schools, churches, community centers and performing arts venues.
NSO will host events at Capitol Hill neighborhood venues including Hill Center, East City Books, CHAW, The Corner Store and Mr. Henry's. All performances are free, although some require RSVPs and spaces are filling fast!
Got a kid that loves playing Magic: The Gathering or wants to learn? Join Labyrinth Games & Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) on Saturday, January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm for a game night for kids!
This is an event for the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Parental discretion advised due to dark fantasy theme. Players under the age of 15 who know how to play, and who are looking for fellow players to play against will learn some tips from the pros and begin to develop a good game strategy.
This is also an event for anyone looking to learn how to play Magic! Labyrinth can teach you all the beginner essentials you need to start being competitive.
Interested in becoming a Board Member for the Capitol Hill BID? Our board represents a dynamic cross-section of Capitol Hill stakeholders, including merchants, tenants, property owners, cultural and nonprofit organizations and ex-officio representatives.
As per the bylaws, the Elections Committee has met and will finalize their slate of nominees by Friday, January 27th, 2017. Anyone meeting the qualifications listed below wishing to be considered for a seat on the BID Board of Directors should contact Paul Pascal (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the Elections Committee, and copy Patty Brosmer on the email as well (email@example.com) no later than the above date. The new terms of office start in March 2017.
Qualifications & Term of Office: All members of the Board of Directors (other than Appointed Directors) shall be Members, or partners, officers, directors, trustees, agents or employees of Members (property owners or tenants). Elected members serve 3 year terms and can be re-elected an unlimited number of times. No Member may be elected to or may serve on the Board of Directors if they are delinquent by more than sixty (60) days in the payment of any financial obligation to the Corporation.
Save the Date! The BID will host our 2017 Annual Membership Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:00AM at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). The meeting will include a breakfast buffet.
The Annual Meeting allows all BID Members (commercial property owners and tenants) to elect new members of the Board of Directors or reelect those whose terms have expired.
More information to follow, including when BID Members can expect to get their proxy ballots in the mail.