Five new members joined the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) during Thursday’s meeting, while outgoing Board President Walter Sullivan bid farewell to the organization over which he has presided for the past two years. Sullivan remarked favorably upon his tenure as president, saying that it had been a pleasure to serve the community group which has “done so much and is capable of doing so much more.”
Sullivan then handed the reins over to Jane Piotrowski, a board member who has acted as head of the Social Division. Piotrowski has been in charge of several events over the years ranging from blood drives to holiday house tours, and Sullivan said that the transition would be smooth, deeming Piotrowski “well capable” of effectively commanding the post.
Getting down to business
Nominations for the Chestnut Hill Community Fund (CHCF) were voted and approved. Trustees William McGuckin and Susan Bray would remain at the post until May 2014.
Larry Hochberger, Associate Publisher of the Chestnut Hill Local, was on hand to talk about the April budget report for the paper, saying that cash flow is an “ongoing concern.” While the Local’s traffic to its website is stable and it’s generating more ad dollars, the overall revenue for the paper is down. Negative cash balances are projected between July and August, and the paper’s projected net revenue will not cover dues for prior loan obligations and money designated for the CHCA’s Reserve Fund.
Since membership for CHCA is in decline, interim Treasurer Mark Keintz challenged the Programs and Services division to step up the creativity when it comes to bringing in more money for the group.