West Chesterfield Community Association

Desk of the President
Hello Community Leaders: The South Area Civic League (SACL) engaged the community is hosting its first “Civic Discussion,” Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Chicago State University. Sincere thanks to the SACL for entrusting me to moderate this debut event. This event was engaging and successful. Ending at 1:00 p.m., in the beautiful Cordell Reed at Rotunda, some audience and participants mingled until 3:30pm. The panel of distinguished experts;         Senator Roland Burris (Ret)- Burris School of Politics – Federal, Wilfred Gadsden - 7th Congressional (IL) Business Group HUD Section 3, John Paul Jones - Transportation & Infrastructure, Phillip Jackson- Black Star Project – Education, Margaret Davis - Nat'l Black Nurses Association - Health Care, Andre Kellum - A.G. Kellum & Associates - Workforce Development, Professor Lloyd Brown, Lloyd Brown Valuations - Tax Laws, Codes & Regs., Michael T. Thomas - WVON – Environment,

engaged an audience of 50-70 people through a moderator lead panel discussion and an audience open mike forum.

Dr. W. Watson, Representative Marcus Evans, Alderman Beal, community leaders as Clevan Tucker, students, professors, candidates for office and the electorate attended.
Attached is a photo of SACL founders; Jerry Brown, Robert Douglas, John Paul Jones, Sylvia Jones, Antonia Ruth, Michael LaFargue, panelists; Wilfred Gadsden, Andre Kellum, Phillip Jackson, Lloyd Brown, as well as Charlotte Roberts and Representative Marcus Evans.

An unexpected “Hot Topic” was:

 Where should the Obama presidential library be located? •
CSU President, Dr. Watson suggests Chicago State University’s beautiful campus! Where do you think the Obama Presidential Library should be? Engage in the discussion. Send your comments to: southareacivicleague@gmail.com
Michael LaFargue, President Jenny LaFargue 3rd VP Loretta Turner, Financial Secretary Jocilyn Floyd, 1st VP Sharon Banks-Pincham, Secretary Beulah Pressley, Sergeant at Arms James Frye, 2nd VP Claudia Harris, Treasurer Phyllis Johnson, Parliamentarian P.O. Box 19323 • Chicago • IL • 60619 • Phone 773.821.8928 • Fax 773.821.8929