KUDOS! KUDOS! KUDOS! KUDOS! KUDOS! KUDOS!
ku-do, ku-dos [koo-dohz]
Thanks to Ken Whynott and Mike Jenkins for spreading the large loads of sand on the beach – it looks super!
Thanks to Bud H, Bill G, and Bob W for their continued beautification efforts- I caught them painting the tennis benches the other day. Nice job, guys!
Claire Kudos!!! I, Katrina Sommers, would like to offer generous KUDOS to Claire List for her continuous support of the village. She is the one who organizes and sends out the regular Neighborhood Watch notices as well as information on everything going on in the village. I really could not keep the website updated without her help. Not only that, she has also taken over the village calendar. THANK YOU, CLAIRE!!!!!
Kudos to the Chippewa Village Pride Committee
In case you didn't notice residents of the village got excited about their yard work this summer. Pam and Bob Williams did a considerable amount of landscaping and flower planting throughout the village. They even motivated many others by their example. They were in charge of the Residential Beauty Contest. Thank you to all of you who participated by improving the aesthetics of the village in your own ways. We're all working together to make our community a special and more beautiful place to live.
Please take a minute to look at the Chippewa Village Pride Program and Gardeners Club website for photos and schedules of events and more.
You may not have ever thought about this, but now you will. Our Village does not have a maintenance staff. Large projects are sent out to bid for contractors. Small projects are sometimes handled by contractors on an as needed basis. But as you well know, there are always lots of projects that need to get done. In our Village this year, there has been an unsung hero team of volunteers who have faithfully maintained and beautified our Village park areas for the last 5 months. Ironically, it is a team of BBBB’s- Bobs and Bills, Buds/ Batmans who complete these projects quietly and without any reward. I see them when I walk the dog or take a run, or even as early as 6 AM when I get the paper. Take notice when you drive or walk; you have probably seen them, too. Next time, stop, wave and say thanks. These are your neighbors who have donated their time and often materials to make our Village a better place. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but some of the projects that have done are:
You will see these guys volunteering at the Pride party. If their name begins with a B, they are probably part of the “B Team”, so “B” sure to say “THANKS.” We are so lucky to have them as part of our Village.
Kudos to the Mayor, Joanne Dodaro!
For years the Village has had an annual Labor Day Dance. Every year Joanne casually informs council that their donations of hot dogs and buns (in matching numbers) and pop will be graciously accepted for the dance. Many residents donate door prizes, and DJ Clyde provides the music. Bob Dodaro is recruited every year as the "man on the grill." And many others volunteer to help where they can.
Money raised through the sale of refreshments, raffles, and door prizes are then donated to the village for improvements. Attendance and participation is always successful.
Mayor Dodaro has served the village for many years in various capacities. Thank you Joanne for your continuing leadership and example!