Niles Township Government Volume 1, Issue 2 March/April 2015 Inside this issue: From Supervisor Marilyn D. Glazer February 1st proved to be an interesting challenge for those living in the Chicago area. Super Bowl Sunday found the area under blizzard conditions. We had to make a decision about opening the Township and the Food Pantry the next day. Since we could not be sure that our lot would be plowed in time for our usual opening time, and we did not wish our staff or clients to risk life and limb, we decided to close on Monday. Thanks to our wonderful staff, we were able to change the voicemail messages on our telephones to alert clients to our closed status. Should an emergency of this nature arise again, please check our voicemail message BEFORE heading to the Township. our voicemail message before heading out. Compliments to the Village of Skokie for their snow-removal skills that got everything up and running by the next day. All-Purpose Room 2 Scholarships Awarded 2 Scholarship Winners 2 Save the Dates 3 Medical Lending Closet 3 Food Pantry 3 Contact Information 4 We hope that we don’t have too many such To those who may have been inconvenienced by our closing, we do apologize. When in doubt, check Township Annual Meeting and Rededicated emergencies but if we do we are prepared. In conjunction with our Annual Meeting, we are pleased to announce that our new all-purpose room will be rededicated on April 14, and named for our late Supervisor Lee Tamraz. The room is available for clubs, groups, and associations to hold meetings. The space is a large room, handicap accessible, and designed to accommodate multi-media presentations. Niles Township Government Page 2 The Tamraz All-Purpose Room There is a full-sized refrigerator and sink for refreshments. Approximately 50 people can be seated in a classroom style setting or tables can be used to seat up to 30 people in multiple configurations. Choir groups, (there is a piano available), church or synagogue clubs, garden clubs, and a Model United Nations Program (MUN) round out the list of current monthly clients. The space can be used free of charge and reserved Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening hours can be requested and all attempts will be made to accommodate. Please call (847) 6739300 and ask for Kitty, Rick or Lauren to tour or book the space for your event. Scholarships Awarded For the first time, Niles Township Government awarded scholarships for Oakton Community College students who were graduates of Niles Township High Schools. The recipients each received $1500 to help offset the cost of tuition. All had an above average grade-point average. We look forward to this partnership with Niles Township High Schools and Oakton Community College to be ongoing. Applications for the scholarships are available through Oakton Community College. MEET THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS Chamoun David is a 2014 graduate of Niles North High School. A talented mechanic (even in high school) Chamoun volunteers in his uncle’s mechanic show. It was this experience that helped him solidify his decision to earn his Mechanics Apprenticeship Certificate, as well as his Bachelor’s Degree. Minhaj Haji is a 2014 graduate of Niles West High School and plans to attend the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign to study engineering after he completes his studies at Oakton Community College. Minhaj is currently enrolled in the Accounting Associates Degree Program at OCC. Velson Youkhanneh Also attended Niles West High School. Currently enrolled in the Heating and Air Conditioning Associates Degree Program, Velson is looking forward to graduating and is appreciative that he can now focus on his education instead of his lack of money for his studies and thanks the Niles Township. Government for the scholarship. Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 3 SAVE THE DATES June 19th will be the first FREE HEALTH FAIR sponsored by Niles Township Government. The Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 P.M. and will be open to all Niles Township residents. Kids Bike Safety Rodeo Saturday, June 13 9 a.m.—noon Pre-kindergarten—6th grade All bikes welcome Helmets required for all riders Shredding will again be offered on two dates for Township Residents. May 16 Oct. 10 Noon to 2 p.m. Watch for details on our homepage or on Facebook. Additional information available from the Township Assessor’s Office after May 1, 2015. MEDICAL LENDING CLOSET Do you have medical equipment that you would be willing to lend to another person? If so, you can register the equipment with the Township. We will match up those who have equipment to lend with those who need equipment. When there is a need for the equipment, we would call you to see if you would still be willing to lend the equipment and then put you in touch with the person who needs the equipment. Call us for more details. Food Pantry The Niles Township Food Pantry served over 4400 people during November and December during their holiday distribution. We thank everyone in the community who helped with the distribution or with funds that enabled us to meet this extraordinary need.. The Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation was established as a 501C-3 Corporation in order to accept taxdeductible contributions from those interested in helping the pantry. Your contribution goes to buy food. We can buy food for much less than going to the grocery store so your monetary donation goes further. We are selling notecards at $5 each or 3 for $12 if you’d like to promote the food pantry while Services that we Offer Niles Township Government 5255 Main Skokie, IL. 60077 Phone: 673-9300 Fax: 847-673-2981 Website: www.nilestownshipgov.com General Assistance - basic living expenses for unemployed or disabled Access to Care –A medical assistance program in Cook County Temporary handicap placards Like us on Facebook! Voter registration/ Notary public service Passport agency Community Room for meetings, rehearsals, Supervisor Marilyn D. Glazer Clerk Charles Levy Assessor Scott Bagnall Trustees: Mark Collins Donald Gelfund Tony Lundin Janice Cichowlas Food Pantry Coast2Coast Rx Card, a FREE prescription drug card Legal assistance for seniors (62 years of age or older) Assessor's Office - property-tax advocate. 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