SEA Annual Meeting Invitation

SEA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm.

We are pleased to invite you to the SEA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm. 

In the elegant setting of The Homestead at 1625 Hinman Avenue, come socialize with your Southeast Evanston neighbors and relax with a drink and a selection of savory hors d’oeuvres and sweets. 

This will be followed by a short business meeting in which the principal item of business is the election of directors.  Two SEA members have been nominated by the Nominating Committee for election as new directors: Zafiro Papastratakos and Joshua Bowes-Carlson (brief bios attached).

Three current directors are leaving the Board: Linda Damashek, Sheila Sullivan and Jonathan Domsky. We hereby acknowledge their service to the Association and thank them for their many efforts.

After the election of directors has been completed, we will hear from our speaker:

Glen Madeja, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s History and Leadership, Frances Willard House and Museum, 1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL The Frances Willard House Museum, Memorial  Library and Archives is managed  by the Center for Women’s History and Leadership.  Mr. Madeja will discuss Frances Willard’s life and work on behalf of women, temperance and human rights, as well as her lasting legacy for inspiring civic engagement and leadership on the local and global levels.  Join us to learn about a social reform movement that began in Evanston and continues these purposes today.  

Please also take this opportunity to either join the Southeast Evanston Association or renew your membership. The easiest way is online (only $25/year). In addition to voting privileges, you will receive our email notices, keeping you up to date on what’s happening along the lakefront, in city politics, planning and zoning, neighborhood preservation, and many other items of interest to our community. The SEA Board of Directors monitors and actively engages with city officials to share our interests and priorities on your behalf.  

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

All members of the Community are welcome and cordially invited to attend our Annual Meeting.


Southeast Evanston Association 2019 Board Candidates

Zafiro Papastratakos

Zafiro is an Evanston-based architect who specializes in sustainable building.  She has planned and developed commercial, public and residential structures in the Chicago,  west coast and international locations.  She also has experience designing outdoor public spaces, and has  taught classes in architectural design.  

Zafiro’s background in working on architectural teams fits in well with the collaborative nature of the SEA Board.  She is interested in serving on the SEA Zoning Committee to monitor development and advocate for appropriate building and land use in our community.

Joshua Bowes-Carlson

Joshua is an Evanston small  business owner, realtor and developer.  He has taken pride in providing sustainable development  of vintage and historic properties and offering his clients an informed and responsible approach for real estate investment.  Joshua has a history in activism through fundraising and development of non-profits and political campaigns.    

As a recent addition to Evanston, he is eager to build  on his past work through outreach to diverse stakeholders in southeast Evanston and beyond.  His commitment to working with  community groups to build strong communities fits in well with the mission of SEA.  Joshua is interested in serving on the SEA Zoning Committee to advocate for appropriate development in our beautiful city.