We are currently in the planning phase of the MPTA Block Sale for Saturday, September 24, 2016.
The last Block Sale was two years ago and it was extremely successful. As Manhattan Plaza approaches its 40th birthday in 2017, we are declaring that this year's pre-birthday Block Sale will be festive, successful and fun. To make this year a great celebration of our miracle on 43rd Street, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. All positions are open. We welcome your special skills.
Please sign up on our website: Manhattanplazablocksale.weebly.com or leave a note in the MPTA lobby boxes, Attn: Manhattan Plaza Block Sale.
Shirley Faison, 2016 Block Sale Chairperson
THE 2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
At the July 11, 2016 General MPTA Meeting the following persons were elected to three newly-created positions (under the amended MPTA Constitution dated November 9, 2015). The are:
2nd Vice President: Martin Treat
3rd Vice President: Bill Walters
Assistant Treasurer: Robert Hanna
They join the current Executive Committee Members and will serve with them until the next annual election of officers to be held in December 2016.
President: Douglas Leland (3rd term)
Vice President: Jean Tait (2nd term)
Faye Argentine Treasurer (1st term/2 prior as Secretary)
Aleta LaFarge Secretary
Julie Ridge Assistant Secretary
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTION RESULTS FOR THREE NEW VACANT OFFICES HELD JULY 11, 2016 APPEAR ABOVE.
Under Section 2.8, Officers of the MPTA,of the updated MPTA Constitution dated November 9, 2015, three additional Executive Committee officer positions were created which are 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, and the duties are described below:
3.7b. Vice President and 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents: The Vice President and 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents shall assist the President in carrying out the duties of that office. In the absence of the President, the Vice President or 2nd or 3rd Vice President, in succession, shall assume the title and duties of Acting President.
3.7d. Assistant Treasurer: The Assistant Treasurer shall assist the Treasurer and take over the duties of Treasurer when the Treasurer is unable to perform them. When temporarily performing the Treasurer’s duties, the Assistant Treasurer shall assume the title of Acting Treasurer.
The Constitution also states:
2.8b Office Becomes Vacant During Term: In the event that an office becomes vacant during the period for which an officer was elected, an election should take place at the next General Membership Meeting. Only those members may vote who have attended at least three (3) monthly membership meetings in the previous twelve (12) months and have paid dues for the previous and/or current year.
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Elections for these three positions will be held Monday, July 11. Persons wishing to run should notify the current Executive Committee in writing via a note in the MPTA lobby box or email at email@example.com so their names may be placed on the written ballot and the meeting agenda. Each person who wishes to run will also be asked to speak for no more than 2 minutes to state his/her reasons for running for a particular office and qualifications.
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A copy of the updated MPTA Constitution dated November 9, 2015 is available on the MPTA website www.mptenants.com. For individuals without computer access, a hard copy will be provided upon written request. Just leave a note with your name, building and apartment # and one will be delivered to your door.
A notice of these elections is also posted on MPTA lobby bulletin boards and appeared in the June 2016 MPTA Newsletter.
UPDATE ON THE MPTA CONSTITUTION
See the Constitution page for details about the 24 approved amendments!
THE ACTORS FUND AND THE RODNEY KIRK CENTER
At the December 15 MPTA meeting, Barbara S. Davis, Chief Operating Officer and Tamar Shapiro, Director of Social Services of The Actors Fund briefed MP tenants and answered questions about The Actors Fund assuming management of the Rodney Kirk Center here at Manhattan Plaza. Their plan is to enhance the social services already in place and add new ones such as the recent Medicare seminars. In 2016 the MPTA will work with The Actors Fund and the Center to inform tenants about the new programs and services. Watch this website, the lobby bulletin boards and the MPTA Newsletters for more information.
The Rodney Kirk Center is located on the first floor of the 400 Building and is open Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm. Telephone: (212) 971-0660. Services are available to ALL MP tenants.
Officer Maria L. Candres with the Domestic Violence Unit of the NYPD 10th Precinct addressed the June MPTA Meeting. She spoke about how concerned citizens should call 911 to report domestic violence crimes in progress and call if 311 to report suspected abuse of anyone including the elderly, children and pets. She distributed flyers describing the NYC Adult Protective Services Unit to those present, answered questions and spoke individually with tenants. Copies of the flyers are posted below.
NYC's Community Board 4 has announced the city's latest protocol for NUISANCE REPORTING!!! See our Community News Page at left for more information.
MPTA MEMBERSHIP 2016
The 2016 Membership Drive is now underway. See your upcoming February MPTA Newsletter for details. Or download the form below and leave it along with your dues in the MPTA Lobby Box. We appreciate your support!
Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association 484 W. 43rd St. Suite #MPTA New York, NY 10036 Voicemail: (212) 330-9285 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents may drop a note in the MPTADrop Boxes located in the lobbies of both Manhattan Plaza buildings.
The Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association has nothing to do with applications or waiting lists for available apartments. For information regarding Manhattan Plaza waiting lists please call (212) 971-0660.