The next scheduled Board Meeting(s) will be held at 7:00 pm in the 12th Floor Hospitality Room on the following day(s):
Wed. April 10th
(2nd Wednesdays of the Month)
Hospitality Room – 12th Floor
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
A Special Time to Relax and
Get to Know Your Neighbors
AND, please bring a snack to share
Questions? Dawn Geras, HiDawnG@gmail.com
to learn more about your option to purchase electricity from an alternate supplier. Hans Herrmann of Cost Containment International can be contacted by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A large number of residents are now enjoying weekly yoga classes. The current sessions begin on Tuesday, April 2, Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, and run for 10 weeks. Note that the Thursday class will not meet on 4/25 due to a regular meeting of the Board.
The class schedule is as follows:
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Please email Dawn Geras at HiDawnG@gmail.com
or call 312-440-0229 for more information.
All building residents are enouraged to join the 55 East Erie Book Club, hosted monthly by the Activities Committee. The meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 7:30 PM in the 12th floor hospitality room to discuss the monthly selection. Soft drinks and water are provided but feel free to B.Y.O.B. if you’d like something else.
“The Round House”
by Louise Erdrich
One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.
One of the most revered novelists of our time, Louise Erdrich’s new book transports readers to the a reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.
“The Orphan Master's Son”
by Adam Johnson
Set against the backdrop of the totalitarian North Korean regime, The Orphan Master's Son is the expansive story of the title character's surreal experiences both inside and outside North Korea. Adam Johnson—a professor at Stanford—used first-hand testimony from defectors when constructing this novel which has drawn comparisons to Orwell's 1984. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the book traces the journey of North Korean Jun Do, who for years lives according to the violent dictates of the state as a tunnel expert who can fight in the dark, a kidnapper, radio operator, tenuous hero, and foreign dignitary before eventually talking his fate into his own hands. In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. (Timely choice considering the current world situation?)
For future dates and selections for upcoming Book Club meetings, please contact Susan Schwartz for more information at or email@example.com
. Please contact Management with any further questions.
PORTABLE CAR BATTERY CHARGER
Car won't start?
There is a car battery charger available to get you on the road again!
Contact the front desk at 312-440-9917 and someone will assist you.
55 EAST ERIE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE SURVEY
In order to give the committee a better idea of events that would appeal to you, a short survey has been produced for all residents to fill out. You are encouraged to complete the survey online by clicking here or on the "Resident Surveys" tab on the left side of the web page. Thank you for your participation in this survey.
GARAGE VEHICLE DECALS
Click here to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the new vehicle decals program.
SAFETY REMINDERS FROM THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Call 911 when you are witness to a public safety issue, regardless of whether the situation is an emergency. The Police Department logs every 911 call and that log is an important tool for the Police Superintendent to decide how to allocate resources.
Click here for personal safety tips from the Chicago Police Department.
Click here for tips on how to describe a suspect to police.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET IS HERE!
The Board of Managers has unanimously approved the installation of a super high speed internet system for the entire building. In an email to unit owners and residents, Board President Marc Ganis wrote that "all units will be eligible to use the building wide system AT NO COST."
Installations have begun, so please contact the Management Office to schedule your installation.
HEART DEFIBRILLATOR NOW AVAILABLE FOR USE AT 55 EAST ERIE
The 55 East Erie Condominium Association is proud to announce that a portable heart defibrillator is now available for emergency use in the building. The Board
authorized its purchase and staff training on it in our continuing effort to make our building the best it can be – with health and safety of our residents our first priority!
Each year, more than a quarter-million Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest. According to medical experts, the key to survival is timely response including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or the use of a portable lifesaving device such as a heart defibrillator. The device is also known as an “automated external defibrillator” or “AED.”
If you or someone in your unit may be in cardiac arrest, it is important to first call 911 to request emergency medical attention.
Only after 911 has been called should you call the front desk at (312) 440-9917 to request the defibrillator, which a member of the door staff will then bring to your unit for use. The door staff has received training on how to operate the device. The AED is located on the first floor in close proximity to the Door staff desk.
You do not need to be a medical professional to use the device to treat a person in cardiac arrest. The AED device guides the user through the process with audible and visual prompts. The American Heart Association
notes that thousands of lives could be saved annually by prompt use of defibrillators.
If you would like to become familiar with the equipment, location and emergency procedures please make an appointment with the Management Office
Our hope is that the AED will never be needed. But if it is ever needed our building is prepared!