Hollywood Citizens Association

P. O. Box 262
Corner of Washington & Hollywood
Hollywood (Brookfield), IL 60513

708-387-9113 | Contact the HCA

Hollywood House
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Hollywood Businesses

Hollywood Motors Car Care Center
708-485-9333

Traxx Side, Food and Spirits
(708) 485-4504

Trace Ellements Jewelry and Gifts
708-447-8604

Ketchmark Cut & Care Lawn Service
708-485-6220

Demitro Agency - Farmers Insurance
708-485-8130

Avon Representative - Rich Korzyniewski
630-697-7497

OrganizeHer, Professional Organizer
Nancy Korzyniewski
Contact by email

To Do Or Dye Salon
708-485-9091
10% off if you mention "HCA"

Riverside Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
708-447-0662

Fuego - Fiestas, Fajitas & Margaritas
708-255-5855

If you have a business in Hollywood or own a business and live in Hollywood, let the HCA know about it and we can share it with your neighbors.

News

No HCA Board Meeting on Monday, April 13

We encourage Hollywood Residents to attend the Brookfield Village Board Meeting, April 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM, to voice any concerns you have about the RBHS Parking Lot that is being proposed for the land on the north side of Hollywood Elementary.

Edward Barcal Hall
Village Hall
8820 Brookfield Avenue
Brookfield, Illinois

The next HCA board meeting will be in May. Look for date and time on the website.

Kitchen Upgrade Update

Kitchen upgrade update….Ray Williamson of the 3600 block of Woodside has volunteered to do the electrical update. Thanks Ray!

We also need professional installation/materials for the countertops and floor. We are looking at polished concrete, but any solid surface would be considered. If you can install or give us a lead to someone who would give us a quote on these surfaces or our door installation, please contact Nancy at 708-485-4825 or nancywancy1@gmail.

HCA Annual Flea Market - Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 9 to 3 PM

The annual Spring Flea Market is just around the corner on May 17. Applications can be submitted online or through email to Nancy at nancywancy1@gmail.com.

If you want to put out a table and sell, download the form (PDF) or call Nancy at (708) 485-4825.

Annual Pancake Breakfast - Thank You!

Pancakes A big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, March 14 for the HCA Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Here are some of the raffle items that were given away:

Join the Playground Committee

Hollywood is forming a joint Playground Committee, which will consist of Hollywood Elementary Principal Preble, four Hollywood staff members, and approximately four Hollywood parents. A volunteer from the Hollywood Citizens Association will participate as well and has already been identified. If you have any background, including parks and recreation, grant writing, and/or just really want to be a part of this process, please contact Sue Gersch @ tnsgersch@gmail.com or Kristen Didio @ kdidio71@gmail.com.

Updating the Hollywood House Kitchen

The HCA would like to give the 1960’s era kitchen at the Community House an update. In order to do that, we need materials and tradesmen as well as volunteers. If you have a connection to resources that we should look into, here are the areas we need expertise in….Electric (potential recessed lighting/pot lights) drywall (ceiling and possibly some walls) installation of shelving and countertops (any material that is durable will be considered, as well as remnants and seconds of quality materials) A new tambour style door for the kitchen serving area, new flooring and beadboard for the walls. Our goal is to make the kitchen fit the needs of our association as well as renters. We need surfaces for catered food and minimal cabinets, as we do not store dishes as we once did. A fresh look and improved lighting will go a long way toward making the kitchen appealing and easy to keep clean. If you have input or want to be involved in any way with this project, it should be very rewarding…contact Nancy at 708-485-4825.

No to RBHS Parking Lot Plans

Thank you to Martha Carlson, who allowed us to share the following on the HCA website:

Riverside Brookfield High School will be meeting with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District people on Thursday this week. If you have not expressed your concerns about flood mitigation, increased paving over of our neighborhood, and our current flooding situation (use personal experience if it applies) in the Hollywood area, this is the time to contact them.

E-mail addresses are: Kathleen.Meany@mwrd.org, Barbara.McGowan@mwrd.org, Mariyana.Spyropoulos@mwrd.org, Michael.Alvarez@mwrd.org, Frank.Avila@mwrd.org, Cynthia.Santos@mwrd.org, Debra.Shore@mwrd.org,
Kari.Steele@mwrd.org, Patrick.Thompson@mwrd.org, Alfred.saucado@mwrd.org

Below is a brief summary of what is going on, with respect to water drainage, which can be used in any e-mails:

The District 208 Board of Education is proposing to pave over the green space and old tennis courts next to Hollywood School to build a large lot for special event parking and new tennis courts. They also plan to install a new artificial athletic field, but this time they will have it drain to the storm sewers. At the same time they have suggested that they will use the drainage system that is most cost effective while still following the letter of the law. This will effectively take away two current sources of emergency water drainage- the green space by Hollywood school and the football field – close to two acres of land. This does not include land that may be paved over for the expanded stands and athletic facilities to be built by the football field.

Thank you. Please write to these folks, and be aware that RBHS has also started talking to the Village of brookfield's Planning Commission.

2Balsam Large014 Wreath Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered wreaths and other gifts this year!

The annual HCA Wreath Sale is an important fundraiser for the HCA and the money we earn helps us maintain the Hollywood House.

Download the"Hollywood Herald"

TuckpointingThe March 2014 edition of the "Hollywood Herald" is on its way to your mailboxes.

If you prefer a digital version or didn't receive your copy of the twice-yearly HCA newsletter, you can download a PDF of the issue. Happy reading.

This issue was sponsored by Hollywood Motors.

Welcome New and Returning Board Members

The HCA board is proud to annouce that the following members were elected to the board at the last meeting. Those with an asterisk are first time board members. Thank you to all of them for their continued service to the HCA and the Hollywood House.

  • Sue Gersh (2 year Trustee)
  • Bill Force (2 year Trustee)*
  • Matt Huffman (1 year Trustee)*
  • Tom Longo (1 year Trustee)*
  • Rich Korzyniewski (Treasurer)
  • Jim Quilty (Secretary)

History of the Hollywood House - The Movie

History of the Hollywood House - The Movie"The History of the Hollywood House" is short movie about the Hollywood House, created in 2013 by Hollywood Elementary student Lynná Leimberer, as part of the school's Young Authors Celebration.

The HCA is very grateful for Lynná's interest and efforts.

Watch the movie!

Pay Your HCA Dues Online

Click the Pay Now button on the right and pay your annual dues online. You don't have to join Paypal to use your credit card. Just click "Don't have a PayPal account?" and pay your dues with a credit or debit card. It's just that easy to support your neighborhood association.

Get Local

We added a "Local Resources" section to the web site. If you think of information we should share with the neighborhood, please let us know.

Who We Are

"Way back in 1915, a group of public spirited citizens residing the weed-infected, countrified, dirt road community of Hollywood, IL decided that an improvement association should be formed.  They desired representation in the Village of Brookfield board meetings, also greatly needed improvements.  Thus the Hollywood Citizens Associations was born."
-- by Edith Hyler from the History of Hollywood, IL

The boundaries of the Hollywood neighborhood are south of the Brookfield Zoo, east and north of Salt Creek and west of the Des Plaines River. Hollywood includes parts of the villages of Brookfield, Riverside, and Lyons, Illinois.

Why We Need Your Support

The HCA and the Hollywood House are independent from the Village of Brookfield and District 96. We are a community non-profit organization that provides services and gets income from room rentals and special events like the pancake breakfast, flea market, wreath sale, etc.

To continue to operate, to provide services, and to maintain the historical property of the Hollywood House, the HCA needs to raise money. Hollywood residents have a stake in the HCA and without community support, the HCA would not be able to continue.

Read the HCA Bylaws (PDF)

Objectives

To advance and promote the physical, moral, and social welfare of the Hollywood community.

To maintain and preserve the Hollywood Community House.

Meetings

We meet  at 7:00 p.m. at the Community House on the 2nd Monday of every month excluding December, July, and August. See the events calendar for meeting dates.

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Board of Directors

  President   Gonzo Schexnayder
  Vice President   Jennifer Perry
  Secretary   Jim Quilty
  Treasurer   Rich Korzyniewski
  Two-Year Trustee   Sue Gersh
  Two-Year Trustee   Bill Force
  One-Year Trustee   Tom Longo
  One-Year Trustee   Matt Huffman

Committee Chairs

  Building & Grounds   Rich Korzyniewski
  Membership   Sue Gersch
  Treasurer   Rich Korzyniewski
  Website   Gonzo Schexnayder