Here at SAC, we want to make it super easy (and we mean that!) to contribute to the community in whatever way works for your lifestyle. Take a look at our active committee list below and let us know how you want to help.
Want to become a volunteer on a committee?
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President and Membership - Dr. Charles Coutinho, Chair
Responsible for resident and building membership and maintaining membership files as well as reach out for new membership through membership events, mailings and other campaigns.
Secretary and Government Relations - Peggy Willenbucher, Chair
Monitors police services and public safety, deals with traffic, water tunnel and other municipal development, bus routes, and other matter.
Vice President & 17th Precinct - Charlene Soltz Etkes & Kathy Matson, Co-Chair's
Responsible for reviewing city services (organizes improvement in police, fire, sanitation, transportation services and traffic, and public safety).
Bulletin - Peggy Willenbucher, Chair
Our task is to write, edit and assemble the SAC Bulletin. This publication is a hard copy version of Sac events and activities. It is distributed periodically to the membership and neighbors.
Beautification - Pamela Zonsius & Frederic Zonsius, Co-Chair's
Responsible for overseeing improvement and maintenance of neighborhood Parks; First Avenue streetscape beautification such as tree fences and plantings, installation of new street lights, trash collections receptacles, awnings, etc.
Communications - Selene B.Varnel, Office Manager
Helping with the SAC social media. Disseminating information about SAC activities, events, and positions to the media, the membership, and the community at large; mailing sub committee, public relations, and maintenance of the SAC bulletin board.
Merchants - Charlene Soltz Etkes and Sheila Clancy McCarthy, Co-Chair's
Responsible for working with neighborhood merchants and professional firms to help increase their business and promote a unique Sutton Area identity.
Treasurer - Ann Marie Folan, Chair
Grants and Awards - Dr. Charles Coutinho, Chair
Special Events - Dr. Charles Coutinho,
Responsible for the annual SAC Gala, Taste of Sutton, and other special events such as the annual Christmas tree lighting and Easter Egg hunt.
Dear SAC Members,Last evening at the Shadmoor restaurant, Sutton Area Community (SAC), held its annual Gala. The event was oversubscribed and an enjoyable time was had by all. SAC was especially pleased by the presence of Councilman Ben Kallos, who was the recipient of SAC's Annual Award for public service. Additionally, the awards for SAC's annual beautification contest were also given out. In short, SAC's tradition of celebrating the old and us seeing in the new with its Gala was maintained and indeed enhanced by a lovely evening.Sincerely,
Sutton Area Community (SAC)At this time we at SAC would like to offer manifold thanks to the following merchant members and partners who have generously given awards certificates to our Beautification Honorees:
- Louie's Chicken
- Deux Amis Restaurant
- Greats of Crafts
- Sutton Place Physical Therapy: 5 Pilates & 5 Massages Certificates!
- TD Bank Gift Certificate and $75 in Merchandise!
Click here to see: SAC Gala 2021 Photo Slideshow. https://youtu.be/Go9kIfJcs8s
SAC Annual Meeting 05/13/2022 @ 6.30 pm Join Us!.Dear SAC Members, At our Annual Meeting on Thursday the 13th of May at 6:00 pm (via Zoom), we are also pleased to announce the following guests who have agreed to speak to the SAC membership: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney – Keynote speaker Councilman Ben Kallos Former Councilman Dan GarodnickNeighborhood Co-ordinating Officers Feeley & PostiglioneWe look forward to seeing you on the 13thSAC SuttonArea is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Topic: SAC Sutton Area Community - Annual Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4583382671?pwd=SGZSVGY1V0pGbHY4cXJmZmhSdjIxZz09 Meeting ID: 458 338 2671 Passcode: 1wwLyL
The 3rd of April for our annual Spring Egg Hunt!!
Our Merchants were READY!
SAC EGGS 2021!
In 1976 a small group of residents got together, with the desire to preserve the Sutton neighborhood's character, and incorporated two years later as a non-profit (501c3) organization using volunteers to serve as a catalyst for change.
SAC's volunteers continue to help preserve a high quality of life for those residing and working in the area between 52nd to 59th streets, Second Avenue to the East.....
Our mission at SAC is to actively engage residents and business establishments in efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the Sutton Area Community.
Acting as watchdog and advocate, SAC is a voice for the community: SAC monitors city services such as police, sanitation, fire and transportation; watches over zoning and development; looks after parks and sidewalks; supports local merchants, fosters historic preservation; and, through its website, mailings, and First Avenue bulletin board, informs the community about what is happening in the neighborhood.
Traffic concerns continue to be paramount. SAC is closely monitoring the New York State Department of Transportation's five-year project to reconstruct the FDR Drive from 54th to 63rd Streets. We are committed to keeping the community informed about its past, present, and future.
We publish Bulletins periodically which are distributed to members as well as government agencies and elected officials, to keep them abreast of our positions and concerns. ? Ever-mindful of the importance of the areas rich history, SAC has always been interested in collecting and sharing archival information and artifacts through publications, exhibitions, and walking tours.
THE RATS WERE HERE; NOW THEY'RE GONE
How your dues and donations saved a major problem.
GRAFFITI? A JOB FOR SAC-ERMAN