Category Archives: Announcements

Holiday Greetings

We don’t have to tell you that it’s been a difficult year. All events, including annual elections have been cancelled, and all officers and Board members have agreed to continue their roles for the coming year. We plan to have elections in November 2021. More information will be sent to membership as the time draws closer.


We do have one NHIA project planned before the end of 2020. NHIA is collecting funds for gifts and needed supplies for the residents and staff of PruittHealth-Carolina Point, on Mt. Sinai and Kerley Road. This facility was hit hard early in the Pandemic and they desperately need some holiday cheer as well as day to day necessities. They have no churches or other non-profits who’ve reached out to them. The Activity Director shared with us the Wish List of the residents. Many of the requested items are things like: blankets, socks, body wash, head phones, watches,
and coloring books.


We invite you to donate to this effort at http://store.newhopeimprovement.com. Checks can also be made to NHIA with PruittHealth in the memo line and sent to New Hope Improvement Association, PO Box 16013, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6013. In order to minimize contagion, the purchased gifts will be collected and delivered by one person. Helping those in the community has always been one of the missions of NHIA and it seemed appropriate to close out this “lean year” with this major project.


We sincerely hope we will be able to resume our annual activities including Ice Cream Social and the Turkey Run in 2021 and we will also reschedule events planned for this year for 2021 once “the way is clear.” Our best to everyone. Stay safe.

Proxy Voting

If you are unable to attend the meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, but wish to vote on the new bylaws and board candidates, you may submit a proxy vote using the form below.

A proxy ballot will need to be filled out, signed, and dated by the member who can’t attend the meeting. Each proxy ballot needs to be submitted by a member who does attend the meeting.  Attending members can submit at most one proxy ballot each.

Proxy Ballot 11/15/16 [PDF]

NHIA Election Nominations

President Gail Boyarsky, Vice President Alison Windram and At-Large Board Members Steve Herman and Ed Tostanoski have one year remaining on their two-year terms.

The following candidates have agreed to run for the following positions:
Secretary – Suzanne Sauter
Treasurer – Lindsay Carroll
At Large – Jim Worrell
At Large – Walter Fowler
At Large – Alice Freeland
At Large –  Kay Tapp

Please come and vote on these candidates and on the new bylaws at the NHIA Membership meeting on 11/15/16 at 7 pm.

If you’re unable to attend but would like to submit a proxy vote, a ballot can be obtained here.