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Gates Mills Improvement Society

4th of July Home Decorating Contest

Prizes will be awarded for:

Best Parade Theme Interpretation

Most Patriotic Door or Porch

Finest Fence Festooning

Most Patriotic Mailbox

Most Patriotic Home/Yard

Most Patriotic Building

Best Depiction of an Historical Scene

Download this pdf 4th of July Decorating Contest, follow the directions and ENTER the contest! You may fill out the form to the right, mail your entry, drop off entry to Town Hall, e-mail your entry to gatesmillsimprovement@gmail.com OR call Town Hall at (440) 423-4405.

 

Annual Meeting and Dinner Delayed

Dear Members and Fellow Villagers,

 

As the number of Covid-19 infections continues to rise, The Gates Mills Improvement Society has decided  to delay the annual meeting normally scheduled for early January to a later date. We will convene the annual in-person dinner meeting at The Chagrin Valley Hunt Club when Covid-19 cases decrease.  

 

The GMIS distributed the Christmas Employee Fund on Friday, December 17th at The Community House. About 300 families contributed $64,700 to the fund, exceeding last year’s total of $57,000.  We indeed are fortunate to have so many villagers generously supporting the fund. Thank you, everyone.

Welcome To The Improvement Society

Since 1920, the GMIS has helped sustain the cultural and social life of the Village of Gates Mills. As our name says the organization seeks to improve Village life and keep our community thriving.
 
The GMIS independently supports many activities in the Village including:
  • The Annual 4th of July Parade and festivities
  • The Annual Village Employee Christmas Fund
  • Village Recreation activities (tennis, pickleball, bocce)
  • Recognition of retiring Village officials and employees
  • Funding for food, drinks and children's gifts for Santa's Christmas Eve visit
  • Special meetings on important political and civic issues
  • The Animal Welfare Committee
  • Many other Village activities

In addition to the above activities, the Improvement Society has helped fund major projects or needs in the Village. Recent examples include our new Marston Park, major tennis court resurfacing and the Gates Mills Library.

See the details below to become a member of the Society and help support our Village.

As you make your credit or debit card contribution using the Donate button above, please indicate whether the payment is for Annual Dues, Employee Xmas Fund or Other by clicking on the “(Optional) Use this donation for” box on the PayPal webpage and so designating.

Pay by Paypal

Join the Improvement Society and help our Village

We welcome your support! Become a member of The Improvement Society today. In addition, you may wish to make a one-time or on-going donation. Click on the Paypal link below to securely pay by credit card (you do not have to have a Paypal account) or see the membership application to pay by check. Annual dues are as follows: Single $20, Family $35, Sponsor $50. Please note membership dues and all donations are *tax-deductible.*