The Halethorpe Improvement Association resumed meetings Tuesday, Sept. 17 after a summer hiatus.

President Carol Mox announced goals for the future of the organization, which include expanding new membership in the coming year.

Mox said 12 members moved away between 2012 and 2013 and 35 members did not renew in that same time period leaving the group with a total of 228 members.

“We are losing a small amount of members, but you need to replace them,” Mox told the group of about 30 people. “We need new members and new ideas.”

She said the board met on Aug. 31 to discuss community events and projects for the upcoming year.

Ideas included a memorial of engraved bricks to commemorate past presidents of the association, installing a kiosk featuring Halethorpe’s history at the new Halethorpe MARC train station and possibly hosting a political forum for the candidates in the new District 12, which includes Halethorpe.

Mox announced that the group is planning to hold a fundraiser at the Chick-fil-A at 3599 Washington Blvd. from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 9.

Any and all community members are welcome to attend and just need to tell the cashier they are with the Halethorpe Improvement Association to participate.

The group’s next meeting will take place in November