Location: Julie Helwig’s House

Attendees: Julie Helwig, President; Kenda North, Past President; Cheryl Freydberg, Social; Ellie Hajek, Membership & OOCCL; Wilson Meador, NOCCUP Representative, Michelle Stellmaker, Acting Secretary & Treasurer; Michelle Touchet, Non-acting Secretary

Absent: Kathryn Warren, Vice President; Bryon, Greenspace Representative; Carole Somers-Clark, OOCCL Representative

I. Financials

  • Currently 41 members
  • Need to continue to work on savings account access
  • Current balance: checking: $3,262.86; savings: $5,007.67

II. Social

  • Sat April 1 – Garage sale—SPENA to provide signs only due to low responses for participation (i.e. no print advertising)

o   Currently only 3 addresses have committed

  • Sat April 8 – Crawfish Boil NOTE: first Saturday this month

o   Crawfish boil @ JC and Rhea’s (corner of Old Orchard and North Oak Cliff Blvd)

o   BYOB

o   5:00 pm

  • Sun April 16 – Easter Egg Hunt
  • Sat April 22 – It’s My Park Day

o   City to provide dog waste bags, trash bags, maybe pincer picker-uppers

o   Bring your gloves!

o    Inviting West Kessler to both teh Easter Egg Hunt and It’s My Park Day due to proximity—and they are helping to pay for the water fountain that should be installed soon

  • Fri May 5 – First Friday (as yet to be confirmed)
  • Sat May 13 – Block Party

o   Annie Stevens Park

o   Lucky Pierres confirmed to perform

o   The Hamburger Man will be providing meals for $5/person (SPENA to pick up the overage)

o   Need tables, chairs, bounce house vendor

*ABC Party

*Todo Para tu Pachanga

o   Beverages

*Michelle to bring some wine and beer

*Julie to bring non-alcoholic (water/lemonade)

o   Other features

*Face painting

*Fire truck

*Dallas City Hall on the Go Van

III.    Old Oak Cliff Symposium Take-Aways (Julie attended)

o   STP-Same ten people—we need to implement a strategy to draw more of our neighbors into active participation (step by step)

*Personally invite neighbors to events

*Walk new neighbors to events

*The use of block captains was tabled. This has been tried in the past with little success

*Refer to the $40/household as a donation to SPENA (rather than dues). This is a tax deductible expense

o   Will work on a grant from the OOCCL, Kathryn & Ellie

*Beneficiary: Stevens Park Elementary

*Principal to provide SPENA with a wish list by Friday, 3/31/17

o   New OOCCL Representative: Carole Somers-Clark (Yay, Carole!!)

IV. By-laws

o   Michelle converted them from PDF to Word

o   Still needs some cleaning up

o   Once this is done, we will need to review and revise

 

The next meeting will be held at the Stevens Park Golf Course Clubhouse on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Touchet