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August 2018

August 14, 2018

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Attendees: Kathryn Warren, President; Eric Kulstad, Vice Presidents; Alisha Senour, Treasurer; Michelle Touchet, Secretary; Carol Rybarski, Social Chair; Carole Somers-Clark, Heritage Oak Cliff (HOC) Rep; Cheryl Freydberg, Greenspace Rep; Kenda North, Past President; Ellie Hajek, Membership Chair

  1. Treasurer’s Report, Senour
    1. Cash on hand: just under $6k
    2. We’re eating into savings and waiting for grants to come in
      1. Block party ($500)
      2. sidewalk
    3. 4 checks for sidewalks have cleared, missing one check
    4. Dues increase to $50
  2. Membership Report, Senour/Hajek
    1. Total: 74 members
    2. Directory/Constant Contact data merge
      1. Ask Sloan to “clean” up the duplicates
      2. How do we deal with deletions?
        1. Neighbors can unsubscribe
        2. Kenda (or other) can delete neighbors who have died
      3. New Neighbors-9 in 2018 so far
      4. New Membership Brunch
        1. Date: October 14, 2018, 11:00 – 1:00 pm
        2. Location: Cheryl Aukeman Freydberg’s Home, 1915 W Colorado
  • Kenda to print invitations
  1. Cheryl will reach out for donations closer to the event
  • Social Chair Report, Rybarski
    1. Next First Friday
      1. September 7, 2018
      2. Michelle & Kassie’s, 1909 Old Orchard Dr
      1. Questionnaire (Warren & Kulstad)
        1. How have you participated in SPENA events?
        2. What else would you like for us to do?
      2. Provide “invoice” to serve as a paper reminder to join SPENA (Senour)
        1. Combine with membership party invitation
        2. Different card stock and/or shape than invitation
      3. Signs in yards of those who are having sidewalks repaired (Hajek)
    3. GreenSpace Report, Freydberg
      1. East Kessler Island-Combs Creek Trail, art piece installed
      2. Golf tournament: October 8, 2018
      3. Improved website
    4. Heritage Oak Cliff, Somers-Clark
      1. Home Tour Reveal at Bishop Arts Theater, September 10, 6:30
      2. Home Tour October 20-21, noon – 6:00 pm

The next meeting will be held at the home of Carol Rybarski (1935 Colorado) on September 11 @ 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Michelle Touchet.

June 20, 2018

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June 20, 2018

Attendees: Kathryn Warren, President; Alisha Senour, Treasurer; Ellie Hajek, Membership; Carole Somers-Clark, Heritage Oak Cliff Representative; Carol Rybarski, New Neighbor Baskets, Social char; Christine Kulstad Vice-President; June 20, 2018

1. Treasurer’s Report
a. $7819.34- cash on hand, expenses went up since the last report because of the block party. Next year, grant for $500 from HOC will help defray costs.
b. Increase in homeowners who have paid dues (up to 71)
c. Will spend $618 on sidewalks
d. Only other large expense this year is about $1000 for Halloween
e. Should end up neutral at the end of the year (no net change in amount in savings)
f. Plan to raise dues to $50 next year
2. Social-
a. Need to set date for new neighbor’s brunch (only 1 new neighbor so far)
b. Discussed designing a SurveyMonkey for what SPENA can offer, what its purpose is, how much do enighbors participate
i. Kathryn and Christine to work on this
c. Possible History of Stevens Park Estate event- Coombs Creek guy (Barnes), Jack with Siberian Husky as knowledgeable neighbors
d. Welcome Basket will go to renters in house on 1933 Mayflower
3. Heritage Oak Cliff
a. Grants awarded to SPENA for neighborhood block party next year (will reimburse 60% of costs up to $500, save receipts) and for sidewalk repair.
b. Fall Home Tour on 10/20- 10/21
4. Next meeting on 7/10, Carole Somers-Clark’s house