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January 2019

January 8, 2019

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Attendees: Kathryn Warren, President; Erik & Christine Kulstad, Vice President; Michelle Touchet, Secretary; Carole Somers-Clark, Heritage Oak Cliff (HOC) Rep; Carol Rybarski, Social Chair; Kenda North, Past President

  1. Treasurer Report, Senour
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  2. Membership Party, Warren
    1. Location: Rybarski’s
    1. Sign Up Table
    1. Annc New Board Members
    1. Intro/Explain Upcoming Survey-include suggestions
    1. First Friday Sign up Sheet
    1. Basket for Dues Checks (Dues increased to $50 for 2019)
    1. Distribution of Invitations
      1. Thanks to Cheryl for printing the invitations!!!!!
  3. Social Chair Report, Warren
    1. New neighbors
      1. 1025 N Oak Cliff (Creepy clown house)
      1. 2007 Mayflower (Matt and Mary)
      1. 1139 Plymouth (huge picture window)
      1. 2036 Mayflower (across from Kathryn)
    1. General Business Meeting
      1. Possible Dates: May 22 or May 15 (prefer 22nd)
      1. Possible Speakers: Elba Garcia, County Commissioner; other suggestions; Jerry Nisel, Turner House Board Member; Joe Whitney, Artist; Professional Arborist
      1. Location: SP Golf Course Club House
  4. HOC, Somers-Clark
    1. HOC Grant Application due end of May/first of June
    1. 311 Complaints regarding refuse in Coombs Creek, include specific information on location, type and size of refuse collection.

POSSIBLE PROJECTS: Reserve budget for 1 yr expenses; improve more sidewalks; paint street lamps; more community outreach-schools; family programming), artwork for “triangle” (triangle=N Oak Cliff @ Plymouth)

POSSIBLE RESOURCE: SJ and D, SJ said she is interested in helping with SPENA social media

The next meeting (4th Tuesday of the month) will be held at the home of Kenda North (1824 Mayflower) on Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Michelle Touchet.

November 13, 2018

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Attendees: Kathryn Warren, President; Erik & Christine Kulstad, Vice President; Michelle Touchet, Secretary; Alisha Senour, Treasurer; Carole Somers-Clark, Heritage Oak Cliff (HOC) Rep; Cheryl Freydberg, Greenspace Rep

  1. Treasurer Report, Senour
    1. Spent money on Halloween security
    1. About break even revenue v expenses (including the grant money)
    1. One additional member joined since last month
  2. Fundraising, Warren
    1. Ideas:
      1. Silent Auction during Membership party
      1. Bumper sticker (OCTX)
      1. Iris bulbs
      1. Tshirts, shopping bags/totes (75208)
      1. Leave fliers/constant contact
    1. New Meeting Night
      1. Switch to 4th Tuesday of the month
      1. Starting February 2019
    1. New Board Members
      1. Everyone want to keep positions?
      1. Who do we know that may want to participate? Bring them to the January 8 mtg.
  3. Social Chair Report, Warren
    1. Holiday Party, December 7– Freydberg
      1. Solicit donations for Promise House
      1. Kenda to include this in Constant Contact (still working on it, use list from website)
      1. Kenda to connect with Harriet RE logistics
    1. Membership Party, January 19 – Rybarski
      1. Sign up First Friday Hosts
      1. Dues increased to $50 for 2019
      1. Invitation to include what dues are for
        1. Divide up the streets for flier distribution
  4. HOC, Somers-Clark
    1. School closure stance? Help promo meetings

POSSIBLE PROJECTS: *Green painted lamp posts—need painting, city property*Fundraiser Possibility? (reserve budget for 1 yr expenses; improve more sidewalks; paint street lamps; continue current projects while meeting rising costs; more community outreach-schools; family programming), irrigation for “triangle”

POSSIBLE RESOURCE: SJ and D, SJ said she is interested in helping with SPENA social media

The next meeting will be held at the home of Michelle Touchet (1909 Old Orchard) on Friday, January 8 @ 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Michelle Touchet.

October 9, 2018

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Attendees: Kathryn Warren, President; Christine Kulstad, Vice President; 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. Brunch, Warren
    1. 0 positive RSVPs
    1. Skip it this year and re-invite this year’s neighbors again next year.
    1. Troy Charcon—email bounced back, Ellie to follow up with him
  2. Social Chair Report, Rybarski
    1. First Friday, November – Kulstad
    1. Holiday Party, December 7– Freydberg
      1. Solicit donations for Promise House
      1. Kenda to include this in Constant Contact
      1. Kenda to connect with Harriet RE logistics
    1. Membership Party, January 19 – Rybarski
      1. Sign up First Friday Hosts
    1. Cinco de Mayo ideas
      1. Band
      1. Dance contest (with kids), musical chairs
      1. Pinata
      1. Adult Pinata, charge
    1. Halloween
      1. Emphasize money SPENA puts into this evening
      1. PERSONALLY Invite neighbors to participate
  3. Survey, Warren/Kulstad: To send it out in January
  4. New Directory, may wait until 2020 or simply distribute supplemental pages
  5. GreenSpace Golf Tournament, Freydberg
    1. Rained out at the 6th hole
    1. A good time was had by all
    1. Continuing to pursue funding for artwork in the medians
  6. New Neighbor Welcome Baskets, Hajek
    1. Corner of N Oak Cliff and Mayflower
    1. Ellie will follow up on home Ged mentioned
    1. What will be done with the double lot across from Toddler park
  7. HOC, Somers-Clark
    1. Home Tour, October 20-21
      1. 2 homes in Wynnwood North
      1. Tickets available at Tom Thumb, $20 advance, $25 day of event
    1. New folks in the HOC board for next year
    1. Candidates Forum, October 16, 6:00 pm @ Bishop Dunne Auditorium
      1. 13 candidates for District 4 (Caraway’s position)
      1. Election Day: November 6
      1. Forums for future elections forthcoming

POSSIBLE PROJECTS: *Green painted lamp posts—need painting, city property*Fundraiser Possibility? (reserve budget for 1 yr expenses; improve more sidewalks; paint street lamps; continue current projects while meeting rising costs; more community outreach-schools; family programming)

POSSIBLE RESOURCE: SJ and D, SJ said she is interested in helping with SPENA social media

The next meeting will be held at the home of ? (?) on November 13 @ 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Michelle Touchet.

September 9, 2018

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Attendees: Kathryn Warren, President; Christine Kulstad, Vice President; 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

Guest: Chad West, City Planning Commissioner

  1. Chad West
    1. Red brick apartment complex, Virginia Manor, has been sold
      1. Interested in apartment development and/or townhomes
      1. Find out residential proximity slope?
      1. Primary ingress street? Ft. Worth Ave?
      1. Plymouth thoroughfare plans (Griggs got bond money for streets)
      1. Townhomes in front of Khan Elementary
      1. Methodist Health and Wellness Center (AKA Fulsome Fitness Ctr)
        1. Tripling the size
        1. Olympic size pool
        1. Open to outside membership
        1. Pecan grove
  2. Treasurer’s Report, Warren (for Senour)
    1. 2 new members
    1. $60 donation
  3. Social Chair Report, Rybarski
    1. First Friday-October 5 @ Susan and Dennis Vrana
    1. New Member Brunch
      1. October 14, 2018 @ Cheryl Fredberg
      1. 24 attendees (at the most)
      1. To invite past SPENA board presidents
    1. Halloween
      1. Lindsey & Forest Patterson are taking on this project
        1. Kenda to send draft of Halloween email [Service/participation]
  4. Membership Report, Warren
    1. Many homes for sale that aren’t selling
  5. Heritage Oak Cliff, Somers-Clark & Hajek
    1. Home Tour October 20-21, noon – 6:00 pm (9 homes)
    1. Call for nominations for
      1. Ruth Chenoweth Award (suggestions: Friends of Oak Cliff Parks; Oak Cliff Society for Fine Arts/Turner House; Chicago Title house across from Sunset HS; GreenSpace)
      1. Neighborhood Champion Award (suggestion: Rachel Stone)
  6. GreenSpace Report, Freydberg
    1. Golf tournament: October 8, 2018
    1. Improved website-easy to donate
    1. SPENA website now has a link to the golf tournament
  7. SPENA Survey created to be sent out via Constant Contact (results will be on the next meeting’s agenda)
  8. Nominating committee needs? If you are NOT interested in running for your current position, please notify Kathryn to determine a need for nominations.

The next meeting will be held at the home of the Kulstads (2000 Mayflower) on October 9 @ 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Michelle Touchet.