Committees that need volunteers!!


The success of our neighborhood comes from folks who volunteer a little of their time to planning and supporting our activities. Several of the association committees need volunteers to orchestrate the various events Meredith Neighborhood Association are known for and sponsor each year. Each committee needs a chair and two or three individuals to help the Board plan and conduct the events. The success of our events is dependent on support from neighbors.

4th of July Kid's Parade 2015, Zach Newbrough has volunteered. He will need volunteers with the following:
  • help set up Westchester parks, games, events, etc. Start 8:30-9:00
  • operate the games
  • clean-up
  • set-up barricades along route (city drops off but we put in place just before the parade)
  • attend the June 16 Board meeting to help plan, decide on games, etc. (not required but good to do)
National Night Out August 2015, need chair and volunteers to help with:
  • Help plan at board meeting third Monday in June and July
  • Set-up, start at 3:00 p.m. (will be in Westchester Church hall)
  • organize and conduct games
  • help pick a band
  • clean-up
General Meeting November 11, 2014 at Hoover High School (will also need committees for the February and May meetings), need chair and volunteers to help with:
  • Plan social part
  • set-up
  • clean-up
Bel-aire and Palm Islands, chaired by Stephanie Young and Essie Mally, need volunteers to help with:
  • Water plants periodically (using 5 gal. buckets and hopefully neighbors)
  • weed during summer
  • Prepare islands for Winter (remove annuals)
  • Collect neighborhood requests for annuals from the city (done in October for May pick-up)
  • Spring preparation, planting
SCRUB 2015, need a Meredith coordinator (chair may be someone from Meredith or other neighborhoods)

Web and Email editor, does not require Web skills, need a chair and one or two others
  • Work with Board to email announcements such as this one
  • Update Web
  • Update Facebook
Newsletter Editor, need editor and ad collectors
  • Determine articles needed for each of four publications (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Solicit articles
  • Edit articles
  • Work with Graphics person to layout the newsletter
  • Coordinate printing and distribution
  • Ad collectors go to businesses to get ads for the newsletter, four times a year.

If you are interested in one or more of the committees, please contact William (Bill) Schoenenberger, 276 8730 or wschoenenberger@gmail.com or president@meredithneighbors.org
 November 11, 2014 General Meeting
 
Hoover High School Media Center
Social and speakers starting at 6:30, General Meeting 7:00
 
Appetizers provided by Le Jardin on Beaver Ave. Other goodies.
 
6:40 Gretchen Critelli  Community Schools Site Coordinator
Hoover High School will visit about volunteer opportunities
6:50 Scott Franum, Belll Brothers
7:00 City Manager Scott Sanders - Neighborhoods role in the city
7:15 Lt. Davey - Setting up a Neighborhood Watch (Westchester Park area)
 
Start of the meeting:
Call to Order
Approve the agenda
Approve minutes from February
Treasurer's Report
Recognize Guests
Beautification - Bel Aire, Palm, and Park flowers
Community Development
   Cell Tower 4800 Douglas
   Dog Ordinance study committee
   Development between 50th and 48th st
Calendar for 2015
Coordinator for new neighbor welcome
Bell Ringers for Salvation Army
New Business
Adjourn 
 Non Emergency Reporting DMPD Dispatch 283-4811
 
Patrol services related issues, general police department contact.
SPO
 Chuck Guhl 554-9271 cwguhl@dmgov.org
Lt. Larry Davey 237-1531or C# 208-7790  
lddavey@dmgov.org
Traffic issues, speeding, parking
Officer Chris Mock 419-6627
cdmock@dmgov.org
Officer Tim Fricke 205-3165  
trfricke@dmgov.org
Narcotics activity, drug dealing, neighborhood contact.
Sgt. Dave Mulford  
dmmulford@dmgov.org
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