We had 29 people when the meeting started at 6: 35. Tamara
Grigsby introduced herself identifying that she was a candidate for the State
Assembly. Tamara presently lives on
This was Jacqueline Ward's first year trying to organize the cleanup for several neighborhoods and each first is a new learning experience. Al Siemsen reported that the Saturday clean-up had 5 people trying to pick up litter and distribute plants to those who asked for them. Neighbors acknowledged that they had forgotten and would have appreciated a message, possibly from Maggie, reminding them of the event.
Due to the mess with the dumpster on 45th and
Our neighborhood rummage sale is scheduled for July 24th from 8:00 to 3:30.
Jacqueline Ward reminded us that several people work to get news
of the neighborhood to the areas around
David Weber of Community Partners spoke as a guest informing us
that the Martin Drive Neighborhood has a very low crime rate. The Third
District will recognize the National Night Out at 49th &
Our next meeting will be at 4145 W. McKinley with our hostess, Terri Bartlett, beginning at
6:30 P. M. Mark your calendars for July 12th and plan to attend. Everyone attending improves our organization by their presence. We missed several of our faithful neighbors this past Monday but were thrilled to meet some new neighbors.
Saturday - June 19th to July 15th Neighborhood survey for Making Connections
Saturday - July 10 to Sunday July 11 - distribute door hangers for rummage sale
Monday - July 12th Monthly meeting at 4145 W. McKinley at 6:30
Saturday - July 17 - place signs in lawns for rummage sale
Saturday - July 24th Martin Drive Area Rummage Sale - Call Sharon with your address
Thursday - August 5th - National Night Out at Third District Police
Station 49th &
Terri Bartlett and Sharon Williams presented their grant proposal to the neighbors. Terri and Sharon have been attending workshops since March in conjunction with an effort called Making Connections. The purpose is to connect neighborhoods. For 10-12 years, Neighborhood Housing Service supported our work in this neighborhood. NHS was a federally funded program. Because we have done so well, we are ready to move to the next level, which is the Making Connections program. We are grateful to Terri and Sharon who were willing to give so many Saturdays to make this happen in our neighborhood. We neighbors become involved in their effort by completing a survey designed by Sharon, Terri and Greta Manguson from 45th St. Once again volunteers stepped to the front and will be visiting neighbors in our area between now and early July. Please be respectful and kind to the canvassers. We would also hope that anyone receiving these minutes would tell other neighbors about this effort.
Neighborhood Teens - Your help is needed! Call Terri Bartlett or Sharon to volunteer to interview other teens in our neighborhood. These ladies want to make the lives of teens better in the
Kari - west side of 46th 1200 - 1300,
Enrique & Elaine - west side of 45th St 1200 - 1300, Eileen S.- west side of on 45th 1300 to Vliet,
Mary K. - east side of 45th St 1200 - 1300., Maggie - east side on 45th 1300 to Vliet, Pete - 45th Street west side of 1001 - 1171, Someone needed for - east side of 1000 to 1172 45th Street.
Al - east
Susan W. - both sides
Highland Blvd. west side only - Help Needed - call Sharon
Martin Drive - Help Needed - call Sharon
East end of
Frank - both sides of MD from 43rd to 46th
I have tried to identify several opportunities for neighbors to help others who are devoting very much of their time to improving Martin Drive Neighborhood. If you like living here, try to give some of your time. If this is not the right time for you to volunteer with us, do your best to keep the outside of your home and lawn, neat and litter free. We all know that we are judged by the amount of litter in the gutters and public areas of our neighborhood. Everyone can help here.