General Membership Spring Meeting

Friends and Neighbors:

Much to report—

1.        Annual meeting – Thursday, April 14, 6:30

2.       Johnson School garden; next build phase – Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m.

3.       Palmer Park –KaBoom playground, planning and fund-raising

4.       Town Hall meeting, Senator Karen Carter-Peterson, Tuesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.

5.       Dues – It’s that time

(1)                 CRNA Annual Meeting:  Thursday, April 14, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, corner Carrollton and Zimpel.  Entrance at 8017 Zimpel (at the red awning). 

6:30pizza, potluck and informal conversation.

Program at 7:00.  Special guest:  NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas

Other representatives who will be present for one-on-one conversations:  Councilperson Guidry’s office, Sewerage & Water Board, Entergy, Greenlight New Orleans.  We’ll also be electing new board members.  Feel free to bring food to share, but it’s not necessary.  If you’re able to come a little early to help set-up, that would be much appreciated.  We’ll be there at 6:00.

           Johnson School Garden – next phase.  Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m, to get in before the heat.

Completing the construction of the above-ground beds. Bring any of the following that you can:
wheelbarrow, rakes, shovels, water, hat, gloves, sun screen.

(3)                Palmer Park playground.   You may be aware of the KaBoom organization that builds public playgrounds.  The group has plans to install a major playground improvement at Palmer Park this summer.  But the Friends of Palmer Park are responsible for raising the funds for the rubberized base and foundation for the playground.  That anticipated cost is $40,000.  FOPP is in the process of seeking major sponsorships ($500-10,000 levels).  ALL contributions appreciated and more information to follow, but if you have suggestions about potential sponsors (or want to be one), contact Anne Fuselier with FOPP at delaclaire@yahoo.com

     Senate District 5 Town Hall Meeting — St George’s Episcopal Church – 4600 St. Charles Avenue, Tuesday, April 19, 6:00 pm

Senator Karen Carter-Peterson is hosting the final in a series of neighborhood town halls to solicit comments and concerns from her constituents before the legislative sessions this spring.  Representatives from several state agencies, including Revenue, Education, Insurance and Health and Hospitals have been invited to attend and answer questions. Representatives from Council Districts and State Representatives’ offices have also been invited.

(5)    Dues.  Yes, it’s that time again.  At a recent board meeting, we decided to make April our month for an appeal for dues for the organization, rather than simply to appeal generally throughout the year.  Dues are not required for membership.  Anyone within the boundaries of the organization is automatically a member.  But, it does cost money to operate the organization, and we appreciate your support.  We’ll make it possible for you to contribute at Thursday’s meeting.  But you may also send your dues at any time to Cindy Morse, CRNA Treasurer, 8601 Zimpel St., NOLA 70118.  Recommendations:  Individual – $10, Household – $25, Supporting member – $50, Sustaining member – $100.  Checks can be made payable simply to “CRNA.”

Hope to see you Thursday evening,

Jerry Speir, President

Carrollton/Riverbend N’hood Assn.

jerryspeir@gmail.com

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