May 27, 2011

Agenda For June 1st Meeting - Come Join us!

June 1, 2011 |  6:30 at Mt. Scott Community Center at 5530 SE 72nd Ave

General Meeting ………………
  • Welcome and Introductions                          
  • Officer's Report………………………………................10 min
  • Elections  …………………………………….................20 min
  • Woodstock Farmers Market ………………….............. 5 min
  • Depave Event, June 18th …………................................3 min
    - Our Happy Block - Volunteer 9am - 8040 SE Woodstock Blvd. - Contact Terah Beth at for more information
  • Organize a Block Party! National Night Out Week is July 30th through August 7th
    “These warm summer evenings are almost here and you’re thinking it would be nice to get together with your neighbors and hold a block party, but you don’t know where to begin. Have no fear-it’s easy to throw a block party!” - Office of Neighborhood Involvement Website.
    - Street closure and noise permits are waived - Get started soon, as you need signed petitions for street closures.  more info: www.southeastuplift.org/our_services/block_parties
  • Foster Green Eco District Presentation…………................. 20 min
    - Jalene, Ecodistrict Coordinator - Email Jalene for more informaiton
     
  • Comments, Event Announcements, Suggestions…etc
Board Meeting .................
  • New Seasons Letter from Board: 1. Read letter aloud 2. Vote to approve said letter 3. Sign Letter
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Vote to remove Phyllis from the bank account and add Matt and any other co-signers
  • Vote to have SE Uplift as Fiscal Sponsor
  • Vote: Our Happy Block’s project to be under MSANA Umbrella (SE Uplift fiscal sponsorship)
  • 7-Eleven updates
  • Discuss changing the time and locations of board meetings


    Volunteer
    .................
    Do you have a skill or a fabulous idea that could benefit our neighborhood? Let us know!
  • Grant Writers (experienced or non-experienced). Let’s get money for neighborhood projects!
  • Graphic Designer / Artists - help with print and web materials.
  • Writers for Newsletter and Blog
    - write a review for a neighborhood restaurant, business, park, bike lane…etc
    - garden tips, landscape tips, neighborhood  stories …etc

May 14, 2011

Foster Green Eco-District 
Listening Session May 17th

Please come voice your needs, priorities
and vision as we build community and enhance our neighborhood.

Join us at the upcoming community listening session to have an informal discussion about the needs of the community that resides around SE Foster Road, our assets and issues, and potential solutions to priority issues at the local level.  You can find out more information at www.fostergreen.blog.com or contact the engagement coordinator, Jalene Littlejohn, directly at (971) 506-2972 or jalene31@gmail.com

If you can't attend the upcoming listening session in May there are other opportunities to get involved and stay up to date on the happenings:
  • Sign up for the EcoDistrict email updates by sending an email to fosterecodistrict@gmail.com 
  • Host an informal event at your home or business with your family, friends and colleagues to learn more about the EcoDistrict and give your input
What does YOUR EcoDistrict look like?
Upcoming Community Listening Session Details
Date: May 17, 2011
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Mt. Scott Community Center, Poolside Room
Dinner and childcare provided.  RSVP preferred, but not required.

May 9, 2011

Welcoming New Board Members

May Elections went extremely well and the MSANA is please to welcome the following board members for the 2011/2012 year.

Chair: Lisa Anne Ross
Secretary: Dan Portis-Cathers
Treasurer: Matt Iverson
Arleta Triangle Rep: Meghan Humphreys
SE Uplift Rep: Scott Vala

There will be additional elections held in June for the roles of Vice-Chair, Land-Use, and At-Large board positions so be sure to attend!

You can email your new board members by clicking on their names in the right hand column. Also, be sure to check out the MSANA board minutes page for the last few months of meeting minutes and the 2011 updated By-Laws.

May 6, 2011

FREE Food Sharing Workshop!

 Saturday May 21st from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Back by popular demand, this spring’s Food Sharing Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Avenue, 97206).  You are invited to a day of hands-on learning about all things related to food. Choose from one of five interactive projects to engage in for the morning. We’ll come back together as a group to share experiences and have a delicious lunch. You can view a video of the 2009 Food Sharing Workshop to get a flavor for this event.

Topics for this year’s workshop include:

Seed Cycle – growing starts from seed to seed saving
Kombucha & Herbal Teas – skills for growing & home-brewing tea
Householding Talk – calculate & plan your food stores
Fruit Production – growing, pruning & harvesting fruits
Container Gardening – maximizing food production in small spaces
This workshop is FREE and open to anyone interested; space is limited. RSVP required by Monday, May 16th to outreach@ourunitedvillages.org or 503.546.7499. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Child care (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation provided upon request. Sponsored by Community Outreach of Our United Villages.