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UNOE Open House

We’ve moved! Come see our new home!

We invite you to join us for our Open House at the new office of United Neighborhoods of Evansville in the EVPL Annex on Thurs., July 26, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at 320 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Drop in for a tour, refreshments and a visit!
Parking is available in the Annex lot at the intersection of Cherry St and ML King Jr Blvd, near Buckner Towers.
Enter through the door closest to the intersection/stoplight.

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**Please Note: NO GENERAL MEETING IN JULY at the CK Newsome Center**

July 2018 Newsletter

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FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • The UNOE office has moved! We’d love for you to come see our new office! Join us for our Open House on Thurs., July 26, 2018, between 5:00 – 7:00pm at 320 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, in the EVPL Annex at the corner of Cherry St & ML King Jr Blvd.
    Please note the parking & entry instructions on the first page of the newsletter. (This will take the place of the July General Meeting.) — We’re grateful to Two Men & a Truck – Evansville for the fantastic help with moving day!
  • Neighborhood Celebration Day at the Franklin Street Bazaar – Showcase your neighborhood alongside UNOE at this event. Contact our office if you plan to attend. We’ll see that space is reserved for your tent near ours or your members are welcome to join us under our tent. Let’s share with bazaar visitors what great things Neighborhood Associations are doing in and for this community!
  • National Night Out is coming soon!
  • Early bird registration for the 2018 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference on Oct. 4-6, 2018, in Dayton, OH, begins the first week of July.
  • Neighborhood Photos – If you have some photos from your neighborhood to share with us, please email them to office@unoevansville.org or contact the office to arrange other means.
    We’re looking for scenic photos to use online (such as the featured image with this post) as well as pictures of changes/improvements in your neighborhood and of your members in action.
    Up to 5 of your photos can be part of the dinnertime slideshow at this fall’s Sparkplug Banquet too!

JULY GENERAL MEETING – Replaced by Open House

There will be no regular UNOE General Membership Meeting at the CK Newsome Center this month.
Instead, we invite you to our Open House at our new office.
See details above and on the front page of the newsletter.

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

Find more too when you …

UNOE General Meeting – June 2018

Join us for our June General Meeting on Thurs., June 28 – 6:30pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St.

Our guest speaker will be Lorie Van Hook, the Executive Director of the Evansville Trails Coalition, bringing the program Blazing New Trails, as she shares an update from the ETC.

Learn more about their work to connect people and places, promote active lifestyles and advocate for the development of multi-use trails
Visit their website at www.walkbikeevv.org
The public is always welcome.

Join us for the June General Meeting!

 

June 2018 Newsletter

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FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • The UNOE office is moving to 320 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite B, in the EVPL Annex at the corner of Cherry St & ML King Jr Blvd. More details in this month’s newsletter and next month’s!
  • Summer Safety Tips from Evansville Fire Department
  • President’s Message: Research & information behind UNOE’s Board of Directors’ unanimous support for the pending Noise Ordinance – 2017 Noise Complaint Data Summary
  • The Importance of Participation – contributed by Sara Corrigan, University South Neighborhood Association
  • Invitation from Lorraine Park & South Dexter Neighborhoods to their combined June meeting
  • Invitation from the UNOE Marketing/PR Team: new members welcome!

JUNE GENERAL MEETING

Guest Speaker:  Lorie Van Hook, Executive Director, Evansville Trails Coalition
Program: Blazing New Trails: An Update from the Evansville Trails Coalition
Learn more about their work to connect people and places, promote active lifestyles, and advocate for the development of multi-use trails

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

SAVE THE DATE
Open House: New UNOE Office
Thu., July 26, 2018

EVPL Annex
Large Meeting Room
320 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
MORE DETAILS TO COME!

UNOE General Meeting – May 2018


Join us for our May General Meeting on Thurs., May 24 – 6:30pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Ashley Jordan, the new Executive Director of the Evansville African American Museum​, bringing the program Resurrecting a Front-Porch Community.

Join in a discussion on BUILDING A COMMUNITY that
moves from the BACK PORCH, where we’ve become
guarded, hidden and protected
from others,
to the FRONT PORCH, where we can
welcome, know and grow
with our neighbors.

Join us for the May General Meeting!

2018 RNNC: Call for Workshop Presenters

The 2018 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) coming in less than six months in Dayton, OH, from October 4-6, 2018.

Workshop presenters are needed. Information is below about the workshops and access to the application is provided.

Unique and United: Crossing Barriers, Building Communities

WORKSHOPS

If you would like to present a workshop that can help attendees improve their neighborhoods and communities, please complete the form at the link below.

Although the tracks (Education, Leadership, Health, and Wealth) are confirmed, organizers are happy to consider workshop concepts that fall outside these categories if they fit the theme of Unique and United: Crossing Barriers, Building Communities.

The 2018 Conference Tracts are:
• Education
• Leadership
• Health
• Wealth

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING A WORKSHOP?

The deadline to submit RNNC 2018 Workshop Applications is Friday, May 11, 2018.
Applications can be mailed to:
City of Dayton,
Planning and Community Development Department
Attn: RNNC Workshop Application
101 W. 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402
OR
emailed to mark.riley@daytonohio.gov & wmarvin1@udayton.edu

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Riley at mark.riley@daytonohio.gov or (937) 333-4809.

DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP APPLICATION

REGISTER FOR THE 2018 RNNC

The Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) is an inspiring three-day event hosted each year by one of 20+ Midwestern cities and 5 States: Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.

It’s a place where volunteers, corporations, governments, and community leaders gather to learn from each other and gain valuable ideas to help transform their own community.

It features a wide variety of workshops about state of the art approaches to neighborhood improvement, presentations by experts and leaders in urban and neighborhood development, and lots of fun, food, and entertainment!

The RNNC is a place where community leaders and volunteers gather to exchange information with one another in order to gain valuable ideas to take back and help improve or transform their own communities.

Attendees may be representatives of these or other groups from their communities:

  • Nonprofit organizations with a mission to build resilient families and vibrant communities
  • Local units of government (municipal and county) responsible for community development, economic development and planning
  • Financial and investment institutions committed to community reinvestment
  • Allies in philanthropy
  • Real estate developers and agents
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Public housing authorities
  • Neighborhood and Community leaders and volunteers
  • Mayors, Councilpersons, and Department Heads

Register for the 2018 RNNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNOE General Meeting – April 2018

Join us for our April General Meeting on Thurs., Apr. 26 – 6:30pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St.

Our guest speaker will be Dorothy Pergola, Development Coordinator with Gilda’s Club Evansville, sharing the program When Cancer Comes Knocking: How to Help or Seek Help.

All too often, our neighbors are affected by cancer.
Care and support is available from many sources.
Learn of one of those local resources.

Gain an overview of Gilda’s Club— what they do, how they help and how to access services and support

Join us at the General Meeting in April!

Remembering a Past-President

MEMORIAL SERVICE

A Memorial Mass for Charleen will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN).
A visitation with the family will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
Any memorials in Charleen’s memory may be made to the Kenosha Forgotten Friends.

REFLECTIONS ON HER LEADERSHIP & FRIENDSHIP

Charleen Williamson is fondly remembered by the staff and members of United Neighborhoods of Evansville who knew her.
She was the President-Elect of United Neighborhoods of Evansville for 2010-2011 and President of UNOE for 2012-2013. Charleen worked tirelessly for UNOE. During her presidency, UNOE was asked to be a part of the Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program, a partnership which continues today.

In her own neighborhood, Wheeler DRIVE Neighborhood Association (now Riverside NA), Charleen was Co-President in 2011 and President in 2013-2014. She worked with DMD and other neighborhood associations in reorganizing the downtown neighborhoods to best benefit the area and the neighbors within their boundaries. At that time, Wheeler DRIVE Neighborhood Association became Riverside Neighborhood Association.

Charleen loved taking care of two houses in the downtown area that she owned while in Evansville. She was always serving with various community organizations, such as St. Vincent DePaul, Operation City Beautiful, Convention & Visitors’ Bureau and many more, to make Evansville a better and safer place.

She enjoyed reading and loved the animals that she had over the years. Charleen’s greatest joy was taking care of her family.

Read Charleen’s full obituary.

Spring Heavy Trash Pick-Up

Spring Heavy Trash Pick-Up Begins Monday, March 26

The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility announces that Heavy Trash Pick-up will begin Monday, March 26, and is scheduled to run through Friday, June 1, 2018. This semi-annual curbside service is available to City residents who pay for trash service with their water bill, including newly-annexed areas. Apartment complexes, mobile home communities and business/commercial customers are not eligible.

The collection schedule and area maps are available on the City’s GIS website – www.evansvillegis.com – by clicking “Heavy Trash Pickup Dates” on the right. (To better see the streets, visit the map at www.evansvillegis.com/trash.)

To help keep crews on schedule and prevent heavy trash from sitting out on the curb longer than necessary, the number of days allocated for collection in each specific area has been determined based on the volume of heavy trash set out in the past and the number of days required to collect it.

Heavy trash must be placed in manageable, organized piles where normal weekly trash is collected before 6:00 a.m. on the first day collection is scheduled in an area.

Items that will be collected include:

Carpet – Must be rolled in sections no longer than 4 ft. and no wider than 2 ft. in diameter
Furniture – Sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, etc.
Appliances – Stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, etc.; Limit two of each type of appliance per household
Electronics
– Stereos, radios etc.
– NO computers or accessories
– NO televisions
Building materials/construction debris
– Must be in trash cans, boxes, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults
– Containers must be strong enough that they do not break apart while being lifted even if they are wet
– Privacy fence sections must be cut in half or smaller manageable size
– NO concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Items that will NOT be collected include:

    • Any trash that Republic Service would pick up as part of its regular residential waste collection contract
    • Automobile parts
    • Batteries
    • Tires
    • Televisions
    • Hazardous materials
    • Computers or accessories
    • Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Heavy Trash that does not meet these requirements will not be picked up. If a customer has put their heavy trash out according to the requirements above yet feels they were missed, they can call Republic Service at (812) 424-3345 within two days to report a possible missed pick-up.

Note that many items not collected through the City’s heavy trash pick-up can be properly disposed of through programs offered by the Solid Waste District, including Tire Amnesty Days, Electronics Recycling Days and Household Hazardous Waste Day (Tox-Away Day). Additional information about these programs and upcoming program dates is available in the Solid Waste District’s section of the City Website or by calling 812-436-7800.

UNOE General Meeting – March 2018


Join us for our March General Meeting on
Thurs., Mar. 22 – 6:30pm
at the C.K. Newsome Center.

Our guest speaker will be Joe Binkley, Assistant Director of Admissions, with Ivy Tech Community College Southwest in Evansville, with the program: Our Community, Your College: How Ivy Tech & Neighborhoods Can Partner

More than classes, courses and degrees, did you know that Ivy Tech faculty and students volunteer in the community through outreach/service learning events?
Come with your ideas of how some extra volunteers might help your Neighborhood Association better accomplish its goals!

Also, learn about the benefits of Ivy Tech through the Senior Scholars program, Workforce Ready grant-funded Next Level Jobs program and additional affordable educational opportunities.

Join us at the General Meeting in March!