News about our newest Neighborhood Association & another that’s expanding its boundaries
President’s Message: Brent looks back over his time as UNOE’s President
UNOE holiday closing: Martin Luther King Jr Day
Nominating Committee Update for the 2019 UNOE Board of Directors officer election on Jan. 24, 2019.
2019 Membership Packet information – NEW! Fillable forms & a single form for your UNOE Membership & City/County Registration!
UNOE Volunteers spotlight
Get involved in UNOE’s teams and committees that support Neighborhood work
JANUARY GENERAL MEETING
Mark your calendar for the first General Meeting of next year:
Jan. 24, 2019 – 6:30pm
C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut
Make It SNAPpy!
FREE classes for our neighbors
who are eligible for SNAP & WIC benefits
in partnership with Purdue Extension: Nutrition Education Program 3rd Tuesdays:
January 15, February 19, & March 19, 2019
More details on Page 7 and on Facebook.
The cost for both UNOE Neighborhood Association members and guests is $18.00 per person and must be paid in advance by the deadline of Thursday, October 11, 2018.
View your Dinner Choices.
Downloads the Sparkplug Banquet Registration Packet
Sparkplug Award Nominations
Each Neighborhood Association may nominate one individual, group, business, or organization that resides in your neighborhood
to receive your neighborhood Sparkplug Award at the banquet.
Reflect on who has gone above and beyond to help their neighbors and their neighborhood. Consider “Why does this person or group deserve this award?” as you select your Sparkplug Award nominee.
Nominations must be received at the UNOE office by Thu., October 11, 2018.
Use the Sparkplug Award Nomination Form in the registration packet to submit your Neighborhood’s award winner.
The basket raffle has proven to be one of the highlights of the evening! Neighborhood Associations are asked to participate by making a themed basket for a door prize which those in attendance are eligible to win.
Use the Door Prize Donation Form in the registration packet to let the UNOE office know of your donation by Thu., October 11, 2018.
Neighborhood Photos Sought
Each Neighborhood Association may submit up to 5 photos of persons, projects, buildings, etc. that show something positive about your association’s work and/or your neighborhood’s assets or both, while trying to tie in with the banquet’s theme.
A one-line caption should accompany each photo. The photos with captions will be used in a PowerPoint presentation at the banquet.
Photos must be delivered/mailed to the UNOE office or emailed to email@example.com by Monday, October 1, 2018. <<NOTE EARLIER DEADLINE
Neighborhoods are invited to purchase an ad that will be part of the banquet program. See the details for each level of sponsorship.
Sponsorship forms are due to the UNOE office by Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Join us for our August General Meeting on Thurs., Aug. 23 – 6:30pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St. This month we’ll be in the Rec Room–just follow the signs.
Our August General Meeting will take a different approach and agenda than usual months. During the UNOE Board Retreat earlier this year, members sought to pool information that had been gleaned from Neighborhood Associations throughout the year. Repeatedly, someone said, “We need to ask the Neighborhoods.” From that, we’re launching the Neighborhood Summit format for this month.
Plan now with the members of your Neighborhood Association to be a part of this special gathering as we together…
~ Discuss the successes & challenges of Neighborhoods
~ Encourage one another in the essential work we do
~ Identify action steps for continuing to preserve, enhance & promote the Evansville and area neighborhoods
Neighborhood Presidents, watch for more information in the mail and/or email to equip you for preparing with your members for this gathering.
July 28, 2018 is Neighborhood Celebration Day at the Franklin Street Bazaar. Neighborhood associations are invited to set up a booth and have an activity or game to share during the event. This special day has been set aside to create awareness of what neighborhoods do.
At your booth or table, you can do pretty much whatever activity you’d like, just no sales. Prizes are always a hit. Western Terrace is doing temporary tattoos for the kiddos. Another booth is doing chalk and coloring pages. You can pass out newsletters and show pictures of what your association is doing, while visiting with those who come by the booths.
You should bring your own helpers, tables, chairs and activities. If you have a canopy that would be great. Otherwise neighborhoods can be together under available tents. If you’re having a hard time coming up with ideas, we’ll connect you with others who’ve been doing such events for a while.
Set up is to be completed by 8:45. The event is 9:00am – 1:00pm.
For neighborhoods that let us know by Wed., July 25th of your intent to be present, an 11x17in sign with your Neighborhood Association’s basic information from your webpage on the UNOE website will be designed/printed for you and displayed at the booths.
So far, the West Sector is represented by Diamond-Stringtown, Helfrich, Poplar Grove, Western Terrace and Westside Improvement Association. The South Sector neighborhoods currently known are Culver, Greater Lincolnshire and Tepe Park. The East Sector will have representation from Oak Hill.
Please contact the UNOE office if your neighborhood would like to participate or have any questions.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-428-4243
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.
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!
Neighborhood Photos – If you have some photos from your neighborhood to share with us, please email them to email@example.com 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.
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.
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
The Answer play coming to the Victory Theatre, featuring scenes that include a Neighborhood Meeting – Hear an early version of a song featured in the play & heard at our April General Meeting: My Neighbor