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UNOE General Meeting – April 2019

Photo from Glenwood Neighborhood Association’s
2019 ARTS-N-THE PARK event

Join us for our April General Meeting on Thurs., Apr. 25, 2019, at 6:30pm at the CK Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville.

PROGRAM:
GROWING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT: Engaging Neighbors
Building a great neighborhood that creates dynamic gatherings, vital relationships and essential impact within the greater community

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Panelists from Several Neighborhoods

“At their best, neighborhoods function as villages, in which residents’ lives overlap in positive ways. We look out for one another and share a public life in common. Everyone who wants to change the world, or simply make improvements in their own lives, is well advised to sit down with the neighbors and work together to make their dreams come true. You’ll be surprised what can be accomplished if you are willing to think big about your little place in the world.”
— Jay Walljasper in “The Great Neighborhood Book”

#UNOEvansville

UNOE General Meeting – March 2019

Join us for our March General Meeting on Thurs., Mar. 28, 2019, at 6:30pm at the CK Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

PROGRAM:
Disaster Preparedness: Basic Household Readiness
Practical tips for you, your household and your neighborhood

Are YOU ready? … for a flood, a tornado, an earthquake, a lengthy power outage or other type of natural or man-made disaster?
Learn how to prepare and how our area emergency responses teams do their part.

GUEST SPEAKER:
Cliff A. Weaver
Evansville / Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:
We’ll also hear an update on the Handy Helpers Home Repair program from Tracy Gander of Catholic Charities.

Tips from the National Weather Service
Tips from NOAA

UNOE General Meeting – February 2019

Join us for our February General Meeting on Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019, at 6:30pm at the CK Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

PROGRAM:
Growing Your Neighborhood Impact Series: Social Media Advantages

How digital engagement can enhance your community and create a network of connected neighbors

Whether you’re already using social media among your Neighborhood members or you haven’t even ventured into the first steps, you’ll pick up something to put to practical use and even have opportunities to share from your own experiences.

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Mallorie Cloum & Missy Bentley
Digital Engagement Specialists

UNOE General Meeting – January 2019

Join us for our January General Meeting tonight, Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019, at 6:30pm at the CK Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

PROGRAM:
Souvenirs: Takeaways by UNOE Ambassadors Who Attended Fall Conferences
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Attendees of the 2018 Global Leadership Summit (GLS)
Stephanie Gibson, Bellemeade Bayard Park
Jenny Triggs, Helfrich
Dave Ballew, Culver
Attendees of the 2018 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC)
Daphne Robinson, Bellemeade Bayard Park
William “Bud” Goodsen, STAR
Derek Russ, Lorraine Park
Judy Kurth, Culver
Katie Coomes, Indian Woods/Windsong

ELECTIONS:
This meeting includes the Annual Election of Officers for United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE). Nominations are open until the time of voting during the General Meeting.

REMINDER: Only Neighborhood Association UNOE Representatives can vote in the elections!
Each member Neighborhood may have up to two representatives. Please make sure your voting UNOE Representatives or proxies must have been updated with the UNOE office by 12:00noon today, Jan. 24th. No proxies will be added at the meeting.

January 2019 Newsletter

Download our January 2019 Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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

UNOE-HOSTED EVENTS

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.

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

Find more too when you …

2018 Sparkplugs

This fall, during the annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet,
Neighborhood Associations honored those who  have gone above and beyond
to support and assist their neighbors and their neighborhood in 2018.

Join us for a year-end look back at
our winners who have positively ignited others!

To all of you, thank you for all that you do to
preserve, enhance, and promote
the Evansville and Vanderburgh County Neighborhoods!

23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet is coming soon

You’re invited to the
23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet
“Energize Your Neighborhood”

Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018
5:30 pm – Registration begins
6:15 pm – Dinner

Tropicana Executive Conference Center
Walnut Rooms
421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708

Keynote Speaker: Emily Parker
Customer Service Representative, Vectren Corporation

Presenting SponsorVectren Foundation.
We’re grateful for their support!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Registration Information

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.

Take a peek back at the 2017 winners at www.unoevansville.org/2017sparkplugs

Use the Sparkplug Award Nomination Form in the registration packet to submit your Neighborhood’s award winner.

Door Prizes/Baskets

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.

Lindsey Schenk & Jenny Thomas checking out Baskets – 2017 Sparkplug Banquet

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.

2017 Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival

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 office@unoevansville.org
by Monday, October 1, 2018. <<NOTE EARLIER DEADLINE

2018 West Side Car Show – Linda Jones & Donna Montgomery of CHAIN

Sponsorship Ads

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.

Learn More

Candidates Forum – UNOE September General Meeting


Join us for the 2018 Candidates Forum during our September General Meeting on Thurs., Sep. 276:00pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St., Rec Room.

**PLEASE NOTE THE STARTING TIME CHANGE**

Candidates in contested races have been invited to speak. More than a dozen candidates have agreed to participate so far.

Contested Race Candidates Participating
  • US Representative – 8th District
  • US Senator from Indiana
  • State Senator – District 49
  • State Representative – District 76
  • Prosecuting Attorney – 1st Judicial Circuit
  • County Commissioner – 2nd District
  • County Council – District 4
  • Knight Township Trustee
  • EVSC School Board – District 1
  • EVSC School Board – District 2
  • EVSC School Board – At-Large

Each candidate will be given 2 minutes to speak, introducing themselves and their issues. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and hear their replies.

For offices with uncontested races, the candidates will not be given time to speak, but are encouraged to attend.

We look forward to meeting the candidates, hearing about their campaigns, key issues and how their concerns relate to neighborhoods and the people who reside within them.
The public is always welcome.

TOOLS FOR VOTERS

Online Voter Registration – Indiana residents have until midnight on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to register in order to participate in the November General Election.
Indiana Voter Profile – Register to vote. Checking voting status. Find voting locations.
Absentee Voting – Information and deadlines
Download the IN.gov app – The IN.gov app acts as a warehouse for all of the apps offered by the State of Indiana.
Vanderburgh County Voter Registration – 812-435-5222 – 1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Civic Center Room 214, Evansville
Precinct Maps – Vanderburgh County

Neighborhood Summit – UNOE General Meeting-August 2018


Join us for our August General Meeting on Thurs., Aug. 236:30pm 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.

Everyone interested, check out the first page of the August edition of the UNOE newsletter “Neighbor to Neighbor” for ways to prepare yourself too.

Together we can learn from one another, encourage each other and discover ideas and solutions for continuing the great impact that neighborhoods have on our community!

See you at the Summit in a few weeks!

The public is always welcome.

PREPARING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT
Download the Neighborhood Pulse form and the Questionnaire-UNOE’s Support of Neighborhood Associations.
Complete both through discussions with your members and bring/send them along with those from your Neighborhood who’ll attend the Summit