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24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet

24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet
Thurs., Oct. 24, 2019

5:30 pm – Registration begins
6:15 pm – Dinner; 7:00 pm – Program
Tropicana Executive Conference Center, Walnut Rooms
421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708

Our Presenting Sponsor

“It’s a Beautiful Day in Every Neighborhood”
featuring our
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Charlie Stocker
The Garden Guy
MUSIC
before/during dinner by
Gina Moore
with Bob Green, Pianist

***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

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 10, 2019.
View your Dinner Choices.

FORMS
  • Neighborhood Associations registering as a group should download the Sparkplug Banquet Registration Packet for all the forms needed.
  • Individuals/Groups/Organizations not registering with a Neighborhood Association can use the Basic Registration Form.

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 10, 2019.
Use the Sparkplug Award Nomination Form in the registration packet to submit your Neighborhood’s award winner.
Take a peek back at 2017 winners and 2018 winners.

Door Prizes: Baskets & Wreaths

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 or wreath 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 10, 2019.

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 office@unoevansville.org by Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Sponsorship Ads

The program booklet still has room for a few sponsorship ads.
For details on the sponsorship levels, download the Sponsorship Letter.
Sponsorship forms and art for ads are due to the UNOE office by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. NOTE EARLIER DATE THAN OTHER DEADLINES
(Dimensions for ads are noted on the form. If you’ve sponsored in the past, please note the changes for this year.)

LEARN MORE

Candidates’ Forum – UNOE September General Meeting 2019

Join us for the 2019 Candidates’ Forum during our September General Meeting on Thurs., Sep. 266:00pm at the C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Rec Room.

Candidates in contested races have been invited to speak.

Contested Race Candidates Invited
  • Mayor of Evansville
  • City Council – 1st Ward
  • City Council – 2nd Ward
  • City Council – 3rd Ward
  • City Council – 4th Ward
  • City Council – 5th Ward
  • City Council – 6th Ward
  • City Council 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 for Indiana residents
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


UNOE Hosting Traveling City Hall August 2019

United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE) will host the August Traveling City Hall meeting on Wednesday, August 28, from 5:30-7:00pm at the EVPL Annex at 320 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The meeting also features a Summer Grill presented by e is for everyone. Volunteers with e is for everyone will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for Traveling City Hall participants. A limited quantity of food will be available along with e is for everyone giveaways, while supplies last.

Join in on this opportunity to learn about the “e” community initiative and some exciting activities planned this summer to promote the e is for everyone brand.

UNOE will share information about our organization’s services and upcoming UNOE and member Neighborhood events.

City department heads will be available to talk one-on-one with city residents about any issue involving local government.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Parking is available on the street and in the EVPL lot at Cherry & ML King Blvd (near the stoplight). Look for the UNOE tent and signs on the lawn along Cherry St.

UNOE General Meeting – August 2019

Join us for our August General Meeting on Thurs., August 22, 2019, at 6:30pm at the CK Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

PROGRAM:
Life on the Beat—A Reality-based Simulation Where YOU Play the Role of a Police Officer
Gain an officer’s perspective on why police officers do the things they do

GUEST SPEAKERS from Evansville Police Department:
~ Sergeant Jason Cullum
~ Officer Philip Smith
~ Safety Officer Don Swain
~ Sergeant Steve Kleeman

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August UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our August 2019 Newsletter here

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • UNOE to Host the August Traveling City Hall with e is for everyone summer grill
  • 2019 Neighborhood Yard Sign Project participant photos – Thanks to Colormax Digital for their generous discount!
  • Neighborhood Lighting Survey being organized
  • Being a Good Neighbor: Responsibility Reminders
    • Illegal Dumping on Boulevards
    • Care & Upkeep of Gifts
  • Waterline Insurance Awareness – linked to EWSU & CAPE announcement
  • Fall Heavy Trash Pick-UpInformation & Changes to the Program – Link to map for fall dates

AUGUST GENERAL MEETING: August 22

Join us for the August General Meeting

COMMUNITY EVENTS

UNOE-HOSTED EVENTS

SPARKPLUG RECOGNITION BANQUET

It’s Time to Prepare for the
24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet

  • Send in your PHOTOS.
  • Begin to consider your SPARKPLUG nominee.
  • Recruit event PARTICIPANTS from among your members, neighbors & others in the community.
  • Decide your DOOR PRIZE (Basket or Wreath) to share.
  • Consider being a SPONSOR or encourage businesses you know to sponsor

More info can be found on the Sparkplug Banquet page.

SAVE THE DATE

UNOE Candidates’ Forum – Thurs., September 26, 2019
with candidates from local contested races

Find more when you …

UNOE General Meeting – July 2019

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

PROGRAM:
Fire Safety & Prevention—Including How to Safely Use a Fire Extinguisher

GUEST SPEAKER:
Mike Doran
, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Mike Larson, Division Chief
with the Evansville Fire Department

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Neighborhood Celebration Day 2019

June 15, 2019 is Neighborhood Celebration Day at the Franklin Street Bazaar – 9:00am to 1:00pm

More than 15 Neighborhood Associations from around the city and county will be participating with an activity or game as well as representatives to chat about their neighborhoods.

This special day has been set aside to create awareness of what neighborhoods do for our community and is a joint event with the Franklin Street Bazaar and United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE).

Find us on the lawn of the EVPL’s West Branch Library, 2000 W Franklin Street, Evansville 47712

Visit our Facebook event & let us know we’ll see you there!

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”

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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