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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

Neighborhood Celebration Day 2018

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.
office@unoevansville.org or 812-428-4243

View the Franklin Street Bazaar Facebook event for Neighborhood Celebration Day
Franklin Street Events Association

 

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.

Follow our Open House Facebook event

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

July 2018 Newsletter

Download our July 2018 Newsletter

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

Download our June 2018 Newsletter

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