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
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.
Mark your calendar for the first General Meeting of next year: Jan. 24, 2019 – 6:30pm – C.K. Newsome Community Center
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:
December 18, 2018
January 15, February 19, & March 19, 2019
More details on Page 8.
OCTOBER: NO GENERAL MEETING – Join us at the 23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet
Find information on the front page of the newsletter for information about the event.
On page 3, you’ll find a quick form to use for ordering tickets.
For more information about the banquet, visit the event page.
COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS
Clean Evansville event info – 1st Saturday; To register a group or member, visit www.cleanevansville.org
Mayor’sTraveling City Hall Program – 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm at the CK Newsome Community Center with presentation on the Deaconess Aquatic Center
Make It SNAPpy! – class & community meals – Learn more about cooking healthy meals on a budget at eatgathergo.org.
Youth Worker Cafe – State of the Child: Key Challenges and Solutions for Our Kids – a community discussion & resource fair hosted by Indiana Youth Institute & other local partners. Find more info & register here.
Neighborhood Baby Shower hosted by the Vanderburgh County Health Department – Find the opportunity to donate toward the gift bags and info for sharing with expecting mothers you know who could use some help preparing for their newborn’s arrival. Find details & free registration here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Find information on the front page of the newsletter for information about this month’s opportunity to meet your candidates, hear from them and ask your questions. Visit our Candidates’ Forum post for links to several Tools for Voters as well.
COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS
Clean Evansville event info (Our publishing date coincided with September’s clean up day. Under the feature image, we’ve inserted the next month’s info to allow planning ahead.)
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.
and get ready for the first Neighborhood Summit (see below)
AUGUST GENERAL MEETING – Neighborhood Summit
Find information on the front page of the newsletter to prepare your Neighborhood Association representatives and members who’ll be attending this month’s meeting.
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!