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January 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our January 2020 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • Working Together for a Complete Count  – The 2020 U.S. Census is key to the allocation of funding for our community. Learn more on page 1.
  • Meet Your Legislators – Find the 2020 dates on page 1.
  • Get Involved in Managing Invasive Plants – Learn more about CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) on page 5. Follow Vanderburgh Co. CISMA on Facebook.
  • Speaker Resource: Be SMART campaign volunteers are available to speak to your group to raise awareness of how responsible gun storage can save children’s lives. Learn how to schedule on page 5.
  • Special Day for Demonstrations of the Updated MyWater App from EWSU – Learn more on page 6 and at www.ewsu.com.
  • Winter Storm Safety Tips from our friends with the Evansville Fire Department can be found on page 7. Follow EFD on Facebook.
  • UNOE’s Nominating Committee Report – Learn more about the current nominees for elected Board positions. Nominations are accepted until the time of voting during the January General Meeting. See page 2 for details.
  • Preparing for the 2020 Election of UNOE Officers – Check your Neighborhood’s webpage on the UNOE website to make sure your UNOE Representatives are listed correctly. Send any changes to office@unoevansville.org or call the office by 1/23/20.
  • 2020 Membership Packets – Packets will be mailed and emailed to Neighborhood Association 2019 Presidents at the start of 2020. You can also download the 2020 Membership Forms from our Membership page. Completed and signed forms are due by Mon,. March 2, 2020.
  • UNOE’s Inclement Weather Policy – UNOE office policy states that if the EVSC schools are closed due to inclement weather, the UNOE Office will be closed also. This also affects UNOE events or meetings scheduled for after hours. See page 5.

JANUARY 2020 GENERAL MEETING

January’s General Meeting will include election of officers & a program by Aurora.

NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY EVENTS

**NOTE** Date Changes for Splash into Summer
Please use these dates, not what’s in the newsletter:
2020 Splash Into Summer Program
June 13 Helfrich Pool
June 20 Lorraine Pool
June 27 Rochelle–Landers Pool
July 11 Hartke Pool
July 18 Mosby Pool

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EWSU Holiday Reminder

Click here to watch the 30 second FOG video.

Don’t Put FOG – Fats, Oils and Grease –
Down the Drain This Holiday Season

The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility has asked us to share this message as we head into the holidays. Follow EWSU on Facebook.

As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and the holiday season with traditional meals, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) reminds everyone to put FOG – fats, oils and grease – from holiday cooking in the trash to avoid clogged drain. To underscore this message, EWSU is launching a public service campaign to raise awareness about the importance of keeping FOG from damaging pipes in homes and our city’s sewer system.

People often don’t realize that every drop of fat, oil or grease that does down the drain will end up in the sewer line. As FOG collects in sewers it can form large clogs that can damage pipes and cause sewage to back up into homes, eventually reaching local streams and wetlands.

The EWSU FOG billboards and video public service announcements encourage everyone to “Cool It. Can It. Throw it Away. Put FOG in the trash, not the sink!” Fifteen billboards with the FOG holiday message are located on high traffic thoroughfare across the city. The FOG videos, featuring EWSU Director Allen Mounts, are available online offering simple tips on things you can do at home to eliminate FOG.

Cool It. Can It. Throw it Away.

Put FOG in the trash, not the sink!

Visit www.ewsu.com to learn more.

Click here to access the EWSU Videos YouTube Channel.
Click here to watch the 30 second FOG video.
Click here to watch the 60 second FOG video.
Click here to watch the 2 minute 28 second FOG video with several tips and information behind this requested practice.

November/December UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our Nov/Dec 2019 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • Southwest Indiana Counties Band Together for Improved Broadband – For our Neighborhoods with residents in the County: Take the survey to help.
  • Highlights from the 24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet – Watch for another blog post this month featuring the 2019 Sparkplug Award winners! See them now on pages 4 & 5.
  • Leading UNOE – What’s the purpose, composition and responsibilities of your UNOE Board members? What does each Officer do?
  • Preparing for the 2020 Election of UNOE Officers – Check your Neighborhood’s webpage on this website to make sure your UNOE Representatives are listed correctly. Send any changes to office@unoevansville.org or call the office by 1/23/20.
  • UNOE’s Nominating Committee Report – See current nominees for elected Board positions. Nominations are accepted until the time of voting during the January General Meeting. See page 7 for details.
  • Neighborhood Lighting Survey Update – Thank you to those Neighborhood Associations who participated! See page 8.
  • How Have You Used Your Yard Signs? – Send your stories to the UNOE office. See page 8.
  • 2020 Membership Packets – After 12/1/19, Neighborhoods will be able to download the 2020 Membership Forms from our Membership page. Packets will also be mailed after the start of the year.
  • Tips from the City ArboristBeware of Deceptive People Going Door to Door Soliciting Tree Work – See page 9 for a message from Sean Dickerson, Dept. of Urban Forestry, City of Evansville
  • Heating Advice to Stay Safe and Snug and Save Money – Helpful tips and resources for everyone. See page 11.
  • UNOE’s Inclement Weather Policy – UNOE office policy states that if the EVSC schools are closed due to inclement weather, the UNOE Office will be closed also. This also affects UNOE events or meetings scheduled for after hours. See page 12.

JANUARY 2020 GENERAL MEETING

January’s General Meeting will include election of officers & a program by Aurora.

NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY EVENTS

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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 – 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

February 2019 Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendar for the February General Meeting:
Feb. 28, 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:
February 19 & March 19, 2019
More details on Page 5 and on Facebook.

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

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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.

November-December 2018 Newsletter


Download our November-December Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • The new UNOE Neighborhoods app is here!
  • President’s Message: Learn about Brent’s vision turned reality as he developed the new UNOE app
  • Recap of the 23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet, including a Sparkplug Award Winners feature
  • Take the Sparkplug Banquet Survey if you attended the banquet. Follow the link to the Sparkplug Banquet page and find at the bottom the online survey or a downloadable PDF version.
  • Tips for Utilizing the Member Neighborhood Benefit of Printing Newsletters, Flyers and/or Postcards through the UNOE office
  • UNOE holiday closings
  • Nominating Committee Report for the 2019 UNOE Board of Directors officer election
  • 2019 Membership Packet information
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Safety Reminders from Evansville Fire Department
  • Heating Advice & Helpful Community Resources

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER: NO GENERAL MEETINGS

Mark your calendar for the first General Meeting of next year: Jan. 24, 2019 – 6:30pm – C.K. Newsome Community Center

UNOE-SPONSORED 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:
December 18, 2018
January 15, February 19, & March 19, 2019
More details on Page 8.

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

Find more too when you …