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2019 Sparkplugs

During the 24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet,
Neighborhood Associations honored those
who have gone above and beyond
to support and assist their neighbors and their neighborhood in 2019.

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!

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

Find more when you …

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

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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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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