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May UNOE Newsletter

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  • Formerly Inactive Neighborhood Is Reorganizing
  • Neighborhood Volunteers Unite through Operation: United Care (Facebook event link)
  • Photos from Events Involving Several Neighborhoods
  • 2019 Neighborhood Summit Tool for Preparing Your Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood Celebration Day Is Coming Soon–Will Your Neighborhood Be Represented? (Facebook event link)


Join us for our May General Meeting


May 3 > CULVER: Rathbone Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Reception
May 7 > BALLARD: Organizational Meeting
May 14 > BELLEMEADE BAYARD PARK: Jazz in the Park
May 18 > GLENWOOD: Interview on Leadership Connection – WEOA 98.5FM
May 28 > BELLEMEADE BAYARD PARK: Jazz in the Park
May 30 > AKIN PARK: Music in the Park


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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.

Building a great neighborhood that creates dynamic gatherings, vital relationships and essential impact within the greater community

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”


April UNOE Newsletter

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  • UNOE to raise awareness of Neighborhoods through volunteering at the WNIN Spring Auction
  • Operation: United Care – Labeling Party details! — The first Operation: United Care, a mission of neighborhoods united for a cause, has had tremendous success in our first project which was chosen as a means to support Honor Flight Southern Indiana.
  • Jazz in the Park – happening the the Bellemeade Bayard Park Neighborhood area in April & May
  • It’s not too early to plan for your Neighborhood’s role in the 2019 Neighborhood Celebration Day at the Franklin Street Bazaar!
  • UNOE will continue to host Make It SNAPpy, the FREE monthly cooking/nutrition class in partnership with Purdue Extension‘s Nutrition Education Program. Join others from some of our member Neighborhoods who’ve been participating and meet other community members too … who get to also learn about Neighborhoods!
  • Lamasco Neighborhood Association will be hosting two back-to-back Candidates’ Nights before the primary election featuring candidates for City Council both At-Large and Ward 6–one night for each party.
  • Spring Safety Tips from the Evansville Fire Department
  • Notice of Public Hearings & Comment Period from the Department of Metropolitan Development regarding funding through federal programs and the Annual Action Plan.
See page 1 for details about the Labeling Party on Tues., May 7th



$10.00 each. Sizes available: Youth Medium – Adult 5X
See the order form or page 7 of the newsletter for details.
Pre-paid orders only.
Initial orders are due by Mon, April 8


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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

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.

Cliff A. Weaver
Evansville / Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency

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

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

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.

Mallorie Cloum & Missy Bentley
Digital Engagement Specialists

February 2019 Newsletter



Mark your calendar for the February General Meeting:
Feb. 28, 2019 – 6:30pm
C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut


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.


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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

Souvenirs: Takeaways by UNOE Ambassadors Who Attended Fall Conferences
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

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

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  • 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


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.


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October 2018 Newsletter

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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.


  • Clean Evansville event info – 1st Saturday; To register a group or member, visit www.cleanevansville.org
  • Mayor’s Traveling 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
  • Mickey’s Kingdom Ribbon Cutting & Dedication
  • Energize Evansville – Cardio for Canines
  • National Coffee with a Cop – meet with EPD Crime Prevention Officers
  • 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.
  • Drop-in Volleyball at the CK Newsome Center in October & November hosted by the Dept. of Parks & Recreation.

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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!


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.

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