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.
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.
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.
Reminder for landlords: Rental Registry is still in effect for those with residential rental properties in the city limits
Exclusive showing of “Officer Involved” documentary at AMC Stadium 16 – tickets must be purchased by May 8 for the 15th showing: To reserve your tickets, visit the Tugg Event Page
MAY GENERAL MEETING
Guest Speaker: Ashley Jordan, Ph. D., Executive Director, Evansville African-American Museum 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.
The Answer play coming to the Victory Theatre, featuring scenes that include a Neighborhood Meeting – Hear an early version of a song featured in the play & heard at our April General Meeting: My Neighbor
Workshop presenters are needed. Information is below about the workshops and access to the application is provided.
Unique and United: Crossing Barriers, Building Communities
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:
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 email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Riley at email@example.com or (937) 333-4809.
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