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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

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October UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our October 2019 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • UNOE to host the 24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet presented by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company – Reminders & tools for registering your Neighborhood Association or for non-neighborhood guests to reserve a spot – DEADLINE: Thu., Oct. 10
  • Neighborhood Lighting Survey reminder, online Resources & Lighting Survey Kit contents available, including contacts for reporting street lighting concerns throughout the year – DEADLINE: Mon., Nov. 11
  • Being a Good Neighbor: Broken Windows & Weeds in Gutters: Who’s in Charge?
  • Ordinance Update: Unsolicited Materials Ordinance–What It Means for Neighborhood Associations – See full ordinance online: PDF version or searchable code database
  • Bicyclist & Pedestrian Safety Reminders from the Evansville Fire Department.

24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet Invitation

MORE DETAILS: Download the October 2019 Newsletter, read the blog post,
follow the Facebook event or visit the webpage for the banquet.
Presented by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company
***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

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

September UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our September 2019 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • UNOE to host a Candidates’ Forum featuring local contested races – Please note the time change to 6:00pm – more info here
  • Neighborhood Lighting Survey underway – See online Resources & Lighting Survey Kit contents available, including contacts for reporting street lighting concerns throughout the year.
  • Being a Good Neighbor: Yard Waste & Lawn Clippings in Our Streets
  • Photos from Recent Neighborhood Activities
  • Smoke Alarm Safety Reminders from the Evansville Fire Department.
  • Sparkplug Recognition Banquet – Reminder & tools for registering your Neighborhood Association or for non-neighborhood guests to reserve a spot

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING: Candidates’ Forum

Follow our Facebook event page here.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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August UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our August 2019 Newsletter here

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • UNOE to Host the August Traveling City Hall with e is for everyone summer grill
  • 2019 Neighborhood Yard Sign Project participant photos – Thanks to Colormax Digital for their generous discount!
  • Neighborhood Lighting Survey being organized
  • Being a Good Neighbor: Responsibility Reminders
    • Illegal Dumping on Boulevards
    • Care & Upkeep of Gifts
  • Waterline Insurance Awareness – linked to EWSU & CAPE announcement
  • Fall Heavy Trash Pick-UpInformation & Changes to the Program – Link to map for fall dates

AUGUST GENERAL MEETING: August 22

Join us for the August General Meeting

COMMUNITY EVENTS

UNOE-HOSTED EVENTS

SPARKPLUG RECOGNITION BANQUET

It’s Time to Prepare for the
24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet

  • Send in your PHOTOS.
  • Begin to consider your SPARKPLUG nominee.
  • Recruit event PARTICIPANTS from among your members, neighbors & others in the community.
  • Decide your DOOR PRIZE (Basket or Wreath) to share.
  • Consider being a SPONSOR or encourage businesses you know to sponsor

More info can be found on the Sparkplug Banquet page.

SAVE THE DATE

UNOE Candidates’ Forum – Thurs., September 26, 2019
with candidates from local contested races

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