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November-December 2018 Newsletter


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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
  • 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:
November 20, December 18, 2018
January 15, February 19, 2019
More details on Page 8.

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October 2018 Newsletter


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FEATURES THIS MONTH

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’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!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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.

Learn More

September 2018 Newsletter

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FEATURES THIS MONTH

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING – Candidates’ Forum

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.

 

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Candidates Forum – UNOE September General Meeting


Join us for the 2018 Candidates Forum during our September General Meeting on Thurs., Sep. 276:00pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St., Rec Room.

**PLEASE NOTE THE STARTING TIME CHANGE**

Candidates in contested races have been invited to speak. More than a dozen candidates have agreed to participate so far.

Contested Race Candidates Participating
  • US Representative – 8th District
  • US Senator from Indiana
  • State Senator – District 49
  • State Representative – District 76
  • Prosecuting Attorney – 1st Judicial Circuit
  • County Commissioner – 2nd District
  • County Council – District 4
  • Knight Township Trustee
  • EVSC School Board – District 1
  • EVSC School Board – District 2
  • EVSC School Board – 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 – Indiana residents have until midnight on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to register in order to participate in the November General Election.
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

Neighborhood Summit – UNOE General Meeting-August 2018


Join us for our August General Meeting on Thurs., Aug. 236:30pm 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.

Everyone interested, check out the first page of the August edition of the UNOE newsletter “Neighbor to Neighbor” for ways to prepare yourself too.

Together we can learn from one another, encourage each other and discover ideas and solutions for continuing the great impact that neighborhoods have on our community!

See you at the Summit in a few weeks!

The public is always welcome.

PREPARING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT
Download the Neighborhood Pulse form and the Questionnaire-UNOE’s Support of Neighborhood Associations.
Complete both through discussions with your members and bring/send them along with those from your Neighborhood who’ll attend the Summit

August 2018 Newsletter

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FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • National Night Out – Tues., Aug. 7 – 6pm – Wesselman Park
  • Our Board President’s message on Youth Athletics
  • Looking Ahead: UNOE’s Candidates Forum – Sept. 27, 2018
  • Catch a preview of the 23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet – Take a look back at the 2017 Sparkplug Award winners
  • and get ready for the first Neighborhood Summit (see below)

AUGUST GENERAL MEETING – Neighborhood Summit

Find information on the front page of the newsletter to prepare your Neighborhood Association representatives and members who’ll be attending this month’s meeting.

Together we can learn from one another, encourage each other and discover ideas and solutions for continuing the great impact that neighborhoods have on our community!
See you at the Summit in a few weeks!

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UNOE Open House

We’ve moved! Come see our new home!

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.

Follow our Open House Facebook event

**Please Note: NO GENERAL MEETING IN JULY at the CK Newsome Center**

July 2018 Newsletter

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FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • The UNOE office has moved! We’d love for you to come see our new office! Join us for our Open House on Thurs., July 26, 2018, between 5:00 – 7:00pm at 320 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, in the EVPL Annex at the corner of Cherry St & ML King Jr Blvd.
    Please note the parking & entry instructions on the first page of the newsletter. (This will take the place of the July General Meeting.) — We’re grateful to Two Men & a Truck – Evansville for the fantastic help with moving day!
  • Neighborhood Celebration Day at the Franklin Street Bazaar – Showcase your neighborhood alongside UNOE at this event. Contact our office if you plan to attend. We’ll see that space is reserved for your tent near ours or your members are welcome to join us under our tent. Let’s share with bazaar visitors what great things Neighborhood Associations are doing in and for this community!
  • National Night Out is coming soon!
  • Early bird registration for the 2018 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference on Oct. 4-6, 2018, in Dayton, OH, begins the first week of July.
  • Neighborhood Photos – If you have some photos from your neighborhood to share with us, please email them to office@unoevansville.org or contact the office to arrange other means.
    We’re looking for scenic photos to use online (such as the featured image with this post) as well as pictures of changes/improvements in your neighborhood and of your members in action.
    Up to 5 of your photos can be part of the dinnertime slideshow at this fall’s Sparkplug Banquet too!

JULY GENERAL MEETING – Replaced by Open House

There will be no regular UNOE General Membership Meeting at the CK Newsome Center this month.
Instead, we invite you to our Open House at our new office.
See details above and on the front page of the newsletter.

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UNOE General Meeting – June 2018

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.

Join us for the June General Meeting!