Meeting Minutes from 7/9/14

Welcome to a recap of our first official summer meeting!

After a quick welcome by the new President, Michael Hughes, we moved to the report of the last meeting which was–ELECTIONS!

Mollie reported that elections went very smoothly, the results of which can be viewed in a previous post.

Michael announced that going forward this term, the MWNA will hold summer meetings. Meetings throughout the year will USUALLY be held the first Wednesday of each month with the dates posted to this very website.

While people check many channels for MWNA news,and we may have a presence on Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter, this website is the ONLY official communication channel for the association.

Also mentioned was the leadership team will continue to hold monthly planning meetings, typically 2 weeks prior to the MWNA meetings. During such time we will plan for the upcoming meeting as well as discuss any suggestions/concerns that have been brought to us. We invite and encourage everyone to let us know any suggestions/concerns etc. you have so we may address them!

One area that is often brought to the board is annexation. As the neighborhood continues to grow and some areas are annexed into Decatur, we remind neighbors that the MWNA position on annexation is it has NO position on and NO role in any debate on annexation.

In Park news, there will be a Friends of Dearborn Park meeting concurrent with the MWNA meeting Wednesday September 10th, so if you’re interested in getting involved with the park, please join us!

In addition, Dearborn Park Cleanup will be happening Saturday, October 11th.

On behalf of Erik, Michael announced our treasurers report. We currently have $737.47 in our bank acct. and 100.75 in our cash box. If you’d like to donate to the MWNA you can do so on our website. If you’d like to take a little piece of neighborhood pride home with you, you can come to any meeting to purchase a street sign topper ($50), a banner ($40), or a car sticker ($5).

On behalf of Dana, Danae reported that we will be bringing back the New Resident Welcome Wagon. Be on the lookout as we will be asking YOU for help with this!

Maggie Paynich, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, is still on the lookout for block captains for many streets in the neighborhood! She passed around a large sign that pinpointed all the areas that are covered and the areas still needing neighbors to volunteer. Please contact Maggie if you’d like to get involved!

Maggie also spoke about our upcoming National Night Out which will happen Tuesday, August 5th, in conjunction with our monthly meeting. The meeting’s focus will be safety in general as well as neighborhood watch. There will be a pot luck picnic in the park, and we hope everyone can come out and join us!

Lastly, the floor was open to neighborhood questions and info. Atticus LeBlanc, one of our neighbors who is also running for school board, reminded everyone that run-off elections are happening THIS TUESDAY July 22nd. Atticus, as well as our neighbor Michael Erwin, are both on the ballot this Tuesday, so go vote and support your neighbors!

That’s all for July, look forward to seeing your beautiful faces in August!

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DeKalb PD Sponsored Bike Rodeo

Please see the attached flyer for the bike rodeo sponsored by our precinct of the DeKalb County Police Department. The rodeo is for kids up to age 11 on Sat 2 Aug  from 8:00 AM until noon at Northlake Mall.  No registration is needed, but do bring bicycle and helmet. Bike Ride Rodeo Flyer Aug 2

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National Night Out- August 5

This year MWNA is hosting a National Night Out potluck! What is National Night Out?   It is an national event to raise community awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. Dekalb county police will have a representative stop by and out neighborhood watch coordinator, Maggie Paynich will be there to provide information and updates about our neighborhood watch.  We will also be talking about some of the upcoming events planned in the neighborhood.

  Our potluck  is August 5 starting at 6.30 PM at Dearborn Park, please bring a dish to share.

NNO FLYER for website 1

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