The Pearl District Neighborhood Association’s Annual meeting will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Irving Street Kitchen located at 701 NW 13th Avenue (corner of 13th and Irving). Hear how your Neighborhood Association has served you this past year and what’s coming up in the “hood.”
The meeting’s agenda will include Board member elections. The following people are nominated for 2-year terms:
Current Board Members: Patty Gardner, Pat Lydon, Sheila McMahon, Bruce Morrison, Joan Pendergast, Jan Valentine
New nominees: Michaela Bancud, Bill Dolan, Michael Hall, Kris Moore, Jason Sharkey, Bryce Stephens, Kate Washington
Continuing board members not up for election include: Karen Beninati, Dave Davis, Yasmine Foroud, Jack Featheringill, Bob Girshberger and Bruce Levy.
All Pearl residents, business owners and employees are encouraged to attend. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.
All residents of the Pearl who wish to take an active part in assuring a safe and livable community, are invited to attend a Foot Patrol Training. Led by Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator from the Ofﬁce of Neighborhood Involvement, the training will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 pm at the Ecotrust Building, 2nd ﬂoor, on the corner of NW Johnson and 10th.
As described by ONI, “A Foot Patrol is a trained group of volunteers organized to increase the safety and livability of their neighborhood. They walk their neighborhood streets, parks, or schools to deter crime and report incidents and problems, rather than sit back and hope that someone else will take care of any crime or livability problems. Foot Patrol members are actively and directly involved in solving those problems in a community-based, non-confrontational manner. Foot Patrols collaborate with the City's Crime Prevention Coordinators, police, neighborhood coalitions and associations, schools, parks personnel, and area businesses to help make sure that neighborhood problems receive a prompt and effective response. A Foot Patrol is a great way to meet like-minded people, contribute to your community, and get some exercise too!”
Participation in Foot Patrols is created according to the availability of participants. Patrols might be scheduled once a week, every two weeks or once a month for a 45 minute to an hour walk with several neighbors.
You are welcome to join with neighbors to help create a positive presence of caring in our community, have some fun and get some exercise at the same time!
Please RSVP for this valuable training by emailing Patrice Hanson at email@example.com or Bill Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.