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EPBN March Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Happy spring, everyone! EPBN has lots of new board members, the Philly Spring Cleanup is fast approaching, and our general meeting, where you can come hear about lots of ways to get involved, is tomorrow night!

So keep scrolling to find out more about what we've been up to and how you can get involved in neighborhood action!

General Meeting Wednesday

Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Wednesday).  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have.


EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 22th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

EPBN Election Results & Farewells

Our yearly board elections were held last month. EPBN is happy to announce the following new board members!:

  • Vice President:  Jerry Sulat
  • TreasurerLibby Peters
  • Clean & Green co-chairsAmanda Bauman & Sarah Stevenson
  • Public Safety co-chair: Jonathan Edwards

Welcome to the team, guys! We're excited to start working with you and are sure that you'll be great assets to our neighborhood!

Also, a HUGE thank you and fond farewell to the following outgoing board members. Don't be strangers!

  • Paul Knese
  • Omar Rosa
  • Jackie Nidoh
  • Abby Fenton
  • Anne Lynn

Mark Your Calendars for the Philly Spring Cleanup!


The 2017 Citywide Spring Cleanup is fast approaching on Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 2 PM! Want to get involved? To register your block or to see where you can volunteer in our neighborhood, go here.The deadline to register your block is Friday, March 24th.

And be sure to read our "Five Easy Steps for Hosting a Successful Block Cleanup." See you on April 8!

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EPBN January Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Hope everyone is surviving the depths of winter! We had a very successful toy drive in partnership with Bethesda last month and we've got board elections coming up next month. Busy, busy, busy! Keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what we're up to!

General Meeting Wednesday

Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place.  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have.

EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 25th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

2nd Annual Toy Drive


Oh boy, that's a lot of toys!

We're very excited that EPBN, in concert with our Public Safety Chair, Charlie Elison, was able to provide gifts for 32 children this past holiday season! Thanks to everyone who participated and donated!

EPBN Elections
Elections for the board of East Point Breeze Neighbors are coming up in February, and now is a great time to start thinking about volunteering! 

We are always looking for passionate committee chairs and members and there will be plenty of open positions. Our committees include Clean & Green, Outreach, Zoning, and Public Safety. Plus, we have an opening for Vice President. Here are the primary responsibilities of each committee:

  • Clean & Green: focused on providing the residents of the neighborhood with connections to city resources to help make your blocks cleaner and greener by planning block cleanups and planting trees.
  • Outreach: updates content on the website, organizes business outreach, and collects block captain information. The committee also coordinates with other civic associations, community groups, and institutions.
  • Zoning: facilitates monthly public zoning meetings in which applicants seeking zoning variances are able to present their plans, gather valuable public feedback, and gauge community support for their project before going in front of the city.
  • Public Safety: helps serve as a liaison between the neighbors in the EPBN service area, the police, other neighborhood groups and city agencies with a focus on safety and quality of life.

Please let miguelgarces@newboldneighbors.org know if you're interested in any of the positions!

Celebrating Our Longtime
Treasurer, Mary Faustino



Mary, in center, with plaque.

On January 5th, EPBN came together at On Point Bistro to celebrate Mary Faustino, longtime treasurer and friend to EPBN. Mary has been with us since the early days of the organization and has helped to keep us running by ensuring that our books were always in shipshape condition. We're eternally grateful for your service, Mary, and wish you all the best!

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EPBN November Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Hope everyone had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family! The holiday season is officially in full swing and so is East Point Breeze Neighbors! We've got lots coming up including a holiday gift drive, an election that will determine leadership in our group, and more! Keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what we're up to!

2nd Annual Toy Drive


From last year's Toy Drive

We're once again partnering with Bethanna to help find sponsors to provide gifts for 30 children living in foster care.  Bethanna provides adoption, child welfare services, and behavioral health care in Philadelphia. 

Want to become a sponsor?  Just send an email to CharlieElison@newboldneighbors.org and let us know! For every child you sponsor, you will receive a form with the child's age, gender, and gift ideas.

Happy holidays, and thanks for helping us make the holidays a little brighter for these children!

EPBN Elections
Elections for the board of East Point Breeze Neighbors are coming up in February, and now is a great time to start thinking about volunteering! In addition to elections in February, we will also be filling the Treasurer position temporarily. We are looking for someone with experience in simple non-profit accounting and attends EPBN events.

We are always looking for passionate committee chairs and members and there will be plenty of open positions. Our committees include Clean & Green, Outreach, Zoning, and Public Safety. Here are the primary responsibilities of each committee:

  • Clean & Green: focused on providing the residents of the neighborhood with connections to city resources to help make your blocks cleaner and greener by planning block cleanups and planting trees.
  • Outreach: updates content on the website, organizes business outreach, and collects block captain information. The committee also coordinates with other civic associations, community groups, and institutions.
  • Zoning: facilitates monthly public zoning meetings in which applicants seeking zoning variances are able to present their plans, gather valuable public feedback, and gauge community support for their project before going in front of the city.
  • Public Safety: helps serve as a liaison between the neighbors in the EPBN service area, the police, other neighborhood groups and city agencies with a focus on safety and quality of life.

Please send your resume to miguelgarces@newboldneighbors.org if you are interested in the temporary Treasurer or chairperson positions.

Point Breeze is Now a Little Greener

Together with WPNA and Newbold CDC, Clean & Green volunteers helped to plant 16 new trees in the neighborhood. Thanks to all who applied for a tree and to all of our wonderful volunteers! 

Interested in applying for a street tree of your own? Email the committee co-chairs at clean@newboldneighbors.org

Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 PM. Reach out for the meeting location if you need it or to join our mailing list! 

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Nominations for Annual Election Announced

It's that time of year again for the annual NNA elections! We currently have four nominations for the board. Come out and vote at our general meeting on February 23rd, 2016.

  • President - Miguel Garces
  • Public Safety Co-chair - Charlie Elison
  • Zoning Co-chair - Job Itzkowitz
  • Outreach Co-chair - Jessica Itzkowitz

If you would like to nominate someone, please e-mail president@newboldneighbors.org. We will also be presenting a set of proposed amendments to the by-laws, which we will be voting on at our March General Meeting (3/22/16).

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2015 Newbold Neighbors Association Elections

Our annual election meeting is Tuesday, February 24th!

6:30pm Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments - 1401 S. 16th Street

Open positions include: Vice-President, Secretary, Beatification Co-Chairs, Technology Co-Chairs, Education Co-Chair, Outreach Co-Chairs, Public Safety Co-Chair, and Zoning Co-Chair.

There are three positions in particular we currently do not have any volunteers for. Their descriptions are below. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions or have any questions, please email jesseleonard@newboldneighbors.org

Typical time commitment for all of these positions is 5-10 hours per month.

Executive Board Positions

The Secretary: Shall serve as Secretary of the meetings of the Association membership and of the meetings of the Governing Board, and shall keep a record of those meetings, including a record of all meeting attendees and outcomes of all votes in the journals maintained for such purposes.

Shall keep a long-term record of officers and their terms; shall track membership status and maintain contact information for all members; shall maintain NNA’s by-laws, rules of order, and standing rules, including the amendments made to each; shall send out proper notification of all meetings; shall create and monitor social media presences as needed; shall act as co-signatory on all official documents when a co-signatory is required.

Committee Positions

Education Committee - The Education Committee works closely with the parent groups of the schools within the Newbold catchmentto ensure they have the greater community support when needed.

Technology Committee - The Technology Committee is charged with assisting with and managing all technology requirements of the organization. Specifically, they should generate and maintain the Association’s website as needed, ensure proper operation of website hardware and software, develop additional website features as needed, monitor and report on website analytics, and create and manage social media presences as needed.

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The Results Are In!

At last month’s general meeting Newbold Neighbors Association held their annual elections. Please welcome our new board members and thank our existing ones for their continued commitment to the neighborhood. If you are interested in participating in any of our committees please reach out to our board members. We also still have positions available if you are interested in being more involved.

 

President: Anthony Coratolo (Newly Elected)

Vice President: Tivoni Devor

Treasurer: Steven Feldman (Newly Elected)

Secretary: David Famiano

 

Clean and Green Committee: Jesse Leonard (Newly Elected) & Volunteer Needed

Zoning Committee: Matt Weiss & Hannah Agert (Newly Elected)

Community Outreach Committee: Rachel Bennesholtz & Brittany Anuszkiewicz (Newly Elected)

Public Safety Committee: Paul Knese & Miguel Garces (Newly Elected)

Education Committee: Volunteers Needed

Webmaster and Technology Committee: Ben Duffy (Newly Elected) & Volunteer Needed

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