Saturday’s clean up/ BDCA Recruitment was a success! The weather remained cool and the clouds held back the rain. Our resident councilmembers came out to show more than support- Ceasar Mitchell and Cleta Winslow. My daughter had a wonderful time working within the community and on the farm.
Lydia is 7 and also had an opportunity to work with the video camera. She assisted with interviewing the volunteers; I’ll try to get a copy of the footage. I encourage the residents within our communities with children to get them involved. Bring your kids to the meetings, clean-up’s and any community event. We work for their future and the best way to raise active, concerned kids is to start by making them aware of the current concerns and how YOU are helping to make a difference. Believe me, I understand how hard it is to have kids come along, sit still and be quiet at meetings- but everyone of our community organizations with NPU-T are child friendly and filled with loving patient people who UNDERSTAND!
Here are some of Lydia’s pictures:
Lydia getting her hands dirty 🙂
Beecher Donnelly Community Association also has a usergroup and website: http://www.beecherdonnelly.com/about/ (this Association does not play!!) If you are interested in joining or volunteering for any event within NPU-T please contact me via email or phone 404-414-3289 (or check out the BDCA website and sign up)
Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending Westview’s association meeting. Which is held the first Monday of every month at 7PM-SHARP at the Calvary Methodist Church located at 1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (I’ll have to add a calendar to this blog)
It was wonderful to meet long standing residents- some since 1968- and to see their passion and commitment to their community. As well as the new residents getting involved. Many professional; Architects, Lawyers etc..
The commitment of the board, and their ability to get things done was refreshing. Many of you may know the VP Scott Smith, from his involvement’s throughout the community and within our Neighborhood Planning Unit T. The Berry’s (Patrick and Steffi of Westview Bungalow blog) have also taken on many new initiatives. However, there is still room for additional volunteers.
A donation will be made to the women’s shelter located on Westview for Thanksgiving.
The Christmas Dinner will be at Fire Station #17 on December 8th at 2:30PM
Westview is getting Street toppers! While the community is in the discussion stage of how they will fund this, I think residents and non residents would be welcomed to begin with donations towards this. Many of the residents have served and lived within the community long enough to have paid their dues- they deserve this small recognition. So I ask those of us that can to support this. Right now we’re looking at prices of each topper being $35-40. The more we buy the cheaper they will be. Patrick and Steffi are heading this – see them for additional details.
Vacant Homes. The Westview, like the Historic West End, has also faced many challenges with vacant homes. We are looking to fill these beautiful, affordable in-town homes quickly! I will be working very hard to help with this process and ask your help. I would be happy to work with any buyer interested in these communities.
Again, it was a very informative meeting, which I’ll attend monthly and hope to meet new residents and non residents with an interest in the Westview community. Come out- show your support and be apart of the wonderful changes!!!