Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SGNA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING TONIGHT 7:30 p.m.

Your SGNA Board of Directors is meeting with Gulch residents this coming Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30p.m. in the Club Room of Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & Multnomah). If you're a Gulcher, this is a great opportunity to find out what going on in your neighborhood and meet your fellow citizens of Sully's. Tuesday we'll discuss the new Leaf Removal Fees($30-$65 for Sullivan's Gulch) with Larry Stevens from PBOT. Sullivan's Gulch is now a Clean Sweep District. This will require more active co-operation from Gulchers than ever before. Plus the Board of Directors will elect new officers, and as always, SGNA committee reports. This is one you'll not want to miss! Nibbles provided. We hope that you'll stop by and meet the new B of Ds.

P.S. -- Agenda is in the post below.

SGNA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING TONIGHT 7:30 p.m.

Your SGNA Board of Directors is meeting with Gulch residents this coming Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30p.m. in the Club Room of Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & Multnomah). If you're a Gulcher, this is a great opportunity to find out what going on in your neighborhood and meet your fellow citizens of Sully's. Tuesday we'll discuss the new Leaf Removal Fees($30-$65 for Sullivan's Gulch) with Larry Stevens from PBOT. Sullivan's Gulch is now a Clean Sweep District. This will require more active co-operation from Gulchers than ever before. Plus the Board of Directors will elect new officers, and as always, SGNA committee reports. This is one you'll not want to miss! Nibbles provided. We hope that you'll stop by and meet the new B of Ds.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Agenda for Tuesday Nov. 9, 2010 SGNA Meeting

SGNA Agenda for Tuesday Nov. 9, 2010 Board Meeting
Holladay Park Plaza, 16th & Multnomah 7:30 to 9:00pm

Introductions by Chair Craig Nyschens

7:40 Old Business:
Approval of Minutes from Sept. Bd Meeting
Feedback on October’s General Meeting
Follow Up on Albina Fuel property at 33rd & Broadway

8:00 New Business:

Guest Speaker Larry Stevens from PDOT will discuss Leaf Removal Policies, etc. (12 minutes)

Questions & Answers: (10 minutes)

8:25 Election of Officers of the Board (5-8 minutes)

8:30 Committee Assignments for all Board Members

8:40 Committee Reports

9:00 Adjourn

Friday, November 5, 2010

Your SGNA Board of Directors

CURRENT SGNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - October 2010


Craig Nyschens, Chairperson
503 335-7018 - palmwhisperer@msn.com

Gretchen Milhaupt, Secretary Safety & Preparedness Chair
503 287-7813 - gmilhaupt@comcast.net

Kari LaForge, Treasurer
503 422-2936 - westii2@aol.com

Dave Brook, Parliamentarian
503 313-1320 - dbrookportland@gmail.com

Chris Lopez, Communications Chair
503 290-6871 - lopez257@comcast.net

Will Elder, Land Use Chair
503 335-8212 - williamelder@hotmail.com

Stephen Chase, Gulch-O-Rama
971 227-2800 - furiousbears@yahoo.com

Dan Lerch-Walters, SG Bike Trail
503 284-7605 - dlwx3@comcast.net

Allen Shroeder, HHP Liaison
503 280-2324 - wjoella85@gmail.com

Cynthia Braun
503 781-4962 - cynthiabraun@aol.com

Jackleen De La Harpe
401 474-5274 - jadelaha@yahoo.com

Darren Knittle
503 280-0326 - knittle.darren@comcast.net

Carol Gossett
503 449-1253 - carol_gossett@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SGNA COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING TUESDAY 11/9 -- 7:30 p.m.

Your SGNA Board of Directors is meeting with Gulch residents this coming Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30p.m. in the Club Room of Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & Multnomah). If you're a Gulcher, this is a great opportunity to find out what going on in your neighborhood and meet your fellow citizens of Sully's. Tuesday we'll discuss the new Leaf Removal Fees($30-$65 for Sullivan's Gulch) with Larry Stevens from PBOT. Sullivan's Gulch is now a Clean Sweep District. This will require more active co-operation from Gulchers than ever before. Plus the Board of Directors will elect new officers, and as always, SGNA committee reports. This is one you'll not want to miss! Nibbles provided. We hope that you'll stop by and meet the new B of Ds.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program Deadline is nearing!!

There's only one week left to get your applications in;

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement(ONI) and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods(NECN) are excited to present the fifth year of the City of Portland’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The program invites SGNA to team with community-based organizations in the Gulch to apply for grants that range from $250 to $2500 and are meant to provide Sullivan's Gulch and community non-profits within the Gulch an opportunity to build community, attract new and diverse members and sustain those folks already involved. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Applications will be reviewed by a community-based grant making committee made up of neighborhood and community-based organizational representatives.


Typical types of grant winning community-building projects are;
Communications: designing new websites, email lists and forums, newsletter mailing to all households.
Outreach mobilizations: door-to-door canvassing, A-frame signs, to build membership and outreach to neighbors and businesses.
Targeted outreach strategies to build ties with people traditionally not involved including low-income families, people of color, young adults, immigrants, and people with disabilities.
Projects that build relationships between neighborhoods and local organizations such as schools, PTA’s, churches, non-profits, and businesses.
Providing language translation and interpretation, childcare, or other efforts to make neighborhood activities more accessible.
Community-building activities: street tree plantings, neighborhood clean-ups.
Crime prevention activities: National Night Out, foot patrols, and block watches.
Community design/build projects such as planning for playgrounds, intersection repairs, and community gardens.
Neighborhood or culturally specific fairs and/or festivals.
Special one-time events and projects such as publishing community story books, block parties and neighborhood forums.


In the first three years of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program, $553,847 was awarded to 271 Portland neighborhood projects. The average grant award was $1,972. 127 general neighborhood projects were funded along with 102 projects initiated by underrepresented organizations representing people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, youth, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bi, transgendered people.


Proposals must be received by:
6 PM, Wednesday, November 3rd , 2010

For More Information and how to apply contact
your NECN grants manager;
Imani Muhammad
Community Initiatives Coordinator
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Suite #131
Portland, OR 97211
P: 503-823-4264
imani@necoalition.org
www.necoalition.org

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SGNA Fall General Meeting TONIGHT!!

It's finally here folks. The SGNA Fall General Meeting is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the large first floor conference room of Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & NE Multnomah). Come by for a cup of coffee and a crumpet and meet your neighbors from all corners of the Gulch. See you there.