Monday, October 10, 2011

Calling all Gulchers! The SGNA Fall General Meeting is this coming Thursday, October 13th!

Calling all good Sullivan's Gulchers. The SGNA Fall General meeting is upon us. Join your friends and neighbor on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Penthouse of Holladay Park Plaza(the residential tower at NE 16th & NE Multnomah).

We'll be discussing the ups & downs of real estate in the Gulch. While our rents have been climbing these past few years, property values have been stagnant or even declining. As a community that's roughly 70% renters, 30% homeowners this conversation is especially apt. We're also holding elections for new Board members, so come on out you Gulch renters! SGNA could use a few more of you on the Board. Also learn what your SGNA community committees have been up to these past few months and what they have planned for the future. Plenty of refreshments served with a spectacular penthouse view. Come one and all!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our Friends at Great Wine Buys are Having a Birthday!

12-Year Anniversary Sale!  
 
Every bottle in  
the store on sale!   
 
Thur Oct. 6 - Sun Oct. 9  
  
15% off all bottles   
20% off mixed cases
25% off select 'gotta go' bottles!  
    
Help us celebrate our 12th year  
(27 since GWB first opened!) at our  
Champagne & Sparkling Tasting (see below)    
 
 
This Weekend's Tastings
 
Friday Oct. 7   Tasting 5-7:30pm    
Let the Champagne corks fly!   
12th Anniversary Champagne & Sparkling Party.  
Aged Margaine (disgorged in 2007), Prevoteau-Perrier (in magnum to start), Quenard Savoie, Parigot Cremant de Bourgogne Rose and Domaine Carnernos. $15      
 
Saturday Oct. 8   Drop in from 2-5pm
Evening Land and Walter Scott  
Pinot Noir  
Anniversary Sale party: Winemaker Ken Pahlow has been around constantly since we took over the shop: sales rep, winemaker, party igniter, teller of many a fishing story. He's back to celebrate and will pour new Walter Scott and Evening Land Pinot Noir releases (as well as the delectable La Source Chardonnay from Evening Land). Great guy, great wines. FREE!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Our SGNA Fall General Meeting is upon us Thursday October 13th 7:00 PM

Hi Gulchers. The SGNA Fall General meeting is upon us. Join your friends and neighbor on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Penthouse of Holladay Park Plaza(the residential tower at NE 16th & NE Multnomah).

We'll be discussing the ups & downs of real estate in the Gulch. While our rents have been climbing these past few years, property values have been stagnant or even declining. As a community that's roughly 70% renters, 30% homeowners this conversation is especially apt. We're also holding elections for new Board members, so come on out you renters! Sullivan's Gulch could use a few more of you on the Board. Also learn what your SGNA community committees have been up to these past few months and what they have planned for the future. Plenty of refreshments served, come one and all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NECN 2011 Small Grants Program for Neighborhood Projects & Graffiti Clean-up



Have you been thinking about doing a project to enhance your neighborhood and wondered where to get funding to make your good idea a reality? Consider applying for a grant through NECN!

In partnership with the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is offering $23,794 in small grant funds and $6,650 in graffiti abatement funds to neighborhood, business and community-based groups. NECN will offer $1,000-$4,000 per project within the Neighborhood Small Grant program and up to $2,500 per graffiti abatement project.

The goal of these two grant programs is to provide opportunities for building community in the Gulch and increasing and sustaining involvement in our neighborhood association(SGNA), district coalition(NECN) and the community at-large. Preference will be given to proposals submitted on behalf of or in direct partnership with one or more of the following:

·         Neighborhood Associations  
·         Organizations - predominantly led by people from historically under-engaged communities          including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, youth, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities
·         Business Associations or individual businesses   

Past projects funded by NECN include community orchards, tours of African American murals, afterschool programs, community outreach projects, website design, murals, graffiti clean-up and multicultural festivals.
 New this year, NECN is funding community economic development projects ranging from collaborative branding of the neighborhood through neighborhood and business association partnerships, to paying youth as they learn about community engagement and outreach.
  NECN will also offer two separate trainings to help neighborhood volunteers and community members create strong proposals: Basic Orientation and a hands-on, interactive Small Grant Workshop.

Basic Orientation.   September 21, 2011 6-8pm
This informational session will answer questions about the application, the committee review process, what funds can be used for and NECN’s unique priorities. The session will also include a brief overview of basic grant writing tips. RSVP to Imani at 503-823-4264 or imani@necoalition.org.
 Small Grant Workshop.  October 6, 2011  7-8:30pm
This workshop is meant to give grant applicants a chance to receive direct feedback on how to make their proposals stronger. Draft proposal in hand, participants will pair up and review one another’s drafts. Partners will give each other feedback about what works and what might need revision. RSVP to Katy at 503-823-4135 or katy@necoalition.org.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1 by 5:00PM.
To download the grant application, visit: www.necoalition.org
For more information about NECN’s Neighborhood Small Grant and Graffiti Abatement Grant Programs, contact Imani Muhammad, Community Initiatives Coordinator at 503-823-4264 or imani@necoalition.org or Katy Asher, Neighborhoods Program Coordinator, 503-823-4135, katy@necoalition.org.