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Join Southwood Park on Facebook!

November 21, 2009

Are you on Facebook? If so, join the group: “Historic Southwood Park Neighborhood”.

Facebook.com is a social networking website. It’s free and easy to join! Our group was created just this month and already has about 150 members!

It’s a way to meet new neighbors, connect with former neighbors and find ways to be involved. A Book Club is already forming. Euchre tournaments, block parties, poker nights and wine tastings are just some of the other ideas that are being discussed online.

Bringing SP together socially has been a challenge, and this may be a good way to do it. Kelly McCaulley, Lori Keys and Steve McCord are administrators of the group.

2010 homeowner dues will be $38.50

November 21, 2009

The Board of Directors voted at the September meeting to raise yearly dues by $3.50 to $38.50. This is the first increase in eight years. Postage rates and security prices have increased several times since the dues were last adjusted.

Seeking Board of Directors candidates

November 21, 2009

Any homeowner who is interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors should contact Southwood_Park@yahoo.com by November 28 with a statement of candidacy. The statement will be included with the December mailing of ballots.

Winning candidates are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held six times yearly on Wednesday evenings. Ideally, candidates are also available for occasional committee work and other special projects. Candidates must be current in dues payments.

 Questions? E-mail Southwood_Park @yahoo.com.

If you’re not yet ready to run for the Board, there are many chances to be a volunteer in Association activities. Ask any Board Member for ideas.

New neighbors

November 21, 2009

We extend a hearty welcome to all these new neighbors!

4030 Indiana Avenue—Melissa Sestilli

4128 Tacoma Avenue—Nadine Rager

4222 Indiana Avenue—Barton L. Tyner

4230 Indiana Avenue—Kenny & Sara Dennison

4312 Pembroke Lane—Susan K. Elser

4209 Drury Lane—Nicola Perego & Giovanna A. Garlati

1115 Westover Road—Jeffrey A. Kuhn

4617 Old Mill Road—Thomas F. Menrath

4725 Beaver Avenue—Blaine A. Chambers

812 Prange Avenue—Sean P. Nolan

4632 Fairfield Avenue—Chad & Lisa Steinacker

Girl Scout Troop 20067 thanks Southwood Park neighbors

November 16, 2009

100_8104On Saturday, October 31, Girl Scout Troop #20067 dressed in their Halloween costumes and went trick-or-treating for non-perishable food items to donate to the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and the First Christian Food Pantry.  They collected items from noon to 2:00 p.m., covering about 9 blocks in the Southwood Park neighborhood.  Neighbors were notified of this food drive by flyers which were passed out the week of the event.  The neighbors were very generous and the troop collected 315 non-perishable food items, a $5 donation to purchase additional food items, and a frozen turkey for the soup kitchen.  There were also many kind notes and thanks to the girls for their efforts to help those less fortunate.  God graciously provided awesome weather and generous hearts.  The director of the First Christian Food Pantry came to the troop meeting on Tuesday to accept the donations.  The girls loaded up his car with 18 bags of food items.  The St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen donations will be delivered the following Saturday. 

 

The Girl Scout troop would like to give a BIG THANK YOU for all of the generous donations received from the Southwood Park neighbors.   

Katie Quinn-Newberg, Leader

Colette Steigmeyer, Leader

It’s official in Indy! Nomination headed to Washington, DC

October 28, 2009

I just got a phone call from Pat Thomson and Angie Quinn in Indianapolis…

The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board approved the Southwood Park nomination to the State Register of Historic Places today! Pat and Angie were present as our case was on the agenda. The approval is now forwarded to the National Park Service for final federal review of the National Register nomination, which should take place in roughly six to eight weeks.

Thanks to the people who worked to make it possible. And while we’re at it, we congratulate our neighbors across the river to the west in Indian Village who also recieved the same designation.

So it’s official – – – you can start referring to us as HISTORIC Southwood Park Community Association.

— Steve McCord

Take the Downtown Design Standards survey

October 25, 2009

The City of Fort Wayne is undertaking a project to update Downtown Design Standards.  Go to http://CityofFortWayne.org/DesignSurvey to take a survey and let them know your opinions on downtown design.

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