May 2012 Meeting

South End Neighborhood Association Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Time: 6pm – 8pm Eastern Time
Where: John A. Howe Library, 105 Schuyler Street

AGENDA

6:00-6:10
Opening ...................................... JoAnn Morton

Prayer .......................................... Rev. Brian Johnson

6:15-6:30
Updates on Capital South Campus Center, National Night Out (8/7/12), UCC Church,
Giffen Elementary School Playground Project, SEIC Fundraiser, Albany Promise

6:30 - 7:15
Community Garden Available Lots &
Healthy Convenience Store Locations ........................... Mary Vickerman
Outreach Coordinator Community Gardens

Incarceration Prevention
Advocacy....................................... .................... Rev. Ron Vincent and Rev. Hugh Langley
7:20-7:55
  • Issues, concerns, questions from residents
  • Updates from Community Partners
    Albany Housing Authority, Albany Police Department, Albany Public Library, Albany Planning Department, AVillage, Trinity Alliance, Omni Development, Grand Streets Community Arts, Israel AME, St. Johns COGIC, Union MB Church, South End Improvement Corporation
Guest or Topics for future meetings:
National Night Out

8:00 Meeting Adjourned

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Camp WaWa Segowea in the Birkshires is holding open houses on Sunday afternoons, Sunday May 20 and also June 3, 10 and 17. Folks in the neighborhood will be going out for the June dates to volunteer, rides are available for interested campers or families. Camping at WaWa has been a wonderful experience for many neighborhood kids, including ours, and many have gone on to serve as counselors and staff, and are still involved. For the past three summers the camp has been operated by the Capital District Y, and is growing rapidly. The information is at www.segowea.org. People find this is a smaller, very friendly and very diverse experience than many sleep-away camps. Also, there has been a lot of fundnraising for scholarships, so this can be a very affordable choice. For information about rides contact Tom McPheeters at 51433-0679 or email tom@grandarts.org or Nancy at (nancyalfs@yahoo.com).

Community Garden: ...have a few plots open in some gardens in the area (like Pearl and the Arthur T. Scott sites), looking for community members to take advantage of fresh, healthy produce for the season! Contact Mary Vickeman 518-274-8685 or outreach@cdcg.org


Nick, the Healthy Convenience Store Coordinator, was looking into additional corner stores in the South End. If you have any suggestions or ideas, Community Garden would love to hear your input.


South End Improvement Corporation (SEIC) will participate in the Freihofer’s Community Walk. It’s an event which helps raise the visibility of non-profits and provides an easy way to fund raise. Your assistance is needed to to solicit sponsors and recruit walkers. Donations can be made online through Freihofer’s community portal which is connected to the SEIC PayPal account, or by via cash or check.


Pastor Brian Johnson uses Fr. Young's location on 2nd for his ministry. He is interested in purchasing The UCC Church, and getting more involved with the neighborhood.


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South End Neighborhood Association Meeting Schedule
When: Always on the fourth Tuesday of the month
Time: 6pm – 8pm Eastern Time
Location: John A. Howe Library, 105 Schuyler Street

Tuesday - April 24, 2012
Tuesday - May 22, 2012
Tuesday - June 26, 2012
Tuesday - July 3, 2012
Tuesday - August 28, 2012
Tuesday - September 25, 2012
Tuesday - October 23, 2012
Tuesday - November 27, 2012