Greetings Allandalers! Our own Anetta Paver kicked off ANA's annual membership drive in January with some great reasons to join the neighborhood association. If you reside in Allandale but didn't receive Anetta's letter via email or snail mail, please read on… and then, please join ANA!
My name is Anetta Paver, and I’m your Allandale Neighborhood Association’s Membership Chair. Your past support is much appreciated and I’m writing to ask you to renew your membership for 2015. For only $15 a year (or $7, if you are over age 55) you can:
• Help ensure our neighborhood retains its unique character,
• Help ensure our neighborhood remains a safe and desirable place to live,
• Participate in our neighborhood’s community-building programs.
ANA volunteers work hard to:
Build Community: We’re introducing a Monthly Seminar Series, a neighbors-meeting-neighbors event while learning a new skill.
January: Tree Pruning Workshop, January 25, 10:00–Noon at Shoal Creek Nursery, 2710 Hancock Drive. [If you missed it, see you next January.]
February: Take 10 CPR Training, February 28, Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive; drop in any time between 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. for a 10-minute CPR training (co-sponsored by Gullett).
March: Safety Seminar with our APD district representative, Officer Metteauer, March 26, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.
Just to name a few. Stay tuned for such activities throughout the year, as well as these other great events:
• Neighborhood Garage Sale (May).
• Fourth of July parade, one of the largest and most festive in the city.
• National Night Out to encourage safety education and community building (October).
• Participation in the Gullett Carnival (October) and LamarFest (November).
Communicate to all Allandale residents: We report neighborhood news and events through our website, listserv, Facebook, and bi-monthly newsletter.
Keep Allandale safe: We have an active crime watch program and safety committee to educate neighbors on keeping their families, homes and properties safe, while fighting problems such as graffiti.
Promote responsible development: As the Burnet Road/Anderson Lane corridors evolve, we work with businesses on reasonable restrictions to minimize negative impact on nearby residents. We ensure our neighborhood interests are represented in the city’s efforts to revise the land development code (CodeNEXT). We work with adjacent neighborhoods in voicing our concerns to the City about traffic and development that would negatively impact our daily lives.
Manage our finances: We are taking major steps to eliminate our legal debt related to the Northcross lawsuit and, thanks to the generosity of Allandale residents, we are nearly debt-free. Targeted donations are vital to Allandale’s security, but dues are vital to our day-to-day operations.
Membership runs from January 1 to December 31. You may pay dues online or mail in your check and membership form (please see all of our contact info below). Additional contributions to support ANA’s legal defense fund are also greatly appreciated.
I look forward to seeing you throughout the coming year and welcome your questions and comments about what’s happening in the neighborhood.
ANA Membership Chair
Membership form: www.allandaleneighbor.com/files/member-form.pdf (download)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10886, Austin, TX 78766-1886
Website: www.allandaleneighbor.com (click “website updates by email”)
Email: allandale.neighborhood [Email address: allandale.neighborhood #AT# gmail.com - replace #AT# with @ ]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/allandaleATX (click “like”)
Yahoo listserv: send a blank email to allandale-subscribe [Email address: allandale-subscribe #AT# yahoogroups.com - replace #AT# with @ ]