General Meeting September 21

Our first KHNA meeting of the season is this week, 7p Thursday 9/21 at the Kennard CJA. It’s your chance to meet your neighbors and find out what’s happening in the neighborhood. It’s also our first Education meeting! Reps from nearby school will be there to talk about their school, application procedures, deadlines, etc.

Along with the local school reps, we’ll also have:
Alderman Joe Vollmer, Ward 10
Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Ward 23

Mark Washington-McLean (Ward 10 NIS) will also be attending & available to take reports from neighbors, but will not be speaking.

Last but not least, we’ll be giving out Ted Drewes!

September 2017 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 1st edition for the 2017-18 year.

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

General Meetings
Held on Thursday nights (7PM) at Kennard CJA, 5031 Potomac
September 21 2017 – Education Theme
November 16 2017 – State Politics Theme
January 18 2018 – Neighborhood Elections
March 15 2018 – Spring Cleaning Theme

We will also have a holiday volunteer event in December at Family Forward (previously known as the Family Resource Center).

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out is this Tuesday 8/1!

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

In other words, it’s a night to get together with your neighbors and take a stand for your neighborhood. A stand against crime, a stand for your community. It’s a block party with a cause!

Join up with the block party closest to you!
Or, come join the 5000 Block of Parker at Brannon. They will be out from 6p-10p. All are welcome!

Join the NOM

Hello Neighbors,
Crime tends to be our reminder of how important it is to know, respect, and look out for our all of our neighbors. Proactively we can combat crime by getting to know one another. This can start with a simple “Hello Neighbor,” and blossom into block parties filled with you and your neighbors for the “National Night Out” every August.

In the present, we work to combat crime by being aware of our surroundings and using our gut intuition. We install bright lights, and security systems. If something seems a little “off,” it very well may be. Take note and let someone know. By doing this we are citizens taking active ownership of our neighborhoods.
By taking active ownership of our neighborhoods, we can solve and work to stop problems before they happen.
“Criminals target neighborhoods where they think they have a low risk of getting caught. Criminals know the neighborhoods that are more likely to tolerate bad behavior and they plan and act accordingly. Neighborhoods that do not have involved citizens are an easy target for criminal activity.”
Now that we recognize a problem, we work towards the solution. Luckily, for us, Citizens of St. Louis, have already put together a guide for Neighborhood Ownership. This is called the “Neighborhood Ownership Model,” often referred to as the “NOM.” Kinghshighway Hills does have a NOM in place! We are partnered with the Tilles Park Neighborhood Association, under the official neighborhood name of “NorthHampton or (NOHA).”
While the NOM for our neighborhood has been established, we very much need you, our citizens, our neighbors, our residents of Kingshighway Hills, to play an active role in taking ownership of your neighborhood.
Please follow the link provided to learn more about what you can do to help keep our neighborhood(s) safe.

The next Court Advocacy Training meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Buder Library (4401 Hampton). This is right in our own back yard so if you were unable to make a previous training date, now is your chance!

Neighborhood Ownership Model Signup Link

And remember…
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.

General Meeting 3/16/2017

Our fourth KHNA General meeting of the season is this week, 7p Thursday 3/16 at the Kennard CJA. It’s your chance to find out what’s happening in Kingshighway Hills.

Confirmed speakers include:
Alderman Joe Vollmer, Ward 10
Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Ward 23
Meghan Robinson, Family Resource Center
Representative from SCSTL Ownership Group

Mark Washington-McLean (Ward 10 NIS) will also be attending & available to take reports from neighbors, but will not be speaking.

The meeting agenda is available for download here.

March 2017 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 4th edition for the 2016-17 year.