September 2018 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 1st edition for the 2018-19 year.

National Night Out 2018

National Night Out is Tuesday October 2ND!

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!

Click here for our 2018 National Night Out Flyer.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

General Meetings
Held on Thursday nights (7PM) at Kennard CJA, 5031 Potomac
September 20 2018 – Education Theme
November 15 2018 – State Politics Theme
January 18 2019 – Theme TBD
March 21 2019 – Spring Cleaning Theme

We will also have a holiday volunteer event in December at Family Forward.

General Meeting March 15

Our fourth KHNA meeting of the season is 7p Thursday 3/15 at the Kennard CJA. It’s your chance to meet your neighbors and find out what’s happening in the neighborhood.

7:00-7:05 Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome
7:05-7:15 Alderman Vollmer
7:20-7:30 Alderman Vaccaro
7:35-7:45 SLMPD (PO Veile / PO Stehlin)
7:40-7:50 GSA Speaking about Green Team
8:00-8:30 Gateway Greening
8:30-9:00 BrightSide – STL Recycles

THIS MEETING’S THEME IS SPRING!
Spring Cleaning is not always an exciting topic, but there will be lots of useful information and some worthwhile enticements, so be there! A guest speaker is coming from Gateway Greening to tell us about their mission. There will be a nice variety of flower seeds which, KHNA has purchased for all in attendance to share and free copies of The Gateway Gardener magazine as well.
We will have information on recycling etiquette and recycling containers at a bargain price from Brightside St. Louis.
We have a worthwhile door prize, too, from Lesher’s Flower.
Start learning a bit at our meeting about gardening. You, too, can have a back yard garden to enjoy!

GSA STUDENTS HELPING OUT
We’re looking at April 14th this spring for Gateway Science Academy students to earn some required service hours helping us tidy the neighborhood..and/or a “Blitz” day with supplies and support from Brightside St. Louis. Not limited to students, we will need as many helpers as possible! Stay tuned!

WE ESPECIALLY INVITE…

10th Ward Alderman Joe Vollmer, whose ward includes most of Kingshighway Hills; 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, whose ward includes the blocks south of Pernod and west of Brannon. They faithfully attend our meetings, so here’s your chance to meet them and ask questions. Also, Police Officers Veile and Stehlin are invited to speak and answer and questions.

March 2018 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 4th edition for the 2017-18 year.

Board Election Results

Here are the results from the neighborhood board elections held at tonight’s meeting:

President: Megan Gallagher
Vice President: Marilyn Hummel
Director of Administration (Secretary): Marcella Milcic
Director of Finance (Treasurer): Chad Beffa
Director of Resident Engagement: Andrea Pendergraft
Director Of Safety: Jacob Rebe
Director of Business Engagement: Joe McGuire
Director of Community Relations: Open
Past-President: Brendan Gates

Congratulations to all of the board members, and thank you to all that attended the meeting to participate in the vote.

January 2018 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 3rd edition for the 2017-18 year.

General Meeting January 18

Our third KHNA meeting of the season is 7p Thursday 1/18 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 Board Elections! You should run for a seat. The neighborhood needs your help. Find out more about the available positions here.

We’ll also invite:
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.

Board Elections Next Month

Are you interested in helping improve your neighborhood? Do you have a specific cause that you care about, and you think it’s something the neighborhood should help with? Or do you just think it’s about time somebody else replaced that guy who always sits at the front of the room during meetings?

Now is your chance! Neighborhood elections are next month, and we think you’d make a great candidate. All positions are up for election.

To be eligible, you must be 18 and either live within our boundaries or own property within our boundaries. You must also be a dues paying member. Our dues are a steal at $10 for an individual or $15 for a family. You can even pay at the election meeting and be eligible to run.

Here are the board roles you can run for:

  • President – Manage & lead meetings, invite speakers, and be public face of association.
  • Vice President – Manage & lead meetings, invite speakers, and be public face of association. (backup to President)
  • Director of Administration – Responsible for checking postal mail, newsletter production and distribution, and recording official meeting minutes.
  • Director of Finance / Treasurer –  Responsible for bank account, accepting & making payments, and ensuring association budget is adhered to.
  • Director of Resident Engagement – Manage association membership list, work meeting door, respond to neighbor inquiries, and plan events.
  • Director of Safety – Lead NOM and neighborhood watch efforts, monitor crime reports, and be POC for SLMPD and City safety agencies.
  • Director of Business Engagement – Be POC for and manage relationship with local businesses and City permitting agencies, monitor business activity, and coordinate permit responses.
  • Director of Community Relations – Manage neighborhood website, email, and social accounts. Be POC for and manage relationship with nearby schools and neighborhoods.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

2017 Holiday Event at Family Forward (FRC)

KHNA is super excited to again have their Holiday event at Family Forward (they used to be called the Family Resource Center). Our event will be Thursday December 14th at 6pm, at the FF building located at Fyler & Kingshighway. We’ll wrap gifts for the kids, help decorate their facility, and have some light snacks.

What can you bring to donate to the cause?
Feel free to bring a NEW gift that can be wrapped and given to the kids they support – but don’t feel obligated. They already have tons of gifts, and what they need most from us is the wrapping. If you do want to bring a gift they especially need books for teens, or baby board books, since they run out of those first. Stuffed animals are great too. They also need wrapping paper and gift wrapping supplies. They go through a lot of it!

Want to know more about Family Forward?
Their mission is to give kids a chance at a better life by preventing and treating all forms of child abuse and neglect by strengthening families through family-centered therapeutic, educational, and support services. Visit their website for more info.