Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Membership Drive To Begin

¡Hola Vecinos!© is our official Newman Park Neighborhood Association e-letter which I write, publish and take complete responsibility for (most of the time). I will also start posting them here on this blog.

Our membership drive is beginning as part of the countdown to our Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at Newman Park. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided by City Representative Susie Byrd.

If you hear a tapping at your door soon, it won’t be Poe’s ungainly fowl, but a Newman Park Neighborhood Association Board member. (The two should not be mistaken.) Our annual membership drive is about to begin.

Just think: Your neighborhood association makes it possible to have concerts in the park, an annual Halloween pumpkin carving with crafts, an Easter egg hunt, park improvements, neighborhood potlucks and barbeques and much more. Annual dues support your association and are just $15 per household.

I’ve attached a virus-free Word doc of our official membership form. You can print out the form and send it and your check to our Treasurer - Lee Byrd, 701 Texas Avenue, El Paso, TX 79901. Of course, donations above and beyond $15 will be appreciated and welcomed.

Our membership drive will lead up to our annual meeting and cookout at Newman Park on July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. At that meeting we will be electing new Board members. If you or someone you know is interested in board membership, please reply to this email. Board members must be members of the Association and there can only be one per household. They are elected to serve for two years.

Our bylaws are pretty vague about an age requirement. In fact, there is nothing in the by-laws about a board member even being human. Cats (particularly Tonkinese) make purrfect board members. If your choice is a dog – then your best bet probably is a Pug. Forget Chihuahuas. Just forget them.

There will be more about our membership drive in our Midweeker edition of the ¡Hola Vecinos!©.

Our neighborhood has many heroes. This week’s hero is Hector Montes who repaired a vandalized barricade that we use on Scenic Sundays. Most of you know Hector and his show, the Hector Sector on KHRO 1150AM Talk Radio El Paso. You can hear or livestream Hector Monday through Friday from Noon to 4.

Finally, help Homegrown El Paso help the homeless on Wednesday, July 1. Just eat at one of these restaurants: Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Lancer’s Club, L & J CafĂ©, and/or Sorrento Italian Restaurant. 10% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.

¡Vaya con Dios!

¡Hola Vecinos!© An official emailed newsletter of the Newman Park Neighborhood Association is written and published by Jim Tolbert. To subscribe or unsubscribe, just reply to this letter or email jimhtolbert@elp.rr.com.

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Please also see our neighborhood blog updated almost daily: www.newmanpark.blogspot.com. Also (and here comes the shameless plugs) please visit www.elpasonaturally.blogspot.com and www.conkeystavern.blogspot.com.

This is Volume 3 and Number 30 published on June 28, 2009.

"A million tax-free dollars would probably tempt me to divulge your email address.However, know that your privacy is safe with me . . . Nobody has offered me the million yet."

The mission of the Newman Park Neighborhood Association is to improve the quality of life in the Newman Park neighborhood through care and attention to the park and surrounding areas, and to build a community network of care, watchfulness and concern for each other and our beautiful desert environment

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