April 1, 2013
Dear Neighborhood Watch Association Member,
I hope all of you are doing well.
To let you know, we are having a General Membership meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Northeast Regional Command Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will have a guest speaker, Crime Investigator U.S. Marshall, Jesus Flores.
This membership meeting is extremely important to all of the members of NWA, as we need your assistance to determine the following:
There are 3 members who will be retiring from the NWA board:
James Ratcliff, Vice-President and Membership Chair
Grace Lino-Fernandez, Secretary and Westside Representative
Fred Shuford, Northeast Representative
If these positions can be filled, and I am asked to do so, I will stay on as president for the next year. However, I am also filling the position of Treasurer, and that position will need to be filled as well.
So, that leaves us with four positions that need to be filled. If no one will step up to help fill these positions, the NWA of El Paso will be become inactive.
We have also considered the return of a newsletter; however, we need someone to strongly consider taking up the position which is in charge of creating the newsletter and sending it out to the members.
We cannot stress enough how very important it is that these positions be filled. You should have a copy of the By-Laws which does define the responsibilities of each of these positions. Please read them and consider which position with which you would like to participate.
We are asking that each of you consider becoming a member of the NWA board. The only prerequisites are 1.) You need to be a block captain; 2.) You agree to serve on the board for at least one year.
Further, those present at our General Membership meeting discussed going back to National Night Out in August, as opposed to Texas Night Out in October. All agreed to move National Night Out back to August. Northeast Regional Commands’ CPO contacted National Town Watch, and they had no problem with approving El Paso about going back to National Night Out in August. The Chief’s office has been advised of this change. So, unless we hear differently, El Paso will participate in the National Night Out event in August.
As you may be aware, two of the main reasons for moving the National Night Out event back to August are that there is more daylight and the children are out of school. Second, the whole country celebrates National Night Out on the same day. This should be the first Tuesday of August (6th).
Again, please consider attending this very important meeting. Your input is needed and important to the future of the NWA. We will have door prizes, and, if you can, please bring a snack.
Thank you so much for your continued support. The future of NWA is up to you. We have accomplished a lot these past years, and, together, we can do so much more.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Tina Gianes, President