Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Get Your Table Now~ Our Annual Trivia Night is Saturday, October 13th

Dear Neighbors,

On Saturday, October 13th – The Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association cordially invites all to attend our  Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction. It will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO. 63139. Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia begins at 7:00 pm  This event promises to be the best of the best.  Of course, you are cordially invited to take advantage of our fabulous silent auction! 

Discount pricing is in effect until  October 3rd with tables of eight only $160.00. Thereafter walk in pricing will be $25.00 per ticket. Complimentary Beer and soft drinks provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share with your table. Mulligans,  Gift bag raffle tickets will be for sale. To reserve your table now simply mail or drop off your check to Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO. 63110. Or, you can make

(Simply use the email director@southwestgarden.org when logging into PayPal.)

  In order to make the silent auction bigger and better, we need your help.  Would you be willing to donate a basket, gift cards or gift certificates.  Perhaps you have a lovely painting or a piece of decor lying around the house that would make a nice auction item.  Your donation would be greatly appreciated!!  To arrange pick up call 314-772-6082 or email  me at director@southwestgarden.org

All proceeds benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association. If you would like more information check out our website at www.southwestgarden.org

We wish to thank two of our local Business Partners!   and 

Please consider shopping, eating and banking locally.  More business partners to follow in the months ahead.  We are grateful.  

Just some other quick news, this is a reminder that due to unforeseen circumstances the  Concert in Sublette Park scheduled for Saturday, September 8th has been cancelled.  We won’t give up on the idea, and hope to make it happen in 2019.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/08/29/get-table-now-annual-trivia-night-saturday-october-13th/

Oops! ~ Please Read

Dear Neighbors,

If you did not click onto the link to open the entire previous email announcement, you missed something in the message.  Please note the Concert in the Sublette Park originally scheduled for September 8, 2018 has been cancelled.   

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/08/15/oops-please-read/

It’s not too early to plan your fall calendar~

Dear Neighbors,

It is heartwarming to know that cooler temperatures will be here before we know it.  I don’t know about you, but I love the season of autumn!   This is a great time to mark your calendar of upcoming events.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 Concert in Sublette Park ~ this event has been cancelled, sorry about any inconvenience. 

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018:    The Annual Trivia Night   This is our only fundraiser of the year.  The event will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63139.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia starts at 7:00 pm.  Plenty of prizes and of course our famous silent auction!   Take advantage of the early bird pricing,  Reserve your table ahead of the crowd!   Tables of eight $160.00.   To reserve your table, you can drop off or mail your check to SWGNA office 4950 Southwest Avenue 63110.  Complimentary beverages will be served!

Or, https://www.paypal.com/us/home 

 

When logging in, simply use the email director@southwestgarden.org 

Monday, October 22, 2018 Fourth Quarter General Membership Meeting to be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO  63139.  The meeting will be at 7:00 pm and should end by 8:30 pm.  Do come and help us recognize all our volunteers and business sponsors who helped make the Heroes Appreciation Day a big success!  To honor our volunteers, Sandy Grbac will once again make a cake. 

For your listening pleasure~

 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/08/15/not-early-plan-fall-calendar/

Third Quarter General Membership Meeting is Just Around the Corner~

Dear Neighbors,

This is a shout out to remind you that the third quarter general membership meeting will be this coming Monday evening July 16th.  It will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center at 5602 Arsenal Street.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.   Dee Brown of the St. Louis Safety Group  will be a panelist in our discussion on crime and public safety.  The panel will also include Officer Don Veile, Community Outreach Officer and Board Member, Jill Guyton, Chair of Safety Committee.  i am pleased to report that our Alderpersons Annie Rice and Joe Vollmer will be present, as well.  The evening will end with something to cool you off  ice cream!

Our Heroes Appreciation Day is moving along nicely.  We will be serving barbecue Thursday, July 19th here at the office located at 4950 Southwest Avenue.  I am very excited to announce the St. Louis Activity Center  has been working very closely with us this year.  Many hands do make for light work!    There is still time to sign up.  If you would like to help, email me at: director@southwestgarden.org

Don’t have time, we are accepting donations.  Mail or drop your check to the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Office 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO  63110.

 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/07/14/third-quarter-general-membership-meeting-just-around-corner/

Third Quarter General Membership Meeting ~ Attention~

Dear Neighbors,

It seems Mother Nature has given  us some relief from the heat!

Due to scheduling conflicts with our speakers, the third quarter general membership meeting date is being changed.  Please  note, Monday, July 16,  2018  is the new date. We will meet at the St. Louis Activity Center located at 5602  Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.  We have a panel discussion of crime and public safety.  Our panelists will be Officer Don Veile, community outreach officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police;  Dee Brown of the St. Louis Safety Group  Jill Guyton, SWGNA Board member and chair of safety committee; and Kevin Bailey, Neighborhood Stabilization Officer. 

Your attendance will help us show appreciation for our block captains as we plan to honor them.

We plan to end the meeting with some pretty cool treats!

 

  Plans are moving along nicely for our annual George and Sandy Grbac Heroes Appreciation Day which will be Thursday, July 19, 2018.  We are excited to announce what is new this year, the St. Louis Activity Center is collaborating with us!  We are grateful because they are lending a helping hand with cooking, baking and planning.  We still need your help though.  Can you help us thank a hero?   If you can volunteer one or two hours please call the office at 314-772-6082 or email me, at director@southwestgarden.org

Come thank our heroes and enjoy some great barbecue! 

 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/07/08/third-quarter-general-membership-meeting-attention/

Shout Out! Upcoming Events in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood

Hello Neighbors,

Thursday, May 10, 2018:  Last Benefit Assistance Program!  Our social worker, Donna Adams, will be at the SWGNA office located at 4950 Southwest Avenue from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. (Please note that the funding is ending for this program in June.)

Saturday, June 2, 2018:  St. Louis Urban Symposium 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Demonstration Garden 4646 Senandoah Avenue St. Louis 63110.  The cost is $15.00.  To register go to www.Brightsidestl.org

Saturday, July 7, 2018:  Fireworks at Sublette Park

Thursday, July 19, 2018:  The Annual George and Sandy Grbac Heroes Appreciation Day at the office 4950 Southwest Avenue.  11:00 am to 8:00 pm.  New this year, the St. Louis Activity Center will be joining us in putting on this event!  Stay informed by checking the www.southwestgarden.org 

Monday, July 23, 2018:  Third Quarter General Membership Meeting 7:00 pm at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street.  There will be a panel discussion on crime and public safety.  An ice cream social will conclude the meeting.

Saturday, September 8, 2018:  NEW! Concert Extravaganza  in Sublette Park.  Line Dancing, Food Trucks and live entertainment for young and old alike!

Other news:  Just thought you would like to see a few pictures from the second quarter general membership meeting.  The Southwest Garden Neighborhood presented an award to Former 8th Ward Alderman, Steve Conway, for his 27 years of service in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood.  Sandy Grbac baked and decorated a lovely cake to honor Steve.              

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/05/07/shout-upcoming-events-southwest-garden-neighborhood/

Second Quarter General Membership Meeting is Just Around the Corner~

Dear Neighbors,

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2018.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street.    On the agenda will be a quality of life panel discussion with our Alder persons Annie Rice and Joe Vollmer.  Our new Neighborhood Improvement Specialists, Kevin Bailey and Brian Kolde will be present, as well.  This is great opportunity to let them know your concerns about city services.  Check out the Communicator for additional details April

We will have a recycling update with Rachel Greathouse of Brightside STL and election of officers. 

The evening will conclude with our third annual seedling and plant exchange.  Check out the Communicator for details April

In the event you have not paid your membership dues, simply print out the membership form 2018 and bring it with you.  You can also make  just type in the email director@southwestgarden.org

Light refreshments will be served.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/04/20/second-quarter-general-membership-meeting-just-around-corner/

News You Might Like to Know About ~

Hello Neighbors,

Happy Spring!  Hopefully the clouds, wet, cold and dampness is behind us and there a brighter days ahead.  April is the month of showers and it is also the month of our second quarter general membership meeting.    The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2018.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street.  Check out all the details for the agenda and our line up of guests on page one of the most recent Communicator.   Just click April

When reading the Communicator take a look at page 3 for upcoming dates.  It’s a great opportunity to mark your calendar, too!  April

 We are also planning to hold our third annual seedling and plant exchange!    

This is great motivation to thin out those garden beds.  Instead of throwing  the plants in the green waste dumpster wrap your plants and bring them to the general membership meeting.  Your plants bring joy to someone else’s garden and you get to take something home without spending a dime!  Pete Nicolazzi will once again coordinating the effort.  Pete also plans to bring in packets of Missouri native species seeds and some young pine trees!  Check out the Communicator for additional details: April   Oh I almost forgot to mention,

Pete is going to bring seeds that are butterfly friendly! 

Just a final note, I am also  working with Rachel GreatHouse and BRIGHTSIDE STL to have available a blue recycling bin for each person in the audience.  

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/04/11/news-might-like-know-2/

Become a Member~

Hello Neighbors,

A special round of applause is extended to all of you who have become members for the 2018 calendar year!  I will post the updated list in the Communicator spring issue during the first week of April.

With spring just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to become a member of the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association!   We work with residents, businesses, elected representatives, city officials and other organizations for a better neighborhood. (We can’t do it without YOU!)

Programs and volunteers beautify the community,  improve public safety , and provide fun things to do.  Membership follows the calendar year and entitles you to voting rights at general membership meetings.  Two votes for family membership; one vote each for business or individual.  Family is $20;  Business is $25;  Individual is $10; and, Senior is $6

Click here  for:  membership form 2018

You can drop off or mail to SWGNA 4950 Southwest Ave. St. Louis, MO  63110.

You can also use PayPal to pay your membership dues.   When logging in to send money use the email:  director@southwestgarden.org

 Simply click:   https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/03/13/become-a-member/

Upcoming Elections for Board of Directors~

Dear Neighbors,

Upcoming Elections for Board of Directors: 

Our association will have its annual elections for board members, at the April 23, 2018, general membership meeting.   There are two positions open – member at large and Third Vice President.   Each position is for a term of two years. We seek representation from all geographic areas of our neighborhood.   Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings, quarterly neighborhood meetings, various events and be a current in dues as a paid member of SWGNA.  If interested, please email (director@southwestgarden.org); or mail a letter of interest to the office. The deadline for nomination is Friday, March 23, 2017, to be eligible for the April 23rd election. In order to vote in this upcoming election, dues must be received by March 23rd.

Click here  for:  membership form 2018

You can drop off or mail letter of interest, dues and form to SWGNA 4950 Southwest Ave. St. Louis, MO  63110.

You can also use PayPal to pay your membership dues.   When logging in to send money use the email:  director@southwestgarden.org

 Simply click:   https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2018/02/19/upcoming-elections-board-directors/

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