Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

News in and around the Neighborhood~

Dear Neighbors,

I trust this is finding you enjoying the sunny temperatures.  Here is the latest news I thought you might like to know about.   First and foremost, there is going to be a Crime Summit for all neighbors in the first and second district.  If you are interested in improving neighborhood safety this will be for you. 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bishop DuBourg High School Cafeteria (5850 Eichelberger Ave)
Are you concerned about the number of break-ins?
What is Citizen’s Patrol? How do we handle social media?

The St. Louis Hills, Lindenwood Park, Princeton Heights, and
Southampton Neighborhood Associations invite you to a community
Safety Workshop
“Conducted by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department”
Topics to include:
• Citizens Patrol Training – with Sergeant Justin Johnson
• Q & A Session with Captain Michael A. Deeba, Sr.(bring your questions)
• Safety Product Info. & Vendors will be available. (View early, from 1:00 to 2:00)
• Basic home maintenance tips to make properties safer.

All 1st and 2nd District Neighbors are welcome to attend.

Recently I received an email from Officer Don Veile, Community Outreach officer for Second District Police.  He asked to have the following shared with the neighbors in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood.

Applications are now being accepted for The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Citizens Academy, a twelve-week course held once weekly in the evening.    This course wil be starting March 1, 2017, so it is important to register now.   Through the course, citizens gain better a understanding of the inner workings of the department through instruction in:
• the history & structure of the SLMPD
• predicting & analyzing crime patterns
• gang intelligence
• homicide investigations
• community policing techniques

If you are a block captain or  wish to become one, this is a perfect opportunity to gain more knowledge or jump on board.  Feel free to click the link to fill out an application.    Citizens Academy Application

I am also taking the liberty of attaching a detailed flyer in PDF format with additional information and contact information if you have more questions.  CITIZENS ACADEMY_A

Want to help prevent crime on your block?  Consider becoming a block captain.  Feel free to contact me by email at director@southwestgarden.org.  Together, we CAN make a difference!

 

Upcoming Elections for Board of Directors: 

Our association will have its annual elections for board members, at the April 24, 2017, general membership meeting. 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 or mail a letter of interest to the office. The deadline for nomination is March 1st, 2017, to be eligible for the April 24th election. In order to vote in the upcoming election, dues must Be received by March 1, 2017.

Click here  for a membership form   membership form 2017

If you do not wish to serve as a board member, please consider volunteering for any of our Committees or a special event.  Interested? Simply email at director@southwestgarden.org

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

P.S.  I have had some computer glitches this afternoon, sorry about sending this out twice~

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/02/14/news-around-neighborhood-2/

Last Minute Shout Out!

Dear Neighbors,

This is a friendly reminder that the first quarter general membership meeting for SWGNA will be held tomorrow evening (January 23rd)  at 7:00 pm at the St. Louis Activity Center.  Address  is at 5602 Arsenal Street.  Dee Brown of the  will be speaking.

Looking forward to be seeing you.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/01/22/last-minute-shout-2/

Catch Up on Neighborhood News with the Communicator

Dear Neighbors,

The Communicator is done and readily available for your reading pleasure, simply click january 2017

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendar for our first quarter 2017 general membership meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  Our featured speaker will be Dee Brown  Coordinator  and Founder of the St. Louis Safety Group.   We will meet at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street.

Click here for the Communicator january 2017

 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

 

Click here for the Communicator january 2017

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/01/16/catch-neighborhood-news-communicator/

Crime Summit Cancelled for This Weekend & Upcoming General Membership Meeting

Hello Neighbors,

The Neighborhood Safety Workshop originally planned for this coming Saturday, January 14th has been cancelled and re-scheduled.  Details are below~

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bishop DuBourg High School Cafeteria (5850 Eichelberger Ave)
Are you concerned about the number of break-ins?
What is Citizen’s Patrol? How do we handle social media?

The St. Louis Hills, Lindenwood Park, Princeton Heights, and
Southampton Neighborhood Associations invite you to a community
Safety Workshop
“Conducted by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department”
Topics to include:
• Citizens Patrol Training – with Sergeant Justin Johnson
• Q & A Session with Captain Michael A. Deeba, Sr.(bring your questions)
• Safety Product Info. & Vendors will be available. (View early, from 1:00 to 2:00)
• Basic home maintenance tips to make properties safer.

All 1st and 2nd District Neighbors are welcome to attend.

Monday, January 23, 2017:   First Quarter General Membership Meeting  will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO  63139.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.  We are scheduled to hand out awards, listen to our Aldermen reports and welcome guest speaker, Dee Brown, Coordinator of the St. Louis Safety Group.  

 Check out a video, click below:

Looking forward to be seeing neighbors,

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/01/12/crime-summit-cancelled-weekend-upcoming-general-membership-meeting/

The Christmas Door Step Challenge ~ something we can easily do!

 

Dear Neighbors,

Greetings one and all~

One of our very own Board members, Nancy Hightshoe, brought this challenge to our attention.  Capture the true spirit of Christmas and spread a bit of Christmas magic.  Remember miracles really do happen.  Who knows how many Christmases could be brightened by this simple gesture.

The rules:

1. Pick someone who has had a tough time or would simply benefit from some festive goodwill. It doesn’t have to be someone you know well.
2. Choose a gift – big or small.
3. Write an anonymous note, some kind words about why you were thinking of them.
4. Leave it all at their doorstep.
5. Knock on the door and leg it – make sure they don’t see you!
6. Feel happy knowing that you have spread some Christmas cheer with no expectations of anything in return.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2016/12/19/christmas-door-step-challenge-something-can-easily/

The Second District Police are in need of our help~

Hello Neighbors,

Last weekend there was an assault and shooting near Odell and Sulphur.  The police are looking for any type of video  related to the assault.  If you do, you may either email or call

  1.  Officer Don Veile Second District Community Outreach Officer:  email:  dlveile@slmpd.org
  2. Sgt Russo, Detective:  jprusso@slmpd.org

You may call 314-444-0100 and request to be transferred to the detective bureau and then ask to speak with Sgt Russo.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2016/12/08/second-district-police-need-help/

Last Minute Shout Out~ for our Annual Holiday Open House

Dear Neighbors,

It may be cold, wet and dreary outside, but the SWGNA office is gearing up into high excitement!  It’s almost time for our Holiday Open House!

holiday open house

You are cordially invited to join us for a dinner buffet of goodies and holiday cheer tomorrow night,  Monday evening December 5, 2016 from 5;30 pm to 8:30 pm.  It’s a great time to relax, get into the Holiday spirit with neighbors and friends.  There is going to plenty to eat.  As always the entire family is invited, so Mom doesn’t have to cook!   A hungry appetite is your only requirement!!  Don’t forget we are located at 4950 Southwest Avenue.  santa waving

Enjoy a little Christmas music, click below.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2016/12/04/last-minute-shout-annual-holiday-open-house/

Come one, come all to the Annual Holiday Open House~

Dear Neighbors,

It’s beginning to look like Christmas and it’s time to mark your calendar for The Annual Holiday Open House~

holiday open house

When?  Monday, December 5, 2016

Where?  4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO  63110

What time?  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

What do I bring?  Just an appetite and desire to share some holiday cheer with neighbors and friends!

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I am very excited to report that thanks to our new neighborhood watch group member and neighbor, Mike Keklikian, will be performing Christmas music!!  He often performs in the group, Dogtown Wailers.  Check out the Dogtown Wailers face book page.  click the following link or cut and paste into your address bar.

   https://www.facebook.com/Dogtown-Wailers-655955481213084/?ref=profile

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Oh by the way, if you have the time and feel so inclined donations of food would be appreciated.  It isn’t required though~

Looking forward to be seeing you!  santa waving

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2016/12/01/come-one-come-annual-holiday-open-house/

Mark Your Calendar For The Annual Holiday Open House~

Hello Neighbors,

The Christmas Season is upon us, where has this year gone too?  Believe it or not it’s that time of year to plan for SWGNA’s Annual Open House!

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Here are the details:  Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

at the SWGNA office located at 4950 Southwest Avenue

I am very pleased to announce that one of our neighbors, Mark  Keklikan, of the Dogtown Walkers, will be playing Christmas music for our listening pleasure.  Check out the Dogtown Walkers facebook page!

Click this link below or cut and paste into your address bar

https://www.facebook.com/Dogtown-Wailers-655955481213084/?ref=profile

 

Please feel to drop in for holiday cheer and complimentary buffet of dinner and treats.  It’s a great time to mingle with your neighbors old or new!  It’s also a great time to catch up with friends.  We would love to see one and all!

You are not required to bring anything, but we would be glad to accept donations of appetizers or desserts that is if you have the time~  Please call me at the office 314-772-6082 just leave a message.  OR, email me at director@southwestgarden.org so I can plan the menu accordingly.

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Looking forward to be seeing one and all!

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Want to enjoy a little Christmas music?  click the link below

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2016/11/25/mark-calendar-annual-holiday-open-house/

Last Minute Shout Out for the Annual Membership Drive Party~

Dear Neighbors,

When?  Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

sandrina sign

Where?  Sandrina’s Restaurant 5098 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO  63139

The menu?  Swiss Fondue with bread and veggies; meatloaf bites; cheese tortellini skewers; spinach tortillas roll ups;  steak crostini; fruit;  gooey brownie  bites; and soda.  Cash bar available~

The cost?  $10.00 for an individual; $20.00 family; $6.00 senior; $25.00 business  ( it’s your membership dues cost for 2017)

Click here to print out the 2017 membership form in advance:  updated-membership-form-2017

All proceeds benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson

Click this link for membership form:  updated-membership-form-2017

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2016/10/26/last-minute-shout-annual-membership-drive-party/

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