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Minutes – Annual Meeting – CGNE – 2017

Minutes of CGNE Meeting

The meeting opened with the treasurer’s report, which reflects a bank balance of $1082.53. There was some discussion about how keeping track of donation amounts, sources and dates might help officers to determine the most efficacious fund raisers etc. Colleen reported that Elizabeth is going to work on a data base to track these factors.

A report on the Little Free Libraries revealed that there is a shortage of children’s books so all are expected to look for resources.

Gardening Club report was that a meeting is scheduled November 20th and there is some thought about a Garden Tour perhaps in February.

The Neighborhood Cleanup went well with one right of way cleared entirely and another partially. There was discussion of doing another cleanup, but having a lottery for where to clear based on property owner participation, or donation.
Brush and bulky is scheduled 1/8/18 and 7/2/18.

Wilson Wash is being regularly picked up and Steve reported that he is going to find time to pursue the Dept of Transportation about a footbridge.

A review of the winter picnic was a unanimous success with more people attending and some donations received, even one of $100!

Holiday activities scheduled for CGNE include; Walking caroling (near Bill and Jana’s) on Dec 2 at about 5:30pm, Caroling in the Conner Park on Dec 9 6:00pm-8pm), Holiday Bazar on Dec 10 (10am-12pm) on 2004 Spring St., Pot Luck on Dec 16 at Bill and Jana’s.


President – Bill Halvorson
Vice President – Steve Collen
Recording Secretary – Elizabeth Nielsen
Corresponding Secretary – Chris Janton
Treasurer – Jana Guyman

Notes from May 17, 2017 Meeting

Hey Everyone,
Bill and Jana are on vacation and asked me to send the notes from the last meeting. So they are below.

Lots happening since then. Robert and Sue are doing their thing with the libraries, Sue got a bunch of books from Tucson Friends of the Library. YAY! Elizabeth is going crazy with the welcome packet. It looks great, and we have several homes that will be with new owners soon to give them too. Bill set up another neighborhood meeting for July 20th, 6 PM at Ward III. I hope most of you can attend. Our first garden meeting is June 20th at Cyndi’s, and Bill has some cleanup dates for alleys so we can take advantage of the next brush and bulky. The next Newsletter will be out in about a week or so. And lastly, Lend a Hand is having a furniture sale this weekend. Check your email from Vicki if you are available to help.

First of all I want to thank all of you for being at the meeting tonight. We accomplished so much more then I imagined. Here is a brief overview.

Monthly Activities

January – Newsletter and door hanger

February – Garden Show ???

March – Lend a Hand Garage Sale /Newsletter late in month

April – Neighborhood Picnic / Plant Swap

May – Roll-off / Progressive Dinner

June – Newsletter late in month

July – next meeting, around July 19th

August – go on vacation, get out of the heat

September – Newsletter and door hanger

October – Yearly Newsletter goes out

November – Neighborhood picnic and roll-off

December – Jana and Bill will host the neighborhood Christmas Potluck

Welcome Packet Committee – Elizabeth and Debbie. Elizabeth took the packet to look through it, Colleen will send copies of any of the forms in the packet that she has, some can be found at Ward three. Vickie will get Elizabeth updated Lend a Hand handout.

Libraries – Robert will take care of the Plumer library and Sue will take care of the park library. Colleen will send the template for the cards to put inside the books. I have some extra business card blanks, but after they are gone the association will buy more.

Gardening Club – Cindi will head up the gardening club. She will let us know when the first meeting will be. She is thinking end of June.

Clean up committee – Bill, Steve, Cindi, Kris, Umberto, Sue, Doug

Elizabeth is looking in to grants that we can apply for to possibly beautify our park and maybe help solve some water issues. It was also suggested we build a bridge over the Wilson wash.

We voted to raise our dues and possibly allow people to use PayPal . We also voted to give $100 to Lend a Hand.

Chris is willing to put any business card on our website of people who have businesses.

Agenda for next meeting – door hanger design/information, deciding what to put on the city newsletter that goes to everyone (4 pages)

Let Bill or I know if you have other topics.

Campbell/Grant – Town Crier – Flash

Lots Going On

March 17th- 18th  Lend a Hand Garage Sale
7 AM – 1 PM , 1545 E Water Street

April 9th – Neighborhood Picnic  11-3 in the park  (Food, jumping castle, face painting, games and plant swap)

April 9th – Plant Swap  11-3 in the park

May 13th – Neighborhood Progressive Dinner

Watch for the next Town Crier, coming out soon.

Check out our new free little library on Plumer.

If you have any questions please call Colleen at 520-577-4543 or email at

Annual Meeting and Fall Picnic

Sunday, November 13, 2016 ~ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda will be provided
Please bring your favorite side dish or desert to share. Also, bring chairs, blankets, cups, plate and utensils for your family. There will be a jumping castle and face painting for kids!

Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM
Meeting topics:
– Safety discussion with police
– Update from the Ward III office
– Area road work Election of Officers