Euclid - St. Paul's Neighborhood Association

 

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5th Annual Gears & Holiday Cheers Bike Crawl
*PLEASE NOTE!* DATE CHANGED!
*NOW on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

6:30 Registration at Flying Boat Brewery
ESPNA Facebook Event Page

Tune up your bikes and add some holiday lights! We're hitting the streets to visit a few local establishments.
6:30 - 7:30: Flying Boat - Registration and first round!
8:00 - 9:00: Green Bench
9:15 - 10:15: St. Pete Brewing Co.
10:30 - ??: Flamingo

Please arrive to Flying Boat with enough time to complete registration and sign a waiver form before we roll out to Green Bench. We'll have sandwiches from Bodega at Green Bench and pizza from Angelo's at St. Pete Brewing Co.

Join us for one of both events if you can! Happy Holidays!
 
Have a Concern or an Idea?
These avenues are available to all active members to communicate a concern or an idea:

a.) Write an editorial for our neighborhood newsletter (<500 words). The newsletter is sent out every other month starting in February.  All articles should be submitted to news@espna.org by the 20th of the preceding month and be signed by a member.

b.) Request that a letter be forwarded to the membership list via email. Send forward requests to president@espna.org. Letters should be signed by members.

c.) Request that your topic be added to the general meeting agenda. General meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month, starting in February, in St. Paul's cafeteria at 7 pm. Please send your request to president@espna.org at least 7 days prior to be added to the agenda.

d.) Request that your topic be added to the board meeting agenda. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month, starting in January, at 7 pm. Please contact president@espna.org at least 7 days prior to be added to the agenda. The meeting location is posted on our website www.espna.org and all members are welcome to attend.

e.) Request a special meeting and vote. Special meetings can be called by board or by 10 active members. Written notice of the date, place, and purpose of special meetings shall be provided to all members at least 7 days prior. Send special meeting requests to president@espna.org.

f.) Post an announcement on our Facebook page. Ask that the message be shared with the fans of our page. www.facebook.com/espna.

   
General Meetings
  General meetings are held the first Thursday of the month every other month starting in January.  All meetings are held in St Paulís School cafeteria, unless otherwise announced, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for hospitality and a chance to visit, meeting starts at 7 pm.
Meeting Events Schedule:
  February Show Some Love to Our New Charity
  April TBD
  June TBD
  August Ice Cream Social
  October Pie Contest
  December Elections / Holiday Party
Porch Parties!
  Always the 3rd Friday of the month - itís a great way to get to know your neighbors and share your hospitality all at the same time. If youíd like to host a Porch Party, contact Megan Kotsko at porchparties@espna.org .
Board Meetings:
  Unless otherwise posted, the Board meets the 2nd Tuesday every other month, starting in January, at 7pm at Catholic Charities on the corner of 16th St and 13th Ave N.
Newsletters:
  Newsletter is published six times per year: February, April, June, August, October, December.  More Info...
ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS:
  • Alley Clean-up: Scheduled to coincide with Home Depotís hosting Hazardous Waste drop off.  If you donít have an alley help a neighbor who does and visit the Coffee Klatch when you are ready for a break.
  • Neighborhood Garage Sale - April, sales at voluntarily participating homes throughout Euclid/St. Paulís. Neighborhood Cook-out follows later the same day around 4 pm, location TBD.
  • Haunted Hike - Mid October
  • Holiday Potluck Dinner and E/SPNA Elections - December monthly meeting.
Board Meeting Minutes
  Under construction.  Please check back.
     
Departments
  Join or Renew your Membership - Online or By Mail.
  Note from the President
  ESPNA Board, Committees & Volunteers
  Maps: Sections , Sub-divisions
  The Neighborhood Plan - Online!
  Local Contacts and Links
  ESPNA Membership - Annual dues are $20 per household  or $30 for business or charter membership. Sign Up Here
 
April / May 2017 Newsletter
Newsletters are
now sent via email.

Why join Euclid St. Paulís Neighborhood Association?
  • The strength of the association is in numbers.
  • The city listens to a strong neighborhood association.
  • Discuss particular issues of our neighborhood (crime prevention, traffic safety, and zoning)
  • Vote on ways to address these issues
  • Elect board members and charity for the following year
  • Have a say on changes within the association
  • Monitor and advocate on city-wide issues that affect our neighborhood
  • Make an investment in the future of our neighborhood
  • Communicate your concerns or ideas to the neighborhood (write an article in our newsletter, speak at a meeting, serve on a committee)

Why be involved?

  • Learn about community resources
  • Meet and network with your neighbors (Need a babysitter? Who trims your trees? Can you watch my house while Iím away?)
  • Attend social events (porch parties 3rd Fridays, spring block party, Haunted Hike, bike crawls)
  • Receive email newsletters and notifications for suspicious activity, zoning variances, events, lost pets, etc.
  • Give back to your community

Join or Renew your Membership - Online or By Mail.

 
Dr. MLK Jr (9th) Street Ė Speed Control.
Euclid St Paulís neighbor and homeowner Graham White is leading an initiative to control excessive speed on Dr. MLK Jr (9th) Street. He was able to convince the City to conduct a traffic study this month. While the posted speed is 35 MPH, the studied revealed that actual speeds were between 43 Ė 45 MPH. To help improve pedestrian safety, Graham also requested that the St Petersburg Police Department monitor speeds and issue citations in the corridor; this resulted in 18 tickets in one day. Thank you Graham for your proactive approach to neighborhood safety. In the long-term, the ESPNA Board (in collaboration with surrounding neighborhood associations) is working on a larger initiative to apply ďComplete StreetsĒ design improvements to the corridor. http://www.stpete.org/sustainability/transportation.php
 
City of St Petersburg Residential Zoning Regulations Update.
The public is invited to join in the review of the Cityís Residential Land Development Regulations (ZONING RULES). The City will be holding a series of workshops over the next eight months to review the zoning requirements in its residential neighborhoods. This effort will include a review for potential changes to support and further our current design standards.
http://www.stpete.org/planning_zoning/land_development.php
 

New Committee Forming - Volunteers Needed

The Helping Hands Committee

ESPNA is excited to announce a new committee for the upcoming year!  The Helping Hands Committee has been added to unite residents of ESP in an effort to assist our neighbors in need.  The committee will be working toward providing assistance to residents who have specific needs in the form of labor or service, creating guidelines and managing requests for assistance, and connecting residents with city assistance programs, charitable foundations, as well as one another to share resources, collaborate, and help each other.

Examples of possible projects:

  • assisting neighbors in need of home maintenance

  • helping residents in times of crisis (death in family, illness, fire, etc.)

  • creating systems for tool sharing, meal trains, pet/child care, etc.

If you are able to volunteer and be a part of this committee, please contact Jo-An Thomas by emailing helpinghands@espna.org. We will be organizing the first meeting just after the New Year where the committee will work together to set goals and plan for 2016. Your help is greatly appreciated to get this committee up and running and set ESP apart as a neighborhood where people are truly connected and willing to lend a helping hand.

 
2015 ESPNA By-Laws Approved
Below is the link to the final version of the proposed by-laws as amended and approved at the 6 Aug 2015 meeting. 
ē ESPNA By-Laws 2015
 
SeeClickFix
Report neighborhood issues and see them get fixed.  From reporting potholes to receiving alerts, learn how SeeClickFix will help our neighborhood.  Click Here.
 
ESPNA Supports Local Charities
A portion of our fundraising from neighborhood events has been contributed to a local charity for over 10 years. Our members nominate charities that they feel need our support at the fall general meeting. Information is provided about each charity and paid members vote at the final yearly annual meeting to select the charity that we'll support throughout the upcoming year.
The Kind Mouse
Mission Statement: Our mission is to assist families in transition and their chronically hungry children. No hardworking individual should ever feel despair due to economic hardships beyond their control. Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure in their own homes, and no one should ever go hungry.
  • 2016 SPCA of Tampa Bay
  • 2015 Community Preschool
  • 2014 YMCA of Greater St Pete
  • 2013 Wounded Warrior Project
  • 2012 St Vincent DePaul
  • 2011 Ronald McDonald House
  • 2010 Alpha House of Pinellas County
 
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 News
Articles & suggestions for the newsletter may be sent to news@espna.org
 
Highlight a Home!
See improvements?  Let us know!   We are looking for the Next Highlighted Home.   Send your suggestions to Jane Mitchell at home@espna.org .
 
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