Hello Neighbors! It's time to tune up your
bikes, the summer bike crawl is near! We'll meet at the newest brewery in
town, Flying Boat, which happens to be just a block or two outside our
neighborhood. Park your bikes outside, come in, grab a beer, and head up
the green stairs to a private room for registration. Please arrive by 7pm,
as you'll need to sign a waiver to join in the fun! From there, we'll
travel as a group to Sunset Grille, Three Birds Tavern, and Flamingo Sports
Bar! Here's the plan:
6:15-7:15 Registration at Flying Boat
1776 11th Ave North
7:15-7:30 Ride to Sunset Grille 2996
Dr. MLK Street North
7:30-8:30 Hang out at Sunset Grille &
munch on some apps!
8:30-8:45 Ride to Three Birds 1492
4th Street North
8:45-9:45 Hang out at Three Birds &
munch on some more apps!
9:45-10 Ride to Flamingo Sports Bar
1230 9th Street North
10:00- ??? Hang out at Flamingos
Hope you can make it!
General Meeting, August 3, St. Paulís Catholic School Cafeteria, 7pm
Charity Drive: Bring school supplies to
donate to The Kind Mouse
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
email@example.com by the 20th of the preceding month and be signed by a
b.) Request that a
letter be forwarded to the membership list via email. Send forward
requests to firstname.lastname@example.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
email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
f.) Post an announcement on our Facebook
page. Ask that the message be shared with the fans of our page.
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:
Show Some Love to Our New Charity
Ice Cream Social
Elections / Holiday Party
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
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.
Newsletter is published six times per year: February, April, June, August, October, December.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Below is the link to the final version of the proposed by-laws as amended
and approved at the 6 Aug 2015 meeting.
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.
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.
See improvements? Let us know!
We are looking for the
Send your suggestions to Jane Mitchell at
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