Help Choose Our Sunnyside Neighborhood Sign

By Heather Wilson, SNA Board Member

SNA SIGN ENTRY 1

SNA sign entry #2

SNA Sign No. 3

 

We are thrilled to have three finalists in our neighborhood sign competition.  The southwest corner of SE Stark St. and 33rd Ave has been designated as a welcome point into the Sunnyside Neighborhood.  When Laurelhurst Village expanded their facility, they set aside a space for a sign, in addition to the ground for the Blair Community Garden. Currently the spot is bare with two lonely posts awaiting cheerful signage. Our requirements were to include the text ‘Sunnyside Neighborhood, Proud Past, Bright Future’ and feature a sunflower.

The first is from John Fell.  His submission is a carved wood sign featuring a horizon of rooftops and a cluster of sunflowers

The second is from John Chandler, owner of Oblique Coffee Roasters on SE Stark St.  His sign would be made from reclaimed Douglas fir. You can see examples of his work at his café.

The third is SNA board member Bill Stites of Stites Design. Bill’s entry is mixed media of wood and metal with a rotating sunflower.

We thank these artisans for their submissions and we look forward to having one of these creations grace our neighborhood.  All entries were viewed at our February general meeting and can be viewed at our website XXX.  The neighborhood will vote on our winner at our March general meeting on Thursday, March, 8th at 7:00 PM.  Please join us and vote for your favorite!

Join Us for Our February Meeting

On the agenda at the general meeting this month:

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate November minutes (2 min)
  3. Sunnyside Neighborhood sign contest, viewing of entries (10 min)
  4. February 19, movie matinee fundraiser w/ RNA (Allen Field 5 min)
  5. Sunnyside Sunflower painting: passing the torch (Suzanne Tom 5 min)
  6. Disaster dinner funds request (Dana Buhl 5 min)
  7. Mural repainting on Walgreens (Nam Khalsa 5 min)
  8. Committee Reports (15 min)

Sustainability (RD)
Land Use and Transportation (TJ)

Crime Prevention (HW)

Southeast Uplift (HW)

Treasurer’s Report (JP)

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on March 8 / Newsletter articles (due Feb. 15)
  4. Adjourn

And the board meeting’s agenda is as follows:

 

  1. Approve agenda/minutes (2 min)
  2. Sunnyside Neighborhood sign contest (10 min)
  3. Bagdad movie matinee logistics (10 min)
  4. Cell tower opposition (5 min)
  5. Disaster dinner funds request (10 min)
  6. Action items:

- Disaster Dinner funds

- Choosing winner of sign contest

- letter supporting cell tower opposition

  1. Newsletter articles (due Feb. 15)
  2. Other Business

Adjourn

We hope to see you there. As always, we meet at Southeast Uplift, the corner of 34th and Main.

First SNA Meeting of 2012 — Here’s what’s on the agenda

SNA General Meeting Agenda

January 12, 2011, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate November minutes (2 min)
  3. Better Together – coordinated efforts of NA and BA. (Karen & Connie 7 min)
  4. Neighborhood Tree Survey/application (Jeff Cole 5 min)
  5. Sunnyside Sunflower painting: passing the torch (Suzanne Tom 7 min)
  6. February 19, movie matinee fundraiser w/ RNA (Tim 5 min)
  7. Committee Reports (15 min)

Sustainability (RD)
Land Use and Transportation (TJ)

Crime Prevention (HW)

Southeast Uplift (HW)

Treasurer’s Report (JP)

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on February 9 / Newsletter articles (due Jan. 15)
  4. Adjourn

SNA Board Meeting Agenda

January 12, 2011, 8:00 – 9:00 PM

 

  1. Approve agenda/minutes (2 min)
  2. Funding flexibility for FoT planting (Jeff Cole 5 min)
  3. Group GNA on Belmont progress (Tony 10 min)
  4. Peacock Lane traffic mitigation (2012 and beyond) (Tony, 10 min)
  5. Oppose Buckman Pool closure (5 min)
  6. Action items:

-          FoT funding adjustment, if any

-          Movie matinee

-          Letter opposing Buckman Pool closure

  1. Newsletter articles (due Jan. 15)
  2. Other Business
  3. Adjourn

 

Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13

Here’s what’s on tap for this month’s general meeting. Please join us at 7 p.m. at Southeast Uplift, corner of 34th and SE Main.

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate August minutes (2 min)
  3. Sunnyside Tree Planting (Jeff Cole, 5 min)
  4. Leaf Day Overview (Grant Morehead, PDOT 10 min)
  5. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Choya Adkison-Stevens, YWCA 5 min)
  6. Committee Reports (15 min)

Sustainability (?)
Land Use and Transportation (TJ)

Crime Prevention (HW)

Southeast Uplift (HW)

Treasurer’s Report (JP)

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on November 10 / Newsletter articles (due Oct. 15)
  4. Adjourn

Belmont Street Fair Set for Sept. 10 With Old Favorites & New Fun

This year’s Belmont Street Fair promises to be a spectacular event with all the best of past fairs, plus some new and exciting twists. Our theme this year is “Imagine.” Imagine the possibilities of a thriving local community. Imagine art on every corner, community potluck dinners, bicycle traffic jams, backyard eggs for all, human-powered transport on car-free streets.

Belmont Street between 33rd and 37th will be car-free once again. As one fair enthusiast said last year: “After you go to this fair, you’ll wonder why they don’t always shut down SE Belmont to cars/ buses between 33rd and 37th. It just feels right.” The fair extends from 20th to 60th avenues on Belmont and a free Ecoshuttle will link the special events along the way.

The Sunnyside Neighgorhood Green will return to 34th and Belmont. You’ll find an expanded Kids Fun Center, with activities for kids of all ages, an integrated bouncy house, mini-golf course and juggling with Do Jump. Be sure to visit the Artists’ Alley, showcasing the work of local artists and the alternative transportation exposition, which this year will feature cargo bikes.

Local musicians will perform on multiple stages, with a main stage lineup that is sure to please:

— Chazz Funk All Stars (noon to 12:45 p.m.)

— Dusu Mali (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

— Sarah Moon & The Night Sky (2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.)

— Sweet Juice (3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

— Brothers of the Baladi (5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.)

— Saloon Ensemble, featuring members of March Fourth Marching Band (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

The Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 8 p.m. The Fair is a collaboration between the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and the Belmont Area Business Association. Organizers have been working overtime to make this year’s fair a fun-filled car-free community event filled with local artists, musicians, street vendors and family-friendly activities, where you can just imagine the possibilities.

For more information or to obtain a vendor (or artist) booth application, visit http://belmontdistrict.org/whats-happening/street-fair, or call (503) 774-2932. This event wouldn’t happen without volunteers, so please consider signing up for a shift. Contact Josh Palmer at (503) 287-1515.

A bit of green, a lot of merrymaking