This is from the federation:
You are welcome and needed at Tuesday’s Oct. 25 SCCF meeting (7 p.m. at Central Area Senior Center), featuring a roundtable on tools for building a strong neighborhood association responsive to the community and respected at City Hall
Monthly Meeting –Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 7 p.m., Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Avenue South 98144
[This beautiful facility with free parking and a grand view of Lake Washington is just three blocks east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. and one block south of S. Jackson Street]
Does it sometimes seem that the city council and the mayor pay little or no attention to neighborhoods? Is it difficult for your group to mobilize neighbors on important issues? Participate in this roundtable on effective organizing, fundraising and outreach to energize the grassroots and make a difference at city hall.
Effective neighborhood associations are an absolute necessity in empowering the public and improving and protecting communities. But effective action at the grassroots level doesn’t just happen–it needs a toolbox for organizing. Don’t miss this October 25 roundtable to learn from each other and spotlight successful techniques. Please bring stories of what works in your neighborhood, samples newsletters, e-newsletters, dues statements, etc. and your experiences of organizational challenges.
Topics that will be discussed include newsletters and door-to-door efforts, web sites and social media, dues and donations, public meetings and events, attracting and motivating volunteers, and any other topic you want to bring up. If you can’t come, please send us your ideas or questions, to Chris Leman (206-322-5463) at [email protected] or Jeannie Hale at [email protected].
The October 25 meeting also includes our monthly Round Robin to share with others the recent issues and projects in your neighborhood. If you have informational materials you would like distributed at the meeting, please e-mail electronic copies or links to [email protected].
1. Call to order and introductions
2. Minutes /Treasurer’s Report / President’s Report
7:10 Roundtable on techniques for building a strong neighborhood association (see above). Please bring your stories and questions on what works.
8:15 Update on the Department of Planning and Development’s Proposed Text Amendment on Siting Essential Public Facilities: This measure would allow waiver of all development regulations in neighborhoods throughout Seattle. SCCF is joint appellant of DPD’s declaration of non-significance; the appeal asks the Hearing Examiner to require an environmental impact statement on the proposal.
8:30 Round Robin of issues and projects in your neighborhood