August 12, 2014 Membership Meeting

Tuesday, August 10, 7 p.m.
Third Presbyterian Church (corner of 7th & Bergen).

Our Speaker will be Molly Berendt from the Family Service Center. Molly will give a presentation at the August EPNIA membership meeting and talk about plans to start a Compass Program for McClernand Elementary School.

Childcare will be provided.

August Membership Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, August 12

Neighborhood Police Officer Report

Reviewed some tenant and landlord issues that we are having in the neighborhood and discussed what the city is doing to remediate these issues. He also discussed Operation Unity, a focus effort targeting the 1000 and 1100 blocks of 4th St. and the effectiveness of this operation thus far.

Strengthening our Partnerships

Habitat for Humanity – House at 727 N. 7th will be dedicated August 17th.

Grace City Fellowship – Ryan and Dawn Mobley talked about different events coming up in the neighborhood to support neighborhood children. Brainstormed on some different ideas that could potentially happen in the neighborhood with volunteer efforts.

Citizen’s Police Academy – Starts Wednesday, August 27, this is a 10 week course for adults who are interested.

Rochester Christian Church – Recruiting volunteers for this year’s reading mentoring program at McClernand. RCC is also hosting a back to school cookout on Thursday, August 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Parents will be able to see their child’s classroom and meet the teacher, RCC will serve food and organize the activities so the staff will be free to interact with the families who attend.

Discussion about boarding and upkeep of properties owned by the neighborhood association. Capital Township has provided two individuals through their Workforce Development program, they will pay them for 70 hours/mo. to serve as property managers for Enos Park Development. Calvin Pitts has agreed to train/supervise them.

Guest Speaker

Molly Berendt from Family Service Center talked about a program called Compass that EPNIA would like to have implemented for students at McClernand Elementary School. This program will help 25-30 “high risk” children that need adult/child interaction that helps with their academic learning and also helps with their mental and emotional behavior. Compass would meet at Third Presbyterian Church on Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to be matched with a child in the program as well as to help with enrichment activities and preparing food.