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Chatham Square Neighborhood Association:  2017 Retreat Notes

January 28, 2017, 10am-2pm (postponed from January 21)

The Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Avenue (Pine St. Entrance)

Host: David Hunter

Facilitator: Kevin Ewing

Attendees:

Brenda Brown, Christel Manning, David Hunter, George Morrison, Kathleen Flynn, Lee Cruz, Margaret Dunn, Marion Lemley, Mark Duda, Mary Ann Moran, Natalie Coe, Nikole Allen & family, Patricia Boozer, Rich Pizzoferrato, Sally Esposito, Sarah Miller, Susan Hackett, Susan Regan, Tim Byrnes

Notes

As participants arrived, they had coffee and treats provided by our host, David Hunter of The Mary Wade Home. 

- Lee welcomed everyone, acknowledged the generosity of our host, and reviewed the purpose for the retreat (to review the past year’s activities and progress, celebrate accomplishments, and plan for the future).  He also thanked Kevin Ewing, our facilitator.  Participants introduced themselves.

- Kevin reviewed the results of the pre-retreat survey.

- Lee noted that CSNA’s foci are:

     1. health & well-being

     2. community & economic development

- Suggested 2017 activities were listed and participants posted the activities they will work toward:

Activity

Volunteers

Welcome packets/notes 

Susan Regan

Sweet 16 dancers will perform at Riverfest

 

Riverfest including cleanup (Sat., May 20, 11-4; rain date May 21)

Christel Manning

Mark Duda

Margaret Dunn

Lee Cruz

Rich Pizzoferrato

Brenda Brown

Spring festival (April 15, 1-4)

Sally Esposito

Margaret Dunn

Lee Cruz

Mary Ann Moran

Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot”

 

Fall Festival including cleanup (September 9, 1-4; rain date September 16)

Mark Duda

Susan Regan

Sally Esposito

Margaret Dunn

Rich Pizzoferrato

Brenda Brown

Dining out night

Christel Manning

Lee Cruz

Soup night  

  Christel Manning

  Lee Cruz

  Natalie Coe (will host)

Work on the impact of immigration policies on neighborhood kids and residents including connecting with other groups 

  Susan Regan

  Sally Esposito

  Mary Ann Moran

  Natalie Coe

Relationship between Mary Wade/neighbors (kids’ night)

  Sarah Miller

  Nikole Allen

Gardens

  Mary Ann Moran

  Susan Hackett

  Patricia Boozer

  Sally Esposito

Tree lighting 

  Mark Duda

  Lee Cruz

  Rich Pizzoferrato

  Brenda Brown

Website update 

  Lee Cruz

Climate change/connect with City/renewable energy 

  Patricia Boozer

  Susan Regan

  Sally Esposito

  Lee Cruz

  Natalie Coe

Explore technology regarding all activities 

  Rich Pizzoferrato

  Brenda Brown

Spring/fall cleanups 

  Susan Hackett

  Lee Cruz

  Rich Pizzoferrato (spring)

  Brenda Brown (spring)

Urban oasis under bridge 

  Christel Manning

  Lee Cruz

Walking trail maps/plantings 

  Lee Cruz

Community health activities 

Nikole Allen

Kathleen Flynn

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