Fair Haven is a Diverse Community with a Rich History and a Beautiful Waterfront
Who: Residents and business owners and people who work in our neighborhood are welcome. Bring children if you have some.
What: 2013 CSNA Community Planning Retreat
WHY: This is an opportunity to celebrate what we accomplished in 2012 and to plan what we will do in 2013. Come share your ideas, meet your neighbors and get involved.
WHEN: This Saturday 1/26 10:30-2pm
WHERE: At the office of the United Way of Greater New Haven – directions from Chatham Square Neighborhood. Directions below.
Thank You: : Beth Pellegrino and the rest of the staff for making it possible for us to use the office of the United Way for Greater New Haven, Patti Scussel, Start Bank for volunteering to be our facilitator and Mary Ann Moran for picking up the coffee and food before the meeting. Many thanks also to the residents, neighbors, business owners, agency staff and city workers who volunteered in 2012 to make all the good things that happen in our neighborhood possible.
10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee and Conversation
11:00am – 11:30am: Introductions and Icebreaker
Why did you get involved in Chatham Square?
Icebreaker will identify strengths and skill sets
11:30am – 12:20pm: 2012 in Review
Joys & Successes; where do you think we succeeded and where is there room for improvement?
12:20pm – 12:30pm: Break to eat delicious Grand Pizza. If you would like to contribute something, help us all to eat health by bring fruits, veggies or juice to share.
12:30pm – 12:50pm: purpose/Vision
Get back to basics... is everyone on the same page re: purpose/vision?
Focus question: What is our purpose?
What are we? What do we do?
Who are our customers? What is the benefit to our members?
What makes us unique?
Focus question: What is our vision for the future?
What should be our focus for the coming year(s)?
What vision do we have for our Neighborhood in the next five years?
12:50pm – 1:45pm
What activities should we keep for 2013, and what new projects could we take on in 2013?
1:45pm – 2:00pm: Wrap-Up/Next Steps
From Lombard St:
Turn LEFT on to James St. and take the first RIGHT on to Murphy Drive (across the street from Amistad School and LULAC Head Start, corner where Chabaso Bakery is located). The parking lot entrance will be on your right.
From Grand Avenue:
Turn RIGHT on to James St. and third LEFT on to Murphy Drive (across the street from Amistad School and LULAC Head Start, corner where Chabaso Bakery is located). The parking lot will be on your right.
Look for the double door with a long ramp leading up to it, this is the ENTRANCE. The security guard will direct you to the elevator. The United Way is on the 4th floor.
If you have any questions you can call Lee at 203.668.7074 or Beth 203.2584887. We both plan to be there at 10:15am.
See YOU Saturday.