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News and Information about the Best Little-Known Neighborhood in Denver - Athmar Park!

Athmar Park Update – July 27, 2015

Categories: APNA,News

Welcome to the Athmar Park Update

Providing news from Athmar Park Neighborhood!

If you are not already on the Facebook Page, here is the link: 
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******Tomorrow Tuesday, July 28th! We will have our next Athmar Neighborhood Association Meeting!******

We will be meeting our newest City Councilor, Jolon Clark and have a great presentation from WalkDenver! (see below)

Do you have concerns about the safety of walking in and around Athmar Park, Valverde, and/or Valverde Elementary School? Do you want to help make your neighborhood a better place for you and your family to walk? WalkDenver, in partnership with the Athmar Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a community meeting to gather input on walkability and the pedestrian environment in the area around Valverde Elementary School as part of the Denver Safe Routes to School program. We want to know the destinations that you currently walk to or would like to walk to; routes that you currently prefer to walk along or would like to walk along; and barriers that prevent you from walking in the neighborhood. The meeting will be at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at the Valverde Church, 430 S. Tejon Street. Free food and Spanish Translation will be provided!

******Save the Date! August 8th is the Annual Athmar Picnic – Followed that evening by the Feature File: The Book of Life!******

The 24th annual Athmar Park Potluck Picnic is coming up.  Please come out and meet your neighbors.  We will supply burgers, brats, hot dogs, and drinks.  Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.  Bring whatever you make best!  There will be live entertainment, face painting, door prizes, and maybe a firetruck.
Please note changes to the date and place.  The picnic will be on Saturday, August 8th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.  We will set up on the west side of the lake along S. Clay St..
There is still time to volunteer to make this a successful event.  Anyone able to bring chairs, tables, canopies, or help with setting up / cleaning up, or help get last minute donations, can contact Sherrie Miller at lady_tiki@hotmail.com.
The picnic also serves as a general membership meeting and will host the board election.  Please join us and share any concerns / accolades about the neighborhood and hear the latest news.APNA Board Elections 
Elections for APNA board members will be Sunday, August 8th.  Ballots can be submitted between noon and4pm during the Annual Picnic.  We will be located along W. Clay St. and the west side of Huston Lake Park.
APNA board members are elected to two-year terms with the board elected annually.  Board members elected at this time will take office in Jan. 2016.  All officers should attend each of the monthly meetings.

This year the following officers will be elected:
President – The president is the principal executive officer.  Subject to the control of the Board, they shall manage all of the business affairs for APNA.  The president shall preside at all meetings.
Recording Secretary – The recording secretary shall keep minutes of the proceedings of the membership and of the Board, keep all documents and records pertaining to the operation and activities of APNA and file all reports required pursuant to the law.
Newsletter Editor – The newsletter editor shall be responsible for the publication of the APNA newsletter and for supervising distribution of the newsletter to all APNA members.
4 At-Large Directors – The directors have a vote at all Board Meetings.

Please notify Sherrie Miller at lady_tiki@hotmail.com if you would like to be added to the ballot or have any questions about board positions.  Most of the current officers are running for re-election.  We are always looking for new blood whether it is as a board member, someone looking to chair a current committee or establish a new one, or just the occasional help with projects.

Author: iharwick

Over the past decade Ian has worked hard to build strong communities in Denver, going back to his days as an intern at Denver Urban Gardens to working with people with disabilities to find quality employment to digging in with his neighbors to build a safer, better connected neighborhood.