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Park Greening – Saturday, February 3, 2018

Email park@alamosq.org to let us know you’re coming!

Join us for our first park volunteer day of the year.  Alamo Square’s park greening is back for 2018.  If you love the park, come out for a fun day of satisfying volunteer work as we beautify Alamo Square.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9AM – 12PM
Meet by the tennis court
Coffee provided!

Bring gardening gloves, some shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and take part in being a steward of Alamo Square.

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Join ASNA in 2018

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association relies on membership dues from our neighbors each year to keep us running.  As a volunteer-run organization, we make a little go a long way!

Check out some of our accomplishments from 2017:

  • In conjunction with last year’s park re-opening, ASNA donated to plant new trees, and plan to contribute more in the coming years
  • We asked for new trash cans in the park
  • We also asked for the park benches to be restored
  • We funded and completed the restoration of the Ida B Wells school mural on Fell Street
  • We beat Patriot Prayer’s attempt to use our park as a background for their rally
  • Annual Flea Market and Park Greening Days

Our board of directors is brimming with ideas for 2018! Members elect the board at the first general membership meeting.  Get involved and contribute to our community!

2018 ASNA Membership

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member


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Alamo Square meeting – Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Save the Date for the first Alamo Square Meeting of 2018!

Alamo Square Meeting
Monday, January 22, 2018
1660 McAllister Street near Divisadero
Meeting Starts 7PM

Agenda:  Members will elect the ASNA Board of Directors for 2018

Just Announced!  Mayor London Breed, District 5 Supervisor, will be at our meeting!  Come hear about the latest district updates and her plans for 2018.

 

 

Not a member? Join or renew your ASNA membership today!  Memberships start at $15 and are good for the calendar year.  Your 2017 membership will expire at the end of March.

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member
We have invited the Mayor’s Office of Cannabis to give us a brief overview of the new regulations for recreational marijuana in San Francisco

2018 ASNA Board of Directors Nomination Slate

Gus Hernandez, President
Jason Jervis, Vice President
Carolyn Hanrahan, Treasurer
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Secretary

Ray Ali
Bill Bonds
Cynthia Chapman
Rachel Fishman
LaVonne Hickerson
Katrina Jankowski
Bob Mason
Derek Remski
Lee Stickles
Lisa Zahner

A big thank you to departing board members:

Mallory Cusenbery
Owen O’Donnell

Ida B. Wells Mural Restoration Completed

Thanks to a dedicated crew of volunteers and the leadership of mural artists Delaine Hackney, the Ida B. Wells mural on the Fell Street retaining wall has been restored!

Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

  • LaVonne
  • Sarah
  • Kristen
  • Anessa
  • Barbara
  • Leora
  • Jill
  • Sylvia
  • Charmene

And a big thank you to Little Chihuahua restaurant on Divisadero for providing funds from their 10th anniversary fundraiser!

 

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Seeking Nominees for 2018 ASNA Board of Directors

It’s time once again to seek out new board members for the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association!

If you are interested in joining our board, please complete this short survey by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Our Nomination Committee will review responses and form a slate for the 2018 ASNA Board of Directors.

Survey Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/GfhDorQ14XlaMGUw1

Thank you!

 

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Park Greening November 4, 2017

Back by popular demand! One more Park Greening day for 2017!

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9AM-12PM.  Meet by the tennis court.

Join us for a fun day of volunteering at Alamo Square.  Just a few hours of your time can make a big difference, and there is nothing like the feeling of giving back to your community.

 

Let us know if you can make it by emailing park@alamosq.org.

The Little Chihuahua Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Proceeds will benefit Alamo Square’s Mural Restoration Project and more!

The Little Chihuahua, a unique taqueria focusing on sustainability and good, wholesome Mexican food, will be ringing in the 10th anniversary of its first location on Divisadero on October 24th, 2017. Husband and wife owners, Andrew Johnstone and Camila Fernandez, decided to commend the occasion by donating 100% of its net sales from that day—yes that means all sales, before expenses—to the following local non-profits:

“Camila and I decided that the best way to celebrate,” said Andrew, “was give back to the neighborhood that has supported us so warmly throughout these ten years. Instead of doing a party we felt it would be better to give back to the community directly.” Johnstone and The Little Chihuahua team has seen the neighborhood transform dramatically over the past ten years and wants the benefits to reach the whole neighborhood, not just a select portion of it.

“We will be donating to the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association to support the restoration of the mosaic mural at Ida B. Wells High School,” said Camila (read more about this effort here).

The charitable event will be at The Little Chihuahua’s Divisadero location only, at 292 Divisadero Street, open 11 am to 11 pm. 100% of the net sales will be donated after the end of business on #TacoTuesday, October 24th 2017.
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Help Us Restore the Ida B Wells Mural

Community Volunteers needed to help restore Ida B Wells mosaic mural

Another great opportunity to get involved in the neighborhood!

The heavy rains earlier this year took a toll on the mosaic mural on the retaining wall of Ida B. Wells school.  We have retained artist Delaine Hackney to help us restore the mural.

Work will involve chiseling off existing loose tiles from the wall, chiseling off old paint and mortar from the backs of some of the individual old tiles, cleaning the wall, applying a concrete sealant product onto the wall, processing and sorting old and new tiles, nipping/ shaping tiles, re-adhering tiles to the wall, grouting, and cleaning up.

Work shifts will run from 3-6:00 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will go until sometime in mid-to-late- November. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change, depending on availability of workers and how long it will take to complete the restoration.

Contact Delaine Hackney for more information, or to sign up as a volunteer.

Delaine@DelaineMosaic.com
415-517-1507 (text or call)

Thank you!

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Alamo Square Meeting Monday September 18, 2017

7PM Meeting Starts
1660 McAllister Street near Divisadero

We had another successful Alamo Square Flea Market on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of many Alamo Square board members and volunteers!  Join us on Monday to learn how to get involved in next year’s Flea Market and other neighborhood volunteer opportunities.
AGENDA
– LimeBike is a new dockless bikeshare platform that is currently undergoing a permitting process with SFMTA.  Come and learn about this new program.
– Flea Market Recap and 2018 Planning
– ASNA 2018 Board of Directors / Nomination Committee
Are you interested in joining the Alamo Square Board of Directors in 2018?  Come and hear about all the ways you can get involved.
We are now accepting 2018 Membership Dues!
Not a member yet?  Join today!
Memberships start at $15 for the year.
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Park Greening October 7, 2017

Saturday, 9 AM – 12 PM

Our last Park Volunteer Day of the year is Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Email us at park@alamosq.org to let us know you can be there, so we can plan the activities for the day.

Are you interested in leading Park Volunteer Days in 2018?  Please email alamosquare@gmail.com to let us know you want to lead.