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Park Greening Saturday July 22, 2017

Our next Park Greening at Alamo Square will be on Saturday, July 22, between 9 AM and Noon.

As usual, we’ll meet near one of the tennis court entrances and move in small groups to designated sites in the park. Someone will be stationed near the tennis court to direct late arrivals. What we actually do will depend upon what the park gardeners require. But mulching and planting shrubs are likely to be the main activity.

The park gardeners will provide tools and guidance. But you should wear sturdy shoes and clothing that protects your arms and legs. If you have your own gardening gloves you might find them more comfortable than the ones that the gardeners have available.

Please let us know in advance (by July 20) if you can join us on the 22nd. Email <park@alamosq.org> to tell us you’re coming! That will help insure that we have sufficient tools, coffee and edibles.

RSVP on our Facebook event page!

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Alamo Square Meeting, Monday, June 19, 2017

Alamo Square General Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017
7 p.m. at 1660 McAllister St. (near Divisadero)

Join us for our next Alamo Square General Meeting. Hope to see you there!
On the agenda:

– Return of the Alamo Square Flea Market this Fall! We are not yet accepting vendor applications. Stay tuned!
– Rec and Park representatives will provide an update on pending improvements to Alamo Square and a timeline for implementation
– Falcon Lady Coffee Club will present an proposal for a coffee cart at Alamo Square (she was there at the re-opening ceremony)
– Ford GoBike will provide information on proposed locations in the neighborhood

Visit our website to get involved and learn more about Alamo Square, the history, the neighborhood, the park, and our neighborhood association.

www.alamosquare.org

Not a member yet? Join today!
Memberships start at $15 for the year.

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Help us put the finishing touches on Alamo Square

After a very long year, Alamo Square Park is once again open to the public!

As you will discover, there are many improvements: new lawns, new paths, a new restroom near the playground, and some new trees, shrubs and flowers.  But there is much that remains unfinished!

Our next “park greening” will be on Saturday, June 10, between 9 AM and Noon. We’ll meet near one of the tennis court entrances and move in small groups to designated sites in the park.  Someone will be stationed near the tennis court to direct late arrivals.  What we actually do will depend upon what the park gardeners require.  In the past we have planted new shrubs, weeded, pruned, spread mulch and collected trash.

The park gardeners will provide tools and guidance.  You should wear sturdy shoes and clothing that protects your arms and legs.  If you have your own gardening gloves you might find them more comfortable than the ones that the gardeners have available.

Please let us know in advance (by June 2) if you can join us on June 10.  Email park@alamosq.org to tell us you’re coming!  That will help insure that we have sufficient tools, coffee and edibles.

Our Park Greening Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562797480419823/

Park Greening Poster Contest Winner! Join us on June 10

Congratulations to John Farnsworth for sending in the winning poster for our Park Greening at Alamo Square!  He has previously contributed artwork for the Alamo Square Flea Market.  You can view more of his artwork on his website: http://www.farnsworthart.com/

Hope you can join us for our first park volunteer day for 2017!  Coffee provided, see you at 9 AM!  Please let us know you’re coming by emailing park@alamosq.org so we can prepare the activities for the day!

 

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Park Greening Poster Contest

Deadline:  Saturday, May 6, 2017

Submit your design for our Park Greening Days by Saturday, May 6 to be considered.  We will select finalists to vote on!

Guidelines:

  • 8.5″x 11″ standard paper size — please include a white border since we will be running copies at a local print shop (we cannot print to the edge of the paper!)
  • Include:  Park Greening Saturday, 9AM-Noon, meet by the tennis court at 9AM, hosted by the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, www.alamosquare.org
  • First Date:  Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Email your entry to:  alamosquare@gmail.com Subject Line: Poster Contest 2017
  • See below for a sample:

 

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ASNA 2017 Board of Directors Slate

The nomination committee of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association has put together the following slate for the 2017 ASNA Board of Directors:

Officers
President: Gus Hernandez
Vice President:  Katrina Jankowski
Treasurer:  Carolyn Hanrahan
Secretary:  Sunnylyn Thibodeaux

Board Members at Large
Ray Ali
Bill Bonds
Mallory Cusenbery
Rachel Fishman
LaVonne Hickerson
Jason Jervis
Bob Mason
Owen O’Donnell
Derek Remski
Lee Stickles
Lisa Zahner

Please join us at our Alamo Square Meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017 to elect the new board members for 2017.

Want to get involved?  Aside from being a board member, there are many ways to be involved with your neighborhood.  Come to the first meeting of the year to learn about volunteer opportunities at Alamo Square!

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How do we fund Alamo Square in 2017?

We need you in 2017!

$15 may not seem like a lot. It’s a week’s worth of cups of coffee, a quick dinner, or perhaps the dry cleaning bill. It’s also what it costs to become a member of ASNA.

Why would you give $15 (our basic membership), where does the money go, and how can your contribution help?

Since the 60s, Alamo Square neighbors have been involved in various park and neighborhood improvement efforts. From saving the park’s hills, to preventing the Central Freeway, neighbors have been there to represent the Alamo Square community.

Pay your dues for 2017

As you know, the park has been closed since last year to install a new irrigation system and to build a new restroom on the ADA-accessible path in the park. But did you know: ASNA board members fought for these improvements for many years prior to construction, advocating for our park at City Hall, at the Rec and Park Commission, at the SFPUC, and with our various District Supervisors over the last decade.

Even as the park renovation was underway, board members (who are all volunteers) worked closely with Rec and Park to ensure that no park nook was overlooked.

We even managed to raise over $50,000 to plant new trees in the park, and just in time.

None of these efforts could have been accomplished without every neighborhood volunteer pitching in. With the park set to re-open soon, we once again need your help!

Pitch in $15 (or more) to help us fund our events for the year:

  • The Alamo Square Flea Market in September
  • Weekly Playgroups at the playground
  • Park Greening Days

When you give to ASNA, you are investing in your neighborhood park and your community. We are excited for 2017 and hope you can join us at our general meeting on Monday, April 10!

 

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Alamo Square General Meeting – April 10, 2017

Join us on Monday, April 10, 2017, when members will elect our 2017 ASNA Board of Directors.

Interested in serving on the ASNA Board of Directors? Send us an email at alamosquare@gmail.com by Friday, March 17. You must be a paid member of ASNA to be considered for the Board of Directors.

Alamo Square General Meeting
Monday, April 10, 2017
1660 McAllister St.
7pm – Meeting starts

On the agenda:
Elect the 2017 ASNA Board of Directors
Alamo Square Re-Opening Plans
Hear the plans for this year’s Bay to Breakers taking place on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in joining our Park Volunteer Days? How about planning our 2017 Flea Market, or volunteering that day. Want to help our organization grow? Got new ideas for Alamo Square?

We need you! Come to our first meeting to meet like-minded neighbors who want to get involved at the local level.

Save the date, and see you there.

Have you paid your membership dues for 2017?
Pay your dues, or renew today.