By Tony Jordan

We are already looking forward to the Belmont Street Fair, Saturday, September 12 this year. Given how early summer arrived this year perhaps it will be a little cooler by then. We can always use volunteers to help out with the event, and if this interests you, contact us at 9watts@gmail.com.

The Sunnyside NA is changing its meeting schedule a bit. To enable more cross-participation between the general and land use meetings, we will be holding the SNA Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC) meetings immediately prior to the general and board meetings on the second Thursday of every month.  We will begin this at our July 9 meeting.  The LUTC will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm at Southeast Uplift (SEUL).  LUTC will be co-chaired by Jeff Cole and Michael Molinaro.

The general/board meeting will begin at 7:30 pm July 9 (thirty minutes later than usual). We will hope to adjourn at 9 pm.  Neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend both meetings.

Other actions taken by the SNA board in June were to confirm executive positions, Tony Jordan, will remain as President, Hannah Day-Kappell will serve as Vice-President, Lorraine Henriques remains as Secretary (and chair of the Crime Prevention Committee), and Josh Palmer as Treasurer. Glenn Devitt was confirmed as chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee.  Reuben Deumling will serve as representative to the SEUL board and Dan Rutzick will serve as SNA representative to SEUL LUTC.

The board also took action on advocating for a community center at the Washington High School campus and reviewed a new communications plan, which we hope to roll out this summer.  Enjoy the long days and warm evenings and we’ll see you around the neighborhood.