in attendance: about a dozen folks interested in starting up specific committees/groups and brainstorming next steps

–Darren recapped a conversation he and Kathy had had with the president of the Passyunk Square group–everything from general advice, running meetings, structure, to more nitty gritty things like getting incorporated, getting board insurance, etc etc.

–talked briefly about the legal bits and how we might set up the structure of the org as far as general membership and committee projects/meetings.

–proposed boundaries (decided on tasker to snyder, broad to 9th)

–talked about name (generally everyone favors passyunk crossing, or east passyunk crossing, so decided we should put it to the larger group for a vote).

–walked through the groups of interest we have at present: zoning, governance, beautification–perhaps to be called “clean and green”!, townwatch, block captains, and proposed new one to handle commmunications/PR/web

Darren suggested immediate next steps:

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August 1, 2006, 5PM to 9PM

Please join our neighbors to the north in support of Town Watch and local Law Enforcement on National Night Out.

Gather as a community for a walk, kid’s activities, music, information about community activities, and a bike ride.

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR OUTSIDE LIGHTS ON ALL EVENING ON TUESDAY AUGUST 1ST.

Organized by the Passyunk Square Civic Association.
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Hey! It's A-OK!What: South Philly Neighborhood Networks Potluck Cookout
When: Saturday, July 15, 1:00 PM
Where: 1438 South 5th Street (5th and Dickinson) Event Description: Mark your calendar for Saturday July 15th from 1 – 3pm.

Recycling is a hot issue in Philadelphia today. Currently the City recycles at a 6% recycling rate. Incentive based Model Programs have brought recycling to levels greater than 90%.

Come hear Maurice Sampson, the City’s first recycling Director, discuss incentive based recycling and how you can bring it to your neighborhood. Continue reading