EENA Membership renewal

It is time to renew your Emerson East Neighborhood Association membership. You can do this by mail, online or in person. For more details about these options and to print out a membership form, please go to

Starting October 2016, EENA made the dues voluntary, in an effort to become more inclusive.

Suggested Dues (per member, per year):
– $10 for one adult
– $5 for one senior (60+), one student, or one low-income person
– $25 for businesses or organizations.

Please note: Even if you plan not to pay the suggested dues, you still need to fill in the membership form to keep your membership active.

Also, there is now an option to receive an email reminder when it is time to renew, just tick the box on your membership form.

Any question can be directed to Amanda Duesterbeck (EENA Treasurer) and/or Chris Heaton (EENA Co-chair), via the contact page on the our website, or email



Sustainable Saturday Night this Saturday – 9/23

This month our Sustainable Saturday Night will be co-sponsored by 3 new groups — Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Dane Sanctuary Coalition, and First Unitarian Society’s Equity Ministry Team – as well as our usual partners – WNPJ, EPC, ENNA, OM Village, and the James Reeb PJS!

Rabbi Bonnie Margulis and Sergio Gonzalez, two of the Dane Sanctuary Coalitions founders, and perhaps others, will speak to the state of the new sanctuary movement in Dane County. They will help us understand how we can best support this beautiful movement and our neighbors who are at risk for deportation.

The night will conclude with a brief and powerful musical performance by Amelia Sweet Bluebird! Amelia is a Chicago singer songwriter, unique in her strong voice and spiritual songs. She plays guitar and sings at community venues throughout the U.S. She performs social protest, originals, and spirituals, all with universal teachings about nature, emotion, and the human experience. Her first EP will be released in October 2017.
As always, Sustainable Saturdays are on the 4th Saturday of the month.

They are free, family friendly, and welcoming to all. Meal starts at 6 PM. Program starts at 7 PM.

The Neighbor, Fall 2017

Over the next week EENA Area Representatives will be busy delivering the EENA newsletter,  The Neighbor, to Emerson East homes.

If your can’t wait until your Area Rep makes it to your house, here are a couple of alternate ways to get the newspaper:

  • IN PERSON: come to this month’s EENA Social (Septeber 19 at Dexter’s) or the next EENA meeting to pick up one.

Also this related post discussing the challenges in delivering the newsletter in our neighborhood.

EENA Meeting Agenda, 9/6/17

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm, Bashford United Methodist Church


  • Greetings, Introductions and Agenda review
  • Approval of the July and August Minutes
  • Written Reports and Updates
  • Executive committee reports changing the future Social dates
  • Police Dept (15m)- unconfirmed
  • Pennsylvania Park: Update on city’s plan, nominations to represent Emerson East and re-polling for name. (20m)
  • The Neighbor newspaper (10m)
  • Call for nominations and Annual Meeting prep (10m)
  • Any other announcements
  • Adjournment


All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have paid your 2016/17 dues prior to the beginning of the meeting.