EENA Annual Elections Meeting, 10/17/2018


The next Emerson East Neighborhood Association Meeting is on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm, Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North St, Madison, WI 53704 (parking and entrance in the back). All are welcome. Dinner provided!

EENA aims to represent, improve, and enhance the area you live in. We can’t do that without active members. Attend EENA’s Oct. 17th annual elections meeting – and have dinner (pizza, tamales, micro-greens, and cake!) and discussions with your neighbors.

Consider running for an office – we have many vacancies: area representatives (represent your immediate area, distribute newsletters and flyers, attend monthly 90-minute meetings, 1-year term), secretary (take notes during monthly meetings and post them to our website, 1-year term), and co-chair (serve staggered 2-year team along with a second co-chair).

In addition, we are going to appoint new positions in December (positions include newsletter editor, website administrator, gardens/parks coordinator, etc.). If you have questions or nominations, email the EENA Co-Chairs at

Agenda for EENA Annual Elections Meeting, 10/17/2018

  • Greetings, introductions, agenda review
  • Approval of September minutes
  • Written reports updates
  • 2018/2019 budget and membership report
  • Elections of EENA officers (more information about roles)
  • Setting 2018/2019 priorities
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

No need to worry about dinner – pizza from Pizza Pit, tamales from El Sabor de Puebla, Micro-greens Salad from Supercharge! Foods and home-made cake will be provided at this meeting! (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available)

Written reports and a draft of last months meeting minutes can be found at Please note, in an effort to make EENA meetings more sustainable, we decided to have paperless meetings. Members, please read the information ahead of time!

All are welcome, however in order to vote at this meeting, you must have submitted your 2017/2018 membership form prior to the beginning of the meeting. Membership forms will be available at the meeting. The 2018/2019 membership year started in October.VOTING


EENA Membership renewal 2018/2019

It is time to renew your Emerson East Neighborhood Association membership for the 21018/2019 membership year. 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: Please fill in the membership form to keep your membership active, no matter whether you are paying dues or not.

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 Indira Ceylan (EENA Co-chair), via the contact page on our website, or email


MDC Redevelopment Meetings

There are two meetings scheduled for next week to do with the proposed redevelopment of the Madison Development Corp. (MDC) property on East Washington, 2nd and East Mifflin St. This is where the Avenue apartment building, Options in Community Living and Graaskamp Park are located. Details of these meetings are as follows:

  1. After last month’s meeting, MDC went back to the drawing board to address concerns raised. MDC and their architects will be presenting their new plans on Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Options building on the corner of 2nd and E Mifflin St. A link to the meeting flyer is here. A copy of the email invitation from the MDC President, Lorrie Heinemann is here.
  2. The day after, EENA’s subcommittee tasked with reviewing this redevelopment will be holding a meeting to discuss the changes and other related issues. This meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Bashford Church, Room 3 (this is the same room that EENA holds its monthly meeting). Everyone is welcome. The agenda and contact information is here.

The Neighbor, Fall 2018

EENA Area Representatives are busy delivering the EENA newsletter,  The Neighbor, to Emerson East homes.

If you 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 next month’s EENA Social (October 2nd, at Dexter’s) or the next months Annual meeting (October 17th) to pick up one.

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

A big thanks to all of our newsletter’s sustaining sponsors.


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