Monday, December 5, 2016

December Newsletter

It is starting to feel a lot like Christmas!   And our big Annual Holiday Party is on December 15th.   We very cordially invite all our members, volunteers, and their guests to come join us for our year end celebration.   We'll recognize our wonderful volunteers and all their great accomplishments, share holiday treats, socialize ... and do some shopping!   The party features our big silent auction, always brimming with some quality items donated by our members.  Even if you have not been to a meeting in a while or if this would be your very first meeting, we encourage you to come out and partake in the merriment.   The party is from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Oaklette United Methodist Church.    Please bring a desert to share and join the festivities.   Also, the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items.

Rogard Ross
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Work Day
Date: Saturday, December 10th, 9:30 am to Noon
Location: Indian River Park, 2001 Rokeby Avenue

Meet at the park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.) which is located just south of Military Highway, i.e. across Military Highway from the Fire Station. We'll be focusing on removal of invasive species, primarily English Ivy. Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. We will have water and lots of snacks. (We also always encourage folks to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize use of plastic bottles). Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.

Annual Holiday Party
Date: Thursday, December 15th, 7 pm
Location: Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr.

This will be our end of year celebration to recognize our many accomplishments, recognize our volunteers, and socialize. Please bring a desert to share and join the festivities. We'll have a silent auction, so you can finish some Christmas shopping too.  Please also consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry to the meeting this evening. 

Other News
  • At our November meeting we heard from the Director of Public Works, David Jurgens, on the negotiations with Aqua Virginia addressing water issues affecting their service area on the east side of Norfolk Highlands, including the Indian River Shopping Center. The proposal under consideration could rapidly resolve the fire protection service issues for the Shopping Center - and thus enable its redevelopment, provide backup water supply from the city for the entire neighborhood, and ultimately provide fire hydrant coverage for the entire area in stages over the next several years. But Aqua Virginia has no interest in selling the water system and would continue to be the primary provider of water for that neighborhood. Community input to the City Council will be crucial in bringing this deal to closure.   Read more details at
  • Mark your calendars - our Annual Meeting and elections will be held on January 19th, 2017, 7 pm, at the Oaklette United Methodist Church

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