Euclid / St. Paul's
Neighborhood Association

Events
   
Porch Party - September 18
  Brendan & Crystal Sterker, 1205 14th St N, 7-10 pm.
   
General Meeting - October 1
  Pie contest, presentations by potential 2016 "jug" charities, St. Paul's Cafeteria, 7 pm.
   
More Questions: Recycling got Real

We're well into our recycling program and with any city-wide project, of course questions remain.  We asked St Pete's sanitation for the TOP FIVE questions. Here you go:
1. Recycle bin hasn't moved for weeks. What do I do?
  A: Call the Sanitation Department Customer Service line at (727)893-7838. Give a general description or specific address where the containers are located and an inspector will speak the resident or leave a note explaining proper storage of the container or determine if the can should be picked up.
2. When's the next pickup?
  A: Anyone can find out their schedule at http://www.stpete.org/sanitation/residential/recycling.php  by entering your address. You can also sign up to get a text reminder the night before your collection day (you can also get the reminder by email or phone and you can receive the reminder at any time/day you choose). All of this information is also available through the City's new app called St Pete Collects. Check your app store!
3. What about alley pickup?
  A: The City heard that some citizens want alley pickup so they are conducting more research into this area. That research is occurring across the city, not just in specific neighborhoods. The city's goal is collect as much recyclable material as possible and is open to adjusting this program as necessary to accomplish that goal.
4. Can shredded paper be recycled?
  A: Yes, there's a list of what can be recycled at http://www.stpete.org/sanitation/residential/recycling.php.
5. Doesn't all recycling go to the dump anyway?
  A: Nope, the recycling company is in it to make money and the only way to make money is to sell the recyclable material. Since they have to pay the County to dump trash, they need to sell, not dump. By the way - the city gets a share of the proceeds when the recyclable material is sold. The less contamination (trash, brush, any non-recyclable material) there is in the material we collect, the more valuable it is to the processor and to the city!
   
Have a Concern or an Idea?
These avenues are available to all active members to communicate a concern or an idea:

a.) Write an editorial for our neighborhood newsletter (<500 words). The newsletter is sent out every other month starting in February.  All articles should be submitted to news@espna.org by the 20th of the preceding month and be signed by a member.

b.) Request that a letter be forwarded to the membership list via email. Send forward requests to president@espna.org. Letters should be signed by members.

c.) Request that your topic be added to the general meeting agenda. General meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month, starting in February, in St. Paul's cafeteria at 7 pm. Please send your request to president@espna.org at least 7 days prior to be added to the agenda.

d.) Request that your topic be added to the board meeting agenda. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month, starting in January, at 7 pm. Please contact president@espna.org at least 7 days prior to be added to the agenda. The meeting location is posted on our website www.espna.org and all members are welcome to attend.

e.) Request a special meeting and vote. Special meetings can be called by board or by 10 active members. Written notice of the date, place, and purpose of special meetings shall be provided to all members at least 7 days prior. Send special meeting requests to president@espna.org.

f.) Post an announcement on our Facebook page. Ask that the message be shared with the fans of our page. www.facebook.com/espna.

   
General Meetings
  General meetings are held the first Thursday of the month every other month starting in January.  All meetings are held in St Paulís School cafeteria, unless otherwise announced, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for hospitality and a chance to visit, meeting starts at 7 pm.
Meeting Events Schedule:
  February Chili Cook-off
  April TBD
  June TBD
  August Ice Cream Social
  October Pie Contest
  December Elections / Holiday Party
Porch Parties!
  Always the 3rd Friday of the month - itís a great way to get to know your neighbors and share your hospitality all at the same time. If youíd like to host a Porch Party, contact Elaina Scronce at porchparties@espna.org .
Board Meetings:
  Unless otherwise posted, the Board meets the 2nd Tuesday every other month, starting in January, at 7pm at Catholic Charities on the corner of 16th St and 13th Ave N.
Newsletters:
  Newsletter is published six times per year: February, April, June, August, October, December.  More Info...
ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS:
  • Alley Clean-up: Scheduled to coincide with Home Depotís hosting Hazardous Waste drop off.  If you donít have an alley help a neighbor who does and visit the Coffee Klatch when you are ready for a break.
  • Neighborhood Garage Sale - April, sales at voluntarily participating homes throughout Euclid/St. Paulís. Neighborhood Cook-out follows later the same day around 4 pm, location TBD.
  • Haunted Hike - Mid October
  • Holiday Potluck Dinner and E/SPNA Elections - December monthly meeting.
Board Meeting Minutes
  Click on Minutes of ESPNA Board Meetings to view
     
Departments
  Join or Renew your Membership - Online or By Mail.
  Note from the President
  ESPNA Board, Committees & Volunteers
  Maps: Sections , Sub-divisions
  The Neighborhood Plan - Online!
  Local Contacts and Links
  ESPNA Membership - Annual dues are $20 per household  or $30 for business or charter membership. Sign Up Here
Haunted Hike 2015 ~ Saturday, October 17th
The time has come to start thinking about ESPNA's biggest, and most successful fund-raiser. It takes many souls to transform our historic, yet charming neighborhood, into the "Night of the Living Dead." If you're interested in helping in any way, please contact Cherita James at hike@espna.org to learn more or sign up.

If you've ever dared to walk our eerie tour, and wondered how you can be a part of it all, now is your chance. The Haunted Hike will in October 17th. We have the need for many "bodies" to help out with several tasks. Some jobs are large... others much smaller. Anyone helping out in any way will be invited to the Pre-Hike Tour & Party the night before the main event.

Here's a run down of tasks and roles. The sooner you let us know you plan to help, the better! You will relieve some stress for our generous coordinators if you let them know they have plenty of volunteers committed before the last minute.

 13th/13th Headquarters   We need crew to set up Saturday afternoon and tear down around 10 p.m., then redistribute borrowed tables and gear on Sunday. We'll also need to borrow tables, chairs, coolers and extension cords. Sign up if you can help as a fortune teller or face painter, or with ticket booth sales and customer service.
 Ghoulie Goodies Bake Sale  Let us know if you can bake something for the sale, and we'll let you know when/where to deliver it. Goodies should be wrapped in single servings in baggies.
 Tour Guides  Teams of at least four guides lead groups of up to 100 people through the 1-mile/1-hour walk. You can sign up in groups or we'll put you into teams. One of the absolutely most fun ways to be part of putting on the Haunted Hike. Costumes encouraged.
 Tech/Sound/Lighting  You'll work with one or two of the story tellers or sideshows; again, divide and conquer. We have quite a bit of equipment purchased over the years and usually invest in a few new things each year as needed. Usually have one pre-planning tech meeting with your story assignment(s) to check out the story locations and determine needs. Do lighting setup on Thursday to prep for the dress rehearsal, do the dress rehearsal Friday and the Haunted Hike.
 Safety  Several bike patrol people wear our crime watch fluorescent vests, ride the route and act as crossing guards where tours cross the street and provide additional visibility to car traffic. Plan to perform this function at the Friday dress rehearsal hike (7 p.m.) and the entire evening of the hike (Saturday, about 6-10 p.m.).
 Stories and Side Shows  If you want to perform a story or sideshow, let us know. The story coordinator makes sure we don't have duplication of stories, and works with the route coordinator so locations and stories work together.
 
2014 Haunted Hike Photos
 
August / September  2015 Newsletter
Newsletters are
now sent via email.

 
Proposed ESPNA By-Laws
Official Public Notice
Below are links to the final version of the proposed by-laws as amended for vote approval at the 6 Aug 2015 meeting.  This amended version will be up for 2nd reading at the June 4th meeting.  Both the REDLINE version that shows what is being deleted along with what is added and the EZ Read version that shows what the final product will be is attached. 
ē Proposed ESPNA By-Laws - Redline Version
ē Proposed ESPNA By-Laws - EZ Read Version
 
Why join Euclid St. Paulís Neighborhood Association?
  • The strength of the association is in numbers.
  • The city listens to a strong neighborhood association.
  • Discuss particular issues of our neighborhood (crime prevention, traffic safety, and zoning)
  • Vote on ways to address these issues
  • Elect board members and charity for the following year
  • Have a say on changes within the association
  • Monitor and advocate on city-wide issues that affect our neighborhood
  • Make an investment in the future of our neighborhood
  • Communicate your concerns or ideas to the neighborhood (write an article in our newsletter, speak at a meeting, serve on a committee)

Why be involved?

  • Learn about community resources
  • Meet and network with your neighbors (Need a babysitter? Who trims your trees? Can you watch my house while Iím away?)
  • Attend social events (porch parties 3rd Fridays, spring block party, Haunted Hike, bike crawls)
  • Receive email newsletters and notifications for suspicious activity, zoning variances, events, lost pets, etc.
  • Give back to your community

Join or Renew your Membership - Online or By Mail.

 

Photos from the 2015 Block Party

 
SeeClickFix
Report neighborhood issues and see them get fixed.  From reporting potholes to receiving alerts, learn how SeeClickFix will help our neighborhood.  Click Here.
 
ESPNA Supports Local Charities
Over the last 10 years, a portion of our annual membership fees and fundraising from the neighborhood events have been contributed to a local charity. Our members nominate charities that they feel need our support at the fall general meeting. Information is provided about each charity and paid members vote at the final yearly annual meeting to select the charity that we'll support throughout the upcoming year. In 2015, we selected Community Preschool to support. To learn more about this organization, please click - http://www.communitypreschool.com/pdf/brochure.pdf
  • 2014 YMCA of Greater St Pete
  • 2013 Wounded Warrior Project
  • 2012 St Vincent DePaul
  • 2011 Ronald McDonald House
  • 2010 Alpha House of Pinellas County
 
ESPNA Weather

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 News
Articles & suggestions for the newsletter may be sent to news@espna.org
 
Highlight a Home!
See improvements?  Let us know!   We are looking for the Next Highlighted Home.   Send your suggestions to Jane Mitchell at home@espna.org .
 
 Volunteer Time
Our Volunteering: What We've Been Up To
  Last month we put a call out to the neighborhood asking people to share their volunteer efforts for our grant Ďmatchí to light our neighborhood. We will not only light the neighborhood with our efforts, but we will serve as a light in our own community.  MORE...
Record Your Volunteer Hours
  While the city is reconsidering grant awards we should continue to record our hours so we will have banked a head start. If you do anything on benefit of the neighborhood; attend general meetings, clean the ally of over growth or trash, or walk your dog while wearing a crime watch vest, etc. It all counts. Please record it.
More information...
 
Disaster Preparedness Pages
 

 

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