BOARD ELECTIONS: Five new members were elected to the East Isles Residents Association (EIRA) Board at the annual neighborhood meeting in April.
Rosita Acosta, Peter Levine, Karen Carney, Michael T’Kach and Rose Mathys were unanimously elected to fill five seats left vacant by departing board members. Ross D’Emanuele was re-elected board president and Kate Lynch was elected board vice president.
BOARD ELECTIONS: A new board was elected at the Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA) Board meeting in May.
New board members were Terry
Campbell, Jeanette Colby and Sanja deGarmo. Re-elected board members were Gary Bennett, Michael Bono, Bruce Camp, Ellen Doll, Joe Gibbons, Eric Lind, Ron Lotz, Katherine Low, Amy Lucas, Ed Pluimer, Pat Scott and Roy Williams.
All board members serve one-year terms.
MEETING ON PROPOSED CVS: A second community meeting will be held to discuss the CVS/pharmacy planned for Sunnyside & France avenues. About 140 Southwest residents came to a similar meeting April 8. The planned pharmacy would replace the defunct Almsted’s
Sunnyside Market and a gas station on two parcels of land totaling nearly 1.5 acres. Most participants at the previous meeting were generally not in favor of the project.
KENWOOD SUMMER BATHROOM HOURS: At its May 6 meeting, the Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA) board approved a $250 donation to help keep the Kenwood Recreation Center bathrooms open during the weekend. The center closes at 6 p.m. Friday night and doesn’t reopen until Monday at 9 a.m. Recreation Center president Maggie Mercil’s budget can’t cover staff time to open and close the bathrooms. Kenwood Isles Area Association and Twin Cities running group ClubRun have also agreed to donate.
BYLAWS CHANGES: The board agreed to accept new bylaws that reflect its decision to abolish its annual membership fee in favor of voluntary donations and to extend voting rights to each resident of Lowry Hill aged 16 and older.
Previously, votes were limited to one person per household, provided that person had paid his or her annual dues and was at least 18 years old.
ANNUAL MEETING: LHNA will hold its annual meeting on May 20 at the Walker Art Center Film Center. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
The meeting will include an election for five board of director positions, the new LHNA website launch, and the results of the Hennepin and Lyndale Civic Corridor Design Charrette.
Southwest neighborhood group meeting times
Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 1st Tuesday at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Lyndale Farmstead Park Building, 3900 Bryant Ave.
East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.
Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.
Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): Board meets 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at Whole Foods (classroom), 3060 Excelsior Blvd.
Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.
Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.
For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal Editor Sarah McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.