April 2014 Board Meeting Agenda

Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1431 11th Ave SE (corner of Central)
Wednesday, April 16th, 2013, 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Monthly Board meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.


  • ENA By-laws and rules of order (All)
  • Dog waste stations (Whitney)
  • Amazon Smile for the ENA (Nathan)
  • May General Meeting – discussion topics and location (All, Brian)
  • ENA signage for meeting notification (Nathan)
  • Sidewalks (Nathan)
  • Thurston Food Bank Project (Whitney)
  • ENA address database (Brian)
  • Treasurer’s report (Sherry)

Smith Building Update

Here is an update from the Family Support Center of South Sound, on the Smith Building Shelter.

The Family Shelter & Affordable Housing Project

What is the proposed project?
The Family Support Center of South Sound, a 501c3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 91-2003828), is rehabilitating the Smith Building located at 837 7th Avenue SE Olympia, WA 98501 from a vacant office building to 6 emergency shelter and 7 permanent affordable housing units for families with children with onsite supportive services. The improvements will include remodeling the interior of the building, utilizing best practice environmental standards, to make it suitable for residential use. (more…)

March 2014 Board Meeting Agenda

Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1431 11th Ave SE (corner of Central)
Wednesday, March 19th, 2013, 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Monthly Board meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.


  • Introductions
  • Officer elections
  • ENA By-laws review:  discuss a couple of the by-laws re:  general & board meetings, and officers’ roles. Please review the ENA Bylaws before the meeting – Sandia
  • Board leadership/process/roles & responsibilities – Whitney
  • Working relations on the board – Sandia
  • 2014  meeting calendar (cross checking board meeting dates with Madison PTO meeting dates, May quarterly meeting, summer events) – Whitney
  • ENA communications plan – Whitney
  • Wireless subcommittee update – Mitch
  • Community Garden (archival of documentation) – Nathan
  • Sidewalks – Nathan
  • Thurston Food Bank project – Whitney
  • Thurston Together substance abuse conference on April 30th – Whitney
  • ENA Revenue – memberships, Thrift-e card- Whitney
  • Treasurers Report – Sherry

Information Night: How a national trend of increased IV drug use is affecting our community

February 5th 6:30 – 8:00p.m. New Bridge Community Church Meeting Room

This informational meeting will help set the ground work for future neighborhood discussions and is intended as an information night.   There will be time set aside for questions.

Olympia Police Chief Roberts and Lt. Ray Holmes will present about the policing impacts of increased drug use in our community.  Lt. Holmes monitors crime on the east side of Olympia.  Joe Avalos,the Program Manager with Thurston County Public Health Chemical Dependency Program will also present and share information about programs and resources provided by the County.

2014 Annual Meeting & Board Elections

ENA Annual Membership Meeting & Board of Directors Elections

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
First United Methodist Church
1224 Legion Way SE


  • Mayor Buxbaum and Councilwoman Julie Hankins will present about the many ways that Neighborhood Associations intersect with Olympia City government.  Find out why building on the ENA’s strong past is an important step for our future.
  • Preserving the Legion Way trees
  • Update on New Bridge Church & ENA Community Garden project
  • Madison Principal Domenico Spatolla-Knoll provides an update on Madison Elementary construction.
  • ENA Board of Directors elections (several spots are open – learn about the ENA and read our by-laws).