Minutes taken February 17, 2011 by Elaine Nelson, Secretary. Chad Akins, president, presiding.
Board Members present: Elaine Nelson, Chad Akins, Don LeMaster, Jenni Fleming, Ruth Middlebrook, Sam Schroeder
Called to order 7:04pm
Announcements: Elaine Nelson – Pathway cleanup event, Saturday February 19 at 10am.
Treasurer’s Report, Jenni Fleming: 3 new paying members this evening. Jenni will provide a complete report by email to be added here.
Elections, Chad Akins:
- Up for re-election: Chad Akins, Elaine Nelson, Jenni Fleming
- New nominations from the floor: Nancy Thompson, Darleen Muhly, Karen Rogers, Kate Wulf
- Chad Akins and Don LeMaster spoke about the ENA’s role in the community, visions for the future, and board member responsibilities.
- Moved to accept full slate of nominations, seconded, approved.
If you have one of our lovely yard signs, download a sign insert for the Thursday meeting (PDF) – we’re sorry it’s so late, it’s just busy with a small volunteer crew. 🙂
Download the February 2011 newsletter (PDF) with stories about:
- February’s general meeting & potluck
- Volunteering: board of directors, picnic, and more
- Reporting Graffiti
- Legion Way trees
- Fairview Pathway
- Interview with Madison School’s principal (read the extended version online)
- Playground fundraising
- Madison-Avanti Giving Garden
- Neighborhood Wood-Chipping
- Treasurer’s Report
- Teachers on DonorsChoose.org
- Imagine Olympia Neighborhood Planning Meeting
- Plus ads & the dues form!
This is the extended version of the interview published in the February 2011 newsletter.
Written by Jessica Archer
My toddler is getting big, so I have schools on the brain lately. In the news, I read about how poorly US students perform, especially in math and science, so I decided to start investigating schools in our area. The Office of Superintendent of Public Schools has a tool called “Washington State Report Card” http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?year=2009-10
You can use this tool to compare schools by standardized tests, teacher education, special programs, etc. Of course, these statistics don’t really give you a “real feel” for the school so last summer I interviewed Gayle Mar-Chun, the principal at Madison elementary school. (more…)
Clean-up and planting on the pathway at Fairview and 10th will begin soon. See below for a list of plants of interest; let us know if you have extra of any of these in your garden. We’ll put your name and plants on a list and let you know when they are needed.
If you’re on the ENA’s email list, watch your inbox: when we see a break in the weather, we’ll have a clean-up party to remove brush. Please bring gloves, pruners, shovels, and other garden tools.
Plants of interest: (more…)