We are holding our Annual Sprecher East Neighborhood Association Meeting on Saturday, March 31st between 10:00AM and 11:30AM at the Door Creek Church. The meeting will be held in Quad 1 on the Lower Level.
At the meeting, we will discuss our finances and hold officer and board elections. City Council President and District 3 Alder Lauren Cnare will be a guest speaker; County Supervisor Dave DeFelice will also be invited to speak.
This year, all four Officer Positions are up for election – President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. President Kirk Nelson, Vice-President Kris Dockter, and Treasurer Sarah Johnson have all announced they will not be seeking re-election for these positions, so there will be key openings for Executive Committee Members!! There are also three open positions on the Board of Directors.
To become a SENA Officer or Board Member, you need to be an adult that lives within the boundaries of the Sprecher East Neighborhood, and you need to attend this year’s SENA Annual Meeting to be elected.
SENA has two primary roles -
1) Provide a voice and act as a contact for the Neighborhood to the City of Madison, Dane County, and other Government Officials
2) Organize Neighborhood Social Activities, such as a Garage Sale, Summer Picnic, Ice Cream Social, Christmas Party, or Easter Egg Hunt.
Historically, the President and Vice-President serve as the primary contact to the city and county, and provide information to neighbors on topics such as upcoming events, important meetings, development issues, street improvements, and local news. The President calls up to four meetings per year, and can also call special meetings.
The new Board of Directors will be determine the priorities for social activities, future newsletters, annual dues, public safety, and commercial, housing, and park development discussions. SENA’s membership year currently runs from April 1 – March 31.
Do you like events like the Garage Sale and would like to help organize them? Do you want to meet and work with City and County Public Officials and represent the neighborhood? Do you want to help build our community spirit and get to meet more of your neighbors? Are you a good writer and would like to create a Neighborhood Newsletter? Would you like a stronger platform to voice your thoughts about development in the area?
This is your opportunity to get involved. We encourage all interested neighbors in Door Creek, Meadowlands, and Reston Heights to get directly involved in the process. SENA needs your participation to remain a strong group - your neighborhood needs you to help represent them. The time is now and today is the day. Don’t wait for it to happen, make it happen.
We will be sending a postcard later in March announcing the upcoming SENA Annual Meeting.
Find out about the latest with the grocery store plans for Grandview Commons. Brian Munson and a couple other people from Vandewalle & Associates (www.vandewalle.com ) plan to have a 30 minute presentation and then allow time for questions.
Join your neighbors for a holiday brunch on December 3 at Door Creek Church. The event starts at 10:00am with set-up at 9:30am. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy some time with your neighbors. SENA will provide coffee and juice.
RSVP here and if you know what you will bring, please let the group know.
The Art Cart is a FREE traveling art program that provides creative, outdoor art-making experiences to children ages 3+ and their families. Activities include both group and individual projects with a variety of materials. Groups larger than 8 participants are limited to one visit per summer and MUST pre-register at 608-204-3021.
The Sprecher East Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting and elections Saturday, April 2 at Door Creek Church. Mike Slavish from Hovde Properties will be speaking and providing and update on development in the neighborhood.
Join us at 9:30am for coffee, juice and rolls and time to visit with your neighbors. We will start the meeting promptly at 10:00am.
Reston Heights Homeowner's are invited to the annual RHHOA meeting being held Saturday, March 5 at Door Creek Church. Topics on the agenda include a review of the financials, a discussion of common violations and special assessment proposal, an update from Alder Lauren Cnare, nominations and election of officers and a general question and answer session.
Join us for the Sprecher East Neighborhood Association Garage Sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 2nd, 3rd and 4th!
As a Garage Sale participant, you will be placed on the Garage Sale Directory that will be available on the public website and distributed to customers the days of the sale. You will receive a packet containing directories for you to pass out, as well as balloons to attach to your mailbox on sale days. A classified ad will be placed in area newspapers and will advertise a start time of 8:00 am for each sale day.
Join us for brunch and learn about building our community bonds to increase emergency response readiness in the Sprecher East Neighborhood. Special guests include Cpatain Jim Wheeler of the Madison Police Department and Officer Lori Wirth of the Madison Fire Department.
Bring a dish to pass for brunch. This is a free event for everyone in the neighborhood.
Join us at Door Creek Church on Sunday, October 17 for a Halloween Party for the kids! Kids should come in costume and enjoy games, crafts and snacks. This is a free event for SENA members and only $1 per child for non-members.