Monday, January 9, 2017

Georgia Avenue Thrive meeting this Monday at Small Fry: beautification, public safety, come suggest your ideas!

Georgia Avenue Thrive, the active nonproft in our area, has their next meeting this Monday (today) from 7-8:30 pm at Small Fry -- now with Sundevich sandwiches

There will be lots of updates from the various committees in the group and they're also asking for your ideas. Here are the details:
Hope everyone had great end of 2016 and are up for making 2017 as good as we can in the Georgia Ave neighborhood! 

Please join us for Georgia Ave Thrive's monthly meeting THIS MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 7-8:30PM, at SMALL FRY (3212 Georgia Ave NW, beside the awesome District Dogs). Come early for dinner or plan to chew and chat during our meeting from Small Fry's delicious new menu (lots of salad and sandwich options from the tried and true SUNdeVich favorites). Or hang out for a post-meeting debrief at their sister neighborhood bar Union Drinkery next door!

These meetings are a great way to learn how to be a part of upcoming neighborhood activities. We are just figuring out 2017 priorities so great opportunity to come pitch your own ideas for local community building with your neighbors!

Here is the agenda:

I.    Welcome and Introductions
II.   Beautification Committee (Matt McFarland)
        * How can monthly street clean-ups strengthen volunteer outreach? 
          (e.g., info flyer, Thrive t-shirts, business sponsorships for "thank you" / acknowledgement)
        * Brainstorm other committee activities (e.g., murals, fireboxes, snow shoveling to help neighbors)
V.   Public Safety Committee (Jason Cohen)
        * Intro new chairperson
        * Update on Neighborhood Watch and Security Cameras program
        * Police Liaison update (Liz Furgurson)
III.  Local Biz Support Committee (Maarit Moran)
        * Intro new chairperson 
        * Input on possible activities / priorities
IV.  Placemaking Committee (Jordan Pearlstein)
        * Update on community dinner activity
        * Possible other activities (e.g., movie night)
VI.  Fundraising (Liz Furgurson)
        * Current cash on hand (?)
        * Fiscal sponsorship
        * Selling t-shirts
        * Other fundraising suggestions
        * Georgia Ave Thrive 501(c)(3) status?
VI.   Announcements (anyone!)
We will also need a volunteer to facilitate next meeting in February!

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