Join us May 22 at our next meeting and you could win a free Will package.

We are pleased to announce our next neighborhood meeting will be Monday, May 22, at 6:30 pm, at the Austin Public Library branch at 5500 Manchaca Road.

deliaOur featured speaker will be Delia Garza, City Council Member for Austin’s District 2.

Council Member Garza will discuss how you and APNA can work with the City to ensure continued funding for our local priorities, including the 2017-18 city budget and future city bonds.

If you care about our parks, sidewalks, flood mitigation, or the many other things the City pays for, then you should definitely join us!

We will also have a presentation from members of Wildflower Church who have offered to help us block-walk the neighborhood this summer to expand involvement in the neighborhood association.

Finally, we will have updates about Armadillo Park, Odom School Park, and our other projects.

Hope to see you there!

We love our neighborhood and want it to be great, and we can do more to make it great when more people are actively involved.
Therefore, we created the following prize to encourage more people to attending our member meetings.

Win a free Will package
Everyone should have a Will, especially people with children or grandchildren. (Read: Top 3 reasons everyone needs a Will)

At our May 22 meeting, APNA members who attend will be invited to put their names in a hat to win a free Will package. The winner can either accept the Will package themselves or transfer it to a friend or family member.
The documents will be drafted by neighborhood president Brian McGiverin, who is an attorney.

Need to update your membership dues?
You can now pay your membership dues online.

 

Do you love Odom School Park?

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If you’ve been by the park lately, you know that the City has started their playground renovations. In addition to the new playscape, they will be installing a new shaded sitting area that our park team got funding for through the wonderful Austin Parks Foundation.

In order to meet our grant requirements, we will be having a park beautification day! We’ll be cleaning up litter and painting. There will also be Zumba!

Saturday, June 10th 8-11am is the big day.
This is your chance to help. Take a look at the below list of needs and email us at mizzzlaura@gmail.com if you can help us prepare for the best park beautification day evah!
Anytime before June 10th
Flier distribution: Get some exercise and meet your neighbors by distributing awesome fliers around the ‘hood. 
Weekend of June 3rd

Distribute 4 signs around the neighborhood.

June 9th
Pick up materials from APF: They will provide all the paint, brushes, and other tools for our project, but we need someone with a car to pick it up from their offices on the East side the day before the event.

THE BIG DAY – June 10th
Set up: Meet at the park at 7:30am to help get things ready.
Clean-up crew leader: No litter in the park! That is our goal and we need someone to motivate others to pick up every little thing.odom4
Creative director: We’ll need someone to lead the painting projects we’ve got in store. If you can open a paint can, you are perfectly qualified.
Break down: Help us get everything packed up at 11am.
June 10th or 11th
Pick up 4 signs from around the neighborhood.
Thank you for helping us out!
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RAIN LOCATION: Odom School Park Team MEETING Redux

Hi park lovers!

Well, it looks like rain tomorrow (and the rest of the week!), but we won’t let that stop us!
 
If it is raining and you don’t see anyone at Odom School Park (under the covered area by the basketball court), we’ll be meeting at 914 Austin Highlands Blvd. It’s in the ‘hood. 
 
Come one, come all!
 
Join Us
Odom School Park Team MEETING
Tuesday, April 11th, 7pm
Odom School Park (next to the basketball court). 
RAIN LOCATION: 914 Austin Highlands Blvd.
 
Learn more about our team HERE.

We moved membership online!

Good news!  We just had an upgrade.

Now you can join APNA, pay your dues, or renew your dues all online. 
Just visit our membership page (see instructions below).

When you visit the webiste, click on either “Membership Application” (for an online membership form), or one of the “Paypal” links.
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Now it will be super easy to stay up to date.

Odom Park Team – Upcoming meeting and action you can take today

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Odom School Park Team MEETING
Saturday, March 11th, 4pm
Odom School Park (next to the basketball court)
We’ll give an update on the park and strategize on next steps. Bring your good ideas!

Take Action Now
Can’t wait until March 11th to do something for Odom School Park?
AISD recently released their Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA). That plan provides grades for each school’s facilities, including their outdoor play and exercise areas.
Check out Odom’s FCA. They give Odom’s landscaping and play fields A grades, but we think there’s plenty of room for improvement. The park surrounding Odom is our community center and provides a pleasant places for Odom students, families, and neighbors to start and maintain healthy lifestyles. Advocating for excellence in our park is our duty. Let AISD know how you think Odom School Park can be improved by emailing them at AISD_FCA

Odom School Park Updates

Renovations on the new playscape are getting under way and Spring is (already!) in the air.

It’s time to be a part of making Odom School Park the heart of our neighborhood.img_3464

Our team has a very interesting history. Check it out. We’ve been busy, but we’re always looking for the next project. Have you got great ideas? We have a ton of connections and know-how, so get involved with us to make your Odom School Park dreams come true.

Join us at the GAVA 78744 & 78745 park teams meeting
Park teams will be sharing advocacy updates and we’ll strategize on next steps.. We’ll be getting some insight into the AISD Master Facility Plan. And we’ll have a few minutes for our team to get caught up.
Tuesday, February 21st, 6:30-8pm
Berkeley Methodist Church
2407 Berkeley Ave, Austin, TX 78745.
Check our events page for more details.

Upcoming Odom School Park Team planning meeting
Click a link below to complete a Doodle poll to share your availability to meet and make plans specifically for the future of Odom School Park.
Odom School Park Committee

Until we see you, be well!

Help us fix traffic, our parks, and/or crime

Would you like our neighborhood to have more vibrant parks?
To stop dangerous traffic in the neighborhood?
Or keep the neighborhood safe from crime?

Together we can make a difference. 
Click a link below to complete a Doodle poll to share your availability to meet and make plans.

Traffic Committee
Stop dangerous traffic in our neighborhood

Neighborhood Watch Committee
Keeping our neighborhood safe from crime