A message from APNA President David Bachman-Williams:
Our Current Treasurer, Donna Taylor, will be leaving the Board and office at the end of this year. A new treasurer will be needed to carry on her work. She has established a system of record keeping and reporting beneficial to our association. Concurrent with the last few months of her term, APNA is moving to cloud applications for most functions, including the Treasurer’s
A cloud based system will be simpler to use because the hardware requirements are minimal and help will be readily available should the new Treasurer encounter problems. Remote collaboration is essential in these Covid times.
These are the position requirements as I see them:
- An interest in sound financial management.
- The ability to follow a systematic approach to administration.
- Some familiarity with digital technology but expertise is not needed.
- A computer with a modern internet browser.
- An internet connection.
- A printer is very desirable but not essential.
If you are interested in this way of supporting your neighborhood, I would like to hear from you. Please call me at 520-975-4852 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The treasurer’s Report for August can be viewed at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qCKJ8M6n9-TPsLwrWDbsjEFucoJ427Bb/view?usp=sharing
This month’s report is filed in a new storage site at APNA’s new G-Suite account. If you have any difficulty viewing it, please contact Ken Taylor (email@example.com).
The APNA Board of Directors will hold its September meeting by Zoom on Tuesday the 8th at 6:30. For those who would like to attend you will receive an invitation from Liz Burden who is going to be the Zoom host for the meeting. Drop in and hear what’s going on in and around the neighborhood!
Not a member of the Armory Park Neighborhood Association? Please consider joining at https://armoryparktucson.org/membership/.
Our community made a great response to the threat of the proposed Central Business District expansion within Armory Park. A team of individuals and a strong response from many residents provided our council member, Steve Kozachik, with the information he needed to take action. His results were quick and effective, so this threat has passed for now.
Neighbors have expressed appreciation for the efforts of all involved, but one player has not yet been recognized. Without the contribution of our neighborhood association (APNA) none of this would have been achieved. It was at a Board meeting that the threat first became apparent and the Board expressed its concern. Very soon after, email polling of the Board authorized an aggressive response against the expansion within Armory Park. The second Zoom meeting, attended by many residents and Board members, gave City staff notice that the fight was on. President David Bachman-Williams spoke for the neighborhood in expressing our disapproval of the expansion. Only by having an active association did we learn of the threat and have a powerful voice opposing it.
APNA is built on the membership of neighbors. Our listserv has 350 email addresses enrolled. A number of those are for couples so the number of individuals subscribed is greater. 405 people follow our Facebook page. APNA has 136 members today, a third of the listserv users and Facebook followers. More people willing to pay the $10 per person annual dues strengthens the voice of our Board and President. As small as the dues are, they pay for meeting space and other expenses. Without an APNA financial contribution, the recent sidewalk improvements could not have been completed. The bottom line:
— Please pay your dues now (If you have already, thanks). Contact Phyllis Factor (Pefnaz@gmail.com), our membership chair.
— Serve as an officer, as a Board Director, on a committee or as a project team worker. 2021 elections are this November.
Armory Park is a great neighborhood, but only active engagement by our residents can keep it that way. Thanks for your active contribution.
Here is the financial report for July and August 2020. There was no July Board meeting. Treasurer Reports 202008
These reports have already been published in Board meeting minutes and on the the listserv. They are included here for those who want a single place to see the association’s financial picture over time.
Treasurer Reports 201911
Treasurer Reports 201912
Treasurer Reports 202001
Treasurer Report 202002
Treasurer Reports 202003
Treasurer Reports 202004
Treasurer Reports 202005
Treasurer Reports 202006
Here’s the agenda for this evening’s APNA Board meeting, being held on ZOOM:
APNA June agenda 2020
A message from APNA President David Bachman-Williams:
Hello Armory Park Neighbors and others,
We are going to have a virtual APNA board meeting tomorrow on Zoom. If you are interested in being included in the meeting please email Ken Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken will make sure you get an invitation to be part of the Zoom meeting. If you are interested in being invited to all future APNA board meetings please let him know that, too. He will send out the invitations shortly before the meeting. You click on the link provided in his email and wait with everyone else in the virtual “waiting room”. Ken will then let us all in.
We are beginning the meeting 15 minutes early, at 6:15 so that our vice-president, Liz Burden can lead us through some icebreaker activities to get familiar with the way a Zoom meeting works. The actual meeting will start at approximately 6:30.
Attached is the agenda for the meeting. If you have any questions please let me know.
Come and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood and around town! Here’s the agenda for this month’s APNA Board meeting:
3-10-20 APNA Agenda
Don’t forget! APNA’s monthly meeting is Tuesday at 6:30 PM at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall. Come and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood and around downtown!
Here’s the agenda: APNA Dec Agenda 12-10-19