Become a Member Online!

Some APNA members want to renew their membership and pay online; you may be one of them. A new system is now available to do that! This link https://forms.gle/j7VXuSVtzXmX1v7J9 will take you to a form in APNA’s Google Workspace account. After completing the form, you will be offered links to PayPal to complete payment. The Become a Member! page here on the APNA website also has a link to the form.  For help, mail tech@armoryparktucson.org. Your suggestions and comments will be appreciated. Thanks for any feedback you can offer. We hope this new feature is a convenience for you.

If you complete the online membership form and pay via PayPal, the paper form is not needed. 

APNA Board Meeting 3/9/21

The APNA Board of Directors meeting is March 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89667864293…(This is the zoom meeting address we will use all year. It will be added at the beginning of every agenda.)

Here’s the agenda:

Call to Order at 6:30 PM

Roll Call, Introductions – 5 minutes

Saturday Night Party 19th and RR – 15 minutes

Minutes of the February meetings – 10 minutes

Treasurer’s Report – 5 minutes

Online Membership Update – 10 minutes

5G Towers Update – 5 minutes

U of A Volunteers Project(s) – 15 minutes

Development Issues – 5 minutes

Central Business District Update – 5 minutes

Announcements – 5 minutes

Adjournment

APNA Board Meeting 2/9/21

The monthly APNA Board meeting will be Tuesday, February 9, starting at 6:30 on ZOOM. Come and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood and around town! Location: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89667864293?pwd=aDM0K0lkTW8zNkJVVTRjSHhzTDdPQT09 (This is the zoom meeting address we will use all year.  It will be added at the beginning of every agenda.)

Here’s the Agenda:

Call  to Order at  6:30 PM

Roll Call, Introductions – 5 minutes

TPD, Officer Erin Peters -10 minutes

Minutes of the January Retreat -5 minutes

Treasurer’s Report – 5 minutes

Follow Up to January Retreat -30 minutes

Membership / Newsletter Online Options – 15 minutes

Development Issues – 5 minutes

Announcements – 5 minutes

Adjournment

APNA Board Election Coming

A message from APNA President David Bachmann-Williams:

Our annual elections for the board of directors are next month and we’re looking for four people who are willing to help keep the neighborhood a great place to live.  Plan on allowing about two hours for the monthly meetings, plus whatever additional time you’re willing to spend on areas of interest to you.  Officer positions do require more of a commitment.  There’s always a need for help with special projects such as helping neighbors maintain a safe walkway, occasional neighborhood clean-ups, and, when life returns to whatever the new normal will be, planning social events which draw neighbors together.  
Please let me know if you are interested, or if you would like more information by emailing me at davidbedub@gmail.com.

APNA’s Looking for a Treasurer

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 bachmanwms@gmail.com

Board Election 11/10/20

A message from APNA President David Bachman-Williams:

Hi neighbors,
This is a notification that if you want to vote in the neighborhood association elections that you have to have a current membership up to date.  Our bylaws require that you be a member at least 45 days before the election.  The election will be November 10.  You need to have your membership be current by September 25.  If you are not sure whether your membership is up to date please contact Phyllis (pefnaz@gmail.com), our membership chair.

APNA Board Meeting 9/8 Via ZOOM!

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!

APNA Supports You; Please Support APNA

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. 

APNA Meeting 5/12/20 via ZOOM

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  ken@kmtaylor.com  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.
Sincerely,
David Bachman-Williams,
APNA president