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 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 Annual Meeting 11/12/19: Elections, Dusk, Holiday Party, and Sidewalks!

A reminder from APNA Interim President David Bachman-Williams about next week’s important annual meeting:

Hi Armory Parkers.

A week from today is our November Annual Meeting. It is in the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Hall and begins at 6:30 PM.

On the agenda will be elections for Officers and Directors for the Armory Park Board and also for the Armory Park Historic Zone Advisory Board. The DUSK Festival will have been held at the Armory Park over the weekend so we should review our reactions to that event given the email communication that has been taking place on this list serve. (Page Repp from the DUSK Festival and Greg Jackson from the City have requested to be on the December Agenda.  We will have the DUSK Festival on the agenda then as well as now.)

I will give an update on the state of our bylaws in light of a meeting I have with the City of Tucson Neighborhood Services staff. We need to schedule our End of Year Holiday party (time, date, and place). We will have an update on our sidewalk repair situation which is moving forward.

Besides regular reports that is what I know about. Please let me know if you would like anything else on the agenda.

Here is the agenda: APNA Annual Meeting Agenda 11-12-19

Monthly APNA Meeting Tuesday 9/10/19 at 6:30 PM

A reminder that this month’s APNA meeting will take place Tuesday, September 10, at St Andrew’s Parish Hall. And don’t forget: the starting time for APNA meetings is now 6:30 PM! Come and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood! Tucson Police Department reps will be there to discuss neighborhood safety issues.

Here’s the agenda: APNA Agenda 8_13_19

July 2019 APNA Meeting Summary

For those who missed the July 9 meeting, here is an Executive Summary from APNA President Anne Cooper:

Minutes and financial reports were approved from May 2019.

Treasurer’s Report: Donna Taylor, new Treasurer, provided new reports that were approved by the board. It was suggested and agreed to that we continue to bank with Wells Fargo for the foreseeable future. It was agreed that a finance standing committee be formed to assist Donna with projects.

Communications: Ken Taylor proposed creating a G-Suite (Google) email address for individual board members and committee members that could retain some anonymity for private user’s information. It was decided it should be an Action Item for discussion on the August agenda.

Civic Engagement: Anne showed the board the newly created documents created by PDSD for a good overview of complex issues for residents to better understand. Copies of these documents will be available on the website and will be passed out at next month’s meeting.

Continue reading “July 2019 APNA Meeting Summary”

APNA Special Election 5/21/19

A message from APNA President Anne Cooper:

Dear all:

There will be a special meeting of the APNA membership on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church for the sole purpose of electing an alternate board member. Currently, there are not sufficient alternates to satisfy the requirements of APNA. 

 APNA lacks a board member willing and able to serve as Treasurer. Fortunately,  APNA member Donna Taylor is willing to serve as Treasurer for the remainder of this year.  However. APNA bylaws require that she first  be elected as a Board Alternate at a special meeting.

If elected as an alternate, she can be appointed by the Board President (or, in the President’s absence, the Board Vice President) to the Board as a member and elected by the Board to fill the Treasurer’s position.  In compliance with APNA bylaws, the APNA Board acted at the membership meeting on May 14th to to elect Donna Treasurer, contingent on her being elected by the membership at a special meeting and appointment to the Board by the President (or Vice-President).

It is necessary to have paid your membership dues PRIOR to April 21, 2019 to be eligible to vote.

 

A simple majority of eligible to vote members  present  at the special meeting will serve to elect an Alternate member. This meeting will take place before and independently of the Armory Park Historic Zoning meeting which will commence at 7:00 pm at the same location.

Because I will be away, APNA Vice President Maurice Roberts will preside at the special meeting.

Thank you

Armory Park General Meeting May 14

Dti0haqUUAA4hlJCome and hear what’s going on the neighborhood at our General Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 7:00-8:50 PM in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall at S 5th Ave and E 16th St!

First, as discussed before, the Dusk Festival will be taking place this November in Armory Park. Page Repp (the promoter) will be in attendance to field your questions. Second, we will be discussing a proposed streetscapes committee, headed by Ken Taylor. There has been a flurry of discussion on the listserv regarding what/when and how to address owners of run-down properties.   Lets continue that discussion and come to a neighborhood consensus on Tuesday!

Here’s the agenda: APNA Agenda 5_14_19