September-October 2014 Newsletter

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ANA Board Meeting Minutes — August 2014

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors
August 4, 2014

Attendees: Board members - Kevin Kelly, Nic Baker, Don Sellers, Jessica Kracl, Adam Sieve, Melissa Haugesag, Sonja Peterson, Sean Koebele, and Justin Kwong; Office Manager Luke Stultz; Councilman Kevin Reich

Meeting called to order: 7:15 pm

Introductions
Luke introduced himself, discussing his prior experience. Of note – he mentioned his experience working with 501(c)(3) organizations obtaining certification with the charities review council as well as his past and present experience working with other Minneapolis neighborhood associations, both as a board member and as an officer manager.

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Meet ANA’s New Office Manager

Photo of Luke Stultz with horseWelcome Luke Stultz as the new office manager to the Audubon Neighborhood Association. He comes to the neighborhood armed with both experience and dedication to neighborhood issues.

Luke said his first "real job" was working for Applebees. He trained staff and set up new restaurants all around the Twin Cities and in Kuwait and Sicily.

These detailed organizational skills were put to good use when he developed a love for nonprofit organizations especially in his neighborhood.

Luke currently lives in the Central neighborhood of South Minneapolis where between 2010-14 he served as vice president and secretary to the board. Since 2012 he has worked as staff for the Bancroft neighborhood.

Luke said that local crime in his neighborhood called upon him to "be more involved." He went to a neighborhood ice cream social where he was then nominated and voted in as a board member. "And that was it," he said.

"I like to help real people with real issues," he said of his community work. Luke wants to see what the neighborhood organization can do for its residents.

"My goal in working with ANA is to get more people from the community involved in the decision making process. The decisions made by the board affect the entire neighborhood, so everyone should have a say in what types of programs and projects are put in place," he said.

Luke is making his rounds around the neighborhood to get familiar with what Audubon is all about.

He said, "I found the coffee shop. I like it."

Although his community work takes up a lot of time, Luke also enjoys traveling and gardening.

If you have a concern about the neighborhood, please let Luke know. You can reach him at the office 612-788-8790 or by email at mail@audubonneighborhood.org.

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Neighborhood Film Contest

Film Festival PosterThe fifth annual Neighborhood Film Festival engages local videographers and cinema students around the Twin Cities area, inviting them to create a three-minute film sharing why they love their city or community. Themed “Find Your Place,” the 2014 Neighborhood Film Festival offers larger prizes than ever and welcomes new sponsorship.

Joining RE/MAX Results is past sponsor Bell Mortgage of Bell State Bank & Trust as well as Dunn Bros Coffee, a new festival sponsor that will be offering its own individual award in addition to the main prizes. RE/MAX Results prizes range from a $1,000 cash award for the People’s Choice to $6,000 for the first place winner. Total, the RE/MAX Results Neighborhood Film Festival will be awarding $15,000 in cash prizes.

The top films will be screened at the RE/MAX Results Neighborhood Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Riverview Theater on November 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Community members and film enthusiasts, as well as friends and families of participants, are invited to attend. Tickets to the screening event will be $7.00 at the door.

RE/MAX Results will also be awarding five $2,000 scholarships to Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) students at the screening. Students who wish to participate in The Results Cinema Production Scholarship must submit a written essay by October 20, 2014. A film entry is not required, but students applying for the scholarship are still eligible to compete in the Neighborhood Film Festival as well.

The entry deadline for film submissions is October 23, 2014. Full guidelines and official rules, along with videos of previous years’ entries, can be found online at ResultsFilmFestival.com. Learn more about participating in or sponsoring the RE/MAX Results Neighborhood Film Festival by inquiring online or calling the Festival Director, Ed Dillon, at 612.702.4200.

ANA Community Meeting Minutes — April 2014

Audubon Neighborhood Association
April 7, 2014
Community Meeting Minutes

Present: Kevin Kelly, Justin Kwong, Adam Sieve, Don Sellers, Sonja Peterson, Sean Koebele, Nic Baker, other community members

Meeting called to order at 7:07 by Kevin Kelly.

Agenda reviewed after addition of Spring WingDing. Chris Lindy moved to approve, Sonja seconded. Passed unanimously.

Officer reports
No president’s report Justin gave treasurers report, $13,814 in revolving account $3,656 in cash account.

New business

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ANA Board Meeting Minutes — April 2014

Audubon Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
April 7, 2014
Meeting Minutes

Present: Kevin Kelly, Justin Kwong, Adam Sieve, Don Sellers, Sonja Peterson, Sean Koebele, Nic Baker

Meeting called to order at 6:07 by Kevin.

Agenda reviewed
Sonja asked to include the NE Ride; to be discussed under new business. Adam asked that we include “End Prohibition Minneapolis” Sonja moved to approve the revised agenda, Sean seconded, passed unanimously.

Reviewed board minutes.
Sean moved to approve, Nic seconded, approved unanimously.

Officer reports
No president’s report. Treasurer’s report: cash account $3656, revolving account $13,814

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ANA Meeting Moves to Park

The next ANA community meeting will be held at Audubon Park (29th Ave at Buchanan Street). The meeting starts at 7pm. Everyone is welcome; come learn what’s happening in our neighborhood!

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Johnson Street Exit Closing

As part of the I-35W / 4th Street ramp project, the exit from northbound I-35W will be temporarily closed, starting May 28. From the MNDOT project page:

May 28 through early June

  • The Johnson Street exit from northbound I-35W will close while crews construct a temporary bypass that will allow motorists to access Johnson Street. Motorists should use the New Brighton Boulevard/Stinson Boulevard exit during the temporary closure.

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