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HWNA NEWS

 

March 2004

 

Easter Coloring Art

In Your Mailbox

Lewis & Clark

Progressive Dinner

Board Members

Block Captain

Homes Tour

Advertise


Do you have neighborhood news to contribute? Contact  editor, Amy Whitehead by phone: 913 342-5256

or email:  abwhitehead@natsem.com

 

NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
7:15 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
18th & Washington Blvd.


Speaker: Shari Wilson, Chairwoman of the Lewis & Clark Task Force


Easter Egg Coloring Contest

Westheight Kids' Corner

Let's decorate for Easter! Design and color the Easter Egg shown in the paper copy of your March newsletter to show just how creative Westheight kids are. The winning egg will be published in the April, 2004 Newsletter. Bring entries to the Easter Egg Hunt for judging.

The annual Westheight Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 3rd, at Westheight Park, 20th and New Jersey, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Children and adults will be able to hunt for Easter Eggs and enjoy other holiday activities. Refreshments will be served. If you are willing to volunteer for the event, or help to set-up or clean-up, please contact the event chairwoman, Jennifer Thomas at 371-1602.

Are You Progressive?

Do you like to entertain? Would you enjoy planning our Progressive Dinner, potentially to be held in May? In a progressive dinner, participants enjoy their appetizer at one home, then move to another for the salad, entree' at the next, and dessert at a fourth home. The event last August was very special and the smart neighbors who participated were treated like royalty by their gracious neighborhood hosts. If you are interested in helping to plan or host our next Progressive Dinner, please plan to stay after the general meeting on Tuesday, March 2, to meet. For more information, contact   Susan Allen at 371-3495.

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2004 Neighborhood Activity Dates

Mar. 2, Tuesday, General Membership Meeting.
Mar. 10, Tuesday, Board Meeting.
Apr. 3, Saturday, Easter Egg Hunt
Apr. 6, Tuesday, General Membership Meeting.
Apr. 12, Tuesday, Board Meeting.

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Easter Coloring Art

In Your Mailbox

Lewis & Clark

Progressive Dinner

Board Members

Block Captain

Homes Tour

Advertise

In Your Mailbox

Check your mailbox in a few weeks for a sign-up sheet for committees and projects that our organization would like your help with. Everyone is encouraged to participate, and, as always, we would like your feed-back on our projects and general neighborhood concerns. There will also be a sheet where you can volunteer to be a Block Captain or Alternate Block Captain if a position is vacant on your block. We will also enclose a dues statement as a reminder that your 2004 membership dues are now due.

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Lewis & Clark Project in KCK

Our speaker on March 2 will be Shari Wilson, chairwoman of the Lewis & Clark Task Force. Ms. Wilson will tell us about the two years of planning, renovating and building that has gone into the Lewis and Clark celebration that will take place from June 25 through July 4 this year. (Mark your calendar.) Two hundred years ago, the Corps of Discovery Expedition camped for several days at Kaw Point. The up-coming event is called "Meeting at Kaw Point, A Convergence of Waters and Cultures", and will be held at the new Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point. Come hear how we can be a part of this.

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Welcome, New Board Members

Three new association board members took office in January. Here's a short biographical sketch of each person.

Larry Dean, President-Elect. Larry and Patty Dean took possession of their home on Washington Boulevard in January 2003. Three months later, they wed in their front yard! Last December they opened their home for the Holiday Homes Tour. Larry is a Certified Estate Planning Professional; he advises clients how best to protect their estates. He lived for many years in Wichita, and has served on numerous boards and associations. He received his Bachelor's degree from Wichita State University, and his Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Larry brings many fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the board.

Jennifer Thomas, Director-at-Large, grew up in KCK and graduated from Schlagle High School. She and her parents, brother and sister have lived on New Jersey Ave. since 1985. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and is working on her Master's degree in Urban Planning. She is active in her elementary school alumni association, and she says her passion is "putting people and resources together." Jennifer is using that skill and her planning experience to benefit our association.

Roy Nicodemus, Director-at-Large, has lived on Washington Boulevard for one year. He is Director of Catering for Cerner Corporation, where he works long hours and plans the company's social events and meetings. In his spare time he likes to read, and, like most of us, work on his house. Roy has a Bachelor of Arts from Fort Hays State University, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri, and a Master's degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He looks forward to helping publicize how great our neighborhood is.

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Looking for a Few Good Neighbors

We need a few new Block Captains and several alternates to replace some current Block Captains. The main responsibility of a Block Captain is delivering newsletters on your block once a month. These people are an important part of our neighborhood association. Our newsletter is a way to keep everyone informed; and we couldn't get it out to everyone without the Block Captains' support. Please consider signing up to be a Block Captain or and Alternate , if one is needed on your block. We will include open slots in the mailing within the next few weeks.

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Christmas Homes Tour

The 2003 Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour was a great success in promoting our neighborhood. Many thanks to our Chairwoman, Carolyn Walden, and the incredible committee, volunteers, and homeowners that she pulled together to make it such a success. Our neighbors who decorated their homes, and opened their doors to the public, deserve a huge amount of gratitude from all of us; so, if you see Larry and Patty Dean, Paul and Mary Collins, Wayne and Carolyn Walden, Mary and Curt Cutting, Ron and Melva Willett, Tom and Pam Gordon, or Patty Mertz, please let them know how much you appreciate what they did. Special thank-yous to those neighbors who volunteered their time or talents on special tasks for the Tour; including: Susal Allen, Ann Tomelleri, Mary and Jim Smith, Joan Daniels, Rafael Labrado, Anna Michalski, Rick Yarnell, Larry Dean and Jennifer Thomas; and much appreciation to neighbor Roderick Bettis for helping with our printing needs, and the Cuttings for hosting the pre-tour party.

This year, with profits from the Homes Tour, we were able to present a $500 check to Alisha Gambino of the Dove Art Center at our February meeting. Thank you to Alisha for guiding us on a tour of the facility.

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Don't Forget to Advertise

If you live in Westheight, you are entitled to advertise your services in this newsletter. For $5 an ad, you can purchase a 2" by 3.5" block. What a great and inexpensive way to become better known. Your neighbors would love to support you and your work! Contact the editorial staff at 342-5256 or e-mail the text of your ad to abwhitehead@natsem.com. The deadline to place an ad in the March newsletter is February 20, 2004.






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