Conn SpringFest takes place on April 21st

March 21st, 2012

Conn SpringFest


Please join us for Conn Elementary School’s Annual SpringFest & Community Yard Sale

Saturday, April 21

Hello downtown families! Please mark your calendars now, and plan to join us at Conn Elementary on April 21 for SpringFest.
There will be a yard sale, pizza truck, bouncy house, carnival games, organic plant and herb sale (homegrown by Conn parents), a bake sale, and more!

Money raised will go to the Conn PTA.

Please see our attached flyer, and feel free to share it with friends. Everyone is welcome!

For more info visit: http://www.connpta.org/communications/news/joinusforconnpta%E2%80%99s3rdannualspringfest2012

Contact: Gabriella Corter, gabcorter at hotmail dot com if you want to reserve a space and sell your Yard Sale items on that day.
The cost is ten dollars to benefit the PTA. You keep all the proceeds you make.

East CAC meets – bylaws, elections, and Animal Control!

January 10th, 2012

The East CAC will hold its January 2012 meeting Monday at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue. http://is.gd/nwDQ. The meeting will be streamed live on http://www.eastraleigh.org/stream.html.

We’ve got a big meeting ahead! First we’ll adopt our first set of bylaws since 1980, creating co-chair positions instead of chair/vice-chair. We’ll then promptly vote to elect our new CAC leadership. In addition to our usual announcement from parks and police, we’ll have a representative from Animal Control meet with us to discuss ongoing problems with dogs in our community.
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How to help the recent fire victims

December 16th, 2011

As you may have heard, a family living at Raleigh North apartments suffered a fire early Wednesday morning, sending two of the kids to the hospital for extreme smoke inhalation. The family lost all their possessions and are in need of assistance from the community.

Here are the sizes for the children and mom in case there’s anything you can donate. They will be staying with a family member for the time being but may also be looking for affordable housing in the area soon.

If you’re able to help in any way, please contact Michelle (michellegill1981 at hotmail dot com or 919-758-2000) as soon as possible.

Zadeek (18 mos, boy) 2T/3T clothing, shoe size 5W
Tizade (4 1/2, boy) 5T clothing, shoe size 7
Sonia (8, girl) 10/12 clothing, shoe size 7
Yadia (10, girl) 12/14 clothing, shoe size 9 1/2-10
Mom, L-XL 12/14 clothing, 14/16 pants, shoe size 11

East CAC meets Monday

November 16th, 2011

The East CAC will hold its November 2011 meeting Monday at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue. http://is.gd/nwDQ. The meeting will be streamed live on http://www.eastraleigh.org/stream.html.

The year has flown by! The holiday season is upon us and its time for our last meeting of the year. After the usual updates, we’ll discuss the St. Augustine’s Stadium committee, followed by a holiday party with food and drinks.

Below is the full agenda. Come out, get informed about your community, and then mingle with the many great neighbors of East Raleigh. Hope to see you there!

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East CAC proposed bylaws

October 18th, 2011

Below is the latest revision of the draft East CAC bylaws.

Bylaws of the East Citizens Advisory Council

Revised 18 October 2011

Article I. Organization And Purpose

1. Purpose. The East Citizens Advisory Council (East CAC) is a voluntary organization of citizens whose purpose is to advise the Raleigh City Council on the needs of the citizens of its area and to assist in developing, evaluating, and implementing solutions to the wide range of problems affecting the Raleigh metropolitan area. The East CAC may solicit information from its communities and from appropriate agencies, institutions, or individuals, and may communicate its views on relevant matters to other governmental or private agencies, institutions, or officials.

2. Boundaries. The East CAC shall include the area bounded by Poole Road, to New Bern Avenue, then from Raleigh Boulevard to Glascock Street, Brookside Drive and Atlantic Avenue to Crabtree Creek and along Crabtree Creek to Poole Road or as designated by the City of Raleigh.

3. Membership. The membership of the East CAC consists of all persons aged 18 or older and residing within the area described above.

4. Voting. Decisions of the East CAC will be by majority vote of the members present.

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Remember to vote Tuesday!

October 5th, 2011

An important reminder from my fellow CAC chair Philip Poe of the Five Points CAC:

In 2009, only 11% of the voters in Raleigh found the time to cast their votes for the Raleigh City Council and Board of Education. Check your calendar and make sure you block off time to make it to the polls next Tuesday.

A page containing voter information was just posted on the Five Points CAC website. It will give you quick access to your voter information and ballot, voter guides, broadcast times for candidate forums on RTN10, endorsements and information about the transportation and housing bond proposals.

Do you have neighbors that require assistance getting to the polls? Consider organizing a neighborhood shuttle to help these folks vote.

Candidate forum at St. Augustine’s

September 30th, 2011

Meet the Candidate Forum
When: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time: 1:30 PM
Where: Seby Jones Auditorium
Saint Augustine’s College

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this event where you will hear candidates for the District C Council Seat and the Raleigh Mayoral Race.

East CAC bylaws

September 19th, 2011

Below are the latest East CAC bylaws, dating from 1980. A Bylaws Committee is being formed now to bring these bylaws up to date. If you’d like to serve on this ad hoc committee, send an email to cac-chair at eastraleigh dot org and we’ll get started. Thanks!

BYLAWS

EAST RALEIGH COMMUNITY CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL

ARTICLE I. – ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE

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East CAC meets Monday

September 14th, 2011

The East CAC will hold its September 2011 meeting Monday, September 19th at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue. http://is.gd/nwDQ. The meeting will be streamed live on http://www.eastraleigh.org/stream.html.

Did you know about Raleigh Parks and Recreation’s Adventure program? Learn how to rock climb, kayak, backpack, and other exciting adventures through this fantastic city program. Seth Yearout, Adventure Program Manager, will tell us more.

We were going to hear from Raleigh-Wake CERT this month but unfortunately they had to cancel at the last minute.

We’ll also hear from David Blount about Raleigh’s upcoming transportation bond and what it means for our city. We’ll also get an update on the noisy Enloe HVAC, and neighbor John Seitz will update us on traffic calming efforts along Glascock Street.

Below is the full agenda. Hope to see you there!
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Volunteers still needed for post-tornado rebuilding!

August 10th, 2011

From Larry Marks, President of the Wake Interfaith Disaster Team:

Wake Interfaith Disaster Team is leading the long-term recovery from damages caused by the April 16 tornadoes. There are still homes in need of repair where insurance funds and government loans and grants have been exhausted. We are repairing these homes with donated materials and volunteer labor.

We need unskilled and skilled volunteers now and for the next several weeks. Housing and meals will be provided if needed. Volunteer as an individual or put together a team from your congregation, civic group, or workplace. Volunteer for a day, multiple days, or a week.

Sign up now with our construction partner, NC Baptist Men, at: http://baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado/Get-Involved

Your efforts will be greatly appreciated.

Larry Marks
President at wakeidteam dot org
http://www.wakeidteam.org