[Reminder] Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, July 8, 2019

Note:  The location for this month’s meeting has changed to Norfolk Collegiate Upper School because Suburban Park Elementary is closed for the summer.

Speakers:

Acting Chief Michael Brooks, Norfolk Fire-Rescue

Chief Brooks will tell us about the upcoming construction at the Thole Street Fire and Rescue Station 9.

Sherry Johnson, Norfolk Division Head for Neighborhood Quality

Ms. Johnson will explain how to get in touch with the Norfolk CARES Contact Center for citizen concerns, and how codes compliance works to maintain the quality of Norfolk neighborhoods.

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Norfolk Collegiate Upper School, 7336 Granby Street, Hackney Theater in the Meredith Arts Center.

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will also give updates. Hope to see you!

Visit our Events Page on Facebook!

4th of July Parade & Picnic – Good Times!

Thank you to all the neighbors who came out and made the Suburban Acres Civic League 4th of July Kids’ Parade & Community Picnic a great success!

It was hot and humid outside, but we had a great turnout and some incredible outfits and decorations!

2019 Prize Winners

Best Dressed Pet:  Shivon the dog, brought by owner Susan Boice

Best Dressed Kids

First Place:  Marion Collins

Second Place:  Daisy Tompkins

Third Place:  Charlie Kinnison and Stella Gabriel

Best Overall Entry:  The Toro Family – Allie, Abbie, Annie, Angie

Donors:

  • Towne Bank
  • Harris Teeter
  • Sweet Frog
  • Tinee Giant

Guests:

  • Norfolk City Council Member Courtney Doyle, Ward 2
  • Norfolk City Council Member Andria McClellan, Superward 6
  • Norfolk Police Community Resource Officer, Billy Old
  • Norfolk Police Officers Bangoura and Siegel
  • Ted Drake, representative for Delegate Rob Bloxom, District 100
  • Firefighters from Station 9

Master of Ceremonies:  Richard Drumwright

Parade Marshal:  Matt Adams, Revolutionary War Soldier Reenactor

Helpers for the Picnic and Parade:

  • Joan and Wes Wilson
  • Louie Gabriel
  • John Mangus
  • Peter Bastinelli
  • Alex Gabriel
  • Diane Ruhl
  • Mary Ann Grogan
  • Pearl Windle
  • Peter Beznoska
  • Karen Mayne

For more photos from the event, check out our Album on Facebook

June 2019 General Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the June 2019 SACL General Meeting have been finalized and can be viewed at the Meeting Minutes area of our website.

The June Meeting was a great event.  Mayor Kenny Alexander and School Board Chair Noelle Gabriel spoke to the membership and both hung around after to answer questions and interact with members.  There was a palpable energy at this meeting with many topics covered.  Both Ms. Gabriel and Mayor Alexander spoke about tackling big issues and how the city is working through challenges.  See the meeting minutes for a full breakdown of topics discussed.

Please come out for our next meeting on July 8, 2019 at Norfolk Collegiate where the guest speakers will be Greg Bockheim from the Norfolk Zoo as well as Norfolk Fire Chief, Michael Brooks.

Thank You Notes from Kids at Suburban Park Elementary

The Suburban Acres Civic League received some wonderful thank you notes from the kids at Suburban Park Elementary to thank us for our donation to their field trip to Nauticus!  Here is a sampling of the thoughtful notes from the students!

Here is the link to information about the event we helped fund on Donors Choose!

https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=3903615&utm_source=dc&utm_campaign=typ_cover&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Project&pma=true

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Mayor Alexander at Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019

Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019

Speaker:       Mayor Kenneth Alexander, City of Norfolk

When:           6:30 pm, Monday, June 10, 2019

Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing

Where:         Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

We invite nearby civic leagues to join us for our special speaker this month.  If you have a question or comment for Mayor Alexander, please write it down and bring it with you.  He would like to know what is on your mind.

Please check out events page on facebook to keep up with our events!

SACL Events

Upcoming State Legislature Primary – June 11, 2019

You may have noticed more candidate flyers in your mailboxes recently!

Here are some helpful links for members to get up to speed on the upcoming primary on June 11, 2019.  Don’t forget to prepare yourself and get ready to vote!

https://www.vote411.org/

https://www.dailypress.com/news/virginia/dp-nws-primary-filing-deadline-elections-virginia-20190326-story.html

https://wtvr.com/2019/05/13/june-11-virginia-primary-guide/

https://www.norfolk.gov/Elections/

https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia_elections,_2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_6th_Senate_district

https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia_State_Senate

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May 2019 General Meeting Minutes Posted

The minutes for the May 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League General Meeting are posted and available at the meeting minutes area of our website.

Meeting highlights include:

  • Comments and Q&A with State Delegate Robert Bloxom
  • Best native plants for shady, wet or sun-loving areas with Denise Gruccio of Eggleston Garden Center
  • Membership vote on the proposed location of the Thole Street speed sign.

See you all at the next meeting on June 10!