August 2019 General Meeting Minutes

The minutes and notes from the August 2019 are now available.  Go to the meeting minutes area of our site to check them out!

Guest speaker for the meeting was Greg Bockheim from the Norfolk Zoo.

Mr. Bockheim provided an interesting talk on the zoo’s programs related to education, community outreach, and conservation and breeding of at-risk species from around the world. The Virginia Zoo hosts about 500,000 visitors a year and is the only zoo in Virginia that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Mr. Bockheim ended his talk with a “pop quiz” and gave stuffed animals to the winners!

July 2019 General Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting held on July 8, 2019 at Norfolk Collegiate are posted and online.  Please visit the Meeting Minutes area of our site to check out the notes from the meeting.

Guest speakers were Norfolk Fire & Rescue Acting Chief Michael Brooks and Sherry Johnson from Neighborhood Quality with the City of Norfolk.

Please also check out the photos from the meeting on our Facebook page!

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[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!

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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.

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.

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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!

 

[Reminder] Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, May 13, 2019

Speaker:  Denise Gruccio from the Eggleston Garden Center.  Learn about the best plants for our area and Eggleston’s gardening and landscaping services.

We also will hear from special guest, Delegate Robert (Rob) Bloxom, our delegate for the 100th District of the Virginia Legislature.  He will update us on what’s happening in the legislature and listen to your issues.

The league will vote on the City of Norfolk’s offer to install a dynamic speed sign at westbound 536/544 Thole Street to reduce speeding.

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

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

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 give updates.  And . . . a chance to win a free door prize gift certificate.  Hope to see you!

Make sure to check out our Events page on Facebook to keep up with meetings and other group events!