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August 18th Board Meeting Summary-

The final plan for the September 13th Shotgun Music Festival was outlined by Tomy Molloy. The 2014 SGF shirts will be produced by Meme Tech and sold at the festival. The grant application to the city for the event has been forwarded and the request is for $2,600. The billboard ad copy was shown to the board. This billboard will be at the west end of the Bradford Mills building.  Judy Magre asked to amend the payouts for 3 of the 17 bingo games played per session. The increase will cost about $25 more per week but will help to increase attendance. The board unanimously supported the changes. The new payouts will start the first bingo in September, 2014. Steve Magre attended the special call bike lanes meeting held at City Hall on August 14th. The city council members present pushed for the administration to take on community education efforts as soon as possible. They are concerned of the lack of knowledge the general public has about what the various white street paintings are telling motorists to do or not do. The board voted to support the 3 Points Mural Project and provided Jeniffer Chappell with a check for $250 made out to SACC. SACC has taken on the role of being the agency working with the city to help oversee this project. Jeniffer is the individual who has led the charge for these improvements. Association member Teri Freel attended and shared an idea of starting a Little Free Library program for the neighborhood. The concept is to have open-close boxes (like clothing drop off boxes) at certain pubic spots in the neighborhood. Persons could drop by to take books out and also leave books to the cause. The main work issue will be how best to monitor the boxes to make certain there will be no inappropriate materials left there. The board found the concept interesting but did not take a vote. Anyone interested in learning more is welcomed to let us know by emailing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Finally, GPNA will maintain updates about all of these items on our Facebook Page. There will also be updates provided for a number of projects that are taking place. This will include the latest on the the Railway Corridor Study, Beautification of Goss Avenue Project and the Underhill's Germantown Place Project.

Keeping On Track-

The July 14th meeting had a full agenda. The officers elected by the board were the same. Judy Magre is again our president. This is her 29th consecutive year to be elected. Our Vice President is Tomy Molloy. Our Secretary is Jeff Cross and the Treasurer is Steve Magre. These four will serve until July 2015. 4th District Police was represented by Officer Johnny Burgraff. He shared area crime stats and noted the police had leads on who may be involved in a couple of break ins in the area. Laura and Nash Neely shared their plans for The Post. This is the new restaurant going in on Goss Avenue just north from the Spratt intersection. The Neely's live in the neighborhood. It has been a long haul for them to get to this point. All of us are excited to see this new restaurant taking form. We really look forward to the opening of The Post. A number of other items were reported on briefly, but the main focus was to move quickly to allow time to celebrate the recognition to our three 2014 recipients of GPNA Citizens of the Year.

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You are invited to keep up with what is happening by going to our Facebook Page. The address is:

http://www.Facebook.com/GermanParistownNeighborhoodAssociation

We use Facebook to make frequent entries and updates. We also place all our  updates via Danny Mac's Germantown-Schnitzelburg Facebook page.

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PLEASE JOIN!

Our goal is to make it easy for anyone who holds value in our efforts to join. Gaining financial support is helpful of course in off setting administrative cost. But what we really hope for is inducing residents to become active. So the annual membership fee is by donation amount of your choice including the giving of your time. To encourage membership the recommended dollar amount is kept very low at $5 per year.

Here is how easy joining is-

Email your name, address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Steve will enter your name and email address to the GPNA membership roster. You can provide your chosen donation by mailing it to 1094 E Kentucky Street (40204) and make the check out to GPNA.

You can also join at one of our sponsored functions including our quarterly pot luck public meetings. Please note that we will accept cash for membership when sign up is at an event, but that is the ONLY TIME. You can also choose to not mail and simply drop the check through the slot that is in the middle of our front door. Again, no cash if dropping off.  And most important please make sure the check is in a sealed envelope marked "Membership".

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Support Our Bingo!

Our Monday Bingo is in its 28th year of continual operation. Doors open at 9 AM and games start at 10:15 AM. The last game is normally played out by 12:15 PM. Our Kentucky gaming license number is 00058 and posted. This 27 year running weekly event offers residents a unique and fun experience. The nature of bingo encourages all new and regulars attending to get to know each other. Bingo is held at the GPNA center, 1094 E. Kentucky Street.

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Keeping Compliant-

GPNA keeps on file its approval letter from the IRS. This letter stipulates that GPNA is a 501 (C4) non-profit organization. To stay in good standing we file an IRS-990 each calendar year. We also file with Kentucky to maintain legal recognition with the Commonwealth. The overall reporting to the state requires our forwarding an Annual Report and we must provide quarterly to the Department of Charitable Gaming detailed gaming activity reports.  We are required to complete annually a gaming license application.  GPNA is currently in full compliance and in good standing with the federal, state and city governments and all the reports listed have been filed on time.

If Interested-

These updates are shared for two reasons. Please know we want you to think out how what you are good can help move our neighborhood forward to become even better.  We would love to tap into your talents and gain your commitment. If interested the easiest and best way to offer your help is to contact our volunteer administrator, Steve Magre. His phone number of 502-855-0223, and his email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also want to click on the category to the right titled Board of Directors and see if any of the members listed are people you know. Any board member would welcome your call.
 

2014-15 GPNA Officers and Board Members Listing

2014-15 GermanParistown Neighborhood Association OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS LISTING:

Officers: Judy Magre - President
Tomy Molloy- Vice President
Steve Magre- Treasurer
Jeff Cross- Secretary

Board Members:

Mary Hardesty, John Gonder, Brenda Waters, Ben Evans, Bruce Ewing, Davy Coombs, Tandee Ogburn, and Amanda Keeton.

   
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