September 17th Board Meeeting Agenda Set



September 17, 2018 GPNA Board Meeting

At GPNA center

1094 E Kentucky Street

Starts at 6:00 PM



  1. Call to order by President Judy Magre
  2. Minutes for August 2018 Board Meeting for vote as presented by Mary Hardesty
  3. Bingo Report/ Judy Magre
  4. Treasurer’s Report/ Steve Magre


Guests Invited and welcomed to speak- Rose Caple of Louisville Tourism, and each councilmen, and/or their representatives/


Reporting of Items Tied to Center Operations and/or Needing Votes-

  1. Local Screening of Evolve for $100 (Steve)
  2. Reporting on new “Volunteer” logo shirts that have been ordered (Judy)
  3. Agreeing on a couple of dates to work at Love the Hungry
  4. Sharing about article CJ is working on tied to Louisville neighborhoods and how each came up with their names (Steve)
  5. Discussing agenda for October General Pot Luck meeting including inviting Jim and Debbie Wayne back to receive their lifetime membership cards (via Mike)
  6. Garden and Rain Barrel Issues needing attention as tracked by Mary



Report on Neighborhood Issues Being Worked as Ongoing-

1.      Police Issues as tracked by Kathleen

2.      Goss Avenue Improvements Updating, via Mike

3.      Report on plan for shutting down King Rain Garden until next year, via Steve

4.      Sharing of a move being planned to push for a Youth Program start up at St. Therese Gym involving help via GPNA with 4th Council District Office and St. Therese parish.

5.      Sharing of a city budget plan via Councilman Sexton Smith being developed to assure bridge safety for bridges in our area that go over Beargrass Creek (via Steve)

6.      Discussion of Air B&B impact plus abandon homes issues, and theft from homes issues being discussed

7.      Reporting on Abandon Commercial Properties being tracked, report by Steve

8.      Reporting on other properties that are outside GPNA boundaries but close by- via Steve

9.      Reporting on letter submissions written to ABC about ABC approval requests made by various establishment that serve GPNA area- via Mike

10.   Latest on BOZA approval for a surface parking add for Bradford Mills Apartments


Other Business and the Adjournment


Annual Membership Meeting a Big Hit by Our Honoring Jim Wayne!

The highlight of the evening was a special recognition to our good friend Representative Jim Wayne as GPNA's 2018 Citizen of the Year. Jim is retiring from the legislature at the end of this calendar year. Good wishes were brought to Jim and his wife Debbie from 4 neighborhoods. Judy Magre represented GermanParistown in giving comments and presenting the award. Leaders from Schnitzelburg, Shelby Park and Paristown also added glowing comments about Jim's access and work ethic. Geoff Wohl represented Councilman Mulvihill's 10th Council District office and presented Jim with a recognition plaque from the city. We had one candidate for office who made the effort to attend and that was Lisa Wilner. It just so happens Lisa is running for the seat that Jim will be retiring from. Amber Halloran from Center for the Arts brought a detailed update and shared the timeline for the new facility that will be opening in 2019 in Paristown. And finally the election of the following took place as each accepted a new two year term that will allow them to stay on the board through June of 2020. They are John Gonder, Steve Magre, Ben Evans, Bruce Ewing, Laura Neely, Jon Heck, Tom Wright and Kathleen Davis. The pot luck dinner included excellent home made dishes. Thanks to Laura and The Post for the great pizza options and the chicken bites.


Neighborhood Chili Cook Off a Big Success for GPNA and Post 1
GermanParistown Neighborhood Association and Amvets Post #1 hosted wonderful fun event on April 28th. The Chili Cook Off provided great eats for all. We thank Sal of The Cafe, and Nash and Laura of The Post on Goss Avenue. Sherry Sanders of Amvets Post #1 won the prize for the day. Our board member Mary Hardesty provided yummy corn bread. The excellent turn out included Council Woman Barbara Sexton Smith and alos Geoff Wohl. Geoff is the top aide to Councilman Patrick Mulvihill. Kathleen Davis worked hard on membership and we gained 10 new members at the event. The main result was our developing a wonderful partnership with Amvets Post 1. We thank the commander Joe Doebler, the president of the Auxiliary Lisa Dolson, and Tom Wright who is our newest board member. And thanks to everyone who took the time on a very busy Saturday to drop by! For the record all proceed went to the right place- Amvets Post #1. Our thanks to all Veterans and all members of Post #1.






Well there is always Monday Morning Bingo!
We are completing our 31st year at this same location
GPNA Center
1094 E Kentucky Street
Doors open at 9 AM and games start promptly at 10:15 AM
Games are over normally by 12:30 PM or earlier.
License number with the state is 00058
Our weekly bingo offers all who come a fun gaming experience in a truly home setting. We have many players who have been regulars for years and years. Come and find out why.
Proceeds help pay for cost of our center, maintenance of our raised gardens, annual sponsorship of Germantown Baseball Inc, donations to assist 5 non-profits who provide our support for their Holiday Season care which is then provided to those in need; and finally for the maintenance at the Jim King Rain Garden.
For a unique experience that benefits your neighborhood and the city please come and play.