It is springtime and NENA offers many ways to get involved in your community. Find more information at www.nokomis.org:
• Run for a seat on NENA's Board of Directors - Run for a seat and join us for a meaningful volunteering experience. Applications and more information available online. NENA will host its online Annual Meeting on April 22, 2021. Again, we will offer pre-event online and telephone voting to elect our new Board of Directors members.
• NENA Pollinator Plant Sale – NENA will host Minnesosta Native Landscapes on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Lake Nokomis for another pollinator plant sale. Due to the popularity of this sale, we can accept pre-orders only – no plants sold at event.
• 2021 Garage Sale Day - NENA, the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, and Longfellow Community Council will host our Garage Sale Day on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
NENA Food Truck Rally for the Nokomis East Food Distribution
Join NENA and your neighbors on Saturday, April 17, 2021, for the Truck Rally and Fundraiser! There will be something for everyone in the family. New this spring - More trucks and live music!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the needs of community members are changing, too. We will be raising donations for NENA's Free Food Distribution project, which has donated over 600,000 pounds of food and supplies since July.
There is a $5 or more suggested donation per group to attend the event. No one will be turned away.
In April, the food distribution is moving back outdoors and to a twice a month schedule. Please call or text Karla Arredondo, NENA community organizer, at (612) 293-9683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details.
Curb appeal matching grants
Planning an exterior project visible from the sidewalk? Plan to apply! Grants are available for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah.
Examples of eligible exterior improvements may include but are not limited to painting and trim work, exterior lighting, masonry work, and tuck-pointing, restoration of historically appropriate exterior finishes, and hardscaping.
Eligible participants can apply for up to $500 in matching grant funds. This is a one-to-one matching grant and a reimbursement project. This is a first-come, first-served program. Visit NENA’s website at nokomiseast.org/curb-appeal-matching-grants/
Upcoming meetings and events
4/1/2021: NENA Board Candidate Information Session at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom
4/3/2021: NENA Board Candidate Information Session at 9 a.m., via Zoom
4/6/21: NENA Diversity, Equity, &and Inclusion Committee at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom
4/15/21: NENA Green Initiatives Committee at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom
4/22/2021: NENA Annual Meeting and Board Election at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom