The September 2018 Sunnyside general membership and board meeting will be held on Thursday September 13th, from 7 to 9 pm at Southeast Uplift (3534 SE Main Street).
Hello Sunnyside Neighbors!
At our March 9th meeting, the SNA board referred amended bylaws to the General Membership for ratification.
We will have a General Membership Meeting to vote on bylaws on Monday, April 17th, 2017 from 7-8PM at the dining hall of the Sunnyside Community House at 3520 SE Yamhill St.
In order to amend our bylaws, we must have a General Membership meeting with a quorum of 20 eligible residents (anyone 18+ who lives in Sunnyside [rent or own], owns property in Sunnyside, or is a designated representative of a church, school, or business, can vote). A 2/3 vote of approval is required. If approved, the bylaws will go into effect in June 2017.
The proposed bylaws and details on the process can be found at this location.
An agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.
Questions and comments can be sent to [email protected].
SNA Meeting and Board Elections
May 14th 7-9PM
SE Uplift – 3534 SE Main St
Our May meeting will feature a presentation by the Community Alliance of Tenants who will answer questions about their organization and present the comic book, Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted which they recently published with Know Your City. SNA has purchased 5 copies which will be given away by raffle to renters in attendance.
Please help us spread the word to people who rent in Sunnyside. Renters make up 63% of our neighborhood and are historically underrepresented in Portland’s neighborhood association. Print and distribute our Renter Outreach Flyer in your apartment building or complex.
Also provided is a detailed agenda.
If you have questions or would like to declare your candidacy for the board, email board (at) sunnysideneighborhood.com
What are your favorite things about our neighborhood?
Maybe you’re thinking of the Sunnyside Piazza street art, the neighborhood cleanup, all that bike parking on Belmont, the hundreds of freshly planted street trees, or the awesome Belmont Street Fair. Your Sunnyside Neighborhood Association plays a part, sometimes big and sometimes small, in all of these things and many more.
This week we’ll celebrate another year of working to maintain a thriving, safe, and truly amazing neighborhood. Join your neighbors, share a beverage, and talk about your ideas for Sunnyside, find out what we’ve been working on, and learn how we can work together in the coming year.
Help us as a neighbor* by joining us on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. and voting in our new leadership. Even if you haven’t been to a meeting before we feel that it is important to involve as many neighbors as possible in the selection of our board members. Not only will you play an important role in our elections, you’ll also be privy to insider information; getting the scoop on what’s happening in the neighborhood and across the city.
If you’re the hands on type, consider making a commitment to get involved in one of our many committees. From helping with the newsletter to advising the city on land use decisions to keeping an eye on the (thankfully) small amount of crime in Sunnyside, there is a place (of varying time commitments) for everyone.
If you have ever spent time volunteering, you know that it takes all kinds of hard working and dedicated people to make things happen. Projects don’t complete themselves, issues don’t advocate for themselves, art doesn’t magically appear—people are the driving force. The same is true for our neighborhood, only in this case neighbors must be the driving force!
*Neighboring isn’t just for residents; if you work or own property in Sunnyside we consider you a neighbor, too!
The Agendas for November 14, 2013 Meetings have been posted! Multnomah County Vector Control will be on hand to discuss rats and other pests!