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Saturday, February 04, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Save the Date: Special Green Dots Meeting on Saturday, February 4

The next Green Dots meeting will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 11 a.m. at the Rice Branch Library at E. 116th St. and Shaker Blvd. This special meeting will be co-hosted by the teens who participate in the Neighborhood Leadership Youth Program of the Network for Network Success. I will send out an agenda for the meeting next week. If you have any suggested agenda items, please let me know.A draft of the notes from the January 18 Green Dots meeting is attached. Please contact me with any revisions or additions.Tereena Marks has set up a Facebook page for Green Dots. The address is: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/GREEN-DOTS/219435304815092?sk=info. You can also upload information to the page by emailing it to dinner485sizing@m.facebook.com. Tereena has volunteered to serve as the administrator for the page. If you have any questions, you can call her at (216) 269-6796.Please bring brochures and application materials for your programs to the next meeting. Also, bring extra copies to leave at the library. The Rice Branch Library is a heavily used branch, and the branch manager, Ali Boyd, has said that he will make sure to set out any materials that you give to him. You can also mail materials to him at the following address: Rice Branch Library11535 Shaker BoulevardCleveland, OH 44120Attn: Mr. Ali Boyd, Branch ManagerIf you have responsibility for a program that serves neighborhood residents, please consider keeping the Rice Branch Library supplied with informational materials about your programs.Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.Kevin Kay(216) 367-2234Notes from Green Dots MeetingJanuary 18, 2012 10:30 a.m.Rice Branch Library, E. 116th St. and Shaker Blvd.In attendance1. Kelly Barrett2. Ali Boyd3. Lisa Davis4. Julie Donaldson5. Alanna Ferguson6. Lee Fields7. Margaret Gregory8. Josephine Henderson9. Kevin Kay10. A. De?Angelo Knuckles11. Constance Latimore12. Tereena Marks13. Hattie Mathews14. Jacqueline Mills15. C.J. Mitchem16. Marvetta Rutherford17. Zakiyyah Saleem18. Katie Schade19. Brent Walker20. Robert White21. Cynthia YarnellBuckeye Learning Farm (Cleveland Botanical Garden site on Woodland Ave.)? Kelly Barrett of the Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps program circulated adiagram showing possible additions to the farm, including a fruit orchard, a sitting area,and community plots. (An application process for the community plots is not yet inplace.)? Lisa Davis of the Network for Neighborhood Success said that students in her programare doing a project called ?Expression of Love through Art.? She would like to explorethe possibility of having them do their project presentations at the Buckeye LearningFarm.? Comments, questions, and suggestions from residents:? Positive activity at the farm helps to push crime away from the neighborhood.? What guidelines/restrictions will be placed on residents who have communityplots? How much freedom will they have to choose what they grow?? Will residents who have community plots be allowed to offer their produce forsale?? Could a homeless person be given residence in a vacant home in theneighborhood in return for keeping watch over the garden?? Tereena Marks mentioned that Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Clevelandis exploring the concept of ?squatting contracts.? Tereena said that shewould follow up to get more information. Marvetta Rutherford said thatshe would be interested in exploring the concept, too.Energy Efficiency? Lee Fields of the Cleveland Housing Network presented information about the ClevelandEnergy Saver program. The program is for Dominion customers who are not eligible forPIP or HEAP.? Meeting participants expressed an interest in hearing about the Cleveland HousingNetwork?s Home Weatherization Assistance Program and Housewarming Program(which serve residents who are eligible for PIP or HEAP) at the next Green Dotsmeeting.? There was a brief discussion about the controversy over the City of Cleveland's plan tocreate a waste-to-energy/gasification facililty on Cleveland's West Side. Meetingparticipants shared information about upcoming public hearings on the issue.New Community CenterJacqueline Mills, manager of the new Woodhill Homes Community Center, shared the followinginformation:? Residents of Woodhill Homes will be participating in the Garden Soxx program thisspring.? Ms. Mills will also invite interested residents to attend the next Green Dots meeting.? The Community Center will host a ?Demo Day? on January 20 to familiarize communitymembers with some of the services that will be offered at the Community Center.? The Community Center will host Family Fun Days on the third Saturday of each month,with the first one scheduled for January 21.? Ms. Mills emphasized that the Community Center is open to the entire community, notjust to residents of Woodhill Homes.Next Meeting? Participants agreed to accept the invitation of the teens in the Neighborhood LeadershipYouth Program of the Network for Neighborhood Success. They will co-host a specialGreen Dots meeting on February 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Rice Branch LThe next Green Dots meeting will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 11 a.m. at the Rice Branch Library at E. 116th St. and Shaker Blvd. This special meeting will be co-hosted by the teens who participate in the Neighborhood Leadership Youth Program of the Network for Network Success. I will send out an agenda for the meeting next week. If you have any suggested agenda items, please let me know.A draft of the notes from the January 18 Green Dots meeting is attached. Please contact me with any revisions or additions.Tereena Marks has set up a Facebook page for Green Dots. The address is: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/GREEN-DOTS/219435304815092?sk=info. You can also upload information to the page by emailing it to dinner485sizing@m.facebook.com. Tereena has volunteered to serve as the administrator for the page. If you have any questions, you can call her at (216) 269-6796.Please bring brochures and application materials for your programs to the next meeting. Also, bring extra copies to leave at the library. The Rice Branch Library is a heavily used branch, and the branch manager, Ali Boyd, has said that he will make sure to set out any materials that you give to him. You can also mail materials to him at the following address: Rice Branch Library11535 Shaker BoulevardCleveland, OH 44120Attn: Mr. Ali Boyd, Branch ManagerIf you have responsibility for a program that serves neighborhood residents, please consider keeping the Rice Branch Library supplied with informational materials about your programs.Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.Kevin Kay(216) 367-2234Notes from Green Dots MeetingJanuary 18, 2012 10:30 a.m.Rice Branch Library, E. 116th St. and Shaker Blvd.In attendance1. Kelly Barrett2. Ali Boyd3. Lisa Davis4. Julie Donaldson5. Alanna Ferguson6. Lee Fields7. Margaret Gregory8. Josephine Henderson9. Kevin Kay10. A. De?Angelo Knuckles11. Constance Latimore12. Tereena Marks13. Hattie Mathews14. Jacqueline Mills15. C.J. Mitchem16. Marvetta Rutherford17. Zakiyyah Saleem18. Katie Schade19. Brent Walker20. Robert White21. Cynthia YarnellBuckeye Learning Farm (Cleveland Botanical Garden site on Woodland Ave.)? Kelly Barrett of the Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps program circulated adiagram showing possible additions to the farm, including a fruit orchard, a sitting area,and community plots. (An application process for the community plots is not yet inplace.)? Lisa Davis of the Network for Neighborhood Success said that students in her programare doing a project called ?Expression of Love through Art.? She would like to explorethe possibility of having them do their project presentations at the Buckeye LearningFarm.? Comments, questions, and suggestions from residents:? Positive activity at the farm helps to push crime away from the neighborhood.? What guidelines/restrictions will be placed on residents who have communityplots? How much freedom will they have to choose what they grow?? Will residents who have community plots be allowed to offer their produce forsale?? Could a homeless person be given residence in a vacant home in theneighborhood in return for keeping watch over the garden?? Tereena Marks mentioned that Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Clevelandis exploring the concept of ?squatting contracts.? Tereena said that shewould follow up to get more information. Marvetta Rutherford said thatshe would be interested in exploring the concept, too.Energy Efficiency? Lee Fields of the Cleveland Housing Network presented information about the ClevelandEnergy Saver program. The program is for Dominion customers who are not eligible forPIP or HEAP.? Meeting participants expressed an interest in hearing about the Cleveland HousingNetwork?s Home Weatherization Assistance Program and Housewarming Program(which serve residents who are eligible for PIP or HEAP) at the next Green Dotsmeeting.? There was a brief discussion about the controversy over the City of Cleveland's plan tocreate a waste-to-energy/gasification facililty on Cleveland's West Side. Meetingparticipants shared information about upcoming public hearings on the issue.New Community CenterJacqueline Mills, manager of the new Woodhill Homes Community Center, shared the followinginformation:? Residents of Woodhill Homes will be participating in the Garden Soxx program thisspring.? Ms. Mills will also invite interested residents to attend the next Green Dots meeting.? The Community Center will host a ?Demo Day? on January 20 to familiarize communitymembers with some of the services that will be offered at the Community Center.? The Community Center will host Family Fun Days on the third Saturday of each month,with the first one scheduled for January 21.? Ms. Mills emphasized that the Community Center is open to the entire community, notjust to residents of Woodhill Homes.Next Meeting? Participants agreed to accept the invitation of the teens in the Neighborhood LeadershipYouth Program of the Network for Neighborhood Success. They will co-host a specialGreen Dots meeting on February 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Rice Branch L

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