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AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – June 14, 2016

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30pm

  • GUEST SPEAKER: Light of Life
  • Announcements
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Finalize Budget: 2016–2017 Fiscal Year
  • House Tour Update
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • House History Update/Demo
  • Property
  • Friends: Cleanup
  • Green Space: Parklet
  • Membership Events
  • NSLC Updates
  • Allegheny Commons
  • Committee Updates

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 10, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30

  • Allegheny West Historic Preservation Awards
  • Announcements
  • New neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Draft Budget – 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
  • House Tour Update
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • House History Update
  • Property: 806 Western Repairs/Upgrades
  • Friends: Cleanup & Parklet
  • Membership Events
  • NSLC Updates
  • Allegheny Commons
  • Committee Q&A

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

Above & Beyond

This month we have a special Above & Beyond dedicated to Trish Doyle Burton who was voted the “Neighbor of the Year” at the April Membership meeting.

Since 1992, Trish and her husband John and their children, have been part of the neighborhood, with both their home and business located in Allegheny West. Trish is one of those people whose years of quiet service are the backbone of our welcoming and beautiful community. She started out by cleaning up the leaves in front of the houses on her block, and then graduated to the monthly neighborhood-wide cleanup, and is still one of the most reliable people year after year. When we needed someone to deliver the monthly Gazette to all the houses on Beech Avenue, she volunteered and continues to do so years later. Dozens of tables, cases and cases of wine & beer and hundreds of paper plates and napkins have found their way to years of neighborhood summer picnics thanks to her offorts; not to mention all the potluck dishes she’s contributed to those picnics and volunteer recognition parties. She was one of the leaders of the offort that organized sponsorships for the gorgeous flower baskets that appeared on Western Avenue last year, and managed to wrangle even more support this year.

This past year though, Trish has also taken on a leadership role. After volunteering her home and garden multiple times over the years for tours (ask her about the time the tour goers scraped all the brand new paint off her steps!), this past year Trish served as the Ways and Means chair for the Allegheny West Civic Council, which means she managed both the summer Wine Tour and the winter Christmas tour. Aside from the fact that the tours raised lots of funds to support the Civic Council’s expenses through the year, Trish was incredibly successful at getting new folks involved. We weren’t exactly turning volunteers away (because we would never do that!), but we did have more help on jobs that are often dicult to nd help for, which made for a very smooth running tour. We can’t thank her enough for all her efforts.

Trish will be honored at the Northside Leadership Conference dinner on Thursday June 16 at The Priory. There’s usually at least one or two tables of Allegheny West folks and we’d encourage any folks who are interested in attending to join us. Tickets are $30. You can contact the NSLC directly via Kelly MacKay, NSLC Dinner Coordinator: (412) 231-4714 x201 or kelly@pittsburghnorthside.com


If you’d like to recognize a neighbor who went above-and-beyond for you or the neighborhood this month please send a note to abovebeyond@alleghenywest.org or give Cathy at call at (412) 418-2027 and, space allowing, we’ll recognize them in the Gazette.

Northside Sandwich Sampler & Le Tour de Sandwich

Le Tour de Sandwich

Believe it or not this silly little Northside restaurant promotion is in its 5th year and we’ve sold out the Sandwich Sampler every year!

This year the title is “Episode V: The Pastrami Strikes Back” and while you don’t have to dress like Luke Skywalker to attend, there is a sandwich called “Obi Wann a Hoagie”. The promotion now runs 11 days, May 19-29th, so you can get to as many of the participating shops as you can!

The Northside Sandwich Sampler is Pittsburgh-famous thanks to Rick Sebak. He’s produced two videos about the event and you can view them here:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptOE1qOR00I
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X7T_ZQvPt4

The Sampler this year will be held Thursday, May 19th at The Grand Hall at The Priory. Sample a dozen competing sandwiches, listen to the music of Northside’s own Johnny Angel and his Jam Band, and vote for the Northside Sandwich King (or Queen!). Tickets are on sale now at http://sandwichweek.pittsburghnorthside.com and proceeds benefit ROX Performance Academy, an NSLC program providing free music lessons to Northside kids!

Le Tour de Sandwich is also back! This bike ride to participating restaurants will be Saturday, May 21st and tickets are also available now. Proceeds benefit the NSLC Bike/Ped Committee, advocating for bike and trail improvements on Northside.

So get your tickets soon! We expect another sold out Sandwich Sampler event and the bike tour tickets are limited. And plan to visit the participating businesses all week long to vote in-restaurant for your favorite sandwich joint.

Spread the word and see yinz on Northside!

Mark
Northside Leadership Conference

NLC Education Committee: Northside Education Priorities Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 3rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: MCC Center, 1319 Allegheny Ave
Contact: Chris Sweeney, sweeneyxxiv@gmail.com

Please join the Northside Education Team on Tuesday, May 3rd to learn more about new initiatives in our neighborhood schools and to help the group identify needs and set priorities. We’ll have representatives from several schools as well as an update from the Pittsburgh Promise.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 12, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30

  • 6:30 – Special Early Time: Buhl One Northside Discussion
  • 7:30 – Regular Business Meeting
    • Carnegie Science Center Classrooms
    • GTECH – Urban Trail Projects
    • CCAC
    • Announcements
    • New Neighbors
    • Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Nominating: Neighbor of the Year (Funding Request)
    • House Tour Update
    • Housing and Planning Updates
    • AWDC Updates
    • Communications: House History Update
    • Property: 806 Western Repairs
    • Friends: Cleanups!
    • Flower Basket Update (Funding Request)
    • Membership Events
      • Membership Committee Meeting
      • Marathon Party (Funding Request)
      • 50th Anniversary Events
      • May 13, 2016 – Location TBD
      • 6/24 Art Show (Funding Request)
      • Bowling
    • NSLC Updates
      • Heinz Field Garage
      • Allegheny Commons Committee
    • Committee Q&A
    • New Business

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – February 9, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, February 9th at 7:30 pm

  • 7:30 – Light of Light – Ridge Avenue Property Presentation
  • 7:45 – Northside Old-timers Presentation
  • 7:50 – New Neighbors
  • 7:55 – Minutes
  • 8:00 – Treasurer’s Report
  • 8:05 – Housing and Planning Updates
    • Western Avenue
    • 911 Galveston Avenue
    • Council CDFG: Trash Can Update
    • One Northside Grant Update
  • 8:15 – AWDC Updates
    • 928 – 930 Western Avenue
    • Stables – Recommendations to the Zoning Board
  • 8:30 – NSLC: Stadium Authority Traffic Study
  • 8:40 – 2016 Flower Baskets
  • 8:45 – Upcoming Membership Events
    • Mixers
    • Bowling
  • 8:50 – Communications: House History Website Project
  • 8:55 – Committee Q&A
  • Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – November 10, 2015

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 pm

  • Julianne Reiland, Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Elections!
  • House and Planning Updates
    • 911 Galveston
    • W North Lighting
    • LOL
    • Traffic throughout on W North
  • AWDC Updates
    • 928 – 930 Western
  • Upcoming Membership Events
    • No November Mixer
    • Allegheny Cemetery Tour recap
  • Property: 806 Repairs
  • Neighborhood Clean-up: recap for the year
  • Grant Updates
    • Council CDFG: Trash Can Update
    • Buhl One Northside Community Update
  • Committee Q&A
  • Housing & Planning
  • Ways & Means
  • Membership
  • Property
  • Friends of Allegheny West
  • Communications
  • NSLC
  • Allegheny Commons

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – September 8, 2015

Calvary United Methodist Church
971 Beech Avenue

Tuesday, September 8th @ 7:00pm

  • Guest Speaker: Jim Pashek, One Northside Community Grant
    • Sign the petition if you haven’t already
  • Guest Speaker: Q/Trek Development – Garden Theater Project
  • Additional Guests
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Pittsburgh City Police
  • Minutes
  • Motions passed by Executive Board in August
  • Executive Board Membership / Nominating Committee
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • City Council Grant: Trash Can Updates
  • Housing and Planning Updates
    • Q Development / Coffee Building
    • Stables National Register
    • Loft District Historic District
    • North Ave. Lights
    • Housing Court: Wed 9/16
    • Historic Review Committee
      • Enforcement
      • New proposed Historic Guidelines
  • AWDC Updates
    • Stables
    • 928 – 930 Western
  • Ways & Means: House Tour Update
  • Neighborhood Clean-ups
    • September 26, 9:00 am
  • Upcoming Membership Events
    • Bocce – now informal
    • Sept. 25 Mixer – Modern Cafe
    • Cemetery Tour
  • 50th Anniversary Update
  • NSLC Updates
    • AGH Sign
  • Gazette Deadline: 10/5 – send articles to gazette@alleghenywest.org
  • New Business
  • Committee Q&A
    • Housing & Planning
    • Ways & Means
    • Membership
    • Property
    • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Communications
    • NSLC
    • Allegheny Commons

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – July 14, 2015

Calvary United Methodist Church
971 Beech Avenue

Tuesday, July 14th @ 7:30 pm

  • City Capital Budget meetings
  • Allegheny Commons Update
  • 50th Anniversary Update
  • Committee Q&A
    • Housing & Planning
    • Ways & Means
    • Membership
    • Property
    • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Communications
    • NSLC