806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

You’re Invited!

32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner

Northside Leadership Conference
June 11, 2015

Begun in 1984 as a fundraiser to pay an overdue phone bill, the Annual Dinner has grown to be the largest such community gathering in the region, with close to 400 attending annually. It is a celebration of Northside neighborhoods, volunteers, students and partners. NSLC and its sponsors have recognized over 360 community volunteers and awarded over $187,000 in scholarships!

RSVP by June 8:

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 14, 2015

7:00 – Candidates’ Forum

8:30 – Guest Speakers

8:35 – Welcoming New Neighbors and AWCC Members

8:40 – Minutes (review/corrections from last meeting)

8:45 – Treasurer’s Report

8:50 – LRC Nominations for Historic Preservation Request

  • Budget request for 2 plaques not to exceed $100 each

9:00 – Pancake Supper Request

9:05 – City Council Grants

9:05 – 928 – 930 Western Avenue Update

9:10 – Neighbor of the Year / NSLC Annual Dinner

  • Neighbor of the Year Nominations
  • Budget request for tickets for Annual Dinner 6/11

9:20 – NSLC (budget request for annual dues – $75)

9:21 – Upcoming Membership Events

9:25 – Friends aka: Public Spaces (follow up to 4/11 Tree Well)

9:30 – New Business

9:35 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs


AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – March 10, 2015

7:30 – Guests (still waiting on confirmation)

  • Erin Tobin, Allegheny Commons Initiative
  • Darlene Harris (or representative)
  • Sally Stadelman, Office of the Mayor

7:40 – Welcoming New Neighbors and AWCC Members

8:00 – Minutes: Review of Motions from Last Meeting

8:05 – Treasurer’s Report

8:10 – Upcoming Membership Events

  • Marathon Party: Sunday 5/3 (City grant money available)
  • Memorial Day Picnic: 5/24, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, 800 block of Beech
  • Independence Day Picnic: 7/4, Rib Cook Off, 900 block of Beech
  • Labor Day Picnic: 9/7, Corn Roast, 800 block of Lincoln
  • Next neighborhood mixer on Friday, 3/20, location TBA
  • Last day to bowl is April 29. Starting at 6:30pm now
  • Bocce: Thursdays, May 7 through Sept. 29. starting at 6:00pm
  • Shaw Festival Trip: Tentatively scheduled for June 25 & 26
  • Planning meeting March 13 at 7:00pm, location TBA
  • Neighborhood / Membership voluntary directory.
  • Welcoming new neighbors

8:25 – Friends (aka: Public Space)

  • Upcoming cleanups:
    • 4/11 – Mulching the Tree-wells,
    • 5/16 – Flower planting
    • 5/30 – Alley Clean up; looking for organizations to partner with
    • 7/15 – Babb Insurance service day

8:35 – Allegheny West Candidates Night

  • TENTATIVE: April 14 at 7:00 pm

8:40 – Ways & Means: Wine Tour

  • Paris of Appalachia theme, 3 tours instead of 2, chocolate tasting/wine pairing for dessert
  • Next planning meeting: early April
  • Tickets on sale now on

8:45 – NSLC

  • 2015 Dues
  • Ohio Street Bike Lane Update
  • AGH Update
  • NSLC, Dinner on 6/11

9:00 – New Business

9:15 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

Follow ups from last meeting and written committee reports:

  • Audit is scheduled for ???
  • (Philadelphia) Allegheny West lawsuit is now in the hands of our insurance company
  • Final number of flower baskets is ???, see the list of our charter sponsors at

NSLC Scholarship Program

Know a high school student doing great community volunteer work? Pass this along to them!

Through their 2015 Scholarship Program, the Northside Leadership Conference will recognize and award high school seniors who volunteer their time to improve the Northside community. Any Northside resident in the 12th grade, who performs volunteer service in their community, and who will be attending a college or training program after high school, is eligible for the $1,000 scholarship.

Awardees will be selected by the NSLC Dinner Committee on June 11, which is made up of representatives of the neighborhoods and participating sponsors. The number of scholarships will be determined by sponsor commitments.

Northside Leadership Conference to Host Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras 2015 Flyer

NSLC is hosting a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party at the Allegheny Elks Lodge on Tuesday, February 17th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $8 at door and sales benefit the Deutschtown Music Festival.

Dixie Doc and the Dixieland All Stars will be playing Dixieland Jazz starting at 8:00 pm. Legends of the North Shore and James St Gastropub will be selling po’boys and gumbo! Louisiana’s Abita Beer will be on tap at the bar. Northside’s own Jack “Johnny Angel” Hunt will be our first annual Mardi Gras King – he’ll join the band for a few numbers and he’ll have New Orleans music memorabilia from his collectibles store Ginchy Stuff. We’ll have King Cake, beads and a helluva good time!

Just like the French Quarter in New Orleans, we are North of a river! Hope you can join us for Mardi Gras!

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – February 4, 2015

7:30 – Guest Speakers

  • Sarah Quinn:  City Historic Review Board
  • Erin Tobin:  Allegheny Commons Initiative

8:00 – Minutes: Review of Motions from last meeting

8:05 – Treasurer’s Report

  • Funding request for a 2 year financial review

8:10 – Housing & Planning

    • February H & P meeting canceled
    • Agent for 928-930 Western
    • Sale of vacant lot on Western
      • Retaining Real Estate Counsel for Vacant Lots & 928-930 Western
      • Adjustment of terms of sales agreement from the last meeting

8:30 – Friends: Grant for Tree Well

8:35 – Green Space: Funding request for Hanging Baskets for Western

8:40 – Bylaws: Timeline

8:45 – Ways & Means: Wine Tour

  • Dates: June 5 & 6
  • Planning meeting:  Feb. 19,  Location: TBA

8:50 – Property

    • Contract for Snow removal
    • Funds for meeting insurance requirements on 928/930 Western

8:55 – NSLC

    • Ohio Street Bridge Update
    • AGH Sign Update
    • Symphony in the West Commons

9:00 – Pancake Supper / Shrove: Tuesday, 2/17

9:05 – New Business

9:05 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

Introducing the 2015 AWCC Board

Please join using welcoming our 2015 Board members. We are forming committees for 2015 now.


President: Catherine Serventi –, (412) 418-2027

Treasurer: Bob Griewahn –
Please leave reimbursement requests in the office at 806 Western Avenue

Corresponding Secretary: Tim Zinn –

Membership: Mary Callison –
Please contact Mary if you have a great idea for an event for the neighborhood or would like to help plan social events.

Property: Howard Brokenbek –
Contact Howard if you notice any issues with AWCC properties such as the Stables on North Ave. 928-930 Western Avenue or the office at 806 Western Avenue

Friends of Allegheny West: Michael Shealey –
Michael manages the neighborhood clean-ups, works with the City on 311 calls and is a good contact if you’re interested in volunteering for the neighborhood green spaces


Vice President: John Desantis –
John is also representing us at the Northside Leadership Conference

Housing & Planning: James Wallace –
Contact Jim for issues such  parking, historic preservation & development

Secretary: Fran Barbush –
If you have articles for the Gazette, please send them to Fran

Sergeant-at-Arms: Gloria Rayman –
Gloria brings all the awesome snacks for the meetings


Ways and Means
If you have fundraising or event planning skills please contact Cathy Serventi if you’re interested in hearing more about this  important position

Meet & Greet at the Children’s Museum

Meet & Greet

Catch up with neighbors, enjoy some light refreshments and get the latest scoop on upcoming projects at the Children’s Museum and the latest happening in nearby Allegheny Commons Park!


The Children’s Museum
10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Tuesday, November 18th at 5:30 pm

This is event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP by contacting Erin: (412) 330-2569