SENCO Neighborhood Moment

The South End Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce that our newest Neighborhood Moment is now available. Thank you to our guests, Michael Collier, Board Chair of the Tacoma Refugee Choir, and Alisa O’Hanlon, Vice Chair of Tacoma Community House’s Board of Directors, for talking with us about resources in our community.

 

Click here to watch the South End Neighborhood Council Neighborhood Moment.

 

To learn more, please visit https://www.tacomacommunityhouse.org/ and https://www.refugeechoir.org/ .

 

We’d especially like to thank David Gordon and his great team at TV Tacoma for all their help and for putting this together for Tacoma’s Neighborhood Councils!

“the moment” by NM3792 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 

April 15 2019 General Meeting Agenda

We hope to see you at our April 15, 2019 General Meeting. Please click here for the SENCo April 2019 Regular Meeting Agenda.

As a reminder, we will be collecting food for our community partner, Nourish Food Banks. We will also discuss updates on the Logo Redesign Contest being held in partnership with Lincoln High School. And we will announce the winner of the first monthly SENCO Photo Contest.

If you have any questions, please contact us at senco253@gmail.com. We appreciate your help in sharing this information with other residents and business owners in the South End Neighborhood.

Thank you.

Logo Redesign Contest

We are pleased to announce that the South End Neighborhood Council is hosting a contest for Lincoln High School students to redesign our neighborhood council logo.

The deadline for submitting a logo is April 15. First, Second, and Third place will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively. We will also share the top designs on our website. Interested students should contact Lincoln High School instructor Reid Callan for details: RCALLAN@tacoma.k12.wa.us

 

South End featured partner: Nourish Pierce County

As part of SENCo’s work plan for 2019, we are actively supporting Nourish Pierce County’s efforts to make sure that no one in our region goes without food. A few facts that you may not know about our partner organization:

  • Nourish Pierce County’s headquarters are in SENCo’s district service boundaries.
  • Nourish Pierce County was formerly known by the name FISH Food Bank, but was rebranded under the organization’s new leadership.
  • Nourish Pierce County has a mobile food bank location at Giaudrone Middle School, 4902 S Alaska Street every Monday from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. (Important note: the food banks will be closed Monday, May 27th in observation of Memorial Day.)

“Nourish Pierce County provides nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. Through our network of seven food banks and two mobile food banks serving seventeen additional sites, we provide food directly to people in need across Pierce County, Washington. In 2018, Nourish shared 6 million pounds of food with 61,000 individuals, meaning that 7% of the Pierce County received food from one of our food banks. In Tacoma alone, we served more than 25,000 people last year, 12% of the city. In the past six months, we started service at two new locations within Tacoma, at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and at Tacoma Community College.”

At SENCo, we are proud to sponsor monthly food and monetary donations collected at our community meetings held the third Monday of the month, 7:00PM, at Tacoma Fire Department Station #8.

To learn more about Nourish Pierce County and how you can get involved through donations or volunteer efforts, please contact Travis Weller, Grants and Communications Manager by email travisweller@nourishpc.org, calling 253-383-3164, or by visiting their website https://nourishpc.org/.

Community Council of Tacoma

Per the City of Tacoma Municipal Code, the Community Council of Tacoma (CCOT) is a coalition of the independent Neighborhood Councils meant to serve as a forum for discussion of issues of broad interests. While each Neighborhood Council may send up to 3 representatives to the CCOT, community members are always welcome. Click here for the March 28, 2019 CCOT Agenda.

The next meeting is this evening, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402), Room 16 at 6 p.m. The Executive Board is holding elections, and the 2019 work plans/ budget will be discussed.

Unable to make tonight’s meeting? The CCOT meets every 4th Thursday at 6 p.m. (Room subject to change.)

Monthly Photo Contest

South End Neighborhood Council is proud to announce our first Monthly Photo Contest!

Theme: Spring in the South End

Deadline: 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019

Prize for best photo will be announced at the South End Neighborhood Council meeting at 7 p.m. on April 15, 2019, and the winner will be contacted directly. Monthly prizes subject to change. {Think $5 gift cards: no trips to Hawaii. Sorry.}

All submissions should be emailed to senco253@gmail.com. Please include photographer name, phone number, email address, location photo was taken, year (recent submissions only unless otherwise requested), and confirmation that we may share your photo whether selected or not. If a portrait is submitted, please ensure you have the subject’s permission beforehand.

Rules: Contest open to residents of South End Tacoma. Photos submitted must be the property of the person who submits it for consideration. Photos submitted may be displayed on SENCO’s website and social media; if used, the photographer will be credited. The winning photo will be selected by the Board. If there are no eligible entries, prizes will be distributed the following month. This is a neighborhood council contest: please use your best judgment about what is appropriate to submit. If you are under 18, please ask your parent to submit your work on your behalf. {Rules subject to change.}

This contest is not open to seated South End Neighborhood Council members or their immediate families.

Thank you!

 

 

[Featured Image: Cherry blossoms near Mann Elementary School. Photo credit: Suzanne Skaar]

Community Connections

The Tacoma South End Neighborhood Council is hosting its first community forum on June 1. If you know of an organization that serves our community and would like to be a part of this event, whether by sending a speaker, tabling at the event, or provider materials, please email us at senco253@gmail.com.

More information may be found here.

Thank you!