VECA Annual Meeting 01.21.12
The VECA Annual Meeting was
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The meeting was held in the Fellowship Hall
of the School Building
Service Awards are presented at the VECA Annual Meeting
The Margaret Dichtel Award is presented annually to a Vollintine-Evergreen resident and VECA member who embodies the principles of neighboring and community action.
For her exceptional work at the grassroots level in her neighborhood, for helping to make the VECA office run more efficiently; for working with the Neighborhood Networks group and organizing Neighborhood Fall Fest this year, Andree Glenn received the 2012 Dichtel Award.
The Martha Heinemann Award honors a Board member who has rendered exceptional service to the VECA Board.
Two board members received the Heinemann Award in 2012.
For her work as chair of the Historic Committee that is working on an innovative web mapping program for VECA as well as providing historical content for neighbors and the VECA website; for connecting VECA with Memphis Bioworks in their environmental job training program, and who is renting office space at VECA; for working closely with our AmeriCorp teams over the years; for writing grants, and for bringing to Wolf River Day event to VECA, Cathy Marcinko received the 2012 Heinemann Award.
For her work as chair of the Safety and Security Committee; for providing safety workshops over the years as well as a collection of safety articles and tips for the newsletter and website; for working with the police precincts, Midtown Security group and Operation Safe Community; for her model of getting a group of neighbors together to clean alleys in their area; for working with institutions to develop a neighborhood emergency preparedness plan; for working with many of our VECA committees, and helping us find and recruit new board members; and , for helping to keep the V&E Greenline clean by emptying garbage cans, Garnette Stephens received the 2012 Heinemann Award.
The Richard Borys Award honors public officials who contribute to the Vollintine Evergreen neighborhood.
As one of the founding members of the non-profit organization, Clean Memphis, Janet Boscarino has been working with Memphis residents, churches, businesses and other organizations to address litter, overgrown lots, and eyesores in Memphis. Janet believes that clean, safe and healthy neighborhoods are the key to making our city prosper. Janet and Clean Memphis have been working with VECA and sponsoring the monthly community service workers, which has made a big difference in cleanliness on Watkins and Springdale Streets. Clean Memphis helps VECA with supplies and refreshments for clean ups and is helping to bring more resources to the neighborhood for future cleanups. For her passion and vision to make Memphis and Vollintine Evergreen a better place, Janet Boscarino received the 2012 Borys Award.
Award Recipients Brochure
We are VECA – You are VECA – VECA is us Together!
January is also VECA’s Membership Month. Dues to the Vollintine Evergreen Community Association are annual and traditionally are renewed in January each year. Membership Month culminates at the VECA Annual Meeting, Saturday, January 28 where dues paying members elect the new board.
Your dues raise money for the volunteer work done in the neighborhood. Volunteers run the organization and your dues support projects, events and the Welcome Center at 1680 Jackson Avenue. VECA receives additional revenue from the homes and apartments which VECA owns and are managed by volunteers.
Being a member of VECA is the first step in involvement. VECA membership is from January to December. Please join now. If 2,000 residents join at the $30 level we would raise $60,000 for neighborhood projects; if 1000 residents join at $30 we could raise $30,000. Last year 300 residents joined VECA. Let’s increase the number this year!
Join your neighbors and join VECA now. All dues are tax deductible.