The President’s Report
It is time for us all to spring forward and let the spring cleaning commence. We have endured a very wet winter and the forecast for spring is to be wetter than normal. Let’s all hope the forecast is wrong. It is important to remember while spring cleaning around your property, never blow your debris into the street. The debris in the street ends up in the parish drainage system and slows this very important process down. We all love our neighborhood and I encourage you to clean the streets in front of your homes. Please make sure to clean any debris in drains and please don’t forget to help your neighbors that are not able to do this or even the ones that just don’t do it. I realize I am asking a lot from a few but good deeds never go unnoticed and our neighborhood becomes a much better place to live. I am excited about the time change coming and will enjoy the longer daylight hours for relaxing in my yard. I find it very comforting to see so many neighbors walking, running, biking, playing with their children and enjoying their neighborhood. Please make sure to slow down when driving along neighborhood streets. The best neighborhoods are the safest neighborhoods for all.
Our speeding campaign is in full swing. If you have not picked up your signs for the front lawns, please do so and encourage all of your neighbors to get a sign to displace as well. The more visible our campaign to reduce speeding is, the more success we should have in eliminating the speeding violations on our neighborhood streets.
The annual membership drive began in January and we have been very fortunate to have so many returning members join us again this year. If you have not had the opportunity to renew your membership please do so at the March 12, 2019 meeting coming up or we also have membership renewal on our website at suburbanterrace.org. We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.
January 2019 Meeting Recap
JPSO officers were present to give the update on our neighborhood Crime Stats and offered more advice to reduce crime in our neighborhood. Our neighbors were given time to ask questions and get the answers to their concerns.
Cristina Berthelot, marketing manager with Ochsner, spoke to us about the farmers market opening in the Ochsner Rehabilitation Center’s parking area. We are very fortunate to have a beautiful fresh market from 3pm – 7pm on Wednesdays. I have enjoyed going weekly to stock up on fresh vegetables, seafood, cheeses, sausage, breads, juices, and some already prepared meals. Please make every effort to stop in and make weekly purchases.
Sebastian Rey, our IT Specialist presented a program about our neighborhood history. It is very interesting to understand how our neighborhood got started and the transformation thereafter. Our neighborhood is constantly evolving and learning about our history can shape our future. Thank you Sebastian for your efforts.
Our 1st Vice President Dr. Stacey Spies had some getting to know your neighbor games for us to share. The greatest part of being a member of your Civic Association is the the opportunity to meet your neighbors and with Stacey’s hard work, we are a step closer in that process.
Thanks to all of our speakers for sharing their knowledge with us in an interesting and informative way.
March 2019 Meeting
The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Our first guest speaker for this meeting will be Parish President Yenni with his State of The Parish presentation. He will have a visual presentation followed by question and answer session.
We are very fortunate to have the support of our JPSO Officers. They will be joining us to update our crime stats in the area and to answer any questions from our neighbors.
Cristina Berthelot with Ochsner will join us again for more farmers market updates to help your shopping journey.
Please remember this is an election year and keeping informed about our parishes progress will help to give you insight on Election Day.
We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.
Our next General Membership Meeting is on May 14, 2019. Milton Schleismann, New Orleans District Manager, and Rose Broggi, Agriculture Environmental Specialist, will present “How to Hire a Properly Licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and Arborist without being Scammed”. The more you know the better educated you will be when making expensive decisions for your property.
We have also reached out to Mosquito Control to speak. This has been a very wet year so far, and I am sure the mosquitos will be out in full force. Hopefully we will all gain knowledge to prevent this insect from harming us and our loved ones. We hope you will make every effort to attend. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you!
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Lisa G. Loup
Suburban Terrace Civic Association