President’s Report November 2019

President’s Report

November 2019

It is my favorite time of the year. The cool fronts are pushing through every few days and there is a crispness in the air. My favorite part of the holiday season is the time we get to spend with the most important people in the world, our family and friends. It is a pleasure to live in a neighborhood that has a great turn out for Halloween. My children and grandchildren come home every year to trick or treat in the neighborhood. It is exciting every time the doorbell rings and there are so many littles one bursting in harmony. “ Trick or Treat” they shout. Thanks to all the wonderful, kind neighbors for making our Halloween so welcoming to all. Thanksgiving is only several weeks away with Christmas hot on its heels and before you know it we will be ringing in the New Year. Things will get quit hectic so please remember to take some deep breathes and slow down. If some things don’t get finished it won’t be the end of the world. Many Blessings to all of our neighbors.

Neighborhood News

On November 16, 2019 we will have more decisions to make which will affect our neighborhood and Jefferson Parish. We will elect our new Councilman for ( District 2), our Governor and other races are to be decided. Please take the time to vote.

Night Out Against Crime was a Great success. We served over 250 Hotdogs and Chile. Everyone loved the snowball cart and our band was great. We appreciated all the members of JPSO for coming out. There strong presence represents the incredible support they give to us everyday. It was great fun to have Sheriff Lopinto with us and we appreciated the time he spend visiting with our members. JPSO continues to give us encouraging news about our low crime rates in Old Jefferson. Please keep up the great work we do by reporting any suspicious activities and/or suspicious persons.

September 2019 Meeting Recap

Our guest speakers for the September 10, 2019 meeting were the Candidates for Parish President: Lee Bonnecarrere, Cynthia Lee Shang, and John Young, the candidates for Sheriff: Anthony Bloise, John Fortunato, and Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, Councilman-at-large Division B: Paul Johnston and Scott Walker, Councilman District 2: Melinda Doucet, Micheal O’Brien, and Deano Bonano, State Senator 9th District: J. Cameron Henry and Jon Frankie Hyers, State Representative 82nd District: Charles A Henry and Trey Mustian, Associate Justice Supreme Court, 1st District: Richard Ducote, Hans Liljeberg, and Scott Schlegel. Each candidate had 5 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. We were extremely fortunate for so many candidates to accept our invitation and attend our forum. STCA would like to thank all of the candidates for taking the time to meet with us.

November 2019 Meeting

It is time for FIRE SAFETY. We are fortunate to have John Done, Fire District Chief, with Jefferson Parish Fire Department speak to us. John has 31 years of service experience and we commend him for everyday of his service. John has been a member of Suburban Terrace Civic Association since 1992. He is very familiar with our area and the age of many of our homes. He will give us important information on how to spot problems hopefully before they become a fire issue. We have had several fires in our area over the past couple of years and we need to all be aware of potential dangers.

Deano Bonano and Micheal O’Brien will also join us for their last words before this important election on November 16. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions about important issues.

We are having a turkey raffle. In the spirit of giving, Kim Catalano Realestate, has Donated 10 Turkeys for the giveaway. She hopes this will brighten up your Thanksgiving and remind us all that this is the season to give from the heart.

Our November 12, 2019 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Room 2 above the gym (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions.

Upcoming Events

January is our annual membership renewal time. If you are an existing member renewing we are honored for your continued support and ask for you to Please encourage all of your neighbors to join. If you would like to join as a new member we welcome you aboard.

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching and Our board thought it would be a good idea to have many questions about the process answered. We have Ms Adele London with the Federal Government coming to answer all of our questions on January 14, 2020.

Wishing you all a Safe and Blessed Holiday Season!

Lisa G Loup

President STCA

President’s Report September 2019

September 2019

We are patiently waiting for a breathe of fresh cool air when the first cold front arrives bringing fall with it. Working outdoors this week in the 105 heat index weather, fall can not come soon enough; so I must admit I am losing my patiences. Our little ones are back to school and everyone is settling back into a consistent work pattern. We hope you all enjoyed many wonderful vacation days this summer. We have plenty of family fun holidays in our future starting with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and to wrap up this year with the start of the New Year. Please be mindful and always have a designated driver, maintain following the speed limit, and when we over indulge we normally make fools out of ourselves.

Neighborhood News

On October 12, 2019 we will have some decisions to make which will affect our neighborhood and Jefferson Parish for years to come. Campaign signs are popping up on our neighbor’s lawns and at businesses. We will elect our new Councilman for our area ( District 2), Councilman at Large, Parish President, House of Representative, Senate, and more. We all need to become familiar with our candidates and their perspectives for the future. JPSO has been giving us encouraging news about our low crime rate in Old Jefferson. Please keep up the great work we do by reporting any suspicious activities and/or suspicious persons. 

July 2019 Recap

Our guest speakers for the July 9, 2019 meeting were for the Councilman District Seat 2.  We would like to thank Deano Bonano, Micheal O’Brien, and Sebastian Rey. Each candidate had 10 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. After each candidate spoke we opened the floor for our members to ask questions. Thanks to our many members for their insightful questions. 

We thank Charles Henry for speaking about his House of Representative Seat 82 candidacy. 

We had a surprise visit from Sheriff Lopinto and we always appreciate his time speaking with our members. Thanks to our Jefferson Parish Police Officers for always speaking at our meetings to give us and explain the crime Stats for our area and answer our questions. 

The qualifying for the elections took place in August and there are other candidates that qualified at that time and we have them included for our September meeting. 

September Meeting 2019

Our guest speakers for the September 10, 2019 meeting are the Candidates for Parish President: Lee Bonnecarrere, Cynthia Lee Shang, and John Young, the candidates for Sheriff: Anthony Bloise, John Fortunato, and Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, Councilman-at-large Division B: Paul Johnston and Scott Walker, Councilman District 2: Melinda Doucet, State Senator 9th District: J. Cameron Henry and Jon Frankie Hyers, State Representative 82nd District: Charles A Henry and Trey Mustian, Associate Justice Supreme Court, 1st District: Richard Ducote, Hans Liljeberg, and Scott Schlegel. Each candidate will have 5 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. After all candidates have been given their time to speak we will open the floor for our members to ask questions. Please give some thoughts in advance for the questions you would like to ask our candidates. This is a very important meeting to attend because this is our last chance to meet the candidates face to face before Election Day. We have been extremely fortunate for so many candidates to accept our invitation to our forum and STCA wants to make it worth their time and effort with a huge attendance. We thank you in advance for all of your support. 

Our September 10, 2019 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions. 

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for Oct 15, 2019 NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME PARTY. We will have a band for entertainment, face painting for the kiddos, hot dogs, chile, nachos and cheese, snowball machine, popcorn machine, JPSO  and my favorite is all the neighbors gathering together to take a bite out of crime. 

For our November 12 meeting we are doing our best to secure Jefferson Parish fire department specialists to educate us on fire safety.

Looking forward to seeing you all on September 10 for our candidates forum.

Lisa G Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report July 2019

President’s Report

July 2019

The long hot days of summer are here and it has been relatively dry. We had an extremely wet winter and spring; now when we would welcome the cooling rains, we can’t get a drop. High pressure systems have been dominating our weather patterns lately and this fosters less rain in our area. High pressure systems are great to have in place to steer a hurricane off our track if it is headed our way. There has been a great deal of Sahara dust coming off the coast of Africa and this is keeping the Atlantic Ocean very quiet. We are in hurricane season and even though it has been quiet we need to all prepare for any events Mother Nature decides to throw our way. Each family’s hurricane list should be tailored to your specific needs but should include items on the overall list generated by our local authorities. This list would include: water, non perishable foods, flashlights, batteries, radio, first aid kits, medications, insurance papers, money (cash, credit and debit), evacuation maps, list of potential evacuation locations, fuel, basic tool kit, and sanitary items. It is important to remember our faithful, dependent pets. Be prepared to evacuate with them so they will need all the same preparation as we need. If you have a stand alone generator connected to natural gas then have it serviced and make sure you have oil and oil filters available. We all hope our preparations will not be needed this year but best to be safe than sorry.

Neighborhood News

In October 2019 we will have some decisions to make which will affect our neighborhood and Jefferson Parish. Campaign signs are popping up on our neighbor’s lawns and at businesses. We will elect our new Councilman for our area ( District 2), Councilman at Large, Parish President, House of Representative, Senate, and more. We all need to become familiar with our candidates and their perspectives for the future.

May 2019 Recap

The Spring Fling Membership Dinner was an outstanding evening. Thanks to all the wonderful restaurants we have in our area. Thanks to Blue Tomato, Hippie Kitchen, Parenton Poboys, and Haydel’s Bakery. Thank you to our advisor board members for continuing to serve our neighborhood with such big hearts and many thanks to our volunteers with their helpful smiles. A big THANKS to our loyal members for keeping us going with their support.

Thank you to our guest speakers: Milton Schleismann, New Orleans District Manager , and Rose Broggi, Agriculture Environmental Specialist, for presenting “How to Hire a Properly Licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and Arborist without being Scammed”.

A big thank you to Jefferson Parish Mosquito Control for sending such an informative speaker. I had no idea there are so many different species of mosquitos and how to know which ones causes potential danger to our health.

Thanks to our Jefferson Parish Police Officers for always speaking at our meetings to give us and explain the crime Stats for our area and answer our questions.

July Meeting 2019

STCA had planned to host this years Business Expo but due to the limited time we have to meet our candidates for the upcoming election we decided to have July and September meetings devoted to this important topic.

Our guest speakers for the July 9, 2019 meeting are for the Councilman District Seat 2. The candidates we have invited to speak are Deano Bonano, Micheal O’Brien, and Sebastian Rey. Each candidate will have 10 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. After each candidate has been given their time to speak we will open the floor for our members to ask questions. Please give some thoughts in advance for the questions you would like to ask our candidates.

We have also invited Charles Henry to speak about his House Seat 82 candidacy. The qualifying for the election is not until August and if there are other candidates that qualify at that time we will include them for the September meeting.

Our July 9, 2019 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions.

Upcoming Events

Our September meeting will host candidates for the Parish President’s position, Councilman At Large along with our Senate seat. We will also invite any candidates qualifying for positions that will directly impact our area. The elections will be held on October 12, 2019 and the ballots will be full of qualified candidates. We need to educate ourselves about each of our candidates to make wise choices to direct our future positively.

We have had a lot of interest in fire safety so we are working hard to have a fire safety expert for our November meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all on July 9 for our candidates forum.

Lisa G Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report

The President’s Report

May 2019

DINNER ON US MAY 14

I was hoping our Spring weather would hang around for a while but on the evening of May 2, 2019 the nasty termites were swarming around the neighborhood. This swarming activity always gives me the creeps. It is recommended to have your homes treated with termite barrier every 5-10 years. It is time to walk around your homes making sure there are no soil tracks going up the foundation or piers for the raised homes. Keep the perimeter foundation around your home clean of debris and make sure there are no leaky faucets or a water source that is close to your home. Termites need soil and water to set up their cartons in your home and prevention is the best way to keep them out.

The heat is kicking in and it is time to prepare our bodies for a long, hot summer. Make sure to have your sun hats ready with lots of sunscreen applications, drink extra fluids to prevent heat related illnesses and try not to work outdoors during the middle of the day. Please check in on our senior residents. The heat can be very hard on them doing the simplest of tasks like taking out or picking up the garbage cans. Respect and kindness for our seniors is paramount to having a great neighborhood. Thank you all for your dedication to preserving our great neighborhood.

Neighborhood News

We have continued working with Jefferson Parish on our Jefferson Highway Reforestation Tree Planting. We have lost about 85% of the first tree planting and Jefferson Parish is standing by their word to replant new trees. This morning I saw Jefferson Parish Parkway Department planting the new trees. This is very exciting for our neighborhood. Thank you Jefferson Parish.

There has been a lot of discussions recently on Nextdoor Neighbor about the increased airplane traffic concerns. We addressed this issue 2 years ago and were told there would be an impact study taking place in 2018. This issue has not improved in our area and with the new interest taking place I am reaching out to our members to ask if this still concerns you. We will discuss this topic at our next general membership meeting May 14.

March 2019 Meeting Recap

Our March meeting hosted JPSO as our first speaker. They reviewed the neighborhood crime stats from 1st and 4th district for us and answered all concerning questions from our members.

Parish President Yenni presented his State of the Parish Address. He had a visual presentation for our members and reviewed all of the projects completed and on going in our parish. We opened the floor for question and answer time. I was very proud of the intelligent, well thought out questions our members asked. We are a neighborhood involved in keeping up to date on our parish’s future and this will continue to keep our neighborhood moving in the right direction.

President Yenni’s assistant has sent a lengthy response for any unanswered questions. The response will be available at the meeting on May 14.

STCA put together our State of Old Jefferson Address with a visual presentation. We presented our concerns about the lack of improvements along Jefferson Highway, the abandon businesses, and the suspicious happenings affecting all of us. This address was meant to enlighten our parish officials about our needs as a neighborhood and our desire for them to start working toward improving these issues.

Thank you Cristina Berthelot with the Farmers Market for stopping by and bringing yummy samples for our members to take home. Please support our Neighborhood Farmers Market on Wednesday’s from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the corner of Jefferson Hwy and Maine Street.

May 2019 Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors open at 6:30pm and we will start promptly at 7:00pm. STCA will be sponsoring our SPRING FLING MEMBERSHIP DINNER. We will have a delicious menu to include: pulled pork, green beans, salad, breads and desserts. We reached out to our neighborhood restaurants to provide our members with all their yummy foodies. This dinner will be a great way for us to thank ourselves for bonding together to make our neighborhood be the best it can. We will be serving from 7:00 – 7:30 pm and then our first guest speaker will begin.

We are pleased to host Milton Schleismann, New Orleans District Manager , and Rose Broggi, Agriculture Environmental Specialist, to present “How to Hire a Properly Licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and Arborist without being Scammed”. This could help save you time and money.

Our 2nd speaker is Steve Pavolich the Director of Jefferson Parish Mosquito Control. Mr. Pavolich will give us all the updated information regarding their program and things you can do to help prevent mosquito issues around your home. We had a very wet, warm winter and we will have a large mosquito population this year and this should give you all the info you need to combat this problem.

We will also have JPSO represented with our finest for Stats and Questions to help keep our neighborhood safe.

Upcoming Events

We are working hard to have our Business Expo in July. We had 11 neighborhood businesses represented last year and hope to have many more participate this year. September will be our candidates forum meeting. We have our parish elections coming up October 12, 2019. It is very important to meet the candidates and know the issues before voting in this election. We hope to give our members the opportunity to do both at our September General Membership Meeting. We look forward to having a wonderful dinner with our neighbor on May 14.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Lisa G Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report January 2019

The President’s Report

January 2019

I hope your holiday season was filled with family love. Christmas to me has always been to focus on family values, and spending this time together is equally important for our younger generations to build on traditions. My family traditions began over 80 years ago when my Dad’s Sicilian family first decided to do a Christmas Day family reunion. My Sicilian Grandfather was one of 14 children and the list of my relatives goes on from there. I have never missed a Gagliano family reunion and pray this tradition continues well past my lifetime. We were fortunate to celebrate with 128 family members and many blessings were bestowed on us. We all rang in the New Year opening our doors to new possibilities for our future. This neighborhood has been blessed with wonderful, sharing neighbors and our 2019 forecast for an even stronger neighborhood is well on it’s way. STCA wishes you a Happy New Year filled with HEALTH, HAPPINESS, and LOVE.

Neighborhood News

The campaign to reduce speeding on our neighborhood streets is well underway. We have distributed about 70 signs to our members. We will have more signs available for our members to pick up on January 8 at our next General Membership meeting. The more signs visible in our neighborhood the more impact we should get. I have seen vehicles slow down when they see a sign, so please participate in this worthy venture and help put a stop to this dangerous violation affecting our quality of life.

Accomplishments by STCA in 2018

1. Continuing to increase membership for a stronger voice

2. Successful Business Expo and Business Membership Drive

3. A Continuing relationship with JPSO for neighborhood crime reduction

4. Bringing the neighborhood together to address postal concerns, with some improvements reported

5. Successfully stopping a new Shock House from opening on Jefferson Highway

6. Successfully stopping an illegal auto repair shop in a residential neighborhood

7. Successfully fighting for more funding to improve a Jefferson Highway Business grant program between Causeway and Clearview ( in the works)

8. Successfully supported two new businesses to establish themselves on Jefferson Highway

9. Helped in repairing street lights

10. Helped and supported improvements to the sewer lift station on Karen and Canton

11. Groundwork started for additional stop signs in our neighborhood

12. Successfully forming an Alliance with Ochsner to support our Jefferson Highway improvements between Causeway and Clearview

13. Supporting a new farmers market for our area residents to enjoy

14. Forming and implementing a campaign to reduce the speeding violations on residential streets

November 2018 Meeting Recap

JPSO officers were present to give the update on our neighborhood Crime Stats and offered more advise to reduce crime in our neighborhood. Our neighbors were given time to ask questions and get the answers they were looking for.

Our November meeting discussed the Ochsner Expansion. Our guest speaker was Ms. Emily Arata from Ochsner. She used visual aids to review all the upcoming improvements and how we will be affected. She discussed the Michael R Boh Center for child development, West Tower Parking, Tom & Gayle Benson Cancer Center, Innovation Center Plans (Smart Hospital), Rehabilitation Hospital, Community Initiatives, Chamberlain School of Nursing with grant opportunities, Ochsner Day of Service, and planned infrastructure improvements. Lots of information for our residence and many thanks to Ms Arata.

Kim Catalano Realtor sponsored a Turkey raffle. She gave away 10 turkeys to some very happy members. Thank you Kim!

January 2019 Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Jefferson Playground, Room # 2 upstairs in the gym (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  Our first guest speaker is Ms. Emily Arata from Ochsner. She has asked to come back to introduce the opening of the neighborhood farmers market. She will have lots of helpful information for you about the market, vendors, parking, time and more. This is very exciting for us and we also thank Hippie Kitchen for reaching out to Ms Arata to get this venture going.

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.

Our very own IT specialist Sebastian Rey will be our 2nd guest speaker for the evening. He has continued to research and gather more historical information on our neighborhood. It is very exciting to know how our neighborhood was established and this helps us to look ahead.

Dr. Stacey Spies our First Vice President will take over after Sebastian with “Getting to know your Neighbor Games” that she has developed to improve community relationships. This was a big success for our members in November 2017 and we want to open our doors for better relationships in 2019.

We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

 

Upcoming Events

Our annual membership drive is this month. We are asking all of our members to please continue supporting your Civic Association and to help in this effort please encourage your neighbors join too. United we are strong!

Our next General Membership Meeting is on March 12, 2019. We have invited the Jefferson Parish Planning Department Director to address our members about the River Road Condo project and are awaiting confirmation. We have also reached out to Mosquito Control to speak. We hope you will make every effort to attend. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you!

Go Saints Go!

Happy Mardi Gras and Stay Safe!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

 

 

President’s Report September 2018

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September 11, 2018

Golden Age Center

Jefferson Playground

4100 South Dr, Jefferson, LA 70121

The President’s Report

It has been a hotter than average summer for us all and hope you have been able to find ways to stay cool. We have all had the good fortune of a quiet hurricane season until this week and luckily dodged the bullet with Gordon. We are all sending our good thoughts and prayers to all the lives impacted by this storm. Hurricane season is now at its peak and we must all stay vigilant. It is important to have a hurricane preparedness plan with a list of important things to accomplish and a timeline to follow to make sure you can complete your list before the weather would hinder you. Remember to always check on our fragile neighbors that may need a hand in preparing for a hurricane threat. As the new waves roll off the coast of Africa into the Atlantic Ocean or the churning happens in the Caribbean Sea, let us all keep a sharp eye and hope for an uneventful end to the hurricane season. The cool days of fall can’t get here quick enough for me and will bring us a fresh breathe of crisp air.

Neighborhood News

STCA was alerted at the last general membership of a possible new Shock House in the works on Jefferson Highway. This was very concerning to us and felt our opposition of this project would continue to preserve our beautiful neighborhood. We diligently worked with neighbors to oppose this project to our parish representatives office ( Councilman Johnston) . We are very pleased to announce this project will not happen on Jefferson Highway at the site of the old Hubcap Annie property. Thanks to all of our neighbors for standing strong to oppose this and to STCA for giving us a large powerful voice. The larger our organization becomes the more weight we carry in our fight to preserve our great neighborhood. Keep up the good work.

We are focused on reducing the speeding violations on our neighborhood streets and are continuing to move forward with this campaign effort. The yard sign design is close to completion and options will be discussed at our General Membership Meeting. We are continuously brain storming new ideas at our board meeting in an effort to abolish speeding violations on our neighborhood streets. 

Crime prevention takes determination and a great sense of awareness. We have been fortunate that the crime in our neighborhood is petty in comparison to violent crime in other areas. However is any crime petty to our victims? (NO) It is never petty and we want to make sure we are addressing this problem. The more educated we become on this issue the less likely we will become victims. Keep your eyes open and be diligent in reporting any suspicious activities you witness as neighborhood safety is a priority.

July Meeting Recap

Our business expo was a great success. Bringing the businesses and neighbors together was our goal and watching the interactions at the close of the meeting was inspirational. It is important to support our neighborhood businesses in an effort for them to thrive. Thanks to all the businesses for their participation and to all the businesses joining our associations. 

Here is a list of our Member Businesses:

• ARK Veterinarian Clinic

• Baldwin – Taylor Hardware

• Elizabeth Ford Jones – Home Veterinarian Services

• Haydel’s Bakery

• Hippie Kitchen Restaurant

• Humble Hands Studio

• Jefferson Feed Pet and Garden Center

• Keith’s Auto Repair

• Kerry Allen Art

• Kim Catalano Realtor

• Landscape Images

• Lighthouse Counseling Center

• Magnolia Community Services

• Minuteman Press

• Rock N Soul Band

Our voice is growing by the the day. Thanks to your support!

 

September 2018  Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 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.  

We are dedicating our September meeting in honor of our 1st responders. We have booked Amanda Callagero, District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Crimes, to update information about new laws and juvenile crime in Jefferson Parish. 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.

We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

 

Upcoming Events 

Please mark your calendars for October 16, 2018 NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME PARTY. Rock N Soul will provide the music. STCA will be providing food and drinks. Our event time is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We hope you all can attend to take a bite out of crime. 

Our next General Membership Meeting is on November 13, 2018. This is a very important meeting that will address the Oschner Expansion which affects all of us. The November meeting will be dedicated to this topic and related issues concerning residence. We hope you will make every effort to attend. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you!

Happy Halloween!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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The President’s Report

The heat is upon us and my best advice in dealing with the heat is to take it slow when working outdoors. Drink plenty of fluids before you venture out and take multi breaks to cool your body temperature down.  Remember if you become dizzy, nausea, lightheaded or your heart is pounding get out of the heat immediately and seek medical attention if needed. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration can be life threatening. Please be safe out there and if you see a neighbor in need please get involved and offer to help. We have many fragile residents in our area and helping them to bring their garbage can to the curb and back or bringing the mail and /or paper to them is a great help. Thank you all in advance for your community services it is always appreciated.

I and several of the board members attended the town hall meeting about the Oschner Expansion on June 21, 2018 at the Yenni Building. All of the improvements planned will take place between Causeway and the New Orleans city line. STCA is very disappointed and feel as though we are being left out of much needed improvements along Jefferson Highway between Causeway and Clearview. Several of us addressed the Town hall officials and expressed our concerns. It is very important for you to express your disappointment to our elected officials on a state level about the proposed improvements on Jefferson Highway and our area being excluded. We would like new usable sidewalks, and curbing along Jefferson Highway, safe crosswalks and business improvement grants too.  Oschner’s main campus is on Jefferson Highway but they also have offices in Elmwood and Clearview and we are the go between but yet our area is not slotted for any improvements. It is simply ridiculous to think that everyone going to Oschner is going to use Causeway and not Clearview or the Huey P Long Bridge and then right through our neighborhood. We will continue to speak out on your behalf and hope our voices will be heard. Please help with this effort by contacting Rep. Camron Henry at 504-838-5433. Our Civic Association is committed to improving and protecting our incredible neighborhood and your support is the only way we can do it. The bigger our voice the more effective we become. We have also reached out to Councilman Paul Johnston’s office to set up our November 13, 2018 General Membership meeting about the Oschner Expansion and Improvements.

May Meeting Recap

Our May meeting hosted several wonderful speakers. We would like to thank Rachel Skowyra our new Recycling Coordinator with Waste Connections for teaching us the proper way to recycle. If you missed her presentation I am positive you are putting the wrong items in your recycling bin (I was).  Please go to SUBURBANTERRACE.ORG and look for the link to proper recycling. Thank you Andrea Thames, with Nurse-Family Partnership Program. She presented programs that are available and sponsored by The Louisiana Department of Health.  We thank Michael Greer Volunteer Coordinator for Canon Hospice and Akula Foundation for explaining volunteer programs that are available with their foundation. We consider STCA to be very fortunate to have JPSO send us 4 officers for our meeting. They provided us with crime stas for our area, gave us information about the opioid crisis and answered our member’s questions. A tremendous Thank You to JPSO.  Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your encouragement keeps us going.

July 2018  Meeting

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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.  We will be featuring our Business Expo this month. We are a community with residences and businesses side by side. STCA’s goal for 2018 was to bring its members and businesses together. The business owner or representative will be given 3 to 5 minutes to address the membership about their business and the services they provide. We will also be giving you the opportunity to mingle and ask questions. We are very excited about this event and hope you will all join us in getting to know your neighborhood businesses better. We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for our next general membership meeting on September 11, 2018. We are dedicating our September meeting in honor of our 1St responders. We have booked Amanda Callagero, District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Crimes, to update information about new laws and juvenile crime in Jefferson Parish. October 16, 2018 is NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME PARTY. Rock N Soul will provide the music. STCA will be providing food and drinks. We hope you all can attend. Please make every effort to attend November 13, 2018 meeting about the Oschner Expansion.

Hoping your 4th of July was a BLAST!

Here is to a LAZY LABOR DAY!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report

The President’s Report

Our chilly winter has come to an end and spring is all around us. We have had some torrential rains this spring and have all faired out pretty well with only some street flooding.  The ribbon was cut on the Clearview/Earhart detention ponds into St Peter’s Ditch with the improved pump station. The drainage improvements will directly impact our Old Jefferson area in a positive way. Thank you Jefferson Parish for continuing to improve our drainage.  Our annual Spring Fling took place on April 21, 2018 at 12 noon in the Gym.  It was my pleasure to meet so many new members at such a fun venue.  We had members dancing to the tunes played by Rock N Soul, children enjoying the games provided, and I especially enjoyed our members falling in love with the adorable adoptable puppies from “PAWS”. A huge thank you to HIPPIE KITCHEN for the delicious treats they donated to our community table. The next time you would like to dine out please consider supporting our newest business HIPPIE KITCHEN on Jefferson Highway.  We have had many requests to address the traffic speeding issues on our neighborhoods streets. We are working closely with Councilman Johnson’s office trying to come up with solutions to an ever growing problem. Our Civic Association is committed to improving and protecting our incredible neighborhood and your support is the only way we can do it. The bigger our voice the more effective we become.

March Meeting Recap

Our March General Membership meeting hosted the candidates for Sherriff of Jefferson Parish. It was our pleasure to introduce Sheriff Joseph Lopinto and John Fortunato. Each candidate had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences and hopes for the future of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office. Many of our members where given the opportunity to ask questions and personally interact with the candidates.  We the citizens of Jefferson Parish voted on March 24, 2018 for our new Sheriff Joseph Lopinto. One of our greatest rights to Freedom is our vote for the elected officials within our Parish. These elected men and women will lead us toward our future. We hope the opportunity we had to meet the candidates face to face gave you a better insight into knowing which candidate was the right choice for your vote. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support is inspiring.

May 2018 Meeting

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  We will be featuring 4 speakers this month. Our first speaker will be with Human Services Authority and DEA.  There topic is the Opioid Crisis in Jefferson Parish. This is an alarming issue we are all faced with if not directly but indirectly. The second speaker is Rachel Skowyra our new Recycling Coordinator with Waste Connections. She believes she can help us improve recycling in our area by educating our members with the latest information available. The third speaker Andrea Thames is with Nurse-Family Partnership Program. The Louisiana Department of Health has many programs to help and Ms. Andrea has new information for us. The fourth speaker is Michael Greer Volunteer Coordinator for Canon Hospice and Akula Foundation. There are many of our neighbors whom are giving and this will be a great opportunity for our members to learn about other volunteering programs that are worthy of their loving time. We are celebrating Cinco de Mayo and will be serving Chips and Salsa. We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for our Business Expo on July 10, 2018. Our meeting beginnings at 7:00 p m and takes place at the Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center. We are a community built on a variety of talents and this expo will give our members the opportunity to meet our business owners and staff. We are dedicating our September 11, 2018 meeting in honor of our 1St responders. We have booked Amanda Callagero, District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Crimes, to update information about new laws and juvenile crime in Jefferson Parish.

Wishing you all a Safe Memorial Day!

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Father’s Day!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report

The President’s Report

“WE HAVE TREES.” The planting along Jefferson Highway between Causeway and Clearview is the first significant step that Jefferson Parish has taken to beautify our area of Jefferson Highway. We are in hopes that this will encourage new businesses to invest in our community as well as existing businesses to make improvements. The planting plans for the highway trees were provided by Jefferson Parish Parkway Department and were submitted to the State for approval and permitting. This planting has followed the strict guidelines for highway median planting improvements. The specific trees planted include Crape Myrtle, Savannah Holly, and Little Gem Magnolia. These selected trees have a moderate growth habit including heights of 20’ – 25’ and widths of 8’ – 12’ with minimally invasive root systems. A Tremendous Thank You to Councilman Johnston and staff for not only their support but for the funding to make this project happen. Our Civic Association is committed to improving and protecting our incredible neighborhood and hope you will join us for this journey.

January Meeting Recap

Our January General Membership meeting hosted the candidates for Constable of the Fifth District. It was our pleasure to introduce Constable Allen Leone, Jr and Mr. Jack Rizzuto. Each candidate had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences and hopes for the future of Jefferson Parish Constable’s office. Many of our members where given the opportunity to ask questions and personally interact with the candidates.  We the citizens of Jefferson Parish will vote on March 24, 2018 for our new Constable. One of our greatest rights to Freedom is our vote for the elected officials within our Parish. These elected men and women will lead us toward our future. We hope the opportunity we had to meet the candidates face to face has given you a better insight into knowing which candidate is the right choice for your vote. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support is uplifting.

March 2018 Meeting

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  The election for Sheriff will be held on March 24, 2018 and we feel it is important to meet the candidates. We are very proud to present our two guest speakers, Mr. John Fortunato and Sheriff Joseph Lopinto. These men are running for Sheriff of Jefferson Parish and will be asking for your vote. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates face to face. Both candidates will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences, education and thoughts for the future of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Department. Our members will have ample time to ask questions and interact with the candidates.  We hope this forum will help guide your decisions on Election Day. We are very fortunate to have both of the candidates for Sheriff joining us. Please make every effort to attend this general membership meeting as this election is important for our continued safety in our parish. We thank both men in advance for joining us and wish them luck in this election.

We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for our Spring Fling on April 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. We will have food, music, children’s games, pet adoption, and a photo booth for your pleasure. This is a great way to spend time with neighbors, meet new neighbors and for your children to meet and play. Pease let us know if you can volunteer to help set up or clean-up for this event. . Also we would like for you to mark your calendars for our May Meeting. The date is May 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. We will be hosting the Human Services Authority and the DEA to share information about the Opioid Crisis in Jefferson Parish. This is a very sad and challenging issue for us and has devastating consequences.

We wish you all a Fun St. Patrick’s Day and a Blessed Easter!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

Suburban Terrace Civic Association Bylaws- Updated Nov 2017

SUBURBAN TERRACE CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

Article 1. – The name of the association shall be the SUBURBAN TERRACE CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

Article 2. – The purpose of the Suburban Terrace Civic Association, Inc. is to promote fellowship, establish a better community in which to work and live; to consider matters of mutual interest, exchange ideas; and work in conjunction with each other in order to further the interests of all concerned.

Article 3. – The membership of this organization shall consist of residents and businesses who live in that section known and described as follows:

Entire area bounded by the railroad tracks (Illinois Central Railroad) on the North, River Road to the South, St. George on the West and Hyman and Lions on the East.

Associate memberships may be granted to owners of all multi-unit residential property within the boundaries of the organization. This membership will entitle the associate member to a single vote, regardless of how many units he represents.

Article 4. – Officers:

Sec. 1 – All officers mentioned in Article 4 should be elected by majority vote of the members present at the Annual Meeting as defined in Article 6.

The office of the President shall be term limited to a two year term with the option of serving another consecutive two years. If the President declines a second 2 year term, the 1st Vice-President shall assume the office with the same options as the President.

Sec. 2 – Vacancy in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the President, whose appointment must have approval of the Advisory Board by majority vote.

Sec. 3 – The membership reserves the right to remove any officer or officers of the association or to recall any committee chairperson or committee member by two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting called especially for this purpose and so stated in the call.

Sec. 4 – Names of persons to be candidates for officers in the biennial election of this association shall be presented at the January business meeting of the election year by a nominating committee appointed in open session by the President. The nominating committee shall consist of three (3) persons. The nominating committee may present to the Association the names of one or more persons for each office. In addition, any member of the Association may be nominated from the floor for any office at the November business meeting in an election year.

Article 5. – Meetings: General Membership Meetings will be held as follows:

There are six general meetings per year: January, March, May, July, September and November. The January meeting will be the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting shall be for the purpose of:
Reviewing accomplishments of past year by continuing or outgoing
President
2) Election of officers
3) Installation of officers

Advisory Board can call special meetings of general membership with at least three (3) days and not more than seven (7) days written notice to the membership.

Article 6. – President:

Sec. 1 – The President shall preside over all regular and special meetings of the Association and all meetings of the Advisory Board and shall perform such other duties as are usually required of this office, including overseeing and representing the Association in all civic, legal and political matters that are relevant to the Association and/or its members. It shall also be the duty of the President to arrange for the Association’s participation in, or promotion of such civic functions, meetings, celebrations or other regular or special affairs as the membership or Advisory Board may direct. The President shall be the sole representative and spokesperson for the Suburban Civic Association, Inc.

Sec. 2 – The President shall have the right to call Special Meetings whenever deemed necessary.

Sec. 3 – The President may, for the good of the Association, call meetings of the different committees at such time and place as may be needed.

Sec. 4 – The President shall, at the Annual Meeting, submit a report to the Association on the work accomplished.

Sec. 5 – The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, with the exception of the Nominating Committee.

Sec. 6 — In the event of the President’s absence or inability to act of, his duties shall be assumed by the 1st Vice-President, then 2nd Vice-President, and then the Secretary or Treasurer.

Article 7. – 1st Vice-President:

Sec. 1 – The 1st Vice-President shall appoint members to the Membership Committee, the Newsletter Committee and the Public Relations Committee and work in conjunction with these committees.

Sec. 2 – The 1st Vice-President shall assist the President and shall prepare to assume the office of presidency as needed. In addition it shall be the duty of the 1st Vice-President to assist the 2nd Vice-President whenever deemed necessary.

Sec. 3 – The 1st Vice-President shall oversee all regulatory matters, including appointing members to assist in this regard.

Article 8. – 2nd Vice-President:

Sec. 1 – The 2nd Vice-President shall appoint members to the Beautification Committee, Hospitality Committee, Special Events Committee and Neighborhood Watch Committee and work in conjunction with these committees.

Sec. 2 – The 2nd Vice-President shall assist the President and 1st Vice-President whenever deemed necessary.

Article 9. – Recording Secretary:

Sec. 1 – Attend all meetings of the Association, both special and regular, and maintain a record of the activities of every meeting, keeping a separate report of each. Such minutes shall be available for review by any member upon request to the Recording Secretary.

Sec. 2 – Attend all meetings of the Advisory Board and keep a complete record of the activities of same.

Sec. 3 – Record number of members present at General Membership Meetings and Advisory Board meeting to assure presence of quorum.

Sec. 4 – Maintain all business records and archives of the Association.

Article 10. – Treasurer: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep a current record of financial assets of the Association and to report same to the Advisory Board on a monthly basis. It shall also be the duty of the Treasurer to report to the general membership at each meeting.

Article 11. – Membership Committee Chairperson: It shall be the duty of the Membership Committee Chairperson to collect the dues. They shall also maintain a proper and complete record of the membership showing the name, address and telephone number of each member. He shall provide a copy of the complete membership listing to the Recording Secretary.

Article 12. – Finance/Budget and Fund Raising Committees: It shall be the duty of the President, 1st Vice-President and 2nd Vice-President to appoint members to the Finance/Budget Committee and the Fund Raising Committee and to work in conjunction with these committees. The Treasurer is automatically an ex-officio member of the Finance/Budget and Fund Raising Committees.

Article 13. — Information Technology (IT) Committee Chairperson: It shall be the duty of the IT Committee Chairperson to handle all affairs pertaining to storing, studying, retrieving, transmitting and manipulating data and/or information computer related. They shall maintain and update the current Website and Email as requested by the President and with Board approval. They shall assist the secretary and treasurer in organizing current membership data and related information. The Membership Chair, the Secretary, and the Treasurer are automatically an ex-officio member of the IT committee.

Article 14. – Indebtedness: No Indebtedness of the Association shall be incurred beyond the revenues of the Association. The President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President and Treasurer are the only officers authorized to sign checks on behalf of the Association. All checks must be signed by at least two (2) authorized officers. No member, officer or Advisory Board member may incur indebtedness on behalf of the Association beyond reasonable business expenses, without the written authorization of the Advisory Board. Reasonable expenses shall not exceed $200.00. All requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by a receipt and reimbursement request form.

Article 15. – Advisory Board: The Advisory Board shall consist of all the elected officers and those members appointed by the President. The number of Advisory Board Members shall not be less than 6 and shall not exceed 20. It shall be presided over by the President, and shall, between meetings of the Association, have power to act in the name of the Association in connection with any business of the Association requiring such action. Five members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum. Such action shall be communicated to the membership in the next regular Association newsletter.

Article 16. – Dues: The dues of members’ shall be $10.00 per member per year or $20.00 per household. Dues shall be due and collected by the Membership Committee Chairman at the Annual Meeting.

Article 17. – Quorum: Twenty-five members shall constitute a quorum at a General Membership Meeting.

Article 18. – Order of Business: Roll Call of Officers – Reading of Minutes of Previous Meeting – Treasurer’s Report – Reports of the President – Reports of Vice-President – Reports of Special Committees – Unfinished Business – New Business – Adjournment.

Article 19. – Amendment of By-Laws: These by-laws may be amended on the recommendation of a special committee appointed by the President at any time, whose report, when approved by the Advisory Board, may be adopted after one presentation at any general meeting, followed by publication to the membership by newsletter and majority vote at the following meeting. Amendment to the reports so presented may be moved at the time of vote but no new by-law shall be presented without publication to the membership-at-large prior to its presentation. The By-Laws shall be reviewed by the Advisory Board on an annual basis.

Article 20. – Fiscal Year: The Association’s fiscal year shall begin on January 1.

The foregoing Constitution and By-Laws of Suburban Terrace Civic Association, Inc. become effective upon approval.

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Recording Secretary