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

Meeting Minutes March 13, 2018

Suburban Terrace Civic Assoc General Membership Meeting March 13, 2018

Meeting called to order by Lisa Loup the President at 7pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence

Secretary Kim Catalano called role of officers

Lisa asked to change the meeting agenda so our guest speakers could speak

Motion accepted

Both candidates spoke

John Fortunato

Joseph Lopinto

The audience had a chance to ask the candidates questions

It was great to get a chance to listen to both candidates

Jefferson Parish Police gave us the crimes states

January thru March 4 auto burglaries(car doors not locked)

One auto theft

Old Business

Mail problem is being addressed

Neighbor concerns:

Playground traffic for events

Vagrant lady at Causeway

Massage parlour-back page ads

Councilman Johnson has contacted owner about the massage parlour

Cars parked along the playground at night late

Speeding on streets

Jefferson Highway Improvements

Contact Steve Scalise for help with this project

Nextdoor neighbor can be useful however not so nice

Treasurer Rhonda Gauthier gave the financial report

Public Schools-Voice be heard

Spring Fling April 21, 2018 from 12-2pm at the gym

Band-food-neighbors-photo booth-pet adoption-fun-need volunteers please

May meeting will have a speaker concerning the opiod crisis

Human Resource Services & DEA will speak

Very important topic

July meeting will be a business expos for our local businesses

Booths and give aways-meet your local business owners-buy local

Wayne from one of our newest businesses THE HIPPIE KITCHEN came to our meeting

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

JPPSS Seeks Community Input for Superintendent Interviews

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has received applications for superintendent. We are looking for questions that are important to you and your community for the superintendent candidates to answer. We are asking that you please share the following message with your civic group.

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and the Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) are seeking the input of all stakeholders as we select a new superintendent. A JPPSS stakeholder is anyone who is impacted by the success of our district: students, teachers, staff, parents, extended family, business & community leaders, etc… If you live, work, or have a vested interest in the success of Jefferson Parish, we want your help.

The JPSB is holding a special meeting on Monday, March 5 for the superintendent candidates to answer questions from the board and from all JPPSS stakeholders. You can submit questions online at jpschools.org/SuperintendentSearch. Questions may also be hand delivered to the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey or the Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Harahan. All questions must be submitted in writing. The deadline to submit questions is Friday, March 2 at 12 p.m.

This Special Session meeting will be held at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey at 6 p.m. If you have any questions about this process, please contact JPPSS Community Engagement Director Christie Gomez at christie.gomez@jppss.k12.la.us.

STCA General Membership Meeting January 9, 2018

Meeting called to order by the President Lisa Loup at 7pm

We recited the Pledge of Allegiance and observed a Moment of Silence

Roll Call by the Secretary

 

Jefferson Parish Constable Election March 24th

Candidates running for Constable both spoke for a few minutes, 

  • Joe Zaffuto
  • Allen Leone Jr

The election for Constable will be March 24th

 

Update from JPSO

JPSO Deputy Stacey Taranto-Communications for the Sheriff’s Office

Our association spans the 1st & 4th districts- Central Ave West is the 4th District and Central Ave East is the 1st District

New statistics show that crime is down 10% in 20017 vs. 2016

Recent Calls from our area include-Alarms-Traffic-Burglary-Suspicious Persons-Theft-Disturbing the Peace-Criminal Damage

Some residents asked about panhandling on the corners- Sheriff Lopinto informed us that is a protected right and they cannot be arrested. He also provided insight that the homeless population are not committing crimes, particularly not where they live and spend their time, most crimes are drug related incidents.

Direct Line Report for more information DLR

Transportation and Construction Updates

Central Ave to get new water lines, gas and drainage lines it is closed 1/9-1/11

Some residents complained about railroad noise- unfortunately, the railroad is not cooperative on these kind of complaints. It was suggested to read the levels of noise in decibels (using a smartphone app) to see if they are violating any local noise ordinances

 

Jefferson Highway from Causeway to Clearview beautification is approved and funded 50K

Bayou Tree is in charge of planting before spring

Sidewalks are to be addressed in the future

Community Development to Businesses Grants are available

CDBG-income level-Causeway West too high???

Included are Fat City & Old Jefferson

 

Piccadilly on Jefferson Highway is closed will be a Racetrack gas station

 

La State Plan has 6 proposed projects for 6 parishes

Hud Grants

Bayou Segnette

Airline Highway

Elmwood

 

Traffic concerns on Jefferson Highway- specifically Earhart at Lowe’s  and the Deckbar Entrance

 

Someone asked about the premium black and white street signs- they are available for an additional cost- Lisa will check on

 

By Laws Changes-Motion to Accept-Randy made the motion

Jeanne- Second

Approved

 

Members decorating signs is great thank you

 

Goals for STCA in 2018

July Business Expo

 

Mail delivery concerns by members will be addressed

300 block of Dodge street repair?

 

Treasurer’s report

 

Membership Drive January 20th 10am at 850 Newman Ave any members that can help put out door hangers inviting residents to join please come-all welcome-coffee and donuts provided!

Minutes for November 14, 2017 General Membership Meeting

Meeting Called to order at 7:02 pm by President

In honor of Veterans the president requested the veterans in attendance to please come up and lead us in the pledge. 8 veterans lead the pledge.

Moment of silence took place

Secretary was unable to attend so roll call was not taken

Minutes from September meeting motion was made and seconded

New business was discussed

Photos of the new planting at the Jefferson Parkway sewer lift station were presented and accepted by members

The Dodge street sign decorations were discussed and a member volunteered to do the Christmas decorations on the Jefferson Parkway sign

Jefferson Highway tree plantings were again discussed with a promise from parkway that they will install soon

The By-Law changes were addressed to the general membership and reviewed. The president asked the membership to please go to the website and review so the new By-Laws could be voted on in January at the membership meeting

Treasurers Report was presented to the members by Rhonda Gauthrie

The upcoming January meeting was discussed with highlights on the upcoming speakers and the January Membership drive

Guest Speaker Emily Rey presented the history of Suburban Terrace using visual aids. Her facts included Plantations, Creation of Jefferson Parish, churches, businesses and local residence

Members from the audiences shared facts of their parents and grandparent history. Presentation was well received and the input was enthusiastic.

The president then turned the meeting over to Stacey Spies for the getting to know your neighbor game. Stacey gave the directions and started the game

All members played and seemed to enjoy getting to know your neighbor.

Answer sheets were collected and the raffle for 50/50 took place

The turkey and gift card raffle followed

Meeting Adjourned with snacks and drink provided

Report Mail Errors

FYI: You can track your mail using the USPS’ Informed Delivery service.

Many reports of incidents with mail delivery have circulated in our neighborhood.

To report issues with your mail, please provide us as much information as possible in the form below, or you can print the form and bring to an STCA meeting or mail to STCA 304 Central Ave Jefferson, LA 70121.

Mail Incidents 2018

Report current issues with your mail. These reports will be compiled and communicated with our district Postal Service supervisors for the purposes of improving our services.
  • Specific dates are critical to identifying the problem- please provide the exact date that you had issues or error in your mail delivery.
  • Please provide details about the mail error- no mail delivery, late delivery, ruined mail, etc.
    all complaints, regardless of membership, will be conveyed to the Postal Service
  • Images documenting your mail service.

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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President 1st Vice-President

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2nd Vice-President Treasurer

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Recording Secretary

President’s Report

The President’s Report

BRRRRRRRRR, we have had some very cold days this winter. Happy New Year to you all. I have had a wonderful 2017 and I am looking forward to an even better 2018. I have learned a lot from some very seasoned individuals who give of their time selflessly year after year. Their excitement has welcomed the younger generation to our board and the diversity of knowledge has propelled us to a better understanding of our neighborhood. We have accomplished some of our goals, while others are still in progress and are looking forward to setting new goals for the improvement of our neighborhood this year. It is important for you to have a voice in setting goals. If you are a returning member we thank you for your trust in us to serve you and if you are becoming a new member we welcome you with open arms.

November 2017 Meeting Recap

Our November General Membership meeting was about getting to know your neighbor and it was a great success. We had lots of fun with games and the turkey raffle. I hope the turkey winners enjoyed their dinner and we hope the gift card winners spent them wisely. Our 2nd Vice President Emily Rey did an outstanding job presenting our neighborhood history. Thank you Emily for all the valuable time you spent researching our history and for giving an excellent presentation to all. We would like to thank the many members in attendance for sharing their history stories about their parents and grandparents.  Our neighborhood is unique with respect to generation after generation wanting to stay here. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support keeps us going.

January 2018 Meeting

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Room #2 on the second floor of the gym. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  The election for Sheriff and Constable will be held on March 24, 2018 and we feel it is important to meet the candidates. Our two guest speakers, Mr. Jack Rizzuto and Mr. Allen Leone, Jr., are running for Constable of the 5th district which is our area. We thank both men in advance for joining us and wish them luck for the election. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates face to face. We will also take the opportunity at this meeting to review where we have been and where we want to go with our civic association. Please take a few moments to think about the goals we need to set for our organization to continue to move forward. We will also be voting on the updated By-Laws for the Civic Association. If you have not seen the new By-Laws than please go to SUBURBANTERRACE.ORG and the new ones are under the STAY INFORMED section. The hot topic of the US mail issues will be discussed at this meeting. I have been in contact with Ms. Hales at the US Postal Office handling our situation and have been asked to supply them with information about the problems that are occurring.  I need very specific information from you regarding the issues. We have put together a questionnaire to help gather this information and it can be found on the Website (SUBURBANTERRACE.ORG), found in the STAY INFORMED section. 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 membership drive on January 20, 2018 at 10:00 am. Pease let us know if you can volunteer to help spread the word. Also we would like for you to mark your calendars for our March Meeting. The date is March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. We will be hosting the candidates for Sheriff.

We wish you all a Happy Mardi Gras!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

November 2017 Presidents’ Article

I would like to apologize to you all for missing the Night-out Against Crime Party; my kidney stone had other plans for me. (OUCH) Many neighbors have told me it was a wonderful, well attended party. I would like to thank my vice president Stacey Spies, 2nd vice president Emily Rey, secretary Kim Catalano, treasurer Rhonda Gauthier, board members Al Wilson, Jeanie Knesel, Sandra Roche, Blaise Leblanc, Waynette Glade, Sebastian Rey, and Max Summerville for an outstanding job of coordinating, setting up and supervising Night Out Against Crime party. We have an exceptional team of devoted neighbors and you make our civic association great. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Our September General Membership meeting had a packed agenda. There are many to thank. We had a surprise visit from our new Sheriff, Joseph Lopinto, who shared his interesting background with us. It was wonderful getting to know him. We are very grateful to our Jefferson parish police department for sending First Lieutenant Joshua Wingrove, Lieutenant Cartier and Deputy Taranto. They presented the crime stats for our area and it was an eye opener for us all. We appreciate Corinne Villavasso for introducing the Geaux NOLA Ride Share Program. Thanks to Tyler Dugas with Jefferson Parish Department of Sewerage for bringing us up to speed on our aging sewer system and the projects in place and pending to keep Jefferson parish moving forward. Francisco Miramontes presentation on self-defense was so much fun. He did an excellent job and hopeful we will never be left defenseless. Thank you very much Francisco for empowering us. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support is inspiring.

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be our very own 2nd vice president Emily Rey. Emily has taken the time to research our neighborhood’s history. I feel as though our history is as important as our future. I have had the opportunity to review some of the report and it is so interesting. In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday we have purchased 3 turkeys to give away. Best of luck to you all. In the spirit of giving we will be collecting can goods for the food bank. A big thanks to everyone who can donate.

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

Also please mark your calendars for our January 2018 general membership meeting. The date is January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. This annual meeting will highlight the past years accomplishments and our goals for the new year. Please help us by brainstorming ideas for the future progress of our neighbor and the improvements you would like to see.

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and A Blessed Christmas!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association