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


Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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