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.
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
Suburban Terrace Civic Association