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There was a really interesting question asked at this past month’s General Membership meeting; which is “why do we even have General Membership meetings?” It’s a good question and a really good way to get started on a bigger neighborhood conversation LNA’s Board would like to have over the next several months with the neighborhood about future General Membership meetings.
Do you have dreams for your family and community? Want more information about available city services and programs? Do you see ways to improve the area you live in? Are you interested in what other people care about?
If you answered yes to these questions, LNA has a way for you to get involved and accomplish your dreams. Latinas de Lyndale en Liderazgo, the Latina part of the Women's Leadership Program, is starting its third cohort very shortly and looking for new participants.
I’m excited for my first Open House at Lyndale! We’re gearing up for a fun time on Friday, March 22nd from 6:00-8:30 at the Lyndale Community School. This year’s theme will be Intersections. We’ll be thinking of all the ways our multi-cultural community connects. We’re thinking of places we run into each other—on street corners, out for dinner at Pat’s Tap, shopping Victoria’s and the Family Dollar, and at Painter Park. We’re thinking of the food we can share across cultures. In spite all of our differences, our theme this year is about what we have in common and the way we connect. Intersection.
The Silent Auction is going to have many fun and interesting things to choose from again this year at the Open House, so bring your credit card, check book, or stash of cash. This is a great way to donate to LNA and go home with some very useful gifts.
As of our March newspaper deadline we have had many great items donated. A few of the items we have so far: gift cards from Alternative Bike & Board, Amigo Auto Service, Dulono’s, Pizza Luce, Galactic Pizza, Butter, Curran’s, Social House, and Saints’ tickets. Over the next few weeks I will be busy picking up many more donations.
Thanks to all those who so faithfully donate gifts for our Silent Auction each year. It would not be such a fun and fruitful event without your help.
Lyndale is been blessed with committed, passionate, and inspiring volunteers who continue to make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Let LNA who that special person is, whether they are your block club leader, that person who makes sure the walkways are clear, or the person who has been a committee member for years.
LNA’s Community Service Awards acknowledge all the love and care that volunteers have given to Lyndale in benefit of the entire community. Each year LNA awards two to three outstanding volunteers, or groups of volunteers, with the distinction at the Annual General Meeting in June.
Calling all Hosts Extraordinaire! We need your hosting skills to help make Lyndale’s Great Gatherings a success!
Great Gatherings are fun and creative mini fundraisers that support LNA while getting community members together for social activities and events. Use your unique skills to design a Great Gathering that will showcase your talents, engage community members, and support the Lyndale Neighborhood Association.
One thing that sets these events apart is that they are hosted BY community members FOR community members. These events have been popular and have raised over $10,000 in the past 3 years! We are grateful and proud of our community members and want to help you get involved in these unique events.
On Oscar Sunday, the Lyndale Social Club showed up to bowl, drink some good beer, and hang out with some of the loveliest that Lyndale has to offer. The Bryant Lake Bowl was bumping, so we had to wait a bit, but the cool Summit brew and fun conversations made the time fly. Sammy, Lyndale’s littlest social clubber made his LSC premiere while his momma bowled strike after strike.
Many of us in this neighborhood who have lived here since the mid 1990’s recognize Laura Johansson as the bright, calm, forward thinking and fluent-in-Spanish community leader of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association. She helped start a Latino women’s group, and a Somali group. Several years later, Laura made more than a professional commitment to this neighborhood when she and her husband Dan Prince bought a house and began raising their family right across from Painter Park.
Lyndale’s annual Open House is coming up and we need you to make it a success. This event draws around 350 people every year and connects community members with programs, services, and neighbors in a fun and festive atmosphere. Open House staple “Taste of Lyndale” will be there with samplings of delicious fares from the neighborhood and our carnival games will again make an appearance.
Shifts are an hour and fifteen minutes long, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the event, get your grub on, and make a few bids at the silent auction. Currently our volunteer needs are:
We wanted to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in Live Nicollet over the past eight months. All together we awarded 4,500 points, which included 625 trips to buy things at participating businesses.
We would also like to say congratulations to Todd Grosz who was the big Live Nicollet winner in our efforts to help support businesses during the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue. Todd far out distanced the competition and ended up with 1,325 points, that’s over 250 Live Nicollet activities, in what was an amazing demonstration of commitment to the local business community.
Tuesday, May 286:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the May General Membership meeting to hear from Minneapolis Mayoral candidates Mark Andrew & Cam Winton, Fish Fest, and Avenues for Youth. We will also be having a community vote on a request from Teen Challenge for a variance for expansion of services.
Tuesday, June 46:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.
Saturday, June 155:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for one of the best Lyndale events of the year.
Friday, June 217:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Join fellow Lyndalians for an evening of board games and cocktails. Indulge your competitive self and have fun showing off your gaming skills. Just picture yourself tipping your head back in conquest, fancy intoxicant in hand. Sweet sweet victory.
2013 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2013.
Amigo Service Center
3544 Lyndale Ave
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Zion Lutheran Church
128 West 33rd St.
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
301 W Lake St
3335 Blaisdell Ave
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Lake Wine and Spirits
404 W Lake Street
3510 Nicollet Ave
5462 Nicollet Ave
3501 Nicollet Avenue
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
3244 Blaisdell Ave S # 7
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill
105 W Lake St.
26 Oak Grove Street
3416 Nicollet Ave
3447 Lyndale Ave
3043 Nicollet Ave
116 E 32nd St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Avenue
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
625 W 31st
3019 Lyndale Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
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