July 15th, 2015
July 24-25 2015
8:00 - 6:00pm
This is a bi-annual gathering of community residents who grew up on the east side of South Bend. Through the years, friends, city leaders have participated in the celebration. Approximately 2,000 people will attend from 46 states several countries.
June 1st, 2015
NENC ANNUAL MEETING
Held June 8, 2015
2015 Monk Malloy Award Recipient
Lu Ella Webster
L-R: Marguerite Taylor, Rob Pryor, Lu Ella Webster,
Alfreda Redding, Jennifer Knapp Beudert
Congratulations to Lu Ella Webster. Lu Ella was recipient of the Monk Malloy Award announced at the recently held annual meeting of the NENC. The Monk Malloy Award is given annually to someone who has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Northeast Neighborhood. Monk Malloy was the first recipient of this award.
Lu Ella is a lifelong resident and tireless advocate of the Northeast Neighborhood. She has been an active board member of the Northeast Neighborhood Council for numerous years. Most recently, Lu Ella is the committee chair of the Kelly Park renovation project and has joined the Parks Department as a community advisory member. The Kelly Park project evolved from Lu Ella’s work with the neighborhood/Robinson Center children in the Engaging Youth Engaging Neighborhoods city-wide competition. The children won this competition which empowered them to meet directly with our mayor to present their Kelly Park proposal. Lu Ella mentored and supported the children in this effort. Additionally, Lu Ella actively participates in every community event, regularly attends city council meetings when neighborhood interests are at stake and is co-editor of the Northeast Neighborhood Newsletter.
At the meeting, President Bill Stenz summarized the council’s activities and events over the past year including support of the Kelly Park Project. He acknowledged the three police officers in attendance and thanked them for their regular presence at council meetings and their availability to board members and neighborhood residents. Treasurer, Solomon Anderson, gave a brief report on the Council’s financial status which is secure. Tom Bull, who oversees the Food Pantry, reported an increase in the number of clients being served and he thanked the volunteers who do such a great job running our neighborhood Pantry. Linda Jirreh presented the slate of officers who were then elected. Two new board members were introduced by Marguerite Taylor: Torrence Moody and Kisha Hoover.
NENC BOARD MEETINGS: Second Monday of the Month
5:30 pm Northeast Neighborhood Center 803 N. Notre Dame Ave.
May 28th, 2015
Northeast Neighborhood Center
803 N. Notre Dame Ave.
The NENC operates a food pantry at the Neighborhood Center located at 803 N. Notre Dame Ave. Recipients must live in the 46617 zip code and are eligible to receive food once a month. New applicants must show proof of residence (Indiana Drivers License, or Indiana State Identification, or Utility Bill).
The pantry is open on Tuesday 9-11am & 2-4pm, Wednesday 2-4pm, and Friday 2-4pm. The pantry is supplied by cash and food donations from neighbors, corporate donors, church congregations and schools. The pantry is operated by volunteers who generously donate their services.
Donations from neighborhood residents and businesses are always needed and welcome (non-perishable food items and toiletries) and can be dropped off at the pantry during the regular weekly hours.
May 13th, 2015
In the Spring of 2014 the children of the Northeast Neighborhood choose to renovate the park.