September 10th, 2015

Louis Lee Clark, Jr. 
July 11, 1977-August 10, 2015

Heartfelt condolences to our 2015 Monk Malloy Award Recipient, Lu Ella Webster and her family on the loss of her son, Louis Lee Clark Jr. Louis departed this life on August 10 in Indianapolis. Cherishing his memory are a host of family and friends including his loving wife, Lacresia and his seven children.

Louis’ Celebration of Life was held on August 18 in South Bend at the River Of Life Family Church.

John  Williams
January 3, 1950-September 4, 2015

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Captain John Williams, a retired South Bend Police Officer and the President of the South Bend Eastside Reunion.  John served this community with great honors and was respected by all that knew him.  He also was a community resource officer for the South Bend Community School Corporation. He will be greatly missed by his family and the City of South Bend.

Eastside Reunion

July 15th, 2015

July 24-25 2015

8:00 - 6:00pm
Perley Park 

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.

Annual Meeting

June 1st, 2015

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.

Northeast Neighborhood Food Pantry

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.

Kelly Park

May 13th, 2015

In the Spring of 2014 the children of the Northeast Neighborhood choose to renovate the park.