General Meeting 2014

Howdy Walnuts,

We’ll hold our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 13th at 6:30 P.M at the Milwood Library. Our three member board holds one year terms and our election will be held then. If you have an interest in running please let us know.

You should renew your $12 yearly dues via Paypal before the meeting if feasible. We’ll still accept cash, checks and credit cards the night of, but please arrive early. Reminder, only dues paying members can vote.

2013 was a crazy year, yet we still held a successful Independence Day, National Night Out, Neighborhood Garage Sale, Halloween Food Drive and our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you to all our volunteers!

There are a lot of things that WXNA did in 2103 that are not at the forefront of folks minds, We;

1. Successfully influenced the Independent Citizens Redistricting Council to include Walnut Crossing in Council District 7, where we’ll have better representation and inclusion with neighborhoods of more common interests.

2. Lobbied City Council regarding the Northern Walnut Creek Trail, which spearheaded us into having a voice to work with the Public Works Department in redesigning the trail in Balcones Park.

3. Our Garden Committee Chair, Sabrina Joplin, with the initial support and backing of WXNA, pioneered the Adelphi Acre Community Garden. This was not a WXNA effort, but never would have progressed without WXNA members. Congratulations to Sabrina, Mary, Debbie and the rest of their great team of volunteers for creating a model for others to follow.

Moving on in 2014; we still need a sidewalk on Adelphi, but the bureaucratic obstacles and lack of funding are strong. Waters Park Apartments might not feel a civic duty to help, but they might have an economic incentive.

There’s always been discussion in the past about things folks would like to start doing or continue doing, so if you have any suggestions or would like to get something going, please let the board know.

Lastly, please encourage your neighbors and new Walnuts to join the google group and follow us on facebook.

Sincerely,

WXNA Board

Austin Night Out 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 from 6:00-9 PM

at 12105 Scribe Dr. next to Balcones Park

Food! Music! Raffle! Fire Engine! Police Car! Ballons! Bring the KIDS!

Smoked Brisket, Ham, Chicken & Hot Dogs, straight off the pit, courtesy of all dues paying Walnuts. This is a potluck affair so feel free to bring side dishes, drinks or desserts. We always need lawn chairs, popup tents, tables and things for the kids. If you’ve not paid your 2013 dues, this would be the time! Bring $12 and get a raffle ticket!

Download Flyer here.

Independence Day 2013

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Milwood Neighborhood Association, invite you to attend our 10th Annual Independence Day Parade & Picnic!

We always need volunteers, so please sign up below.

Flyers are ready for distribution and are on my porch at 12105 Scribe. Come on by and grab your street!

Download/view flyer here.

9:00 a.m. Parade Participants gather at (Milwood Baptist Church Parking Lot)

9:30 a.m. Parade Begins! Follow the Firetruck! (South along Cabana to Eton, Eton to Balcones Park)

Burgers and Hot Dogs straight off the grill at Balcones District Park.

10:00 a.m. Performance by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble!

10:30 a.m. Performance by Magical Michael The Magician!

Support your neighborhood association by joining or renewing your $12 membership at the event!

Plenty Of Ice Cold Drinks.

Raffle Tickets Available for Great Prizes from our Supporters!

Grills, Tables & Popup Tents needed.

Thanks and I can’t wait to see everyone there.

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Neighborhood Plant Exchange 2013

Hey there Walnuts!

I know it’s a bit late in the year, but we are ready to bring back the neighborhood plant exchange! Kernan has graciously offered to host this year, so we’ll be doing our plant exchange from his yard spilling over into the park. (12105 Scribe Dr)

The plant exchange will be held Saturday June 22nd beginning around 9:30 till noon, before it gets too hot.

Bring some plants to trade and exchange. This is a great opportunity to thin out those prolific plants and have the good feeling of knowing that your plants or clipping are going to a great new home. Most importantly it’s an opportunity to get to know your fellow gardening neighbors, and see what is going on in the neighborhood.

Feel free to bring a snack to share if you like, but most importantly, bring some plants to trade!

Please share what surplus you have, and or mention what you are looking for in the comment section below.

(I’m going to just throw it out there that I have have several varieties of succulents, 3 varieties of wandering jews, some heart shaped ice plant, and am looking for some Turks caps, and or plumbagos!) :)

On a side note, I’d be happy to fill you in on the progress of our community garden initiative!
… had to throw that quick plug in!

Hope to see you there!

Sabrina Santos Joplin
Garden Committee Chair