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Updates & Neighborhood News – April 2018

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April 19: Eastside Hill Annual Neighborhood Meeting

We will start our annual meeting at 5:45 PM with an augmented pot luck meal, grounded by spaghetti from Chef Michael Rasmussen. Check out the following site to help you decide what you can bring:  https://perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=QGHM0216. Come anyway if you can’t bring something; there is always extra and your presence is the most important factor.

We will provide child care from 6 to 8 PM.

The more formal Annual Spring Meeting starts at 6:30 PM. We need at least 25 Neighbors present to consider amending our by-laws to allow us to apply for federal non-profit status. The remaining meeting is devoted to your feedback to the Steering Committee about what our issue priorities should be for the next 12 months. Help us offer direction for the Steering Committee. In addition to improving our quality of life, our by-laws call for us to “maintain a careful respect for the rights and prerogatives of the Eastside Hill residents, and an appreciation for individual differences”.

Please complete the survey that is available at https://uweauclaire.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEJixaxUfF8ayq1 before the meeting. It will give us some data about how our Steering Committee is doing in your eyes and a chance for you to weigh in on priorities for improving Boyd Park and goals for our organization. Learn more below.

If you can’t attend, consider contacting us at president@eastsidehill.com with any feedback you’d like to give us.

WE NEED YOU: Take the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Survey!

Hey! Neighbors and visitors! The Steering Committee of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association wants your help to improve this Neighborhood we call home. We want input from neighbors and those who live elsewhere.

The overall purpose of this survey is to get broad feedback about issues and opportunities you want the Steering Committee to focus on. Your responses to this survey will be anonymous!

Take the survey here: https://uweauclaire.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEJixaxUfF8ayq1

April 21: The Amazing Eau Claire Cleanup Event

Annually the City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Departments offer this popular event. Last year there were a record number of participants, more than 400. The event goes from 9 to 11 AM and has food, t-shirts, recognition and big prizes from 11 to Noon at Boyd Park. Anyone can organize a group of any size to clean up an area that group wants to improve or get assigned a project/team. To sign up contact Marybeth Berry at the City: Marybeth.Berry@ci.eau-claire.wi.us; 715 839-5039. Deadline is April 14.

Two projects on the Eastside Hill have been Boyd Park itself, including the trail to Archery Park and contiguous streets, and the hillside east of Park Towers that includes the 153 steps that come up to Earl Street.

Mark Ruddy is recruiting a team to clean up the Margaret Street boulevard perennial gardens. Contact Mark at 839-7949; on an individual bases, this team will continue working on the boulevards at 12:15pm.

April 19: humanKIND’s Hmong Fiber Arts Exhibition and Fundraiser

humanKIND, The Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and Tangled Up In Hue are hosting a celebration of Hmong Fiber Arts with a reception from 6 to 8 PM at Tangled Up In Hue on Thursday, April 19th. This event is part of Hmong Heritage Awareness Month. You will learn about Hmong culture through the story cloths and stitch work of Paj ntaub “flower cloth” that tells the story of the Hmong people through embroidery and intricate appliqué. Mai Xee Xiong, textile artist and Pa Thao, Executive Director of the Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, will speak and be available to answer questions. The Hmong Christian Church will serve egg rolls and there will be Hmong music. There will be a Hmong translator at the event. READ MORE!

humanKIND’s Hmong Fiber Arts Workshop, April 21

humanKIND and The Hmong Mutual Assistance Association continue their celebration of Hmong Cultural Awareness Month with a Hmong Fiber Arts Workshop, partnering with the Chippewa Valley Museum. On Saturday, April 21, from 9 AM to 1 PM, at the Museum, 1204 Half Moon Drive, workshop participants will be taught to make a traditional piece of Hmong stitchery. Hmong fiber artist Mai Xee Xiong will lead the class. The finished piece will be suitable for framing or other display. A Hmong translator will be available. The workshop is most appropriate for ages 12 to adult. Registration is recommended because space is limited: call the Museum at 715 834-7841 to reserve your spot. READ MORE!

Important Note: Competing Activities in April

We acknowledge we have unfortunately doubled-booked some of our events for the same date and time on the 19th. There is also a conflict on the 21st with the City Clean up event. Know that the Hmong Art Work and humanKIND fundraising on the 19th will be available at Tangled Up In Hue for an extended period.

This “problem” indicates two things: 1. We are sponsoring more and more events, and 2. It is probably time to keep a calendar of our events on our website, as a Steering Committee person has volunteered to do.

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