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To simplify things for everyone, we are changing how we collect membership dues. Instead of payment being due one year from when it was last paid (which varies from person to person), membership dues will be good for the UHNA Fiscal Year (January – December), regardless of when paid.

That means EVERYONE’S dues are due now, if you wish to support your neighborhood financially. Join or renew now.

Note: if you paid in the last three months of 2013, your dues will be good for 2014 too.  Dues are not a requirement of membership.  Please email Kristin Olson with any questions.

At our November meetings, there were four positions left vacant after the elections.  Get to know your neighbors better and feel a sense of pride and community by getting involved with the Neighborhood Association!  Contact Elizabeth Spangler if you are interested in filling one of these positions.  They will be voted upon again at the January meeting.  We welcome volunteers on any of the committees, as well.  In particular, we need someone who can be our point person for Advertising on the UH website and in these eNewsletters.

Treasurer – The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the books and accounts of the Association, filing any necessary tax returns, and disbursing funds in accordance with the direction of the Steering Committee.

Membership – The Membership Chair is responsible for maintaining the membership list, along with the Secretary, and for increasing membership awareness, participation, and dues payment.

Social/Welcome – The Social Chair shall provide for social activities (i.e., Spring Social) for the neighborhood and welcome new residents.  (We have someone who handles the Welcome part of this committee.)

Beautification/Park – The Beautification Chair is responsible for organizing park, neighborhood entrance, and other common area clean ups and beautification, as well as any other initiatives in this regard.

In January, the Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association (UHNA) Membership Committee’s Welcome Wagon rolled out to greet five new households to the neighborhood. Cynthia Williams and Amy Panos, pictured above visiting new neighbor, Jamie Bell, kicked off the season by welcoming the recent arrivals in this year’s first visit.

The Welcome Wagon Team, led by Cynthia Williams, identifies new arrivals and plans quarterly visits to their homes to provide a welcome packet with essential information about Underwood Hills and a complimentary flower bouquet donated by a neighborhood business, Florist Atlanta. We are fortunate to have Florist Atlanta as a partner, so please remember to visit them at the shop tucked in the corner at White St. and Howell Mill Rd.

In addition to the flowers, the team includes a welcome note, a map of the West Midtown Design district and tips on how to stay informed of social events and happenings around the neighborhood.

If you know of new neighbors to Underwood Hills, or would like to join the Welcome Wagon on their next visit, please contact Cynthia at madamew@hotmail.com.

Jan 29

Nextdoor Q&A

What is Nextdoor?

Nextdoor is a discussion group platform made specifically for the needs of neighborhoods. It’s kind of a social media version of Yahoo Groups. In the e-mail sent introducing Nextdoor, there was a quick video tutorial that provides a short overview of the site and how it works. → Read more

Below find frequently asked questions addressed by the UHNA Communications Committee, and plans for enhancing neighborhood communications in 2013. → Read more

Below are the points presented at January’s UHNA General Meeting around reasons for incorporating the Underwood Hills neighborhood association, and why a re-write of our bylaws is necessary in this process. For questions regarding incorporation or the bylaw re-write, please email UHNA leadership at leadership@underwoodhills.org. → Read more

It’s time for our annual dues drive. Every September we ask the members of our community to show support by paying dues. The money is used support a myriad of neighborhood activities (see the list below). Please do your part this year by filling out the Membership Form included in this newsletter and sending it with your check. We ask that you do this by October 31st so we can budget properly and make 2010 the best year yet for Underwood Hills.

Neighborhood Park                 Zoning Issues 3 Playgroups                             Crime Watch Annual Social                           Beautification of Entrances Bi-Monthly Meetings             Neighborhood Master Plan Bi-Monthly Newsletters        Traffic Control Pet Register                              Seek Support from Local Businesses Neighborhood Web site         And so much more!