July RCA Community Meeting

What did you miss at our July general meeting? Cupcakes! Thank you to Cupcake Kitchen Houston for donating the delicious treats for our meeting on Thurs. We’re hoping to spotlight a small business in our community each month. If you know a great one, let us know. (Carolyn McCall is our small business committee lead.)

Also, sincere thanks to guest speaker Melonie Curry with Park Houston who addressed our questions and concerns about residential permitted parking. (Veso Kossev is our parking/transportation lead.)

Other guests included representatives from Emancipation Economic Development CouncilHouston Southeast and Metro.

We’ll be launching a new and improved web site soon and have some great initiatives and programs in the works.

If you missed our Riverside cleanup a few weeks ago, Rachel Cooney-Paxton, our beautification committee lead, reported that we had 91 requests for street-number painting with 42 house numbers completed. We had 22 community volunteers, 45 students volunteers with 5 heavy-trash truck loads and 29 trash bags filled. (It was pretty amazing.)

Please join us for our next general meeting 6 pm Thurs, Aug. 9, at Energy Institute High School on Southmore.

June RCA Community Meeting

June’s community meeting has been the best meeting ever. Great information. It was the first time Council Member Dwight Boykins has spoken to our civic association. Thank you to all of the residents who came out, who signed up for committees and who paid our newly adopted dues amount. (We finally have dues, y’all!) Also, congrats to Jasmine Wiseman who won the $25 gift card to UnWine on Almeda.

Finally, a sincere thanks to our board – Veso, Phyllis, Traci, Scott, Kim, Sharon, Rachel and Carolyn. We’re all volunteers with busy lives working together to address real issues in our community and celebrate the spirit of this neighborhood and its people. It’s so rewarding when it all comes together. Tonight was one of those times.

Thank you!

Joy Sewing, President

May Community Meeting

The Riverside Civic Association held its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, May 10, at Lockhart Elementary. Guest speaker was Raynese Edwards with Blueridge Transportation Group, which is overseeing the 288 Toll Road project. The 10.3-mile project is expected to be completed in spring/summer 2019. For project updates, visit www.drive288.com.

We also announced the 2018 committees: minimum lot size, crime/safety, beautification, traffic/transportation, seniors/children/schools, small business, communications. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please email us at info@riversidecivic.org.

The RCA board will meet at 6 p.m., Wed. May 23, at Judson Robinson Community Center, 2020 Hermann. Our next general meeting is set for 6 p.m. Thurs., June 14, at the new Energy Institute High School, 3501 Southmore. The meetings are open to the public.

The board also has proposed dues of $40 per household / $20 for ages 65 and older and will present this for discussion and a vote at the June meeting
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New RCA Board Elected

Thank you to all of the neighbors who attended the Riverside Civic Association monthly meeting at Lucian L. Lockhart Elementary on Thursday and participated in our first board elections.

We owe a tremendous thanks to the interim board members – Monica Davis, Joy Sewing, Veso Kossev, Melanie Flowers, Shannon Buggs-Harrison and Maryam Kamal El-Din – for their work and dedication over the past four months.

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Riverside Civic Association board is as follows:

President – Joy Sewing

Vice President – Veso Kossev

Parliamentarian – Sharon Evans-Brooks

Corresponding Secretary – Scott Ibbotson

Recording Secretary – Traci Bocock

Financial Secretary – Carolyn McCall

Membership Director – Rachel Paxton

Programs Director – Phyllis Moss

From l. to r. : Scott Ibbotson, Carolyn McCall, Phyllis Moss,  Joy Sewing, Veso Kossev, Rachel Paxton, Sharon Evans-Brooks and Traci Bocock.

The new board members will be meeting in the coming week or so to determine priorities for the year. Our next general membership meeting will be at 6 p.m. May 10 at Lockhart Elementary, 3200 Rosedale.

For more information, visit www.riversidecivicassociation.org.

A final thanks to the students of the Energy High School for coming out to Thursday’s meeting. They invited the community to an open house for their beautiful new school at 3501 Southmore on Sat., April 21, from 10 a.m.. to 12 p.m.

Have a great weekend.