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Monthly Meeting Notes- March 9, 2017

Project VISION

March 9, 2017

Save the Date:

  • Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM @ the American Legion Post 31, 33 Washington Street, Rutland: Paint Party to Support Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter
  • Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 AM @ the Vermont Statehouse – coffee hour about Project VISION
    • If you want to participate, let Scott Tucker know
  • Wednesday, April 5th: Parent-Child Center & Headstart Literacy event at hospital, 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 12th at Rutland Intermediate School @ 6:00 PM: Project VISION April Meeting

Announcements:

Habitat for Humanity:

  • House design for 42 Cleveland is complete
  • Still looking for volunteers and for monetary contributions (halfway to goal of $115,000) – “the only gift too small is the one not given”
  • Hoping to start build no later than June 1st

Alis Headlam, We Are One Rutland

  • $15 at Phoenix Book Store- lots of copies still available!
  • Drum Journeys of the Earth Concert Saturday at 7 PM, $10 donation, raising money to heat Skullies for Halloween Parade

Jen Yakunovich

  • Paint Party! March 23rd @ American Legion, 6-8:30 PM, $35 tickets
  • Instructor will be helping participants paint “The Tree of Life”

Officer Sheldon

  • Dogs must be registered by April 1
  • Free class: De-escalation and Pre-attack Clues, and Environmental Safety, Alisha & Greg teach

Bradley Goodhale

  • Rutland City Police webpage: Police Cadets has been started up again- 14-19 year olds, “Law Enforcement Explorers” through the boy scouts; boys or girls welcome! Aim: to build good character and integrity
    • Weekly meetings/training sessions that cover all aspects of law enforcement, ride alongs for 16 +, participants must complete community service

Lisa Ryan

CSJ Events

  • Founders Day next Wednesday, 2:00 @ Tuttle Hall
  • Campus Invasion- 4 different rock groups, all ages, 7:00 PM @ Tuttle Hall
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 8, 10-12
  • Rumpus (proceeds to Provider Scholarship)- live, local story telling, $20 in April 29, 7:00 PM @ Tuttle Hall

Caprice Hover, Rutland County Parent Child Center & Headstart

  • April 5th at Stafford Center at the RRMC, 5:30-7:30
  • Literacy for families, story teller, each family will leave with 2 books
  • For families with kids under 6

Teen Challenge

  • Full time recovery campus in Johnson
  • Considering a satellite location in Rutland
  • Mobile Drug Awareness Team, travels to new town every week
  • Intake and admissions office upstairs at the Dream Center, teaching “Kick the Habit” classes there

Building Great Neighborhoods

Report to the Community:

  • Brennan is collecting pictures and information about 2016 Project VISION events
    • Has NWWVT, and Habitat for Humanity pictures
    • Looking for:
      • Neighbor Reach pictures
      • Family Fun Day (November) pictures
      • Ice Cream Social pictures
      • We Are One Rutland pictures
      • Project VISION high school group?
    • Please email/call Brennan!
  • 2017 Plans?
    • Neighbor Reach
    • Lending Library at Baxter Street Park, LaborWorks crew will set it up, Linda will be doing monthly story reading events
    • August 1st: National Night Out
    • Bianca, NeighborWorks: Northwest Rutland Calendar of events
    • Bike racks in Downtown Rutland?
      • Cindi will look and see if she has any information on an attempt from years ago for bike racks that double as art pieces
    • Water Street Park rehabilitation?
      • Work with zoning to figure out what we can place there (due to flood zone)
    • Consider Project Graduation?
    • TAG VISION: The TAG VISION Project (Together, Art Grows) is a youth-focused initiative that aims to build community and neighborhood pride through the creation and installment of public art in neglected spaces. Email skennelly@nwwvt.org to learn more.

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