KINVARA NEWS Kinvara Civic Association Spring 2014 Issue 2013-2014 OFFICERS A note from the President: The Kinvara Civic Association has been more successful recently due to the infusion of new energetic and caring neighbors joining the board and committees. The home-owners in Kinvara are in a great situation to take advantage of all that our neighborhood can provide. Kinvara is a gem of a neighborhood and I could not imagine a better place to call home. Kinvara will continue to be this and more for all who live here, because of the dedicated volunteers in our association that continually look out for the interest of all our residents. The time has come for me to step down as President of the KCA and pass the torch to Matt DeReno at the upcoming election. I fully endorse Matt for his energetic and enthusiastic approach to the Kinvara Civic Association. My departure make room for the next generation living in Kinvara that wish to make their neighborhood a place to call home, and a place that can fulfill their dreams and passions about where they have chosen to live. PRESIDENT Dan Edwards 412-726-4291 VICE PRESIDENT Jerry Cukauskas 412-318-4172 TREASURER Bill Johnston 412-487-7264 SECRETARY Bob Boscia 412-492-0621 E-BLAST Janine Zink 412-487-3233 CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE Michelle Cukauskas 412-318-4172 CRIME WATCH Debra Ries 412-366-7730 Please continue to support the great volunteers in our civic association and as always, we welcome new ideas and input from all our residents. • • • DIRECTORY Michelle Cukauskas 412-318-4172 Please continue to watch for neighborhood updates and current events through our E-Blasts, our website and soon to be a Facebook account page. KCA will post or email anything we find helpful or informative about our neighborhood to all participating members. DISTRIBUTION Joyce Lipkin 412-486-4696 Matt DeReno continues to add more resources and information to our Kinvara website. Please check us out at http://acrossross.com. Select the tab, Main Street then scroll down to select Kinvara Civic Association. This website is a community website with many resources and helpful links. Look to use the Kinvara website to renew your membership electronically with the use of PayPal for a payment option. It may be up and running in the upcoming weeks. GOVERNMENT LIASON Bill Grady 412-366-8803 The next General Meeting will be held on Sunday April 13th at 7:00 PM at 116 Shannon Drive. The meeting will be open forum with the annual elections for officers and board members. (Continued on page 2) GARAGE SALE Marjorie Grady 412-366-8803 BEUATIFICATION Lisa Lovasik 412-318-3979 WELCOMING Sheila Burke 412-367-5138 2013-2014 BOARD MEMBERS Eileen Ross 412-487-9539 Janine Zink 412-487-3233 Bill Grady 412-366-8803 Matt DeReno 412-969-1342 Debra Ries 412-366-7730 Doug DeMartino 412-779-1695 KCA is always evolving and at this time we are seeking volunteers to fill the following vacant positions: Newsletter: Duties include receiving all articles for the officers and committee members. Organizing the articles in Microsoft Word in a presentable form mostly by cut and paste methods, edit for spelling and grammar, then arrange for printing at Kinko’s and delivery of the printed newsletters to the Distribution Committee Chairperson. If you have any further questions, please contact Matt DeReno at 412-969-1342. I wish to thank each committee member, board member and officers for their continued efforts and time in keeping Kinvara “A Great Place to Live.” Together we will continue to offer much too each and every resident here in Kinvara. We are making a difference. As always if you have any comments, questions, or ideas, please contact a Committee Chair, Officer, Board Member or myself. Dan Edwards President, KCA ANNUAL KINVARA GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 8am – 1 pm Now that the cold and snowy weather is behind us, let’s get busy and do our spring cleaning and get ready for the Annual Kinvara Garage Sale. Consider selling some of your unwanted items. Ads will be place in the Penny saver, Post-Gazette, Tribune and Acrossross.com. Signs will be put up the week before. Balloons will be needed to be hung on your mailbox to indicate that you are selling. If you would like a garage kit (including balloons and pricing stickers), please call me. Marjorie Grady 412-366-8803 Ross Township 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12th 11 AM – 2 PM At Ross Community Center Free event For information and registration call 412-931-7041. Must register by April 5th. Happy Spring! Helpful Neighborhood Bits McKnight Meals on Wheels: Operating at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church, McKnight Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to help with meal preparation in the kitchen, to drive, deliver, shopping, and to donate desserts. If you have any free morning time (M-F), please call Chef Bob at 412-487-4088. Thank you for helping your Ross Twp. neighbors. Morning Care in my Home: If you have found the new later bus schedule is making you later for work, I may be able to help you. I have been a Kinvara resident since 1984 and have assisted many neighborhood families with morning care before school, and the dreaded 2 hour delays. Call me at 412-486-4696 if I can be of service. Joyce Lipkin at 206 Kinvara Drive. NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE Last November 9th, we held a neighborhood-wide food collection to benefit North Hills Community Outreach. Our generous donations yielded over 300 items. The format to pick up the goods from front doorsteps was a success and we look forward to another food drive later this year. Please watch for an E-Blast regarding future food-drives. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! GET $25 OFF! Use KNV on your membership application VALLEY BROOK SWIM & TENNIS CLUB Member Benefits Include! • • • • • • Full Sized Heated Pool Baby Pool Play Area Concession Stand Swim & Tennis Teams Swim & Tennis Lessons Lessons OPENED to non-members!!! • • • • Lighted Tennis Courts Basketball Courts Covered Picnic Area Life Guard Program & CPR Classes • Pool Parties (graduation, birthdays, reunions, & team parties) Learn more about our club and all the great amenities by visiting: www.valley-brook.org contact us at (412) 219-3188 or [email protected] or LIKE US on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ValleyBrookPool We are located near Ross Elementary, with easy access from Seibert or Thompson Run. 100 Callendar Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Don’t miss out on the relaxing, family oriented fun! 2014 – 2015 Kinvara Civic Association Membership Form Please submit this form along with your dues of $15.00 made payable to Kinvara Civic Association and deliver to Michelle Cukauskas at 517 Woodland Road or to Eileen Ross at 247 Kinvara Drive or any officer no later than May 24, 2014. PLEASE PRINT INFORMATION. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION WITH PAYPAL PAYMENT MAYBE RUNNING SOON. THE KINVARA WEB PAGE FOUND AT WWW.ACROSSROSS.COM. PLEASE CHECK OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS. The following information is requested to compile the annual Kinvara Membership Directory. The Directory is for the exclusive use of the Kinvara Civic Association membership. No solicitation is permitted. NOTE: We will not print email address in the Directory. E-mails are used to send reminders about meetings, emergency flyers, E-Blasts etc. Last Name:_________________________________ Address:__________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Email: ___________________________________ Husband’s Name: ____________________________ Employer: ________________________________ Wife’s Name: ________________________________ Employer: ________________________________ Children’s names and their age as of 4-30-2014. Please indicate if you would like your children’s names listed under Baby Sitting, Lawn Mowing, Snow Shoveling, Pet sitting, or Odd Jobs sections. Name Age Job(s) ________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ ________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ ________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ ________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ Please consider volunteering a small amount of your time to keep Kinvara “A Great Place To Live”. Anyone 18 years or older can participate on a committee. See the reverse side of this form for committee descriptions and volunteer opportunities. Simply indicate the name of the person volunteering for the committee on the line. If you are already serving on a committee, it is not necessary to fill out the form. _______________ Would like to find out more about being an Officer or Board Member Recommend a Contractor or service: (you may not recommend your own business) Business Type Business Name Phone Number Contact Person 1.______________ _____________________________________ ____________ _________________ 2.______________ _____________________________________ ____________ _________________ 3.______________ _____________________________________ ____________ _________________ 4.______________ _____________________________________ ____________ _________________ THE KCA COMMITTEES ARE LISTED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS FORM. KINVARA CIVIC ASSOCIATION CURRENT LIST OF COMMITTEES Would you like to volunteer for one of the following Committees? ______________ Adult Organize annual social event for KCA residents _______________ Beautification Plants and maintains landscaping at the Kinvara sign. ________________ Children’s Assist with the different children’s functions for the holidays. _______________ Crime Watch Promotes community awareness for crime prevention. _______________ Distribution Distributes newsletters and flyers to residents ______________ E-Blast Email list of KCA members on important events _______________ Garage Sale Coordinates annual garage sale. _______________ Government Monitors township activities that affect Kinvara residents ______________ Newsletter Arranges and lays out articles written by other committees, send to printer, delivers to Distribution Committee Chair.. ______________ Website Maintains KCA website. _______________ Welcoming Welcomes new neighbors and collects yearly dues. _______________ Directory Maintains membership data, collects membership forms and assembles the annual directory for printing. _______________ Community Services Organizes donation drives to help local non-profit groups in the North Hills ______________ Board Member Provide oversight and views, direction and decisions that is particular to the goals and mission of the Kinvara Civic Association. Attend 2 Board meetings and 2 General meetings annually to discuss the business of Kinvara.
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