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Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition to elect new officers, Nov. 19

The next meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will take place Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at the Phoenix Elementary School District Building, 1817 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ.  The agenda is as follows:

  • Sign-In and Call to Order
  • Introductions: Ruth Ann Marston, President
  • Election of NEW president (Dr. Marston is retiring. Steve Procaccini has agreed to run. We are also seeking a new secretary)
  • Sikh Ashram parking on Oak: Donna Reiner
  • Winship House renovation charette, December 3, 1-4 P.M., hosted by Roosevelt Action Association at the Irish Cultural Center
  • Phoenix Elementary election results and the district is going green: Ruth Ann Marston
  • Feeding the homeless on church campuses: G.G. George
  • Update of Phoenix General Plan: Steve Procaccini
  • December meeting?
  • Open Agenda

Current Officers

  • President: Ruth Ann Marston (602) 253-0503
  • Vice President: G.G. George (602) 252-3151
  • Treasurer: Marge McCue (602) 253-5579

Agenda set for Jan. 15 meeting of Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition

[Source: Ruth Ann Marston] — The next regular meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will take place Thursday, January 15, 2009, starting at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Elementary District #1 Governing Board Room (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St., meeting in northeast corner of campus).  Top topics of discussion will be:

  • Update on planned preservation of The Light of the World Church, 1206 N. Laurel Ave. (Pastor Carlos A. Montemayor)
  • Phoenix’s Planned Urban Development (PUD) ordinance — threat or promise for historic preservation in Arizona?
  • Light Rail — Can we help to make it better?
  • Planning for 7th Annual Arizona Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference, June 18 – 20, downtown Phoenix Hyatt
  • 2nd Annual Historic Photographs Fair, Saturday, January 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Free admission to the Arizona Historical Society Museum, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe — Still time to enter!

For more information, visit the organization’s website here.

Help end predatory payday lending at April 24 “house party”

Please join Phyllis Rowe, Jak Keyser, Ruth Ann Marston, Bradley Brauer, GG George, Jill Gering, and special guests Phoenix City Council Member Michael Nowakowski, State Senator Ken Cheuvront, and State Senator Debbie McCune Davis at a “house party” to help end predatory payday lending in the Grand Canyon State.

  • Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Place: The L.C. Lashmet House, 534 W. Granada Road, Phoenix
  • RSVP: On or before April 21 to Jill Gering by phone 602-254-9711 or e-mail.

Stop Payday Predators is a coalition of community groups, businesses, and concerned citizens across Arizona who are sick and tired of the payday loan industry gouging hard working Arizonans and are determined to put an end to it on the 2008 ballot.  Donations to Stop Payday Predators are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  For more information, click here.

For you history buffs, the L.C. Lashmet House was designed by Luther Lashmet and custom built for Luther and his wife Mary in 1929. Mr. Lashmet is noted for designing the Historic Navajo Bridge over Marble Canyon, completed the same year.