Take a walk, see some art!
At the September 10 EVNA Board meeting, the directors voted unanimously to approve a revision to Article III, Section 2 of the EVNA ByLaws. Per the ByLaws, this proposed change will be presented to the Members at our next public meeting on September 25th in the upstairs meeting room at the EV Rec Center.
The proposed revision is in RED:
Section 2. General Membership
General Membership shall be open to persons who live, work at or own a business, or own real property within the boundaries of the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association as described in Article II, Section 1 of these Bylaws. General Members shall be the only voting members of the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association. There shall be two subclasses of General Members: Individual Members and Household Members. Individual Members shall have one vote if that member is present at the meeting. Household Members shall have two votes, but only if both members are present to vote. Under no circumstance will one person have two votes. Proxy votes are not permitted, including between the two members of a Household membership.
All members must abide by the Code of Conduct of members. The Code of Conduct is a separate document hereby incorporated in full by reference. Any member who seriously or repeatedly breaches the Code of Conduct is subject to cancellation of his or her membership, without prorated refund of membership dues. Such a member who breaches the Code of Conduct shall be notified in writing by the President of the Board of Directors, citing specific breaches of the Code of Conduct and any proposed action.
Members who were previously classified as “Business Members” as of the ratification date of these amended Bylaws shall continue their membership through the end of the one-year membership period as Individual Members. After the business membership expires, the membership eligibility requirements in this section apply to those members. They may remain members in their individual or household capacity if they otherwise qualify.
Take some time next week and "tour" the neighborhood while taking in some local art. The monthly Castro Art Walk happens on the first Thursday of each month.
This month will be Thursday, March 7th from 6-9 pm.
We're in the middle of inviting everyone in the neighborhood to the upcoming EVNA sponsored Supervisor's Debate being held on May 23rd. Last weekend, our volunteers delivered invites to over 1,100 households!
We're finishing up this weekend- I'm looking for a few more volunteers to join the team this Saturday at 10am May 19th picking up where we left off. It's easy work, fun, and feels good, too!
If you've got a couple hours to donate starting at 10am, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll give you details, would love to see your smiling faces!
Castro Art Walk for April
Mark D McHale
Happy 2018 to everyone! Hoping your holidays were full of family, friends, and good cheer.
Already, it’s been an exciting start to the new year- the new board members elected in November were installed at our first Board of Directors meeting on January 9, 2017, joining those who are continuing in their 2 year terms. Our commitment is to serve well our members, to provide opportunities to meet and get to know each other while we work on improving our shared experience. You’ll get to meet all the Board Members at our next Public meeting coming up later this month.
I’m especially happy to announce that we have most of our committees staffed again! Our special meetings last summer (for Members in July, and New Members/Volunteers in August) have really amped up the interest level in EVNA’s work and we now have more than 25 new members and a dozen people who have volunteered to serve on the Planning, Quality of Life, Newsletter/Marketing, Membership and Social committees. I’ve asked each committee head for his/her top three goals. You’ll get an update on EVNA committees and what they’ll be focused on in the coming months at January’s meeting.
The Quality of Life committee (QOL) will be in the spotlight this meeting. Everyone knows the Castro has its challenges and what’s happening on our streets is of concern to many. The QOL’s mission is to make our streets and homes safer, and they’ll be polling members for answers on where to begin.
What the hell is going on at Harvey Milk Plaza? Many EVNA members and our neighbors have registered a wide range of responses to the Harvey Milk Plaza redesign project, from being totally in favor of some or all of the changes, all the way to those who are vehemently opposed to any. There’s even a state of panic with some people- feeling left out and in the dark. Most telling of all to me is that so many people don’t have accurate information. The information rollout has been spotty and confusing. I’ve asked representatives from the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza to give us the skinny on the design, where things stand, who’s paying for what, and how you can share your concerns as things move forward- you won’t want to miss this important presentation.
See you at the next EVNA meeting;
Wednesday, January 24th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (come early, stay late)
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Cafeteria
19th Street at Collingwood
"The Sunny Heart of San Francisco" has been our motto as long as anyone can remember. And even with global warming and sea levels quickly rising, our motto should have a very long and valuable, meaningful, relevant life. The EVPA/EVNA logo, however, has evolved over time. Changes mostly subtle, adding color, sometimes adding words. None of our current leadership knows why any of the changes were made, although we can surmise.
And the EVNA leadership wants to challenge our members to be creative, expressive and representative our our mission to reform our logo which can serve the EVNA in print, online and perhaps on a decal on your door for the foreseeable future.
Some attributes that may make for a good logo redesign:
Here is the recent history of how our logo has evolved:
This first readily available historic logo is from the September 2000 Eureka! Newsletter. The Logo was a black & white outline of San Francisco, with a sunburst and heart over the center, and vertical lines drawn through the ocean and bay. Wording over the logo is difficult to read, but appears to say "the sunny heart of San Francisco" which was also a long-time slogan of the association.
In September 2001, the newsletter sported a new B&W logo, aligning the wording horizontally and changing the sunburst to octal points of a compass. The vertical lines over the water were eliminated.
The first colored version of the logo appeared in the March-April 2008 Eureka! Land was colored green and the water a light blue.
September 2011, the logo was replaced with the one currently in use for the Eureka! newsletter. The compass points were replaced by an asymmetric Isotoxal octagramic blob with an aura, and colors were dulled. The website address was added in the March-April 2012 version.
For Stripe credit card processing setup in March of 2016, the logo was simplified and colors adjusted to better coordinate with the Stripe site, although Stripe colors can also be altered to match our branding colors. Wording was stripped for stripe, as were the bridges, colors brightened and the compass points restored. The heart and compass each were given a slight drop shadow.
512 x 512 which can be adopted to all formats, in Color & B&W
Perhaps the B&W version --> needs a box? And the hearts should be larger??
Here's a variation of the 2018 entry: