OWANA December General Membership Meeting

We hope you can join us for our final (virtual) membership meeting of 2020, on Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm. The Zoom link and password are below.

Agenda Items include:
–Information on a proposed bar/restaurant at the former Wiggy’s location at 6th & Blanco
–Update on large projects in the neighborhood, such as the Westline condominiums on 9th St
–Porch-front Christmas caroling on Dec. 19th
–Steering Committee nominations

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4749678778?pwd=VHp4V0ZMY3JhakQxNzYraGJrWTJ5Zz09

Meeting ID: 474 967 8778
Passcode: OWANA

Love Where You Live Day

Keep Austin Beautiful is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. They have created a socially-distant way for everyone to participate in making Austin and local neighborhoods more beautiful. This Saturday, November 21, join KAB for ‘Love Where You Live Day’.

Spend 35 minutes picking up some litter, mowing your yard, weeding a garden bed, or raking some leaves, it’s up to you!

Looking forward to seeing our neighborhood look a little bit more beautiful (is that possible?) this weekend!

Celebrating Halloween Safely

Many of our neighbors have been discussing if and how to safely celebrate Halloween this season.

For your reference, below is information for safely celebrating Halloween. We encourage you to take some time to read through these and adapt them how you see best for your family, so everyone can have a fun holiday and stay healthy!

The CDC offers these guidelines for those that do go trick-or-treating, and those that decide to offer candy to the trick-or-treaters. They include keeping trick-or-treaters at least 6 feet apart, wearing masks, and for those offering candy, keeping distance from the trick-or-treaters and offering candy in individual bags. The City of Austin’s guidelines are below.

Following the above guidelines, OWANA strongly discourages door-knocking for trick-or-treaters, and those handing out candy should stay outside, wear a mask, and find a way to offer the candy at a distance from the children. And of course, please do not go trick-or-treating or distribute candy if you are feeling sick and/or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control also offers these guidelines for making Halloween activities (from visiting a pumpkin patch to having a costume parade) more safe.

A few other articles and stories on how people are celebrating Halloween this year:
Parents Don’t Have to Cancel Halloween With These Creative Ideas (National Geographic, 10/5/20)

No Trick or Treat: Americans Get Creative to Celebrate Halloween Safely (National Public Radio, 9/24/20)

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our neighborhood safe and healthy. Happy Halloween and have fun!

Local Election Forum

Hello Neighbors!

The Old West Austin Neighborhood Association invites you to attend our Virtual Election Forum, Tuesday, October 13, at 7pm. October 13 is the first day of early voting.

The forum will feature an overview presentation from Capital Metro as well as speakers representing both sides of the important Project Connect (Proposition A) measure, followed by audience questions about the proposition.

We’ve also invited candidates for the AISD School Board who will each briefly share their vision for Austin schools.

Join the meeting via Zoom here. 
The meeting ID is 474 967 8778 and the password is 2020vote.

Friends of West Austin Park Meeting

Hello Neighbor!
The Friends of West Austin Park (FOWAP) will be hosting an online meeting on October 1 at 7pm and we’d love to see you there!

Never heard of FOWAP? We are a group of neighbors organized through the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Dept (PARD) and the Austin Parks Foundation. It is our mission to preserve, improve, and maintain West Austin Park in cooperation with PARD, APF, and especially neighbors like you! Read our newly minted bylaws here.

Meeting agenda

1. Overview of FOWAP and what we do
2. Discussion about future planned projects in the park
–It’s My Park Day
–Improvements near 9-1/2 Street
–Proposed project in NE corner of park

  1. Volunteer opportunities
  2. Voting on Executive Committee Members

If you have suggestions for additional agenda items, or are interested in serving on the Executive Committee or as a volunteer, please email chris.schorre@gmail.com before September 22.

Here is the information for the October 1 meeting. Forward to a neighbor!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82208549532
Meeting ID: 822 0854 9532
Passcode: 78703
Audio by phone, dial: 1-346-248-7799

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at the Zoom meeting on October 1!

September (Virtual) General Membership Meeting

The Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (OWANA) invites you to join us for a virtual General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 1 at 7pm. The link and password to the meeting is below. The meeting ‘room’ will open at 6:50pm.

To join:
On your computer or mobile device:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77342226087?pwd=MHFQZnJmRlQxeUJBK2tGV2wwc2Z3dz09

Meeting ID: 773 4222 6087
Password: 483223

Or by phone: You can also call in if you prefer….
Dial:   +1 346 248 7799

ZOOM Help:
If you’re having trouble opening the meeting on your computer or mobile device, you can click this link below for instructions on joining a Zoom meeting:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

September 2020 OWANA Virtual General Membership Meeting Agenda 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020  7:00pm to 8:30pm

I. Call to Order (7:00)
II. Approval of Minutes – VOTE
III. Treasurer’s Report – Renae
IV. New Business/Announcements/Special Guests
A. Update on Code Next Lawsuit
V. Committee Reports
A. Zoning
B. Affordable Housing – Marissa
C. Events – Amy
D. Membership – Kate/Andi
E. Parks
F. Technology – Adrienne
G. SC Nominating Committee – Mike
VI. Other Business and Announcements
VII. Adjourn
NOTE: Votes may be taken on any scheduled agenda items.

June (Virtual) General Membership Meeting

The Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (OWANA) invites you to join us for a virtual General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm. The agenda is below and here is the link and password to the virtual meeting. The meeting ‘room’ will open at 6:50pm.

On your computer or mobile device: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9162155473?pwd=V3hodmFrUWdCd3didDNnbVZJOHlkZz09Meeting ID: 916 215 5473
Password: 168860
Or by phone: You can also call in if you prefer….
Dial:   +1 346 248 7799

Agenda

Call to Order (7:00)
II. Approval of Minutes – VOTE
III. Treasurer’s Report – Renae
IV. New Business/Announcements/Special Guests

A. 1509 Enfield Road – Commercial Rezoning Application

V. Committee Reports

A. Zoning
B. Affordable Housing
C. Events
D. Membership – Kate/Andi
E. Parks – Ellu
F. Technology – Adrienne
G. SC Nominating Committee – Mike

VI. Other Business and Announcements

VII. Adjourn

NOTE: Votes may be taken on any scheduled agenda items.

Neighborhood Help during Social Distancing

OWANA has at least a dozen volunteers who have offered to be a helping hand to anyone who needs assistance with deliveries of food, groceries, or medication during the outbreak.
If you or someone you know is at greater health risk for leaving  home or simply unable to get out, please send an email to chair@owana.org with “Old West Austin Help Request” in the subject line with the following info:
1. Your name
2. Your address in the Old West Austin/Clarksville Neighborhood.
3. A phone number where a volunteer can reach you.
4. General description of your need and how soon you need it.

Once we have that information, we’ll share it with one of our volunteers and they will reach out to you directly to get more details. Please let us know if you have any questions.