RVNA Newsletter 2017


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RVNA Board 2017

February 11, 2017

RVNA members elected a new Board for a 2-year term:
February 16, 2017 – February 15, 2019.

From left to right (in alphabetical order) Hector Garza, Treasurer – Angelica Hess, At Large – Andrew Leavenworth, Co-President – Joseph Martinez, Webmaster – Edgardo Perez, Communications – Michael Rozales, Co-President

Many thanks to former board members:
Elisa Leonelli,
Communications (2009-2017), Webmaster (2012-2017), Co-President (2013-2017)
Michael Diamond, Vice-President (2016-2017)
Dan Halloran, Social Media (2015-2017)
Anabel Aispuro + John Palmerton, At Large (2015-2017)
Your service to our community is much appreciated.

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RVNA Board Elections 2017

electionbuddyFebruary 1, 2017

RVNA members received an email message to VOTE for the 2017-2019 Board elections.
An online system called election buddy was suggested by Andrew Leavenworth and implemented by Edgardo Perez, both current RVNA Board members, with the cooperation of RVNA Co-Presidents Elisa Leonelli and Hector Garza.
These are the candidates:
Co-Presidents: Andrew Leavenworth, Michael Rozales
Treasurer: Hector Garza
Communications: Edgardo Perez
Webmaster: Joseph Martinez
At Large: Angelica Hess

PLEASE VOTE, make your opinions heard. RVNA is only as strong as the neighbors who volunteer their time and skills to serve our community and make Reynier Village a better place to live, free of crime, trash and graffiti.

Voting Deadline is February 10, 2017. Only one vote per household.


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RVNA Town Hall 2017

RVNA invited the residents of Reynier Village to join our members at our annual meeting, held at the Palms Westminster Presbyterian Church, January 17, 2017.

Palms Westminster Church, artwork by Calvin. photo (c) Elisa Leonelli

Palms Westminster Church, artwork by Calvin. photo (c) Elisa Leonelli

RVNA Board Members were introduced by Andrew Leavenworth:
Elisa Leonelli, Co-President+Communications, Hector Garza, Co-President+Treasurer, Anabel Aispuro, Mike Diamond, Dan Halloran, Angelica Hess, Edgardo Perez.
Then the Community speakers:
Herb Wesson’s District 10: Elizabeth Carlin
WLAPD: Lt. Mark Day, Lt. Gena Brooks, Officer Edna Velos for SLO Mario Gonzales.
APS Alexander Protective Service: Vernon Rosado
SORONC Board Zone 5: Bryan Warman,
SORONC Quality of Life Committee: Beth Hirsch

Reynier Village residents are encouraged to report illegally dumped items directly to MyLA311, homeless encampments by emailing RVNA. We will forward removal request to SORONC and our Councilmen’s Offices, for LA Sanitation and Caltrans.

Graffiti and taggings should be photographed and reported to LA311 for removal, also emailed to WLAPD Gang unit. If the vandalism is on your property, you should file a police report with LAPD online and include the DR number when emailing photo to WLAPD.

Installing surveillance cameras on your home will help LAPD catch criminals, such as burglars, car thieves and porch pirates. APS offers professional installation. You may also buy a $249 Ring Video Doorbell for your Smartphone.

You will find contact information for LA City Departments and services on the Resources page of our website.

We are seeking qualified volunteers willing to devote their time and skills to serve on the RVNA Board for a 2-year term from February 16, 2017 to February 15, 2019.
RVNA members were sent emails requesting candidates to submit their qualifications.

Support your Reynier Village Neighborhood Association by becoming a dues-paying member of RVNA with APS Patrol Service. See Membership page for details.

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Events 2016

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RVNA Park Nights 2016

Dolce Isola 1sThe Reynier Village Neighborhood Association continues the popular  tradition started in 2005 of organizing summer park nights, where RVNA members are invited to meet each other in person, chat, eat and have fun.  Residents interested in joining RVNA are welcome.

In 2016 RVNA held 4 dinners in Reynier Park
Wednesday July 13: Pizza from The Coop. Cookies from Fred’s Bakery.
Wednesday July 27: Italian pasta and salad from Bella Roma. Fruit tray.
Wednesday August 10: Argentinian Empanadas from Empanada Factory.  Cookies from Grand Casino.
Wednesday August 24: Chinese food from Fu’s Palace. Dessert from Dolce Isola.

Our thanks to Board Members: Elisa Leonelli, Hector Garza, Mike Diamond, Angelica Hess, Anabel Aispuro, Dan Halloran, Edgardo Perez, Block Captains: Roe Weiss, Michael Rozales, and all RVNA members and guests who attended.  Your volunteer help and support is much appreciated.

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RVNA Board Meeting 2016

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We held a Board meeting on Saturday June 11, 2016, hosted by Anabel, board member and Holt Street Block Captain. Mexican food from Campos on Robertson was served.  We were joined by Michael Rozales, Reynier Ave Block Captain, Frank Shelton, who was elected to the SORONC Board as Organization Representative for RVNA, Linda Theung, who ran for a At Large seat, and out of a crowded field of 15 candidates, she was not elected.  We invited her to run for the RVNA Board at our January 2017 elections, after she moves into her new home on Gibson.
We discussed the possibility that Verizon might sue the City of LA for denying them a permit to build a cell tower at 2512 Robertson, the illegal dumping problem in the alley between Cattaraugus and Bedford, the alley at the end of Garth and the Garth underpass, our support of SORONC efforts to convince LA Park and Recs to enforce regulations at Reynier Park, require permits to reserve space for large picnics.  We confirmed our commitment to host 4 summer park nights for RVNA members in July and August.

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