That’s right—we can’t do this without you and the support of the community! At our January meeting, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors. To vote, and/or to be eligible for the Board, you simply need to be a current TNA member, and that’s just $5 per year.
The Trinidad Neighborhood Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected among the membership. Any member in good standing may be nominated and, if elected, serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a term of one year.
Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the general governance of TNA and to work towards the aim of developing, revising and executing a long-range strategic plan as well as annual goals and targets for TNA. Some board members may choose to serve as Officers. Officers of TNA and are elected among the members Board of Directors. Whether or not a Board member seeks an Officer position, all Board members are encouraged to take on projects towards improving the Trinidad Neighborhood. Each Board of Directors can determine the frequency of Board meetings. They’ve historically ranged from monthly to quarterly. It is expected that all Board members plan to attend, and fully participate in Board meetings. There can be up to 10 Members of the Board of Directors.
The Chairman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association and is responsible to put into effect the decisions of the Board of Directors. The Chairman presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The Chairman has general supervision over the business and affairs of the Association, and executes all instruments requiring the signature of the Chairman; and performs all other such duties as are related to his or her office.
The Vice-Chairman advises and assists the Chairman and, in absence or disability of the Chairman, performs the duties and exercise the powers of that office.
The Secretary to the Association records all the proceedings of the meetings of the members or meetings of the Directors. He or she has custody of the seal of the Association, should one be created, and affixes the same to all instruments requiring it, when authorized by the Board of Directors, and attests the same.
The Treasurer has custody of all the funds and securities of the Association, and he or she keeps full and accurate account of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association. He or she deposits all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the Association in such depository or depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer disburses the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. The Treasurer reports the financial status of the Association to the Board, including the status of all balances and of any budget that may have been adopted by the Board.
So be sure to become a member and attend our upcoming meeting—we’ve got some great ideas in store for 2015! And don’t forget to share this information with your friends and neighbors.
Trinidad Halloween Parade
Date: Friday, October 31st
Time: Gather at 6:00pm/Parade at 6:30pm
Where: The sidewalk in front of Joe Cole Recreation Center
1299 Neal Street, NE
All children, pets and adults are encouraged to be in costume and participate.
Decorate your bike, scooter or wagon too!
Snacks/Beverages will be available
Bring extra costume items to donate
LIVE MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY LOCAL MUSICIANS!
For more information join the Google Group: Tots of Trinidad DC
The Union Market Drive-in Movies are back and this Friday’s movie is Monster’s University, a popular Pixar animated movie that is fun for all ages. Gates open at 6:00pm and the films start at 8:30pm. Union Market’s vendors will be open inside the Market and the DC Roller Girls will be delivering burgers, drinks, and more car-side if you wish to grab a bite before the show. And next Friday they’ll be showing Rushmore, so please join us then too.
|Enjoy Homecoming themed movies with a retro vibe at Union Market’s Drive-In Summer Series! This Friday, October 10, the drive-in will feature Monster’s University at 8:30 PM as the first movie of the series.
Movies are free to attend, and parking is $10. Purchase a parking pass online, and be sure to get to the parking lot early to claim a good spot.
Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club’s Annual Fundraiser for Youth Programs will be held Thursday, October 2nd, from 7-10pm at 1103 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002
Last year was a huge success. Thanks to your generosity we were able to supply everything from iPads to basketball uniforms for Trinidad youth.
The suggested donation is $20 and as a token of thanks for your donation you’ll receive free drinks (3 max), and Mother Rucker’s Subs catering. Every little bit helps, and please, tell your friends.
Donations will be accepted at the door, and donations can be made here:
The Trinidad Neighborhood Association serves as the fiscal sponsor for this event, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and therefore is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax deductibility of your gift.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 PM
Trinidad Recreation Center
1310 Childress St NE
- MPD and DPW – Updates
- H Street Main Street’s Bladensburg Road Initiative
- Trinidad ANC Candidate’s Forum
ASL/English Interpreter will be provided by student interpreters from Gallaudet University Department of Interpretation.
Please join us on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:00 PM at the Trinidad Rec. Center!
• DCPS – Registering your Child for School
• DPR – the Youth Lifeguard Academy
• KIPP – Construction Updates
• College Bound – a Mentoring Program
ASL/English Interpretation will be provided by a Trinidad resident.
A big thank you to Gallaudet University for sponsoring our flyer printing.
As always, we’d love for you to share your community announcements!
The DC Office of Planning presented an updated Zoning Regulation Review Summary specifically for the Trinidad neighborhood at the June 24, 2014 Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA) Meeting. The proposed changes include: use permissions; low density residential; parking; accessory apartments; apartment conversions; alley lot; corner stores; and commercial zoning. Neighbors are encouraged to research the changes and to submit concerns Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 5D. Due to the magnitude of the changes (over 1000 pages), TNA has formed a committee for members to collectively research the proposed zoning changes towards TNA providing feedback to the ANC.