OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE VALLEY GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION Volume 12, Issue 1 www.valleyglen.org Winter 2013
Your VGNA Board:
From Our President Carlos Ferreyra — Another year is upon us and we must ask ourselves, “Did the Mayans just run out of space on their rock when carving out their calendar?” As your Association (“VGNA”) moves forward this new year to continue its work of improving the quality of life in our community, we strive to transform it into a much more dynamic and exciting group. But our core values will remain intact: to serve the community, to engage the residents, to be their voice and to do so with pride in Valley Glen. 2012 was a great year for VGNA. Our Adopt-A-Family program, spearheaded by Judy Price, was able to help a record number of families. The annual picnic drew a great number of people with wonderful praises for the fun everyone had. Some of our general meetings had record attendance. But the work continues. We must restore the Neighborhood Watch program that once covered every block in Valley Glen. We must create a closer partnership with our Neighborhood Council to strengthen the representation of Valley Glen in City matters. We must engage our growing small business community to participate in VGNA’s events and concerns. We must make 2013 a banner year for the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association. With your help and participation, all things are possible.
Area A - Mickey Jannol, Joel Rosenthal, Judy Bernstein Area B - Dean Abston, Pat Lloyd Area C - Janne Bissett, Peer Ghent, Judy Price Grid 1 - Rose Sevilla, Valli Aman Grid 2 - Seth Eskigian, James Stack Grid 3 - Linda Carreon, Regla Vera, Pam Vardanian Grid 4 - Asta Criss, CoLee Viedelle-Smith Grid 5 - Carlos Ferreyra Grid 6 - Allan Goldstein, Paul Monoukian Grid 7 - Mirna Pajuelo, Emilia Trivisonno, Jan Mathews Grid 8 - Vacant
As we approach the next months of this year, may you have many blessings to count.
SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet (pizza and more) - Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Erwin Street School Auditorium - 13400 Erwin Street
Officer Elections and Installation ... and … What’s On Your Mind? OPEN Q & A and Raffle — Grand Prize is a $100 Ralph's Card.
By Popular Demand — Around the Grids in Valley Glen
Our Grid map appears on Page 2 Extra Extra! A most unique discovery has been made in Grid C. Anthony and Priscilla at 5755 Allott Ave. welcome you to Little Free Library #4775, located in front of their house! They are excited to be stewards for the Little Free Library. Little Free Library’s website is www.littlefreelibrary.org and the way it works is simple. Anthony and Priscilla built the library and initially stocked it with a variety of good quality books that they hoped would be of interest to neighbors. Neighbors stop by and take whatever catches their fancy and they return and bring books to contribute. Based in Madison, Wisconsin and founded in 2009, Little Free Libraries has grown to include little libraries in most states and dozens of countries. Little Free Library's mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. Little Free Library fosters a sense of community and connection as you get to share skills, creativity and wisdom with your neighborhood and across generations. Anthony and Priscilla welcome you to stop by anytime and borrow a book. Thanks go to Lisa Freedman of Grid C for giving us the scoop! Continued on Page 2
Valley Glen Voice
Volume 12, Issue 1
Around Our Grids in Valley Glen (Continued from Page 1)
In Grid C. the shopping center at the northwest corner of Fulton and Burbank is getting a new tenant to add to the Subway and Mongolian BBQ restaurants. Our expert reporting...