New The New 2019-2020 WGNA Board

The New 2019-2020 WGNA Board

— Results from the WGNA Annual Board Meeting & Election

On Thursday 23 May 2019, the Annual Board Meeting & Election for the 2018-2019 term was completed.  The incumbent WGNA Board President, Elizabeth Estensen, will continue for a second term that starts June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020.  Konstantin Voronin, incumbent First Vice President, and Rod Brittner, incumbent Second Vice President, will also serve a second term within that same duration.

The new WGNA Treasurer will be Mitchell Ehrlich as of June 1, 2019.  Archie Moore completes his term as Treasurer on May 31, 2019, and will continue as a regular board member and director.

The new WGNA Secretary will be Kathleen Almoslino as of June 1, 2019.  Silvia Filipponi completes her term as Secretary on May 31, 2019, and will continue as a regular board member and director.

To see the rest of the new board officers, directors, and the Nominating Committee, click here to open the attached PDF document.  The new term for all Board Members and the Nominating Committee begins June 1, 2019, and continues to May 31, 2020.

Annual Meeting & Election poster:  see a PDF version of the document here.  For the JPEG version, see here.

WGNA bylaws at http://www.wgna.net/by_laws_and_policies
WGNA News (blog) page at http://www.wgna.net/news;
or see the specific news entry for on the Annual Meeting & Election at http://www.wgna.net/annual_meeting_2019

The slate of candidates for the Annual Meeting & Election in PDF document format here.
For the JPEG version, see here.

Agenda for the Annual Meeting & Election on May 23, 2019, in PDF format document here.
Election Ballot — Annual Meeting & Election Ballot for May 23, 2019
(Membership Elected – Nominating Committee Recommendations) here (PDF format).

Announcement of the new 2019 – 2020 WGNA Officers, Board Members & Nominating Committee: see the attached PDF document here. For the JPEG version, see here

To see a copy of the meeting agendas, see our web page at Meetings > Meeting Agendas and then click the link for that month. This provides a document in PDF format that can be viewed online, as well as printed.  Agendas are posted once we come closer to the meeting date.

 

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WGNA Slate of Candidates for 2019-2020; Annual Meeting & Election

 


DAY of the ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION: Candidates will be elected at WGNA’s Annual Membership Meeting on May 23, 2019, at Willow Glen Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

 

See a PDF version of the above poster here.  
For the JPEG version, see here.
See the complete WGNA bylaws at http://www.wgna.net/by_laws_and_policies
See the News (blog) page at http://www.wgna.net/news;
or the specific news entry at http://www.wgna.net/annual_meeting_2019

See the slate of candidates, PDF document format here

For the JPEG version, see here.

See the meeting Agenda for the Annual Meeting & Election on May 23, 2019 in PDF format document here.
See the Election Ballot — Annual Meeting & Election Ballot for May 23, 2019
(Membership Elected – Nominating Committee Recommendations) here (PDF format).
To see a copy of the meeting agendas, see our web page at Meetings > Meeting Agendas and then click the link for that month. This provides a document in PDF format that can be viewed online, as well as printed.  Agendas are posted once we come closer to the meeting date.

 

 

MEETING LOCATION

Willow Community Center

2175 Lincoln Avenue

San Jose, CA 95113

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Annual Membership Meeting & Election, May 2019

Annual Membership Meeting and Election

Thursday 23 May 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Nominating Committee of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) is seeking candidates for the 2019-2020 term of Board Officers, Directors, and Nominating Committee members.

Candidates will be elected at WGNA’s Annual Membership Meeting on May 23, 2019, at Willow Glen Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Any member meeting the qualification for office who has submitted a statement of interest to the Nominating Committee in the announced time frame (as scheduled in the below) shall be included on the ballot.

All WGNA Board candidates must be current WGNA members, and Officer Candidates are required to be members for at least 1 year prior to the Annual Meeting and Election. Candidates must agree with the WGNA Bylaws, Values, Non-Discrimination and Conflict of Interest and Policies 

Schedule & Procedures

  • REQUEST APPLICATION: Interested candidates must request an application from the Nominating Committee by the deadline on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at noon (12 o’clock daytime).  Submit requests by email to Nominations.WGNA@gmail.com.
  • SUBMIT APPLICATION: complete and sign the application to the WGNA Nominating Committee by the deadline on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at noon (12 o’clock daytime), and send it to Nominations.WGNA@gmail.com

Provide contact information and be prepared to answer questions like:

      • Why you are interested in being a Board member?
      • What experience and skills can you offer?
      • Which committees, activities, and events would you like to be involved? Why?
      • What ideas do you have to improve programs, address public issues, engaging communications to the community?
  • REVIEW of APPLICATIONS & CANDIDATES: Any member meeting the qualification for office who has submitted a statement of interest to the Nominating Committee within the announced time frame shall be included in the ballot.  The WGNA Nominating Committee will meet and review all the applications and determine if the applicants have met all the qualifications for the position for which they are applying on the WGNA Board or the Nominating Committee.
  • PUBLISHING of BALLOTS, & CASTING VOTES : The 2019-2020 ballots will be posted online at WGNA.net or emailed to the membership on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and must be returned by email to the Nominating Committee at Nominations.WGNA@gmail.com by the deadline on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at noon (12 o’clock daytime); or the voting membership can deliver their ballot to the Nominating Committee by the deadline of 7:30 pm on May 23, 2019, on the site of the Annual Membership Meeting.
    • Proxy voting shall not be permitted on any manner put to vote of Board or membership.” per the WGNA bylaws.
  • DAY of the ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION: Candidates will be elected at WGNA’s Annual Membership Meeting on May 23, 2019, at Willow Glen Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

 

See a PDF version of the above poster here.  
For the JPEG version, see here.
See the complete WGNA bylaws at http://www.wgna.net/by_laws_and_policies
See the News (blog) page at http://www.wgna.net/news;
or the specific news entry at http://www.wgna.net/annual_meeting_2019

See the slate of candidates, PDF document format here

For the JPEG version, see here.

See the meeting Agenda for the Annual Meeting & Election on May 23, 2019 in PDF format document here.
See the Election Ballot — Annual Meeting & Election Ballot for May 23, 2019
(Membership Elected – Nominating Committee Recommendations) here (PDF format).
To see a copy of the meeting agendas, see our web page at Meetings > Meeting Agendas and then click the link for that month. This provides a document in PDF format that can be viewed online, as well as printed.  Agendas are posted once we come closer to the meeting date.

 

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April 2019 Meeting

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JOIN US ON THE NEXT WGNA MEETING FOR APRIL 2019:
HOMELESSNESS, HEALTH & SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT, & THE GUADALUPE RIVER

Date: Thursday at 7 pm on 25 April 2019

Location:
 Willow Glen Community Center
, located at 2175 Lincoln Ave.San Jose, CA 95125 (between Malone Rd. & Curtner Ave.)

 
PANEL DISCUSSION:
— Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese
— San Jose Police Captain Heather Randol
— San Jose Neighborhood Leaders from Council Districts 3, 6, 7 & 9
 
COMMUNITY RESPONSE & TALKING POINTS
 
Engage and participate, give us your feedback on
 
— Homeless encampments, and the neglected population
— Opioid Epidemic, and the effects of substance abuse
— Fire damages to natural brush, woodlands, and city infrastructure
— Gangs, loitering, and criminal activities
— Urban ecology and the spread of biohazards
— Blight on residences, business, and economic development
— Financial buildup on taxpayers and enterprise
 
#WGNAsj #SanJoseCA #WillowGlen

 

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Safe Routes "Bike to School" Month, May 2019

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Seasonally, every year, Bike to School month returns in the spring (usually May), and Walk to School Day returns in the autumn.

Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village sponsors and organizes our annual National Center for Safe Routes to School"Bike to School" activities, the next occurring in May 2019.  Co-sponsors include Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA and other groups.

Through the year, and as part of the celebrations, students at our elementary schools receive bicycles, helmets, and razor scooters.

This national event is organized locally by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village in partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School.  Our regular co-sponsor is the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA.


WHO: PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS for the Willow Glen event include:

Willow Glen Elementary
River Glen School K-8
Ernesto Galarza & Hammer Montessori
Gardner Academy and Washington Elementary

Join children & adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school:

  • Encouraging a child’s next stage of independence
  • Physical activity
  • Teaching safe pedestrian & bicycling skills to children
  • Awareness of how walkable & bikeable community improvements can be made
  • Concern for the environment Reducing traffic congestion, pollution & speed near schools
  • Sharing time with community leaders, parents & children
  • Creating joy and fun!
  • Promoting psychological well-being and alertness
  • Fostering maturation and responsibility
  • Creating habits of activity, empowerment and thinking differently
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SCVWD & City of San Jose Forgo the Relocation of Hope Village to Willow & Lelong Streets

UPDATE as of  Monday 18 March 2019

The Hope Village Relocation to Willow & Lelong Streets was defeated on Monday 18 March 2019.
In a meeting at Gardner Community Center that evening (7:00 PM), Councilmember Dev Davis and Mayor Liccardo announced that a decision at the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) earlier that afternoon (3:00 PM) would prevent the use of this site for a homeless encampment.  The relocation project had also received tremendous disapproval by area residents and stakeholders.

Subsequent meetings on the topic of the Hope Village Relocation to Willow Glen have since been canceled.


WGNA Issues Position Paper on
Hope Village Relocation to Willow & Lelong Streets

SUBJECT: WGNA Position Paper opposing the Hope Village Relocation Proposal at the site of Willow and Lelong Streets.

TO: Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

OUR POSITION: The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) strongly urges the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) to deny the requested permit and the use of this site for Hope Village or any similar homeless transitional housing projects.

 

See the position paper here in PDF document form.

 

 

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WGNA Position on Hope Village Relocation

WGNA Issues Position Paper on
Hope Village Relocation to Willow & Lelong Streets

SUBJECT: WGNA Position Paper opposing the Hope Village Relocation Proposal at the site of Willow and Lelong Streets.

TO: Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

OUR POSITION: The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) strongly urges the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) to deny the requested permit and the use of this site for Hope Village or any similar homeless transitional housing projects.

 

See the position paper here in PDF document form.

 

 

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March 2019 Meeting

Next WGNA Meeting for
Thursday 28 March 2019,
7:00 PM

The next open house meeting of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association will be a Town Hall Meeting with a panel discussion on issues relating to the San Jose Fire Department's proposal to build the new fire station #37 in Willow Glen, long planned on the site near the community center on Lincoln and Curtner Avenues.   The panel members will include San José Fire Chief Robert Sapien, Jr.Councilmember Pam Foley, District 9 (South Willow Glen); and Councilmember Dev Davis, District 6 (Central Willow Glen).

Additionally, we will have a chat on the San Jose Fire Museum in downtown San Jose, with its mission on educating the public about the history of the San Jose Fire Department.

We will be updating this page with more information on this meeting, so please stay in touch.

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Hope Village Relocation Meeting with WGNA

 * * * UPDATE: as of Monday 18 March 2019 * * *

The Hope Village Relocation to Willow & Lelong Streets was defeated on Monday 18 March 2019.
In a meeting at Gardner Community Center later that evening (7:00 PM), Councilmember Dev Davis and Mayor Liccardo announced that a decision at the Santa Clara Valley Water District earlier that afternoon (3:00 PM) would prevent the use of this site.  The relocation project had also received tremendous disapproval by area residents and stakeholders.

Subsequent meetings on the topic of the Hope Village Relocation to Willow Glen have since been canceled.  


Tomorrow night's meeting on Wednesday 13 March is hosted by Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA at the Elk's lodge.

It's an open house meeting, whereas the city councilmembers, county supervisors, representatives, and departments are invited to attend and speak. The WGNA Board has encouraged Councilmember Dev Davis to participate along with all of the stakeholders in our community in an open house forum.

As a resident, if this issue is important to you, and you cannot get a reserved seat in the city-sponsored meeting on March 20th, nor a confirmation for the second meeting on the unsaid date, then you are encouraged to attend Wednesday's meeting organized by WGNA and the Elk's Lodge on March 13th.

Per the City of San Jose's flier, the Hope Village Relocation project is still considered a "proposal" at the Willow & Lelong Street locations; so, we would like to give residents the opportunity to review the issues, express their concerns, and speak out on what they think is important. That also includes the voice of, and the particular interests directly relating to, the homeless in our community.

See WGNA's Facebook page at Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA, as well as here on WGNA.net.

Questions or other matters, please email editor.wgna@gmail.com and your message will be forwarded to the board.

 

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February 2019 Meeting

Next WGNA Meeting for
Wednesday 13 February 2019,
7:00 PM

The next open house meeting of the Willow Glen Neighbmeeting of Willow Glen Neighborhood Association will be at the Willow Glen Community Center (2175 Lincoln Avenue, between Malone Rd. & Curtner Avenue.

The meeting will begin with a brief review and update of issues by the 2019-2020 Legislative Session by the staff from California Senator Jim Beall's office in the 15th District.

The second part of the meeting will include several updates on the Diridon Station Area and the Diridon Integrated Station Concept Plan, a collaborative effort to redesign and expand the station.  The four partner agencies working together on the Concept Plan include the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), Caltrain, Santa Clara County's Valley Transit Authority (VTA), and the City of San José

In the past, WGNA has also hosted meetings on the Google/Diridon Station Area Plan (DSAP), whereas we will continue to expand on that topic here.  Google is working on an application for a master plan development, and the City of San José is preparing to review their application in conjunction with an update to the DSAP.  Leading the discussion will be Lori Severino, Civic Engagement Program Manager for the city's DSAP.  

 

 

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