Happy New Year to all! It’s been a good year in Kennydale, and I want to thank all who have made it so: All of our members, some of whom have been with us for many years; our talented and dedicated KNA Board members for their hard work, our advertisers who provide us with the means to bring this newsletter to you, our committee chairpersons, and the City of Renton for all of the support and guidance it provides through its Neighborhoods Program. We also thank and welcome our neighbors who have joined KNA in 2014, for the first time.
For those of you who have not joined, here are some good reasons to do so now:
·It confirms that you care about your neighborhood
·It helps cover the cost of our communications to and from you (website, emails, neighborhood meetings, newsletter, etc
·It helps pay for activities and events (see the 2015 calendar on Page 3)
·It provides all residents with a common voice on matters that can improve or degrade the quality of life in Kennydale (PSE’s electric transmission line proposal, for example)
Joining is cheap & easy; a membership Application & Interest form is provided for you on page 3!
One of my goals in 2014 was to encourage Kennydale residents to get to know your neighbors and increase neighborhood awareness by forming Block Watch Committees. To start one on your street, contact Cyndie Parks, Community Program Coordinator for the Renton Police Dept., at email@example.com . Personal safety is also a concern to many residents. The City of Renton offers a free 12 week Police Academy course in the spring and fall. You learn all the aspects of the City, and even get to drive around with a police officer towards the end of the course. I am registered for the spring session which starts on March 5! If you too are interested, call 425-430-7520. Hope to see you there!
Several women in the neighborhood including myself recently completed a 12-hour Women’s Self Defense course sponsored by the Normandy Police Dept. I highly recommend it for women of all ages, to learn techniques to better protect themselves. Please call me at 425-430-4469 if you are interested in learning more.
Ensuring the safety and survival of your entire family in the event of a major disaster (particularly earthquakes, in our region) seems like a distant priority,, but this deserves your full attention. The Renton Emergency Preparedness Academy offers classes, and some of them are free; call 425-430-7054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. This year, KNA plans to reactivate its E.P. Committee.
Check out our 2015 Calendar, visit our website at www.kennydale.org, and have a great year! Vicki Richards, KNA President
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