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THANK YOU FOR JANUARY
A great meeting with great feedback
Despite technical difficulties, the January meeting was full of excellent feedback. In 2021, we have resolved to try to more regularly send out meeting minutes for those who were unable to join. 


Read the January 2021 Meeting Minutes here.
PLANNING IS UNDERWAY, BUT WE NEED YOU
Which Working Group is the best fit for your skills?
The Neighborhood Plan is being overseen by the Steering Committee. But the work is vast, and although one should not eat an elephant because they are endangered, if you were to eat an elephant, you would need to do it one bite at a time. So think of the Plan as the elephant, the Steering Committe as the eater, and the Working Groups as the bites. 

Working groups will write the bulk of the Neighborhood Plan by writing goals and strategies that will be reviewed by the wider community. We anticipate about one working group meeting a month until August of this year. For the time being, we will meet virtually on Google Meet. Check out the following opportunities, and reach out to the Working Group Lead if you are interested!

Thematic Working Groups

Geographic Working Groups

If you are interested in providing insight without committing to full participation, reach out the Lead so they can keep you in the loop as meetings and plans progress—the Communications Working Group has already held their first Session. So don't miss out on all the fun!

Not sure which Quadrant you're in? Want to participate in a Working Group that does not have a Lead yet?  Contact Mary Ray
STRUGGLING WITH GOOGLE MEET? 
You are not alone!
Join a casual, open meeting to explore Google Meet and find where all those pesky buttons are: Chat, Polls, Mute, Share Screen, etc. 
 
Tuesday, February 2
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Community Council Meetings intend to stay virtual for at least another six months, so we may as well get better at this. Kate Elliott and Jeffry Weidner will be working together to resolve a few technical challenges on KHCC's end, and anyone is welcome to stop by and discuss any challenges they have been facing. 
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Several exciting grant opportunities
  1. Safe and Clean - Every February and August, neighborhoods can submit an application to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for a project. Total available for all projects is $50,000. Projects should address a safety or clean-up need in the community.  Applications Due Feb 5. https://www.keepcincinnatibeautiful.org/resources/safe-and-clean/application.html 
  2. Love Thy 'Nati - Also through Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, a $500 Award for unsung heroes who have brightened up their neighborhood in 2020. The Award is expected to be reinvested in their neighborhood. Applications due Feb 15. https://www.keepcincinnatibeautiful.org/events/love-thy-nati.html
  3. ESPN RePlay Grants - LISC and ESPN have teamed up to provide funds to convert vacant lots or blighted areas to playspaces.  This application will be due in Aprilhttps://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/espn-replay/
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Other important neighborhood news
School Day Enrichment
CRC is offering School Day Enrichment to provide supervised, in-person childcare for those students engaged in a remote learning environment. Click here to register

Welcome New District 2 Captain
Captain Jones was reassigned to and we were pleased to meet Captain Danita Pettis who will serve as our new Captain for District 2. She can be contacted at Danita.Pettis@cincinnati-oh.gov

Kennedy Heights
Montessori Center

KHMC is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The will begin working with interested families late February / early March to move families through the enrollment process. 
Executive Director Kate Z. Pinckert (513) 631-8135 www.kennedyheightsmontessori.org

 
The Caring Place
Volunteers are always welcome on the second Thursday of every month. Volunteers help unpack and sort the delivery from Freestore Foodbank which is 100 Senior boxes, about 30 pounds each. Volunteers are also needed on the last Tuesday of each month

Teddy's Closet is no longer accepting clothing donations until February. Accepting non-food: toiler paper, baby and adult diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, housewares, linens and towels. 

The Caring Place is open 10am-1pm. Contact: 513-841-1499 caringplc@yahoo.com and on Facebook.

Now Hiring
The drive-thru Coffee Express (to be located in the former Beverage Cave) is still in the works, and they are currently accepting applications for cheerful earlybirds! Please send an email to cxprjobs@gmail.com to receive an application.
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