Old Lake Highlands Neighborhood Association Blog
VIP Training Class August 6, 2016 9:30 am- 1:30 pm. See flyer for details. Need to RSVP by August 3rd.
White Rock Center for Hope is locally operated and the donations go to help thousands of needy families in the White Rock Community. For more information please visit their website: http://www.whiterockcenterofhope.org/
The Executive Director, Ted Beechler, has reached out to OLHNA to ask for donations. Please see below the list of items they need for August 2016.
Jeans & pants in sizes 30 & up
Small, Medium & Large Underwear
Pajamas & Belts in all sizes
Dress & Casual Shoes & Socks in sizes 9 to 15
Robes, Sleepwear, & Large & XLarge Underwear
Ladies Jackets, & Handbags
Dress & Casual Shoes & Socks in all sizes
Boys & Girls
Clothing of all kinds & sizes; especially school uniforms
Summer Pajamas for Boys & Girls in all sizes
We desperately need Socks & Underwear in all sizes
We always need linens- especially
King and Queen sheets & pillow cases
Blankets, Comforters, & Pillows in all sizes
Pantry Items Needed
Canned meat ( Chili, Stew, Chicken, Chef Boyardeee, etc.)
Feminine Hygeine Products
Canned Vegetables (other than Green Beans & Corn)
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Boxed Shelf Items
If you can donate one day a week or month you would be doing a service to our community and obeying Jesus’ command to “Feed My Sheep.”
Resale Store Staffing– we need people on Tuesday thru Friday mornings from 9:00 to noon and all day on Thursday thru Saturday. We also need a driver to help with pickups from donors on Wed through Sat, 9-4 anytime.
We need help for the following:
3rd Annual NE Patrol Division Wellness & Safety Breakfast for Ages 55+ Free Breakfast to first 200 participants
Introducing OLHNA's new Security Director, Jonathan Venechanos. Jonathan leads the 25+ volunteers who are officially trained and registered for the Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) Program. Jonathan moved to OLH in 2015. He is a native Dallasite and enjoys a rewarding career in aviation. He enjoys tinkering with cars, a daily run in the neighborhood and kayaking at White Rock Lake. Jonathan volunteered for this role because he is "interested with keeping the neighborhood safe and would like to get our VIP members patrolling the area more frequently."
The VIP Program is a neighborhood watch group designated to observe and report unsafe or suspicious activity in the Old Lake Highlands neighborhood through a drive-through of streets and alleys. Volunteers work in pairs and typically patrol 1-1.5 hours at convenient times. Cars making a patrol have designated magnetic signs on the car doors and will have a flashing yellow light on top of the car.
Volunteers are required to pass a background check and attend a four hour VIP training session conducted by the Dallas Police Department at the Northeast Dallas Police Substation located at 9915 East Northwest Highway. The next training session is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Help us keep the neighborhood safe by volunteering for the VIP Program today! Statistics show that neighborhoods with volunteer watch groups have lower incidents of crime. Questions? Contact Jonathan at security@oldlakehighlands or call 469-766-024
OLHNA is accepting nominations for the Feature Pet for OLHNA Quarterly Newsletter. Please submit your pet nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the following information.
NOTE: ALL pet types are accepted.
1. Pet Name/Nicknames
2. Pet Age (Optional)
3. Pet Breed- For example, Golden Retriever, Boxer, Persian, Siamese, etc… if unknown that is okay too! We still love them.
4. Owner’s Name
5. Owner’s E-mail
6. Owner’s Phone Number
7. How you obtained the Pet: IE; Adoption or other
8. Pet Interests/Activities or Interesting Pet story
9. Picture/Pictures of Pet
If your pet is chosen, we will be in touch with you prior to publication. This article will be under the PETWATCH Section of the Newsletter.
We all love our pets and want to celebrate them! Your participation is appreciated! Deadline to submit is August 1, 2016.
Earlier this year our OLH Portal needed a little TLC. There were several dead bushes and overgrown weeds. Thanks to the actions of OLHNA board members, Cheryl Burnett, Suzi Renz and several neighborhood volunteers new bushes were planted and the weeds were removed. It was determined that the solar panel sensor for the sprinkler system was not functioning properly because the solar panel was now in a shaded area. After a few calls to the Dallas Parks Department the sensor was moved and the bushes in the portal are now being watered. Look for a more in-depth article in our next OLHNA newsletter about our portal from our Portal Director, Cheryl Burnett. If you'd like to volunteer to help with gardening maintenance of the portal please contact email@example.com
Makers Connect July and August Class Schedule. Get out of the heat and sign up for some cool classes.