EPNA Spring 2020 Newsletter
Updated: Apr 11
2019 EPNA Volunteer Recognition
The Enderis Park Neighborhood is widely known as a wonderful place in which to live and play. This is, in large part, due to the friendships, active neighborhood association and strong sense of community and commitment that exists among the neighbors and businesses within our community. The mission of the Enderis Park Neighborhood Association (EPNA) is to “promote neighborhood stability and a rewarding quality of life for all by working with neighbors to support and maintain an attractive, diverse, respectful and safe community.” The Enderis Park Neighborhood Association is composed 100 percent of volunteers. All of its events, activities and neighborhood improvement projects are designed to meet its mission and are planned and organized solely by volunteers.
VOLUNTEERS TRULY ARE THE LIGHT THAT BRIGHTENS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD! We want to express our MOST SINCERE THANKS for their enthusiastic and selfless commitment of time, resources and talents. On February 20, 2020 EPNA sponsored the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Event at Kam’s Thistle and Shamrock. Volunteers were treated to a light dinner, beverages and a prize raffle. It was an evening of friendship and grateful appreciation. A HEARTFELT THANK YOU is extended to OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS, listed below, who contributed to the success of all of our 2019 EPNA events.
A special thank you also to the participating UWM, Marquette University High School and Rufus King High School Student Event Volunteers for their generous time and talent. And thank you to all event attendees and participants. Together we make Enderis Park Neighborhood a great place in which to live and play!
2020 EPNA Calendar of Events
**CANCELED** EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 4 at 10am
SPRING CLEAN-UP Saturday, April 18 from 9am to noon
BLOOM & GROOM PLANT SALE Saturday, May 16 from 8:30 to 11am (NEW LOCATION @ SENTRY ON LISBON)
RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, June 6 from 8am – 3pm
FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, June 21 through September 20, 9am – noon
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN Thursdays, June 18, July 9, July 23, and August 13 @ 6pm
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Saturday, July 4 from 8:30 - 11:30am
HARVEST FEST Sunday, October 25
HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST Friday, October 30 (judging)
NIGHTTIME HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT Friday, October 30 from 6 – 8:30pm
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST December 22 or 23 at 7pm (judging)
2020 EPNA Spring Clean Up Saturday, April 18 from 9am to noon
Enderis Park neighbors and their families are invited to come together on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 9am to work on cleaning up the Enderis Park neighborhood and our borders: Burleigh, Lisbon, Center, 76th and 60th. Help enhance the appearance of our neighborhood after a cold and snowy winter. Volunteers will receive coupons for FREE admission to various Milwaukee County attractions, including the Zoo. To participate, show up at 9am (later is okay, too) at 2802 N Sholes Ave to receive your bag(s), and gloves and FREE Milwaukee County admission coupons. You will be assigned an area to clean up, or you may also pick your own. Work with a group -- it's much more fun!
Questions? Contact Lori Sommervold at email@example.com or (414) 445-8742.
Bloom & Groom Plant Sale Sponsored by EPNA Saturday May 16, 2020
WHEN: 8:30* to 11am WHERE: NEW LOCATION! Sentry Foods @ 71st & Lisbon Parking Lot (Come early for the best selection!)
EPNA and the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) will again be bringing this popular plant sale to the Enderis Park Neighborhood Association members,** neighbors and friends. The sale will feature annuals, perennials, vegetables and hanging baskets. The goal of Bloom & Groom is to promote neighborhood beautification by encouraging neighbors to purchase these high-quality plants and vegetables at a very reasonable price. By planting these attractive plants in their yards and flower boxes, they will create beautiful streetscapes and enhance the beauty of each participating residence.
*No sales prior to 8:30 am, please!
**ACTIVE Enderis Park Neighborhood Association Members will receive a 10% discount.
Farmers Market News
The EPNA farmers market is proud to be a finalist in Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee 2019 in the Best Farmers Market category. Although we didn’t win, it was quite an honor! Be sure to come see us this summer.
Farmers Market Volunteer Opportunities
The EPNA Farmers Market Committee is gearing up for a great 2020 market year, bringing fresh, seasonal produce and other goodies right to your neighborhood park! Our lovely market with commence with a special kick off on Sunday, June 21 (Father's Day) and run through September 20th. If you are a vendor or know someone who is, you can contact us at EnderisParkFarmersMarket@gmail.com. Interested in joining our committee? Contact us at that same email address and bring your special talents to roles like marketing, social media, sponsorship, vendor relationships, or creative director. We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to give just 2 hours of their time on any Sunday of your choosing! Contact us at the above email address. It’s gonna be a great season!
2019 EPNA FINANCIAL REPORT
2019 was a successful financial year with EPNA total receipts exceeding total disbursements by $6,978 compared to a 2019 budget deficit of ($6,835), or $13,813 better than budget. The ’19 budget anticipated $5,000 spending for the construction of a Bocce Ball Court which was delayed to 2020. These funds will be spent in 2020 assuming the Project is completed then. Also, EPNA received $4,095 in Trust for improvements to the Magic Grove Sculpture in Enderis Park not anticipated in the 2019 Budget.* EPNA has no control over these funds. Farmers’ Market spending reductions more than offset reductions to sponsorship receipts, producing a net $2,520 savings compared to the 2019 budget.
EPNA membership revenues totaled $4,995, which was $705 below the $5,700 budget. Other events (Easter Egg Hunt, Bloom & Groom, 4th of July, etc.) produced better than budgeted results. EPNA events produced net receipts over disbursements of $539 versus a minus ($1,110), or $1,649 better than budget. As of 12/31/2019, the balance in the EPNA business checking account totals $26,108.92* including all deposits made and checks written through that date.
*NOTE: As of 12/31/2019, $5,184 of the total EPNA cash balance of $26,108.92 is being held by EPNA in a “Metz-White Magic Grove Trust Fund” to maintain and repair the Enderis Park Magic Grove sculpture. While included in EPNA’s fund balance, EPNA does not control the expenditures from this Trust Fund, acting only as a Trustee.