November 16, 2017

September 21, 2017

  • Call to order and introductions - Are you working on your emergency kit? , September is National Preparedness Month
  • Treasurer's report
  • Edibles along the roadside
  • Contributions to newsletter and website editor
  • Parks and projects
  • Other business, old, new - Picnic recap, Status of property next to Walden Condos and Wellington West
  • Closing

September 17, 2015

The introductory question will be; "How long have you lived in Southwest Olympia?"  This ties in to our main agenda item for the evening, SWONA history.  We will then have a discussion about what to do with the Poetry Post.  As it is now, the post is down and the roof is separated from the post.  The ornamental hardware has been salvaged for use on a new post.  We need ideas for a new post, ideas about materials, style, and location.  We have approximately $1500 in the Decatur Pathway Park budget for this so it must ultimately be located somewhere along the path.

June 18, 2015

The introductory question will be "What is your favorite food or snack?"  Based on our decision about the agenda for the quarterly meeting, I contacted the city of olympia and animal services.  Both will be sending us a speaker -- I highlighted the issue of speeding and right-of-way in our traffic circles (for the city traffic guy) and went over the kinds of questions that arise for people who are bothered by too regular barking dogs with the woman from animal services.  If Suzanne Beauregard, who is the director of animal services comes, we will be in excellent hands.  But she's retiring, so no promises.
Traffic guy is coming at 7:20 and animal services rep before then.  I said we would fit them in as they arrived.

I've contacted Chloe Lamenzo about childcare.  I put the notice on Next Door as an event, including the agenda items.

Phil will give a brief update on the pathway project as time allows.



March 19, 2015

•Annual Meeting, March 19, 2015 7:00 PM
•“Where were you born?”
•Election of Officers
•Vice-President - Phil Cornell
•Secretary - Angela Rush
•Member-at-Large - Brent McBride
•By-Laws Article IV
•Decatur Pathway Park Project update
•Guest introductions Michelle Swanson and Tim Richardson from City of Olympia to answer questions about the project
•Other business

November 20, 2014

7:00PM – 8:30PM

Meeting called to order by Phil Cornell VP

Bethany Weidner / President               

Phil Cornell / VP                             

Janis Rich / Secretary

Ann Vandeman / Treasurer      

Brent McBride / Outreach Coordinator

SWONA members and guests-

7:00 – 7:15

Round table introductions, favorite hobby

Officer reports             Good of the order

Board meeting on 11/14/14


7:15 – 7:40

OPD Lt. Jim Costa

Introduction       Questions.  What happens when someone calls 911?


7:40 – 7:50

Walking Park update

brochure, signage, work parties, Chloe Lamenzo!



7:50 – 8:00

Decatur Pathway Park update

On city council agenda for Dec 9.

Decatur and 16th & Fern are out of the comp plan!

Old Growth Poetry Collective (


8:00                                         Adjourn  --   Next meeting March 19, 2015, annual meeting, electing officers.


8:00 - 8:30                               Open Discussion                                                                                       all

Open up to group for other ideas, comments, other events during the year (summer BBQ, New Years Eve, etc).

  • SWONA history info, Sherwood Press, Historic Homes, Political activism (Decatur Raiders), historically significant residents
  • "Go Green Lawn Care Program",, application deadline is January 31, 2015.