RGNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Aug 24th
Tuesday, Sept 28th
7:00 p.m. Bachrodt Faculty Lounge
National Night Out
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Tuesday, August 3rd
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bachrodt School Park Area
1st Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, August 29th
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rosemary Gardens Park
Saturday, Aug 14th
Saturday, Sept 11th
It's a Grind Coffee House
Tuesday, Aug 17th
Tuesday, Sept 21st
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GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST OVERALL CHILI: 2005 ANNUAL PASSES FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR TO PARAMOUNT'S GREAT AMERICA, BONFANTE GARDENS, AND THE NEW WATERPARK.
CHILI PRIZES include a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO ANY ONE OF 6 LOCAL GOLDS GYMS!
Prizes awarded to EVERYONE signing up for the cook-off just for participating!
This summer's party is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever, thanks to the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley Grant awarded to Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association. We hope you are able to join us for the festivities. This is also the first MAJOR event at our new park, located on Sonora Avenue between Santa Paula and Forrestal Avenues. The day will be filled with a variety of activities, ensuring everyone has a great time. Trees surround the perimeter of the park, and additional tents will be provided for shade. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. Please don't forget your favorite dish to share with your neighbors!!! (This is a Rosemary Gardens TRADITION!)
For the kids we have a BOUNCE HOUSE, CARNIVAL GAMES and PRIZES, PROFESSIONAL FACE PAINTING, RACES, CONTESTS, GAMES, SURPRISE VISITORS, and more. For the adults, teenagers, and kids there will be a NO-RULES CHILI COOK-OFF, KARAOKE STAGE, BINGO and PRIZES, DONATION DRAWING Tickets will be available ONLY AT THE EVENT for a $1. donation each. SORRY this year there are NO advance donation drawing tickets available. BOCCE BALL, and ADULT GAMES like TRIVIA. There will be a LIVE BAND, BURGERS, POTLUCK dishes, HOT DOGS, SODA, AND MORE! Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to help JUDGE the CHILI!!!
This fun category's winner will receive the "The People's Choice" PRIZE! Chili Prize Categories include: HOTTEST CHILI, BEST OVERALL CHILI, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE, BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI, BEST DECORATED BOOTH/THEME. Donation Drawing Prizes have been generously donated and include but are not limited to: Winchester Mystery House tickets, Bonfante Gardens Tickets, Paramount's Great America Tickets, jewelry, Bay Meadows Group Packages, AJ Auto Detailing Package, San Jose Saber Cats Tickets, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo tickets, Six Flags Marine World Tickets, Sonoma Chicken Coop Gift Certificates, Spiedo Restaurant Gift Certificate, Shalimar Indian Restaurant Gift Certificates, Bella Mia Restaurant Gift Certificates, Marriott's Arcadia restaurant Gift Certificates, It's A Grind Prizes, San Jose Sports Team Tickets, American Musical Theater Tickets, Blossom Floral Shop Package, Pizza Chicago Prizes, KRTY prizes, and many other packages, gift certificates, and tickets to San Jose Area businesses
End your summer with a BANG...
come to the Rosemary Gardens Chili Cook-off and Block Party!
With only four board members, I must again ask for your assistance. To borrow from President John F. Kennedy, " ask not what your neighborhood can do for you, ask what you can do for your neighborhood." What you can do is this. We need board members, we need volunteers, and we need your participation. Please call the Message Center at 441-7462 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer at the August events, as a Board Member, or for any questions or concerns you have.
Your participation is particularly important in regards to City of San Jose programs. If change is what you want, we need your help to make it happen. To help the City understand the scope of a problem, it is important our residents take the time to report the problem to the City. In the case of excessive business parking on residential streets, Code Enforcement requires multiple complaints. In regards to the construction on Sonora and the pedestrian access to Technology Drive, again call Code Enforcement. When those jets disturb you during the 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew, call and report it to the Airport Noise Hotline. When stray, sick or problem animals need attention, call the City's Animal Services Dept. If you see graffiti on your property or a neighbors, contact the Graffiti Hotline for supplies and help to clean it up.
We have reported the problem of cockroaches leaving the storm drains as a result of the City's sewer upgrade project. Since Santa Clara County Vector Control has closed their Oriental Cockroach Spray program, we are asking the City to spray the storm drains and manholes. If cockroaches are a problem near your home please give the Transportation Department a call and request they spray.
Stephen Gates, President RGNA (email: email@example.com
The developer, First Community Housing(FCH), is known for building high-quality, energy-efficient apartments and has won a national award for property management. These apartments, which will provide on-site parking for the residents as well as for customers at 7-Eleven, will be professionally managed on-site and will include a stringent resident selection process with quick responses to maintenance requests. FCH is hosting a neighborhood information meeting on Monday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel at North First St. and Gish Rd. Neighbors are invited to come and see drawings of the proposed building and to meet with representatives from Councilmember Cindy Chavez' office, the City of San Jose Planning Department, the architect, and FCH.
For more information, call FCH at 408-291-8650 x17.
-Betsy Powell, FCH
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|City of San Jose Customer Service||277-4000|
|Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch||277-4133|
|Dept. of Transportation Planning||277-4373|
|Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program||299-7300|
|Shopping Cart Pickup||977-0555|
|Street Striping, Marking and Sign Request||277-5341|
|Traffic Enforcement Unit, Police Dept.||277-4341|
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Walk 'N Wag is more than just a dog Walk-A-Thon, it is an interactive experience for the whole family. Walk 'N Wag includes entertaining and engaging presentations on animal behavior training, dog agility, wild life conservation, a sponsor/vendor tent court, beautiful walking path, and more! Sign up now on-line to participate in this year's Fido friendly Walk-A-Thon at: http://www.walknwag.kintera.org/faf/home/
Raise money for HSSV shelter animals as you walk an interactive course with your dog. Your friends and family can sponsor you on-line, without filling out forms or writing checks. Use the website for the event listed below to locate a Participant by clicking on the "Sponsor Participant" button. By typing in the name of the Participant, they will be directed to the Participant's personalized pledge page. If not, please consider sponsoring a walker or donating to Sammy, our shelter mascot! Thank you for your support and consideration! Cat and rabbit lovers, walk in honor of your pet! You can also obtain pledges or donate money to support our shelter mascot, Sammy, who will walk on behalf of all the shelter animals. If you don't own a dog, you can volunteer to help with this event ! For more information on this event call the Humane Society of Silicon Valley at (408)-727-3383.
"The success of 'Bark in the Park' is no fluke. It's the result of people who believe in their community working together with others toward a common goal." - Bay Area Parent Come to the seventh annual Bark in the ParkTM canine celebration in downtown San Jose, California. It's a unique festival for the whole family, including your dog and his best friend. Bark in the ParkTM is a fundraising event hosted by the Naglee Park neighborhood's Campus Community Association. All proceeds benefit the CCA and Humane Society Silicon Valley. Both are non-profit organizations serving our local communities. Bark in the Park is an attraction for the entire family, including the family dog. Located in a pastoral neighborhood park, this fun, family oriented event offers contests, music, celebrities, demonstrations, dog-related vendors and services, kids activities. Plus, dogs, lots of happy dogs.