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Create a safe, vibrant, sustainable community.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association is a diverse community driven organization that brings people together to work on common issues and opportunities to ensure all community members have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.
LNA’s goals for the next three years embody what the organization is trying to accomplish in order to create a safe, vibrant, and sustainable neighborhood:
LNA’s goals for 2009 to 2011
• Be the ‘go-to’ resource for the neighborhood.
• Have an active diverse cross-section of community members working to improve their neighborhood.
• Engage community members to actively work to improve the neighborhood.
• Have the human, financial, and organizational resources necessary to accomplish its goals.
I was having an interesting conversation at Dia del Nino about why people do or don’t get involved in the neighborhood. It was similar to many conversations I’ve had over the years with people about the how and why they got involved in the neighborhood.
Over the years I’ve heard a lot of different answers about how people started getting involved, for some people it was a public safety issue, for others it was a big project like the street lighting proposal, and for some it was because they wanted to get to know their neighbors better.
I’ve also had similar conversations with people I meet from Lyndale who don’t come to a lot of events or volunteer with LNA. As you can imagine these conversations are a bit different, but they might not be as different as you think.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking an energetic person who is well organized and an excellent communicator to be LNA’s Fundraising and Volunteer Intern.
I’m sitting at the new Butter this morning with the sun streaming through the big plate glass windows thinking about everything that has happened in Lyndale over the past year.
The biggest change in the neighborhood has easily been the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue. It can be hard to remember how different the street and the corridor looked at this time last year, with all of the deep potholes and crumbling curbs and even though the construction over the past year was difficult, especially for the businesses along Nicollet, the new street should hopefully make the area more inviting for years to come.
In a year full of fun activities and growing programs, some of the highlights were:
LNA would like to encourage you to Give Local this holiday season and support your neighborhood. Your financial contributions are critical to helping LNA build one of the most connected and engaged neighborhoods in Minnesota.
Did you know that over the past year your support has helped LNA:
Over the next few weeks you’ll be receiving a request or two from LNA asking you to support your neighborhood financially. I thought it would make sense to take a moment and let you know why we’re asking you to contribute your hard earned money to the neighborhood and what your donation supports.
I also wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the incredible generosity Lyndale community members show everyday towards LNA and each other. Lyndale is truly a unique neighborhood, in the way people are involved and in the way they give their time and money.
On Thursday, November 15th, thousands of Minnesotans will come together to raise millions of dollars in just 24 hours. Donate on Give to the Max Day through GiveMN and your gift could potentially become $1,000 bigger! Drawings each hour means LNA has 24 opportunities to get the “golden ticket” of one thousand extra dollars. What’s more; each and every dollar you donate up to $5,000 will be matched by a grant from McKnight. So join fellow Minnesotans, click here, and Give to the Max!
Clink. Contribute. Change the World.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as LNA’s Lead Community Organizer.
This is a new full-time position with benefits. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for leading LNA’s Organizing Team. LNA’s Organizing Team is responsible for leading the neighborhood’s efforts to build and maintain the web of relationships in the community that allow ideas, opportunities, and resources from residents and businesses to emerge and become reality.
At the Lyndale Annual Meeting on Monday, June 25th LNA President Richelle Reetz and myself gave a presentation on what LNA has accomplished over the past year and a bit about what is ahead for the coming year.
The presentation started by going through LNA’s four primary goals from our current strategic plan and some of what we have accomplished for each of the goals:
Be the ‘go-to’ resource for the neighborhood.
• Launched the new Lyndale.org to provide up-to-date information on everything you need to know about your neighborhood
LNA will hold our annual meeting on Monday, June 25th. This is a great chance to hear about what LNA has accomplished in the past year and what’s ahead for Lyndale next year. In keeping with Lyndale tradition the meeting will involve food and fun! From 5:30 to 7:00 pm we will have a community potluck BBQ, with LNA providing food for the grill.
Do you want to give back to your neighborhood? Do you like to be in the middle of what’s going on? If so, you should consider serving on LNA’s Board of Directors. On Monday, June 25th LNA will be holding an election for six seats on LNA’s Board of Directors. Serving on the board is a really important service to the neighborhood and a great way to be involved in everything going on in the neighborhood.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is a diverse community driven organization that brings people together to work on common issues and opportunities to ensure all community members have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.
The Lyndale Neighborhood's boundries are Lake Street on the North, Lyndale Avenue on the West, 36th Street on the South, and I-35W on the East. For more information on LNA contact Mark at 612.824.9402 x 16.
Tuesday, May 286:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the May General Membership meeting to hear from Minneapolis Mayoral candidates Mark Andrew & Cam Winton, learn about the noise mitigation process for the I35W Access project, and Avenues for Youth. We will also be having a community vote on a request from Teen Challenge for a variance for expansion of services.
Tuesday, June 46:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.
Saturday, June 155:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for one of the best Lyndale events of the year.
Friday, June 217:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Join fellow Lyndalians for an evening of board games and cocktails. Indulge your competitive self and have fun showing off your gaming skills. Just picture yourself tipping your head back in conquest, fancy intoxicant in hand. Sweet sweet victory.
On Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 1pm LNA's Environment Committee will host its annual Litter Outta Lyndale. This event brings neighbors together to pick up the debris uncovered by the melting snow. Come to the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet) anytime between 10-1 and enjoy some breakfasty treats, get a bag, gloves, and a route and pitch in for this great neighborhood clean up. Contact email@example.com or 612-824-9402 ext. 12 for more information.
2013 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2013.
Amigo Service Center
3544 Lyndale Ave
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Zion Lutheran Church
128 West 33rd St.
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
301 W Lake St
3335 Blaisdell Ave
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Lake Wine and Spirits
404 W Lake Street
3510 Nicollet Ave
5462 Nicollet Ave
3501 Nicollet Avenue
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
3244 Blaisdell Ave S # 7
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill
105 W Lake St.
26 Oak Grove Street
3416 Nicollet Ave
3447 Lyndale Ave
3043 Nicollet Ave
116 E 32nd St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Avenue
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
625 W 31st
3019 Lyndale Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave