2015 September Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda – Thursday, Sept 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
Thomas Edison State College, 101 West State St, Trenton NJ

Meeting Call to Order
Welcome and Introductions Brian Viehland
Adoption of Agenda

Presentation by BSA Troop 431

Reports:
Rec. Sec’y / Membership Committee
Previous Meeting Minutes – Aug
Corr. Sec’y / Outreach Committee
Communications
Treasurer’s Report / Budget Committee (see reverse) Patrick Hall
2nd VP Report / Planning & Events Committee Chester Jones
‘United We Ball’ recap
2015 Banquet
– November 6th, 2015, 6:00 PM @ Casa Lupita
– Tickets $50/person – available now online or in person
– Ad Sales for booklet have started
1st VP Report / Growth Committee Rachel Cogsville-Lattimer
President’s Report / Civic & Gov’t Relations Committee Brian Viehland

Old Business:
None
New Business:
Elections – to be held at November Meeting
Nomination Committee appointment
Election Committee appointment
Proposal to establish Civic Association grant program

Announcements:
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 – 7:00 PM TESC – TCCA Membership Meeting
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 – 6:00 PM Casa Lupita – Annual Banquet

Adjournment

2015 August Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda – Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Thomas Edison State College, 101 West State St, Trenton NJ

Meeting Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions     – Brian Viehland

Adoption of Agenda

Presentation by Pat Thompson of CHCA and the League of Women Voters of NJ/EF re Penn East natural gas pipeline and fracking

Reports:
Rec. Sec’y / Membership Committee
– Previous Meeting Minutes – July

Corr. Sec’y / Outreach Committee
– Communications

Treasurer’s Report / Budget Committee (see reverse)    –  Patrick Hall

2nd VP Report / Planning & Events Committee        – Chester Jones
– Sept 5th – 5pm-10pm ‘United We Ball’ Sporting Event at Cadwalader Park

– 2015 Banquet

  • November 6th, 2015, 6:00 PM @ Casa Lupita
  • Menu – American (Chicken), Italian (Shrimp Alfredo), Mexican (Chicken or Beef Fajitas, Vegetarian Floutas)
  • Cash Bar – by Trenton Irish American Heritage Association
  • Keynote Speaker – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Colman – Confirmed
  • Award Nominations – Due 9/10/2015
  • Tickets $50/person – available now online or in person
  • Ad Sales for booklet have started

1st VP Report / Growth Committee  – Rachel Cogsville-Lattimer

President’s Report / Civic & Gov’t Relations – Brian Viehland

Old Business: None

New Business:

Announcements:
Saturday, August 15, 2015 – Noon          Trenton African American Cultural Festival – Cadwalader Park
Sunday, August 30, 2015 – 4:00 PM        TBD – TCCA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, Sept 5th, 2015 – 5:00 PM             United We Ball – Cadwalader Park
Thursday, Sept 10, 2015 – 7:00 PM         TESC – TCCA Membership Meeting

2015 July Meeting

MINUTES        General Membership Meeting
July 9, 2015    at Thomas Edison State College, Trenton
President Brian Viehland called the meeting to order at: 7:05 p.m.
A quorum was present. Copies of Agenda were distributed and approved.

A Presentation was made by Ms. Yarrow Willman-Cole Assistant Director, working families programs, yarrow@work.rutgers.edu. Topic: private sector employers/employees required/ to provide paid sick leave.

Further information can be found at the following sites: trentonnj.org website, facebook.com/njtimetocare

Committee Reports:
Rec. Sec’y / Membership Committee
– Previous Meeting Minutes from April, May and June were presented and approved
– Membership Standings – Bond Street (a new CA) was present and acknowledged.
– Ed Wittmann has agreed to take over the duties of Recording Secretary for the duration of the term.

Corr. Sec’y / Outreach Committee
– Communications – no communications to report.
– Due to a recent illness Ed had been unable to perform his duties, but is now recovering and will resume duties as Corresponding Secretary.

Treasurer’s Report / Budget Committee presented a report for May, June and July and they were approved
– Previously discussed distributions of Taste Trenton proceeds were discussed. Lee Ingram (universal life church) brought forward a motion that $750 be distributed to 3 different charities at $250 each for the purpose of aiding food distribution, specificity to smaller under-appreciated charities.  After discussion, the following charities were selected and the motion passed. Men for Hope, High Rollers, Samaritan Baptist Church.  Checks will be distributed in the coming weeks and each organization will be invited to be recognized at the Banquet.

2nd VP Report / Planning & Events Committee presented the upcoming events and asked for assistance:
– ‘United We Ball’ Sporting Event at Cadwalader Park – September 5th, 5-10 PM
– 2015 Banquet – November 6th.  Confirmed Casa Lupita as the venue, guest speaker has yet to be confirmed

1st VP Report / Growth Committee – nothing to report at this time

President’s Report / Civic & Gov’t Relations Committee – nothing to report at this time

Old Business: None

New Business: None (other than committee business above)

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

 

2015 June Meeting

MINUTES        General Membership Meeting

June 11, 2015   at Thomas Edison State College, Trenton

President Brian Viehland called the meeting to order at: 7:00 p.m.

Representatives from the following were present: Hiltonia Association, Island Civic Assoc, Melrose Avenue CA, Fisher Place, CA, Fathers and Men, NIA, and Trenton Police Department, Trenton City Hall, NJDEP

Copies of Agenda were distributed.  A lack of quorum prevented approval, but the meeting proceeded for purposes of discussion.

A moment of silence was observed for Juan Martinez, the Recording Secretary, who passed away on June 26th.

A Presentation was made by the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 431 (meets at the YMCA on Pennington Ave) about scouting and the need for additional signups to keep this troop afloat.  The members present vowed to sponsor the next three boys who sign up in the amount of $75 each to cover the cost of their annual dues.  Information was provided via email and distributed to the membership.

The Honorable Mayor Eric E Jackson assisted in the presentation of a Taste Trenton award to Casa Lupita for ‘Best Décor’ and ‘Best Service’ (tied).

Committee Reports:

Reports:

Rec. Sec’y / Membership Committee

Previous Meeting Minutes were presented, but lack of quorum prevented acceptance

Membership Standings – Cooper’s Crossings and Bond Street CA have joined the TCCA.

Corr. Sec’y / Outreach Committee

Communications – no communications to report

Treasurer’s Report / Budget Committee presented the report, but lack of quorum prevented acceptance

2nd VP Report / Planning & Events Committee presented the upcoming events and asked for assistance:

            June 27th – 5pm-10pm ‘United We Ball’ Sporting Event at Cadwalader Park

Fall 2015 Banquet – volunteers, venues, dates, and award nominations

1st VP Report / Growth Committee – nothing to report at this time

President’s Report / Civic & Gov’t Relations Committee – nothing to report at this time

Old Business:

A report on Taste Trenton was reviewed and discussion was begun on the distribution of the proceeds.

New Business:

A Presentation was made by Armando Alfanso of the NJDEP about possible uses of ‘Green’ funds and grants to make improvements throughout the city on both typical and atypical city features.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

 

Trent Center West

Trent Center West Neighborhood Association
465 GREENWOOD AVENUE
TRENTON, NJ 08609

TRENT CENTER WEST APARTMENTS.
Membership numbers: 50 members, representing approximately 400 residents
Website: http://www.trentcenter.com/west-tower
Association President: Mr. Lieutenant Finney (609)638-6388.

About the Trent Center:

Trent center is an affordable senior living complex near the transit center in Trenton, NJ.  The pair of high-rise buildings include 508 modernized, energy-efficient apartments. Additionally, Project Freedom is a residence for handicapped adults built on the property in 2010, which provides 52 housing spaces specifically designed to accommodate persons with physical disabilities.

At the Trent Center, there is an on-site baking facility, library, laundry facilities, religious services, ample parking, a beauty salon, a convenience store, arts and crafts programs, a computer center, plenty of transportation, and so much more!
For more information, see http://www.trentcenter.com/

Mission and Goals: To improve the quality of life at Trent Center by creating activities and a culture where everyone can feel safe and welcome to enjoy life together as neighbors. With new management at the facility, we recently started a Ladies Fitness Club and a daycare center which has created jobs and childcare opportunities for many of our residents and their families. Apartments are currently going through kitchen and bathroom renovations, and once they’re done we expect our neighborhood association to grow!

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Goals: To increase interest in the association so more activities can be planned for.
One of our future plans is to work with The College of New Jersey to start a beginner’s computer club where students can help residents learn more about computers. We hope to start guided tours around some of the beautiful historical sites nearby, like the State Courthouse.trentcenter2

  • All of the Neighborhood Associations in the Trenton Council of Civic Associations are currently working together to gather more members and better represent the interests of each and every family and individual living in the City of Trenton. There has never been a better time to get involved.

Meeting Schedule:

The Trent Center West Neighborhood Association meets on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings begin at 6pm, and end at 7 or 8 pm.

Contact Mr. Finney, Trent Center West President, at (609) 638-6388

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2017 TCCA Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Join us for the 47th Annual TCCA Awards Evening on November 9, 2017!

This year, our guest speaker will be the Reverend Doctor Darrell Larue Armstrong, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church.  The banquet will be held at The Ambassador located at 610 New York Avenue in Trenton beginning at 5:30pm.  Speaker and Presentations begin at 6:15pm sharp.

This Year’s Awardees are:
Business of the Year:  Candle Light Events, LLC
Ed Wittman Civic Project of the Year:  The Unified Urban Softball League of Trenton
Public Sector Employee of the Year:  Trenton City Fire Station 8 and Fire Station 9
Citizen of the Year:  Sam Kanig
Don Wallar Student of the Year:  Sema’J Berry

Catherine Graham Community Builder Award:  Corin Garcia & Doreen Wilson