NACA GENERAL MEETING
Thursday November 16, 2006 Woolridge Elementary 1412 Norseman Terrace
Greetings & Introductions: The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm by Linda Moore. Announcements :
Brian LaCour stated that we have $9901.83 in the NACA Bank account, of which $5,918.57 are BFI/Allied Waste funds for beautification projects.
Susie Milam recommended establishing an interest bearing savings account for the BFI funds. Susie made a motion to put $5,000.00 in a savings account. That move was seconded and approved.
The minutes from the October meeting were distributed and approved.
UT’s Project 2007 will occur in the NACA area and we need ideas for projects in the neighborhood. Linda will meet with the UT students later in November.
Anthony Williams will be working at an orphanage in Ghana Africa. He wants to record holiday greetings from children in Ghana. He will film these greetings on a DVD and the money raised from selling the DVD can go to your favorite non profit organization.
APD North Central District Representative Lee Davis gave an update on speeding patrol in the neighborhood. He also stated that the cleanup on Sam Rayburn will occur on Saturday November 18th from 8am to 12 noon.
APD Officer James Hellums is recovering from a broken ACL and a blood clot. He has a two year old daughter and needs help with providing meals to his daughter in the evening. If you would like to help, please contact Kay Vargas.
Saturday after Thanksgiving the Blue Santa parade on South Congress will occur. Call 220- blue is the volunteer line for Blue Santa.
Susie Milam discussed the illegal signs in the right of way and to beware of receiving calls from Austin Singles.com which could potentially be a scam.
Program: Coping with the Holiday Blues; Speaker: Dr.Kathy Sheley
Dr. Sheley discussed light therapy and seasonal effective syndrome. Go to Google.com to find out affordable items for light therapy.
She discussed dealing with guests visiting for Thanksgiving. It is not unusual to deal with relatives with problems with neglect or physical or sexual abuse. If you know a relative that are severely depressed, there are therapists located at Seton Northwest located off of Research Blvd.
Determine your tolerance level for people that you are visiting. Most of the time visitors or relatives don’t get angry when they know what to expect and if you let them know what you will be doing.
Hosting a small family gathering or having a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at a restaurant is a good idea.
Flexibility with relatives is vital. Most people appreciate one on one time with another with similar interests. Do not put pressure on other people to do what they do not want to do.
Plan on periods of relaxation in between shopping, parties, cleaning house, visiting relatives etc.
Be gracious if others give you gifts when you did not get them one. Do not rush out and get them a gift.
Ideally, everyone should have their own vehicle if they want to go do something they want to do.
Try to come up with unique gifts for relatives.
Next Meeting: January 17th. Election of Officers and Approval of Budget and a discussion of a new development off of Jamestown.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm