RNA Annual Meeting & Holiday Social Tuesday Dec. 18 at Rudy’s

Dear Neighbors,

Consider joining us next Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar Blvd in the Crockett Room (on the south end). We will enjoy the food, elect our 2019 officers and Steering Committee members, and discuss proposed changes to the RNA bylaws.

But mostly this is an excuse to meet and mingle with your neighbors.

To read about the proposed bylaw amendments:
Proposed bylaws: RNA-by-laws-proposed-20181108
Motivation for changes to the by-laws: RNA-by-laws-motivation-20181108

There are a few other items we will discuss, including our meeting schedule for 2019. As you may know, we won’t have a regular library meeting room until the Yarborough Library completes its planned but postponed remodeling.

We will also discuss the changes to Shoal Creek Blvd. proposed by the Shoal Creek Conservancy. Check it out at https://shoalcreekconservancy.org/

We’ll remind you about the Annual Meeting again, but please mark your holiday calendars!

Jeff Archer
RNA President for 2018

RNA Bylaws Changes Proposed

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association Steering Committee has initiated the process of amending its bylaws. This process is described in Article XII of the current bylaws (https://rosedaleaustin.org/the-rna/by-laws/by-laws-current-version/#article-xii).

The amended bylaws are now open for review and comment by all residents and real property owners in the Rosedale neighborhood. The process requires a period of three RNA meetings, either regular monthly meetings or the annual meeting.

The first meeting in the sequence was the one on Tuesday, November 13. At this meeting, the proposed changes were introduced. This post makes the amended bylaws and motivation documents (both PDF) available via the RNA website. We will distribute a notice to subscribers of the RNA mailing list and are placing a paper copy at Yarborough library. A paper newsletter in early December will further share information about the bylaws updates and process and will also announce the annual meeting.

The second meeting in the sequence will be the annual meeting on December 18. At this meeting, the proposed changes will be open for discussion. At this meeting, we will summarize any discussion that has appeared on the electronic mailing list.

The third meeting in the sequence will take place on February 5, 2019. At that time, we will hear final comments and take a vote from RNA members in attendance.

Proposed bylaws: RNA-by-laws-proposed-20181108
Motivation for changes to the by-laws: RNA-by-laws-motivation-20181108

Questions or comments? Please contact us via president@rosedaleaustin.org.

RNA meeting 11/13/2018 at La Mancha

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018, at 7 pm, at La Mancha (2203 Hancock Dr, 78756).  Come dine if you wish or enjoy a drink and snack on us!   We hope the meeting is short and sweet.  The agenda will include:

  1. Planning for the election of RNA officers and steering committee members for 2019.
  2. A discussion of proposed changes to update RNA’s bylaws, including proposals to streamline the annual meeting to select new officers and to update procedures for amending the bylaws, and other changes relating to the RNA’s officers and their roles.
  3. A review of the “local political discussions allowed” policy we used for the Rosedale Yahoo mailing list for this election.

We welcome discussion of anything else Rosedale, so don’t be shy!

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer
RNA President for 2018

Live from Ramsey Pool It’s SATURDAY NIGHT POOL PARTY!

Ramsey PoolDear Rosedale Neighbors,

The ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL END-OF-SUMMER POOL PARTY at Ramsey Pool is a so on for this Saturday evening, August 18, from 6 to 8 pm. Come enjoy the pool, where the aerator has kept the water so refreshing this summer!

Enjoy pot-luck music, drinks, and snacks and friendly conversations for a couple hours while the sun sets languidly over the tennis courts. Bring a box or bag or pan of your favorite picnic-table goodies to share. We will provide paper cups and napkins and plates and drinks.

The pool closes for the season at the end of the party, so this is your last chance this summer to skip your Saturday night bath!

Rosedale’s 4th of July Promenade and Carnival

Rosedale 4th of July graphicCome one, come all to the annual Rosedale 4th of July event on Wednesday, July 4th. The parade begins at 10am at the amphitheater at Ramsey Park with a promenade around the park. Bring your competitive energy to the water balloon toss and win a family pack of gift certificates to Amy’s Ice Cream. Plenty of carnival games for young children, as well as baked goods, cold drinks and of course watermelon. Don’t forget your swimsuits for a dip in Ramsey Pool after the celebration.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca72ea7f49-2018

Questions? Contact Rachel Gray at goldra360@hotmail.com

RNA Neighborhood meeting 6/25/18

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold a meeting on Monday evening, June 25, 2018, at 7 pm, at the Yarborough Library.

 

 

The agenda will include:

  1. Planning for the 4th of July Promenade and Carnival at Ramsey Park. Come see how you can help continue this important and fun tradition that brings Rosedale together like nothing else!
  2. A discussion of possible changes to RNA’s bylaws, including proposals to streamline the annual meeting to select new officers and to update procedures for amending the bylaws, and other changes relating to the RNA’s officers and their roles.
  3. Outstanding zoning and development matters, including the state of CodeNEXT.

We welcome discussion of anything else you are interested in bringing up. Surprise us!

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer, RNA President for 2018

May 8th Neighborhood Happy Hour

Hello Rosedalians,

I wanted to plan a fun Happy Hour for our neighborhood and reached out to our newest Rosedale restaurant to see if they would be interested in partnering up to host it. The Guild, https://guildaustin.com/, has not only cheerfully agreed, but will run drink specials for us and offer a few appetizers for us to try (first come, first serve). How nice, right?!?

I am curious and excited to check them out and I bet you are too! So, spread the word and mark your calendars- May 8th from 5:00-6:30 PM (3800 N Lamar Blvd Suite 170, Austin, TX 78756). I look forward to seeing you all there for a relaxed evening of socializing among friends, both old and new.

P.S. If you are thinking you may stay for dinner after, you may want to make a reservation.

Teresa Holmes
Rosedale Past-President turned Treasurer/Party Planner
treasurer@rosedaleaustin.org

RNA meeting 4/2/2018 at La Mancha with CodeNext report

La Mancha RestaurantDear Rosedale,

With the Yarborough Library is undergoing renovations, the Rosedale Neighborhood Association will meet at alternate locations and times this year.

RNA meets this Wednesday, April 4, in a private dining room at La Mancha restaurant at 2203 Hancock Dr, 78756. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm, and light snacks like nachos and guacamole will be provided. If you’d like food or drinks for the meeting, we recommend arriving a few minutes early to order.

The main item on the agenda is an in-depth presentation headed by Chris and Gina Allen on the new Draft 3.0 of CodeNEXT and how it would affect Rosedale.

We will also hear a brief presentation from state officials regarding state construction in the 51st St/Lamar area that is scheduled to start around May 1.

Other matters for discussion include an update on Grove developments and a report on our discussions with Rudy’s BBQ regarding smoke from the new Lamar location.

Mark your calendar and let me (president@rosedaleaustin.org) know if you have any questions. A big thanks to La Mancha for letting us use the room and making RNA feel welcome!

Jeff Archer
RNA President

Rosedale Neighborhood Association Meeting Monday, 1/22/18, at Café Express

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, January 22, 2018, at 7 pm. The Yarborough Library is not available for meetings this year as it undergoes renovations. This Monday’s meeting will convene at Café Express on Lamar/Medical Parkway. (We are in the process of considering other suitable locations for the next year).

This month’s agenda will include:

  1. A presentation on behalf of the owners of the property containing the house at 3904 Medical Parkway regarding the redevelopment of the site, currently zoned residential. The developer wants the RNA to consider other uses of the property that would require a zoning change.
  2. A discussion of the potential effects on air quality presented by the planned Rudy’s BBQ restaurant at the old 2J’s/EZ’s site on Lamar.
  3. Discussion of possible changes to RNA’s bylaws and meeting schedule, including frequency and location of meetings.
  4. Any available updates regarding CodeNext, the Grove, and the city’s development of a bond package that could affect parks and pools.

We welcome discussion of anything else you are interested in bringing up… surprise us!

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer
RNA President for 2018

RNA Newsletter from December 2017

The December 2017 RNA Newsletter, delivered to all Rosedale residents, has been posted on our website. Past newsletters are available on the Rosedale RNA website as well.

Rosedale Neighborhood Association
Annual Meeting and Holiday Social

Thursday, Dec. 28th — 7–10 PM

Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina
26 Doors Shopping Center
512-419-RITA

Join us and help elect our 2018 Steering Committee Members over drinks and snacks.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from your 2017 RNA Steering Committee!