Had enough meetings and hearings lately? Well, I’d like to invite you to one more before 2016 finally ends. The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 7 pm at Café Express, 3418 N. Lamar (parking lot on the Medical Parkway side a block south of 38th Street). The library is not available for this meeting.
At the meeting, neighbors will elect Officers and Steering Committee members for 2017. All Rosedale residents are invited!! You must have paid your 2016 dues be eligible to vote. Dues for 2017 ($10 per household) can be paid at the meeting.
The nominees for RNA 2017 Officers and Steering Committee are:
Dale Gray, Co-President
Teresa Holmes, Co-President
Jeff Archer, Secretary
Karen McLinden, Treasurer
John Burgess and Sarah Cunningham
Bee and Robert Moorhead
Dianne Holley Mountain
Ryan and Kelly Pirkl
Richard and Kim Relph
Nick and Megan Zappitelli
You should also receive a printed newsletter with this announcement delivered to your home by Sunday. Please note that current steering committee member Alison Alter, who was nominated to the 2017 steering committee, will be stepping down to assume other duties. You may have heard about that.
2017 promises to present Rosedale with many challenges and opportunities. Our steering committee, with direction from the neighborhood, provides the day-to-day backbone that helps make the RNA an effective voice for Rosedale. We hope to see you at the meeting.
RNA Co-President 2016
The Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry, just the other side of Mapac west of Rosedale, will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War on March 12th and 13th. They’ll be putting on a special program, The Guns of 1863, at 1 pm where you can get an up close and personal look at how soldiers on both sides lived during the war. They’ll have a firing demonstration of some of the Civil War’s most famous weapons, and have volunteers from the museum who will explain the uniforms and equipment used by the troops, why they carried flags into battle and the role of drums and bugles in the war. The camp areas will be open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm. Learn more at http://texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/event/2175/
Our own neighborhood Rosedale School is holding their annual Rosedale Ride on Saturday, April 2nd at 8:30 a.m. Rosedale School is the only AISD school exclusively for children with multiple disabilities and profound needs. Their charity rides raises money for the foundation that supports the school.
Ride routes include 23, 42 and 62 miles. There’s a children’s fun ride of 2 miles. The rides begin and end at Samsung Austin Semiconductor.
Go to https://www.bikereg.com/rosedaleride to register now!
This Sunday will see more than 5,000 men and women running through Rosedale in the 22nd 3M Half Marathon. Traffic is sure to be disrupted during the race, which starts at 7 a.m. The route comes into Rosedale from the north on Shoal Creek, turning east onto 45th Street, continuing past The Triangle to Duval. The race continues to the finish line at Congress and 17th Street, ending officially at 11 a.m. Come and see what Outside Magazine calls one of the 10 most iconic races in the U.S.
If you’ve been out at 6 a.m. recently you may have seen the city watering the newer trees in Ramsey Park. Using reclaimed water, they place six buckets (with lots of holes) around each tree to help ensure the correct amount of water is delivered to the tree drip line. Given our current relapse back into drought, and our love of a shady park, the neighborhood owes a big “Thanks!” to the city. One way we can do that, and help ourselves, is to sign up to help plant new trees and mulch existing trees on November 21th. During the event, from 9 a.m. to noon, we will plant 30 new trees and mulch many of the mature trees. The event is a collaboration between the City of Austin Urban Forestry Program and the Rosedale Neighborhood Association. Sign up today to say Thanks! to the city and to help improve our jewel of the Rosedale neighborhood.
Join your neighbors at Ramsey Park to celebrate the 4th of July!
Volunteers are needed for 45-minute shifts from 10:30 to 11:15 and 11:15 to 12:00 to help with carnival games,
food sales, set up, and clean up. You can sign up to volunteer here. Questions? please contact Rachel Gray.
Donations of baked goods and sliced watermelon are also needed. To donate, please contact carnival chair Mindy Marble.
9:30 am: Gather at the bleachers to decorate bikes, hats, pets, etc.
10:00 am: Parade around the park.
10:10 am: Return to the bleachers for watermelon and a water balloon toss.
10:30 am: Carnival games and baked goods in the middle of the park.
It will be a pleasure celebrating in the park together with all
the new renovations!
One of the ‘cool houses’ in Rosedale is to be featured as a part of the 19th annual Cool House Tour on Sunday, June 7th. The tour is self-guided, showcasing homes and projects designed and built to high standards of energy efficiency, comfort and attractive design. One of the homes on the tour is referred to as a “Rosedale rebuild” by its builder who has a nice write up with pictures detailing the recent redo. The Cool House Tour is a resource for learning how to live comfortably in the hot Central Texas climate.
An annual summer tradition returns to Ramsey Park! Something for Nothing Theatre presents Henry IV, Part 1 for this year’s Shakespeare in the Park. This will be the first theater production in the newly renovated Ramsey Park amphitheater. Shows begin at 8:00 p.m. for three weekends (Thursdays – Saturdays, June 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27, 2015). Admission is free and seating is first come, first serve. Highland Resources (a supporter of Ramsey Park and the developer of Lamar Central at 3800 North Lamar) is sponsoring this free event and has special treats planned for the showings on Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, June 20th. So bring friends and family, and join us for Shakespeare in the Park!
The North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour, scheduled for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include tours of 17 private gardens and three community gardens, and will feature over a dozen artists. Get more information and buy tickets here. Tickets proceeds will go to Walnut Creek Metro Park and McBee Elementary School. The tour will include gardens going north starting at 45th Street in Rosedale.
Movie Night in Ramsey Park is happening again Saturday November 8th! Movie Night is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams in a perfect role for him, as a grown up Peter Pan looking to recover his lost Peter Pan-ness! Dustin Hoffman makes a dastardly Captain Hook!
Come join in! Bounce houses will be going at 5:00 p.m. and the movie will start a little after 6:00. Gusto Italian Kitchen will be there with some yummy fare and Midtown Church will be giving away popcorn.
The RNA would like to thank Allison Allen for organizing, and thanks to the businesses/organizations above and to all of the sponsors for helping make this movie night possible: The Draught House Pub, Pathway to Fitness Personal Training, Mike Robertson – Vista Lending, and Allison Allen – Realty Austin.