Juanita Neighborhoods Association
Building Community in the Juanita Neighborhoods in Kirkland, Washington
Join us Monday night at the Juanita Neighborhoods General Meeting at the Kirkland Justice Center! Come hear about the Village at Totem Lake (Nordstrom Rack), Juanita-area parks, Walk to School routes, Kingsgate P&R parking structure, JHS student Community Service award and more. Free soda.
***October 19 Candidate Forum Location CHANGED to St. John Vianney Church***
The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance and the Juanita Neighborhood Association are partnering to host a city council candidate forum on Thursday, October 19 at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Council candidates Penny Sweet, Jon Pascal, Uzma Butte, Jay Arnold, Martin Morgan, and Tom Neir will be in attendance. DO NOT MISS your opportunity to hear their views on parks, land use planning, the budget, affordable housing, transportation, public safety, and many other issues. Ballots will be mailed out on October 18 for the November 7 election.
St. John Vianney Church is located at:
12600 84th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
"....what we are called to do – is to love each other, through service and advocacy for everyone." - quote from Rev. Mary Alyce Burleigh
Please check out the attached message from Rev. Mary Alyce Burleigh about inclusiveness and creating a welcoming community. She presented this beautiful message to us at the Welcome to Kirkland event this past Saturday and her words live with us as we continue our journey through life. Her very thoughtful and heartwarming message teaches us about how we can overcome the challenges of our past and embrace a welcoming and inclusive future.
Here is another quote from her keynote address:
"It is my belief that our nation is “Great” because we have been willing to work to overcome our checkered past and recognize that the contributions, hard work and a cultural tapestry that includes folks from all over the world has made us who we are – Not a melting pot as much as a tossed salad – with each group contributing their unique culture that has become one of the most envied in the world, one that strives to be a nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. For all!"
You can read more in the file attached to this blog post!
You are invited to have a table for your business, service or organization at no cost at our event, Welcoming Kirkland on September 16, 2017, 1-4 pm at Heritage Hall, 203 Market Street, in Kirkland, WA 98033.
We invite organizations, and businesses that provide services within the following categories: schools, including universities or driving schools, in the area close to Kirkland, other educational services (afterschool programs, adult education classes, tutoring, wellness classes and clubs), local health care facilities, ethnic restaurants and stores; organizations helping with opening a business, getting a loan, join a club, create support groups, find mentorship, and family to family connections, or church affiliation. We invite musicians, dancers, and presenters, too.
Please confirm your participation in the event with your email no later than September 1, 2017 to the Community Organizers: Larissa Chuprina, Diversity Coordinator of Juanita Neighborhood Association at Lchuprin@gmail.com.
Mission: The event is organized to build bridges between receiving communities and newcomers to the area (from other parts of this country or the world) to network and make friends, to help immigrants to integrate into the community and contribute to the society.
The members of Juanita Neighborhood Association are committed to creating community through activities and initiatives that improve the neighborhood and develop relationships in order to serve the residents and visitors in the Juanita area, and provide an opportunity for the residents to get involved in the community.
Ken Albinger, JNA Board member, organizer of the event
Larissa Chuprina, Diversity Coordinator, co-organizer
425 327 6872