Announcements

Next SWNA Membership Meeting

posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:43 PM by JLynn Tocher

Instead of our normal meeting in September, we will be participating in the National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3rd. Check back for details about this fun evening!

SWNA July Membership Meeting

posted Jul 20, 2017, 10:03 AM by JLynn Tocher

Join us for our next neighborhood meeting on Monday, July 24th. On our program is Betsy Pickle, Writer for "Knox TN Today" & previously with other local publications around our area. She will be giving us all an overview of many of the business's in the SWNA & surrounding area. Many new, some old, some revamped & I'd say dozens that we may not know exist or where they are. We will also hear reports from our police liaison, elected officials and committee reports.

SWNA March Membership Meeting

posted Mar 23, 2017, 6:48 AM by JLynn Tocher

Our bi-monthly membership meeting will be held Monday, March 27th at Woodlawn Christian Church at 7:00 p.m.

Come hear from Shelly Woodrick, Volunteer Coordinator of "Mobile Meals".

We'll also hear a State of the 1st District report from Nick Pavlis and an update on our neighborhood crime activities from KPK liaison, Officer Roark.

March is also time for our annual elections! We will be electing the following positions:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • District 1 Representative
  • District 2 Representative
  • District 3 Representative
  • Four At-Large Representatives
We will be taking nominations from the floor, so if you have thought of stepping up to a leadership position in our neighborhood association, this is a perfect opportunity!

Hope to see you at the meeting!

No September Membership Meeting

posted Sep 23, 2016, 2:07 PM by JLynn Tocher   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:10 PM ]

We will not be meeting in September. Instead, join us for SWNA's observance of National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Christian Church. We will have a Cake Walk and Chili Cookoff! Send an email to info@SWNA-knox.org to RSVP your chili!

July 25th Membership Meeting

posted Jul 22, 2016, 9:51 AM by JLynn Tocher

Come join your neighbors at our July Membership Meeting. We hope to have a speaker from the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club come and speak to us about everything that's going on and coming up regarding the Baker Creek Preserve. We will also hear reports from our police liaison, Nick Pavlis, and the committees who are working on projects in the neighborhood. Come, bring a neighbor, and bring a snack to share if you like.

May 23rd Membership Meeting

posted May 12, 2016, 6:26 AM by JLynn Tocher

Keep Knoxville Beautiful

Join us for our annual seed share and bi-monthly membership meeting at Woodlawn Christian Church.

South Knoxville is Keep Knoxville Beautiful's Community of the Year! Until June 2017, they will focus on South Knoxville for cleanups, education, and beautification projects--while still helping out in other parts of the county. Patience Melnik, Executive Director of Keep Knoxville Beautiful, will be at our May meeting to talk to us about how we can make the best impact on our community.

Spring is that wonderful time of year when the seedlings you started in January are ready to put in the ground and you can sow seeds you purchased in anticipation of just the right time to plant. What to do when you have more seedlings and seeds than you have ground? Bring them to our annual seed & plant share! Or, if you didn’t have time to start seedlings and/or haven’t bought seed packages yet, come see what your neighbors have to share.

As always, we’ll have refreshments. Bring a friend - or two!

SWNA meets every other month - typically on the 4th Monday. Watch for the blue ‘Neighborhood Meeting’ signs.

March 28th Membership Meeting

posted Mar 22, 2016, 5:10 AM by JLynn Tocher

Just a reminder that we will be having our bi-monthly meeting on Monday, March 28th. The time is 7:00 PM at the Woodlawn Christian Church on Woodlawn Pike.

We have a whole bunch of stuff going on that night so please try to attend. First we have invited Mr. Joe Walsh, the City of Knoxville's Director of Parks and Recreation, to be our guest speaker. 

It is also time to elect new officers for the board of the neighborhood association. If you have ever wanted to get more involved or to help run the group, now is the time to step up! Nominations are welcome the night of the meeting - including self-nominations!

We have also invited the two candidates that are running to replace retiring 9th District County Commissioner Mike Brown. Carson Dailey and Brandon Hamilton will both be allotted a few minutes at the end of the meeting to speak and answer some questions. It will not be a debate, just a chance for people to get to know the candidates better.

I hope you will make plans to attend this very important meeting.

SWNA July 27th Membership Meeting

posted Jul 15, 2015, 5:42 AM by JLynn Tocher   [ updated Jul 15, 2015, 6:38 AM ]

The South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Invites You to our July 27 Meeting!!

It will be held at the Woodlawn Christian Church on Woodlawn Pike at 7:00 P.M.

Come learn about the new Navitat [http://www.navitat.com/knoxville-tn/], Knoxville’s tree-based zip line adventure park that just opened at Ijams Nature Center!

We will also be giving away $25.00 to some lucky person at the meeting. The Raffle Entry form is on a flyer that will be distributed throughout the neighborhood. If you don't get a copy delivered to your home, you can download by clicking the link below.

So come out and join us to meet your neighbors and learn about events that affect South Knoxville.

Plus, be sure to mark your calendars for future SWNA meetings:

  • Monday September 28 will feature plants and landscaping ideas
  • Monday November 23 will be our Holiday Party meeting

SWNA Elections

posted Jan 27, 2015, 5:23 PM by JLynn Tocher

March 23rd is our annual SWNA re-organization meeting. We will be electing all officers and board members. 

Are you interested in stepping up into a leadership position for SWNA? Please let our nominating committee know by sending an email to info@swna-knox.org.

A person must be current with their dues and present at the meeting to be nominated or provide a letter of intent to serve if elected. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Crime Prevention Program

posted Jan 27, 2015, 5:22 PM by JLynn Tocher

Last night at our meeting (January 26, 2015), the South Woodlawn neighborhood was offered an opportunity to participate in a new type of crime prevention program. The Knoxville police department along with local firm CSI Protect have FREE kits to mark the valuables in your home.

These kits use a new type of technology that, once applied, is invisible to the naked eye. However, the police can detect it and use it to trace the item back to the original owner. The clear fluid contains unique information markers that that will be registered with law enforcement. When a stolen item is recovered the police can detect and use that information to return the property to you.

The product is called SeletraDNA and has been used successfully in England and other European countries for years. Our neighborhood was recommended by Knoxville Chief of Police David Rausch to be the first in the United States to try it. The kits are completely free of charge. They will contain a bottle of marking fluid and applicator, stickers to place on marked items, window stickers and a yard sign to show your valuables are marked and traceable. Each kit can mark up to 25 items such as T.V.'s, computers, cameras, jewelry, art, guns or whatever you want to protect.

If you wish to participate in this program, you MUST send Danny Gray your home address (danlgray (at) aol (dot) com. Addresses MUST be within SWNA boundary - see map.

You must hurry because the number of kits is limited. \The planned launch of the program is set for Saturday, February 7. There will be a neighborhood meeting that day and the kits will be handed out. The police department will be there along with CSI Protect and representatives from the local newspaper and television stations. The idea is to promote this product and our neighborhood, thereby letting potential thieves know it will be harder to get away with stealing from us.

Below are some links to addition information about SelectraDNA. I hope you will look at them and decide to participate.

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