Friday, August 29, 2014

Rolando Park Community Council Meeting Monday September 8, 7 PM at Rolando Park Elementary School, 6620 Marlowe Drive

Summer hiatus is almost over.  The board and committees did not stop working during the summer. 

The grant committee, led by Gerrie Flaven has been hard at work Building Strength and Community in Rolando Park.  

The University Avenue improvement group has been busy meeting and working to support current businesses and find ways to encourage new businesses in our neighborhood. Next meeting of the University Avenue group is Saturday September 13th at 9 AM at a private residence on Bing Street.  Let us know if you want to be involved.

Lean and Clean, led by Audrey Ledesma, continued to hold monthly neighborhood clean ups and participated in the University Avenue Clean Up sponsored by Mission Brew Coffee Company.  The next Lean and Clean is Saturday September 6 at 8 AM at College and Racine.

Our RPCC September meeting on Monday September 8 will include: 
  • Dustin Nickerson of the Kroc Center, presenting on all their wonderful programs  
  • Gerrie Flaven filling us in on The San Diego Foundation grant activities 
  • Presentation of the RPCC nominating committee - Board elections for the 2015 year will be held in November.
  • Discussion and vote on board recommendation to change RPCC from a 501c4 to a 501c3
  • Announcements from Darnisha Hunter of the Mayor's office, Jimmie Slack from Councilwoman Myrtle Cole's office, Principal Meng of Rolando Park Elementary School and Officer Terry Hoskins of SDPD.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

University Avenue Improvement Committee Met at the New Neighborhood Restaurant Bourre on August 9

This committee of neighbors is working to promote the existing businesses on University Avenue in Rolando Park and attract new, vibrant businesses to our neighborhood. Improving our business district will improve our property values. Pictured are Fred Erwin, Betty White, Heather Erwin, Audrey Ledesma, Kathryn Kern, Gwen Cook, Warren Simon of the BID Foundation, and Fiona Maguire. Absent were Gerrie Flaven and Margaret Grant.Want to be involved? Email us at

Friday, June 27, 2014

Rolando Park Community Council Received a Grant from the Ariel W. Coggeshall Discretionary Fund of The San Diego Foundation

On June 24, 2014 Gerrie Flaven, Kathryn Kern, ShawnaMarie Livingston-Coatney and Betty White represented the RPCC at a reception for grant recipients.  The RPCC grant, Building Strength and Community in Rolando Park, was among 19 funded grants.  Our thanks to the 9 neighbors who worked on this grant proposal:  Ben Bell, Gwen Cook, Kathryn Kern, ShawnaMarie and Paige Livingston-Coatney, Stephanie Roche, Gail Stevens and Betty White.  Mr. Rick Sims will be our adviser for the grant.
Vi Nguyen and her colleagues introduce the grantees.
Betty White, Rick Sims, Gerrie Flaven, Kathryn Kern and ShawanMarie Livingston-Coatney

Additional thanks go to the Ariel W. Coggeshall Discretionary Fund of The San Diego Foundation.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Farmer Bill spoke to 50 neighbors about Water Wise Gardening at our June RPCC Meeting

Farmer Bill of City Farmer's Nursery shared useful and fun information on gardening while conserving water. Fifty neighbors were enjoying the talk and Q and A session.  A couple of pups came along as well. The plant exchange afterward was a big success.

Neighbors also received updates from Darnisha Hunter of Mayor Faulconer's office, Jimmie Slack from Councilwoman Myrtle Cole's office and Officer Terry Hoskins of SDPD.

Friday, May 30, 2014

We had a great time at the Law Enforcement Community Walk

It was a time to have SDPD get to know our neighborhood a little better as we chatted with them about our issues as we strolled through the neighborhood.  We were also joined by City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole and her staff as well as representatives of Nextdoor.