Recently when I referred to the proposed merger of the East Spring Street and S. Ellen Jones neighborhood associations, my use of the word "Luddite" was misinterpreted in some places.
My household supports the idea, primarily because it stands to terrify the city's Luddites.
Had I written, "terrify the city's Erikas," perhaps the meaning would have been clearer. There is nothing more disconcerting to the lone wolf obstructionist than strength in principled unity. I'm genuinely sorry if this shading wasn't clear at the time.
At any rate, ESNA approved the merger, and tonight S. Ellen Jones will vote. Here's the meeting preview.
S. Ellen Jones Neighborhood Association Meeting Notice
Tuesday - July 21 - 6:30pm - Cardinal Ritter Birthplace, 1218 East Oak Street (please note location change to the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace).
Agenda topics to include (but not limited to):
1. Repair Affair Team: Review of Project (Scheduled to be complete on 7/18). View photographs at this link.
2. Merger Vote* - Vote to determine if we should move forward with merger proposal with East Spring Street Neighborhood Association. ESNA voted to proceed on 7/8. If vote is "Yes" by SEJ, Transition Team will be formed.
3. Festival Planning - Update on planning and confirmed participants. Festival is Saturday August 15 - 11am to 3pm.
4. Status of current projects: Select this link to view known 2009 Projects
If you have additional agenda topics to include, please forward to me.
GUEST SPEAKER(s): None
*Merger Vote: SEJ by-laws (Article Two) describes membership as follows -
2:1 Individual membership shall be open to all interested persons. Individual members shall have full voting rights, participation in all Association activities and business and the receipt of all mailings.