Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day Is Coming!

madrona-school-sign-tpIt’s almost time again to celebrate and honor our friends and neighbors here in the Madrona community!

Join your neighbors to celebrate Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30-11am.  The gathering will take place at Madrona PK-8 School library with ceremonies begining promptly at 10:00am.

Awards include:

  1. The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  2. The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
  3. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  4. The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.

This event provides the opportunity for all members of the community to not only enjoy the accomplishments of our adult residents, but to meet the award winners from Madrona K-8 School as well. In addition to all the excitement, the Mayor is confirmed to attend this years event!

It’s time to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of your neighbors, big and small and remember why Madrona is such a strong, wonderful community you’re proud to be a part of!

Madrona Community Council Meeting March 3rd

MCCThis month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tomorrow night, March 3rd, at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse at 7:15pm. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • Discussion of how 23rd Ave construction will affect Madrona (representatives from SDOT)
  • Trees and Sidewalks – discussion/approval of letter to city regarding future funding
  • Recap of Neighborhood Appreciation Day
  • Discussion of emergent need for a Design Editor for Madrona News and a Volunteer Coordinator for Mayfair on May 16th.
  • Brief neighborhood updates: Mayfair, 34th Ave Parklet, interaction with BOOM, etc.
  • Review of Kraus Fund Applications
  • Budget report
  • New Business

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tuesday At Shelterhouse

MCC

The next Madrona Community Council meeting will take place at 7:15 pm this Tuesday, March 4 at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse. Join councilmembers and neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • Madrona Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks in the Madrona corridor, with guests invited from the Seattle Department of Transportation and SvR Design
  • Update on King County Metro Transit activities
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Review/voting on Kraus Fund applications (by board members)
  • Review/voting on Neighborhood Appreciation Day award and events (by board members)
  • Other business

Love Your Neighbor? Nominate Them For Neighborhood Appreciation Day

When Springtime rolls around in Madrona, the MCC gives thanks and sponsors a local Neighborhood Appreciation Day to honor residents who have have contributed to the neighborhood. Get your nominations in this year by March 1st, and the award ceremony will be held at Madrona K-8. The Madrona Community Council will be giving awards out for the following: neighbors

  • The Nora Award: In honor of local Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to an individual who has left a mark on the community in ways large or small.
  • The Local Hero Award: Its all in the name – given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, generosity, or act of kindness
  • The Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for noteworthy service to others in community
  • Madrona Resident for Life Award: Awarded to a longtime active resident who has left Madrona for other endeavors, but will always be missed.

Love your neighbor? Nominate them for one of the awards above today by e-mailing madronanews@gmail.com.

Nominate Your Madrona Neighbor for Neighborhood Appreciation Day

Madrona AwardsNeighborhood Appreciation Day has a long tradition in Madrona.  Every year neighbors nominate a Madrona resident for one of four awards:

  • The Nora Award – Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways large or small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  • The Local Hero Award – Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity.
  • The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award – Named in honor of Tyrone Love, this award is given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.
  • The Madrona Resident for Life Award – Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but is much missed.

This year, Neighborhood Appreciation Day will be Saturday, March 23rd, at the Madrona School.  The Madrona Community Council encourages you to nominate a Madrona resident for one of the four awards by February 26th.   To nominate someone, please feel free to comment to this blog, and we will pass it along to the Madrona Community Council.  Your nomination should include 1) who you would like to nominate, 2) for what award, and 3) a brief explanation on why they deserve award.

Madrona Appreciation Day Winners

From all account, Madrona Appreciation Day was a huge success this past weekend.  The Madrona School Library was packed with people with standing room only.  As one Madrona resident said, “In that room was everything I love and adore about our community.”

The winners this year were as follows:

MADRONA K-8 SCHOOL AWARDS:

Madrona Appreciation Day

Madrona K-8 Student Awards: Celebrating student achievement in different grade categories.

K-2: Sydney Mansavage
3-4: Khassim Diakhate
5-6: Lucy Majiagira
7-8: Miy’kaila Price
 

Madrona K-8 Doris Baptist Hickman Staff Award: This award is for a Madrona K-8 School staff person who has made a significant contribution to the school.

Suzanne Righi & Tammy Jackson-Alexander

Go Panthers Award: Recognizes an individual that has made extra and extraordinary efforts for the education and growth of Madrona K-8.

Andrea Taylor

Karen Andrews & Mary Bass Award: An award given to a person who goes above and beyond the call of duty linking the community and the school.

Karin Richards and Laura Washington

MADRONA COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS:

Madrona Appreciation Day

The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.

Soni Dave-Schock, Nikola Davidson, and Kim Herber

The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.

Harriett Cody, Shoshona Driver, Jerry Arbes & Anne Knight

The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.

Charley Bush

Congratulations to all the winners of the Madrona School Awards and Madrona Neighborhood Awards.  Again, it was a great event.  During the presentation of the awards, one son look up to his mom full of pride for Madrona and said “we rock!”  Madrona sure does!

Madrona Neighborhood Appreciation Day

Madrona AwardsMadrona Neighborhood Appreciation Day is this Saturday, March 24th at 10 AM in the Madrona School (K-8) Library (map).  The event is open to the community so residents from all Seattle neighborhoods and especially the surrounding neighborhoods of Madrona, Leschi, Denny Blaine, etc. are invited to attend.

Neighborhood Appreciation Day is celebrated in conjunction with Madrona K-8.  Madrona Elementary School will recognize some teachers and students while the Madrona Community Council has four different awards to recognize Madrona residents.  The four awards are: The Nora Award, The Local Hero Award, The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award, and The Madrona Resident for Life Award.    The Nora award, named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, is given to a resident who has left their mark on the community.  The Local Hero Award is bestowed to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, kindness, or generosity.  The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award is dedicated to a Madrona resident for service to others in the greater community.  And The Madrona Resident for Life Award is granted to a longtime resident who has left Madrona but is dearly missed.

Click link to see last year’s Madrona Neighborhood Appreciation Day winners.

Madron Community Council Agenda, Tuesday, February 7th

Madrona Community CouncilThe Madrona Community Council meets monthly at the Madrona Shelterhouse located in the brick structure directly east of the tennis courts (5 feet from the tennis courts) at the Madrona Playground.  The meetings are open to the Madrona neighborhood and the general public.  This months meeting is Tuesday, February 7th starting at 7:15 PM – meetings are generally the first Tuesday of the month at 7:15 PM at the Madrona Shelterhouse.

This month’s Madrona Community Council Meeting agenda is as follows:

Please join the meeting if any of these subjects are of interest to you.

Madrona Shelterhouse

Madrona Shelterhouse

Madrona Neighborhood Award Winners

Madrona AwardsI previously blogged about the Madrona Neighborhood Appreciation Day and the 4 awards that were being presented.  Please click the link above for a detail description of the awards.  The winners were as follows:

The Nora Award: Audrey Seale

The Local Hero Award: Barbara Schwartz

The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Awards: CDSA teachers: Ms. Heather, Ms. Dora, Ms. Gwen

The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Carlos Kainz & Julie Guerrero (Dulces owners)

Madrona Neighborhood Appreciation Day – Saturday

Madrona Tree SculptureTomorrow, March 26th is Madrona’s annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day.  Please join fellow residents and friends at Madrona School Library from 10 AM to 11:30 AM to honor some of the local neighbors who make Madrona so special.  There will be food and entertainment by Madrona Elementary School students.

Four awards will be presented: The Nora Award, The Local Hero Award, The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award, and The Madrona Resident for Life Award.    The Nora award, named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, is given to a resident who has left their mark on the community.  The Local Hero Award is bestowed to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, kindness, or generosity.  The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award is dedicated to a Madrona resident for service to others in the greater community.  And The Madrona Resident for Life Award is granted to a longtime resident who has left Madrona but is dearly missed.

Nominations are made by local neighbors and winners are selected by the Madrona Community Council.  To nominate someone for future consideration, send your nominee’s name, the award you are recommending them for, and the reason for your nomination to a member of the Madrona Community Council.