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August/September 2014


Time for PNA Annual Membership Campaign!


We Live Here, We Give Here

Our 34th annual membership campaign name reflects the unique role PNA plays in our community. Membership dues enable us to create programs for preschoolers and seniors, families and singles, homeowners and renters, financially  secure neighbors and people who are struggling to survive. We host events, classes, and volunteer projects, promote local businesses, host artistic and cultural celebrations, offer home repair advice, and so much more.

Our campaign goals are to recruit 50 new members and to see all of our current members renew. We need your help to reach these goals.


» Sign up or renew your membership online or by calling 206-783-2244.

» Pick up your “Proud to be A PNA Member” yard sign at the Farmers Market or the Blue Building office on or after September 12 and display it in your yard in through October.

» Volunteer to distribute signs to other members.

» Invite your neighbors to join the PNA or give a gift membership to a new neighbor.

Help us do so much more! Join the conversation on twitter: #PNALiveHereGiveHere.

Community Solar on Phinney Ridge Happening Now!


Have you seen the panels going up on the roof of the Phinney Center? For as little as $150, you can participate in the latest Seattle City Light Community Solar project on Phinney Ridge. You can sponsor units on PNA's behalf or you can purchase personal units through Seattle City Light and receive credit on your bill through 2020. To sponsor a unit for PNA or purchase your own unit, click here.

Record Breaking Gumshoe

Thanks to Mike Veitenhans along with Judy Mirante and Janice Richardson for their hard work putting on the 9th annual Gumshoe 5K Walk. The Gumshoe was a record breaking success, raising $5,600 for the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank and Greenwood Elementary PTA.

   Cider Press

Heirloom Cider Press Added to The PNA Tool Library

After all the member requests we’ve had for a cider press at the Tool Library, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently added a beautiful new heirloom cider press to the community collection. Just as with all the other tools in the inventory, members can simply stop by and check out the press for a week at a time. Drop by the Tool Library to check the press out or stop by the Phinney Farmers Market on October 3rd to see a full demonstration of the press in action. More information can be found through the Tool Library’s online inventory: Correll Heirloom Cider Press (#284).

   Vity Fruit

City Fruit Donates to GSC & Hot Meal Program

The first City Fruit donation of the season, over 50 pounds of delicious plums and pears, came in the other week to GSC and our Hot Meal Program.  In 2013 City Fruit brought in a total 10,017 pounds of unused fruit from residential properties in South Seattle/Beacon Hill, West Seattle and the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhoods. Most of it was donated to food banks and meals programs such as those at PNA and a portion of it was sold to restaurants and others.  Along with PNA’s food rescue efforts through Food Lifeline, these donations allow our programs to provide reliably healthy meals to our diners while also playing an active role in developing a more sustainable, efficient food system for our entire community.

Preschool Co-op Openings

Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings in the Infants class for the 2014-15 school year. Class meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am. A child must be born before September 1, 2014, but may not have turned one year by that date to be eligible for the class. Please contact the registrar at for details about this class or to be put on the waiting list for other classes.


The Spanish Preschool Co-op (PCPE) has spaces open for the 2014-15 school year! PCPE has three different classes serving different age groups (1-2, 2.5 - 3.5, and 3.5 - 5). PCPE enables children to continue developing their Spanish competence while being part of a community who shares language and culture. See or call Lulu Roque W, the school Registrar, at (206) 445-3695 for more information.

Sibling Care Providers Needed for Ballard Preschool Co-op

Ballard Preschool Co-op is looking for sibling care providers to offer childcare for the 2014-15 school year. We are looking for providers for the following days and times – Tuesdays from 9:45-11:45 am, Tuesdays from 12-3:30 pm, Wednesdays from 9:15-11:45 am, and either Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 12-3:30 pm. Please contact for additional details.

Are you a nonprofit technology staff or volunteer?

Join the Seattle NPO Techie Group every 2nd Tuesday from 10-11 am at the Phinney Center for special discussion topics. Are you interested in moving part of your IT infrastructure to the cloud? Next meeting on September 9, 10-11am is a presentation and discussion on Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits sponsored by 501 Commons, Phinney Neighborhood Association, and the City of Seattle. Office 365 is available for eligible nonprofits at free or reduced rates. Click here to RSVP/Register or email for questions.

   New Slide Platform

New Slide Platform


The platform at the top of the PNA’s big slide is being replaced with the support of PNPC and some volunteer help from the Boy Scouts. The project is on target to be completed in time for the start of preschool classes on September 8.


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