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Quarterly meetings are open to all current and new Civic League members (or if you're just interested to see what it's all about).

 

Meetings take place at Little Rocks, the upstairs area of Rockafeller's Restaurant.

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Social – Cash Bar (6:30pm)

 

Call to Order (7:00pm)

 

Old Business:

 1. Approve meeting minutes from January 31, 2024

2. Winston Salem Project update (street expansion and improvements)

3. Proposed development of Winston Salem Avenue by Whit Sessoms

4. Neighborhood entrance signs – working with Rosemary and Barclay Condos to secure a location

5. New Civic League signs and tent

6. By-laws update

7. 100-Year Centennial Shirts – presale is open until April 28th at 8pm

 

New Business:


1. Membership Update


2. Treasurer's Report


3. Putting the Shadow Back in Shadowlawn

  • Thank you to Annette Hilliard for the idea!

  • 18 out of 50 trees were reserved.

  • We will order Loblolly Pines in the fall.

  • Pick up is available tonight.


4. Shadowlawn Days of Caring – please nominate a deserving individual or family.


5. Military Welcome Home Committee

  • We will display American flags along the road from the neighborhood entrance to the family’s home on the day of their arrival.

  • Email us if you know someone coming home from deployment (3+ months or longer).


 6. Upcoming Events

Yard Sale (May 4th from 8-12)

  • Civic League will handle advertising

  • DaBiscuit (located at 801 High Point)

  • Leftover items for donation can be dropped off at 800 Carolina Ave. Thanks to College Hunks Hauling Junk and Daniel Parish for sponsoring our Donation Drop Off site.

  • We paired up with Croatan’s neighborhood yard sale to generate more traffic

  • Register on our website on the Events page. (13 homes currently registered)

Spring Fling (May 22nd from 6-8pm at Big Sam’s)

  • Live music, free food, raffle, and drink specials

  • Seeking business donations for raffle prizes

  • Members-only event

  • Bring an unopened box of snacks for Adopt-a-Muster

 

Adopt-A-Muster (May 25th)

  • Provide dinner/snacks to over 100 officers of the 2nd precinct

  • Utilize restaurants in the 2nd precinct for food donations

  • Shadowlawn residents to provide snacks

  • Volunteers needed for food pick-up and delivery

 

Shadowlawn Surf Club (Every Wednesday, June 26th - Aug 21st)

  • Free pizza June 26th

  • Huge shout out to VB Surf Sessions for providing surf instructors and boards to kids

  • You don’t have to surf to attend! Lots of neighbors come down for an adult beverage on the beach.


  • Electronic dues payment

  • Calendar of events and event registration

  • Meeting minutes

  • Sponsorship opportunities


8. Community Reminders/Updates

  • Freebee currently not funded

  • Audacy Music Festival this weekend (24th Street – 31st Street)

  • Light the Night in remembrance of the 200+ firefighters lost this past year (May 1st – 4th).

 

9. Winston Salem Q&A


Adjourn/Social

 

We’d like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to BJ and Rockafeller’s for hosting us this evening. 

**Please take care of your bartenders and tip generously!

 

 



 

 

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Social – Cash Bar & Complimentary Appetizers (provided by Rockafellers) – 6:30pm

 

Call to Order – 7:02pm

  • Special guest, Vincent Smith

    • Running for Virginia Beach School Board.

  • Special guest, Karen Crowley

    • Karen sits on the board for Virginia musical theater. They allow Shadowlawn Civic League members to purchase tickets for $38 per show for Evita. Roughly $20 discount. Feb 23, 24, 25 (Fri and Sat only).

    • Blake to share on social media and share list of SCL members to Karen

  • Special Guest – Rosemary Wilson and executive assistant, Deb Favaron.

    • Invited Shadowlawn to attend a free event on Monday, February 19 from 6-8pm at the VA Aquarium new South Building Auditorium.  Police Chief Paul Neudigate and Sheriff Rocky Holcomb will be in attendance.

 

Old Business:

 

1. Approval Meeting Minutes from November, 2023

2. Shadowlawn Shinedown; sponsorship from Rockafellers. $50 gift card to winner of each category.

3. Winston Salem Project for Street Expansions and Improvements Update

  • Rosemary Wilson: Per City Manager, bids have come in. Still above budget but gap is not as big. Council will need to approve.

  • Tuesday night – Open mic night. Residents can come speak on any topic they want. Since this is more eminent, highly encourage attendance to speak or support. Council meeting starts at 6; this is at the end of the meeting.

  • Blake will share more widely on social media.

  • Blake: only 4 residents showed up at the last Open Mic night. City Council will listen. We need to show our support in numbers. This is the closest we’ve been since 1989.

  • CL member – call for participation; can we organize a carpool? Few members volunteered.

  • CL member question: Where can I find information on Winston Salem Project? Blake to provide information.

4. Whit Sessoms Project

  • Whit has withdrawn everything temporarily.

  • Beverly is checking periodically to see if he’s sneaking something through.

  • No update from last Civic League meeting

 

New Business:

 

1. Nominate Officers for 2024

  • Slate of officers nominated: Blake Roberson, President, Meghan Roberson, Vice President, Tammy _____ , Treasurer, Morgan Burnett, Secretary

  • Motion passes

2. Membership Update

  • 201 current memberships; 53 cash/check from last year that need to renew.

3. Treasurer's Report

  • Reported by President; current balance: $13,813

4. Projects

  • New Signs, Shadowlawn Civic League - quotes and ideas

    • Purchase 4 new signs, brighter color to grab attention.

    • In the process of getting quotes and ideas.

    • If you have ideas or contacts, please email shadowlawncl@gmail.com

  • New Shadowlawn 10x10 tent

    • Looking to purchase in 2024. Will be approximately $1200 and discussed with new board when they are sworn in.

  • Neighborhood entry signage - installation by July 1, 2024, location dependent.

    • New signs have been made by the city.

    • CL member: Can you share what the sign will look like? Blake will share

    • These will be in the ground

    • Winston Salem Project will not impact

  • By-laws

    • Reviewing by-laws of other civic leagues

    • Will present to the CL in the next few months

5. Shadowlawn Walking Club

  • Started by Sarah Raad.

  • Starts this coming Monday – February 5 @ 7am. Meet at Pizza Chapel

  • Goal is to walk every Monday at 7am. Plans to grow to Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Civic League is supporting this cause.

6. Shadowlawn Days of Caring

  • In the process of setting up a new committee. Plan to meet 3x per year.

  • Goal is to help our neighbors in need, (ex. Knee/hip replacement, etc.) with yard work.

7. Military Welcome Home Committee

  • New committee; looking for 5-10 volunteers to place flags out along road leading them home.

  • Call to action: Need help to know who is coming home. Looking for Military members gone 3+ months.

8. Virginia Beach Trail Project

  • Virginia Beach section will run from Norfolk/VA Beach line to Rudee loop

  • $15M set aside to build 9ft wide paved trail.

  • Plan for the entire trail project is to go from Rudee Loop to Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Check out the city’s website for more information.

9. Shadowlawn – Neighborhood Established 1924

  • Deb and Meghan working together to create a Shadowlawn book honoring tradition and history of our neighborhood.

  • Call to action: If anyone has additional contacts or information or pictures, please share

  • CL member: The Icehouse Restaurant was … an icehouse. It may be a good source of information

  • CL member: Real estate assessment could be pulled to see how old the houses are in our neighborhood

10. Upcoming Events

11.  Website

  • Electronic dues payment

  • Calendar of events and event registration

  • Meeting minutes

  • Sponsorship opportunities

12.  Community Reminders/Updates

  • Senior Citizen Police Academy - 3/6/24 through 5/28/24 (9am -12pm every Tuesday)

  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Services - adoptions are now $1 in VB

  • Transportation Future 2040 Survey - open until March 8, 2024 (shared on Facebook)

13.  Crime Report

  • Numbers better than last year

 

Closing remarks: Big shout out to Rockefeller’s for hosting our meeting

 

Blake opens floor for resident suggestions

  • Halloween decorating contest

  • Movie nights

  • Surf Club

    • Check out vbsurflessons for all your surfing lesson needs

  • Blue mailbox – can we have another one in the neighborhood?

 

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:00pm

Social - Cash Bar & Complimentary Appetizers

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MEETING AGENDA:


Social – Cash Bar & Complimentary Appetizers (provided by Rockafellers) – 6:30pm


Call to Order – 7:00pm


Old Business:


1. Approve Meeting Minutes from November, 2023


2. Shadowlawn Shinedown


3. Winston Salem Project for Street Expansions and Improvements Update


4. Whit Sessoms Project



New Business:


1. Nominate Officers for 2024


2. Membership Update


3. Treasurer's Report


4. Projects

  • New Signs, Shadowlawn Civic League - quotes and ideas

  • New Shadowlawn 10x10 tent

  • Neighborhood entry signage - installation by July 1, 2024, location dependent

  • By-laws


5. Shadowlawn Walking Club


6. Shadowlawn Days of Caring


7. Military Welcome Home Committee


8. Virginia Beach Trail Project


9. Shadowlawn - Established 1924


10. Upcoming Events

  • Shadowlawn Neighborhood Yard Sale (May 4th)

  • Spring Fling - 100 Years of Shadowlawn (May 15th)


11. Website

  • Electronic dues payment

  • Calendar of events and event registration

  • Meeting minutes

  • Sponsorship opportunities


12. Community Reminders/Updates

  • Senior Citizen Police Academy - 3/6/24-5/28/24 (9-12 every Tuesday)

  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Services - adoptions are now $1 in VB

  • Transportation Future 2040 Survey - open until March 8, 2024 (shared on Facebook)


13. Crime Report


Adjourn/Social - Cash Bar & Complimentary Appetizers




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