DNPNA December Meeting Minutes

Del Norte Place Meeting Agenda
December 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
  Phoenix College Willo Room - In Person and Virtual

Attendees: Webex: Doris McVey

In-Person: Ram Garcia, Liza Garcia, Mary Miller, Roy Miller, Roxanne Whitney, Stacey Newman, Kelly Blake, Maria O’Malley, Arlee Reach, Janeen Ryan, Greg Meyer, Cyndi Meyer, Julie German, Brian & Andie Wixom, Len Horton, Jeff, Callie and Wally Schwinkendorf, Amie Kafer, Dean Fenger, Shawn Warrender, Breanna Block, Dawn Collins, Gary Newson, Jodie Snyder, Shawn Torre, Sharon Torre, Michele Smith, Tim Smith, Heather Finden


Call to Order & Land Acknowledgement– Tim Smith


Meeting Code of Conduct

1. Topics discussed in the meeting should be relevant to the Del Norte Place Neighborhood and/or its residents.

2. Treat all participants with kindness, respect, and consideration.

3. Do not talk over speakers or engage in disruptive behavior.

4. Value a diversity of views and opinions, including those you do not share.

5. Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.

6. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech directed toward others.

7. Comply with the rules and regulations of the Phoenix College venue.

8. Meeting leadership or other participants may ask someone who is not complying with the code of conduct to cease that behavior.

9. If any participant continues to violate the code of conduct, they shall be asked to leave the meeting immediately.


Thanking volunteers on our first alley cleanup – Michele Smith


All Del Norte Place Alleys were addressed for trimming and gathering of trash on December 10.  Neighbors met at 1601 W. Vernon at 8:00 am and worked until 11:00 am. The neighborhood is still waiting for bulk pickup.

Volunteers: Jeanne Kainec, Steve Brown, Julie Alden, Jodie Snyder, Amie Kafer, Dawn Collins, Julie German, Gary Newson, Callie Schwinkendorf, Shawn Torre, Sharon Torre, Tim Smith, Michele Smith.


Heather Finden received donations of gloves, bags and a bucket from Home Depot and provided a map and plan for the morning.


The surfacing of the alleys was recognized as a positive step forward.  Thank you to the handful of neighbors who called the city about the condition of the alleys, including ruts and dust. The first call was made on November 2, and we will be following up on the condition and quality of the surfacing.


Financial Update from Treasurer - Sharon Torre



Starting Balance:     $131.00

Luminaria Sales,

Garage Sale proceeds,

Donations                 $481.74

Ice Cream Social, Refreshments,

Supplies                     $208.03


Balance                      $404.71


Updates and announcements on submission of Block Watch Grant for 2023 – Heather Finden



Nonprofit status filing with Arizona Corporation Commission– Heather and Michele

2023 Grant Request was $15,000


1) Quarterly Block Watch Special Events

(Tables, chairs, pop up canopies, signage, promotional items, food and beverages)

2) Two Neighborhood & Alley Clean Ups

(Tools, equipment, igloos, shed for storage, food and beverages, shirts, water bottles, cooling towels)

3) Safety Tools & Equipment

( Flashlights, smoke alarms, motion sensor lights, magnets, car sunshades)

4) Operational Needs & Communication

( Laptop, projector, newsletter, website platform, printing, Zoom account)




Nonprofit Status from ACC was granted on December 12

Next Steps:

Obtain Tax ID Number from IRS

• Open a Bank Account

• Researching 501(c3)

• $275 filing fee with IRS

• First quote is $650 for CPA

• Preparing FAQ sheet


Recognition for donations to outreach community Arizona Friends of Homeless

Donations will be accepted for Arizona Friends of Homeless through the New Year! Drop off 1609 W. Virginia Avenue



Reminders -  Caroling Event


Luminarias - Place bags and candles at dusk

Caroling – Friday December 23


1605 W. Wilshire Drive 5:00 pm


Luminarias – Saturday December 24





Thank you to all attendees


Adjournment of meeting and start of Holiday Potluck Festivities, Appetizers and desserts, cider, hot chocolate, and water.  Click on the button below  or Click here to view photos from Holiday Party 


Next Committee Meetings

Jan. 18, 2023 –

Block Watch Captain Meeting

 6:00 – 7:00

All Other Committees Meet

7:00 – 8:00

Next Full Meeting Feb. 15, 2023,

 6:30 – 7:30