Join us NEXT Tuesday, June 28th, for our monthly meeting!

WE’LL DISCUSS ALL THINGS NIGHT OUT!  NIGHT OUT is August 2nd!  Let’s get ready to party!

How do I organize a successful NIGHT OUT?  Can I really close off my street?  Do I have to be an organized Blockwatch to participate?  Do I have to register?  How do I register?  Can I apply for a Small Sparks grant from Department of Neighborhoods for NIGHT OUT?  How do I do that? What’s the deadline? ???

The June 2011 monthly meeting of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network will focus on all things NIGHT OUT:

  • We invite experienced NIGHT OUT organizers to come and share their success stories and First-Timers to bring their questions and get some party strategies!
  • Mark Solomon, our new Crime Prevention Coordinator, will be there to answer your questions and offer suggestions for your specific neighborhood.
  • We will also have printed materials for you to take and distribute to your NIGHT OUT.
  • If you haven’t already registered your NIGHT OUT block party or neighborhood event, we will help you do so! (If you don’t need help, you’ll find the online Night Out registration up and running here: http://www.seattle.gov/police/Nightout/default.htm).

Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t a Blockwatch Captain)! The West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network includes all neighborhoods served by the SW Precinct.

Meeting details & agenda

Tuesday, June 28, 2011,  6:30-8 PM
SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30 –  Arrive early for socializing and networking during setup!

6:30-8:00 –  Presentations and individual and group discussions.

8:00-8:30 –  Feel free to stay after the meeting for more socializing
& networking

Other Announcements:

  • We are asking for volunteers to help us plan our first Blockwatch Captains’ Appreciation Day, now tentatively scheduled for September. Please email us at
    wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or call 206-424-0040 if you’d like to be on the planning committee.
  • The Code for America fellows – who are developing some community based tools for the city of Seattle – are looking for approximately 20 Blockwatch groups to test out their new software tools by using them to organize your Night Out parties.  THIS DOES NOT REPLACE REGISTERING YOUR NIGHT OUT EVENT WITH THE CITY.  The CFA folks simply want to get feedback on how their tools would work in organizing a neighborhood event and if it’s beneficial to you.  If you would like to participate, please contact Code for American fellow Anna Bloom, annab@codeforamerica.org.  For more information, visit: http://codeforamerica.org/seattle/.

Hope to see you there!
Deb

Deborah Greer
On behalf of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)
Email:  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com
Phone: 206-424-0040
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=337488370959

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