GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2016, July 19

GPNA Meeting Minutes


Date:                                                    July 19, 2016
Time:                                                   7:40 pm to 8:35 pm
Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                            Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                          Kristin Andris - Secretary
                                                        Michelle Botwinick – Treasurer
                                                        Rob Bernier – Economic Development
                                                         Chris Newman - Public Safety
                                                    Paul Simo - Homes and History
                                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology

7:40 pm            Meeting Commenced

President, Lauren Rocereta

  • Welcomed everyone, explained the agenda and open floor rules, and voting eligibility
  • Thank you to Zoo Atlanta for allowing the use of the building for the meeting
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Summer Shade Festival is August 27 & 28
  • Bronx Day - Event support requested, but event organizer not present
    • Motion to deter to NPU approved unanimously
  • Oakland Cemetery: Sunday in the Park and Capturing the Spirit Tours
    • Motion to support bothevents approved unanimously
  • Atlanta City Council Community Liason, Danielle Carney -, 678-590-1567
  • City Council Member Carla Smith
    • BeltLine is accepting ideas on our portion of the trail. Visit to stay up to date on meetings where you can share your input
  • Run Before You Crawl Check Presentation
    • The Fundraiser donated $4,500 to the Grant Park Security Patrol, which will support 120 hours of patrol time
  • GPPN Update, Jessica Rayborn
    • Review of upcoming events
    • A new playgroup has started for babies born Sept. 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017

Vice President, Jeffrey Rogers

  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • June minutes presented
Treasurer, Michelle Botwinick
  • You can register your Kroger Plus Card so that Kroger donates to GPNA for purchases you make
  • You can also select GPNA as the recipient for AmazonSmile donations. When you shop through Amazon, Amazon will donate to GPNA.
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Follow Court Watch to see how you can advocate for your community's safety at trials
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing [email protected] 
  • Zone 6 APD update - Lt. Floyd, Zone 6
    • Update on Crime
    • Keep your car clean and be aware of your surroundings

Philanthropic, Tom Merandi

  • Motion approved unanimously to provide $500 to Nicholas House for school supplies


  • Mothball Update 


  • Sign up at and follow us on Facebook

Homes & History
  • Efforts underway to look into expanding the National Historical Register District
  • Preservation Tip of the Month: Do not pressure wash siding on historic homes.

Open Floor Discussion:

  • Introduction: David Dryer, Candidate for House District 59 with run-off election on July 26
  • Trees Atlanta offers workshops on the proper pruning of trees. Next one is the first weekend in August

June minutes approved unanimously.

8:35 pm - Meeting Adjourned