Winter 2012 Newsletter ~~~~~~~~~~~ Working together to make Noel better!
WE NEED YOUR IDEAS TO "MAKE NOEL BETTER"
Everyone has an idea, what is yours? This may be the best opportunity you'll ever have to contribute your suggestion.
Do you have an idea to "make Noel better? If your answer is yes then its now easier then ever to express your idea. Head over to www.4noel.com/nba/survey/ where you are clicks away from telling us your ideas! So please make sure you participate in "2012 Noel Brainstorming Survey".
of the survey
will be presented to the entire membership of the Noel Betterment
Association at a special meeting in early 2012.
person (or persons) who submitted the winning idea will receive a
special gift basket of fun & useful goodies, assembled from
donations by our Association's members.
The best ideas and suggestions we are looking for will have widespread benefit to everyone that lives, works, and plays in Noel. It is even more likely that your idea will win if you also offer a proposed method of funding your suggestion. It is easy to suggest something like: “Build a huge amusement theme park such as a smaller version of “Silver Dollar City” right outside Noel... And then there will be plenty of jobs, and then real estate prices will go up, and then kids will have something to keep them off the streets, etc...” BUT unfortunately, unless you also know of a way to fund such a multi-million-dollar idea, it isn't likely to go anywhere.
All that aside, don't let your imagination get too bogged down in the details either. It is good to exercise your imagination and think of creative ideas, even if you don't have all the “bugs” worked out of it yet!
It only takes a minute or two to share you idea, so why not do it now? www.4noel.com/nba/survey/
THE CLEANUP COMMITTEE, MAKING NOEL BETTER!Volunteers come together to help beautify Noel.
One of our most active committees is the cleanup committee. I recently spoke with cleanup committee chairperson Nancy Zeorlin about what the committee has been up to. The last cleanup was held in early October. Helping with the cleanup were the Methodist Church youth group, the Episcopal church, volunteers from the Somalian community, as well as members from the Noel Betterment Association. All these volunteers helped in picking up trash on the streets and alleys of Sulpher, Harmony and South Kings. Zeorlin also noted the consequential help of Shannon Gravette of Southwest Sanitation, and her generosity of having a trash truck on hand to accommodate all the waste. A cleanup similar to the one in October is being planned. The exact date has not been determined, but it will be after the first of the year. For anyone interested in joining the cleanup committee contact Nancy Zeorlin, or come to any of the regular Noel Betterment Association's meetings.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
I hope you enjoy this newsletter,
and find it informative and useful. As I've admitted on many
occasions, I have a bad habit of remaining silent a bit more than I
probably should. The old saying resonates in my head all too often:
“A closed mouth gathers no foot."
Regular "Third Thursday" Monthly
*As the days get longer and the nights less colder, we'll be moving our meetings back to the evening to allow for more particiaption from our members who are busy working during the days. Keep checking our website ( www.4noel.com/nba ) for the latest changes, or contact Mayor James Carroll at City Hall for the latest information.
Decorating for Christmas in a town which has the namesake of “Noel” could indeed be a very tall order. Not to be outdone, Decorating Committee Chairperson Marie Campbell, was up to the challenge. Campbell, along with others on the committee, and the Noel Street Department, helped make this year's decorations truly special! It started by having the first meeting. The agenda? To take inventory of all decorations. Then it was time for a “Christmas cleaning”. The decorations were power washed, and “spruced up” with new bows and ribbons! You should have also noticed some new decorations this year. There were a number of hanging pole decorations, acquired by Danae Murphy, donated from the city of Grove, OK. Also new are some very appealing standing decorations donated by Linda Glendenning. These were placed at the corner of Main and Gratz, as well as the lot next to Main Sweets. You can't help but be impressed with the decorations, although Campbell said for next year we're “going bigger and better”! That's certainly a tall order considering the accomplishments of this year. Finally, we cannot go without sincerely thanking Mike Strickland for all that he does in volunteering his time each year to hang the decorations. Thanks to everyone who made 2011 a decorative year for Noel!
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This newsletter is published seasonally, with special issues as needed, by the Noel Betterment Association, Inc. - a private non-profit corporation composed entirely of local volunteers who are working together to make Noel, Missouri a better place to live, work, and play. If you'd like to help, please let us know! Members need not be residents to join, and it is also not necessary to be a member to volunteer to help out on any committee or project.
To learn more about the Noel Betterment Association please visit 4Noel.com/NBA