You can take your trash to nearby sanitation drop-off centers:
The centers below are open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
5100 Grays Ave.
3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave.
BLUE RECYCLING BINS
Available at the sanitation centers listed above. (Please bring proof of
residence; 2 bins per household; FREE). Also available for purchase at
Rittenhouse Hardware or Lowe's.
Q&A ABOUT RUNNING FOR SOSNA'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WHAT IS SOSNA LOOKING FOR? In general, our board of directors is made
up of passionate individuals who love our neighborhood. We are
currently in need of a Board member or two with fundraising experience
and an accountant to fill our Treasurer role. We also want to ensure
that our Board is representative of our neighborhood's LGBTQIA+
and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities too.
But elections are up to the neighbors! The
voting process allows for the public to choose who they want to shape
the future of our neighborhood.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO RUN IF I RENT A HOME? Renters make up a large percentage of our
population so having representation is very important! Our bylaws state
that Board members must live/work in SOSNA's boundaries so you qualify!
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT? The time commitment is fairly flexible but
we encourage all board members to be involved in the capacity that
works for them. The required meeting is our Board Meeting on the last
Wednesday of every month for 2 hours in the evening. This is where we
all get up to speed on programs and initiatives that are happening (and
we do a lot in a month).
Most of our Board members also lead volunteer committees or other
initiatives so they dedicate more time each week. We do put our Board
Members to work and encourage them to attend community events when they
can. So depending on your engagement level and your capacity at any
point in time, it can range from 3 to 10+ hours per month.
DO I NEED TO HAVE BOARD EXPERIENCE?
DO I HAVE TO SERVE THE FULL 3 YEARS?
We'd like for this to be a yes but we know life happens. There technically is
no penalty for ending your term early but we do want to make sure we
have a full 15 person board so we can operate most efficiently and
effectively throughout the year.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO RUN FOR THE BOARD?
You can nominate yourself or someone else here (by
Friday, Oct 9). Once your nominated, we'll send out an email confirming
that the nominees want to run! If they're in, we send a short list of
questions for them to fill out (see past year's here).
We'll be posting responses on our website and at our office for people
to stop by and read up on our candidates. Then we'll host online voting
to select our next Board Members!
be a member, you must have your primary residence or who own real
estate within SOSNA’s boundaries, have a business owned and/or
headquartered within SOSNA’s boundaries, or direct a nonprofit
organization headquartered within SOSNA’s boundaries
Be willing to serve at least one (1) three (3) year term on the Board of Directors
Meet monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00p for our Board Meetings (virtually during COVID-19)
NO NAKED BALLOTS
ballots come with two envelopes—a “secrecy envelope” and a “Voter
Declaration envelope.” Nobody needs to know those terms, but you do have
to remember to include both envelopes, and sign the outside one.
If you don’t include both envelopes, your vote won’t be counted, according to last week’s Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion.
According to some projections, based on the rates at which people did
not include the secrecy ballot during the primary, this could lead to as
many as 20,000 votes in Philadelphia not being counted, and as many as
100,000 in Pennsylvania overall. The Biden campaign is taking this
seriously and launching a voter education campaign about the two envelopes.
The City Commissioners released illustrations of how to properly prepare
your ballot, and it’s worth fixating on this process because it is the
part that’s easiest to accidentally mess up if you’re not paying
attention. Make sure not to write anything on the inner envelope either,
as that’s another reason your ballot could be rejected.
via Philadelphia 3.0
COMMUNITY ZONING MEETING
1600 Carpenter (Hoa Binh Plaza)
FOR 1600 CARPENTER WILL PRESENT AT TO THE COMMUNITY FOR INPUT. THIS IS
AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING; NO VOTE WILL BE TAKEN.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00p
WHERE: South of South Neighborhood Association
1901 League Street, Unit B Phila. PA 19146 (entry on 19th Street) *limit of 6 people in SOSNA’s office; must wear facial protection the entire time.
SOSNA reserves the right to remove unwilling participants.
JOIN ZOOM (audio and visual)
Meeting ID: 668 974 7272
DIAL IN (audio only): +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
You can review site plans for each project here: https://bit.ly/2E4KDV0
If you’d like to request hard copies of the plans, please call Dawn Tancredi at +215 825 3587.
Neighbors, especially those that live around the above noted
property, are encouraged to view this meeting to ask questions and
provide feedback. Whether your support or oppose the project - your vote
Our neighborhood's beloved Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society suffered
from flooding in the basement of the Museum and is working to repair
and cover the cost of the damage. In addition, the Historical Society
and Museum has been closed due to COVID and unable to receive any
support loans or grants to subsidize their ongoing operational costs.
a folder for job resources to reference when looking for a new job,
career fair, training or other opportunities in the Philadelphia
area. We update the folder below weekly so check back often!
Although we would love to be racing alongside you this Fall, we will instead be celebrating our 12th Annual SWCC 5K with a self-paced virtual race! The 5K or Monster Mile can be completed anywhere between October 23rd and 31st.
Please sign up HERE to participate in the 2020 virtual race!
Our office will be closed until further notice. If you have any concerns or questions, you can reach our Executive Director, Nicole via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP US CREATE THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.
thoughtful donation is an impactful investment in our neighborhood, and
it helps SOSNA and our volunteers continue to be a resource for you and
engage more of our neighbors.
is only able to do our work with the support of our neighbors, our
neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We depend on the
countless hours our neighbors volunteer with us and we rely on generous
donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses to carry out our
mission of improving our community.
SOSNA is only able to do the work that we do with the support of our
neighbors, our neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We
depend on the countless hours our residents volunteer with SOSNA, and we
rely on generous donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses
to carry out our mission of improving our community.
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