Update on 4th of July Festival and Other Takeaways from Virtual RPNA Board Meeting

The RPNA Board met briefly via Zoom on 4/16 to determine if we could meet virtually and discuss activities going forward during this time of social distancing and business shutdowns.  We were able to meet successfully, and key takeaways are as follows:

  • The Committee that was planning the 4th of July Festival will pivot to identify and plan alternative activity(s) that will allow for a celebration under safe social-distancing conditions.  We know it is early to make such a decision since conditions and guidelines are changing so quickly, but given the 4th of July festival takes months to plan, the board felt like this was the right decision to give us time to plan alternatives.  We know this is disappointing given the 4th of July Festival is a marquee event for our neighborhood, but we will do our best to plan fun alternatives.  Please e-mail SacramentoRPNA@gmail.com if you have ideas and would like to get involved with the planning committee (as a reminder, we usually have more ideas than we have volunteers to make them happen).
  • Sadly, board member member Shelley Hescock passed away. In honor of her years of dedication to the neighborhood and and the Neighborhood Patrol program, RPNA will be giving gifts to both SacPD and SacFire in her honor to thank them for their hard work on the front lines during the pandemic.  The board also appointed Justin Wisely to fill her board seat and to lead the Neighborhood Patrol given his active involvement with Shelley.  
  • The printer we work with that prints the RP Review is closed indefinitely.  If it does not open in time to print the June edition, the board is recommending we still do a digital version.

Since this virtual meeting was successful, we will hold our next board meeting on 5/21 at 730pm via Zoom with a more standard agenda and will extend an invitation to anyone in the neighborhood who wants to join.  We will distribute an agenda in advance with instructions for how to join.

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