Read our November 2012 Newsletter
The North of Grand Neighborhood Association will hold its quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 beginning at 7 p.m. at Grand Suites, 3801 Grand Avenue, Des Moines.
Our special guest speaker will be Steve Wilke-Shapiro, who will discuss how to take advantage of Historic Tax Credits. Navigating your way through historic tax credits to make improvements to your home can be daunting. Wilke-Shapiro will give us some tips and valuable information to help those who qualify (homes in Middlesex or Greenwood Parks Plat). It’s like FREE money!
Wilke-Shapiro has Masters Degrees in both Architecture and Social Work. He is owner of renew Design Studio helping clients with creative renovation projects, as well as a designer with Silent Rivers Design + Build. He is an avid supporter of historic preservation efforts and began the Des Moines Rehabbers Club for homeowners interested in renovation. He resides in the Drake neighborhood with his wife, Rachel, and two children.
We will also hold our annual board elections. The following seats are up for re-election or are open this year:
Secretary: Sarah Oltrogge
At-Large: Justin Gross
At-Large: Colleen Kinney
At-Large: Matt Coen
Board members meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Attendance at quarterly membership meetings and participation on various committees and with events are expected of board members. We are a passionate group of people who want to make our neighborhood the best place to live in the metro! Please consider joining us!
Help Us Help Our Community This Holiday Season
If you’re planning to attend the NOG Quarterly Meeting, please consider bringing donated food items to benefit the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC). Des Moines University students are conducting a food drive “No Place for Hunger This Holiday.” NOG will be collecting non-parishable food items during the Nov. 13 meeting.
If you are not able to attend Tuesday’s meeting – please drop your non-perishable food donations to Kimberly Hansen, 4015 Woodland Avenue, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Please leave your food donations in the plastic bin on the front porch.