OSHNA's Information & Outreach committee has been conducting a survey for a few months now. The purpose of this survey is to guide the Board of Director's decisions in the coming years to be more in line with what the neighborhood wants. This will take the form of a strategic plan which will drive budgets, fundraising, and other activities.
The comments have been especially informative. Everyone who took the time to complete the survey is thanked, and especially those that took extra time to fill out personal comments. Your efforts will not be wasted.
Hurricane Season officially started this week. Tampa usually doesn't get any major storms until late Summer but you should be planning for them now. Create an evacuation kit in advance and place it somewhere easy to get to. Stock your pantry with foods that can last without refrigeration. Even if you do not need to evacuate, you may still find yourself without power for days or longer. Consider that ATMs and credit card readers may not function during power outages.
Links, Checklist, and Tips to help get you through this season. Share your own tips with neighbors in the comments.
OSHNA is looking for members to volunteer an hour or two this coming Sunday to help staff our booth at the Seminole Heights Sunday Market. If you are interested in spending time with other OSHNA members at this wonderful event, just let us know.
[Updated: THANKS to all the volunteers that showed up on Sunday. Perfect weather and lots of neighbors to chat with. We even got a few volunteers to sign up for other projects. Woohoo! -Shawn ]
Yanni's petsitting and walking team, the San Carlos Tavern, and the SPCA were happily washing dogs Saturday afternoon. With two dog washing stations and plenty of helping hands, this is the sort of pleasant afternoon activity that makes our neighborhood great. Seminole Heights may be known for its gracious porches, but we are a dog-loving bunch as well.
For a mere $10 donation, my two dogs got pampered by Yanni and her gang while I enjoyed a beer on the new deck at the San Carlos tavern. Dogs were walking in and out of the bar, the deck, and everywhere else. Big dogs like Hooch and little weiner dogs scampering around. Not all of the dogs were thrilled about getting wet, of course. One in particular hid under a table to get out of the sun and away from the water.
Slideshow below the break...