Hello neighbors!

Welcome once again to the on line home of the Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association. July is proving to be another beautiful month in our corner of Sunnyvale! The weather can't be better, and the LVNA calendar is starting to heat up!

Time running out for SCS Backpack drive!

Sunnyvale Community Services' summer food and backpack drive will end on August 1st. Check out the "SCS Backpack Drive" tab above to get details about this important cause. Please give what you can -- you'll be helping your neighbors out when they really need it.

Dumpster Day is a BIG Success!

Dumpster Day has come and gone, and the results are starting to come in. Information is still incomplete, but what we have heard so far points to another record breaking event.

  • According to Jerry Nabhan, General manager of the Sunnyvale SMaRT station, we filled up 56 Dumpsters during the event. he said we actually filled up the SMaRT Station recycling floor at one point. As of yet Jerry does not have final tonnage totals, but as soon as he gets them to me I will post the results here. Watch this space!
  • We donated about 8 tons of useable items to Goodwill. The Goodwill volunteer at the Lakewod School Site said "This was the best event we've ever been to. Everything was organized and we kept busy all day. I want to come back next year."
  • Our crew of dozens of volunteers did their usual outstanding job. Special thank to John Wanniger and Bonnie Smietanowska who drove the neighborhood, stopping by our Dumpster locations, picking up donations and delivering them to the Goodwill sites.

Here is a note from the coordinator at Goodwill:

Hi Fred,Good morning.
We have weighed in the donations from last Saturday's event for a total of 16,329 pounds. This will equate to a payment of $2,841.78 to the Lakewood Neighborhood Association. Thank you for all of your efforts in organizing the Donation Drive and ensuring that it was a success!

Many of us (Phyllis and I included) are sore and exhausted, but we know it was another job well done. Thanks to everyone who was involved! We'll see you all again next year.

National Night Out/Hot August Nights, August 5th

Our new Free Car Show is starting to take shape! We have half of the Lakewood Shopping Center parking lot assigned to us, we have a band, and we have lots more! Use the "Hot August Nights" tab to get more information, and to register if you want to show your cool car!

No August LVNA General Meeting

Because of our Hot August Nights event, there will be no general meeting of the LVNA in August. The next meeting will be held on September 10th. See you there!

Calling all interested people to help explore a new Daytime LVNA monthly meeting!

You have spoken and we have listened; now we are looking for a little more input from you. Our neighbor Dawn Haddaway has agreed to be the point person on setting up a new Daytime monthly LVNA meeting that will be held in addition to our normal evening meeting. The idea is to give people a chance to be involved in the LVNA who have difficulty getting to our normal Wednesday evening get together.

Let us know if you are able to attend a daytime meeting and which time is preferable. 9AM? 10AM? noon? What are your concerns for your neighborhood? What information would you like to see covered at the meetings? Will you have children with you? Will a picnic bench and playground meeting work better or a meeting room?

Please respond to either me or to Dawn Haddaway, dhaddaway@comcast.net , give her a call at 408-734-9084 - or post your comments on the LVNA Facebook group page!

Also, Dawn invites all interested parties to join her for a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at 10:00am in the Playground area of Lakewood Park, near the water feature. She will be there to meet with whoever stops by to talk about possibilities and alternatives. It should be an interesting discussion!

Once again I would like to ask for feedback about this new LVNA website. Please let me know what you think! Send me e-mail at fmfainc@gmail.com with your thoughts and ideas and/or profound philosophical observations. I'll post the best of them on the site and we can have a dialog.

I look forward to hearing from you!


PS: Check out the new LVNA Facebook Group Page! Lakewood Village LVNA

(Fred Fowler, President, Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association).