President’s Message

Dear neighbors,

It is hard to believe that it is September!  We hope that you and your families had an exciting and memorable summer.  Your NANA leadership was busy this summer.    First of all, I would like to thank Ken Brawner for serving as NANA Captain for the Cincinnati Games. You will see on page 7 that NANA was well- represented and we won some medals. I am proud of NANA’s performance. Therefore, in addition to Ken, I would like to congratulate all of the NANA members who helped plan and participated in the Cincinnati Games. I participate in the Tennis Clinic at the Clinton Hills Swim Club and recently graduated from beginner to advanced beginner. It will be my goal to be ready to compete in Tennis in the next Cincinnati Games four years from now.

Additionally, we hope that you will be able to participate in our Labor Day Parade on September 5, 2016 at 10 am.  We will be meeting at 3937 Rose Hill.  This will be a fun activity for everyone. We also hope that you will be able to support our Party in the Park on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 4 pm – 9 pm in Seasongood Square Park.   There will be activities for children and adults as entertainment will be provided by Cincy Circus and the Leroy Ellington Band. In support of this event, we are still in need of volunteers. Please email Nina Caporale at if you will be able to volunteer for a few hours at Party in the Park.

I am disappointed to announce that our Caroline Harten, NANA’s Recording Secretary recently resigned from her office. If any NANA member has an interest in serving on the NANA Board as Recording Secretary, please mail me at .   I also would like to advise that we are working on NANA’s 2017 Community Budget Request, if you have ideas that you would like considered, please submit them to .   Finally, there was a joint meeting between NANA’s Strategic Development Committee and NABA on August 29, 2016 concerning next steps regarding the vacant lot located at Reading and Paddock Roads.  Two representatives from the City of Cincinnati’s Economic Development Department were in attendance to give the meeting attendees ideas on how to proceed.  If anyone is interested in the development of that property and serving on the committee, please contact Maura Wolf, NANA Strategic Development Committee Chair, at .

We look forward to seeing you at the Labor Day Parade Party in the Park and our next NANA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7 pm at the North Avondale Montessori School Cafetorium.

Marvin Masterson  


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