The Sterling Club, incorporated on August 28, 1919, is one of the few remaining icons for the historic Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, MN. If was founded during a time when African-Americans could not access the same accommodations as white community members. Original membership was a vast representation of professionals, including lawyers, government employees, war veterans, railroad workers, janitors,and postal workers; and all carried a vision of community-building.
On, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Commissioner Carter honored The Sterling Club with a proclamation on it’s official 100th anniversary.
The centennial celebration will culminate with a formal event on Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. where they will honor Richard Mann with the Lifetime of Service Award, and Mary Mackbee with the Outstanding Citizen Award.
Hosted by WFNU 94.1 FM
Do you believe local elections matter? Are you undecided? Still unsure if you're registered to vote and/or how rank choice voting works? Want to ask your City Council Ward 1 candidates a specific question?
If you answered yes to any of the above, please come join us for the Saint Paul City Council Ward 1 Candidate Forum held right here in Frogtown:
Friday, October 4, 2019
Kolap Restaurant: 601 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Yours truly will be moderating this event. Tony Schmitz will be timekeeping.
Event is free and open to the public. This City Council Ward 1 Candidate Forum will be recorded for future broadcast during my "Living Loud" replay time slot on WFNU 94.1 FM Saint Paul, Frogtown Community Radio.
As usual, we will be asking you to pass up your audience questions during candidates' opening statements to be asked during the main portion of the forum. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the candidates, hear their positions, voice concerns, and ask questions.
All Ward 1 candidates are confirmed as of 8/16:
Liz De La Torre
Abu Nayeem "Frogtown Crusader"
CM Dai Thao
Many thanks to Kolap Restaurant owner, Stevena Pen, for donating space/ sound for this event. Kitchen will remain open for the duration of the forum, so please feel free to order food and drink.
Guns Down Love Up Unity Festival
Hosted by Heritage Tea House
On Saturday, September 21st we are celebrating us and demanding that love replaces guns on our community.
Guns Down Love Up Unity Festival is a day to celebrate and uplift those we have lost to gun violence. This year's festival theme, "My Brother's Keeper" will highlight alternative solutions to decreasing gun violence through healing, laughter, and reconciliation.
The day will be filled with fun activities for the whole family;
- Educational gun violence outreach
- Healing spaces
- Creative spaces
- Cultural space
- Free Food
-African Americans are ten times more likely than white Americans to die by gun violence.
-68% of African American adults or someone they care for has experienced gun violence in their lifetime.
- Children exposed to violence are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol; suffer from depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder; resort to aggressive and violent behavior, and engage in criminal activity.
While the numbers may be shocking, the results aren't. Communities across America are discussing the trauma of gun violence and how to solve it. Guns Down. Love Up is bringing this conversation to the community residents of North Minneapolis. And We invite your organization to join us in supporting this vital mission as we focus on the impact of gun violence in our community.
This is the first in a series of educational events organized by the League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP) designed to inform the local voting public on issues relevant to our city and its residents. "Bail Me Out: Bail Reform in Minnesota" will explore the structure of the bail system and the problem of excessive bail and its impact on the community, especially vulnerable communities. Featured speakers include Judge N Nicole Starr, 2nd Judicial District, Ramsey County, and Tonja Honsey, Executive Director, Minnesota Freedom Fund. The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a nonprofit organization that pays criminal bail and immigration bons for those who cannot afford it. The organization stands against cash bail as unjust and they identify wealth-based discrimination as a vehicle by which the criminal justice system targets populations for structural violence.
The League of Women Voters of St. Paul (www.lwvsp.org), celebrating its 100th year in 2019, is dedicated to informed and active participation of citizens in government. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates. Future LWVSP talks will include topics such as election security, affordable housing, the National Popular Vote, and presidential primaries vs. caucuses in Minnesota. Please see the LWVSP event calendar for more information. This event will include Q and A, and there will be light refreshments.
Free and open to all
Medicare Changes in 2020
2019 Medicare Plan Questions?
What's New in Medicare in 2020?
Were you “deemed” into a Medicare program for 2019 because you were on the cost plan? Are you dissatisfied with your current program? Do you just want to see what options or changes are offered for 2020? Then come to this Educational Program. NO Specific Products will be presented and no SALES will be involved!
This event is FREE to attend. Please call: 651-646-2301 to RSVP.
Neighborhood Network for Seniors
A Living at Home/Block Nurse Program serving Union Park, Summit University, Mac-Groveland (north of St. Clair) Neighborhood Districts.
Selby Ave Jazz Fest Bike Ride
Join the Selby Ave Jazz Fest Bike Ride, hosted by Move Minnesota, Slow Roll Minneapolis, Model Cities, and Frogtown Farm. Meet us for a beautiful 7-8 mile bike ride that will highlight the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhood. Our group will ride at a relaxed pace. All kinds of bikes and skill levels are welcome—especially beginners.
Highlights will include visiting the Green Line, Frogtown Farms, and remembering the impact of I-94's construction and how it changed the neighborhood. Riders will join in on a New Orleans-style jazz parade and stroll toward the event stage to open the Jazz Fest!
After the ride, participants are invited to join us for some food, and explore different healthy and environmentally friendly ways to get around at our interactive station.
If you have questions or need a bike to ride with us, contact Mark Olivares - email@example.com, and we will do our best to help you out.
Planting at Lilydale Bluffs
Sat, October 05
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lilydale Regional Park - St Paul
Volunteers Needed: 100
Supervisors Needed: 10-15
This 100-person volunteer event is sponsored by our generous partner, the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. Volunteers will plant native seeds and plugs along a two-acre swath of land at Lilydale Bluffs in St. Paul. Significant erosion in the area has led to degrading bluffs and poor water quality in the nearby Mississippi River. The native plants will encourage habitat recovery and stabilize the bluff soils, a critical piece to improving the bluffs.
If you’d like to register as a group (Scout Troop, employees of a company, school group, gardening clubs, etc), please contact Genna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners and Funders: Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® Foundation, the Outdoor Heritage Fund & the City of Saint Paul.
The People's Fellowship
What is the People's Fellowship?
A fellowship is an opportunity for fellows to build for themselves, family and community. The People's Fellowship is for African American families guided by the Nguzo Saba principles, Self-Determination (Kujichagulia) and Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa). It's an opportunity to learn how to boost income while being set on a pathway to building wealth and assets for the future with culture at the center.
1. Attend NdCAD's Parent Power (Adult) & Sankofa (children k-8) and complete Self-Determinatinizing Plan
2. Complete Wealth & Asset Building Workshops (Adults & Youth)
3. Make Deposits into Invest-in-your-future accounts up to $50 per month
4. Complete My Pathway Plan with Ramsey County
5. Participate in 6 month Fellowship Journey (September 2019- March 2020)
Email or Call for Application:
Submit by mail:
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
451 Lexington Pkwy N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
1. Application Deadline:
August 16, 2019
2. Eligible Applicant Interviews:
August 26 - 30, 2019
3. Orientation: September 2019
This neighborhood is a beautiful, vibrant, and unique place! We want to celebrate it with you every day!
Follow us on Instagram at @summituniversity for pictures and videos of some of the neighborhood activities and programs we attend, as well as updates on our own projects.
SUPC BOARD ELECTIONS
There is so much going on in our neighborhood, and the Summit University Planning Council wants YOU to get involved! Elections are coming up in September, and now is your chance to file for elections. We have a number of openings, so don’t hesitate – contact the SUPC office for more details!
Join us for a SUPC Board Meet and Greet! Coffee and other refreshments will be provided.
SpringBox 262 University Ave
You can drop by, call, or email for more information!
627 Selby Ave
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