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ELNA Meetings 2021

The ELNA Board meets on the second Monday of each month, unless we must reschedule due to a holiday.  Traditionally, we’ve met in the New York School library, 936 New York Street, but we’ll meet via zoom for the foreseeable future.  The link to the zoom meeting is always posted at the top of the … Continue reading »

ELNA Meeting Jan 2021

MONTHLY MEETING The ELNA Board and attending membership will meet again Monday January 11th from 7-9pm via zoom.  The agenda, as it is known, can always be viewed at Email Phil for zoom link and password.  


Hi Neighbors, I just wanted to let you all know that I delivered a laundry basket FULL of personal care items and *20* $25 Walmart gift cards to the DARE Center just before Christmas.  Loring Henderson, there at DARE, told me to pass on to you all that these items and cards will be very … Continue reading »

Neighborhood Needs Assessment

We’d like to hear from you. How are you faring in these topsy turvy days?  How can we help you?  How can we help you get the information you need? Please return/ respond by March 1st 2021 Assessment Return Options: return paper (found in your Jan Feb paper newsletter or HERE) by mail in an … Continue reading »

Adopt a Family Project 2020

Like all things 2020, ELNA’s holiday Adopt a Family effort will be different this year.  Instead of purchasing gifts for a single large family like usual, we’re adopting the DARE Center. If you’re unfamiliar, the DARE Center is the Drop-in And Rest facility for Lawrence’s houseless, or at risk of houselessness, citizens.  Located at 944 … Continue reading »

ELNA Meeting Dec 14th, 2020

The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association board and members will meet again on Monday December 14th, from 7-9pm, via zoom. Register in advance for this meeting: registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions, comments, needs to Lane at

Monthly ELNA Meeting — Nov 9th, Board Elections

The ELNA Board will meet again on Monday November 9th 7-9pm, via zoom. This is our special annual meeting at which the board of directors is selected. Aaron Paden, Dave Loewenstein, Phil Collison, Pam Blackburn, Hannah Sroor, Barry Shalinsky, Brenda Nunez, Josh Davis, Suzan Hampton, KT Walsh, Boog Highberger, and Anna McCoy have all expressed … Continue reading »

Need a Ride to Vote?

ELNA is organizing an effort to help our neighbors get out to vote. If you, or someone you know, needs a ride — to early voting, or to drop off your ballot, or to your polling place on election day — email Lane at We’ll connect you with someone.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED! First, the good news.  Over 650 registered voters in East Lawrence have already voted. The bad news, over 800 haven’t. It’s crunch time.  This week, we would like to contact as many voters as possible who have not voted and remind them of when, where and mechanics of voting. We will not be … Continue reading »