Proposed ELNA Bylaws, June 14, 2021

ELNA’s Officers and Board are proposing new bylaws.  The new bylaws closely resemble the existing bylaws, with some important changes that will allow our neighborhood association to apply for non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.  Other changes strengthen our non-discrimination and inclusion policies, strengthen our statement of purpose and make changes to our … Continue reading »


The ELNA Board and attending membership will meet again on Monday May 10th, via zoom, from 7-9pm.  The agenda as it is known, is always available at zoom information is listed at the top of the agenda.  If you have trouble accessing the zoom information, contact  

ELNA Meeting April 2021

The ELNA Board, attending membership, and guests will meet again on Monday April 12th 2021, from 7-9pm via zoom. Agenda items include guests from a new La Yarda film and updates from City and Community projects. The agenda, as it is known, can be viewed at The zoom link is listed at the top … Continue reading »


You can rent a tiller or a mower from ELNA for a very reasonable fee.  Please be prepared to provide your own transportation Rent the tiller for $20 per half day, or the mower for $10. To arrange to borrow the mower or tiller, contact Phil by phone, text, or email at 785-843-8098 or

Become an ELNA Sponsor

ELNA has been the advocacy voice for East Lawrence for nearly a half century.  For over 40 years, our work has been partially funded by small annual Community Development Block Grants.  After a significant funding cut last year, we were disappointed to be informed by City staff in January that we should not expect to … Continue reading »

ELNA Meeting Monday March 8th, 2021

The ELNA Board and attending membership will meet again Monday March 8th, via zoom, from 7-9pm.  Please pre-register to attend by emailing Phil  The agenda, as it is known, can always be viewed at

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 »