Commitee Volunteers Needed!!

RPIA needs volunteers for specific committees to assist the committee chair in improving our community.  If you are interested, either reply in the comments, message me, or email me at clovelace@lovelacekillen.com.

Committees:

Newsletter: Cade Lovelace is chairing this committee.  We need to make some major decisions regarding our newsletter and its distribution.  If you are interested in reporting, publishing, taking pictures for the newsletter, adding commentary for the newsletter, selling ads, or design, please join us. 

Historic Resources:  Donna Darner is the Director of Historic resources and this committee will be responsible for preserving the historic nature of our community.

Infrastructure:  Terri West is the Director of Infrastructure and she is looking for volunteers to assist her in improving the streets, sidewalks and parks in Ryan Place.

Parks and Green space:  This committee will assist the Director of Infrastructure in expanding and improving our green space. 

RPIA General Membership Meeting and Board Meeting - May 18th

The first general membership meeting

The first general membership meeting

On Monday, May 18th at 7 p.m. RPIA will hold its second General Membership Meeting of the year.  The meeting will be at St. John's Episcopal Church, Mitchell Hall, located at 2401 College Ave.  We hope to have as many members as last time!

This meeting will be in conjunction with a RPIA Board Meeting, and all of the Directors will be available to discuss their activities and their plans for the next few months.  We will be discussing the Ryan Place Clean Up event at the end of the month, our fundraising efforts, the Fourth of July Parade and Softball Tournament, updates on our communications, the status of the Elizabeth Boulevard Traffic Circles and other activities of the board.   We will have plenty of opportunities to discuss ways that members can become involved in our neighborhood.

We are also looking for ideas on how best to serve the neighborhood, so come ready to discuss.   And cookies will be provided by Old Neighborhood Grill! 

Below is the proposed agenda for the meeting.   

29th Annual Ryan Place Croquet Tournament

Ryan Place Croquet Tournament Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th, 10:00am

2530 Ryan Place Drive

 

Croquet Clinics

Sundays May 10 & 17, 2015, 4:00pm

2530 S. Adams

The 29th Annual Ryan Place Croquet Tournament will be held Monday, May 25, 2015 in historic Ryan Place.   The Ryan Place Croquet Tournament is a single elimination tournament with each team consisting of two players.

Play will begin 10:00am Monday morning on the Croquet Tournament’s Championship Court at the home of Tommy & Susan Drake, 2530 Ryan Place Drive.  Winners of the Preliminary Round will play immediately in the Championship Final.

You may bring a partner or meet a partner at the Preliminary Round.  Everyone who comes to the Preliminary Round is welcome to play.  All ages and skill levels can compete for a chance to be in the Championship Final.

 

Ryan Place Croquet Clinics

2530 South Adams

Sunday afternoons May 10 & 17 at 4:00pm Croquet Clinics will be held to review the game rules, teach the techniques and learn the strategies of croquet.  Previous winners will be the special guests to share their secrets for tournament success.

 

Ryan Place Croquet Tournament Summary of Rules:

The Game:  American nine-wicket croquet

Teams:    Each team shall consist of two players.  Every age is welcomed and encouraged to   pay.  Players do not have to reside in Ryan Place

Pairings:      Teams will be paired with other teams by a drawing to be held at 10:00am Monday, May 25, 2015.

Format:       Single elimination until one team from each is declared the winner.

Preliminary and Championship Finals: At the Ryan Place Croquet Tournament Championship Court.

Check your email inbox and historicryanplace.org for up to the minute information

Information: Tournament Director, Croquet Czar, 817 319 2363

 

RPIA Survey Results and General Meeting May 18th

The results are in!  Below is a summary of the results of the survey RPIA conducted in the month of March.  It shows how neighbors prefer to communicate and what events they want RPIA to emphasize.  Importantly, it also sheds light on the role our neighbors want for RPIA.
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Our next General Membership Meeting is May 18th at 7 p.m. at St. John's.  This meeting will be similar to a regular board meeting, with the Board Members updating the members on their activities.  Further, we will discuss these results and how to implement them.  Please plan on attending and participating in this discussion. 

Also, new ways to volunteer and contribute to our community will be made available. Refreshments will be provided and we will provide an update once more information is available.  

April Board Meeting

The RPIA Board had a great board meeting on Monday, April 20th.  It discussed new initiatives for the street directors and block captains, so keep an eye out for some exciting news.  The Traffic Circle Committee reported on its activity regarding resolving the watering and plant problems on Elizabeth Boulevard, and is awaiting city approve to finalize them. 

In event news, the Board approved the parade route for the 4th of July Parade and discussed practicing for the Ryan Place v. Fairmount Softball Game.  The Board also reviewed the results from the recent neighborhood wide survey, and will be releasing those soon.  The Board discussed how to implement the requests made through the survey.  Finally, the treasurer reported that our fundraising is approximately 20% ahead of last year.  A complete description of the meeting will be available in the minutes, which will be posted after they are approved in May.    

The next meeting is May 18th, and it will be a General Membership Meeting.  So if you want to give the board a suggestion or volunteer, come prepared.  More information will follow regarding that meeting.

 Go Ruth!

 Go Ruth!

Upcoming Master Thoroughfare Plan Meeting

If mobility issues grind your gears, mark your calendar for an upcoming Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP) meeting.

 The MTP is a long range plan that identifies the types of roadway improvements that are needed to keep up with population growth. The 2015 update, underway now, is aimed at improving street and pedestrian connectivity as well as offering more modes of transportation that are easy to use throughout the city. The previous update was completed in 2009 and, since then, the city has added 60,750 people, an 8.5 percent increase.

 Give your feedback on transportation issues and help shape the latest version of the plan at one of four meetings this April. All meeting will run from 6 to 7 p.m., preceded by an open house at 5:30 p.m.

 April 7: Central Library, 500 W. Third St. (already took place)

April 8: Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.

April 9: Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

April 13: Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane.

 You can also give feedback online at www.YourFortWorth.org or visit www.fortworthtexas.gov/mtp for more information.

Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes Needs Committee Members

Attention All Volunteers! For the first time, the Candlelight Christmas Tour in Ryan Place is an RPIA supported event. That means that the tour is RPIA's fundraiser for the year. Anissa Allen has agreed to chair the committee that organizes the event. She did a great job last year introducing the progressive dinner and Santa event along with the beautiful tour of homes!

She needs volunteers to join the committee from Ryan Place. Anissa is looking for 12 to 15 motivated workers. The committee will plan, organize and implement the December neighborhood home tour fundraiser. The work starts in May and the committee will meet once a month until December.

If you have interest in planning events, sponsorship, advertising or marketing, please consider joining and helping with the neighborhood fundraiser.

Comment below if you are interested or email to: anissamallen@gmail.com

RPIA General Membership Meeting: MOVED A WEEK

UPDATE: After conferring with the Ryan Place BBQ Company, we have decide to move the event to March 29th, at the same time and location. Same speakers and hopefully the weather will cooperate!

Hosted with the Ryan Place BBQ Company, the first General Membership meeting of the year will include food cooked by your neighbors and speakers from the city of Fort Worth. Our City Council Representative, Ann Zadeh has agreed to speak, along with Officer Fernando Molinar from Code Compliance and Tracey Edwards from the Neighborhood Education Office. The association will also give an update on our activity.  The Demel's are hosting us at 1302 Elizabeth Blvd at 3 p.m. Bring a dish and join us!

Sign up for a dish here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1412186282416800/

 

Meeting Summary March 2015

We had a great RPIA March Board meeting last night!

  • We heard from Officer Guadarrama, and a member of State Rep. Ramon Romero's office also stopped by to introduce herself.
  • Members of the Board gave updates on several initiatives including Block Captain recruitment, the neighborhood survey, new neighbors, fundraising efforts, traffic circles, and new communications initiatives.
  • Members were also reminded about the upcoming General Membership Meeting and Easter Egg Hunt.
  • In addition, the Board took an important vote to move forward with combining the RPIA and CCRP organizations.

A more detailed account of the meeting will be provided in the official minutes on the website once they're approved. And we we're happy to discuss any of this with you at the General Membership Meeting this Sunday at 3:00. Hope to see you there!