Beyond the TLAs: Your Neighbors in Action through MNA Committees

Bill Kirwin Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Alison Raffalovich Through this on-going series, I’ll take you on a brief spin through the various committees of the Mueller Neighborhood Association and introduce you to some key volunteers in each – in the hope that YOU’LL be inspired to get involved! Steering Committee These 13 people oversee the MNA overall with general oversight, goals and direction, creating and …

Call for MNA Steering Committee nominations

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

By Dennis Mick The Mueller Neighborhood Association’s (MNA) annual Springtime Egg Scramble, the 4th of July Parade and Festival, the Fall Fest, the network of block captains who facilitate neighbor-to-neighbor communications, the Front Porch Flyer, and much more, are building the sense of community that drew many of us to the unique Mueller neighborhood. These popular and effective community-building activities …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes, August 17, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Wildflower Terrace Time: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.  About 60 people were in attendance, many enjoying the pre-meeting mix-and-mingle time as well as delicious treats from neighborhood chef Ibrahima at [email protected] (more information below in the Local Business Spotlight section). Items: 1.      Greetings and Announcements [John Wooding] – Taylor Youngblood, current block captain committee chair, has joined the Steering Committee.  Dan …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Minutes August 7, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: HEB Community Room @ 1801 E 51st Street Time: 7-9 p.m. Attending:  John Wooding and Preston Tyree, Co-chairs; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Officio; Bart Jacob, Joan Quenan, Bart Glaser, Dan Updegrove Not attending: April Geruso, Penny Brandt, Suzanne O’Malley, Maria Salas Guests: Kathy Sokolic, Mohan Rao Items: 1.      Greetings and Pleasantries [John & Preston] 2.      Approval …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes July 20, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

9:45 – 10:05 Social   time with coffee and snacks. About 70 people were in attendance. 10:05 Welcome Visitors and New and Renewing Members,   John Wooding, co-chair On Sunday July 28 from 10-12 at Zach Scott and Tom Miller, the City of Austin will host a celebration of the newly configured intersection bike lane, parking, and signage on Zach Scott between …

Mueller Lake Park

July 3, 2019 MNA Steering Committee Minutes

MNA Secretary Article, Front Porch Flyer, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm In attendance:  Preston Tyree and John Wooding, Co-chairs; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Oficio; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin; Dan Updegrove; Bart Glaser; Maria Salas; Suzanne O’Malley. Not attending:  Bart Jacob; Joan Quenan; April Geruso. Items: Greetings and pleasantries [John …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, June 15, 2019

MNA Secretary Article, Front Porch Flyer, Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

▸     9:45 | Social Time ▸     10:05 | Welcome | Preston Tyree, Co-Chair Austin Energy expects to break ground this year on a new headquarters to house 850 employees on the 3.3 acre tract behind Texas Mutual Insurance.  They have not yet determined exactly which commercial tenants will occupy the ground floor. They have reached out to MNA Steering Committee …

4th of July Parade and Festival

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

Save the date! Please join your neighbors on the 4th of July for our annual Parade and Festival. The parade starts at Paggi Square at 9:00 am. The parade route will take us along Mattie St to Ella Wooten Park for music, treats, children activities including a costume/bike decorating contest and much more! Please follow and like us:

MNA General Meeting Minutes, May 18, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 9:45 – 11 a.m., ~45 attendees Items:                                                                                                                                            *Snacks & Socializing (15 mins) – Attendees enjoyed time to visit and the yummy bagels from Rosen’s brought by Vice Chair Richard Carr.  Two families signed up for four MNA memberships.                                                                                                                             Welcome [Preston Tyree, co-chair] – Ty also announced the upcoming POA (Property …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, May 8, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attending:  Preston Tyree, Co-Chair; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Joan Quenan; Bart Jacob; Dan Updegrove; Maria Salas; Bart Glaser Not attending: John Wooding, Co-Chair; Bill Kirwin; Suzanne O’Malley; April Geruso Items: Greetings and pleasantries [Preston] (5 mins) 7:00 – 7:05 Approval of …

Yard Sale Moved to Sunday

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

Due to possible inclement weather, the Mueller Yard Sale is moving to Sunday, April14 from 8-12. The donation truck that was originally scheduled for Saturday will be rescheduled for a later date, possibly Monday, April 15. We will keep you posted. Please follow and like us:

Egg Scramble

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy bounce houses (provided by MNA sponsor Eastside YMCA), Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo, face painting, hair chalking and braiding (provided by MNA sponsor Haute European Salon), music and puppets, and of course gathering eggs. There will be breakfast items from HEB and goodies from Colleen’s Kitchen and Quackenbush Bakery. Many eggs will …

April MNA Steering Committee Minutes

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attending:  John Wooding and Ty Preston, Co-chairs; Chair Ex Oficio Lila Valencia; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Maria Salas; Bart Jacob; Dan Updegrove; Joan Quenan; April Geruso; Suzanne O’Malley Incoming Block Captain Chair – Taylor Youngblood Not present:  …

Mueller Neighborhood Yard Sale

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

This is no (April Fools Day) joke – the Spring Mueller Yard Sale is coming! Saturday, April 13th from 8AM – 12PM. Gather up those goods, folks, and add on some lemonade stands for good measure. Following the yard sale, the MNA has arranged donation trucks for all of your loved, but unsold and donate-worthy goods. Donation trucks will be …

MNA General Meeting Notes, March 16, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Called to order at 10:15 by Preston Tyree, Co-President The February MNA General Meeting minutes are on the website. Treasurer report – Penny Brandt, Treasurer: (see below for details) Mueller Commission (PIAC) Update – Michael Jones The Mueller Commission (also known as PIAC, for Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission) is reviewing the March 4 Austin Fire Department …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, March 6, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Time: 7PM to 9PM In attendance:  John Wooding and Ty Preston, Co-chairs; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin; Dan Updegrove; Bart Jacob; Bart Glaser; Suzanne O’Malley; Joan Quenan Not present: Richard Carr, Vice Chair; April Geruso, Maria Salas Items: Greetings and pleasantries [John & Preston] Approval …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, February 16, 2019

MNA Secretary Article, Front Porch Flyer, Meeting Minutes

Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 Time: 10AM to 11AM, ~50 attendees Items: *Snacks & Socializing (15 mins)                                                                                                                             Call to Order [John] Notice of previous general meeting minutes [Alison Raffalovich] – have been posted on Mueller Neighborhood.org Pecan Street – Suzanne Russo, CEO: Unlocking the Energy-Water Nexus. Pecan Street is a 501c3 with headquarters located on Antone …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, February 6, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

MNA Steering Committee Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Time: 7PM to 9PM Attending: John Wooding and Preston (“Ty”) Tyree, Co-chairs; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Oficio; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin, Suzanne O’Malley, Bart Jacob, Bart Glaser, Joan Quenan Guests: Dennis Mick, Ani Colt, Luke Downs, Angela McPherson …

Rathgeber Village.

Rathgeber Village: Everyday Heroes in Mueller

Susan Egan Article, Front Porch Flyer

The journey of four non-profit organizations toward new, permanent homes began with Dick Rathgeber’s caring for other humans, his vision, and his ability to make things happen. Rathgeber Village sits near the intersection of Zach Scott Street and Manor Road, at the far east end of the Mueller neighborhood. The 17.6-acre plot of land was donated to the Austin Community …