There will be no monthly meeting in December. The next scheduled meeting is for Thursday, January 9th at a time and place TBD.
Happy Holidays to all!
Thursday, November 14th, 7-9pm; Vickery Towers, Dining Room, 5623 Belmont Avenue.
The neighborhood association’s annual meeting will be held
on Thursday, November 14th at 7pm, when the 2014 VPNA Board of Directors will
be elected into office. Following tradition of past years, we will also host a
pot luck holiday feast and neighborhood artisan faire, giving everyone a jump
start on the holiday season.
The nominating committee will present a slate of candidates
for the 2014 VPNA board of directors, four officers and a minimum of
five/maximum of nine members at large. Nominations will also be taken from the
floor. Proof of residency required to vote in the election. (Please show as you
The Pot Luck dinner will be generously provided by the
current VPNA board and committee members. If you have a special dish that you
would like to share, please bring it. Beer, wine and beverages will also be
Live local—you bet! You can’t go more local then you own
neighborhood! Come see what our neighborhood artists have to offer:
• Origami Ornaments made by Isabel & Katherine Adams
• Jewelry and Accessories by Maria Gonzalez
• Mexican Hand-Embroidered Pillows from Candy Hearne
• Recycled Glass, both functional & artwork by Mathew
• Oil Paintings on canvas by Laura Petka
• Beaded Jewelry and Found Object Art by Charlotte Lindsey
• Stella & Dot Jewelry presented by Kasey Pozzi
• Botanical Mono-Print Cards by Teresa Wyatt van der Enden
• Vickery Place merchandise such as T-shirts, beer glasses,
wine glasses, commemorative plaques, note cards and Sign Toppers also
Join us for trick-or-treating, fun and games at our first annual VPNA Children’s Halloween Party! ** Just added: Musicians & Acrobats!! **
WHEN: Thursday October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30
WHERE: Host Home/Check In 5603 Willis. There are five homes on the route (5600 blocks of Richard & 5600 Miller)You must check-in to take full advantage of the event. Parents must accompany children for the duration of the event.
WHAT: Goodie Bags, Trick or Treat Stops EnRoute & Activity Stations including Crafts, Photo Booth and Story Telling by Texas Treasure Rosemary Rumbley, Musicians & Acrobats.
This event is aimed towards children elementary age and under. With a Vickery Place newsletter, 2 children
can participate for free; without the newsletter or additional children, we
recommend a $5 donation per child to the Vickery Place Neighborhood
Check-in will begin at 5:30 at the northeast corner of Worcola and
Willis. You must check-in to take full advantage of the
event. Parents must accompany children for the duration of the
Volunteers are welcome!
Email us at email@example.com for
Stay tuned to Facebook, this web site and email blasts.
Tuesday, October 1st from 6pm - 8pm; 2600 block of Glencoe, between Miller & Willis.
This year marks the 30th Annual “National Night Out Against Crime." Each year VPNA makes a huge effort to gather as many neighbors as possible for our annual National Night Out Against Crime block party. At the Block Party we enjoy food, entertainment, a raffle, and most importantly, an opportunity to get to know our neighbors and build our community! (Pics from 2011)(Pics from 2012)
It was a SMASHING hit last year, so back by popular demand... FOOD TRUCKS! Joining us again are Ruthie's Food Truck specializing in amazing sandwiches on artisan bread with fine cheeses, Jo Dawg's Food Truck serving custom hot dogs, links, polish sausages & bratwurst, and Wackym's Kitchen serving delicious cookies and treats. And new this year - for kids big and small - is Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles.
As for beverages, we'll have bottled water, soft drinks, and two kegs of beer - Lakewood Lager and Rock Ryder - from the Lakewood Brewing Company!
And for entertainment, back again is Vickery Place resident Salim Nourallah. You will also have the chance to visit with our local Dallas Police Department officers, our City Council Members and other City of Dallas representatives.
Admission to the NNO Block Party is free, but be sure to bring some cash for food trucks, games, kids’ activities, and raffle tickets. Beer will be available for a donation.
VPNA will also have an information table where you can purchase Vickery Place t-shirts and glasses and sign up for our crime watch e-newsletter and get your car sticker.
Hope to see you there and please tell your neighbors!
Thursday, September 12th; 7 to 9 PM
Vickery Towers, 5619 Belmont Avenue
For our next general meeting and leading up to our October 1st
Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) Against Crime block party, we will refocus our
attention on Vickery Place’s crime watch efforts. Officer Camacho and Officer Le, members of
the Dallas Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Team, will be on hand to
discuss current crime trends in our neighborhood. They will also discuss many of the new tools
that the Dallas Police Department has implemented, such as the iWatchDallas
mobile app (http://dallas.iwatch911.us/)
for reporting crime, and how you can schedule a free home security survey with
the Neighborhood Policing Team (which can lower your insurance rates). At the end of the session, we encourage you
to ask questions and give us your opinion on how Vickery Place can improve our
Crime Watch effort.
Also – did you know that “VP” Vickery Place window stickers
are also available for your car? Placing
one of these stickers on your rear car window allows our local police officers
to quickly identify cars that belong in the neighborhood. You may pick up your “VP” sticker at this
meeting, at our October 1st NNO block party, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please come join us on Thursday, September 12th
to see how you can help yourself and our neighborhood’s crime watch
@ The Londoner, Thursday, August 8th from 7 PM to 9 PM. Meet Philip Kingston, our new District 14 Dallas City
Councilman, at The Londoner - Greenville Ave (2817 Greenville Ave, second floor, mezzanine
level) for our August 8th VPNA general meeting. Happy
hour drink specials will be available for VPNA attendees and a $5 contribution
will be requested to offset some of the appetizer costs. Please join us!
7pm @ Vickery Towers (5619 Belmont Avenue)
Summer is here, time for outdoor fun and family recreation! One popular destination just a few miles from Vickery Place is White Rock Lake. There you will discover all kinds of things to see and do, such as sailing, rowing, fishing, bird watching, biking and walking trails, picnic areas, and of course the Dallas Arboretum and the Bath House Cultural Center. But, did you ever stop to wonder when and how this scenic sanctuary began? So much of the life and history of Dallas is echoed through the life and history of White Rock Lake.
Come take a journey through time! Discover how White Rock Lake moved from being a water source 10 miles outside of Dallas to an urban oasis enjoyed by over two million visitors a year. Join us for the July 11th general meeting and hear guest speaker Sally Rodriguez, author of the book "Images of America, White Rock Lake". Sally has over 30 years of experience with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department and has become the department's historian charged with promoting the Park & Recreation Department's historic legacy.
We will also have a brief update from the Dallas Police Department on crime activity in our area and ways to keep your home and family safe this summer. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. See you there!
Click here to go to the online store and purchase your tickets before they sell out!
The third annual Vickery Place Food &
Wine Walk in support of the VPNA will take place on Saturday June 8th at
, and will feature three stops at beautiful porches and front lawns
on a walkable route through our neighborhood. This year we will have
delicious selections of food provided by local restaurants, and
perfectly paired with fine wines and Champagne. Tickets for the event
may be purchased online for $40 each
up to 24 hours before the event,
and for $50 on the day of the event, which includes a 10oz laser-etched
keepsake wine glass. There is also a VIP after-party featuring even more
catered food, wine and music, for an additional $10 per person
. We are
looking for a few more volunteers to help with the event, who will also
be awarded free access to the VIP event. Please contact us at
email@example.com if you would like to volunteer at the event,
or for donation or sponsorship offers.
order to keep the crowd size more intimate and manageable, we have to
limit ticket sales to no more than 85 people. Last year we sold out
online days before the event, so reserve your spot as soon as you can to
avoid disappointment! Please note that tickets may only be sold to
those 21 and over. Tickets are not refundable, but due to the demand,
there is usually no problem in selling a ticket to someone else (via our
facebook page for example) if you discover that you can't make the date
for some reason.
Thursday, May 9th at Vickery Towers at 7pm. The picturesque canopies of trees that line the
streets of Vickery Place make our neighborhood a unique and special place to
live. Besides beautifying the
neighborhood, trees improve our air quality, buffer noise, and naturally cool
our yards. Did you know that the
temperature around a shade tree can feel 15° cooler than in the sun? And don’t forget, leaves can be turned
into wonderful compost for your garden.
the years, Vickery Place has lost many of its mature trees to storms, disease and
drought. Proper care and maintenance can
help sustain the health of your trees even thru less suitable conditions.
For the May 9th VPNA General Meeting we have invited guest speaker Steve
Houser to provide tips on how to care for your trees, especially when faced
with drought and other forces of nature.
Steve is the President and owner of a tree-care expert firm operating in
the North Texas area for over 32 years, among the first arborists in Texas to
be certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, certified member
and instructor for the Dallas County Master Gardeners and the North Texas
Master Naturalist programs, founding member and Past President for the Dallas
Historic Tree Coalition, founding member and past Chairman for the City of
Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee.
The May meeting will be held in the Vickery Towers
main dining hall. Delicious chicken fingers and sweet ice tea will be provided by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, located at 5030 Greenville Avenue. Please
The May 11th City Council elections are fast approaching! Because Vickery Place consists of two council districts, we are working with surrounding neighborhoods to host TWO Council Candidate Forums. These forums allow you to meet and listen to each candidate as they respond to our questions.
City Council District 14 Candidate Forum - Thursday, April 11th, 7 pm at Vickery Towers, 5619 Belmont Avenue.
Because there are SEVEN candidates for this seat, we will operate on a fairly strict timetable to ensure everyone equal time. The format will allow an opening statement and probably a closing wrap-up comment of up to 2 minutes for each candidate to introduce themselves, and a series of no more than 10 questions, posed by the moderator. The moderator will be Bruce Thomas, an attorney and a Vickery Place resident.
Sponsors of the District 14 forum include: Belmont Neighborhood Association, Cochran Heights Neighborhood Association, Dallas Homeowners League, Edgemont Park Conservation District, Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association, Junius Heights Historic District, Lakewood Heights Neighborhood Association, Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association, Munger Place Historic District Association, Swiss Avenue Historic District and Vickery Place Neighborhood Association. A detailed map of these sponsoring neighborhoods can be found in the Resource Center section of this website.
City Council District 2 Candidate Forum - Wednesday, April 17th, 7 pm at Vickery Towers, 5619 Belmont Avenue.
Since we have four candidates for this seat, again in the interest of time, we will operate on a strict timeline. The format will be similar to the previous forum, and Vickery Place resident Bruce Thomas will once again serve as moderator.
Sponsors of the District 2 forum include: Vickery Place NA, Lower Greenville West NA, Henderson NA and the Dallas Homeowners League.
We expect the Q&A portion of each event to run about 90 minutes followed by an opportunity for audience members to meet and greet candidates on a personal level.
Not sure which District you reside in? Please see the map below or visit http://gis.dallascityhall.com/EnterpriseGIS/CouncilStaticMaps.htm.
If you are not already registered to vote, we will be registering new voters the night of the District 14 (April 11th) candidate forums--you will be eligible to vote in the May 11th election.
Vickery Place Neighborhood Association Board