Up and Coming at NVN
NORTHWEST VILLAGE NETWORK IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:
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Mon. Aug 7, 3:30-5pm, Monday Tea at High Point Cafe
*Thurs. Aug. 10, 10:30am. Out and About with the Arts Michener Art Museum
Fri. Aug 11, 2:30-3:30pm Needlecrafts change of venue
at Jane Schofer 215-248-3762
Mon. Aug 14, 3:30-5pm, Monday Tea at High Point Cafe
*Mon. Aug 21, Film Discussion and Pot Luck
CLICK ON THE Calendar TO SEE OTHER FUTURE EVENTS.
CLICK ON ACTIVITIES TO SEE A LIST AND LINKS TO ALL CURRENT ACTIVITIES
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What is meant by “registration recommended”? Your online registration helps us keep track of attendance, but registering is not required for attendance at events using this statement.
* For NVN members. Non-members are welcome to attend 3 times as guests.
To treat each other with respect
To share responsibility for making our network welcoming and caring
To encourage diversity in all aspects of our organization
To raise concerns in a positive way without blame or criticism
To support each other in meeting the challenges and joys of aging
To seek to be helpful to others throughout NW Phila.
Small groups provide the backbone of NVN life. When NVN members and engaged supporters identify a particular community need or interest, they may propose the development of an ongoing group to the NVN Board for approval.
Guidelines for Ongoing NVN Groups
We encourage NVN members to pursue new activities and areas of interest with other NVN members.
When informal, ad hoc groups or gatherings become “ongoing,” we want to make sure they are
integrated with other groups and activities under NVN’s umbrella, so we ask that they:
• Choose a coordinator who will provide a description of the ongoing group's purpose to the Program
• Once the Program Committee has approved the ongoing group, the coordinator will then facilitate the
group’s ongoing activities, coordinate calendar dates and topics with the Program Committee
to avoid overlap, and submit a list of attendees after each event to the Marketing/PR member
who compiles such data.
• Identify a person who will submit dates/times/location to the Marketing/PR committee for the
NVN calendar as well as any requests for a flier, a write-up on the website, and/or an e-mail
“blast” to the NVN mailing list.
Ongoing groups may have a co-coordinator or committee member who shares these
responsibilities and/or acts in the primary person’s absence.
Note: We ask that ongoing groups follow these three steps in order to take advantage of NVN
publications and communications, including the bulletin board.
1. Sharing Information: NVN provides information to its members and interested
supporters primarily through e-mail and the NVN website. However, if a household does not have access to e-mail or the Internet, we will send information by mail.
2. Use of mailing and e-mail lists: Contact information, including e-mail addresses, is considered personal and private, for the sole use of NVN. Only designated officers of the Board are authorized to utilize the general NVN mail and e-mail lists; therefore, anyone wishing to distribute information to the general list must contact the President or Vice- President. [See Directory for contact information] Interest group coordinators may maintain separate lists and distribute information to their particular group.
3. Public Statements: NVN’s President is the official spokesperson for the organization. Any member, volunteer, or NVN participant must have the prior approval of the NVN Board in order to represent the organization to the public or to other organizations in a formal way, particularly to the media. All written communications related to NVN are subject to approval
of the President or Board before being released. Routine requests for information concerning NVN can be handled through Board-approved informational brochures and fliers prepared for that purpose.
Conflict of Interest: According to the by-laws, Section 6.012,
“Whenever a member of the Board of Governors or officer has a financial or personal interest in any matter coming before the Board of Governors, the affected person shall (a) fully disclose the nature of the interest and (b) withdraw from discussion, lobbying, and voting on the matter. Any transaction or vote involving a potential conflict of interest shall be approved only when a majority of disinterested directors determine that it is in the best interest of the corporation to do so.” These same restrictions apply to interest group coordinators.