Congratulations Oakland City Raiders!

A huge congratulations goes out to the Oakland City Raiders!!! They won their game yesterday against the Bellwood Falcons! Don’t they look awesome?!

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The Mighty Little Women of the Oakland City Raiders after a Fun Game of Soccer Golf on March 6- Yes’, It’s a Sport

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Tucker Avenue Community Engagement Meeting- Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Oakland City Meeting- Feb. 27, 2018 @ 6:30pm

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Greetings neighbors!

Our February Oakland City Community Organization’s general body meeting is this Tuesday 2/27 at Reverend James Orange Park 6:30. We will be joined by the Atlanta Land trust to discuss the upcoming Tucker Ave project. Representatives from the New Murphy Ave senior home will be there to share information. Also we have a new Captain in Zone 4 Capt. Brian Schiffbauer who will be there to meet with us as well.

Come and meet your neighbors…..

The OCCO’s general body meeting is the 4th Tuesday of every month.

Thanks,
Kyle

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Results of the Election- Congratulations are in order for the New Leadership

Congratulations are in order for the newly elected members of the Oakland City Community Organization.

The new leaders are: Kyle Lamont- President, Judy Walker- Vice President, and Catherine Slocum- Secretary. The returning leaders are Kimberly Carter- Treasurer, and Katavia Sloan- Parliamentarian.

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The Oakland City Raiders Spaghetti Dinner at Rev James Orange Park

Kudos go out to the city of Atlanta Parks and Rec staff- Ms. Bashir and Mr. Jones for hosting last week’s spaghetti dinner for the youth soccer team – the Oakland City Raiders. Coach Touissant spoke with parents about the upcoming season and the off-the-field-events that we have planned for the Oakland City Raiders. Please let other parents know about the opportunities for youth to learn and play soccer in the neighborhood. The coach can be reached at 404-680-0813.

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Upcoming Officer Elections- Feb 20, 2018

Neighbors,

Thank you to those of you that came out to the General Body Meeting on Tuesday night (2/6/18).Mke things happen

We’re excited about the level of engagement in the community.  The General Body voted to postpone elections for two weeks to allow all of the candidates that have expressed an interest in leading the organization to be present.

We will meet on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm at the Reverend James Orange Park Rec Center
If you are interested in throwing your name in the hat, it’s not too late.  Here are the open positions and committee chairs:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Parliamentarian
Committee Chairs:
Economic Development
Garden
Crime & Safety
Fort McPherson
Fundraising
Beautification / Historic Preservation
Communication

Lastly, it’s not too late to pay your dues to become a voting member.  Use this link to pay online and sign-up:

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Look Out for Design Engagement Meetings for 1091 Tucker Avenue

The Atlanta Land Trust is looking for your input/ideas for developing the property located at 1091 Tucker Avenue, which sits behind the Flea Market on Lee Street in Oakland City.  This housing development is part of the Transformation Alliance’s SPARCC project along Lee Street. It will be designed and implemented as a pilot project within the Equitable Development framework.  Robust community engagement, including a participatory design process with Oakland City residents and stakeholders, will be a signature part of the implementation.  Please look out for announcements of meeting dates and help the designers bring something unique, special, innovative, and trendsetting to Oakland City.  For more information, contact the Transformation Alliance at 404-463-3309.

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More Kids Wanted for the Oakland City Raiders Soccer Team- Spring Season Starts Next Week

soccerA HUGE thank you goes out to the parents, young athletes, coaches and staff of Soccer in the Streets for the success of the Oakland City Soccer Program at the Reverend James Orange Park last Fall.  Overall, the Fall season was a success but it still has room for growth. The goal is to increase the amount of kids in the program by connecting more with kids who are not part of the after-school program, and include Oakland City in all of the Spring season games. The  Westside Conference Spring Season starts on March 10th and ends on May 27th. The last game of the season will be their Annual Parent vs Kids Game.
The Oakland City program practices on Monday and Wednesdays from 4-5:15pm at  the James Orange Park. All practices are co-ed and the age groups are 5-12 years old. Kemar Brown and Rajay Banton are the Oakland City coaches. They have high levels of professional soccer experience and currently play for the Atlanta Silverbacks.  For more information,  contact Toussaint McClure at 404-680-0813 or by email at toussaint@soccerstreetsorg.20171102_170906

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Spread the word- Restorative Justice Summit this Saturday 10am to 2pm

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