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Boiler Blast Job Requests…

Hey New Chauncey!Boilermakers

Make sure to get your Boiler Blast job requests in as soon as possible.

What’s Boiler Blast you say?

Boiler Blast is organized each year by the  Civic Engagement & Leadership Development (CELD, formerly BVN) and gives Purdue students an opportunity to give back to the community by providing volunteer service. The students have a good time as they give neighboring areas a little TLC. It is a big win for everyone.

This year, the Boiler Blast Committee goal is  this year is 1,500 students and 200 resident participants, so they will have a lot of students ready to help you out.

What projects are eligible?

In addition to on campus projects and projects for the City, students have tackled all kinds of projects around the neighborhood including the always popular “window cleaning.” Other past projects have included:

  • Clearing large hillsides of leaves, debris, and litter,
  • Helping Scott with the Day Lilly beds in the New Chauncey Neighborhood
  • Collecting scrap concrete and debris from neighborhood ally ways
  • Building planter boxes
  • Picking up trash and garbage along the streets and alleys of New Chauncey

When is Bolier Blast?

Boiler Blast will take place on Saturday April 5th, 2014. You can expect the students to start arriving  in the neighborhood after 10:00 or so.

Submit your job request today!

To aid in the planning process, the Boiler Blast Committee has requested us to submit our job requests to them just as soon as possible. Please complete the form on their website with your request

Can I help out?

I’m so glad that you asked. We will need 6-8 volunteers from the neighborhood to help coordinate the New Chauncey specific jobs. Traditionally there have been 3-4 drop off locations for the students who are going to help out on the neighborhood projects. Our neighborhood volunteers provide maps and taks specifics for these students. It takes about an hour on Saturday morning. Please contact us to volunteer 

Also, we need a pickup truck (any size will do) to collect the bags of debris the students will leave on corners in New Chauncey. This is a two person job (a driver and someone to help grab the bags and put them in the truck). This is about a 90 minute job start to finish and is done sometime in the early afternoon. Again, please let us know if you can help us out with this small task.

West Lafayette and Annexation

What does it mean to me?

What does it mean for New Chauncey?

What does it mean for West Lafayette?

Join the League of Women Voters and the West Lafayette Public Library as Mayor John Dennis, members of his administrative team and other community leaders discuss this topic in a public and moderated program about the future of the City of West Lafayette.

WHEN: Tuesday evening, November 12 at 7 pm

WHERE: West Lafayette Public Library meeting rooms, 2nd floor of the Library

Free parking in the library garage

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS® OF GREATER LAFAYETTE

West Lafayette Public Library

League Of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette

2013 Halloween Parade

NCN Halloween Parade
Parade Master Paul Bower

Join the tradition of our Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 27th, 2013!

Kids, adults, household companion animals are all encouraged to don their favorite costume and parade from the corner of Rose and Lincoln to Lincoln Park.

Halloween Parade Map 2013

Goodie bags, awards and snacks will be available.  It’s a great time whether you are a participant or a spectator.

Come Join us!

Parade steps off at 3:00 pm, please arrive at Rose and Lincoln at about 2:50 to “sign in”

NCN Halloween Parade

2013 NCNA Annual Meeting

The New Chauncey NeighborhoodJoin us for a quick meeting (right, no one like meetings, should we be calling this a community gathering??) and learn what’s happening in the neighborhood, volunteer for important neighborhood activities and of course you can pay your dues. We are working on the agenda right now, and if there is something you’d like to have discussed, please let us know right away using our contact form.

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association will be held on  Monday, October 14 from 6 to 8 PM at the Morton Community Center in Room 106

2013 Labor Day Picnic

Lincoln Park  Labor Day Picnic!On Labor Day (Monday 9/2) at 5:00 PM make sure you join us with your family at our great neighborhood park on Lincoln Street for fun, food and festivities.  Your neighborhood association will provide drinks, burgers, hot dogs and buns.  Please bring your own table service and a generous dish to share.  Reservations encouragedemail us, or respond to the eVite you receive (if we have your email address – if you’re not sure, please email us, directly!)

Purdue, New Chauncey, & West Lafayette to Welcome Boilermakers Back

For the 14th consecutive year, volunteers from New Chauncey, the City, and Purdue will walk around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods. On the evening of Tuesday,  August 27 the annual Meet & Greet of students living off campus will occur welcoming them back to West Lafayette and Purdue.Purdue University

There are a couple of changes to this year’s Meet and Greet , see below for details.

“This is a wonderful tradition that welcomes students living off campus and shows them they are a valued and vital part of both the Purdue and West Lafayette communities,” said Melissa Exum, vice president for student affairs. “Our goal is to meet students face-to-face as they move into their new neighborhoods and ease their transition into the community.

Kyle Pendergast, president of Purdue Student Government, said it is important to reach out early before people get settled in so they feel close to campus.

“The closer they feel, the more likely they are to get involved”  Pendergast said. “Meg Highley (vice-president of PSG) and I created Team Purdue, our campaign theme,to stress the idea that everyone at Purdue is a team dedicated to improving our university.  We can’t do that unless all students are involved.

“Meet and Greet” is an especially important event for newly arrived graduate students living the area, stated by Blake Hylton (president oThe New Chauncey Neighborhoodf Purdue Graduate Student Government).   By nature of our programs, we don’t often have the opportunity to engage in the larger campus or West Lafayette community, so events like this can really go a long way towards building those bridges. For those students with families, the involvement of city representatives like Mayor Dennis really goes the extra mile to make them feel welcome here in West Lafayette, Hylton said.

This year the volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at the corner of West Stadium Avenue and Northwestern Avenue.  Volunteers receive a gold Meet and Greet T-shirt, a street map of the near-campus neighborhoods showing student residences, and door hangers with information about Purdue and West Lafayette that they will leave at each residence they visit, Exum said.

Volunteers will then divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits.

Meet and Greet is arranged jointly by the Purdue University and West Lafayette Community Partnership teams.  Exum is the chair of the Purdue team and Pendergast is a member of the group.

“The main purpose of the teams is to work together to build on the strong relationship between Purdue and the city of West Lafayette,” said Beverly Shaw, chair of the West Lafayette team and marketing and grants administrator for West Lafayette.

“Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be,” Mayor John Dennis said. “We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette.”

Meet and Greet is open to all West Lafayette residents and Purdue community members who want to volunteer.

Property Management Signs

For those of you who were not in attendance at the City Council meeting last night, we had a very well received entourage of Property Management Signs scare our neighborhoodpresentations regarding the proliferation of property management signs in our neighborhood, next steps, etc.

A big thanks to Peter BunderTom and Sarah MustilloColin William, and the others who presented this evening.

The City Attorney, Eric Burns, asked Zachary Baiel if we could provide any information regarding the signs growth in our neighborhood; specifically, when the signs started to appear.

So, if you have any information about the signs near your home, please fill out our convenient online form.

Thanks!Property Management Signs scare our neighborhood

New WL Trash Ordinance

Just a reminder that the new WL trash ordinance  went into effect on 7/1/2013.City of West Lafayette

Here are a few important features of the new trash ordinance.

  • The new monthly trash fee/rate is  $16.00.  This includes weekly, curbside pickup of trash, recycle and yard waste.  The drop off recycle center at 705  S. River Road is always open.
  • Trash cans  must have a tight fitting lid when placed at the curbside.  Trash containers must be removed from curbside by 11PM on the day of pickup.
  • Grass clippings will no longer be picked up by the street dept. This practice  is recommended by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management . A handout discussing this practice is available.

The Master Gardener Association of Tippecanoe County will hold a composting educational session at the Tippecanoe county Extension Center on 9/14/2013 from 9AM-12 noon.  Recommendations for dealing with grass clippings will be discussed at this workshop.

Trash Can

New Chauncey Garden Club

The New Chauncey Garden Club held its 2013 Garden Get Together on June 8. This year’s annual get together was held at the beautiful home of Carl and Lynn Griffin.

It was a great time of fun, fellowship, and learning for all who attended – from beginners to experienced gardeners. Carl showed us his many beautiful flowers after a delicious brunch.

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Harlan Day.

New Chauncey Garden ClubNew Chauncey Garden Club

2013 New Chauncey Soup ‘n Dance

Our 7th Annual NCNA Soup ‘n Dance was a whole lot of fun for every one. One of the very thoughtful  international students that attended the dance wrote:

I would like to convey my special thanks for the experience I was a part of today. I think I will speak for all of us international students that it was something never to forget. Special thanks also to the New Chauncey community for inviting us and having us be a part of their to their annual Soup and Dinner. Their hospitality was very heart-warming.

Looking forward to participating in more such experiences giving us insight into the American way of life!

Kind regards
Keith

It is especially heartwarming when we can have fun while building community with our student neighbors.

 

Tami Hammack organized the event and did a terrific job of organizing and inviting the neighborhood. The event once again went off without a hitch. Tami and her team treated us to a wonderful evening….