Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
AUGUST 9, 2008

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Tuesday, August 12th at 6:30pm at the Sherwood Forest ARP Church.

Join your neighbors at 6pm to meet and greet! We will be reporting progress on 4-way stop signs, upcoming social events, the USC Belser Arboretum gardens (and a possible Sherwood Forest garden club!), street sign toppers, the neighborhood buying co-op services, and the Interim Measures for Community Character Protection.

We will also be voting on amendments to the bylaws. Amendments are in parentheses:
ARTICLE IV - Officers
1. The membership of the Association shall elect the following officers to serve for terms of two years: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer (and three members-at-large.) The Association shall hold elections for officers in the last quarter of (odd numbered) calendar years. Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Association members present at a meeting called for the purpose of electing officers, as shall be set forth in the meeting notice.
(9. Generally, the Board may establish and maintain ad hoc committees provided for and such special committees as it deems appropriate from time to time. Ad hoc committees may include non-Directors. The ad hoc committees may include, but not be limited to: safety, beautification, social, membership, communication, legal and nominating. Each committee should have a chair, appointed by the Board.)

Bring yourself, your ideas, your concerns and your neighbors!

For the complete agenda, see

USC Belser Arboretum All-Neighborhood Work Day
In preparation for the Sunday, August 17th Arboretum Open House, the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood will host a work day, Saturday, August 16th. The main goal will be to clean up the exterior CANDO gardens, but we may also work inside the arboretum, depending on need. Coffee, juice, water, donuts, and cookies will be provided!!! Come join us while it is still (relatively) cool, from 8-11:30am. Call or email Valerie Marcil (738-0682, 331-1138, for more information, or just show up!

USC Belser Arboretum August 17 Open House
The August Open House for the W. Gordon Arboretum will be held on the Sunday the 17th from 1-4pm.

Everyone in the neighborhood is invited, and volunteers are especially encouraged to attend. Please do not bring cell phones, food or drink. No bicycles or animals will be allowed. Please consider walking to the Arboretum as parking is limited.

Adopt-A-Street Trash Pickup
On Saturday, August 23th the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association will be picking up trash and cleaning up our neighborhood. Everyone is invited to help. We will meet at Brad Painter's home at 320 Kalmia Drive for coffee and doughnuts at 9am. At that time we will hand out trash bags and safety vests, and then clean up afterwards. It shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours. Please come help if you can. This event is part of the Adopt-A-Street program of the City of Columbia. More information about the Adopt-A-Street program is available on the Keep The Midlands Beautiful web site. Contact Brad at

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our BBQ Block Party with blue grass music Sunday, September 7th, 4-7pm; Halloween Hot Dog Supper in October; and an Adult Party in January 2009. More info to come.

Crime Alert
Crime Alert! In conjunction with Richland County, the Columbia Police Department has recovered alot of stolen electronic property from a fencing operation. Some of you were victims in the auto breakins in Old Woodlands and other areas. Some of the recovered items have been identified; however, if Officer Folding has not contacted you about this, and you have any information on your electronics, he might be able to help you recover your property if RCSD has it. Please contact Officer Folding at 803-354-2759.

Read the most recent crime report from Officer Folding at

If you have experienced a crime perpetrated against you or your property, report it immediately to the police by calling 911. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or the non-emergency number 252-2911 or our neighborhood liaison Officer Folding at 354-2759. Then please alert your neighbors, your Block Captain and John Hudson 782-8935 <>, our Safety Committee Chairperson.

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