White Rock Neighborhood Association



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21 Officers

P. Michael Jung  
President

Allen Mabry  
Vice-President & 
Secretary

Dan Callahan
Treasurer

2021 Board Members

P. Michael Jung  
Allen Mabry  
Dan Callahan  
Joel Potasznik  
Charley Redden  
Mick Weisberg  
David Vollmer

Welcome to the White Rock Neighborhood Association

WRNA presents the neighborhood news!

 


White Rock Neighborhood Association

Meeting of February 25, 2021

 

We had a productive meeting with good “virtual” attendance on Zoom.

 

Dallas Police Department Neighborhood Liaisons

 

Our main program was an informational presentation and discussion with our Neighborhood Liaison officers from the Dallas Police Department, including question and answer.

 

Police officers Andrew "Andy" Duba & Allison Brockford are our neighborhood liaison for issues.

Andrew.duba@dallascityhall.com

Allison.brockford@dallascityhall.com

 

They mentioned a program "Volunteers In Patrol" (VIP) for neighborhood groups, which has been opened up to include patrol of parks and trails. Upcoming training session in March. (Our neighborhood association does not currently have a volunteer patrol group.) Information is available on the Dallas Police Department website.

 

Our neighborhood falls into beat 234 within one of seven sectors in the city. An area map and crime report was shown. One member asked about a reported burglary. The officers noted that an arrest has been made and they would provide an update offline.

 

Problems mentioned by neighbors:

 

1) Speeding down Fisher Road.

 

A) Contact Department of Transportation to request a Traffic study.
(This is required in order to consider measures such as speed bumps, stop signs.)

 

B) Contact our city council person. They noted that many emails from all interested neighbors would bring attention to the issue.

 

2) Problem with vandalism, loitering, fireworks, and public urination at park land at the end of Dalgreen by SoPac Trail.

 

Response: Report any problem via 911. They have a priority system. Don't worry that it might not be "urgent". The issue needs to be logged and tracked so that resources can be properly allocated.

 

The officers mentioned two resources on the Dallas Police Department website.

 

Community Crime Map

 

iWATCHDALLAS two-way app - Use this app to report any type of issue, not just Dallas Police Department. You may also select to receive alerts.

 

National Night Out

 

We are planning for multiple small-group gatherings neighborhood-wide on National Night Out, October 5, 2021. We still need block captains. (See map – red dots are current captains. Need captains in Cloisters and N. end of Green Cove Estates especially) Captains will pass out flyers and help host or recruit a host to staff the grill! The ‘dogs are on us. Please let us know if you are willing to help.

 

 

Elections

 

The following members were elected to the Board: 
Michael Jung, Allen Mabry, Dan Callahan, Joel Potasnik, Mick Weisberg, Charley Redden, and David Vollmer. 
Michael Jung advised everyone that this will be his last year as President.

 

Donations

 

Michael reported that in 2020 the WRNA members approved two donations. We just sent a donation of $5365 to Dallas Parks Foundation, designated for the SoPac Trail water fountain at the trailhead below Mockingbird Lane. A $5000 donation is pending to the White Rock Lake Foundation for landscaping and improvements at the Lawther/Williamson portal to White Rock Lake park.

 

Membership

 

Don’t forget that membership dues of $20 have been waived for 2021. Free. Gratis. No charge.

 

Simply answer the questions on the form in the “membership” section of our website: wrna.org. Email the form to secretary@wrna.org or direct message via FB.

 


The White Rock Neighborhood Association
Next Meeting

 

General Meeting

October 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m

 


All residents of the White Rock neighborhood are encouraged to attend.
Not a member? Fill out the form on the membership page and mail it to the secretary. Dues are normally only $20 per household. NO DUES FOR 2021!
 

A Letter from the President

December 16, 2020

Dear Neighbor:

The White Rock Neighborhood Association serves as a voice for the 360 households along the west side of White Rock Lake.  Bounded by Mockingbird Lane on the north, the SoPac Trail on the west, and the shore of White Rock Lake on the east, WRNA is an all-volunteer organization that works to protect the scenic beauty, tranquility, and quality of life for our neighborhood.

In light of the pandemic-induced isolation of 2020 we are laser-focused on building community. The board has launched these initiatives for 2021:

· Membership dues are waived for 2021. We ask only that you complete and return the enclosed membership information form - or visit wrna.org/news.html, copy and complete the membership form, and return it via email. Please also encourage your neighbors on either side to join WRNA this year.

·  We are compiling a voluntary membership directory. Please indicate on your membership form the information you are willing to share with your neighbor members.

·  We are sponsoring multiple block parties, community-wide on National Night Out, October 5, 2021. Mark your calendars.

·  We will be holding holiday decoration contests.

·  We are recruiting block captains to help distribute flyers, coordinate these events, and to be a more accessible presence in the neighborhood. Please contact a board member for more information.

In 2021 we will also continue to monitor and help plan White Rock Lake Park initiatives like the Dredging Study through the White Rock Lake Task Force, and assist our members in responding to zoning, platting, and Board of Adjustment cases in and near the neighborhood.

Our General Meeting and Election of Officers will be held via Zoom on February 25, 2021.  We’ll share information on additional activities and events throughout the year. At this time, our fall membership meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021 is expected to be held in person at Ridgewood/Belcher Recreation Center starting at 7:00pm.  We hope to see you there.

I hope you will consider membership in WRNA for 2021. We have much to do to help keep our neighborhood among the best places to live in the City of Dallas. We need your involvement to make it happen.  We also invite you to consider participating as an officer or Board member in 2021; nominations for all offices are now open. Email secretary@WRNA.org for more information.

Sincerely,

P. Michael Jung

President

 

FB: WhiteRockNeighborhoodAssociation        PO Box 140283 | Dallas | TX |75214       www.wrna.org

 



 WRNA Meeting Schedule

October 5, 2021 National Night Out Block Parties

October 14, 2021 General meeting

Once we get back to a "new normal," meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ridgewood Belcher Recreation Center located at the intersection of Fisher and Trammel roads.

February 24, 2022 General Meeting and Elections