Seeking Volunteers to Deliver QVNA Magazine

Did you know that a network of neighbors help QVNA create, publish, and distribute the magazine every other month?  Without the tireless dedication of these volunteers, it would be impossible for us to bring this great publication to your doorstep.

We need your help. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to deliver the magazine to the following blocks in Queen Village:

  • 300 block of Lombard (south side only)
  • 300 block of Pemberton
  • 900 block of S. 3rd
  • 700 block of S. Randolph
  • 500 block of Catharine
  • 100 block of Catherine

Here’s how it works:

  • Every other month, we will send you an email message or call you to let you know when to expect the delivery.
  • On the designated delivery date, we will deliver a bundle of magazines to your doorstep.
  • With a few days of receiving the delivery, you will go door-to-door and deliver a copy of the magazine to each neighbor residing on your block. You can place the magazines on doorsteps or inside mail slots – whatever you prefer.

This is an easy way to get involved with your civic association and help keep your neighbors informed about what is happening in Queen Village.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via email at info@qvna.org or call us (215) 339-0975.

Become a Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Block Captain

Become a block captain and register with the Streets Department’s Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) for seasonal cleanup resources. The PMBC Program is a partnership between the city and its residents to keep their blocks clean.  To become a block captain, you will need the support of 51 percent of the residents on your block.

Contact QVNA at info@qvna.org to let us know if A) you are already a block captain and for what block and B) if you plan to sign up, for what block?

Here’s information on the program →

Call for Board Nominees

The QVNA Board is made up of five officers and eight Board members, all of whom serve two-year terms. The terms of the eight Board positions are staggered, with four Board members elected every year.
To be eligible to run for the Board, you must be a resident of Queen Village and have attended and signed in at any two QVNA-sponsored meetings.  Your personal skills and interests, a commitment to work with others, and your enthusiasm–it’s all part of the mix of what contributes to a well-functioning board.  QVNA cannot accomplish its mission without a board whose members work together, and who think in both the short and long term.
If you are interested and eligible – and can commit to the first Thursday of every month (except July and August) for Board Meetings, submit a photograph and 200 word statement about yourself and why you want to run to info@qvna.org.   The last day to submit a nomination is October 20th and will be published as received on our website.  The election will take place at the General Meeting on November 17, 2016 at 7pm.

Fall 2016 QVNA Community Grant Cycle Open

QVNA Grant Application 2016

The QVNA Board announces the resumption of its Community Grant Program, to enable residents of Queen Village to execute projects that will improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.

Who is eligible:  All established groups in Queen Village (QVNA committees, “Friends of” groups, garden groups, parks, schools, etc.) as well as newly forming groups, or committees.

What can get funded? QVNA will accept grant requests from $500. The range of projects can include greening, sustainability, historic preservation, beautification, safety, schools/education, health—any project that affects quality of life issues for residents of Queen Village will be considered.

Timeframe:  Please submit your requests to info@qvna.org by October 15th, this is a firm deadline. In November, additional information will be solicited as needed and the Grants Committee will evaluate proposals. At the December 2016 Board Meeting, the QVNA Board will approve recommendations made by the Grants Committee. Awards will be announced at the QVNA Holiday Party later in December.

Please note that funding will be allocated as a reimbursement or direct payment for items. QVNA will not give money for DonorsChoose projects if they have funding by the time grant recipients are announced.

In the past, QVNA has funded a variety of projects including the Fulton Street Mural as well as improvements in Mario Lanza Park, Southwark Queen Village Community Garden, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.

Fall Library Programs

In addition to the regular offerings, the Charles Santore Library has two new upcoming programs that may interest you.

Knitting and Crochet Circle
September 146:00-7:45 pm

This will be an informal gathering of people who want to chat while working on their latest yarn creation.  This program is scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month.

STEM Gems for girls 9-11

Run by Girls Inc. of Great Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, “STEM Gems” inspires girls to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers through hands on workshops.  This terrific program series meets two Saturdays per month from 10:00-2:00, beginning in October. Learn More.

Also, the library will be switching back to Monday through Saturday service soon.  Our first Saturday (10:00-am – 5:00 pm) will be September 17th.

After-School Program

Old Pine Community Center’s After School Program serves Kindergarten through 8th graders in surrounding public, private and charter schools. Children are provided with a daily snack and homework help as well as enrichment activities.

The After School Program provides in person pick up from area schools and care on half days, holidays and school closings at no extra charge.

For information or to register your child, contact Jeanne Johnson at 215-627-2493 or Jeanne@oldpine.org.