About

The Eden Neighborhood Association

P.O. Box 9383

 


Mission

The mission of this association is to:about

  • Enhance the quality of our neighborhood
  • Encourage communication, cooperation, and friendliness among the residents
  • Maintain and increase the spirit of awareness, security, and beauty in our community
  • Express the interest and opinions of all to our local government

Organization
Communication is the backbone of the Eden Neighborhood Association. Volunteers are the heart of communication. Every house in the neighborhood receives The Eden Examiner, our newsletter, hand delivered by volunteers every month except July and December. The newsletter informs residents of projects, activities, and other events in our neighborhood. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected officers. We have several committees. They are Communications, Political, Safety, Traffic, Emergency Preparedness and Goodwill. Would you like to participate in one or more?

Our Neighborhood
This is our neighborhood. We are proud to live here. Let’s unite to keep it that way and improve it in any way we can. It is our duty and responsibility. We’ve had a great time since our association was organized. We invite you to pay our annual dues and take pride in improving and helping to keep this a safe, friendly, and clean neighborhood.

History
The Eden Neighborhood Association was organized in November 1993. It was started because of traffic problems on Eden Avenue. The first meeting attracted about 100 residents. The neighborhood is between Williams Road and Payne Avenue and between San Tomas Expressway and Winchester Blvd. The funding of grants to this association allowed more projects and social events making this a clean, safe and friendly neighborhood. The membership increased to 436 in 1998.

The Association has social events involving all residents. They are a Neighborhood Garage Sale, a Summer Family Picnic, an Annual Dumpster Day and a Volunteer Appreciation Day.

General Meetings

Who: All residents, businesses and elected officials and organizations within our boundaries.
What: There is usually a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer period. We have reports from our committee Chairpersons. There is an open forum at each meeting discussing ongoing and planned events.
When: Second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. except July and December.
Where: Primary Plus School, located at 3500 Amber Dr.
Why: To encourage the participation of all residents in an effort to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.
How: Walk or drive. Parking is available in front of the school.

Board Meetings
Board Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at Primary Plus School on Amber Drive. All elected members and committee Chairpersons are invited to attend.

Elections
Officers are nominated in October and elections are held in November. They take office on January 1st. Any paid up member of the Association is encouraged to be a candidate for an elected office. There is a two year limit for elected officials.

Volunteer Opportunities
As a member of the Eden Neighborhood Association, you can volunteer on several committees. Your participation on any committee would be most welcomed. Newsletters need to be hand delivered monthly on the weekend before our General Meeting, except July and December.

Membership
Membership dues are $15 per household per year. These dues help pay for the association’s events and expenses.

Accomplishments

  • Block Watch – 17 streets have been designated as Neighborhood Watch Streets with 80% of their residents participating.
  • Emergency Training – 20 members have graduated from the City of San Jose Emergency Training Program. The training included Home Preparedness & Neighborhood Organization, Fire Suppression & Hazardous Materials, Disaster Medicine & Disaster Psychology and Light Search & Rescue.
  • Eight members have received Amateur Radio Licenses from the Federal Communication Commission to operate Ham Radios.
  • Fifteen members have been certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid and CPR for Infants & Adults.
  • A Neighborhood Garden on Amber Drive at Primary Plus School.
  • Hand delivery of over 8100 newsletters a year to every residence in our neighborhood by 38 volunteers.
  • An Annual Free Neighborhood Summer Picnic for all residents.
  • An Annual Dumpster Day. There are 6 forty ton dumpsters available for neighbors to discard all kinds of items and materials.
  • Invites different speakers, from elected officials to professionals to inform us on issues that concern everybody.
  • Has a direct line of communication with City and County Government for the safety and concerns of residents.


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