Minerva Park Community Association
The MPCA is a civic organization, created to ...
- protect the parklands and waters from adverse activities and pollution.
- increase, whenever possible, the pride in our nation and community through active civic participation with our neighbors.
- provide financial support for Minerva Park community activities.
- function cooperatively with the Minerva Park Village Council and other community organizations.
Membership is open to all MP residents, and the ann;ual dues are only $20 (pay your dues by contacting the Membership & Dues Chairperson) or $21 (if paid online). There are no initiation fees or lifetime memberships.
Monthly meetings are held the Wednesday following the 2nd Monday. Residents are invited and encouraged to attend.
As always, we need many resident volunteers to help the Community Association thrive. If you will volunteer, please contact the :
- President - Donna Kopecky
- Vice President - Vacant
- Secretary - Jean McCall
- Treasurer - Joann Bury
- Christmas Carriage Rides - Lynn Eisentrout
- Children's Activities - BettyAnn Zimmerman & Glenda Morris
- Fundraising - Russell Dobbins
- Garage Sale - Dani Wolf & Jean McCall
- Green Team - Lisa Craddock Thitoff
- Membership & Dues - Vacant
- MinervaFlora - Bob Gale
- Resident Directory - Vacant
- Newcomers - Pam Park-Curry & Lesa Brugger
- Northland Community Council Representatives - Bob Gale
- Publicity - Vacant
- Sunshine - Bob Gale
- Villager - Sharon Bierman
- Volunteer Coordinator - Vacant
The contact information for these board members can be found in your Resident Directory.
MPCA Annual Events
Your Community Association sponsors several events and programs throughout the year, to enhance the quality of life in Minerva Park. If you will volunteer to help with any of these activities, please contact the .
- Garden Awards - Dedicated to a different season each year, the Garden Award honors a particularly beautiful garden. Their name(s) are added to the plaque at the Community Building.
- Garden Tour - As part of the Founders Day celebration, a summer garden tour provides an opportunity for residents to see how others have decorated their outdoor spaces and learn tips & tricks for making their own landscaping more appealing.
- Outstanding Citizen Award - The "Duck Award" honors a resident or group of residents who have made the greatest contribution to improving the quality of life in Minerva Park. Their name(s) are added to the plaque at the Community Building.
- Annual Garage Sale - This is the largest fundraising event for the MPCA throughout the year. With collective advertising, easy-to-follow maps, and food provided by the EMS, this has become a popular event.
- Newcomers - The local "welcome wagon" helps residents feel comfortable when moving in and provides a resident directory & other documents to help newcomers get acclimated to their new neighborhood.
- Village Clean-ups - Picking up brush or raking ... each contributes to a more lovely village.
- Lake Clean-ups - In the spring and fall, the lakes need particular attention.
- Sunshine - We acknowledge illnesses and passings that are made known to us.
- Halloween Party - Ghosts and goblins delight young and old.
- Easter Egg Hunt - Ready, set, go! You'd be surprised how many candy-filled eggs those kids can grab.
- Founders Day - In lieu of a Fourth of July celebration, this neighborhood pot luck offers residents an opportunity for fellowship.
- Children's Christmas Party - Children enjoy this fun time to create a holiday craft, decorate cookes, sing carols, and give Santa their wish lists.
- Scholarship - The Nancy Fisher Memorial Scholarship annually awards two scholarships to deserving Minerva Park graduates.
- Monthly "Villager" Newsletter - The newsletter keeps residents up-to-date and provides advertising opportunities for local vendors.
- Annual Resident Directory - This booklet provides the latest in neighborhood phone numbers and services.
- Festival of Lights - Categories include the Best ... Outdoor Tree, Entrance Way, Religious Theme, Whimsical Display, and Outline Effect. Winners who are MPCA members will receive gift certificates from a local hardware store or nursery. Non-MPCA winners will be offered a free membership to the MP Community Association for the following membership year.
- Meet the Candidates - Held in October, this is the residents' opportunity to review credentials and discuss issues.
If you will volunteer to help with any of these activities, please contact the .