Upcoming Meetings and Events:
S.H.A.R.P. Community Room
1736 – 9th Ave. near Moraga
July meeting: Monday, July 28, 7 p.m. at SHARP's meeting room - 1736 9th Ave.
Four years ago, the success of Hidden Garden Steps was hardly assured. Many people expressed skepticism, and the recession made fundraising a challenge. Yet neighbors, organizations, politicians, DPW, and more than 600 individual donors came together with discipline, perseverance, and faith to make it happen. Join us for a virtual photo tour and live panel discussion retracing the journey, including the bumps in the road. Learn how dedicated volunteers turned an attractive idea into a spectacular reality, and how others can engage in similar "tactical urbanism" to benefit our community. The panelists will be project artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher; Steps organizing committee members Paul Signorelli and Licia Wells; and project garden volunteer Connie Ngarangad, who is part of the group that works onsite monthly to keep the gardens looking good. http://hiddengardensteps.org/
July 30 - Special Meeting: Wed., July 30, 6:30 PM Hall of Flowers/County Fair Building.
We pleased to welcome Assemblyman Phil Ting to a community forum co-sponsored by SHARP and Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Association. This will not be a campaign event, but you are free to bring materials related to state legislation. The forum will last up to one hour, with approximately 15-20 minutes for Assem. Ting to give us a state update and speak on legislation, with the remainder devoted to questions. You may prepare some questions in advance.
August 25 --- City Youth Now: Effectively Helping at-risk Kids
SHARP recently donated $1,500 to City Youth Now. We did so because we were impressed not only by the organization's reputation and track record but by its managing director, Ananda Joy Hart. You won't find much about her on the CYN website, but she is a big part of the organization's continued success. She and two part-timers are the entire CYN paid staff. She manages the part-timers, a $400K budget, an army of volunteers, and a wide variety of programs that make a difference in kids' lives. From glasses, hearing aids, and emergency supplies to tutoring, internships, and summer camp, CYN finds practical ways to give at-risk kids a chance to succeed. Ananda will tell us how it happens, sharing the challenges as well as the success stories.
September 4: All City Symphony Evening- Paid up SHARP members will be able to purchase tickets to the All San Francisco Concert at Davies Hall for $10 each. Details and order form will come to members by mail. If you are not paid up go to the membership page of the web site and send in your 2014 dues.