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If you live in the Greentree neighborhood here in Madison, Wisconsin, you know what a great neighborhood this is! If you are not yet a Greentree Neighborhood Association (GTNA) member, we hope you consider joining. The Association provides a collective voice when expressing concerns to the City, a source for information on area community events, and builds a stronger sense of neighborhood community through fun neighborhood events. Any household in the Greentree neighborhood is welcome to join.
Art by Bill Grover and the students of Falk Elementary School. Photo by Linda Johnson
Good Neighbor Signs
In partnership with Orchard Ridge neighborhood; Greentree Neighborhood will be putting out Good Neighbor 9pm signs reminding people to “turn on lights, close garage doors and lock up car & house” to help make our neighborhood safer and prevent crimes of opportunity.
Greentree Celebrates July 4!
The post-pandemic Greentree 4th of July celebration was an overwhelming success in spite of the rain that cut the picnic short. The Gallop had almost 80 participants. The Parade from Anana School to Norman Clayton Park was a festive collection of kids and families. Led by a fire truck and followed by a police car, the procession was cheered on by watchers along the route. The accompanying fire fighters were amazed at the turnout from the community.
Over 180 people attended the picnic and only the rain kept us from selling out of food. Once again, Katie Place did a fantastic job of organizing the food and setting up the park for the picnic.
The clowns, Blinky & Daisy (Juli & Ken Krivitz) along with the tattoos and the playground kept the kids entertained while the adults and neighbors mingled and reacquainted themselves for the first real neighborhood picnic since 2019. It was an occasion that highlighted why Greentree is a great neighborhood and was a special way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Greentree Neighborhood Association (GTNA).
A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who made each of our events excellent. Quite a few did double duty by working multiple events. At the abrupt, rain-soaked end of the picnic, people pitched in to clean up quickly while dodging raindrops. It was a great, collective effort. These volunteers are our friends and neighbors and we thank them for helping us out:
We could not have cooked the food without those who provided the grills. Thanks to:
Thanks to the GTNA Board for making it all happen:
Enjoy the rest of the Summer and we look forward to July 4, 2023's!
Greentree Parks Ash Trees
Since 2016, six prominent Ash trees – 3 in Norman Clayton Park and 3 in Sunridge Park – have been treated every three years to prevent infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer. Without this treatment in 2022, these magnificent shade trees will die within 4-6 years. They cannot be replaced quickly. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to save our Greentree Park Ash trees. Questions - contact Helen Sheahan at email@example.com.
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Donations are welcome:
Donation by check can be made by mailing a check made out to Madison Parks Foundation for the total amount and a separate note which specifies the park or parks and the amount(s) to:
Madison Parks Foundation
PO Box 259336
Madison, WI 53725
Online donations can be made at: https://madisonparksfoundation.org/donate/groups
Be sure to specify to which park the donation should be directed.
FYI: A 5% administrative fee is charged for a donation and an additional 3% processing fee is charged for a credit-card donation as this is what the credit card company charges the Foundation. The Madison Parks Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization and your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
GTNA Board Members Needed!
The Greentree Neighborhood Association (GTNA) needs your help. We need board members to assist in keeping the Greentree Neighborhood a vibrant, active community for all of us residents. This year is the 60th Anniversary of the GTNA. We need help to continue this long tradition of community involvement.
The GTNA Board meets nine times a year for an hour. Nine hours. Not a huge commitment. A small core of less than ten people represent and plan for a neighborhood of over 700 homes. We are asking for you to commit to the nine hours and potentially a few more hours a year on special occasions to make this neighborhood special. “Many hands make light work.” If you can help us out, please email Pres@gtna.org for more information. Thank you.
GTNA Board Meeting
The next GTNA Board Meeting will be:
Monday September 12, 2022 at 6:30pm via Zoom
To attend the meeting, email Pres@gtna.org