NRC Program Notes
Think you know your South Bend history? Come prove it, and sign up for NRC's Trivia Around the Bend fundraiser! That's November 5 at The Hall at St. Peter’s, at Rockne and Ironwood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia rounds starting at 7 p.m. Food, beverages (including a cash bar featuring wine & beer), a cash prize and more await you -- plus a little friendly competition among friends and neighbors.
Tables are just $80, limit of eight people per table, so South Bend neighbors can participate for as little as $10. It's easy to register online here or by mailed check. But hurry, because there are only 15 tables available! We'd love to hear your table is reserved by October 31. (Checks can be mailed to: NRC, PO Box 1693, South Bend, 46601)
We’d love to see friendly competition between our neighborhood associations, but everyone is welcome to fill the 15 tables so please share with your neighbors and friends!
If your business would like to sponsor a trivia round or table, or donate a gift card, please call the NRC office at 574.287.0425 or email Diana at email@example.com for sponsor details. That’s the same contact for more information, so feel free to connect.
NRC Community Partner Corner
The NRC and League of Women Voters have long worked together on neighborhood-focused civic projects, so NRC Executive Director Diana Hess, left, was especially pleased to receive this year's 2016 LWVSBA Making Democracy Work Award, presented by Geri Pawelski, at the league's annual "friendraiser" on Wednesday night. Here's what Diana said:
"I am humbled by this honor especially as it comes from an organization I so greatly admire and respect. I am also a League member, having first joined in the mid-1970s. I am further humbled to join such esteemed previous award winners, the Honorable Michael Gotsch, Jack Colwell, and Richard Pfeil. Not sure how I made it into this accomplished group but thank you.
To receive an honor for something you plug away at every day because, well, it is just part of your DNA is particularly meaningful to me. Our mission at Neighborhood Resources Connection is to engage neighbors, and empower community. We help neighbors claim their community power by providing them with the tools and support they need to engage, organize, mobilize, and collaborate with each other because neighborhoods are at the core of our democracy and the soul of our community."
Be sure to congratulate Diana on her award and the hard work she does in South Bend neighborhoods!