29 Nov 2017

Colorado Gives Day 2017

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2017 marks the 8th annual Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day is on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and is a partnership between Community First Foundation and FirstBank who offer a one million dollar incentive fund.  Every organization that participates gets a percentage of the fund based on the amount of money they raise during Colorado Gives Day.

Lowry is home to several non-profit organizations doing good work right here in our neighborhood.  Following the list of Lowry organizations, we’ve included, by category, the organizations you tod us you supported and volunteered for that are in Denver, Colorado.

LOWRY ORGANIZATIONS

Ability Connection Colorado
www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org/
www.coloradogives.org/ACCO/overview

Provides inclusive programs in education, employment and family support for people with disabilities.

Bonfils
www.bonfils.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/bonfils/overview
As Colorado’s community blood center since 1943, Bonfils proudly provides a safe and adequate bloodsupply for patients statewide and beyond.

Colorado Veterans Project
www.coloradoveteransproject.org/
www.coloradogives.org/ColoradoVeteransProject/overview
Colorado Veterans Project is a charitable Veteran nonprofit organization dedicated to hosting special events that celebrate and honor our nations heroes. (Not located in Lowry, but we have the American Legion and the U.S. Dpt of Veteran’s affairs as non-profits here.

“They do good work for ALL of us. People think Foundations have a ton of money, but much of it is restricted, and this group uses the money well for grants, art installations, etc.” – Sally Kurtzman, Northwest Neighborhood

“I believe they play an important role in the Lowry community.” -Diane Blass, Northwest Neighborhood

Lowry Elementary School
http://lowry.dpsk12.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/LowryElementarySchoolPTO/overview

“It’s our kids’ school and strong schools are good for neighborhoods. Oh- and Colorado schools are under funded!” – Jay, Northwest Neighborhood

“My kid attends Lowry Elementary and we desperately need more teachers and staff.” -Vanessa, Central Neighborhood

Logan School for Creative Learning
http://www.theloganschool.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/theloganschool/overview

“Wonderful dedicated staff enhancing education in a non-competitive, balanced setting.” – Anne Farrell, Northwest Neighborhood

“Excellent Lowry school that provide for our students.” – Rachel, Central Neighborhood

Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
www.wingsmuseum.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/wingsmuseum/overview
The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.

DENVER / COLORADO

Arts and Cultural

Colorado Honor Band Association
www.cohonorband.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/cohonorband/overview

“They are an outstanding organization that teaches kids to love music!  It is open to all kids!  They have helped my kids learn to love music and have given them an outlet for expressing themselves!” – Jennifer Culhane, Central Neighborhood

Denver Woman’s Press Club
www.dwpconline.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/DenverWomansPressClub/overview

“Founded in 1898, DWPC provides a place for professional communicators to gather and share ideas, thereby advancing individual skills and communications in general. Proceeds of CGD will go the clubhouse, an historic landmark that enriches the Denver cityscape at 1325 Logan Street.” – Buffy Gilfoil, Central Neighborhood

Ignite Theatre
www.ignitetheatre.com
https://www.coloradogives.org/IgniteTheatre/overview

“I believe in their mission of challenging audiences with provocatively innovative, high-quality and diverse theatrical experiences.” – Will Adams, Northwest Neighborhood

“They are the only theatre company focused on producing musical theatre and focusing on unique, rarely produced works and regional premiers.  They also give back to the community in many ways such as free and discounted tickets, outreach performances etc.  The company is based in Lowry.” – Mike Uhlenkamp, Northwest Neighborhood

Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir
www.rmchildrenschoir.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/RMCC/overview

“RMCC brings children together from diverse backgrounds, to sing choral music together, to learn to work together as a team, and to build lifelong friendships.  RMCC changes children’s lives through music.” -Llana Steinberg, Northwest Neighborhood

Animals and Environment

Denver Dumb Friends League
http://www.ddfl.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/ddfl/overview

“To save the lives of pets who need homes. I adopted my cat from DDFL.” -Kim, South Neighborhood

Education

Children’s Outreach Project
http://www.childrensoutreachproject.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/COP/overview

“They provide high quality early education and therapeutic services to 150 low-income preschoolers. If there is an opportunity to give young children the best start in life, they do it! Also, your donation qualifies as a tax credit through Colorado’s child care tax credit. Good deal for donating!” -Gina, South Neighborhood

City Year
www.cityyear.org/denver
https://www.coloradogives.org/CityYearDenver

“It’s a great educational nonprofit working with DPS high poverty school to help students stay on track to graduate.” – Rebecca Bochmann, Northwest Neighborhood

Denver School of the Arts Friends Foundation

http://dsafriends.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/dsafriends/overview

“We need strong arts programs in our schools!” – Carolyn, Northwest Neighborhood

Denver Waldorf School
www.denverwaldorf.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/DWS/overview

“My three sons attend the Denver Waldorf School, my husband is an alumni and my Mother-in-Law teaches there (30 years!).  The Denver Waldorf School has provided our children with a rigorous and rich academic experience that differentiates itself through play-based pre-school and Kindergartens, a curriculum rich with reading, math, science and history AND music, art and the humanities, less homework and more experiential education, no standardized testing, delayed introduction to technology and, above all, a focus on providing learning experiences appropriate to students’ developmental stages.  It’s an extraordinary place!” – Mary Carr, Northwest Neighborhood

The First Tee of Denver
www.thefirstteeofdenver.com
https://www.coloradogives.org/thefirstteeofdenver/overview

“I am the board president for The First Tee of Denver. It is one of the finest youth development organizations in Colorado. We work with over 4,500 children in the state and are growing quickly. Our values based teaching methods are time tested and have shown great success in participant test scores.” – Josh Rudolf, Northwest Neighborhood

Health Care

Children’s Hospital Colorado
www.childrenscolorado.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/childrenshospitalcolorado/overview

“They save lives and never turn anyone away.” – Laura, East Park Neighborhood

Doctors Care
www.doctorscare.com
https://www.coloradogives.org/DoctorsCare/overview

“Several doctors donate(!) their time to help mostly children of folks who are underserved in south Denver.” – Barbara Schmidt, South Neighborhood

Easter Seals
www.easterseals.com/co/
https://www.coloradogives.org/easterseals/overview

“We believe Easter Seals does amazing work helping children and adults with disabilities live more independently. Easter Seals benefits reach far into the extended family of those they serve.” – Bob Frankmore, Northwest Neighborhood

Social Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
www.biglittleco.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/bbbsc/overview

“One-on-one mentoring is a proven model for making a real difference in the lives of kids facing adversity. I am on its board of directors, and I personally give a lot of time and money to this cause.” – Rob Norris, Northwest Neighborhood.

Colfax Community Network
http://colfaxcommunitynetwork.org/
https://www.coloradogives.org/ccn/overview

“Just to the north of our community exists a stretch of Colfax with an extremely high incidence of homelessness. This organization provides families residing in motels with a “home away from homelessness.” It offers kids programs, after school programs, food pantries, emergency services, and more. They aim help strengthen families and community with dignity and resources for long-term stability.” – Carie, Northwest Neighborhood

Metro Caring
metrocaring.org
https://www.coloradogives.org/MetroCaring/overview

“They provide healthy food for persons and families who cannot meet their needs with low salaries or loss of work and also provide links and information about services and how to access them.” – Helen, South Neighborhood

29 Nov 2017

The Eisenhower Chapel Needs Your Help!

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Lowry’s beautiful historic Eisenhower Chapel needs new siding.

Did you receive the mailing from the Lowry Foundation regarding their fundraising campaign? The Foundation is working to raise funds to repair the siding on the Eisenhower Chapel. This photo of the north side of the chapel shows how badly this project needs to be done if the lovely historic chapel is to endure.

Anything helps and if you give through Colorado Gives Day your donation is matched by the campaign’s $1 million incentive fund. Please consider a donation to help restore our beautiful chapel by clicking on the Colorado Gives Day link above.  Colorado Gives Day is on Tuesday, December 5th, but you can schedule your donation today!

Three Board members will be elected at this meeting and the proposed 2018 Operating Budget will be ratified.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit a proxy form, click here to download.  Submitting your proxy form is important because it helps us meet quorum, or the minimum number of members needed to elect Board members and ratify the budget at the Annual Meeting.

Who may vote?  Any LCMA member (Lowry property owner who pays quarterly LCMA dues).  One vote per household.

There are three ways to vote:

1.  Vote on the proxy form itself in Section 2.  You can find out more information on the Board candidates by clicking here.

2.  Leave Section 2 of the proxy form blank, which assigns your vote to the Board Secretary.

3.  Assign your vote to someone else who you know is attending the Annual Meeting by specifying that person’s name in Section 1 of the form.  Note that if the person you have assigned your vote to does not attend, your vote will not be counted.

***In order to verify your vote, the name and address portion of Section 3 of the proxy form MUST be completed.***

Proxy forms must be received by Monday, December 4th at 5 pm (or at the Annual Meeting itself) and can be emailed to jbublitz@msihoa.com or mailed/hand delivered to LCMA, 7581 E Academy Blvd, Ste 211, Denver, CO 80230.

December 7 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm

The Lowry Business Alliance and the Greater Stapleton Business Association will be holding their joint Holiday Party on Thursday, December 7th at the Renaissance Hotel on Quebec Street in Stapleton.

We will celebrate with a lovely spread of food selected by the Chef to include lobster! We have a DJ arranged to get your groove on and a photo booth for memories. In addition, we will have a Christmas Tree to place your gifts under if you so choose to participate in the exchange. Bring a companion, bring a friend, bring a new business.

Membership is not necessary to attend.

*Please remember a small gift and business card for our exchange ($20 suggested)*
OR
*A donation to the Denver Rescue Mission: non-perishable food items, blankets, warm clothes, personal hygiene items, etc.*

Venue:
Renaissance Hotel
3801 Quebec St
Denver, CO 80207 United States + Google Map
Phone:
303-399-7500
Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/densa-renaissance-denver-stapleton-hotel/

15 Nov 2017

Know your Neighbor!

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Lowry Neighbors, please make sure you know the name and contact information of (at least) your immediate neighbors.  Knowing how to get in touch with your neighbors helps make Lowry safer. We have created a simple contact sheet, which you can download below.

Here are some real-life situations that highlight why this is important:

  • Denver Police have reported nearly 200 garage doors left open by residents who were not at home.  Criminals drive Lowry looking for open garage doors – it takes seconds and garage theft is reported weekly by Lowry residents.  Know how to alert your neighbor to a garage door left open and know who to call if you suspect you left your own garage door open.
  • The LCMA, who does not have phone numbers for most residents, gets calls about urgent situations at neighbors’ homes regularly.  Burst backflows with water spewing everywhere, sprinkler systems running non-stop, front doors left wide open – make sure your neighbors know how to reach you, especially when you are out of town.
  • ‘Tis the season…for package theft from porches.  If you know an important package has been delivered and you may not be home for a while, send a text to your neighbors to see if anyone is home to grab it for you.
  • Criminals that have robbed a house have hidden in neighbors’ yards while police search for them.  Know how to alert your neighbors to on-going criminal activity.

When a few homes are easy targets for theft and other crimes, it attracts crime to the entire neighborhood.  Our meetings with Denver Police illustrate over and over again how absolutely critical it is to know your neighbors and how to reach them.   

Download this handy PDF to help you record Neighbor Information as you gather it! Download Here.


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