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SAHD "Shear Madness" Night!

The Swiss Avenue Historic District
To be Highlighted in the September 19th Production of
"Shear Madness"
The Outrageously Hilarious Hit Comedy
With a 25 Year-Run at D.C.'s Kennedy Center
Now Performed in Dallas for the First Time!
 
Join us at 7:00PM for Social Hour
Complimentary Wine and Cheese
The Show Starts at 8:00PM
 
Get Your Tickets Now!
Limited Seating
Tickets on Sale Now at Theater Three
Details Below!
 
 

Notice of SAHDA Annual Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

September 16, 2014 at 7PM, The Aldredge House

 
The Annual Meeting of the members of the Swiss Avenue Historic District Association will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Aldredge House, 5500 Swiss Avenue.  Every member of the District who attends the meeting will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
 
A quorum of members is needed for the election of officers, so it is MOST IMPORTANT that all residents attend this meeting.
 
The purposes of the meeting are (1) to elect the President, Executive Vice President, Secretary,

Occassional (July 2014)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

I wanted to take this opportunity to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone that put so much time, effort and energy into making this year's Mother's Day Home Tour the success that it was! I'm personally extremely grateful for everyone that stepped in to fill important roles to get the job done, put their beautiful homes on tour, helped sustain the district for another year, and helped our Mother's Day tradition grow even bigger and better.

Swiss Avenue Home Tour Named To Top Treats List

Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour

Named One Of the Top Treats In Dallas

The 2014 Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour was designated as one of the Top 8 Green Mother's Day Treats in Dallas. The list promotes the best green-conscious options for celebrating the Mother's Day Holiday. It was a wonderful weekend with a great turnout. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the treat -- and we hope to see you again next year for the 2015 tour.

You can read the complete article here:

https://www.saveonenergy.com/green-energy/9267/

Occasional (April 2014)

Dear SAHD Residents,
As we look forward to the changing of the seasons, the blooming of flowers, and the beginning of "porch party"
weather, I wanted to give you a brief update about what is going on in our neighborhood.

On the social scene, a big thanks goes out to Sherry Ezell and the rest of the SAHD Children's Committee for hosting
such a wonderful and fun Halloween party for our neighborhood children! All of the children in the neighborhood
certainly have something to look forward to with the annual Easter Egg hunt right around the corner. Additionally, the
neighborhood also enjoyed a

Board Minutes, February 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Swiss Avenue Historic District Association
Minutes of the Monthly Meeting, February 18, 2014
 
The February meeting of the SAHDA was held at the Aldredge House on February 18, 2014.  President Cameron Kinvig called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
 
The minutes from the previous meeting were presented, and a motion was made and seconded and voted to approve the minutes for the January meeting.
 
Cameron announced that he and Natalie Bodak and Bob Cox would be serving as Chairs for the Home Tour Committee.  Thus far, three homes have been secured for the tour, and one is pending.

Get To Know Your Home

Know Your Home

One of the many unique aspects of The Swiss Avenue Historic District is it reputation for containing the broadest range of early 20th Century architectural styles in the entire Southwest.  Its eclectic mix of homes, spanning its 2 ½ mile stretch, represent virtually every popular residential design style, including Mediterranean, Spanish, Spanish Revival, Georgian, Mission, Prairie, Carftsman, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Tudor and Colonial Revival.

Learn more about why your home looks the way it does, listen in to an informative and entertaining interview, which

Swiss Avenue Association Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Swiss Avenue Historic District Neighborhood Association are held on the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are genrally held at The Aldredge House, 5500 Swiss Avenue, but locations can vary from month to month and will be announced as the date for each gathering approaches, once the venue has been confirmed. Please check back for details as the date nears.

Monthly meetings are open to all residents of the district, their friends and families.

Occasional (July 2013)

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

As this is my last letter as President of the Swiss Avenue Historic District, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the vast accomplishments over the past year. It has been a great honor to serve as a leader in the district this year! I have enjoyed my time as President and can’t articulate how lucky I am to have served with such a great board.

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Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7PM
The Swiss Avenue Historic District
To be Highlighted in the September 19th Production of
"Shear Madness"
The Outrageously Hilarious Hit Comedy
With a 25 Year-Run at D.C.'s Kennedy Center
Now Performed in Dallas for the First Time!
 
Join us at 7:00PM for Social Hour
Complimentary Wine and Cheese
The Show Starts at 8:00PM
 
Get Your Tickets Now!
Limited Seating
Tickets on Sale Now at Theater Three
Details Below!
 
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

September 16, 2014 at 7PM, The Aldredge House

 
The Annual Meeting of the members of the Swiss Avenue Historic District Association will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Aldredge House, 5500 Swiss Avenue.  Every member of the District who attends the meeting will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
 
A quorum of members is needed for the election of officers, so it is MOST IMPORTANT that all residents attend this meeting.
 
The purposes of the meeting are (1) to elect the President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Alternate-At-Large Directors, (2) to elect the Nominating Committee for 2015, and (3) to to conduct any other business that is properly brought before the meeting, including the Annual Budget.
 
To view a report of the Nominating Committee, which lists the proposed slate of officers for election, visit the Residents Section by logging in or registering for an account at SAHD.org by clicking the "Residents" link at the bottom of this page.
 
July 2014

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

I wanted to take this opportunity to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone that put so much time, effort and energy into making this year's Mother's Day Home Tour the success that it was! I'm personally extremely grateful for everyone that stepped in to fill important roles to get the job done, put their beautiful homes on tour, helped sustain the district for another year, and helped our Mother's Day tradition grow even bigger and better. For those that did not get the opportunity to attend, I will say that you missed a collection of absolutely stunning homes, great art and entertainment, and a gorgeous weekend! I don't think there is a better time to live in our historic district than on Mother's Day weekend!

In our continuous effort to foster the "small town" feel of our district, and in an attempt to get to know everyone in the neighborhood, the district has regularly been sponsoring community socials at local establishments every few weeks. The neighborhood social at Matt's in May, and Stoney's Wine Lounge in June were both well attended, and a lot of fun! We'll keep you apprised of when and where the next social will be. Look for another social in late July or early August at another fun (and local) watering hole! There's no better way to get to know your neighbors, and try some fun and vibrant local establishments, than at oneof our neighborhood socials.

As a reminder for those that have not yet signed up as residents on our SAHD.org website, please do so today! Signing up will help us stay in contact with you, will make Jody Bowers' job as secretary a bit easier, and will help you stay up to date with what is going on in our neighborhood. In addition to the monthly meetings we hold at Aldredge House on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Jody's neighborhood emails and the information we post on the website are a great way to keep up with what is going on in our neighborhood.

Speaking of monthly meetings - they are a great way to meet your neighbors, weigh in on important neighborhood issues, and find out about what makes our district run. Please come out! As a reminder, our August and September meetings are generally some of the more important meetings of the year - especially as they involve our annual budgeting process. So please put those dates on your calendar (August 19 and September 16), and plan to attend. As always, the social hour starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting begins at 7:00 pm, both at Aldredge House.

Keeping our district safe from crime is of utmost importance, so I would like to give everyone a friendly reminder that if you see something suspicious, please do call the police and report it immediately. While violent crime appears to be down in our part of East Dallas, a recent spate of petty thefts shows that vigilance is more important than ever. A bit of extra awareness, additional police patrols and easy steps to secure your property (security cameras, securing front porch furniture, etc.) will likely help keep those that target our district at bay. The Alliance Against Crime is working closely with the police to keep our neighborhood safe, but they need your help to report problems and stop crime before it starts. So keep your eyes open, and let your neighbors, friends and the police know if you see a problem so that they can watch for something similar.

Finally, I want to personally thank all of the residents in our district for allowing me the honor and privilege of being your SAHDA President this past year. I've greatly enjoyed my time in that position, and it has been wonderful getting to know many more of you on a personal level. Natalie and I (and Baron and Clementine, our two puppies) feel we are truly blessed to be part of this community, and to call you all our friends and neighbors. As we look forward to the remainder of 2014, and into 2015, I cannot stress enough how important you - the residents that live in our district - are to its continued success and prosperity. Without you and your efforts, there would be no district, and our community would be a less vibrant place. So for those who haven't yet gotten involved, or have been taking some "time off", please get reengaged. Our brightest days are ahead, and we would love for everyone to join together to be an active part of them!

Sincerely,
Cameron Kinvig, SAHDA President

To Access A PDF Version Of The July 2014 Occasional, Click On The Link Below.