May 2013

Watch your mailbox: It’s time to renew your WPHA membership!

September is the time of year when the Ward Parkway Homes Association sends out our yearly membership mailing. The mailing includes lots of important information about the coming year. This year is no exception. You should receive your mailing by mid-September. Check your mail for this important information.

While the WPHA sends the membership mailing information every year, this year we are taking a little different approach. First, we are formalizing all new and renewing membership activities into a more organized 2020 WPHA Membership Drive!

The Membership Drive kicks off with the mailing. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Letter from the President – WPHA Board President Nancy Bader Nancy outlines several reasons why membership in the homes association is so important.
  • Membership Form – We outline the specifics of the new membership levels, unveil our brand-new referral program, and provide several convenient ways to pay for your membership —  including the introduction of a new monthly extended payment option. The WPHA is also offering an 18% discount on Platinum Memberships to all residents that sign up by Nov. 1!
  • KCPD Security Patrol – As has always been the case, our neighborhood is provided extra patrolling by Kansas City Police Department officers as a result of security patrol dues paid by our residents. Without your membership, we are at risk of losing this extremely important benefit. Review this part of the mailing to see what benefits the KCPD provides specifically to our neighborhood as a result of your paid membership.
  • Beautification Committee Event – On the back of the KCPD Security Patrol flyer is information about the upcoming Mums Sale coordinated by our Beautification Committee on Sept. 28. Make sure to check that out!

The second part of the 2020 WPHA Membership Drive is our involvement in the Waldo Fall Festival on  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Members of the WPHA Board of Directors as well as volunteers will staff a booth all day. We will be there to any questions you may have about the Ward Parkway Homes Association. Stop by and say hi!

Finally, the Membership Drive culminates at our fall WPHA Neighborhood Night Out on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at District. Pour House + Kitchen. As always, beverages and nibbles will be provided, along with door prizes. Watch for a flyer delivered to your door with all the details.

The WPHA hopes to continue to provide the level of interaction and community engagement requested by our residents. A survey was conducted in 2018 and we took your feedback to heart. The WPHA strives to provide the right level of family-friendly activities alongside activities for grownups only. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2020!

New committee to focus on membership growth and engagement

The Ward Parkway Homes Association is excited to announce the launch of a Membership Committee and its focus in the coming year. Richard Murray (Mercier Street) has joined the WPHA Board and will head the committee in 2019.  Secretary Mike Allmon (Belleview Avenue) and Alex Gill (Jefferson Street) will serve as formal members, and several others volunteers will support the work.

Membership in the homes association is a priority for the WPHA Board this year. The primary charge of the Membership Committee will be to increase engagement with our residents and increase participation in the WPHA. Look for more frequent social interactions from the Membership Committee. Leveraging connections with local businesses and other community partners will be another important aspect of helping increase visibility of, and participation in, the WPHA. The Membership Committee will also be seen knocking on doors from time to time to welcome new residents into our neighborhood.

The WPHA Board looks forward to the work the Membership Committee is undertaking for 2019. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents, please contact us.

SURVEY: Are you satisfied with the WPHA?

The Ward Parkway Homes Association would like input from residents about satisfaction with member benefits and neighborhood services. Your feedback will help inform future decisions made by our Board of Directors.

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey.


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Meet your new WPHA Board of Directors

Congratulations to the following residents who have been elected to serve as WPHA board members for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. We look forward to their ideas and leadership for the neighborhood.

  • Mike Allmon (Belleview Avenue)
  • Nancy Bader (Pennsylvania Street)
  • Alison Baker (Jefferson Street)
  • Bob Gould (72nd Street)
  • Maureen Hardy (Pennsylvania Street)
  • Gaye Tillotson (72nd Street)

The Board of Directors will elect officers at its Nov. 7 meeting. Officers will serve a one-year term.

Volunteers like these are so important to our neighborhood association. We could use your help too!