Vol. 3, Issue 3
Please join us at Shoreline Grill for this month’s Urban Core Happy Hour. The Shoreline has a new chef eager to show off his talents. Our business sponsor this month is MileMeter Insurance, a company that believes if you drive less, you should pay less!
Don’t just read about DANA Happenings – Join DANA Now! – and participate in our Urban Core Events as well as our efforts to make Downtown the Best Neighborhood in Austin.
CAPITAL METRO NEWS OF NOTE
DANA BOARD OF DIRECTORS KNOWS HOW TO WORK AS A TEAM
Members are invited to join these teams if they would like to take a more active role in DANA. To see which directors are serving in which areas, click here. To volunteer, contact one of the board members on the team you would like to join.
DANA SOCIAL TEAM WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
ONGOING CALENDAR ITEMS
DANA serves in the Caritas Community Kitchen the first Friday of every month. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
SUPPORT OUR DANA SPONSORS
WHAT TO DO ABOUT CRIME?
Call 311 to report a non-emergency crime that has already occurred. This number may also be used to report unsafe road conditions.
DANA’s Urban Living Team is hosting a preliminary meeting with the Austin Police Department, HOA managers and condo board representatives this month in preparation for a Crime Watch Forum for all DANA members, downtown residents, property owners and stakeholders. We plan to set goals and action items at this first meeting and look forward to working closely with all our neighbors to keep downtown one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. Be on the lookout in future DANA communications for information about our upcoming Crime Watch Forum.
Why do you live, work, play or love downtown? Answering the question this month is Bonsack Phrasavath. Bonsack is a longtime DANA member and is currently serving on the Social Team. Those who know Bonsack can attest to his inate design and fashion sense, and his ability to make those around him feel comfortable. What is little known is that Bonsack recently designed an award winning garden plot on the new Pfluger Bridge!
They say, “It’s the little things in life that make it all worth while.” I’ve come to the realization that truer words have never been spoken. Living downtown, I’ve discovered that life’s little surprises have without a doubt enriched
It’s the thrill of having a neighbor offer tickets to a sold out show I’ve been dying to see. It’s the joy of having a conversation with a complete stranger and making a new lifelong friend. It’s the gratitude received when I help a stranger or a friend. It’s being star struck when walking down the street and running into a celebrity. It’s having difficulty deciding on the numerous activities available when I flip open the Chronicle.
It’s the excitement of meeting the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. It’s the delight of seeing his face light up like a five year old on Christmas when we stumble across a hen on Town Lake. It’s these unassuming experiences that make living downtown vibrant, exciting, and new. Some say, “Why downtown?” I say, “Why not expect the unexpected.”
DANA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live, work, and play downtown. DANA influences decisions that affect downtown, educates and listens to residents and stakeholders about downtown and issues that affect them, and fosters a downtown community through social events.
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