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April 28, 2022  

Thursday, April 28, 2022    5:30 - 6:45 PM

Charlie Joseph Senior Citizen Center (Special thanks to Willie staying late!)


Attendance: 20 neighbors in total


5:30 – Pot Luck Dinner    

5:45 – Opening - Tom McLeod opened the meeting with a blessing for the food.

5:47 – Richard Eckler questioned if people of all religions and faiths are invited to these meetings.  The answer is that all neighbors are welcome.
5:50 - Introduction of all present (each shared favorite part of the Come Together.)  

6:00 – Special Guest Kim Pryor - Candidate/City Council District 7 Lives in Springfield.  Willing to fight for the needs of her constituents. Told stories of doing so and answered some questions. 

6:20 - Minutes from the last meeting – JW moderated. Motion made to accept by Mary and seconded by James Eddie. All were in favor to accept the April 7 meeting minutes.       


6:30 – Panama Park Come Together - June 4

  • Park Clean Up on June 4 at 9:00 AM – JW Lass will obtain the city equipment.

  • Volunteers signed up for jobs

  • Talk of sponsors and some volunteered to tell businesses

  • Menu for the event is Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Hot Dogs

  • The church the Lass family attends will have waters, and coolers at their tent.

  • Discussed start time being between 5 and 6 PM. With the movie starting at 8:30.


6:45 – New Business – Allison brought up the idea of having coffee with a cop and an assigned police officer known to the neighborhood.  Kim Pryor spoke to that and encouraged us to attend our Sheriff’s Watch Meetings, each third Thursday at Carolina Apartments.


6:40 - Announcements and Upcoming Events

  • Our Website:

  • Next Door - Get the app or sign up online at

  • Facebook Page - Panama Park Neighbors @PanamaParkNeighbors

  • Sheriff’s Watch Meeting Now meet on WebEx

  • Northwest CPAC Meeting Meet every second Thursday evening.

  • Next Month’s PPNA Meeting May 26 - Pot Luck


6:45 – Close Meeting    

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