SKOS Annual Meeting & Election – Open to the public, free pizza!

Our Annual Meeting & Election is scheduled at Starr King Elementary School on Monday May 18th in the cafeteria @ 6:30pm. This is an opportunity to update the community on the status of the land and the organization, to reflect on the past year of events and accomplishments, and to celebrate the land we love called Starr King Open Space. Starr King Open Space

if you are a Potrero Hill resident and would like to help preserve our neighborhood grassland, please consider running for our board. You can apply online. All residents (renters and homeowners) 18 and older are eligible to run for the Board, as well as vote for candidates at the Annual Meeting and Election. Proof of residency must be provided to be a candidate. If you have any questions about what this commitment means, feel free to email us at starrkingboard@gmail.com.

Doors will open a half-hour early for an informal meet and greet with candidates. Please enter via Wisconsin Gate. Pizza has been graciously donated by our friends at Goat Hill Pizza.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Come to our Community Day on May 2nd!

This year we are celebrating 30 years as our neighborhood open space, and we are excited to kick off a year of celebration with a community day in partnership with California College of the Arts. Families, kids, neighbors and Starr King Open Space friends are all welcome – there will be activities for all ages.

Celebrating 30 Years of SKOS

SKOS will host our second Wildflower Walk of the season against a backdrop of fun activities including kids games and live music, while participatory art works will be on display.

Come by Sat. May 2nd from 1-4pm!

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Join Our Board, Make a Difference

We will have three (3) new board seats open in 2015. Elections are held on Monday May 18th during our Stewards on March 2012Annual Meeting at Starr King Elementary, if you are a Potrero Hill resident and would like to help preserve our neighborhood jewel, please consider running for our board. You can apply online. If you have any questions about what this commitment means, feel free to email us at starrkingboard@gmail.com.

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Making the Invisible, Visible

We are pleased to announce that our local Potrero campus of the California College of the Arts (CCA) is using a course to broaden the Potrero Hill community’s engagement with CCA LogoStarr King Open Space.

From Chris Treggiari (CCA):

The class making the Invisible Visible is interested in utilizing art, design, and community engagement techniques, as a means to explore the vitality and importance of Starr King Open Space within the local Potrero community. Through field trips, various discussions with members of the SKOS board, and local outreach to residents who use the space, the class strives to create creative place making solutions that can be utilized to create unique experiences and diverse community connections within and around the space. Over the course of the semester the students will work collaboratively in groups to flesh out and activate these projects that will culminate in a Starr King Open Space community day in the beginning of May.

We are grateful to CCA for this opportunity and are looking forward to seeing what the class comes up with for a community day in May!

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Shop at Whole Foods Market Potrero and Support SKOS!

We are thrilled to announce that we were selected as one of Whole Foods Market Potrero’s

WFM Potrero

Whole Foods Market Potrero

Nickels for Non-Profits recipients for Q1 2015. Just bring your reusable bag to Whole Foods Market Potrero between January 19th-April 12th and elect to donate your bag credit to worthy local non-profits, including SKOS.

Here is how Whole Foods Market describes the program:

“At Whole Foods Market, we strive to serve and support our local communities. In fact, it’s one of our core values – everyday missions that drive our business practices. Each store selects up to three local non-profit organizations every quarter to partner with on our Nickels for Non-Profits program. For every reusable bag our customers bring in when they shop, they have the option of receiving a five cent credit or they can donate it to the Nickels for Non-Profits recipient. At the end of the quarter, all the bag refunds are added up and donated to our community partners!”

We hope that you will support your neighborhood open space by donating when you bring your reusable bag to shop at WFM Potrero from now until April 12th.

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