Events 2014

Reynier Park 2014s


RVNA party 2014

Happy Holidays

December 7, 2014

RVNA invited their members (150) to a meeting and party at Grand Casino.  Assorted empanadas and cookies, iced tea and lemonade were served. Members and board discussed plans for making Reynier Village a better place to live in 2015.

Elisa Leonelli will continue to serve as Communications and Webmaster, Hector Garza as Treasurer, Steve Demmer as Vice-President, Angelica Hess will help again with Summer Park Nights.  Andrew Leavenworth will organize a community meeting about emergency preparedness.  John Palmerton will revise our original 2007 bylaws.  Dan Halloran will increase RVNA presence on Social Media: Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter.  Two more members volunteered to join the board: Edgardo Perez and Anabel Aispuro.

A 2015 RVNA News flyer will be printed in January and distributed to the more than 500 homes in Reynier Village by our 20 block captains.

Please let us know if you wish to volunteer your time and skills to keep RVNA active.
Email RVNA with your questions and suggestions.

Thanks for your support
RVNA Board


RVNA Board elections 2015

November 14, 2014

During 2014 RVNA functioned with an interim Board, since we were unable to hold our bi-annual elections in 2013, because not enough candidates volunteered.
Read Election News 2013 for more details.
Elisa Leonelli handled Communications, acted as President and Secretary, Hector Garza performed his functions as Treasurer, Steve Demmer organized Summer Park Nights as Vice-President, with the help of Angelica Hess. Andrew Leavenworth held Emergency Preparedness classes in Reynier Park. John Palmerton acted as Board member At Large.

At a November 11 interim Board meeting, it was decided that 2014 RVNA members will be invited to serve their community as candidates for the 2015 RVNA Board positions described below, for a 2-year term from February 15, 2015 to February 15, 2017. Deadline to submit their candidacy and qualifications: December 10, 2014.

All Reynier Village residents are encouraged to volunteer their time and skills to keep RVNA active.  Please email us with your proposals.

Descriptions of 2015 RVNA Board Positions, based on the services that RVNA has been providing for RVNA members and Reynier Village Residents since 2007.

President:  Represent RVNA to other organizations such as SORO NC (South Robertson Neighborhood Council), nearby Neighborhood Associations, LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department), LA City departments, Councilman’s office.
Vice-President: Organize social activities, like summer park nights, block captains brunch, members gatherings, annual yard sale.
Treasurer:  Collect annual fees, maintain financial records and database of paid members.
Secretary:  Maintain files for each block and lists of email addresses, build Excel database, coordinate Block Captains, solicit membership and sign-ups to mailing list, walk door to door, deliver APS signs.
Communications:  Follow neighborhood activities of interest and communicate the info to RVNA mailing list of residents.  Write and design newsletter.
Crime:  Review crime updates from LAPD and Crime Mapping, solicit details from victims of burglaries and car theft. Send crime prevention tips to RVNA mailing list, including graffiti and littering. Coordinate trash cleanups.
Emergency: Organize classes for Reynier Village residents about Emergency Preparedness, offer advice about emergency supplies. Coordinate neighbors with special skills to help each block in case of a disaster.
Webmaster: Create posts and updates for the website and the blog
At Large: Explore ideas for activities to benefit Reynier Village residents, help with any of the above tasks.

RVNA Yard Sale 2014

Saturday September 20, 2014

Today RVNA held their annual Community yard sale, coordinated by friendly realtor Dan May.  24 households participated, 15 were dues-paying RVNA members.

On August 21 RVNA sent an email to 400 addresses on mailing list, inviting residents to participate as sellers.  Dan May printed the color flyer below and delivered to over 500 homes in Reynier Village. On September 14 RVNA emailed a reminder with the deadline to be included in the sellers map, and to invite residents to participate as buyers. On September 19 Dan posted street signs pointing to each address holding a yard sale.

The nearby Helms Neighborhood Association held a yard sale on the same day, after coordinating with RVNA, and advertised it on

Please email RVNA with your suggestions on how to improve this event next year.

2014 RVNA Yard Sale

RVNA Park Nights 2014

July 10, 2014

RVNA members continue the tradition started in 2007 of inviting neighbors to join us for Summer park nights at Reynier Park.
The dates for 2014 are Wednesdays 7 to 8 pm: July 9, 23 – August 6, 20
June 30 an email invitation was sent to the Reynier Village residents who signed up for our free RVNA mailing list to receive news about local events and emergency preparedness classes.
July 7 a reminder was sent to RVNA members, board, block captains and volunteers.

Argentinian Empanadas (c) Elisa Leonelli
Argentinian Empanadas (c) Elisa Leonelli

July 9 approximately 40 neighbors gathered to chat and enjoy a variety of pizzas from THE COOP and fresh fruit.
July 23 Mexican food from CAMPOS (2639 S Robertson: 310-202 7308)
August 6 ARGENTINIAN EMPANADAS (2513 S Robertson: 310-836 5944)
August 20 pasta and salad from BELLA ROMA (1509 S Robertson: 310-277 7662)

Please walk over to find out how it feels to be connected to like-minded neighbors, who care about keeping Reynier Village a safe and clean place to live.

RVNA Board


Neighborhood leaders 2014

June 7, 2014

RVNA sponsored a meeting of leaders of nearby neighborhood associations to exchange ideas and explore joint initiatives. In attendance were: Collette McFadden, Castle Heights Communications, Sandy Block and Sherilyn Correa, Crestview Co-Presidents, Laura Anderson, Faircrest Heights President, Cristina Paul, Kyle & Mariah Christy, Helms, Elisa Leonelli and Hector Garza Reynier Village Co-Presidents.
One idea RVNA will start implementing right away is a welcome gift basket of fruits and veggies to be presented to new home-owners moving into Reynier Village.

Romanesco cauliflower

SORO Fest 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

RVNA sent a message about the SORO Fest to the neighbors on our mailing list.
This local event in Reynier Village attracts visitors from the larger SORO community.  We’re lucky that we don’t have to drive and find parking, we can just walk out of our homes and enjoy the day, shop at the booths, get information, eat from the food trucks, mingle with our neighbors.
Please stop by the booth of local artist Barbara Mendes who designed this flyer.
SORO Fest 14

SORO Elections 2014

2014 voters wanted

May 18, 2014

SORO NC (South Robertson Neighborhood Council) held their board elections today.
15 seats were up for renewal for a 2-year or a 4-year term. 29 candidates were running.

On May 10 RVNA sent a message to our mailing list of 350 neighbors, encouraging them to attend the Meet the Candidates Forum on May 15, read the Candidates statements, then to vote on May 18, from 10am to 4pm at Shenandoah School.

To find out who was elected, check the SORONC website, sign up for their mailing list.

RVNA News 2014

January 24, 2014

As decided at the 2013 RVNA members meeting, we created the 2014 RVNA Newsletter, describing some of the accomplishments of our Reynier Village Neighbhorhood Association, inviting residents to join our FREE Mailing list and to sign up for membership.
The typesetting design was done by SLB Printing, that recently  opened at 2822 Robertson, because one of the goals of RVNA is to patronize the businesses in our neigbhorhood. Check our Robertson webpage.
The bright red flyer below was distributed to our 20 volunteer Block Captains, who will deliver it to every home in Reynier Village.
RVNA believes it is important for everyone to be connected to prevent crime and help each other in emergencies.

RVNA 2014 News-red1s

RVNA 2014 News-red2s