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Nokomis East Neighborhood Association 2004 Annual Neighborhood Meeting
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  • Paulo's Pasta - Penne pasta in a creamy Alfredo sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, and Kalamata olives
  • Baked Rigatoni - Mozzarella baked over pasta tubes in a marinara sauce in both vegetarian and Italian sausage versions.
  • Fat Lorenzo's Focaccia or Bread Sticks- Freshly baked for the meeting
  • House Italian Salad with choice of dressings
  • Gelato, premier hand-made Italian ice cream
2005 Annual Meeting

Guests enjoyed dinner before the general meeting.

2005 Annual Meeting

Fat Lorenzo's cooks prepared the food with fresh ingrediants in the church kitchen just before the meeting.


NENA's 2008 Annual Neighborhood Meeting is fast approaching. Join NENA staff, volunteers and Nokomis East residents on Thursday, May 15, for one of our most important events of the year.

Nokomis East's Annual Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Minnehaha United Methodist Church
Corner of 37th Ave S. and E. 50th St. (Click for mapmap)

Celebrating 12 years of Neighborhood Investment

The evening will start at 6:30 pm with an Open House featuring another excellent pasta buffet catered by Fat Lorenzo's. This year we are suggesting a donation of $4 per adult and $2 for kids under 12 for the dinner.

Besides the dinner, plan on browsing and bidding on the many items in our Silent Auction. By poular request, the silent auction is making a return after several year's absence. (See partial list of items below). Winners must pay with cash or check, no cards accepted.

Senator Torres RayThe business end of the night begins at 7:30 p.m. and will start with our keynote presentation by Senator Patricia Torres Ray and a Congressional report from Congressman Keith Ellison's staff.  

We'll also do volunteer recognition and the presentation of our Peoples Choice for the Best of Nokomis--the "Noki" award. (Sorry, we're not telling who or what beforehand.)

We'll finish the evening with our important elections for the Board of Directors neighborhood representatives. (see below for more details on the elections or becoming a Board member.)

We hope to see you there!

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2008 Board Elections

Four neighborhood representative positions on the NENA Board of Directors are up for election this year (two each for the Morris Park, Keewaydin, Wenonah and Minnehaha neighborhoods).

If you are interested in serving on the NENA Board, we would like to hear from you. To run for a neighborhood representative position, you must live in that neighborhood. If you’re not sure which neighborhood you live in, you can check our online neighborhood map, or call the NENA office at (612) 724-5652. Anyone who is a member of NENA and resides in one of the four neighborhoods can run for a seat in the neighborhood he/she resides in. To be a member, you must either live in the neighborhood, own property or a business, or work in the neighborhood and be registered as a member. Not sure if you are registered? Registration is quick, easy and can be done at the meeting.

Please call the NENA office at 724-5652 for additional information on the duties and expectations of Board members. The Board meets monthly, usually on the 4th Thursday. Members serve two-year terms.

About 200 residents attended the meeting

About 200 residents ate dinner before the 2007 business part of the meeting.

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Sample Silent Auction Items List
Partial List - Updated May 13, 2008

Please let our donors know that you appreciate their support by patronizing their businesses. And tell them that Nokomis East sent you!

Winning bidders must pay with cash or check. Sorry, no cards accepted

Theater and Entertainment

  • Silent Auction Acme Comedy Club - 10 admission passes
  • Great American History Theatre - 2 tickets
  • Jungle Theatre - 2 tickets to any performance
  • Moose Mountain Adventure Golf at MOA - 2 passes
  • Nickelodeon Universe at MOA - 2 passes
  • Park Square Theatre - gift certificate for 2 tickets
  • Pillsbury House Theatre - 4 tickets (Thursday or Friday, '08 season)
  • Riverview Theater - 4 tickets
  • Southern Theatre - gift certificate for 2 tickets
  • American Swedish Institute - 4 admission tickets
  • Theatre de la Jeune Lune - 2 tickets
  • Theatre in the Round - 2 tickets
  • Underwater Adventures Aquarium at MOA - 2 sets of 2 tickets
  • Walker Art Center - 2 gallery admission passes


  • al Vento Italian Cucina - $25 gift card
  • Axel's Bonfire - $20 gift card
  • Black Forest Inn - $25 gift certificate
  • Cafe Latte - $32 gift certificate for full-size dessert item
  • Cap's Grille - 2, $10 gift certificates
  • Carbone's Pizza - $15 gift certificate
  • Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar - $25 gift certificate
  • Joe's Garage - $25 gift card
  • The Malt Shop - $10 gift certificate
  • Nokomis Beach Coffee - gift certificate
  • Timber Lodge Steakhouse - $20 gift certificate
  • T's Place - $50 gift certificate (Chef Tee Bechelow)
  • Fat Lorenzo's - $25 gift certificates (eight available)


  • Hiawatha Cyclery - gift certificate for one bicycle tune-up (labor only)
  • Minnesota Lynx - NBA certificate for 4 tickets to July 12 Lynx vs. Houston Comets
  • Minnesota Thunder - Family 4 pack (2 adult, 2 youth)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - 2 Team Spirit backpacks
  • Minnesota Twins - 2, four-ticket vouchers
  • Minnesota Vikings - autographed Chester Taylor photo
  • St. Paul Saints - 4 general admission gift certificates & 2007 Collectors Program

Around the House, Gift Baskets, and More!

  • 20 Q, The hi-tech 20 Questions electronic game
  • Argenté Photograpie - gift certificate for a 1hour portrait session
  • Blackstone 2006 Pino Grigio wine - 1 case
  • Bergan's Super Valu - $20 Gift Card
  • 48 jumbo strawberries, hand-dipped in dark chocolate, made to order
  • Haskell's - 2 gift certificates for annual membership in Bacchus MN Wine & Food Society
  • Heart of the Beast Theatre - 2007 Mayday poster
  • Kowalski's Parkview Market - $40 gift card
  • Laughing Waters Studio - Hand printed Chinese lantern
  • Laughing Waters Studio - Set of 4 Minnehaha Falls seasonal prints
  • Linden Hills Co-op - $30 gift card
  • Underwater Reef (moving illusion) lamp
  • Musikgarten of M'haha Falls - $25 gift certificate towards early childhood tuition
  • Plantique - $25 gift certificate
  • Shear Magic Hair Styles - 2 gift certificates for a haircut
  • Spunk Design - Marble Maze 3D toy (Q-BA-MAZE)
  • Tires Plus of Highland - Vehicle inspection, tire rotation & balance, oil change
  • Wellness Center Etc. - gift certificate for a 1 hour massage
  • Wellness Center Etc. - gift certificate for 4 Yoga Svaroopa classes
  • Wellness Center Etc. - gift certificate for 1 float tank session
  • Wendy's Doghouse - gift certificate for grooming

  • Wonderment suitcase of art supplies
  • 'MN Women In Networking' basket of ideas, book, certificate to breakfast event
  • 'Garden Starters' gift basket
  • 'Everything NENA' gift basket
  • 'Italian Dinner' gift basket
  • 'Just for Dogs' gift basket
  • 'Just for Girls' gift basket
  • 'Tea for Two' gift basket
  • 'Kids Activities' gift basket (for 3-7 year olds)
  • 'Spa Day' gift basket with gift certificate and care items from Village Hair Company
  • 'Webkinz World' gift baskets (2) - cuddly animals w/ online access, clothing, trading card packs, card albums.
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