Concerned about the city's budget?
Contact our council members!
Our At-Large Council Members:
Carolee A. Conklin
310 Echange Blvd., Apt. 257
(585) 428-6711 (work)
Dana K. Miller
265 Melrose St.
(585) 428-7583 (work)
45 Ontario St.
(585) 428-6056 (office)
951 Park Ave.
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 428-07538 (office)
And below is a link to Matt's monthly newsletter! Cool!
Volunteer Your Time
LONA knows of neighbors who may need assistance with snow shoveling throughout the winter, or garden weeding, and
yard/lawn clean-up in the spring and summer. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us!
Assist with an Upcoming Event
The Lyell Branch Library is such a wonderful neighbor to us! THANK YOU to Shelly Matthews and all the
wonderful library employees for all that you do! :)
Contact Shelly Matthews if you would like to make any donations to the library - books for the sale, mittens for those
without, or cash to help keep the library well equipped and accessible to all!
Write a Letter or Sign a Petition
From time to time, LONA may need community support in the form of a petition signature or a personalized letter to a
Please check back here occationally to see if there is a current issue LONA may need your help with! Thank you!
BASKET DISTRIBUTION UPDATE:
a terrific event!
"Thank You" so much to all of our wonderful volunteers!
We hope to be able to do this again, as many
people were served, and were very glad we were there, as always:
LONA - Where Neighbors Help Neighbors!
This is a reminder that the Food Baskets will be distributed TOMORROW, Saturday, September
29th, 2012 at the RFD Engine 5 on Lyell Avenue from 12 Noon to 2pm (while supplies last).
If you are a local neighborhood leader: It would be great to have you
on hand to speak with attendees who are from your neighborhood, and answer their questions or gather their concerns, to work
on in the coming months.
If you are a participating member of a neighborhood in Sector 3 here
in the NW area of the city, and would like to lend a hand with the basket distribution, we'd love to have your help!
If you are a news/media representative/reporter: You are invited to
attend this event, to cover our neighborhood outreach project, as LONA works very hard to make positive improvements in our
area. We want to display our area of the city in a positive light, as we are striving to increase community involvement and
I look forward to seeing you at the event!
~ Pamela Davis, LONA PR
Calling all those
for truth, justice,
and the American way!
Court Watch is an all volunteer program. It is a way of bringing our Lyell-Otis neighborhood's
presence into the courtroom, to let the judges know that we take our area of the city seriously, and we care about improving
our quality of life. We would contact you approximately twice a month, or so, but you would really make a huge and positive
difference in the way our judicial system operates!
Court watchers would meet at the courthouse by 9:30am, and be prepared
to stay for a couple of hours. Parking can cost up to $8 dollars for the morning in the nearby parking garages/lots. Car pooling
is the best way to go - to help the pocketbook, as well as the environment!
Bob Stevenson firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know that you are willing to help out, and he can answer any
questions you may have. Bob and his wife have been Court Watch champions since LONA began this volunteer program ages ago!
We just need more people willing to help, as more hands make light work! :)
We must demand that prostitutes
and their customers ("Johns") all get the strongest punishments allowed by law. After one major prostitution detail a few
months ago, we had a substitute judge (from a "rich" suburb) dismiss all the charges against the prostitutes and their customers
because he did not care, nor understand, how these criminals affect our homes and our families' lives each and every day.
We don't want all the hard work of our police force to be for naught! Our police officers' long hours on the task,
and meticulous attention to detail was completely disregarded, at our taxpayers' expense. The Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association
(LONA) was so frustrated and infuriated by this judge's actions, and I believe our area's police officers felt let down by
the system that they work daily to serve in a very professional manner.
The demand for the prostitutes' services must
leave our area, as most of the customers are not city residents. We also encourage those offering their services to get the
help that they desperately need - even if that help means spending time detoxing in jail.
Perhaps high school and/or
college students would be able to get some sort of extra-credit for their Participation in Government, other Social Studies,
or English classes for keeping a journal/log of your experiences helping out. Hey, if you don't ask, you'll never know! (Plus,
there are bike racks that a bicycle could be locked onto while you were inside volunteering, so you would not spend any money
to park, *and* you could get in a little workout as well! It's all good!)
I'd be willing to drive 3 people there and
back, as I can't stay through the session, but I'd be glad to offer my driving skills to help advance this cause! :) Text/call
me at: 585-773-5170 after contacting Mr. Stevenson.
Thanks in advance for
your volunteer service,
We couldn't do this without YOU!
Make a Donation
It is easy to make a donation to LONA, and remember that
charitable contributions are tax deductible! Contact us for more information!
Rochester Animal Services
Welcome to the Rochester Animal Services Help
the Animals Fund
This fund was established in 2001 to receive gifts and donations for the purpose of promoting animal welfare, pet adoptions,
and pet population control through Rochester’s low-income spay and neuter program. Initially, most of the funds were
used toward the purchase of veterinary supplies and equipment required for the spay-neuter clinic. Since the clinic opened
in July 2004, contributions continue to support the spay-neuter clinic while also being used toward the purchase of supplies
to enrich the lives of animals in our care or toward advertisements to promote adoptions, responsible pet ownership, and the
importance of spaying and neutering.
You can donate to the HELP THE ANIMALS FUND right now using your credit card. To do so, please enter
an amount below and proceed with the donation process.
If you would prefer to send a tax-deductible donation by mail, please send a check made
Rochester Animal Services
184 Verona Street
Rochester, NY 14608
For more information about how your donation can help, please call (585) 428-7274 or email the shelter