From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., join friends, neighbors and colleagues on what looks will be a pleasant winter’s night with refreshing drink specials and a selection of munchies at one of Midtown's newest places to be seen.
La Tagliatella features Italian cuisines from the northern regions of Italy and there will be complimentary appetizers and $5 drink specials tonight.
While mingling, you might consider joining or renewing your MNA membership. When doing so, you may now earmark 25 percent of your membership dues to your favorite Midtown initiative.
Each month, the MNA receives various requests to fund educational and other initiatives and membership dues helps fund these needs. Most of the MNA budget is derived from membership dues and Midtown’s fundraising events including April's Midtown Tour of Homes and Midtown’s Shop & Dine.
There are two ways to join (or renew) and earmark your 25 percent:
1. Online: Add one of the following key words into the comments section of the online membership application: http://www.midtownatlanta.org/renew.
2. Or, mail in your membership dues to: Midtown Neighbors' Association, P O Box 77112, Atlanta, GA 30357-7112. Be sure to include a completed membership application (see attachment) with your payment. In the field “I am interested in receiving more information about” section, please submit your choice for the earmarked donation.
Options for earmarking:
- Education – CINS [Council on Intown Neighborhood Schools - funds teacher grant requests for each of the Grady High School cluster of feeder schools]
- Education – Grady High School [Robotics Club requested donations for Gearbox Gangstaz to buy robot parts; sponsorship of athletic teams for uniforms and equipment]
- Education – Inman Middle School [Technology Fund for new promethean boards in the 7th Grade Trailer]
- Education – Intown Academy [Funds a playground for the K-8th Grade Public Charter School]
- Light up Midtown [funds the monthly light bills for the common area street lights throughout Midtown]
- Midtown Mingles [help our neighborhood come together by supporting these popular Midtown get-togethers]
- Environmental / Green Initiatives
The MNA Mission Statement reads as follows:
The mission of the Midtown Neighbors’ Association is to assure that our vibrant and diverse neighborhood becomes an increasingly better community in which to enjoy the benefits of the urban experience. We strive to develop solutions that continually improve Midtown’s safety and quality of life, and give our neighbors a voice in development and revitalization decisions. We seek to act as the neighborhood’s link to other communities, government agencies and our elected officials. We seek to be inclusive, proactive, and diligent in our commitment to serve the best interests of Midtown as a neighborhood by bringing together our community.
Since 2005, the MNA has invested more than $105,000 in the neighborhood? Below is a list of membership dollars and contributions at work in the community:
- Safety Initiatives: $51,750
- Environmental & Green Community: $36,500
- Education: $11,000
- Stakeholder Associations (Midtown Alliance & NPU-E): $7,250
These are a few of the many areas MNA contributes in building community to make Midtown safer, greener and healthier. Your membership allows MNA to continue to invest financial and volunteer resources in Midtown.