May 11, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Old Oaks Civic Association Meeting Minutes

May 11, 2015

Attendees:  Geno Smith, David Gray, Belinda Morgan, Latricia Sparks, Tony Jackson, Ilia Jackson, Amy Knight, Vivian Peterson, Michael Herman, Molly Hogue, Keith Early, Wayne Lafaber, Bryan

Treasurer Report:

  • Current Total Balance – $4,587.27
  • Pay Pal is available to purchase Old Oaks tickets.

Litterbag Challenge:

Thank you to Doug Gildow, Kip and Sharon Holley, David Gray, Geno Smith, Molly Hogue

Please check the website and facebook for the times which are every Sunday in May.


Thank you to everyone who helped hang flags this year!

Thank you Jesse Pearson, Ryan Resieger, David Gray, Molly Hogue, Tony and Ilia Jackson, Jim Jasperse, Jeff & Kylie Smith, Michael Herman, Geno Smith

Children’s Hospital has given another $500 grant for flags this year.  We still need some additional flags.

We would like to use $100 of OOCA money for flags, flag pole and hardware for Ohio and Champion.


  • 10 Yes
  • 0 No
  • 0 Abstentions

Newsletter Update:

Next copy will be coming out in the next month or so.  Volunteers who would like to pass newsletters out when they are ready:

  • Belinda Morgan & Vivian Peterson:  Oakwood
  • David Gray:  Wilson
  • Michael Herman:  Linwood
  • David Fawcett & Wayne Lafaber:  Ohio and Champion
  • Tony Jackson:  Bedford & Kimball

ListServe Update:  Please make sure that Molly has your email address if you are not getting neighborhood emails.  Please send her an email with your information at:

Wednesday’s On the Porch (WOTP) is almost here!

Check your newsletter, the website or facebook for each Wednesday’s location.

The first one will be held on May 27th between Molly Hogue and David Clarkson’s House and Geno Smith’s House (660 & 668 Wilson Avenue).

A 50/50 Raffle will be held at each of the WOTP this year as a fun way to raise money for OOCA.  No one is required to participate.


  • Home & Garden Tour is on Saturday, May 30th from 3-8 pm.  You can buy tickets at pay pal or where the tour starts at Holy Rosary St. John’s Church.
  • A summer event (previously the wine tasting) will be held on Saturday, July 25th.  It will be titled, “Old Oaks is Wonderland” as a play on words from “Alice in Wonderland”.  Please see the website and facebook for more information.

Tree Planting Update:  David Gray spoke to the city forester Chad.  He said that he didn’t have funding for this spring but that he will plant them in the fall.  David, Geno and Molly collected addresses from Old Oaks by walking the neighborhood and we hope that the city will come through with the massive planting in the fall.

Renovation/Demolition Update:

  • We have heard that the two houses on Wilson that have applied for the city grant money over a year ago will receive the funding once the homeowners have submitted their specifications.
  • The quad on 728 Linwood should be torn down in the next 60 days.  This is a property that we have been requesting to have demolished for ~3 years.

Chic Harley Memorial Garden:  The sculpture should be installed by May 30th in time for the garden tour.  Volunteers are needed for planting.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Lucy Wolfe at:

Mulch/Flower Pickup:  This Saturday, May 16th meet at David Gray’s house (642 Wilson Avenue) at 9 am to help spread mulch.

Round Table:

Mooberry Avenue has massive speeding.  This is a concern.  We would like to get the city involved.  Speed bumps were discussed among the group.  Having signs with their speed may help.  We would like to see if cops can be more involved on tracking speeding cars on Mooberry as well as Oakwood.  We could ask other communities what they do to slow down speeding cars.

Next Meeting:

June 8, 2015 will start at 6:30 pm.  The first half hour is for block watch and our Columbus Police Officer Liaison will be present to discuss any neighborhood crime concerns.

7:00 pm is the start of the usual association meeting.


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2015 Wednesdays On The Porch

2015 Old Oaks Wednesdays on the Porch (WOTP) Schedule

7:00 to 9:00 pm every Wednesday

Wednesdays on the Porch is an event that truly cements Old Oaks together as a community and has even been recognized in some national publications.  Held every Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, this event is an informal gathering of friends and neighbors from throughout the community.  Truly a time to relax, catch up, and enjoy the company of others, Wednesdays on the Porch is held at a different home every week.  Hosts serve a variety of refreshments, from cookies and lemonade, to hors d’oeuvres and sangria.  Please join us!


May 27: Molly Hogue, David Clarkson & Geno Smith                      660 & 668 Wilson

June 3: Kylie & Jeff Smith                                                                       754 Wilson

June 10: Crystal Carley                                                                              729 Wilson

June 17: Rio Schifano & Tim Reisdorf                                                   685 South Ohio

June 24: Kristen Perry & Ryan Reisiger                                               692 Linwood

July 1: Holiday Week – No WOTP

July 8: Monna Manning & Jim Jasperse                                               654 Wilson

July 15: Belinda Morgan & Randy Niemi (Randy is a New Neighbor!)   733 & 737 Oakwood

July 22: Sharon Pearson & Richard Vickers                                           639 Wilson

July 29: Sharon & Kip Holley (New Neighbors!)                                    711 Oakwood

August 5: Ilia & Tony Jackson (New Neighbors!)                                      685 Wilson

August 12: Paul Fogarty                                                                                 708 Oakwood

August 19: Sarah Ozminski & Polo Monjaras (New Neighbors!)             659 Wilson

August 26: Patty Harris                                                                                      770 Kimball

September 2: Michael Herman, Steve Sweazy & Loren Stanley               633 Linwood


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Old Oaks is Wonderland…Through the Drinking Glass!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

5:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now so you won’t be late, for this very important date!  Plan ahead for a night where up can be down, backwards can be forwards, and anything and everything in between!  Old Oaks is a WONDERLAND, and our annual summer wine event will continue to deliver food, fun, spirits, games, and entertainment for our residents and guests.  Our theme this year taps into eclectic, even eccentric tastes, animated and full of character, just like the neighborhood we know and love!  Expect the unexpected and unexpect the expected!  Be sure to check out our facebook page (Old Oaks Civic Association), and our website (, for continued details as they unfold!  Your food, beverage, and entertainment for the evening will all be provided with the simple purchase of your ticket.

$30.00 for OOCA Members

$35.00 for non-OOCA Members



Contact:  Geno Smith

(614) 266-6326


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Old Oaks Litterbag Challenge

Old Oaks Litterbag Challenge

Attention Old Oaks neighbors and friends!

We are announcing our little neighborhood challenge that corresponds with our city campaign surrounding the 3 words about litter… “Pick It Up”!

At our last OOCA meeting, residents in attendance discussed the idea of embracing a neighborhood challenge to help clean up our streets and alleys, especially prior to our Spring 2015 Home & Garden Tour, which happens on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Each Sunday in May (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) residents will spend 45 minutes cleaning up the street on which they reside and/or adjacent streets or alleys by picking up trash.  The idea is to bring a photo of the collected trash to 668 Wilson Avenue following the pick up and have mimosas and/or juice to toast the shared efforts.

There are several different times to help accommodate schedules:

Sunday, May 3, 10, 17, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  (Meeting at 668 Wilson Avenue at 11:30 a.m.)

Sunday, May 24, 31, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Meeting at 668 Wilson Avenue at 2:00 p.m.)

Feel free to participate as many of the days as you would like, and of course, we could see this becoming a regular event to not only bring our community together, but to help clean up our community even more.



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Old Oaks House & Garden Tour 2015

Old Oaks Spring 2015

House & Garden Tour

Saturday, May 30, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(This is the weekend AFTER Memorial Day weekend)


Old Oaks Civic Association Members $8.00

Non-Members $10.00


Tickets can be purchased at:

Holy Rosary of St. John Church

648 S. Ohio Avenue

Columbus, OH 43205

Checks payable to: Old Oaks Civic Association


Advance purchase on credit cards accepted through PayPal:


Old Oaks springs into action by providing a fun and festive afternoon touring some of our historical homes and gorgeous gardens.  As you move through the fourteen properties on our tour, you will see homes that reflect different architectural styles, decorating themes, transformations in progress, and, of course, gardens, from informal to formal, and newly created outdoor spaces to the fully mature gardens with decades of care.  There will truly be something for everyone.  Join us for this glimpse into what makes Old Oaks such a special place to live!



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March 9, 2015 OOCA MEETING Change…

Good evening friends and neighbors!

I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and warm!

I know this is later than I wanted to send it in terms of being so close to our March 9th OOCA meeting…I have communicated with the OOCA Board and the majority has agreed that in place of our March 9, 2015 meeting, various members of the Board would attend a community meeting being sponsored by the Columus Police Department on that evening.  This would mean that we would NOT be having our regularly scheduled March meeting.  The CPD meeting is being held at 6:00 p.m. which is why we would have a conflict between this meeting and our regularly scheduled OOCA meeting.  In addition, we felt it would be good to attend so that we may collect information to share at our April 13, 2015 meeting, in addition to showing our support of the Columbus Police Department as we continue to request increased presence and action in our neighborhood.  Though it may sound cliche, together, we can make a difference.  Please feel free to email me directly at if you have any specific questions about this meeting and I can forward you additional information.

Love and support one another!

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Old Oaks House & Garden Tour

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost $10.00 (OOCA Members $8.00)

Old Oaks, Columbus’s First Street Car District, will be featuring some of its amazing homes and gardens for a wonderful afternoon/evening walking tour.  MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!!

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Meeting Reminder…

We will have our February meeting this evening at HRSJ at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there!

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OOCA Membership

Good afternoon!
This is just a friendly reminder about our OOCA meeting this evening.
We are meeting at the HRSJ at 7:00 p.m. and will be out no later than 8:00 p.m.
I have included membership dues information if you would like to take this evening’s meeting as an opportunity to pay for your 2015 membership.

Section II: Membership dues.

1.     The categories of membership are as follows:

a.     Family Membership: $15.00 per year

b.     Individual Membership: $12.00 per year

c.     Senior Membership: $10.00 per year

d.     Associate Membership: $15.00 per year (no voting rights)

e.     Business Membership: $15.00 per year (no voting rights)


2.     Payment of Dues:

a.     Dues are to be paid by January 31st of each year.

b.     Any member in good standing from the previous year retains voting rights and status during the month of January.

c.     Dues become delinquent on February 1st of each year, thereby forfeiting all voting privileges until dues are paid in full.


3.     New members can join the OOCA at any time throughout the year. Full voting privileges will be awarded to new members once their dues are paid in full.


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OOCA Meeting Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Good afternoon friends and neighbors!

This is just a friendly reminder that we will be holding our January OOCA meeting this upcoming Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

You can bet your BUCKEYES that this meeting will end in plenty of time for you to get to your favorite location and cheer on our BUCKS as they claim THE ULTIMATE victory!  (If you are a fan of course!)

The meeting will be held at our usual location:


640 S. Ohio Ave.

Columbus, OH, 43205

Stay up to date with current information by visiting:


our OldOaksCivicAssociation Facebook page!

We hope to see you there!

Email me directly if you have any questions!



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