Three Takeaways from BDNA’s January 2023 Meeting

A Vision for Brentwood-Darlington Community Center

Impact NW and BDNA are working together on an exciting vision for our community center.  Andy Nelson, executive director of Impact NW (which manages the building), presented the three-faceted vision to the BDNA board:  

The BDCC will act as a social gathering place for neighbors, a resilience hub that provides emergency information and cooling-warming during extreme weather, and a service that connects neighbors to resources, in particular assistance that keeps people from being displaced from their homes by rising rents.  Impact NW will continue to offer its early childhood development programming from the building – a wonderful resource for Brentwood-Darlington families. 

Board member celebrated for more than 20 years of service

Gail Kiely has been serving Brentwood-Darlington as a member of the BDNA board since early in 1990.  She is the person who orders up our movies or concerts in Brentwood Park every year (Covid years excepted).  

Over the years Gail has played many other roles, including publication of a BDNA newsletter.  The board awarded Gail a framed certificate of appreciation, a red ribbon, and gift card.  Thank you, Gail Kiely.  

Crafting circle planned for BDCC in 2023

The BDNA board approved the launch of a crafting circle to be held on two Thursday evenings each month through 2023.  The circle will be open to everyone who wants to knit, crochet, assemble scrap books, make greeting cards – anything and everything that can be construed as crafting.  Details about opening night and hours will be shared when finalized.