Your Membership Committee has been very busy this year. Our goal is to increase membership in the KWA and to increase the benefits of membership. We have established three programs to achieve these goals.
By now you should have received your membership card in the mail with the latest KWA directory. This card will help you keep your membership current by reminding you of the expiration date, but this little card does so much more! Show your membership card when you patronize any of the local businesses below to receive discounts:
- A Dream Weaver Florist – 20%
- Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum – $3 entrance fee instead of $5
- Guenther House River Mill Store – 20%
- MadHatters Tea House & Café – 10%
- Robert Hughes Gallery – 10%
- The Friendly Spot – 10% on Tuesdays
- Tito’s – 10%
- Villa Finale – 10% on entrance fees
We are also negotiating with many other restaurants and businesses in our neighborhood and beyond. If you have a good relationship with a local business, you might mention this program to them and invite them to participate.
Neighborhood Meet & Greet
We are hosting several “meet and greet” gatherings within the neighborhood. A cross-section of residents (not just KWA members) who live in targeted areas of the neighborhood is invited to each event. The first one was held on December 12, 2013, at the home of Annice & Keith Hill. A good crowd of members and non-members came and we had a great time. If you were not invited, do not lose heart! You will be invited to one in the near future, and we look forward to seeing you there!
We are restarting the “welcome wagon” program in our neighborhood. Several of our local businesses and restaurants are adding coupons to the welcome packet. We also have added our walking tour brochure and other info about our neighborhood. The Office of Historic Preservation has provided some great booklets about buying and caring for historic homes and they are also providing us with the bags! King William Realty has agreed to give the office a list each month of new sales and rentals within our borders.
- Annice Hill