Not everyone wants to get involved in the same way. On this page we present different options to encourage others to get involved in our cause:
Become a Member of PAB&NA
If you are currently a member of PAB&NA, you will soon be receiving a membership renewal form the first part of this year. If you joined between July and December, you will receive your notice after July. Thank you for your continued interest in our neighborhood!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Come to an Upcoming Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend PAB&NA meetings whether you are a business owner, property owner, resident, or other interested individual. We welcome everyone's attendance & everyone's ideas that improve our neighborhoods and businesses.
Make a Donation
With a large number of non profit organizations in El Paso County, residents are confronted with requests for donations to needy causes on a daily basis. Before you give anything to anyone, do some research into the non profit organization. DO NOT just assume the organization does good things for people because you hear the name frequently, or that their cause seems worthwhile. Do the following to verify a non profit organizations in El Paso County:
1: Using the internet, enter the name of the organization into the search engine. Then, check out the site of the Colorado State Attorney General. You can access the organizations Articles of Incorporation, Board of Directors and status (whether its in good standing or not) with the State - free of charge. Find out the value of the organizations assets and its annual income. Do you think their assets are extraordinary? Remember, they are asking YOU for donations. PAB&NA is listed a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Colorado on December 23, 1997.
2: Become familiar with non profit terminology. Find out what the organization REALLY does with its funding. Does it have paid employees? If so, how many and what are their salaries? What percentage of the donations is spent on administration? Does it ask for donations in the form of real estate or valuable assets? Does it promise to look after your grandmother or elderly parent? Do they want a conservatorship or guardianship to do so? Do they want full disclosure of an elderly persons insurance and assets before they'll help?
3. Under federal law, a non profit organization is required to provide a financial report upon request from any individual. Call the organization and ask for one. Don't assume that the report will divulge what you really want to know, however. Expenses can be hidden if the organization doesn't want the public to know. If you find a discrepancy, call the District Attorney. Tell your family, friends and neighbors! REMEMBER-Its YOUR money and property, and its YOUR business to know what its going to be used for if you generously contribute anything to a non profit organization!
The bi-annual election of officers is held on even numbered years. At the last meeting of PLATTE AVENUE BUSINESS & NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION. The following slate of officers was retained:
President-Stephanie L. B. Johnson
Vice President-Telly Barrera
Treasurer-J. B. (Johnny) Johnson
PAB & NA has no paid employees. Membership fees are used to defray costs of postage, printing, and supplies. Many supplies and services are donated to the organization by members.
The Knob Hill area is considered a Neighborhood Strategy Area, and receives federal funds through the City which, in part, pay for publication of the neighborhood newsletter. The KNOB HILL NEIGHBOR has a circulation of 625.
Write a Letter or Sign a Petition
Please contact us for the names of people to write to or suggest signing an online petition.