Thursday, November 19, 2015

Movie Night at the CRC on Nov.28th

Please come out and enjoy a movie at the CRC with other youth residents of West Willow. There will be 3 new released movies to choice from. It all begins at 5pm-8:30pm. Pass the word and bring your neighbor. There will be popcorn and other refreshments. Contact number- 734-483-8195.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Our November  monthly meeting is also our annual potluck. It will be hosted by NWWNA and Habitat of Huron Valley. It starts at 6:30pm which is 30 mins. earlier than usual. It will be held at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church located at 2345 Tyler rd. It will consist of a short business meeting and lots of time to fellowship!! There will be a video to view while eating; a wall display of the years accomplishments; sheets to share your concerns and one for 2016 ideas. These sheets will be for you to view at your own leisure. So get ready and prepare that great dish to bring! Pass the word and personally invite another resident of West Willow. Don't miss the chance to personally thank all our Partners and Supporters. I'm hoping everyone got the announcement card in the mail so  please RSVP to Shataura if you can but if you don't, just come! Hope to see you and your family on Monday.
 Remember this will be our last open meeting of the year and announcements for Dec. events will be available.  A reminder that Mi-Work is at theCRC the 1st Monday of the month(Dec. 7th) from 10:00am - noon to assist residents with preparing and finding a JOB. The month of December will be used for the Executive Board and committee groups to plan for an even bigger and better year in 2016.

 I just got word Greater Transitional Church, Inc. will have a Thanksgiving meal for those in need. Details will soon follow. Hopefully we will have flyers on Monday. If no more details are know please contact the Church.

I'd like to wish you all a personal Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year!
Love, Linda Mealing (resident of West Willow)

Monday, October 19, 2015

West Willow Happenings

-     Please attend the NWWNA Meeting today( 10-19-15) at 7pm. Location CRC, 2057 Tyler rd.

-    Oct. 31st- Trunk and Treat/Harvest Party. NWWNA AND WHITEHEAD CHURCH.O.G.I.C. have partnered to plan and host this event. We ask that residents make this day safe for you and our youth by coming to the church parking lot to pass out your candy. This is  much safer than going house to house and crossing streets in the dark. Their will be a fantastic time for laser gun games and other games. Refreshments will be served in the church basement. You may decorate your car and yourself with friendly costumes. Friendly costumes for our youth participants is also encouraged.   DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED!!!  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Time frame: trunk and treat 5-6pm. Games and refreshments 6-7pm. *Laser tag game 5:30 to 6:15pm. Other games 5:30 to 6pm. Contact Stepanie Lewis of Whitehead Church or Linda M. of NWWNA at 734.483.8195.

- Please continue to volunteer on the McCartney Fence Project. Sign up on the H4H website or let Shataura know you will be there. Workdays are every Friday and Saturday tell Nov.21st., 9-4pm. You may park in the church parking lot located on McCartney. Lunch provided.

- Connect with NWWNA and an ACTION Team to get involved in the great changes to a better and safer place to live. WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
        Youth Action Team - meets 1st Saturday of month at noon. 
        Neighbor Relations Action Team - meets 2nd week of month on Wednesday at 6pm
        Drug Action Team - meets 3rd week of the month on Thursday at 7pm.
        Vandalism/Break-ins, Citizen Patrol meets 4th week of the month on Thursday at 6pm 
        Access to Amentities Action Team - voicing concerns about area services-* not active
        Litter/Trash/Debris Action  Team- improving area appearance- *not active 
 *** ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE CRC BUILDING, 2057 Tyler rd. for 1 hour.***

- MI-WORK COMES TO COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER (CRC) - Making life a little easier and more convenient. They will be offering training, jobs and more! Come on down the 1st. Monday of the month from 10-noon. This is a trail time and to keep it going you need to come and use it. You need not live in Washtenaw Cty. to be serviced. 

-   Nov. our Nov. monthly meeting and annual POTLUCK. It will be held at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church located at 2345 Tyler rd. Starting time is 6:30pm. So make a dish and show up for a short meeting and lots of time to meat new residents and have 
fellowship time. THANY YOU REVEREND CROUT.
-  December- NO MONTHLY OPEN MEETING. The executive board will still meet on Dec. 1st.   MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAY.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Monday, October 5, 2015


A lots been going on to beautify our neighborhood and meet the needs of the residents. Habitat has started rehabbing house number 3. It is located at 1041 Nash. There was a large turnout for the kick off on Oct.1st. 
Work began again on the Fence Project (replacing fence on McCartney) and more and more resident have come out to help. Lots of fencing still needs to go up so I hope volunteers are plenty.  We are scheduled to work on the fence Fridays and Saturdays, 9-4pm tell Nov. 21st. Lunch provided!! It's been great partnering with Habitat of Huron Valley. A special thanks to Shataura Clayborne, West Willow Community  Coordinator (h4h) for her relentless hours dedicated to West Willow.

Today, Oct. 5, 2015 Mi-Work begins providing service out of the CRC at 10am to noon. Come out and see how you can receive training and land a job. They will be at the CRC the 1st Monday of the month to assist  the residents. Come and see what it's all about.  Pass the word to our young people and anyone in need of a job.

 Saturday, Oct. 10th will be a Community Clean-Up Day so there maybe a break from the fence project. But it would be great to have enough volunteers to do both! Projects have been sited throughout the community that will be worked on. Please let us know if you have some ideas or know of a senior who could use some help.

The Community Garden is just about done growing for this season. The cold weather crops are striving and will be available for a little longer. Thank you to all those who worked in the garden.Those I know of are Joan McCollum, Kelly, Lula Jackson and friend, Clayton Glover, young people from Eugene street and myself.  Paul , Clayton and (I believe) Aaron helped keep the yard and garden trimmed all summer long. Thanks everyone.

We appreciate Peggy and Jim Kofahi who stepped up to fill the position of Treasurer and chairperson of the Citizen Patrol. There is still room for more people to fill positions on the  executive board. Please contact Linda Mealing at 734-483-8195 for more information and questions.

The Action  Teams are regrouping and looking for new members. Please connect with a group so we can continue on with plans for youth activities, improvements throughout the community, family events and making West Willow a safer place to live. After school Tutoring is now taking place at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Faith Tradition has Tuesday night programs for young people.

Thank you, thank you Lowe's for the grant that has allowed so much improvements to be possible.

The picnic in August was fantastic. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible. All the volunteer workers made it happen. Appreciations will be announced at the November 16th yearly Potluck. We hope to have it at  New Covenant Church and are waiting for a confirmation. So please check back or look for more info.

West Willow is on the MOVE to a better and safe community. Step up and be apart of the CHANGE. SEE A PROBLEM , LET'S TAKE ACTION AND BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NWWNA Meeting on Monday

Please come out and join other residents of West Willow on Monday, Sept.21st at 7pm.-830pm at the Community Resource Center(crc) located at 2057 Tyler rd. COME AND CONNECT! Be apart of the many projects and improvements being planned and implemented. COME, SHARE and be INFORMED! Let us know what's happening on your street. Is there a problem or perhaps a time to brag about having the greatest neighbor in West Willow. We seek to address problems and invite you to be apart of the solution. It takes a committed team to make change. Our special guest will be Mike Radzik of YT. As always we have police, fire and Ypsi Twp board representatives. SEE YOU MONDAY. Parking available at CRC and nextdoor at Whitehead COGIC.

West Willow Fence Project

Volunteers needed. Help Habitat for Humanity along with our partners Lowe's as we continue to rebuild the fence along the bike path on McCartney Ave. in Ypsilanti Township West Willow Neighborhood.
West Willow Fence Build Volunteers Day specifics:
Volunteer Days- Friday and Saturday. Sept.18th and 19th
                           Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25th and  26th
All days start at 9am and end at 4pm.  Any amount of help will be appreciated. Lunch provided. All tools provided. No skills required. Youth Volunteers ages 16-17 yrs. must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Sign up  at www.
For more information contact Shataura Clayborn .

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Greater Faith Transition Distributes Free Food to Community

Greater Faith and their members gather on the 1st and 4th Tuesday of each month to distribute food to those in need throughout the community. They are located at 670 Onandaga St.(old Kaiser School) in the West Willow Subdivision. They are open 1-4pm and you enter at the west end of the building(nearest to Eugene st.). Thank you Pastor Ford and your congregation for your service to the community.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Please come out and enjoy time with other residents of West Willow. See and hear what's been happening and get on a team to change the future of West Willow. There will be non-profit vendor tables and community info.  Day events include lots of FREE FOOD, youth and adult games, video truck, Cake Walk, music,Ballin' in the Willow Playoffs, possibly baseball, volleyball and horse shoes. Fly Art will be there from 3-4 pm to help kids with a special art and craft project.Come on out to all the fun!!!!!!!