West Enders: Join the West End Association!
It is time to renew or start your West End Association
membership for 2014.
Dues are only $20! You may pay online: Visit our
Membership page to pay online or by mail. The West End Association uses
membership dues and money raised through our biennial Holiday Homes Tour for
many purposes to:
- Advocate for frequent neighborhood and city issues that impact the West
- Beautify the neighborhood, to help keep Hanes Park useful, beautiful, and
- Install and maintain the Historic West End signs at the neighborhood
- Publish the West Ender Newsletter sharing neighborhood news
- Advocate for and protect our National Historic Overlay
- Represent the West End before elected and appointed Winston-Salem/Forsyth
- Sponsor WEA social events for neighbors to get to know each other
- Promote the West End as a great place to live, work, and play
- Provide and maintain the West End List Serve to enhance neighborhood
WEA activities during 2013 included:
- Being a sponsor for the RiverRun Film festival
- Donating to a/perture’s theater expansion
- Creating one of the floats in the Winston-Salem Centennial Parade
- 4th of July picnic in Hanes Park
- Providing support for Arts Fest 2013 in Grace Court
- Participating in cleaning up Hanes Park with Friends of Hanes Park
The WEA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Central YMCA to
discuss neighborhood issues and to conduct Association business. We often
have presentations from guests with topics of interest to the neighborhood.
The WEA is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in North Carolina. It
was founded originally in the late 1960s to prevent a highway from being
routed through Hanes Park.
-- The next 60 days the West End Assoc. will be conducting this membership
drive. Please give but also have patience with our listserve and other
Neighbors and West End members,
Tonight your new representatives for the West End Association
were elected at our Annual Meeting. First I need to recognize our outgoing
officers, Treasurer Kevin Nunley, a local banker, and Secretary Mary Jane
Skelly, a soon-to-graduate Neurobiology PhD candidate at Wake Forest. Kevin
and Mary Jane have been excellent officers of the association and we all owe
them a big Thank You for volunteering their time in support of the West End.
In addition to serving as Secretary, Mary Jane helped with the West End
newsletter distribution. Please be sure to thank them when you see them. Our
new Treasurer is Cathy McLaughlin, another local banker, and our Secretary
is Sarah Creed, also with a local bank.
The outgoing board members are Tracy Sainte Marie and her
husband, Daniel Yohannes. John Merschel, a familiar name (and yet another
banker!), has been elected to fill Tracy and Daniel's seats on the board.
Finally, George Bryan, Dan McLaughlin, and Frank Johnson have all been
re-elected to the board after serving full terms.
Thanks to those members who braved the cold to attend the meeting tonight to
help us to elect the leadership. There are many significant issues facing
the neighborhood that your West End Association will take action on in the
So the final slate of the WEA board for 2014 is as follows:
Mark Lively, President
Sarah Williamson, Vice President
Cathy McLaughlin, Treasurer
Sarah Creed, Secretary
Board members: George Bryan, Dan McLaughlin, Frank Johnson,
John Merschel, David Elam, Stan Hill
Mark Lively, WEA President
Congratulations Jeff MacIntosh
- by Mark Lively
Jeff MacIntosh was elected to the Northwest Ward City
Council seat with almost 60% of the votes cast. Jeff replaces Councilwoman
Wanda Merschel who retired from the Council after 16 years of dedicated
service to the City of Winston-Salem. Jeff is a real-estate broker with
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate which until recently was located in offices
near the site of the historic Zinzendorf Hotel in the West End. He is also a
developer with longtime ties to the West End neighborhood. He has been a
resident of Winston-Salem since 1976 and played a major role in
revitalization of the Holly Avenue neighborhood. He has personally
contributed to the restoration of the West End by renovating several West
End homes by investing his own money. He believes strongly in historic
preservation efforts that are so central to maintaining the character of our
The Council considers many issues critical to the West End,
West Highlands, Ardmore neighborhoods and downtown and to the entire city. A
few of the issues under consideration in the near future include:
• Business 40
Improvement project and its impact on surrounding neighborhoods
developments in and around Hanes Park
urban circulator through downtown from Baptist Hospital to East Winston
Revitalization of downtown and use of incentives to stimulate economic
City investments in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (formerly known as
the Piedmont Triad Research Park)
• The Peters
Creek Community Initiative
The West End Association and neighborhood community
congratulates Councilman MacIntosh and looks forward to helping him as he
assumes his new responsibilities as our representatives on the Winston-Salem
National Register of Historic Places:
The Historic West End.
Follow this link to view the historic description and full
listing of all properties located in the West End of Winston Salem, NC.
To receive up-to-minute rants & raves on all the
happenings in the West End, Join the West End Listserv!
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New listserv for West End Parents
A new listserv has been created for parents in the West End
who are interested in meeting other parents, creating play groups, share
babysitters, meet at the playground, share fun photos, etc. If you are
interested in joining this group, you can sign up online at:
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