Samie BECAME the WPNA CHAIR in October 2016
Samie launched her new role by resurrecting the Maddux Park Movie Nights, with a viewing of Finding Dory to a crowd of nearly 100 neighbors. The community looks forward to the events each summer. Movie nights were put on hold due to COVID in 2020 but will return once they can be hosted safely.
Samie's next goal was to promote continued safety in the Woodside Plaza through neighborhood camaraderie. Prior to the end of her first year, Samie invited the Woodside Plaza community to a meeting at Henry Ford Elementary School for a chance to get to know each other. The RWCPD & RWCFD were in attendance to discuss the Neighborhood Watch Program and discuss Crime Climate Reports. Block captains were chosen for the Neighborhood Watch Program. The event was well received and meetings are now held twice annually.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
In 2017, Samie's first full year at the helm of the WPNA, she hosted one of the most successful, highly attended National Night Out Celebrations featuring the Redwood City Police and Fire Departments. There was a K-9 demonstration, neighbors were given the opportunity to fingerprint their children who also got to take pictures in the Police Cars, Motorcycles and Fire Trucks. There was a neighborhood bake-off as well as arts & crafts projects for the children. Even the Redwood City mayor was in attendance. The events continued to grow in size and scope each year thereafter. National Night Out was put on hold due to COVID in 2020 but will return in the near future.
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