Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Announcement from Genesis Neighborhood Association, Inc.


Dear Bloggers,

I would like to ask for you help, once again, to get the word out about a neighborhood cleanup that Retha Lowe asked Genesis Neighborhood Association, Inc. to help get volunteers for.  We will be meeting this Saturday, March 10 @ 8:00am in front of the New Hope Baptist Church 819 Washington Avenue.  Let us allow our actions to give testament to how much we Love our city.  Join us for what is sure to be a fun morning of fellowshipping with your neighbors working together for one common goal, the rise of our city to greatness!

Trash pickers, gloves and garbage bags will be supplied.


Best wishes,
Mark A. Parrilla
President
Genesis Neighborhood Association, Inc.



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure I heard Mark say last night that his address is 401 N. B St. Isn't he now in Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association land? Is he planning to run against Commish McVoy? Hmmmm..............

Mark A. Parrilla said...

You posses excellent hearing anonymous and also a wild imagination. I'll leave the running for office to the politicians. I am not a politician, I am a community organizer, advocate and volunteer and that is where I am happy. I don't plan on runnig against Chris McToy. There are several much better qualified candidates who are intending to run who stand a much better chance of knocking him out of that seat. I will volunteer 8 days a week 25 hours a day on anyones campaign who runs against him. That is about as involved as I will get in sending Chris back to civilian life. I am not like Chris, I know my strengths and weaknesses and I would not do the diservice to this city I love so much by running and taking the chance on winning just promote an agenda and not have the qualifications necessary to adequately be a commissioner that this city deserves. That is the difference between he and I.

I have property in District #1 as well I suppose I will be running against Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell in 2013 right? Get a life.

Hmmmmmmm that!

Uncandidatingly yours,
Mark Anthony Parrilla

Jean said...

So you do not need to live in the NA to be president or a member, just own land there is fine? I did not know this.

Fred said...

It is great that Mark and his NA are cleaning up that area of the city, we should all pitch in and help. That area has to be one of the most blighted and uncared for areas we have in this city. The city leadership and politicians should be ashamed of themselves for not doing more to prevent this deplorable conditions.

Anonymous said...

Christopher Mcvoy is a scientist and therefore thinks on a much higher level than most of us.

Jack said...

Nobody ever asks me where I live during a Neighborhood Crime Watch or Cleanup.
It is hoped that usually otherwise engaged people of superior intelligence and self proclaimed people's advocates for a higher quality of life will make their initial physical contribution on Saturday.
Gloves are usually provided.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 8:30 - that Chris is a scientist of soil, only means he is perhaps an expert on soil.
His 'higher level' of thinking only relates to soil.
Not management of people, not budgets, not contracts, not legislature, etc, etc.
He only knows more about,...soil.

Anonymous said...

8:30 was being extremely sarcastic. That's a Lynn A classic statement.
Mcoy is a gasbag clown.
And Jack makes a great point about the so called people's advocates never showing up for cleanups.
They must be holding brainstorming sessions and secret meetings to get the likes of Mcoy and Waterman elected.
Check that. All the secret meetings they held failed to get Waterman "re-elected" so maybe they all should attend the cleanups.

Jon said...

Does Lynn Anderson ever do cleanup? What about Scott Maxwell or Andy or Triolo? Haven't seend Mulvhill or McVoy there either. The city should just make sure that the code office is on top of things better not to let things get to the way they are now and we could all have our Saturday's to ourselves.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

Jean each neighborhood association has different bylaws that govern that entity. The bylaws I wrote and filed for Genesis, which were accepted by the State of Florida, has wording allowing the President to be at large. Some of our local neighborhood associations' bylaws allow for membership as long as you own property within those boundaries even if you don't live withing them, you just can't vote or be an elected as an officer. That is not the case with ours. I hope that clarifies your question.

Jack I agree 200% I hope more people of "superior intelligence" and "higher level of thinking" think to take action and grab some gloves and a trash picker on Saturday morning in one of the most underserved areas of our city and assist in the clean up. Eliminating blight and trash in our community...that's higher level of thinking and taking action to improve the quality of Life in our city. Doesn't take a PhD to do that!

I look forward to working side by side Saturday morning with my friends and neighbors that never miss an opportunity to show in actions, rather than anonymous statements, that they care about our Jewel that is Lake Worth.

Neighborhood Cleanupingly yours,
Mark A. Parrilla

Mark A. Parrilla said...

Jon I have never seen Lynn Anderson, Mcvoy or Mulvehill at any of our volunteer clean up events. Commissioner Maxwell is practically at all of them. I remember one clean up last year he showed up shortly after surgery, limping, to help with cleanup. When I organized the Rotary Park cleanup he was heading out of town so he couldn't stay and help but stopped by to excuse himself and deliver refreshments for us he purchased out of his pocket. Andy and Pam are also very involved in our local volunteer events. I am sure we will start seeing more of Mulvehill and Mcvoy at volunteer events now that campaign season is almost upon us once again so they can begin getting their photo ops in.

Jon our city is stretched to the limit, some departments working with bare bones minimal and below in staffing. Those of us that do this religiously don't waste our energy complaining or pointing fingers to who should be doing this or why they aren't, we just organize and take action and get it done and we find joy in doing it. So please don't complain on our behalf, our Saturday's are ours and I could not think of anything better to do on a Saturday morning than to do a couple of hours of community service to make our city a better place to live, one house, one block, one neighborhood at a time! See you Saturday I hope! :-)

Mark A. Parrilla said...

Jon I have never seen Lynn Anderson, Mcvoy or Mulvehill at any of our volunteer clean up events. Commissioner Maxwell is practically at all of them. I remember one clean up last year he showed up shortly after surgery, limping, to help with cleanup. When I organized the Rotary Park cleanup he was heading out of town so he couldn't stay and help but stopped by to excuse himself and deliver refreshments for us he purchased out of his pocket. Andy and Pam are also very involved in our local volunteer events. I am sure we will start seeing more of Mulvehill and Mcvoy at volunteer events now that campaign season is almost upon us once again so they can begin getting their photo ops in.

Jon our city is stretched to the limit, some departments working with bare bones minimal and below in staffing. Those of us that do this religiously don't waste our energy complaining or pointing fingers to who should be doing this or why they aren't, we just organize and take action and get it done and we find joy in doing it. So please don't complain on our behalf, our Saturday's are ours and I could not think of anything better to do on a Saturday morning than to do a couple of hours of community service to make our city a better place to live, one house, one block, one neighborhood at a time! See you Saturday I hope! :-)

Jack said...

Commissioner Maxwell has been on Crime Watches in SOSA, Genesis and TR and several cleanups in TR. Also, he has painted houses and helped in individual house landscaping work in Downtown Jewel. The Commissioner has also been used as a male slave on several occassions for various Robert Waples weekend ventures.
The Adopt a Family-CRA park and the CRA Annual Cleanups as well as the CRA East Side Cleanup were also attended by Commissioner Maxwell.
Commissioner Golden was on one TR crime watch that I attended.
Lynn Anderson organized a Crime Walk about 3 years ago in her neighborhood.
Several people have warned me that the most dangerous place in LW is between Commissioner Mulvehill and an operational camera.
Commissioner McVoy got very close to doing something constructive last Saturday at the Snook Island mainland entrance---but I'm sure he must have said something that required saying....maybe not.

Anonymous said...

hahaha what a bunch of clowns. Mark causes messes and others have to clean up after him like kicking him off the CRB. Mark, how can you be president of an association when you no longer live in that district? I'm sure you have a good answer.

Anonymous said...

Mark doesn't own anything. His x owns and his mother owns in that area. No one goes to Genesis meetings.

http://oris.co.palm-beach.fl.us/or_web1/details.asp?doc_id=17629964&index=2&file_num=20090311111

Anonymous said...

Maxwell and Waterman participated, along with many others, in the clean up at Rotary Park, 5th Ave South and F Street.

Anonymous said...

Jack,

You don't live in Lake Worth, do you?

Other than your real estate interests, can you tell us why you are so active here>

Anonymous said...

Mark,

Where is your mail delivered?

Do you actually own part of the "solar sanctuary"? Or did you just have to move.

Oh yes, please don't harp on the anonymous poster stuff, it's getting old.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

My personal real estate arrangements and investments are no ones business but my own and my partner's. As for being President of Genesis I already stated in a previous comment on this thread how that is perfectly legitimate and above board. Anyone wanting to research that as fact you can request a copy of the Genesis by-laws filed and accepted by the State of Florida. No one may attend the meetings but I am still getting more done than some neighborhood associations that have a large population attending the meetings. The evidence is the yearly grant I've acquired for the Genesis Neighborhood, the speed bumps I advocated for on A street. It doesn't necessarily take a group of people to effectuate positive change. Thank you anonymous for pointing out the lack of residents who attend because that only reaffirms what one person can get done if they care enough to take action to do it and not just talk about it to sound good. Since when is stating the truth harping? I am sure you know me and have probably past by me in the city or at a meeting why don't you have the bravado to approach me and express how you feel? I know I do and I sign my name to every comment I make I own my own words, pathetic that you can't say the same. Put your money where your mouth is and come help clean up on Saturday morning, you can wear a mask if you like so you can remain anonymous! LOL! Thanks for the entertainment by the way.

Anonymous said...

There is a link to the deed for the solar sanctuary above. Mark is'nt on it.

Jen said...

"No one may attend the meetings but I am still getting more done than some neighborhood associations that have a large population attending the meetings."

This NA sounds like a real joke here, where is their website, doesn't it have the bylaws and minutes? Really no one else attends these meetings? Wow, this city is getting weirder by the minute, never heard of such a crazy thing, glad he says he doesn't want to run for comm in district 2 where he lives, sounds very odd to me.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

Jen the real joke is that I received an award from the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners presented by Shelly Vanna at Commissioner Maxwell's first town hall meeting. It was in acknowledgement for the outstanding contributions Genesis had made to the neighborhood within it's boundaries in less than a year of when I incorporated it. She also presented one to Robert Waples for ROLOH contributions to their neighborhood. I hate to burst your bubble but that opinion actually matters, yours...not at all. There were no other NA awarded or has there been since. The joke is the close to $4,000.00 I have singlehandly acquired in grants for the Genesis neighrbohood. No one has attended recently because I had to cope with an open heart surgery that caused a 4 month lapse in meetings. I have since started them back up, the last one the a Sheriff Deputy Attended, Raquel Diaz Lake Worth Code Compliance Supervisor and a small handfull of residents, I guess they were all nobody. This years grant will be, in part, to purchase a bull horn to announce throughout the neighborhood when the next meeting is as well as 12 decorative banners delineating the Genesis boundaries. There Jen now you have a few more jokes to laugh at. Funny joke huh?

As for Mr. Anonymous who seems so interested in my real estate holdings. My partner and I purchased that home, I provided the down payment and he the financing because his credit afforded us an incredibly low interest rate. You won't find my name on the deed but we have our own arrangement and documents to support it and I trust him 100%. So much so that if my present landlord decides to sell the home I'm renting we plan to buy it and it will be the second deed you will see with his name under the same arrangement. I am printing Jen's and the courageous anonymous comments and when I run out of weewee pads for my dog your comments will have at least served a purpose and be afforded the value due to them.

namaste,
Mark A. Parrilla

Anonymous said...

Your landlord, Mary Lindsey, made that house so cute. When I walked door to door for candidates I would always enjoy going to Mary's because it was a respite from the surrounding horrors. And B St. was one of the better streets on the west side! That's why the address stuck in my head when you said it Mr. Parrilla.

Anonymous said...

I know who Maxwell and Parilla are, who's Waterman? /

Carol said...

So, does Genesis NA have a website with all their info, minutes, bylaws, happenings? Wes or mark can you share that with us here, would love to see more about what they are doing, sounds like Mark is doing miracles down there all by himself.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

That is one of the reasons I fell in Love with the house especially the beautiful kitchen and unadultered terrazo floors and spacious backyard. Mary is aware that I have requested the right of first refusal if she ever decides to put it on the market again. I wish I would have known that she had it on the market in the past. Another motivation for me is what surrounds it and since I have moved in I have begun my battle against it in Tropical Ridge and I am glad to be another resident who does everything he/she can to improve their surroundings. I am excited because TRNA has a great membership that remains so active not only in it's boundaries but outside of them to. That brings me to the "no one attends Genesis meetings" very rarely would anyone who lived within it's boundaries would attend meetings or cleanups or crime walks but faithful active members of all the other neighborhood associations would ALWAYS support my efforts for all these activities in the Genesis Neighborhood. They know how grateful I am to them all, for without them I would not have been able to acheive what I have in the Genesis neighborhood. That practice will continue until residents within the boundaries can be inspired to join in.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

It does appear in a google search
www.genesisneighborhoodassociation.org is the website and I translate it into Spanish and Haitian Creole to reach the diverse residents within the Genesis boundaries. You can see this the annual report just presented to the commission for 2011 and includes acheivements for 2012 up to last month. Last year's is on the site as well with an accurate depiction of the accomplishemnets for 2009-2010 accompanied by digital pictures as visual evidence of caring about my neighborhood. No miracle, anyone can do it. Many others who are. The recipe is simple-hard work, persistance, consistency and dedication to something you believe in.

Neighborly yours,
Mark A. Parrilla

AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt said...

Hello ooo
I didn't know where this neighborhood was. I found the notice for help needed here on Wes's blog. I looked it up on the map and showed up to clean. Met some of the nicest people there and lo and behold the first 5 people I saw picking up trash, I recognized because they all attend the Lake Worth City Commission meetings regularly. I believe we have a vested in the Lake Worth.

Mark Anthony Parrilla said...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.399065060120142.111941.120231334670184&type=3

Link of the photo album of another successful neighborhood cleanup.

Anonymous said...

How come you get so many idiots on this blog?