MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: It is past time to re-new your membership in WPA for 2014. Along with your paid membership, you'll be invited to our events and enjoy the benefits of membership at those events, and you'll have the right to vote on matters discussed or presented at our meetings.
We urge all of our area's households to participate. We have held the dues at $35 since the WPA was founded. This is a small price to pay for your neighborhood's representation with the City of Richardson and for the events we host each year.
Got Drugs? - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
September 27, 2014 10am to 2pm at Richardson Civic Center
For the last three years or so, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has sponsored a national program to collect unwanted prescription medications. As usual, the Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni (CPAAA), Richardson Police Department and other volunteers will staff the drug take back.
The drug take back program is focused on prescription medications. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
NOTE: No "sharps" (needles, lances, etc.) are accepted.
Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available: Take the meds out of their bottles; mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds; seal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away in the trash.
Richardson H. S. Eagles Band March-a-Thon 9/27/14
The RHS Eagle Band will be marching through our neighborhood on September 27 to raise funds for their fall activities . Being in the band teaches skills, discipline and leadership that will shape their lives. But being in the band comes with financial obligations that are difficult for some families. These fundraisers provide the Band Booster Club with the opportunity to offset some of those costs for everyone.
Come out and enjoy the march through our neighborhood and be prepared to make a donation to the band boosters who will be accompanying the band. Any amount you contribute will be appreciated.
WPA Quarterly Board Meeting
Sept 28, 2014
The WPA board will be holding it's last scheduled board for 2014. Any current WPA member is welcome to attend the quarterly board meeting. Please contact any of the officers for additional information. The primary items on the agenda include: planning for fourth-quarter activities, discussing median enhancement plans, and forming the 2015 board nomination committee.
Electronics Recycling and Personal Document Shredding
October 11, 2014 from 9am to 1pm
The Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (RCPAAA) will hold an electronics recycling and document shredding event in the City Hall/Civic Center South parking lot at 411 W. Arapaho Rd. Please enter the Civic Center parking lot on the West side off of Civic Center Dr. There are NO other entrances.
Acceptable electronics for recycling include:
1) Personal and Home Electronics - phones, GPS devices, calculators, MP3 players, PDAs, radios, all TV’s/projectors, cable/satellite receivers, VCRs, DVD player/recorders, remote controls, speakers, digital and NON-disposable film cameras, etc.
2) Home Office Equipment - desk top computers, CRT/LCD monitors, speakers, printers, inkjet / laser cartridges, keyboards/mice, routers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, shredders, typewriters, etc.
3) Automobile Electronics - radios, DVD players, speakers, etc.
NO Hazardous waste items will be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, batteries, paint, cleaners, and fluorescent bulbs. You may visit the Richardson web site at http://www.cor.net/index.aspx?page=548 for more information on hazardous waste disposal.
Personal shredding will be limited to what can fit into a car. Your documents will be destroyed on site, safely and securely by a commercial shredding company.
There is no charge to drop off your unwanted personal electronic items and shredding for recycling, but donations are encouraged for the CPAAA, a 501(c)(3) tax deductible charity, to use in support of the Richardson Police Department. Your donations are used to provide general support to the Richardson Police Department employees, their families, and college scholarships for their children. Please be generous as this event, offered twice a year, is the only fund raising event for the RCPAAA. These events are intended for the disposal of household electronics and shredding. Prior to accepting commercial quantities, a fair donation will be agreed upon. For shredding, the charge will be $4.00 per file storage box or equivalent.