We invite you to become a member of the SRG neighborhood association so you can meet your neighbors, make new friends and have a voice in what happens in the Soulard community. Our organization, the neighborhood and its residents benefit from your participation.
Voting and non-voting memberships are available. A voting membership allows you to have a voice in issues before the General Membership and in deciding committee members and board members. As a voting member, you may choose to participate in the organization more fully as you will be eligible to lobby and run as a board member or officer.
We have provided several levels of membership, please choose the one that’s best for you.
Individual Voting Member of the SRG
Voting SRG Household (two votes)
Individual Voting Senior SRG Member
Non Voting Business Member of the SRG
According to our bylaws (Article V, Section 1) the SRG’s Board of Directors, is to consist of 11 members: the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, five directors elected At-Large, the immediate Past President and the Executive Editor of The Soulard Renaissance.
Elections to the Board are held at the general membership meeting each spring. All voting-level members in good standing are eligible to vote.
If you would like to contact a board member directly, please email the current SRG President at email@example.com and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate member.
We always welcome new members and volunteers to help chair and participate in our committees. If you’d like to share your time and special talents in the development of our neighborhood, we are certain we have a place for you. We know the SRG will benefit from your participation!
Please send an email to the Chairperson for the committee you’re most interested in [see sidebar], or the current SRG PRESIDENT for more information on how you can get involved. Or you may come to a monthly General Membership Meeting. Thank you!
Beautification is responsible for proposing, implementing, and participating in programs to beautify all public areas within the District.
Code and Zoning reviews and comments on plans for alterations to the exterior of existing buildings, the construction of new buildings and demolition of buildings in the District to determine whether there is compliance with the Soulard Neighborhood Historic District Rehabilitation and New Construction Standards. This committee also reviews and comments on variance requests from existing zoning classifications. With Board approval, they can testify before any court or public body on behalf of the SRG for these purposes.
Communications is responsible for a variety of communications with the public. These include The Soulard Renaissance, the SRG website, preparation of draft policy statements, and the establishment and maintenance of contact with various entities and organizations in the area. The SRG President, the Renaissance Editor and the SRG Webmaster are ex-officio members of the Communications Committee.
Fundraising, through a variety of activities and events, produces revenue for the SRG. Such revenue may be used for general purposes or for specifically targeted purposes with the approval of the Board.
Membership develops and implement projects to maintain and increase membership in the SRG and to provide services to the membership.
Nominating prepares a slate of Officers and Directors for election at the Annual Meeting. They are composed of at least five voting members. It is this committee’s responsibility to prepare a slate of nominees which are presented two meetings prior to the annual membership meeting when elections for SRG officers and board members take place.
Residential Promotion creates fun experiences for Soulardians - including Vices and Virtues Mardi Gras Ball, summer potlucks in Pontiac Park, Bastille Day Parade (and naming of Soulard royalty), Halloween Decorated Golf Cart Parade and Trunk or Treat, and Santa Comes to Soulard. The committee also encourages neighborhood pride through the creation and selling of Soulard merchandise, as well as the installation of neighborhood signage (both as entry markers and as part of an ongoing Soulard History and Architecture Walking Tour project).
Safety develops and administer programs to monitor and assist law enforcement authorities in their effort to make the District a safe place to live and work.