Woodlawn Area Neighborhood Association

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Woodlawn Area Neighborhood Association


Nashville, Tennessee


Notice of Annual Meeting to be Held March 28, 2012




The annual meeting of Woodlawn Area Neighborhood Association (WANA) will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ensworth School, 211 Ensworth Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee for the following purposes:

(1)  To elect directors;

(2)  To approve an amendment and restatement of the corporation’s charter; and

(3)  To transact such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting.

Please review the materials below. You may cast your vote in person at the meeting or you may vote electronically as instructed below.


The Board of Directors

 Please indicate your vote below:



Election of Directors:








Other Business:
Check here to appoint James Bristol, Lewis Pennock, Ruth Garrett as your proxy to vote on any other business that is conducted at the annual meeting.

Please be sure to complete the voting process by clicking on the button below.

 All information will be kept confidential

 Proposal One:


Appointment of Board of Directors


The board has nominated the following individuals to serve as directors until the next annual meeting of the corporation.


James Bristol, Chair. James has been a resident of WANA since 2007 and a member of the board since November, 2008.

Lewis Pennock. Lewis has been a resident of WANA since 1999 and a member of the board since 2007.

Ruth Garrett. Ruth has been a resident of WANA since 2006 and a member of the board since 2010.

Dennis Wage.  Dennis has been a resident of WANA since 2007.

Bell Newton.  Bell has been a resident of WANA since 1984 and served on the board from 2004 - 2008.

Additional Nominees. The board may nominate others to serve as additional members of the board of directors. Any additional nomination will be made by Monday, March 26, 2012. If you are interested in being nominated for the board, please contact any of the current board members.

 Proposal Two:


Amendment and Restatement of Charter


Current Charter. The current WANA charter was amended and restated November 11, 2009. It provides that the primary purpose of WANA is to provide support and maintenance to Woodmont Park, a public park located within the boundaries of WANA.


Description of Changes. The proposed amendment to the charter (attached) does the following:


1.         Restores the primary purpose of WANA as a neighborhood association that supports the general interests of the residents of WANA.


2.         Identifies the boundaries of WANA and annexes the residences on Ridgefield Drive that are adjacent to the current boundaries of WANA.


3.         Authorizes the board of directors to revise the boundaries of WANA in the future, subject to ratification at the next annual meeting of WANA.


Reason for Changes.


1.         The board has determined over the last two years that the support of Woodmont Park is better served by a separate non-profit corporation. Friends of Woodmont Park has been established as a separate corporation for this purpose.


2.         The current boundaries of WANA are contained in the corporation’s by-laws. The board of directors has complete discretion to modify the boundaries of WANA at any time by amending the bylaws. The board believes that the integrity of the association is better served by including the boundaries in the corporation’s charter and adopting a procedure for modifying the boundaries.


3.         The board believes that the it is in the best interests of the neighborhood to retain the authority to modify the boundaries of WANA from time to time, provided that any revision must be ratified by the residents of the corporation at its annual meeting.


You may download the proposed Revised WANA Charter using the link above.

Counting of Votes


Up to two adults per WANA residence may vote. Each resident of WANA may vote electronically or by ballot in person at the meeting. All ballots that are received by the adjournment of the meeting will be counted.