January 2021
The Cordata Neighborhood Newsletter
Happy New Year!
CNA Dues

Normally, you would see our Dues table set up before the January meeting in the Cordata Presbyterian Church. However, this year we are calling your attention to the 2021 VIA our "digital table."

Our dues are only $10 per person for the year. They help us cover the costs of communication, administration and our Community Garden. We work very hard to keep our costs to a minimum, and we apply for any grants that come our way, but we still rely on our membership dues to stay out of the red.

Please send a check today to

CNA Membership
PO Box 30061
Bellingham, WA 98228
At our December 8 General meeting, we invited Officer Bruland, our area's traffic safety officer to talk about safe navigation through roundabouts. We viewed a YouTube video on this subject as well. if you missed the meeting or would lke a refresher, you can view that video through the link below.

Donations to CNA Scholarship Fund
Whatcom Community College Foundation,
237 W Kellogg Road,
Bellingham, WA 98226-9912

Donations to a Children's Room in our Prospective Cordata Branch Library
Whatcom Community Foundation
Attn: Children's Library Fund
1500 Cornwall, #202
Bellingham, WA 98225
JULIANNA PARK formerly Cordata Park, is named after our own Julie Guy who fought for years to see more parks and amenities in Cordata. If you haven't had the chance yet, check out Julianna Park. The Horton Road extension is almost complete and provides improved access to this beautiful park/trail.

Whatcom Community College Update
At Whatcom Community College, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and entire campus community is our utmost priority. Online instruction and working remotely are continuing for fall and winter quarters at WCC. A very limited amount of pre-approved on-campus activity will take place, with safety protocols followed, including licensure requirements for health professions students, student athlete access to the Student Recreation Center and Orca Field, facilities and maintenance work, and a phased re-opening of Orca Field rentals to select community clients. The recent addition of Orca Field activities follows Gov. Jay Inslee’s Oct. 6 updated guidance on COVID-19 restrictions.
In order to keep our community safe, WCC will continue to follow advice and direction from the Whatcom County Health DepartmentWashington State Department of HealthWA State Higher Education Reopening Plan and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). All of WCC’s limited on-campus activities are aligned with public health guidance. Learn more at www.whatcom.edu/covid19.
Winter quarter classes will continue to be online and students can register for classes right now. Credit classes begin Jan. 6. Our non-credit community & continuing education program is offering many wonderful and enriching classes online that the neighborhood may be interested in. Check them out at www.whatcomcommunityed.com.
Questions, Comments, Suggestions for the City or County Representatives?

Mark your Calendars

Our next general CNA Neighborhood Meeting is January 12 at 7pm. Our speakers include Dr. James Everett, Superintendent of the Meridian School District who will share how the schools are handling the challenges of Covid19. We are also pleased that Hannah Stone, our City Council representative, will join us to give an update on the Climate Action Task Force work.

To Join Zoom Meeting
Copy and paste the URL address to your browser or select the active Zoom link

Meeting ID: 255 603 0627
Passcode: 123456
One tap mobile

SAVE THE DATE: February 9th Meeting
We have invited a panel of representatives from several city and county agencies that work with the homeless population.

Ralph Myers, former President of the Cordata Neighborhood Association,
and author of the book, A Beacon of Community Development, a history of the Cordata neigh-borhood as told by Julianna Royal Guy, its co-founder, announces the release of his latest book,
The Adventures of the Alphabet.This book is targeted at children in the three to the six-year-old group. It is beautifully illustrated by local Lynden artist Sarah Brooks who teaches preschoolers,kindergartners, and first graders about the alphabet and the importance of the vowels in forming words. Both books are available rough Village Books, and online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Perfect addition to all kid-friendly bookshelves.

Recently, Make a Difference Week volunteer work parties at Julianna Park played a big role in beautifying this new park. From Saturday, October 24th through Saturday, October 31st, 46 volunteers contributed 132 hours of service and planted 612 native trees and shrubs during 6 work parties to beautify Julianna Park and restore habitat for wildlife, all while following our new COVID-safe protocols. We even removed a pile of invasive Himalayan blackberry bushes. Thank you to all the participants. If you would like to contribute to parks in Bellingham, checkout their website www.cob.org/parkvolunteer for updates.

For the most up-to-date information on the virus, go to the Center for Disease Control website.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors has a Facebook page as well as a Hotline: 360-778-2762.

Bellingham Food Bank website is providing food boxes.

The Nextdoor app or website to stay in touch with your immediate neighbors.
Common Sense Media has resources for parents and caregivers working with children at home.

The Bellingham Library online has resources for children and adults.

Support local businesses with the help of this website.

There are lots of videos on YouTube for sewing masks. But here's a DIY mask that doesn't require a sewing machine.