Annual Meeting – by Zoom – Jan. 30, 2021

Annual Meeting by Zoom
Sat. January 30, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 am
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Election of Officers

(1) the possibility of inviting the Lawrence Neighborhood Traffic Management Program to slow traffic on our neighborhood streets,
(2) Lawrence’s plans to improve stormwater drainage in Old West Lawrence, and
(3) updating the OWLA Neighborhood Plan (after 20+ years) to better reflect our needs, which could have a big influence on city decisions that affect us.

Open floor for announcements from members

If you are interested in running for a position on the OWLA board, please email us at and we’ll provide more information.

More details are posted under January 2021 Newsletter
on our Newsletter page

Membership Meeting – by Zoom – Oct. 17, 2020

Old West Lawrence Association
General Membership Meeting
October 17, 2020, 10 AM

Please register for this virtual meeting at

Agenda for the Meeting:

10:00 Open Meeting and accept reports
• Treasurers report
• Secretary’s report

10:20 Status Reports
• OWL Day Report
• 7th and Tennessee Crossing
• Neighborhood Streets
–Old West Lawrence Historic Brick Streets Team
–Lawrence Neighborhood Traffic Management Program
• Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
• Halloween Plans

10:50 Neighborhood issues, concerns, and opportunities
• Identify items OWLA should focus on (to be emailed out later for prioritizing)

11:10 Announcements/Events
• Open floor for OWL resident announcements

11:20 Close Meeting
• Review action items and tabled items
• Announce date/time for our next meeting

11:30 Meeting Adjourned

OWL Day a New Way on Sept. 12, 2020

OWLA has an awesome event planned to celebrate OWL Day this year! Check out the details on the “Annual Picnic” tab of for details and suggestions.

Needless to say, it is not a picnic. It will be an organic event that neighbors can adapt to their own pandemic comfort level, and it will occur on Saturday, Sept. 12, starting about 5 pm. OWLA encourages everyone to show pride in OWL by doing something outdoors on your property that you enjoy. Or, you can simply take a walk to experience the neighborhood, masked and socially distanced of course.

Included under the Picnic tab is a downloadable OWL coloring page for kids (or adults) to color and display somewhere on your property for a scavenger hunt that evening.

Membership Meeting, Saturday, February 1; plus OWL Day at the Watkins

Old West Lawrence Association
General Membership Meeting
February 1, 2020, 10 AM
Watkins Museum Community Room


OWL Day at the Watkins Museum of History

Please consider sticking around after the OWLA meeting for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Watkins Museum, which includes visiting the attic space and seeing the famous bathtub of J. B. Watkins. Members will also receive OWL architecture coloring pages to take home to the children in their lives, and they will get a chance to interact with some documents related to the OWL neighborhood. Tour and activities will last for 45 minutes to an hour.

The current Newsletter has been posted to this website on the Newsletter page.
Please note that this time, delivery is electronic only.
No doorstep delivery will occur.

Membership Meeting, Saturday February 2

Old West Lawrence Association
General Membership Meeting
February 2, 2019, 10 AM
Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room C

Please see the February 2019 Newsletter which has been uploaded to the Newsletter Tab

Agenda for the meeting

1. Call to order

2. Secretary’s report

3. Treasurer’s report

4. Election of new officers: President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer.

5. Q&A with Traffic Commissioners regarding traffic, including 7th and Tennessee crosswalk

6. CDBG grant update: Kathryn Tuttle

7. Date for OWL Day in September

8. Member and Public comments

9. Adjourn

OWL Day 2018 – Sept. 22

OWL Day is Around the Corner!

Saturday, September 22

2018 OWL Street Party
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2018 OWL Garage and Art Sales
8:00 am – noon and beyond

Check the Picnic and Sales tabs in the coming weeks for details about how to join the fun!