The Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association, Inc. (BNA) was created in 1980 when several residents of Section A, now known as Bloomingdale Pointe, had the foresight to plan for the future needs of the community. The original Board of Directors developed the Association’s By-Laws, Constitution, and Articles of Incorporation which were filed with the state of Florida on August 26, 1980. The board numbered 12 residents, and the first president was Mr. Fred Uphoff of Casaba Loop.
BNA Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws were amended on October 21, 2020. It is also the date the Association changed its name legally under the FL Dept of State Division of Corporations.
We are changing our name, but not the services and programs you have come to expect. Our name change is a positive step to make our organization a true representation of what it is and does.
Our Articles of Incorporation clearly define our purpose: “The voluntary Association’s primary purpose is to promote neighborhood cohesion and harmony while protecting property values and the quality of life of residents. This is accomplished through programs and services spearheaded by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Goals and objectives include but are not limited to:
We hope residents embrace our new name, increase our membership by joining and be more active as we move forward.
The BNA is an IRC 501(c) (4) not-for-profit corporation. It is run strictly by non-paid volunteers who live in Bloomingdale. All money collected from dues goes back into the community.
While the purpose of the board remains the same, the challenges of the present day and looming future are even more complicated than in the past. An all-volunteer board requires a commitment of time and energy for the common goal of bettering the Bloomingdale Community.
The Board consists of twelve (12) Directors, and three (3) alternate Directors, who may act from time to time as needed. Officers of the Association are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board of Directors are elected at the annual meeting in November and their 2-year term of office runs from January 1 to December 31. Article IV of the Association’s By-Laws addresses duties of the officers in detail.
BNA Board members are expected to serve on various committees in support of our programs. The board developed three general categories of service: Association Services, Neighborhood Improvement Services, and Government Services. The categories are detailed on this site separately.