The Mission and Goals of the OTNA
- Foster an atmosphere of community spirit and neighborliness, and strive to preserve a positive atmosphere in the center of Torrance
- Sponsor and stimulate neighborhood improvement projects
- Represent neighborhood and community interests to City and County Governments and other agencies or groups
- Participate and cooperate with other community-minded organizations' projects and activities
- Operate in a nonprofit status with a primary goal of reinvestment of any funds into the community (less overhead to support a modest operating budget)
Here are a few of the programs and activities the OTNA is supporting in 2019. The donations are $100 unless otherwise noted.
- Multiple neighborhood clean-ups coordinated by Elaine Thompson with OTNA members, along with Rotary Club members and high school student volunteers.
- Taste of Torrance (in November 2019)
- Food for Kids (in November 2019)
- Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade
- Pediatric Therapy Network
- Torrance Historical Society 15th Annual Rock Around the Block event
- Torrance Fire Department Explorer Program - $150
- Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation
- Friends of the Torrance Library
- South Bay Ballet (scholarships and programs)
- Friends of Madrona Marsh
- Western Museum of Flight
- The Switzer Center
Here is a list of previous years' contributions and projects.
On Thursday, June 7th, 2007, at 7:00 PM, the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association received a "Green Pride in Torrance Award" from the Torrance Environmental Quality Control Commission for our cleanup efforts in the City -- a "Pay it Forward" challenge set forth by Mayor Frank Scotto. The award was presented in the West Wing Commission Room - 3031 Torrance Blvd.
As part of that committment the OTNA holds Neighborhood Clean-ups the first Saturday after regularly scheduled OTNA meetings. Check the OTNA Calendar for details on our next clean-up.
On February 27th, 2009 OTNA was recognized for our clean-up efforts in the City -- a "Pay it Forward" challenge set forth by Mayor Frank Scotto in the fall of 2006 -- with a "Community Partnership Award" at the 2nd annual Celebration of Community luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Torrance and the Lomita-Torrance Airport Rotary Club. At this luncheon, the Mayor recognizes community organizations, non-profits and service groups for their dedication to the community at large.
The OTNA is the winner of aCounty of Los Angeles Green Leadership Award. The Board of Supervisors recognized our Clean-ups at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Charles Payne and Todd Hays, past Co-Presidents, accepted the award on behalf of the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association. More details are on our Green Projects page.
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