2024 Springtime Volunteer Opportunities

Hello fellow members!!

It’s hard to believe that the 2024 swim season is almost here! We can’t wait to see you at the pool!

As we’ve mentioned, we have several exciting opportunities for members to volunteer their time to help make DH a better place. It’s a great way to contribute to our community, meet new people, and share your talents. We’ll have more volunteer announcements as the season gets underway but we wanted to share several opportunities that are ramping up now:

Long-Term Planning:
As mentioned at our recent special membership meeting, we’re looking for several members to serve on the new strategic planning committee to help develop options for a “master plan” that will be presented to membership for their consideration. This is a great opportunity to help plan for DH’s future and improvements to our facilities, and to set the direction for our aging clubhouse and pool.

If you’re interested, please send a brief overview to info@dominionhills.org regarding any relevant experience you have, why you want to join the committee, and what perspectives you’d hope to bring to this process. Ideally, we’d like members to participate on the committee for two years and attend semi-monthly meetings, with an estimated time commitment of 3-5 hours per month. Even if you aren’t available to join the committee, we’ll have plenty of opportunities for members to share their skills and views as the planning process develops, so stay tuned!

Membership Activities:
Hello! The DH Social Committee is looking for a crew to help plan and make the magic for DH’s 2024 membership activities! Do you want to make the pool’s traditional events  – such as the Kentucky Derby Watch Party, Family and Adult Movie nights, Sunday Brunch, Luau, Wine Down on the Hill, Oktoberfest, and the Halloween Potluck – more fun?  Would you like to meet other members at our pool? Then join DH’s Membership Activities Committee.  We’re also looking for some new events to expand our social calendar. So, bring your ideas and then volunteer your time to make our 2024 pool season more exciting for our members!  We can’t do it without you! SIGNUP HERE!

Spring Cleanup and Grounds Maintenance: 
While we have our landscaping company doing a lot of the heavy lifting, which is a huge help, this year we are bringing back the spring clean up, but with an eye towards some grounds and other improvements. Plans include painting parking lot stripes, some painting on and around the guard area by the pool, and some trimming of the crepe myrtles. If you have any perennials, bulbs or small trees to donate, we’d love to have them.

Our Spring clean-up and grounds improvement day will be on Saturday, April 27, at 9am. Coffee and pastries will be provided, bring your gloves and any gardening tools you like and we’ll have some fun! RSVP HERE!

Community Garden:
An idea was posted last year in the DH Idea Portal to expand the small garden area by the shed for members to use as a community garden. If you’re interested in driving and leading this, or just working together to grow something delicious to share, sign up HERE! We’ll set a meet-up to discuss ideas with other interested folks to get things moving.

Teen Volunteer Service Hours/Eagle Scout Project:
The pool will maintain a list of needed projects that could be a great way for a teen to gain volunteer hours.  In addition, if members with Scouts working towards their Eagle rank would like to have DHARA be the focus of their Eagle Scout Project, we’ll help identify projects that would be a good fit.