Weather Guidelines

At the first indication of thunder or lightning, the manager on duty is authorized to close the pool and direct members and guests to go their vehicles until the pool reopens. (A fully-enclosed, all-metal vehicle is very safe in a lightning storm.)  Pool users who do not have a vehicle to shelter in and cannot safely leave may go to the game room under the Community House and near the lifeguards.

The closure time is generally 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder or sight of lightning, but the closure time is at the discretion of the manager on duty.

Parents are responsible for providing transportation, if necessary, for their children in the event the pool is closed.

Please review this advice on swimming pool safety from the National Lightning Safety Institute.

Purchase Guest Credits

Go to the Payments page  (you need to log in) and buy a 10-pack (or more!) of guest credits for $45, plus a small processing fee. Credits are simply deducted from your account when you check in.

Clean Up Day Thanks!

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who came out on Saturday May,11 to help clean, weed, mulch and plant around the pool and community house!! As an added bonus, folks got a preview of the new bathrooms (which are stellar!).

There is always more to do, so if you’d like to help out, please reach out the the board and I’ll be in touch!

 

Cheers!

-Sam

Volunteers Hard at work!

Sign Up for Swim Lessons

Our Swim Lesson program helps children enjoy the water and stay safe. Lessons are available for a variety of ages and skill levels. All sessions are held within a two-week period and include eight 30-minute classes. Enrollment is limited! Register early for one of the four sessions. See details & download the application.

Message from the President

I am very excited to welcome you to the 64th year of fun, sun, and relaxation at the Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association. We are planning to open on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m., and are working hard on all the preparations.

The new email newsletter [sent April 26] includes information about our summer calendar of events, the Goodlett Scholarship application, swim and dive team information, and more. Please stay tuned for more updates as our season approaches. We are using the e-newsletter instead of mailing a paper version to be more efficient, save association funds, and improve our communications.

This year, you will see the results of the renovations to our community house and bathhouse. I am grateful for our Board of Directors, our manager, our membership recorder, and volunteers who have worked diligently behind the scenes to make this season special. We all hope you will be pleased with the hard work over the last year and will enjoy the improvements for years to come.

Scott Christensen
President, Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association

Swim & Dive Team Registration Now Open

DHARA is an active member of the Northern Virginia Swimming League. The teams provide kids up to age 18 with a great experience that includes: skill development; friendly spirited competition; new friendships; and a sense of team and community spirit. We encourage children to join either or both teams!

Attend and learn more at the parent meetings on Saturday May 11 at the pool (9am for swim; 10am for dive). You can also register now on the Dive Team and Swim Team websites.

Reminder: During meets hosted at Dominion Hills, the pool will close for general swimming on parts of some days and evenings. We encourage DHARA members to attend the meets and cheer on our swim and dive team kids!

JuneBoard Meeting

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association
Regular Board Meeting Agenda
June 13, 2019, DHARA Community House

7:30 Call to Order

7:35 Approval of Minutes

7:40 Confirm Executive Committee Actions

7:50 Membership Recorder’s Report

7:55 Financial Report 

8:10 Manager’s Report

8:25 Updates

      • Facilities and Construction Committee
      • Grounds and Landscaping
      • Inscoe Rental Property Committee
      • Membership Events (Brunches/Adult Dinner)
      • Discussion of Fundraising Requests
      • Other Items

9:15 Committee Sign-Ups

9:20 Communications Updates

9:30 Adjournment

2019 Bills Due

Amount Due for Regular Members

  • Payment by*
  • March 15, 2019
  • April 15. 2019
  • April 30, 2019
  • Late Fee
  • 0
  • $100
  • $225
  • Total Due
  • $850
  • $950
  • $1,075

*Payments by mail must be postmarked by the dates above.

IMPORTANT: If your AMC and late fees have not been paid in full by April 30, 2019, your membership can be condemned, revoked and sold according to DHARA rules. Also, you will not be allowed into the facility until all fees have been paid. Please ensure your email address is correct in the membership portal. See details below for logging in.

Two Options for Paying Your Bill

Mail Your Payment: Send a check with your membership # in the memo line to: Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association, P.O. Box 5643, Arlington, VA 22205

Pay Online:
Log into the membership portal to pay your bill (credit processing fee applies of 2.9% +$.30).

  • If you’ve forgotten your username or password – or don’t know it – use the reset password feature (small link at the bottom of the login page). Just use an email address associated with your DHARA account, and if a matching account is found, a reset link will be mailed to the address you enter.
  • Once logged in, you are able to pay your bill – as well as purchase guest credits and more.

Renting or Selling Your Membership

  • Memberships may be rented out to non-members for the summer for a $50 fee. (They can be rented only twice during the course of ownership.)
  • If you do not sell or rent your membership by March 15, your AMC is still due in full by the timelines above.
  • If you’re interested in selling or renting your membership, contact Julie Jernigan, Membership Recorder, at 703-531-0770 or membership@dominionhills.org no later than March 1, 2019.

Other Information

  • The fee to register a Childcare Provider (CC) is $50. You can reactivate last year’s provider, or identify a new childcare provider, by sending a note along with your dues payment – with the additional $50 fee in your payment. You can also pay this fee online.
  • The Membership Directory is online and searchable. Access it from the Membership drop-down menu on the website (you must be logged in). DHARA does not share information outside its membership. (Once logged into the website, you also can opt out of being included in the directory.)
  • Make sure your membership information is up to date before the pool opens! Log into the membership portal. Update your email, view family members, pay your bill, and more. NOTE: The pool opens in mid-May. Updates will be sent via email, so ensure your email information is current.