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!

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.

Updates from the Annual Meeting

The membership vote to provide additional funding for the renovation project passed with a vote of 56 to 17. You can learn more about the bathroom and community house project on the renovation webpage.

Also, Christian Beckner, Suzanne Garwood, Mike McMahon, Nathan McQueen and Carrie Perry were elected to the Board for a three-year term and Louis Finkel was elected to complete the one-year term of a departing Board member.

 

Board Meeting Agenda – Jan. 10, 2019

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association
Regular Board Meeting Agenda

January 10, 2019 — DHARA Community House

7:30                 Call to Order                                                                                       SC

7:35                 Approval of Minutes                                                                         MJK

7:40                 Confirm Executive Committee Actions                                        BH

7:50                 Membership Recorder’s Report                                                     JS

7:55                 Financial Report                                                                                 ML

8:10                 Manager’s Report                                                                               JA

8:25                 Updates

  • Facilities and Construction Committee MM
  • Nominations and Elections/Annual Meeting
  • Mailing Materials and Postage and Approval of Suzanne Garwood for Ballot
  • By-Laws Update Discussion JS
  • Inscoe Rental Property Committee BH
  • DEQ Update
  • Other Items

9:15                 Membership Assessment                                                                    JS

9:20                 Communications Updates (Survey/Google docs)                        JS/SA/LF

9:30                 Adjournment                                                                                       SC

 

View PDF of the agenda.

Seeking Board Candidates

The DHARA Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates to stand for election as a
member of the Board of Directors for the next 3 years. Any interested member should send
their expression of interest with a photo and short biography to Stephen Nix at
stephennix@aol.com no later than close of business December 1, 2018.

Expectations include:

  •  3 years of service
  • Attendance at all monthly board meetings
  • Leadership of one committee and membership in another are minimum expectations, and
    time commitment to these committees
  • Responsive to all membership inquiries and comments
  • Understand the safety implications of major decisions that impact the membership

Payment Due by Oct. 31

Your $200 capital assessment was due by Oct. 31, 2018. Earlier this year, the membership voted to move forward on capital improvement projects to improve the accessibility, safety, and aesthetics of our community house and bathhouse. The projects will be partially funded by this assessment.

Two payment options

OPTION 1: Visit the  Payments page, then log in to make your payment online via credit/debit card (small processing fee applies). Note: If you’ve forgotten your username or password (or don’t know what it is), enter an email address associated with your DHARA account. The address must already be in the system. If a matching account is found, a reset link will be mailed to the address you enter. 

OR

OPTION 2: Mail a $200 check  (plus $30 late fee if after Nov. 15) to DHARA Membership Recorder, P.O. Box 5643 Arlington, VA 22205-5643. You must include your Membership # in memo line.

A late fee of $30 will be added for assessment payments not received by Nov. 15. If your assessment remains unpaid you will not be allowed to access  the pool facility until paid.