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 Christian Beckner at cbeckner@gmail.com no later than close of business December 6, 2019.

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 and financial implications of major decisions that impact the membership

Assessment Payment Due

Learn ways to pay your $350 assessment by Dec. 13 (or how to sell your membership instead by Dec. 2). The funds will be used to finance the pool deck and pump room repairs.

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Recent Vote Results

The membership voted to finance the pool deck and pump room repair project through a $350 non-refundable assessment per membership and a $200,000 draw from the capital fund. Stay tuned for payment details.

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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.

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