Join us in the club house for a showing of Coco. The movie starts at 7:30pm on Friday, June 22. We’ll have snacks and drinks – and feel free to bring blankets, pillows, and comfy chairs.
We received 140 votes by email, mail, and in person at the meeting on Thursday, June 7. Moving forward on the project with a cap at $620,000 passed with an overwhelming 124 votes. Option 2, which includes using $220,000 from our capital fund, borrowing $300,000, and adding a one-time capital assessment of $200 to each membership passed by a narrow margin.
Thank you to our members for engaging in the process of renovating our Community House at two meetings and our recent vote. We are grateful for your engagement and support, and we look forward to moving this project forward and keeping you updated on the progress.
Earlier this year, the Virginia Assembly recognized the same legal prohibition and moved to change the law to allow alcohol consumption at private pools without additional permits. The legislature passed and the governor signed H.R. 1520, which permits any private swim club operated by a nonprofit association to allow members to bring and consume their own alcoholic beverages on the premises starting July 1.
The teams provide kids up to age 18 with an amazing experience that includes:
▪ friendly spirited competition
▪ skill development
▪ new friendships and a sense of team and community spirit
It’s also just a lot of fun for all involved (parents included)!
I am very excited to welcome you to the 63rd year of fun, sun, and relaxation at the Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association. Opening day for the pool is Saturday, May 12, at 10 am. Please bring your family and join your friends to welcome in another year at our association.
This summer’s calendar offers something for everyone, including early bird swim, the July 4 BBQ, family movie night, teen and kid nights, ice cream socials, overnight camp-outs, and many other family-oriented events.
The pool will be hosting its annual Memorial Day holiday cookout on May 28 from 12-2pm, so please join us then for hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages with your fellow members.
Please also review the rules to ensure your family’s convenience and safety while at the pool.
Last but not least, the Goodlett Foundation awards a scholarship to a deserving young man and young woman each year. This scholarship is available to DHARA members only. If you or a family member will be attending college next fall, please consider applying for this award.
DHARA is an active member of the Northern Virginia Swimming League. The Board of Directors and I urge all members to support our swim and dive teams by attending the meets and encouraging your children to join either team. The competitive meet schedule is included on the calendar. Please be aware that during meets hosted at Dominion Hills, there will be parts of some days and evenings when the pool will be closed to general swimming.
If you have general questions about DHARA, our contact information is on our website, and you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and our pool manager at email@example.com. The manager, the Board of Directors and I want to make sure you have a great summer at our great pool!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we look forward to seeing all of our 500+ member families this year at the pool. Jump in—the water feels great!
Learn about two major capital projects currently planned for this year — renovation of the community house and the bathrooms. The next meeting about these projects is planned for late May.
Check out the 2018 DHARA newsletter.
DHARA’s Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the DHARA Community House, 6000 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia. Please mark the date and plan on attending as DHARA values your input–and we require a quorum (of 30 memberships) to hold and conduct business at the meeting. The meeting will not be lengthy, but we will elect Board members, finalize the budget, discuss issues and make plans for the upcoming season–so please attend!
The Annual Meeting information packet has been mailed to all members of record. Copies of the packet may be obtained here.
Be sure to take time and make arrangements to participate fully in this important meeting. Please contact Scott Tate, DHARA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on February 7, 2018 at 7:00p.m.
In 1985, DHARA members Brad Billings and Sam Gaines co-wrote a paper detailing the fascinating history of DHARA’s property with an emphasis on the significance of the spring located behind the pool. If you are a history buff or just want to know a bit more about the very special place DHARA members are so fortunate to enjoy, an updated copy of the paper may be obtained here.