From Jerry Flannery - CEO and General Manager
Summer is quickly changing into fall, and by now your children are back in school and another school year is underway. One thing is for certain, the activities in Highlands Ranch continue at a steady pace! What to do in September:
The HRCA Fall Activity Guide has been delivered to your home and is filled with all kinds of information and things to do from programs and classes to September events! One that I am sure will catch your eye is Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days
! HRCA is proud to be partnering with the Highlands Ranch Metro District to bring this event to you at the beautiful Highland Ranch Mansion on the September 5, 6, and 7! The event brings exhibits, reenactments, and history back to life!
What would September be without our annual tribute to German Culture and the Oktoberfest
? This event is scheduled for September 21 so make your plans now to be there! For more information, see page 1. Finally, we can’t forget the ever-popular Doggie Splash
on September 7! Bring your puppy out to Westridge and have them take a dip in our pool! For all of these events and more, please check out our Events Calendar
or your activity guide!Project Updates:
HRCA was busy this past summer updating the facilities and enhancing the amenities within our recreational areas. Some projects completed this year have included new playground equipment at the Eastridge Preschool, resurfacing of the Westridge track, Northridge locker room renovation, the replacement of the Southridge aquatic play structure, and enhancement of the Eastridge patio event space. Keep these improved amenities in mind as you are thinking about new activities to try. 2020 Budget Planning:
The HRCA budget is prepared by staff and reviewed by the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is comprised of homeowners who are finance professionals and volunteer their time to help develop the annual budget. Several staff departments will be making presentations to the Finance Committee this month at their weekly Monday night meetings. Homeowners are encouraged to attend these meetings to better understand assessment rates along with the background of different departments. More information can be found online at HRCAonline/Budget
Our Volunteer of the Month is Melanie Pierce. Melanie attends Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she is studying cyber security. She has been volunteering with Therapeutic Recreation for three years. One of her favorite moments was at the first triathlon she helped with. "It was such a joy to cheer on the athletes as they participated and finished." On a personal note she adds, "Volunteering has changed my life. It has provided me happiness even in the most stressful times. It has taught me patience, flexibility, compassion, and humility." She hopes to continue volunteering while in college, and we wish her all the best in her bright future. Thanks Melanie, you are September’s Volunteer of the Month!