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DPHD January 2021 Board Meeting
In keeping with the COVID safety requirements we met virtually on Wednesday January 13, 2021. We spent the greater part of the meeting discussion the results from the Activity, Virtual Activity and Post Covid Activity Polls. There was interest in many of our ideas and we have taken action on some of them. If you indicated interest in the Food Drive or Neighborhood Watch, you have already received emails from us.
A number of our neighbors were interested in participating in virtual activities. We will be starting a virtual book club; those of you with interest will be receiving an email from our volunteer organizer, Tina Vessels. If you were not at the meeting and would like to participate, you can send an email to email@example.com.
Many of you were also interested in having occasional virtual speakers. Our plan is to host a different speaker on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month starting in February. We have scheduled our first speaker from Denver Water for Wednesday February 17. We will be posting the details for this meeting very soon so check back often.
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Learn about the history of Driving Park Historic District
We recently acquired a downloadable version of the application to designate Driving Park as a Historic District. It provides a detailed history of our neighborhood and its historic characteristics. If you are curious about the history of your home, this document will be of interest to you.
Click here to learn more about the history of our neighborhood.
DPD District 3 Neighborhood Watch Action and Awareness Training (virtual)
Wednesday, January 13th at 6 pm.
Invite your neighbors - everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate! RSVP for link and instructions at D3Neighborhoodwatch@denvergov.org Live, interactive presentation! District 3's Neighborhood Watch program offers a partnership between Officers and the Residents they serve. This program educates Residents how to observe and report suspicious behavior. Officers promote Neighborhood Connectivity by encouraging Neighbors to get to know one another and by creating awareness through Implicit Bias education - reminding neighbors - it's the person's behavior, not the person to be mindful of when observing and reporting suspicious behavior to the Police.
Below you will find two files available to download: the Neighborhood Watch Awareness Training Flyer and the Neighborhood Watch 2020 Newsletter.
DPHD 2020 Annual Community Meeting
We successfully held our first (and probably annual) virtual community meeting. It was well attended and very interactive. During the meeting we approved the 2021 Board, and discussed a variety of ways we can interact as a neighborhood during and post Covid. Some of the activities which you will be hearing about are virtual and hopefully some will be in person, once the pandemic risk has subsided.
Examples of virtual activities include a virtual book club, meet and greet and occasional speakers. Examples of projects and activities include a food drive, shredding event, and post Covid get togethers.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
DPHD September 2020 Board Meeting
2020 Annual Community Meeting
We voted to hold our first ever virtual Annual Meeting! This will be a new experience for everyone and we hope you will be able to attend. Keep your eye out for signs around the neighborhood, pointing to our website for all the details.
Here are the basics:
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM (note that the Zoom meeting will open at 6:00 PM; meeting starts promptly at 6:30 PM)
Click Here to go to the Annual Meeting webpage with all the details
DPHD July 2020 Board Meeting
As with the April meeting, the July meeting was held via Zoom. We had hoped to be planning a fun summer event and our participation in the annual Joy Chili Cookoff. However, this has been an unusual summer and we are following the state guidelines to limit large in person events. Hopefully next year we will all be able to come out and enjoy our beautiful neighborhood together.
DPHD April 2020 Board Meeting
By vote of the Board, the bylaws were changed to require 5 people for a quorum (down from 10). The bylaws also state that the Board is required to have a Vice President. Ann Atkinson agreed to take the position of Vice President to meet that requirement.
An issue about the lack of sidewalks in the section of Country Club just west of DPHD was discussed. The concern is that during the school year, children going to Bromwell Elementary are forced to share the street with cars. Their safety is of great concern. If you have children attending Bromwell and share this concern, please let us know via the suggestion box below.
DPHD January 2020 Board Meeting
Potential 2020 initiatives
I hope everyone in our neighborhood has been safe and healthy during the crazy events of the past three to four months. I know people are getting out because I see so many of you walking and biking as enjoy my "wandering workouts."
Like many organizations and groups of friends, we have decided that for the safety of all our neighbors, our 2020 Annual Community Meeting will be a virtual meeting. We are looking forward a time in the future when we can get together in person but for now, we will have to enjoy getting together from the comfort of our own homes. We are aware that not everyone is comfortable connecting via a virtual environment. For those who are not familiar with Zoom, our virtual meeting platform, we are offering some practice session and we have created a "getting started" document that you can download to help prepare to attend the meeting. All the information you need can be found on our 2020 Annual Meeting page which you can access by clicking the button below.
We hope all our neighbors will be able to attend our virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 21st.