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Updates from the GFCA Annual Meeting


Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 2022 Glen Forest Community Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 19.


At the meeting we:

  • Enjoyed a presentation from Fairfax Master Gardeners on native plants and creating natural spaces in our yards.

  • Held elections for the Glen Forest board of directors. We have 2 vacant seats right now and seeking new board members. Please contact us at glenforestcommunity@gmail.com if you have any interest in serving on the board or would like more information.

  • Shared updates about neighborhood activities:

  • Hogge Park: Corner Magnolia/Glen Carlyn. Construction began in March 2022; estimated completion mid-2023.

  • Neighborhood Watch: Re-energizing this initiative; inviting new watchers (eg. walkers/joggers, dog walkers).

  • Glen Forest Community Pool: Opens Memorial Day Weekend.; currently have a waitlist; priority for neighborhood residents.

  • Pool Parties & Camping in Glen Forest Park: Now scheduling for Spring/Summer 2022.

  • Food Truck Fun: Bringing food trucks to Hoagge Park; Fridays this summer; dates TBD.

  • Friends of GFC Pool: Non-profit; raising funds to beautify Glen Forest Park.

  • Email Collection Effort: Trying to collect emails from neighbors; door to door effort this spring; volunteers needed.

  • Discussed what we would like to see in the neighborhood. Some thoughts included:

  • Welcome wagon

  • Email listserve for neighbors to contact each other

  • Happy hour in the park

  • Making more use of the park for community activities (eg. neighbor bonfire in the fall)

  • Interest in a group buy of trees among interested neighbors.

And last but certainly not least:

  • Announced a Call for Volunteers! We are a 12 person board of directors and need volunteers to bring activities to the community. There are so many ways to get involved - here are just a few that we shared at the board meeting:

  • Board of Directors

  • GFC Pool Committee

  • Tennis court fence removal (~10 ppl needed; April date TBD)

  • GFCA Communications (eg. social media, emails, website updates)

  • Neighborhood watch

  • Welcome wagon

  • Email collection

Contact us at glenforestcommunity@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering with GFCA. Also please check out our presentation slides and meeting notes for more information.




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