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.
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:
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)