Photo by Ann Spoor

For New Years, the theme always seems to center around Resolutions. Mine usually fall into buckets – Personal and Professional. It’s a time to look back and see what I accomplished in the previous year, what worked, what didn’t, changes I want to make in my life and how I can positively affect change in others. I’m all about change recently – it seems to be a theme for my immediate family too. My daughter moved to the Big Apple in 2018 to pursue her career and to have a new experience and grand adventure. My son joined the Navy which has been his dream. Both of these big changes took courage and I am a proud Mom. This photo accompanying my essay  is from a recent trip to the beach.  As I watched the sand change around these rocks with every wave, I reflected on this year of change.

Although I have lived in this neighborhood for over 20 years, I had never gotten involved with our  Hilltop Civic Association until 2018. I won’t make excuses. When I was asked to join the board in January of 2018, I changed my past behavior, dove in with both feet  – that’s just my style and took on the role of Membership Chair. Go big or go home as they say! As an Association, we have about 10% paid membership out of approximately 2500 homes. This isn’t unusual for neighborhood associations, but it needs to change. We need to grow so we can do more for the neighborhood. I have a New Years resolution/goal for our little group. It’s a big goal but I am putting it all out there in the public forum which is honestly a little intimidating. But, here goes:

  • My 2019 goal for membership is to increase our membership from 10% to 25%.

I am going to be reaching out to introduce myself and ask for help. Because without out help, this goal will be hard to reach. In fact, we have a core group who work on various committees for the Association – zoning, traffic, safety, communications to name a few. All are volunteers and every committee needs help. If you want your voice to be heard, want to make an impact, have been thinking about volunteering your time, we would LOVE to have you. In fact, we NEED you!

So, here’s to a great 2019! We hope to be a part of your New Year’s resolutions because we are stronger together! Please email us to get involved! [email protected] or if you prefer to write a letter or postcard, send it to:  CPHCA, PO Box 201142, Denver CO 80220.

Ann Spoor
Membership Chair