I Volunteer! RECOA Committee Participation
Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity.
True community requires commitment and openness.
It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other.
~ David Spangler – philosopher
One of the primary elements people cherish about living in Eagle Crest is the sense of community we have. But that sense of community doesn’t happen by chance. It happens when individuals step forward and willingly extend themselves in interaction for the benefit of the whole. One of the best examples of where this happens is in the work of our RECOA committees here at Eagle Crest.
Communities are about sharing, connecting and even healing. Isn’t it time you stepped out and became part of something that truly makes an impact on others as well as yourself?
Read on to find out how you can become an active participant in our community.
As a community of over 1700 homesites, there is always plenty to do and plan. To address the variety of needs RECOA relies heavily on owners who volunteer on our Committees. Permanent committees include: Communications, Community Wildfire Protection, Finance and Contracts, Insurance, Maintenance and Operations, Social, Utilities. At times the RECOA Board will also authorize temporary, ad hoc Committees to meet a need.
Committee membership includes a Chairperson, who is elected by the committee members. Committee Chairs and members are approved by the Board each January for one-year terms with committee chairpersons being limited to three, consecutive one-year terms. You may also choose to participate on multiple Committees.
The process is to request participation on a Committee is as follows:
· Send a brief (one-page) memo to the Chairperson of the Committee in which you are interested explaining your interest and applicable experience and qualifications. Copy a Board member who is assigned to that Committee.
· Committee members will be recommended by the Committee Chairperson and approved by the Board of Directors. Chairpersons are required to acknowledge and respond to all applications, whether or not the owner is selected to become a Committee member.
· The RECOA Board will approve or not approve the request. In making its determination the RECOA Board may consider Committee size restrictions; the applicant’s qualifications and skills; and other factors relevant to the selection process.
Upon approval, Committee members are expected to attend Committee meetings regularly and to stay actively involved for at least one year.
Members of all Committees are subject to the same Conflict of Interest Policy of the Association that applies to the Board of Directors.
You may resign from a committee at any time by notifying the Chairperson and Board in writing, preferably at least one month in advance.