CARE all-delegate meeting June 16, 2015


In a little over a month all delegates will be meeting to determine the direction of C.A.R.E. for the next year.

As read in the Bylaws (see below), January is when we are supposed to have our annual all-delegate meeting and when we elect new officers for the upcoming year. But so much happens in January, with Holiday travel and weather events, and as a result the annual meetings have shifted from January to June — and this June we’ll be electing a new slate of officers.

The decision-making body of CARE is comprised of delegates from each of the member associations and groups that are within the CARE area. From this body of delegates CARE officers are elected for 1-year terms.

This year two of our four officers are stepping down after serving for 5 consecutive years. Michelle Poolet (Cody Park), your current CARE President, and Ken Custer (Columbine Glen), your current CARE Secretary, will be leaving office after the June meeting.

You’ll be pleased to hear that Doug Ford (Genesee Foundation) and Dick Bartlett (Genesee Crossing) have agreed to stay on as Vice-President and Treasurer, respectively, for the next year.

We’re now accepting nominations for the post of President and Secretary.

Officers: Please let me know if you would like to nominate yourself for another year in your current office, or if you would like to nominate yourself for another office.

Delegates: Please let me know if you would like to nominate yourself for a year as a CARE officer, or if you would like to nominate someone else for the post (with their acknowledgement, of course!).

Non-delegates: please let me know if you’d like to nominate yourself for a year as a CARE officer; I’ll walk you through the process of becoming a delegate in order to qualify.

EVERYONE: please let me know if you’ll be able to attend. Use my email address below.

In anticipation of a full meeting agenda, please let me know what’s new in your HOA/neighborhood association:

  • How’s the spurge battle going, were you able to take advantage of the spurge drop-off event on 4/25?
  • If you have any questions about Kitty Pring’s wildfire mitigation grant presentation in March please let me know – or if you’ve been able to make headway on grant-writing since that time, we’d love to hear about that, also.
  • I hope that Ricky Hoekstra will be able to brief us on the MVCC artist tour.
  • I hope that Deb Carney will be able to brief us on the FCC bill that would allow all cell towers to add a 20-foot extension, and what progress has been made on that matter.
  • Dick Bartlett, our Treasurer, will give us a report on the fiscal health of CARE

Also, I’ll be talking about the recent news regarding the Gateway on Mount Zion church (previously known as Activation Ministry on Lookout Mountain Road), as my last report to the group.

We look forward to seeing you at our regular meeting place, the Mount Vernon Country Club Board Room (2nd floor) on Tuesday the 16th of June, starting at 7 PM. We’ve have coffee and tea service for you.

Warm regards,

Michelle Poolet, Board Chair

Doug Ford, Board Vice-Chair

Ken Custer, Board Secretary

Dick Bartlett, Board Treasurer


Canyon Area Residents for the Environment (C.A.R.E.)

Thank you for about our community and the environment!


Canyon Area Residents for the Environment (CARE) is the umbrella homeowner’s group serving a community of 10,000+ people living on the five mountains bordering Mount Vernon Canyon west of Golden, Colorado, in unincorporated Jefferson County. CARE was formed in 1987 for the purpose of preserving and enhancing the community and the environment, promoting awareness of such, and providing a forum for community deliberation. Its goal is to provide unified affirmative action to promote positive governmental action consistent with the needs of the area, and to provide a vehicle to promote community identity.

Click on this link to open a copy of the CARE bylaws as a PDF document in a separate window: