By Jennifer Vickers
If you’re familiar with the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club, you may already know that all of our activities – from design review, neighborhood activities, coordinating private security patrols, organizing general meetings, and much, much more – are carried out by volunteers.
We are thankful to have a growing roster of helpers that continue to help make our neighborhood one of the best. Recently Jennifer Bayne stepped up to join the Board as Treasurer, Michelle Kern is now coordinating Timbergram newsletter delivery and Sarita Garcia is a new Block Captain on Wister Ln. When you see these neighbors around, please join me in a warm thank you to each!
However, we still need more assistance. Might you consider stepping up to help with one of the following projects?
Block Captains are the strings that help connect Timbergrove Manor. It’s an easy job to connect with neighbors, gather contact info and pass along neighborhood news (usually through email forwarding, but not all residents are online.) Many Block Captains also choose to host or help organize an annual block party on National Night Out in October.
The following blocks are currently without Block Captains:
- 6515 – 6555 Grovewood
- 6603 – 6751 Grovewood
- 2202 – 2331 Haverhill
- 1302 – 1318 Jeannine
- 6202 – 6235 Linton
- 6003 – 6047 Pineshade
VIN Etching Event Coordinator
VIN etching is a countermeasure to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle’s VIN onto its windows to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle to thieves.
The TMCC Security Committee is in need of a volunteer who can work with HPD to coordinate the next VIN Etching Event in Timbergrove Manor. The scope of work includes booking services with law enforcement, finding a host venue, managing attendee sign-ups, promoting the event, and recruiting additional volunteers to execute the project.
If you’re organized, good with logistics and just a little tech savvy, please consider helping.
TMCC’s current website is built on a WordPress platform. We love the ease of updates and affordability of this technology but want to take our donation offerings to the next level. In conjunction with the organization’s goal to offer members options for reoccurring subscriptions for annual dues, private security subscriptions and more, we are in need of a volunteer with the appropriate web development experience to select appropriate third-party providers and implement new storefront solutions.
Timbergreeter Committee Chair
“Welcome to the Neighborhood!” TMCC wants to be sure each new resident in our community is given a friendly greeting, introduction to the neighborhood and information about the Civic Club. Won’t you consider organizing this outreach effort? After many, many years, our former Timbergreeters chair person Carolyn Bryant has resigned. Would you consider taking on this initiative?
Fourth of July & Other Activities
Maybe you’re a born party planner, a creative-type or one of those folks can keep everything organized. If so, it sounds like you’d be a shoe-in to help with our ongoing calendar of special events. Our next social will be the annual Independence Day Ice Cream social where we’ll need assistance the day of. But we need help planning and executing our roster of fun activities year-round.
After more than five years as editor of The Timbergram, it’s time to announce that 2018 will be my final year laying out the print edition of TMCC newsletter. This has been a labor of love that has allowed me to get to know many wonderful neighbors and I’m so grateful for that. However, the time commitment involved in writing and editing content and laying out and producing the print edition of the newsletter is more than my current schedule permits.
Do you have professional or desktop publishing and layout experience? The current newsletter is designed using only Apple’s Pages software – a program free to Mac users. Of course, the great thing about volunteer-driven work is adapting to meet changing needs. (So a future print newsletter could easily switch to different software depending upon the preferences of the new editor.) If you’re interested in learning more about working on The Timbergram, please get in touch.
Raise Your Hand
Ready to volunteer? Send an email with your contact info, interests and questions to to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennifer Vickers at (713) 240-9671.