Spotlight On Security

Dear Timbergrove Manor,

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer full of family, pool time, vacations, ice cream on the 4th of July, and lots and lots of sunscreen. I can’t believe we are already in the home stretch of 2019. It has been such a pleasure serving as the TMCC President this year and getting to know many of you at our meetings and special events.

I wanted to take some time to send out a big thank you to everyone that has worked so hard to make TMCC work so far this year.

Laura Bradham is a new volunteer for TMCC and been acting as membership chair since February. She and her team have done an AMAZING job of getting our membership committee going strong, personally reaching out to every new member and also organizing our membership contest! One lucky block is going to have quite the party on National Night Out.

Ryan McCearley & Anna Oleynik are also new volunteers and have acted as activities chairs since May. To anyone that enjoyed the ice cream, fire truck and kids parade on the 4th of July all of that was thanks to their invaluable work. They are already busy planning our December Snowfest so if you don’t see them before, please remember to thank them there. Also, thank you to all of the hard working volunteers that came out and served ice cream to neighbors and helped the event run smoothly.

In addition to Laura, Ryan and Anna, TMCC continues to run smoothly thanks to many volunteers – some long-time and some brand new. Volunteers do everything for TMCC. They are truly our life-blood. Volunteers design, coordinate, stuff and deliver this Timbergram. Volunteers help set up and take down at meetings, bring our food and drinks before each one, reach out to the community and find sponsors, and liaison with community leaders from city hall to our neighboring associations.

This brings me to my main pitch. TMCC volunteers also run our security committee. For many years this team has compiled crime statistics, fundraised for private patrols, monitored trends and taken actions as needed for the benefit of the whole community. September’s general membership meeting is going to be dedicated to this committee and the history, current status and future direction of our security. They have committed to providing a transparent picture of the last few years of crime stats and trends, and an open accounting of what we as a civic club have spent on private security patrols. They will also provide an analysis of their thoughts on what the efforts have yielded. In return, all they ask is your attendance at this very important discussion. This is about the future direction of the committee, where efforts should be focused, and an appeal for helpful volunteers to continue to step up.

I hope to see you on September 10, 6:30 p.m. at Sinclair Elementary!

Miles Sasser
2019 President