October 7, 2018

Get Your Oakhurst T-Shirt!

Don’t miss out...get your Oakhurst T-shirt!

The ONA Beautification Committee is taking orders for long-sleeved shirts. The white T-shirts are $20 (plus sales tax) and have the beautiful Oakhurst logo in green on the front and back. They are available for pre-sale purchase online through the first week of November. Neighbors can also turn in their orders at the Halloween Party in Oakhurst Park set for Saturday, 10/27. Beautification Committee members will be wearing their tees that day.

Ordering online will ensure that you get the size and number of shirts you need.

ONA Bylaws Committee Update 2

ONA members,

Attached are the Bylaws changes proposed by the Bylaws Committee for 2018:
Table of Proposed Changes
Proposed ONA Bylaws

A big thank you to the Bylaws Committee for the time, effort, and thought they put into these revisions.  The majority of changes relate to the most common request we received from ONA members, having the opportunity to vote for themselves rather than a street representative vote on their behalf.  While the Bylaws have always stated all members can vote, the scheduling of meetings and structure of the organization did not provide opportunity for residents to vote.  The proposed changes make a way for members to vote on issues more than twice a year.

Most other changes relate to the structure of the document itself.  Some items were rearranged and vocabulary changed in hopes of clarifying the intention; I wish more of this had been done but the committee could only address so much.  More committees were identified and their formation spelled out in hopes of increasing participation and involvement of members.

Please review the proposed changes and if you have comments or questions, email the committee at bylaws@oakhurstfw.org.  Plan to attend the Oct. 18th meeting at Calvary Academy, 6:30 pm, when the vote on these proposed changes will take place.  This is your neighborhood organization and we want need you to be involved so we can continue the work that has made Oakhurst a great place to live.

Jan Buck
ONA President

September 30, 2018

ONA Bylaws Committee Update

An update from ONA President Jan Buck:

The September ONA meeting was the time scheduled for residents to give input to The Bylaws Review Committee in person; online comments had been accepted for several weeks prior to the meeting.  Members of the committee who were present to hear suggestions included Chairmen Jonathon Zimmerman, Robert Brown, Sharon Buse, and Chanin Scanlon.  Charles Witt, Ken Cloud, and Ann Kothmann were not able to attend but comments were noted for future discussion by the committee.  Approximately 25 residents attended the meeting and about 1/3 of those attending suggested revisions for the bylaws.

Issues presented at the meeting and submitted online, included:

  1. Have members vote for themselves rather than street reps voting on their behalf;
  2. Keep Robert’s Rules of Order to govern proceedings of ONA;
  3. Establish a Grievance Committee;
  4. Clean up some of the wording and structure;
  5. Establish more standing committees and change the organization and function of others;
  6. Allow treasurer to use online banking for some transactions.

The proposed bylaws revisions will be posted the 1st week of October to allow residents time to review before the October General Membership meeting on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Calvary Academy auditorium.  Hope to see you there!

Thanks again to the Bylaws Committee who spent many nights meeting and discussing potential revisions!

Jan Buck
ONA President