Spring Clean-Up, Landscaping Day at Dominion Hills Pool, April 24

DHARA's annual landscaping clean-up, planting and work day is Sunday, April 24th from 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. If you come for two hours and help out, you get access to an early, exclusive, volunteers-only swim day on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.!

There are a lot of tasks we have to do to get the pool and grounds ready for the summer swim season so please join us. Come and work for a few hours - bring your gloves, yard tools, any orphaned plants you would like to donate to the pool. Also, if you have one, please bring a wheelbarrow, as we always have need for several during the day. There will be tasks for all ages: general clean up, planting, and various projects. We’ll have water to keep you cool and will serve lunch to all the hungry workers.

To reward your hard work we will give out free guest pool passes and a special ticket that will give you entrance to our “bonus swim day” on May 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact us at members@dominionhills.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. See you there!

2016 DHARA Board of Directors Election Results

The 2016 Board of Directors election was held during the 60th Annual Meeting on February 3, 2016.

DH welcomes two new Board members: Michael Berecz and Michael McMahon

Three sitting Board members were re-elected: Brice Henderson, Julie Smith and Scott Tate.

Sitting Board members include: Scott Christensen, Rich Engel, Zack Fraser, Dennis LeNard, Matt Long, Melissa Martin, Steve Nix, Elinor Schwartz, Jennifer Smith, Wayne Vincent.

DHARA Annual Meeting 2016

The 60th DHARA Annual Meeting will be held at the Dominion Hills community house on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 7:00p.m. Please mark the date and plan on attending as DHARA values your input–and we require a quorum (of 30 memberships) to hold and conduct business at the meeting. The meeting will not be lengthy, but we will elect Board members, finalize the budget, discuss issues and make plans for the upcoming season.

A packet of meeting materials was sent in mid Jnuary via USPS to all eligible voting members. Members may also download the Annual Meeting Packet here. We look forward to seeing you!

Board of Directors Nominations 2016

The DHARA Nominating Committee is currently seeking members in good standing to become candidates for election to the Board of Directors. Prospective candidates must send their declaration of intention to run for election along with a photo and short biography to Stephen Nix no later then close of business December 1, 2015.

Family Movie Night Saturday September 19th

Please join your fellow members and guests for a movie under the stars - Star Wars, that is! Star Wars - A New Hope (the very first one!) will be shown on the Dominion Hills front lawn on Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs to sit, strap on your light saber and feel free to dress in your best garb from a galaxy a long time ago and far, far away!

May the Force be With You!

Board of Directors Meeting September 24

Due to scheduling conflicts, the September 2015 Board of Directors meeting, normally held the second Thursday of the month, is scheduled to be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Community House.

Join us for The Fifth Annual Dominion Hills Adult Dinner, Saturday August 8, 2015

Open to DH adult members and guests who are at least 21 years old. Enjoy an evening at the pool featuring a delicious catered Italian dinner, music and swimming under the stars! The fun begins at 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00 pm. B.Y.O.B. Soft drinks will be provided. $25 per person.

RSVPs must be received no later than Saturday August 1st by completing the bottom of this form and handing it in, along with check or cash (exact change, please!), to the front desk of the DH Pool. Please make checks payable to DHARA.

We look forward to seeing you!

Movie Night, Saturday May 23

All Dh members and guests are invited enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars featuring a viewing of the film "Annie". The fun begins at 8:00 pm on the front lawn. Bring a blanket or chair. We look forward to seeing you!

DH Swim and Dive team Practice Begins Tuesday May 26

All pool members interested in having their children join the team should register their swimmer using the website at:


If you are new to the team then select "register now" and enter your information.

If you are a returning member from last year then then select the “forgot password” button. You will be asked to enter your email address. Then select “Reset my password” You will then receive an email with further instructions which will allow you to gain access to the web site. If you previously registered then just log in and to access the web site.

Once you have access to the website just select the registration button and follow the instructions.

Members who want to register their children for both swim and dive teams should fill out the dual team registration form. Members who want to register their children for only one of the teams should fill out the single team registration.

If for any reason you are not able to register online, please contact: Lara Larson or Brian Hughes, Team Representatives.

Host your next party or meeting at the DH Community House!

The DH Community House is the perfect location for members to hold a birthday or anniversary party, meeting, fantasy sports draft, or other function.

The DH Community House offers a charming and versatile space that includes a kitchen, restrooms and a main hall able to accommodate a wedding reception for 100 guests, yet perfectly suitable for hosting a casual pizza party for your child’s soccer team.

The member rates are extremely reasonable and making a reservation is quick and convenient.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to see the Community House, please take a peek inside the next time you visit the pool.

For more information or to reserve the Community House visit the DH Rentals Page.

Member Rates:

--up to 25 People: $60 with a $100 deposit
--up to 50 People: $125 with a $125 deposit

--51 to 100 People: $200 with a $200 deposit
--Weddings and receptions: $350 with a $350 deposit

--Additional Vendors: $50 each
--Additional  Hours: $50 each
Non-Member rates available but slightly more expensive.

DH Guest Passes Offer Convenience at a Great Price

image of DH Guest PassesDH Guest Passes are the perfect way for DH members to bring guests to the pool without the hassle of using cash.

Choose the 10-visit Guest Pass if you plan to treat one or more occasional guests to a day at the pool, or the 7-Day Pass if you are hosting an out-of-town visitor.

Passes are available for purchase throught the season at the Front Desk. May be purchased by DH members only.New Check-In Procedures at the Pool

Message from Our Pool Manager

The following is an important notice from John Aldonas, DHARA Pool Manager.

I hope you are all enjoying the summer fun at the pool and will attend some of our social events this year. I am particularly looking forward to the Adult BBQ Party in July, yum!

This is just one of several new things this year. Recently, we have had a problem with non-members and unpaid guests entering the pool. To address this issue, protect the pool, and make it fair to our paying membership, I have started a new policy concerning the handicap and stroller entrance at the back gate. The policy is that everyone entering through the back gate must check in at the front desk first where a dated pass will be issued. This dated pass will admit any members or guests accompanied by members into the pool via the back gate. If you approach the back entrance without a dated pass than you will not be let in and you will be sent to the front desk to check in. All passes will be collected. If you need a special accommodation please let the back gate guard know so the manager on duty can assist you.

Whenever you enter the pool, even if it is on the same day, you are required to check in. I cannot expect any of my staff to remember who came in previously. We have 500 group memberships, which makes it hard to keep track of.

I believe that this policy will decrease the amount of people that have taken advantage of our good faith policy of previous years by utilizing the pool.

Another new change coming soon is picture-taking at the front desk. Once trained, the desk workers will be taking pictures of people for the check in system to ensure that no one uses your identity here at the pool. We will be asking all members to update their photo for the computer system. I also encourage all members to get a key tag and learn their membership number to assist in the identification process.

When checking in, please only check in those members that are present at the pool, so that we can have accurate data on use of the facility.

If you have questions about any of the new policies you can ask the manager on duty or myself. I am more than happy to explain the changes to you. My most important goal is to have a safe and secure pool for all members. I hope the rest of your summer is enjoyable, and I will see you at the pool.

John Aldonas
Manager DHARA