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11/29/2012 1:27:00 PM
VOCA powered by volunteers
Dave BenoreVOCA Board President
Dave Benore

VOCA Board President

The Village of Oakcreek Association is a HOA that depends heavily upon its volunteers.

There is a small paid staff consisting of the General Manager, the CC&R Compliance officer, a secretary/receptionist that also acts as the Coordinator for the Board of Directors, the controller and an assistant, and a building maintenance man.

These people do all of the routine work of VOCA except for the golf course.

The golf course operates as a division of VOCA and has its own staff. It also operates with its own budget and its own funds that are generated by the course. No lot assessments are used for the golf course.

So, who does all the other work? Volunteers, and we have many of them.

The main committees are:

• Greens committee which advises the golf course staff

• Architectural/Restrictions Committee which oversees the CC&R compliance work

• Finance Committee which advises the Board of Directors

• Activities Committee which creates and runs the special events like the 4th of July parties

• House & Grounds which oversees the conditions around the community center

• Big Park liaison representatives

• Tennis Committee which oversees the tennis court operations

• Policy committee which writes and edits the policies of VOCA, with Board approval

There are usually one or two ad hoc committees running at any one time doing a special project for the Association.

One can see that committees do a lot for VOCA. They are all volunteers who are very interested in helping our HOA. A side issue is they save VOCA, and hence the lot owners themselves, a LOT of money every year. Any adult VOCA member can join a committee.

With variety of committees we have to choose from, there should be something of interest for most people.

Once on a committee, a member can stay there as long as he/she would like -- no restrictions on service time -- or can resign at any time for any reason.

So what’s the big deal about volunteers? The many ideas they present is the foundation for improving our HOA. As committee change over the years, the ideas change.

This leads to the opportunity to continually improve the operations of VOCA. Most larger corporations change staff members as time goes by, making sure they hire some from the outside of the organization.

This brings “new blood” into the organization and offers improvement opportunities. VOCA’s ever changing volunteers do the same thing and we all benefit.

Another thing, VOCA needs women volunteers. It is not a men’s club! After all, who do you think settled and civilized the West? If you are interested, just call the VOCA office at 284-1820 for information.

The office will be happy to answer your questions about volunteer opportunities.

So, why not join the VOCA volunteers. You can contribute and meet new friends along the way.

I guarantee it!

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