Whispering Hills VIP Group of the Year!

1d2392e005d2aa35ada9644635bc0d44.JPG.max800It is with tremendous pride that I announce that the Whispering Hills VIP Group was the winner of the Northeast Dallas Patrol Division VIP Group of the Year Award!

This group of 26 dedicated volunteers led by Mike Gorman has been the driving force in our neighborhood to keep the aid in keeping our neighborhood safe. This dedicated group did over 1950 hours patrolling to keep our neighborhood safe in 2016. The recognition banquet was held this evening and the Northeast Dallas Patrol Division has more VIP members than all of the other divisions in Dallas combined. So it is further distinction to recognize the tremendous dedication and support of these individuals.

Thank you all for your tireless hours!

Chuck Laughlin
Whispering Hills President

Destination 2017 Status Update

2017 Status Update

In an effort to keep you updated and aware of the status and initiatives for 2017; below is a summary of our current status for Destination 2017.

Membership dues paid up for 2017 currently stands at 25 of 615 homes for 4.07%
We currently have 302 of 615 homes currently on Nextdoor for 49.11%

Committee Needs for 2017 (we need volunteers to lead the following committees and still need volunteers for all committees for 2017.
Membership Lead
Membership Cards (can be the same as the Membership or a member of that group)
Grounds/Improvement Lead
Social Media Lead (Nextdoor/Website/Facebook)
Youth Engagement Lead
Cultural Diversity Lead
Helping Hands
Please let me know via private message if you are interested in any of these positions. To be successful for 2017 we need a group of dedicated individuals to lead these initiatives.

I have been getting a lot of great feedback from individuals as I have been meeting many of you. Below is a list of initiatives that have been brought up that we will review/monitor/update for 2017
WHNA Bylaws, West Wall, Friendship Park, South Entrance, and Security.

Thank you for your comments and suggestions and I am looking forward to a great 2017.

Chuck Laughlin
WHNA Community President 2017

YOTM – December – 10201 Cimmaron

There are many houses in Whispering Hills with great Christmas light displays. But only one can be seen from outer space: 10201 Cimmaron. From chimney to foundation, from garage to front door, every surface is illuminated by lights. It’s right on the corner, so you’ll see it driving through the neighborhood. But it’s also worth a walk to see close up. So pack up the kids, bring your hot chocolates and have a look for yourself. They’ll love seeing the light-up characters assembled on the lawn, from Santa to Spider-Man and even Mater from “Cars.” Thanks to Whispering Hills residents Alasi and Tasha Mustafa for creating this winter wonderland in the heart of Whispering Hills and congratulations on being Yard of the Month!

I really appreciate everyone who has thanked, commented, and sent me nominations for YOTM this year. Going around the neighborhood every month has deepened my belief in what a beautiful neighborhood we have with so many great yards, homes, and neighbors who work hard to keep them that way. Hope everyone has a great holiday.

Tim Gingrich
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Criminal Activity is way down in Whispering Hills

Neighbors, Just wanted to report what was presented at the open Board meeting this past Monday night (Everyone is welcome and you should try to attend when possible). All Criminal Activity is trending way down year-to-date for 2016 in our neighborhood. The last crime reported by DPD that involved residents was on 11/2/16. The last non-DPD reported incident was a vehicle accident on Whispering Hills on 11/5/2016.
To keep this trend going and to keep Whispering Hills as safe as possible, all residents should be observant and report to 911 any suspicious activities and then post on Nextdoor or send me a Private Message. Please consider volunteering to be a Crime Watch Lead for your street (all is required is to stay alert and watch for any strange vehicles or activities around you and your neighbors; and try to get to know your neighbors and their contact information in case of an emergency disaster situation).

Below is a recap of presentation slide.

VIP Patrol Hours
October – 166.50 Hours
YTD – 1609.75 Hours

Major Crime/Safety Issues Y-T-D Reported by All Sources
Criminal Mischief / Vandalism 17
Suspicious Activities (Persons/Vehicles) 17
Disorderly Conduct / General Disturbances 14
Gunshots Reported 11

Volunteers in Patrol
One New Patroller Took Course in October for a total of 23 volunteers
Total YTD – 23

-Mike Gorman VIP

Whispering Hills Destination 2017

Welcome on our Journey as we prepare for Whispering Hills 2017. I am excited about the future of our neighborhood and look forward to serving as the Whispering Hills Community President for 2017.

The elected board of 2017, Chuck Laughlin – President, Keli Kincaid – Vice President, Claudia Bankston – Treasurer, Susie Leinneweber – Secretary, and Bonnie Galloway – Member-at-large, is excited to announce that our goal and focus will be on building Community Engagement through Cultural and All Age Diversity by bringing in programs and events geared to celebrating and learning from those who have built our community to what it is and engaging those new families who are the future of our community. At the same time we will be have our focus on Inclusion, built on Respect and Dignity, across all areas in our community and full Transparency in our endeavors. Finally in order to make these things come to pass all of this will be done while maintaining our Fiscal Responsibility to our community.

We are kicking off our membership drive for 2017, the term of which runs January through December. We welcome you all on our Journey to Destination 2017 and our commitment to building a better community.

I ask that if you have any questions or would like to volunteer, as much or as little time as you have, to aid in our efforts for 2017, please feel free to private message me here and I will be happy to talk with you to find the best fit for your talents and skill-set. We need a lot of volunteers to help make it a successful 2017 and we welcome and value your input.

The membership form can be found under the join tab an  indicates a place that you can either pay for your membership online, you can mail a check to the address indicated on the form, or if you would like to pay by credit card please let me know and I will make arrangements with you to do that. Thank you in advance for your commitment and investment in our journey and the future of our community.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can over the next year around the neighborhood, at our open community forum monthly board meetings, or at our soon to be announced “meet on the street” events.

2017 WHNA Community President
Chuck Laughlin

YOTM- 10128 Rita Rd

1yardBoo! One of the ways the people of Whispering Hills put thought into their yards is through holiday decor. Of course, it only works if your house and yard are already neat and well maintained (because nothing’s scarier than an unkept yard). Well this house has a treat for us, with big, festive, light-up, inflatable displays that will attract tricker-treaters from all around – in addition to a lush green lawn of course. That’s why Yard of the Month goes to 10128 Rita Rd. Congratulations to Angel Grover – we’ll see you on Halloween!
-Tim Gingrich

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Whispering Hills Neighborhood Association 2017 Board Members

Big thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Meeting last night! Congrats to our new 2017 board members: Treasurer Claudia Bankston, Secretary Susie Owens Leinneweber, and Member-at-Large Bonnie Galloway!! Thank you for volunteering!
The President and Vice President positions are still open, so send us an email at whna@mail.com if you would like to volunteer for a position.

 

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YOTM – August – 10134 Panther Ridge Trail

When describing the Yard of the Month, it’s typical to talk about the “lush lawn.” Well you won’t find a blade of grass in this yard. Every square inch is filled with ground cover, trees, bushes, flowers, other ornamentals, and river rocks. One might be tempted to think this has been done with the intention of reducing the amount of work required to maintain it. After all, there’s no mowing, right? In fact, a tremendous amount of care goes into keeping this front garden up. And Don and Donna Powell do a great job of it year round. Congratulation to our YOTM winner.

 

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YOTM – July – 10132 Cimmaron Trail

Lots of us in the neighborhood like to take walks in the evening. This is one of the many yards I always appreciate when I walk by. Year round, it is always immaculate. Consistency counts for something! So does patience: all these trees didn’t grow over night. And the attention detail here – check out the cute, landscaped corners and subtle brick paths around the side. Plus, if you’ve been following my posts, then you know I have a thing for lawn and porch chairs. All these reasons make 10132 Cimmaron our Yard of the Month. Congratulation to Edwin & Zobeida!YOTMJuly1 YOTMJuly2 YOTMJuly3 YOTMJuly4 YOTMJuly5 YOTMJuly6