Monday, December 5, 2022

Board Announces 2023 Annual Meeting Date, Seeks Candidates


The next annual meeting of Green Meadows West Homeowners’ Association (GMWHOA) members is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tues., Jan. 31, 2023, at the Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston.

This meeting will be conducted in-person. The board is also exploring live-streaming and video-teleconference options, in case of weather and/or public health contingencies.

The association’s officers and board of directors will present reports regarding current and future  activities. The meeting agenda will also include discussions of:

  • 2023 operations budget
  • current and future membership dues
  • election of new board members

To vote at the annual meeting, members must be in good standing, with all fees paid. Meeting materials, include official notice, ballots and proxies, and board candidate biographies will be distributed via postal mail in early January 2023. Biographies will also be posted on-line via website and social media.

Proxies may be assigned to the board for purposes of achieving quorum, or may be assigned to a neighbor who plans to attend.

As always—to encourage meeting attendance or proxy-returns—there will be drawings for door prizes! These include two cash awards of $100 and one of $50!

If you are interested in serving on the Green Meadows West Homeowners’ Association board, please contact the Nominations committee via the Association Manager. Members of the Nominations committee will contact you to offer further information about prospective board roles and responsibilities. They will also solicit a short biography to share with the GMWHOA membership-at-large via postal mail, website, and social media prior to the election.

Individuals standing for election must be in good standing, with all fees paid.

Board members serve for elected terms of three years. Board members elected in 2023 will serve until the annual meeting in January 2026. Organizational by-laws stipulate a minimum of nine board members. Board members serve as volunteers.

The board meets regularly to consider financial reports, homeowner requests, and committee actions, typically on the third Tuesday of each month.

Interested individuals may also volunteer to serve on committees and working groups, such as the Prairie and Grounds committees. These positions are not elected, but are instead appointed via board or executive action.

For more information on the annual meeting, volunteer opportunities, or to contact the Nominations committee, please contact: Association Manager Ben McMenamin, 515.222.5206; benm@knappproperties.com 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

NEW JULY DATES! Join Your Neighbors for Yoga in Dover Park!


UPDATE: New July 2022 yoga dates added!!!

Join your Green Meadows West neighbors in FREE community-building and wellness exercise at two forthcoming events provided by Johnston-based Power Life Yoga Studio, and underwritten by the Green Meadows West Homeowners' Association.

The first 2022 outdoor yoga events took place in June. NEW DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED! Meet us at 9 a.m. on Sat, July 9 and July 23, 2022 in Dover Park, the association's publicly accessible private park, which is located at the intersection of Crescent Chase and Wellington Boulevard.

"We've seen successful outdoor yoga programs in Gray's Lake, Terra Park, and in other Des Moines-metro suburbs, and we're excited to experiment with similar programming [...] against the backdrop of our neighborhood's signature gazebo," says Outreach Committee member Sara Lockner. 

No previous yoga experience is required, Lockner says. Participants should bring their own mats or beach towels, and can choose to use either grass or paved surface. Instructors will likely use the gazebo's elevated floor as a stage, and will use a small public address loudspeaker for amplification.

Potential benefits of yoga can include stress reduction, increased blood circulation, detoxification, and improved sleep, according to Power Life materials.

"Power Life is about making your healthy lifestyle what you want it to be. We are a place to meet friends, a place to meet goals and a place to meet yourself. Power Life is a community of individuals, where there is a spot for everyone and style of exercise that challenges everybody."

For more information on Green Meadows West Homeowners' Association offerings this summer, check out our events page here this link.

To share your ideas about future Green Meadows West Homeowners Association offerings, contact the Outreach committee via Association Manager Ben McMenamin at benm AT knappproperties DOT com

Or like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GreenMeadowsWest/

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

New Areas, New Season of Neighborhood Nature Walks!

The 2022 summer season brings new opportunities to learn about plants and green spaces in the Green Meadows West neighborhood, with an expanded schedule of informal and educational events hosted by the homeowners' association Prairie Committee.

The Green Meadows West Homeowners' Association boasts more than 17 acres of restored prairie areas, and maintains even more green spaces among houses, boulevards, and other areas.

NEW!!! Forest walk: Meet 8 a.m. Sat. Jun. 11, 2022 at the trail entrance at Foxboro Road and Chatham Circle. "We'll walk our section of the wooded area and try to make it over the bridge into the city's section of the Beaver Creek Recreation area, where many new trees have been along bike trail," says Prairie Committee chairperson Jason Hamata.

NEW!!! 86th Street Landscape Walk: Meet at the neighborhood's parking lot at the intersection of Windsor Parkway and King's Row 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jun. 15, 2022. "We'll talk about the work the city completed in 2021 and what is left to accomplish, as well as the new landscape," Hamata says.

Prairie Walks: Meet on the following Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the neighborhood's parking lot at the intersection of Windsor Parkway and King's Row:
  • Jun. 14, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • Aug. 9, 2022
  • Sept.6, 2022