Are you a LHENA member? There are so many reasons to join and no reason not to! The heart and soul of any organization is the enthusiasm and creativity of its active members. LHENA offers you the opportunity to make a positive difference in your immediate surroundings.
Dues - $50.00 per household per year - January through December. (Dues are not tax deductible.) All members receive a 6x9 yard sign and a membership directory. Please consider making a contribution for special projects. (All contributions are tax deductible.) You may write one check for both dues and special contributions. Yard signs remain the property of LHENA and will be collected if you choose not to renew your membership.
Lake Highlands Estates Neighborhood Association
Attn: LHENA Treasurer
P.O. Box 38052
Dallas , TX 75238-8052
Please note: Any amount over membership dues is tax deductible because LHENA is a 501 (c) (3) organization. PLEASE make an extra contribution when you join LHENA.
With your $50 yearly MEMBERSHIP DUES (not tax deductible), in 2012 we:
- LHENA's fall general meeting in October was a dinner meeting at the Tex-Mex Grill on Walnut Hill Lane (dinner is always an option). Our guest speaker was Sally Rodriquez from the Dallas Parks and Recreation. Sally gave a wonderful talk about the history of White Rock Lake. She has written a book titled (Images of American) White Rock Lake which gives the very complete history of the lake.
- Work is underway to finalize the plans for the LH Trail. A traffic study is underway and as soon as it is complete, Oncor will give the final approval and construction will begin, hopefully this summer or early fall. We look forward to this wonderful trail addition to our neighborhood.
Although a few road blocks have again slowed down the entrance sign project, we are still hopeful that a LHENA entrance sign will be built at the corner of Audelia and Walnut Hill. – Joan Walne, Special Projects
- LHENA observed Police and Fire Rescue Appreciation Day by providing lunch for Northeast Police Station and Fire & Rescue Stations #57 and #48.
We sent out Crime Watch Reports providing crime statistics and criminal activity in our area with encouragement to keep a watch out for ourselves and our neighbors. We sometimes contacted the crime victims to discover what really happened in order to make others aware of what was going on. We also tried to encourage members to call Oncor when the street lights were out so that the lights would be quickly replaced. The eyes and ears of our wonderful neighborhood continue to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. – David Hardt, Crime Watch
- LHENA maintained membership roster and provided yard signs for LHENA members.
- 2012 Membership Directory was printed & mailed. The 2013 Directory will be mailed mid April. Deadline to be included in Directory is March 31, 2013. – Kay Wheeler, Membership
- National Night Out was held October 2nd at Wallace Elementary. We had an enormous turn out of neighbors! Festivities included two bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painting, hot dogs (purchased from Pit Stop in Waxahachie) popcorn, a balloon artist, great music from our DJ and a choo-choo train. We also had visits from the Dallas Police, the Dallas Fire Department and the Boy Scouts. NNO will be held on October 1, 2013 at Wallace – mark your calendar! -- Lauri Griffith and Michele Zupa, Community Service
- The annual LHENA Easter Egg Hunt had record attendance and a great time was enjoyed by all. The Clown Bunnies and balloon animals entertained the children while the Easter Bunny hid the eggs. Thanks to everyone who attended and volunteered to make this event a success. – Kevin Caskey and Sarah Womack, Community Service
- Newsletters were printed and mailed to all LHENA members three times in 2012: spring, summer and fall. The Newsletter is full of interesting articles, important updates and lots of great photos from our LHENA events. – Colby Jones, Newsletter
LHENA’s web site, www.lhena.org, continued to be updated and improved and LHENA’s official Facebook page was launched, www.facebook.com/LHENA.org. As a courtesy service to LHENA neighborhood residents, lhena.org’s Lost and Found Pet page continued to reunite lost pets with their owners or find new homes for others. – Wendy Moore, Web Master
- LHENA sent numerous emails between newsletter publications to keep members informed about events happening in our community. -Jo Baggett and Kay Wheeler
- Our newest homeowners continue to be welcomed to the neighborhood with the delivery of LHENA “welcome” baskets to their front doors. Baskets are seasonal in theme and contain a welcome letter, an invitation to join LHENA, and coupons and information from our area retailers, restaurants, and service providers. – Tresa Hardt, Newcomers
- Each year LHENA allocates up to $500 to be disbursed to each of our three neighborhood schools.
- Lake Highlands Junior High -- $500 towards coffee making equipment and teacher lounge "make-over".
- Northlake Elementary -- $500 towards pop quiz clocks, science light-up moon clocks, art melting clock and library.
- Wallace Elementary -- $500 towards a math tutor to work with small groups of students 2 hours per day beginning in January in preparation for the STAAR test in April. -Carolyn Murray, School Liaison
- LHENA board continued to encourage every block within LHENA’s borders to collect “block contact information” (name, address, phone numbers, email, etc.) to organize individual blocks. The information should be distributed to each homeowner on the block and updated if someone moves. The contact information is helpful for neighborhood security, especially with neighbors emailing when they are out of town, have lost or found pets, garage door left open, crime, etc. Some of you may already have this system in place. If not, please think about being the first “block captain” to collect information and get the ball rolling. Your neighbors will appreciate you.
- LHENA board also encouraged turning on front porch lights at night to deter crime. Porch lights make our homes more inviting to family and friends and, at the same time, have the opposite effect on criminals.
- LHENA continued to encourage Block Parties.
We are proud of the commitment our organization has made to Lake Highlands and hope you will join in our continued effort to support our neighborhood. We look forward to hearing from you!
* Reminder: Use of the LHENA Membership Directory is to allow the members to have a quick, convenient way to communicate with other members by phone or email, but not to use for bulk-mailings of any size or mass emailing for non-LHENA business. LHENA's membership is annual, and therefore we receive a membership application each year. Should you prefer to not have your name included in the directory for any year, please do not check the box, "Yes, my name may be used in the LHENA directory." Thank you for your cooperation and continued support