The annual meeting for Rockwood Homes Association, normally held in January, is cancelled for this year due to Covid-19 restrictions that only allow gatherings of up to 25. Information traditionally provided at the meeting – the annual budget, updates on facilities and grounds, pool manager introductions and program updates – is available, along with addressing any other concerns you may have, through contacting a board member. Here is an overview.
The only vote members take at the annual RHA meeting is to elect officers. The current board is:
President – Larry Duntz
Vice President – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Secretary – Jeanne Mendoza
Communications – vacant
At Large – Daryl Awe
At Large – Madella Harrison
At Large – Lee Wadsworth
At this time, board members who are currently serving will continue to serve for 2021. Open positions on the board can be and, really must be, filled immediately in order to maintain a strong and active board.
The board would like to thank Shelley Packard and Bert Denny for their service to Rockwood over the past several years.
The board met in December to review and approve the 2021 budget for Rockwood and the Recreational Facility. No adjustments in homeowner dues or pool membership fees were made.
Homeowners should soon receive in the mail their annual dues notice, as well as the most current newsletter. Please contact HOA Management if you do not receive.
Joe Hutchinson and Hattie Black are co-managers for the Recreational Facility for 2021. Their experience and enthusiasm for managing the RRF, including swim team and lessons, are invaluable. We look forward to another great summer at the Rockwood RRF!
The Wichita Police Department assigns a community policing officer to the Rockwood area who provides monthly reports to the board on activities and security concerns in the Rockwood area. Officer Alli Larison has been assisting Rockwood.
It has been a challenging year, but Rockwood continues in sound condition. We look forward to a great 2021!
Please consider adding your voice and efforts to guiding Rockwood throughout the year – this is where you live, your kids play, and your dues fund maintenance and programs/activities in Rockwood.
It's not hard, it doesn't take a lot of time and HOA Management staff takes care of the day-to-day, letting board members focus on policies, activities and direction of Rockwood.
Board involvement provides you an opportunity to have an impact on your neighborhood, as well as get acquainted with your neighbors. HOA Management staff takes care and reports to the board on the day-to-day financial and covenant compliance matters.
There are several open positions, including treasurer and communications & activities, that need to be filled immediately:
Treasurer responsibilities including reviewing information from HOA Management, i.e., monthly and annual balance sheet data for both the Association and the RRF, invoices, payroll, dues. (HOA Management handles all the necessary payments, mailings, etc.) Organizational budgeting/financial experience is a plus, but not a requirement - just a willingness to become familiar with and help oversee the business side of Rockwood.
Communication & Activities is monitoring the Rockwood email account, assisting with periodic newsletters/mailing to homeowners, as well as organizing the various social events throughout the year.
Vice President provides backup for the president and assists other board members where needed to accomplish the goals/activities of the board.
Board members work together to accomplish the necessary goals/events so that every board member has support and assistance throughout the year.
If you don’t want to serve on the board – you just want to help on a project –- whether it's perking up the entry ways, improving play areas in the park or planning a specific social event – contact any board member or come to a meeting to get started.
The Rockwood Board of Directors welcomes your involvement in helping keep Rockwood a great place to live. Please attend a meeting or contact a board member if you would like to get involved with your neighborhood.
To receive the most up-to-date information on Rock
wood events and community policing/safety concerns provide your email address (link below). Email addresses are NOT shared with outside parties. OR...Attend a monthly Board Meeting, 3rd Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m.
The Board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the RRF patio room, 7:00 p.m. All homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend. Social distancing rules apply.
Rockwood Park is a great place to get the family together, let the kids run loose, play ball, picnic, let the dog off the leash for a bit. We're working on a plan to make it better!
Several projects are complete. The trees were given a much needed trim this summer. There is new mulch around the playground area. The picnic table was sanded and painted. A new picnic table was recently purchased and placed over on the east side of the park. A small garden area was also placed on the east side and planted for fall and early spring color (and a place to sit for a bit). New bushes were planted along the southeast fence for additional screening and color.
Monies have been budgeted for park improvements in 2021. In the works now are the purchase of new benches and new pickleball equipment. Have ideas? Want to help? If you have ideas to help improve the park - how it looks, plantings, seating, group activities, perhaps an expanded pickleball court, now is a great time to pass those ideas along to a board member.
The past several years the Board has worked diligently to budget and plan for updating and maintaining Rockwood investments. This year the board was able to see the completion or significant progress on multiple projects which will help protect Rockwood's investment for many years to come.
· The entire perimeter wall was repaired, power washed and painted with a lighter color, high quality acrylic paint
· Trees and bushes were trimmed back to aid in having a clean surface to paint
Rockwood Entrances (in the works)
· Updating landscaping
· Adding solar lighting
Have ideas? Want to help? Now is a great time to pass those ideas along to a board member.
Whether you are a long-time homeowner, or just moving into the area, here you can get acquainted with the community, check out what's going on in the neighborhood and the perks of our recreational facility/pool.
With over 300 homeowner members, we are a covenant community, with a board or directors, managed with the assistance of a local management company, HOA Management Services.
We look forward to visiting with you at a Rockwood event or at the pool!
To receive the most up-to-date information on Rockwood events and community policing/safety concerns provide your email address
(link below). Email addresses are NOT shared with outside parties.
The annual meeting traditionally held in January gives you an opportunity to meet with the board and HOA Management staff, discuss and approve the annual budget and review goals for the net year. Look for date and time posted in January.
Check out the Rockwood Newsletter for some great tips to help increase your safety & security.
IMPORTANT: The dumpster in the Recreational Facility parking lot is available for your use if space is available in the dumpster. PLEASE, if you take items to the dumpster, and it is full, DO NOT place items on top of or on the ground around the dumpster. The dumpster is emptied three times per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; please just wait until it has been emptied. Please, ask your contractors to dispose of refuse properly, NOT in the RRF dumpster. Your neighbors, not trash service personnel, are the ones cleaning up the area.
Please email the Association in order to receive email alerts, notice of neighborhood activities and newsletters. Your email is never shared.
Please check out our Welcome Letter to get a quick overview on your new neighborhood!
Trash Service - Waste Connections provides a greatly discounted rate for Rockwood homeowners, much lower than the standard residential rates, making it the preferred trash hauler for our neighborhood. Waste Connections provides the option of using a 95 or 65 gallon cart, as well as recycling as an optional service also offered at a discount. Call 316.838.4920 to set up residential service and be sure to mention you are a homeowner in the Rockwood community.
Tree Trimming - City of Wichita Deforestation Department (for trees along the street which are owned by the City) - 316.268.4361 or use the WichitaReport app.
Wichita Animal Control - 316.350.3360
Recycling - Household Hazardous Waste Department - Sedgwick County - 801 Stilwell, Wichita, 316.660.7464
Williams Ace Hardware (batteries) - 6230 E. Central, 316.684.5145