MHC 2022 Dates & January Update

Dear MHC Residents,

Happy 2022! I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! It was so nice to end the year with our Christmas Dinner again with great interactions, delicious food, carol singing, and gifts from generous businesses. Here’s what’s happening in our community this coming year.

Dates for 2022
Looking ahead in 2022, we have four events for everyone to get together and build a strong community.

  • March 29, Tuesday, 7:00pm, Spring Meeting
  • August 13, Saturday, 12:30pm, Fun Day (at Ponderosa Pools & Recreation Field).
  • October 18, Tuesday, 7:00pm, Fall Meeting
  • December 6, Tuesday, 6:00pm, Christmas Dinner

Fun Day at the Ponderosa Pools
This summer, we’ll meet at Ponderosa for a time to swim and play on the field. There will be no food provided, but you can bring your own and have a picnic on the Rec Field or patio. (Pool access will cost $2 per person to help pay for the lifeguards, but if you don’t want to use the pool, the field and patio areas are free. Tickets will be available at the MHA office and online after the Spring Meeting in March.)

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)
Regarding our CERT mapping program to prepare for disasters, we are now in Phase 2. We are looking for neighborhood “Hosts” to help with disseminating information and gathering those who live in their area to discuss what to do during a disaster. More information can be found on our website at If you would like to help by being a “Host” in your area, or if you know of someone to suggest, email Laurie Shipley at [email protected]. Phase 1 is collecting names and emails of everyone living in Mount Hermon for a private list to notify Sheriff and Fire professionals during a disaster (this is separate from our general email list). If you haven’t given your name, location and email yet, please fill out the form by clicking

Fire Preparedness
Although we did not have enough people interested to formally become a FireWise Community right now, it is essential to be prepared for a fire disaster, aware of what you can do to make your home safe and protect your neighbors as well. Go to our website for more information at You can also email Adam Hensleigh for more info – [email protected].

Being a Good Neighbor
Living in a community as diverse as ours, it’s important to be patient and kind as we interact with each other (Go to for a list of 10 Qualities of a Good Neighbor). Two specific issues to keep in mind are:

  • Not speeding – Slow down! More things are happening on our streets than driving, like children playing and people walking. Be conscious of others.
  • Observing the leash law for dogs. All dogs must be on a leash or fenced on your property. There have been two incidents recently where dogs off-leash have attacked dogs on-leash. Just because Mount Hermon is private property, it is still under State and County laws. The leash law is a Santa Cruz County law as well as a MHA rule.

Suggestions for the Offices of President and Secretary
The Nominating Committee will be taking suggestions after our Spring Meeting in March for the offices of MHC President and Secretary to be voted on at the Fall Meeting in October. More information can be found on our website at under Election of Officers. Tim Galleher is the Chair of the Nominating Committee and can be reached at [email protected].

Gil’s Memorial Service
Gil Gunn passed away at age 102. He was such a positive influence here at Mount Hermon and we are going to miss him terribly. A memorial service for will be held for him at Trinity Bible Church tomorrow, Monday, January 31st, at 11:00am in the main sanctuary. Please, pass this information around to any and all who know and love the Gunns, so they can attend if they would like.

If you have any questions about the community, you can send an email to [email protected] and one of the MHC Officers will get back to you. Let your neighbors know they can receive this email by being on our general email list, sending their email to [email protected]. Have a great weekend!


Reggie Coates
MHC President

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