VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FOR BRIARWOOD
Are you infuriated with drivers speeding in the neighborhood?
Are you tired of overgrown, unkempt yards?
Do you want to assist in creating a Membership Drive Campaign to help fund beautification projects or implement traffic calming devices around the neighborhood?
Would you be interested in doing a neighborhood litter pickup, help a neighbor in need to spruce up their yard or clean out their garage?
Do you want to coordinate a walking group or a community clothing drive?
Do you have an overall interest in your homes resale value?
If you feel compelled to help our neighborhood move forward in a positive direction, please consider volunteering. Volunteering can be as little or as much as you are willing to commit. Below is a short list of ways that you can become involved, but if you have an idea for a volunteer opportunity, please message BNA!
County Council Beautification Committee - Marilyn Summers
The Neighborhood needs a committee made up of residents who are passionate about a very important issue. The number one concern of homeowners is overgrown yards and cars or trailers parked in front yards. Both distract greatly from the beauty of our neighborhood and they also bring property values down. The houses that fail to sell quickly are usually across from one of these unkempt yards. If you are bothered by these issues and would like to make change happen, you are invited to be a part of this new committee. The power of change comes in numbers, we would like to ensure our County Officials know the importance of these changes in older neighborhoods that operate without a ruling HOA. Time commitment is not expected to exceed a few hours a month.
Refuse Control Committee - Sandy Van Hout
This committee works as a team to attempt to encourage neighbors to clean up their overgrown yards and surroundings or ask if they perhaps need some assistance in doing so. This committee makes calls to the Ombudsmans' office if needed to report county ordinance issues for Code Enforcement Officers to follow-up. Time commitment is not approximately 3-4 hours per month.
Holiday Decoration Committee - Patty Daso
The holiday decorations at the neighborhood entrance signs and street signs are decorated for major holidays (4th of July & Christmas). This position is responsible for set up and removal of holiday appropriate decor. BNA has an inventory of current decor but are open to ideas to expand the decor. Time commitment is not expected to exceed a few hours per holiday.
Yard of the Month Committee - Mary Stover & Barbara Frierson
At the end of each month, a new Briarwood Neighborhood Association members home is selected to receive the recognition for their excellence in yard maintanance and beautification. On the first of each month, the committee's chosen winner has a yard sign placed on display and the homeowner is given a gift certificate as a token of appreciation for improving the overall beautification of the neighborhood. Time commitment is not expected to exceed 3 hours per month.
National Night Out Committee - Dik & Patty Daso
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. BNA has participated in NNO for many years. The event is held on the 1st Tuesday of August each year. BNA sponsors NNO with a social event open to BNA Members only with food and drinks provided. NNO Committee is responsible for decor design and set up, food planning, obtaining door prizes for the raffle, and other non-specifics relating to planning the event. Time commitment will be up to several hours during the month of July and the days of August leading up NNO. Volunteers are needed for the day of the event as well.
Welcome Committee - Linda Stearns
The BNA Welcome Committee makes a great effort to greet all new neighbors and make them feel welcome in Briarwood. New neighbors are given a packet of information including a Welcome to Briarwood letter, trash/recycle schedule, BNA Information Booklet, JCC Information Sheet and other valuable information pertaining to living in Briarwood and Columbia. Time commitment varies depending on number of new residents but should not exceed 1-2 hours per month.
Condolence Committee - AVAILABLE
This committee is typically just one person who writes a sympathy and condolences card acknowledging the loss of a loved one within the Briarwood Community. We ask all Briarwood residents to notify us of a loss within the neighborhood so that we may officially respond. Time commitment is not expected to exceed 1-2 hours per month.
Block Captain - Frank Norville
Block Captains are responsible for handing out the Quarterly Newspaper (February, May, August & November) as well as one or two other fliers per year. Block Captains DO NOT have to deliver on their own block. Also looking for volunteers to fill in on blocks if the established Block Captain is unable to deliver due for any reason. Time commitment may vary depending on the size of the block, but should not exceed 3 hours per quarter.
Board of Directors
Briarwood Neighborhood Association Board of Directors is comprised of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Correspondence Secretary. Current position available is Correspondence Secretary, but if you are interested in ANY of these positions, please fill out an inquiry form below. Time commitment varies depending on each role, but 5-20+ hours per month is common.