The Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA) invites you to join us and help support our community.
Rossmoor was developed between 1955 and 1961 as the vision of Ross Cortese. For more than a half-century Rossmoor has been and continues to be a great place to live for residents of all ages. This Rossmoor ambiance did not just happen. It was Cortese’s vision: a community where families would live, shop, work, play, go to school, and retire. Rossmoor continues to follow in this vision through continued efforts of its residents who are willing to get involved in our community and to contribute their time and resources for the betterment of all.
The RHA, a part of Rossmoor since its inception, provides an opportunity for residents to contribute to the quality of life in the community. The RHA acts as the voice and advocate for all matters important to Rossmoor residents. In providing these functions, the RHA works with the organizations governing and providing services to Rossmoor. These organizations include the Rossmoor Community Services District, various County departments providing services to Rossmoor, and the County Supervisor for the 2nd District.
The RHA functions through a number of committees including:
- Community Standards
- Trees and Parks
- Neighborhood Watch
- Emergency Preparedness
- Neighborhood Watch
The RHA also sponsors and organizes events intended to develop community spirit including the
- Annual Rossmoor Community Festival
- Christmas/Holiday Lighting Contest
- Fiction-Writing Contest
- High School Scholarship program
- Periodic town hall meetings on topics of interest to Rossmoor residents
A strong RHA is needed to preserve our community.
The Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA) is a non-profit, voluntary homeowners association, dedicated to providing civic service to the Rossmoor community, its homeowners and residents. The Association’s objectives include but are not limited to the following:
- Represent homeowners and residents in protection of property interests
- Maintain community values through unified action
- Organize and manage community projects and events not provided by governing agencies
- Maintain an active organization to speak with one voice to any local, municipal, county or state legislative body whose actions can affect the rights of homeowners, residents and the community
- Maintain a non-sectarian and non-partisan approach toward the formulation of policies and resolution of problems
- Attend meetings of Boards, committees, local governmental bodies and other organizations in order that association members may be informed of actions of those bodies
- Communicate with and elicit input from the community by monthly board meetings, general membership meetings, town hall meetings, surveys, newsletters and other appropriate methods.
RHA activities are funded entirely by member dues and funds collected from RHA-sponsored events. Of course, as an all-volunteer organization, the RHA relies on Rossmoor residents to help staff its events and activities.
We know you’re busy – we all are.
To help you out, we have created a list of ways you can get involved with your neighborhood at the time commitment level you are able to handle. Many of these items take NO TIME at all, some are one time commitments, and others will take a few hours each month. Take care of the no real time commitment items first, then you can decide how much keeping your neighborhood safety and atmosphere in place is worth to you.
Get Involved: No Real Time Commitment
We suggest if you do nothing else, if you haven’t already, do these three things that take almost no time at all:
- Find out who your Neighborhood Watch Block Captain is and give them your contact information. This is a vital link in keeping our neighborhood safe and peaceful. There’s nothing to “do” other than staying alert and reporting any suspicious activities to the Sheriff’s Department.
- Sign up for the RHA eNews here. This periodic email newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the activities and events that are important to Rossmoor’s residents including freeway construction, emergency preparedness, policies and legislation specifically effecting Rossmoor, and town hall meetings that help keep us all informed.
- Join the RHA. The RHA, its events and services are mostly funded through membership. Your annual dues helps us keep our programs in place and our wonderful neighborhood a safe and fun place to live. You can get the details here.
Get Involved: A One Time Commitment
The RHA holds annual events like the Rossmoor Community Festival, the High School Scholarship Contest, the Christmas Lights Contest, and the Fiction Writing Contest. These are all opportunities to get involved with your community with just a day of event type commitment or an hour or two a couple of time during the “season.” Let us know your interest by contacting us here, or you can contact a board member who is part of the team.
Get Involved: A few hours each month
The RHA has a few standing committees that meet as needed to complete their assigned tasks. The committees include Community Standards, Pet Management, and Traffic. The time commitment will vary from month to month and can take as little as no time and as much as a few hours each month. Generally, the committee members are interested in the topic and would likely follow the activity even if they were not part of it.
The RHA Emergency Preparedness Team meets most months to learn more about the local agency (CERT, County, State, FEMA, etc.) emergency preparedness plans for Rossmoor and to learn the skills to help their family and neighbors in an emergency situation. This team generally invests 3-4 hours each month including the monthly meeting. Knowing more about how to keep your family safe in an emergency is priceless. No need to commit to anything to attend a meeting. If you decide you want to help Rossmoor residents become more prepared, you can join the EmPrep Team anytime.
The Rossmoor Community Festival is our annual spring event held the first Sunday in May at Rush Park. The committee that organizes and coordinates the event typically begins their monthly meetings in October. The early work involves booking the entertainment along with coordinating sponsors and vendors for the event. As the Festival approaches more volunteers are needed to facilitate the day of event activities. Your time commitments for the Festival will vary and can be match to your schedule. Please contact the Festival Chair to get more information.