The Annual Meeting of the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association was held in the newly refurbished Joe Bridges Clubhouse. This meeting is a time to inform canyon neighbors about GOCHA's ongoing activities as well as hold the annual election of officers. Mike Hoppert, Carol Kemp, Larry Meyer, Mitchell Rubinstein and Renay Wallace were re-elected to the Board. A Community Recognition Award was presented to Bonnie and Frank Tortorelli in recognition of their years of service to GOCHA and to Canyon residents since their relocation to their Hollister Terrace residence in 1965.
The evening's keynote speaker, Dave Ahern, Capitol Projects Manager for the City of Glendale's Park and Recreation Department, addressed the topic of recent improvements to Glenoaks Park. Originally the improvements to the clubhouse were to only involve an upgrade to the restrooms to make them accessible to the handicapped. A number of significant structural challenges were encountered which resulted in an almost complete renovation of the clubhouse. Mr. Ahern's involvement in this project enabled him to describe these upgrades in detail. He also discussed the new playground equipment as well as what happened to the Caretaker's House and why.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 and was followed by refreshments.