As a member-driven organization, we rely on member-volunteers to help with certain tasks and projects so that we can keep our expenses down and dues low. “Kingsley Cares” is a quick way of saying, “We care about our club and amenities!” At least once, if not more times a year, the Kingsley Board identifies tasks or projects that are general up-keep in nature and can easily be done by member volunteers (including children!). The Board pays for the materials, and all they ask for in return are many helping hands. With a good volunteer turnout, the workload is very manageable—and FUN!
Help make our Kingsley Club beautiful by signing up for one or more of the projects listed below!
Kingsley Cares Day on February 27 from 10 am to 1 pm –Sign-ups for February 27 are organized by areas: grounds, clubhouse, pool, and tennis. You may sign up for an area or for a specific task within that area. Stay for an hour, two hours or three–whatever you can give. For those of you whose children need service hours, we are happy to sign off on the tasks completed by your child. Bottled water will be provided. Rain date is February 28.
Kingsley Cares Projects that can be done at your convenience between now and May 1. A description and visual of each project are at the end of this page. Please keep in mind that with any of the projects, but in particular landscaping, planting and painting projects, we are open to your creativity!
Grounds – SignUp Genius Link
Bring: gloves, shovel, wheelbarrow, rake
|Pinestraw in all beds|
|Spread wood chips in playground area and near the front gate by the pool. Use up wood chips first, then pinestraw|
|Dig drainage ditch between tennis courts and woods, lay gravel|
|Remove/replant bushes next to AC unit and spread gravel|
|Remove English Ivy from trees and bushes on pathway to tennis courts|
Clubhouse Area – SignUp Genius Link
Bring window cleaner, paper towels, towels
|Install new hot water heater working with Greg McCahan|
|Wash outside windows|
|Install diaper changing system in women’s restroom|
|Change light bulbs on ceiling|
Pool Area – SignUp Genius Link
|Paint 5 poles holding up shades|
|Put plastic over pool chairs|
|Repair diving block anchors|
Tennis Area – SignUp Genius Link
Bring hammer, nails, crowbar
|Re-grommet wind screens|
|Pressure wash court 4 pavilion|
|Pressure wash sidewalk along courts 1-3|
|Replace broken planks on court 4 pavilion|
|Fix broken roller|
|Sand and paint light poles (from bottom to approx. half way up)|
|Install automated timers on pavilion fans|
Each one of these Kingsley Cares Day Projects are stand-alone projects that can be done at your convenience between now and May 1. Below is a list of each project, along with a brief description and a visual. A project may be done by one person or more, and you may put together a team or teams if you like. Especially with the landscaping, planting and painting projects, we are open to your creativity.
If you’re interested in one of the projects, please send your ideas/plans/materials needed to Kristin Simons and Chris Delaney. The club will reimburse you for materials so long as your plan is approved in advance of purchase and receipts are provided.
|Build gaga pit||
A gaga pit is, basically, a fenced-in area for dodgeball. This gives the kids another activity to do during adult swim, etc. Exact location TBD, but near the playground. This might also be a service project for a Boy or Girl Scout. Here is a link to how to build a gaga pit, but you can use another method.
|Landscape entrance island 1||Keeping the tree as is, re-landscape the entrance island and maintain for one year. Submit ideas along with plants/materials needed first in order to be reimbursed.|
|Landscape entrance island 2||Keeping the crepe myrtles as is, re-landscape the entrance island and maintain for one year. Submit ideas along with plants/materials needed first in order to be reimbursed.|
|Path to tennis shed||While we are open to new suggestions, a previous suggestion has been to place a series of precast concrete pavers (16″ x 16″) and set apart by gravel or crushed stone. The path would be hemmed in by a rubber edging. See sketch|
|Picnic table painting (3)||Kingsley has three picnic tables. The idea is to make this part of Dunwoody’s “picnic table project.” To participate, we need to send in a proposed design that is somewhat artistic and not just promotional. Pick one, two or all three picnic tables.|
|Build/install metal railing at swim/tennis pavilion||We need a metal railing going from the main pavilion down the stairs to the sidewalk next to court 1.|
|Plant flowers in flower pots (3)||Plant seasonal flowers or plants and maintain for one year.|
|Sand and re-stain clubhouse front door||Over the years, the front door has gotten pretty weather-beaten. We need someone with some experience to sand and re- stain.|
|Repair/repaint outdoor bar||The outdoor bar is weather-beaten and needs some TLC.|