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CANCELED – 2016 Wilderness Rim Halloween Event


Due to safety concerns voiced by WRA Members and the WRA Board of Trustees, the previously announced activities for Halloween have been canceled. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of Event Committee in organizing this event and want to thank them for their dedication and creativity.

We hope you’ll all have a safe and fun Halloween!


The Wilderness Rim Board of Trustees

Special Meeting of Board of Trustees – October 4, 2016


The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at the Chalet. The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • Going over financials & audit
  • Water system management
  • Creating an operational “TO DO” list for Taxes, Billing Cycles, etc.
  • CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION – Staffing – Bookkeeper and Office Admin

The executive session will be initiated at the end of the meeting and will discuss terms hiring and terms of employment for the current WRA open positions. Any motions or actions that will be taken by the Board of Trustees will be made and recorded in meeting minutes in open session after the closed session ends.

First Meeting of the “New” Board of Trustees 2016


Last night was the first meeting of the latest incarnation of the WRA Board of Trustees. There a are a few new faces and a few faces that have left the ranks. First we’d like to thank Jason Lange and Jerry Cummings for all their efforts as Trustees. They made a significant impact and we appreciate their work very much. Jason has mentioned continuing to help as time allows with the Park Committee and we’ll likely see Jerry around too. Thank you gentlemen.

Next, please welcome our 3 new Trustees. Jessica Alexander, Erin Perry and Ruston Weaver. We’re eager to get to know them better, hear their ideas and experiences and work with them to make our community all the better.

Also, per our bylaws, last nights meeting included an election of officials. Heather Larson-Paul was elected President of the Board of Trustees, Thomas Grisso the Vice President and, Angelina Holverstott was elected Treasurer. Heather, Thomas and Angelina had been acting (elected) President, Vice President and Treasurer, respectively, for the past few months to get us through to the Annual Membership meeting held last Saturday (9/17). This allows them to continue the incredible progress made these past few months and start a 1 year term in office. The only change of officer that took place last night was in electing a new Secretary. Jim Besso will begin his 1 year term in that office. We’re very thankful to Cale Sweeney for his hard work as Secretary these past few months.

Lastly, the Board President appointed committee Chairpersons. The committee Chairpersons are as follows:

Budget and Finance: Angelina Holverstott

Firewise: Board Managed (Looking for a volunteer, please let us know if you’re interested in keeping our community safe from fire!)

Communications: Mark LaPerriere

Park: Robert Beeler

Neighborhood Safety: Jessica Besso

Water Utilities: Board Managed (Looking for a volunteer, please let us know if you’re interested in keeping our water flowing and clean!)

Special Events: Lauren Lange


That’s all folks. Look forward to seeing you at next months Board of Trustees Meeting on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm at the Chalet.

2016 Annual Membership Meeting Ballot Results


While this morning’s weather kept most folks in the warmth of their own homes, the turnout for the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting ballot was impressive – record breaking even. The Board of Trustees attribute this in part to the new online voting system. While the online voting didn’t go nearly as smoothly as we would have liked, it seems to be a step in the right direction and one we’ll likely look forward to in the future (baring a change of heart from the membership and with some significant improvements of course).

Without further delay, here are the results for the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting Ballot (total votes; online plus write-in).



Approve the 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes – Yes: 124, No: 19, Abstain: 0
Approve the 2016 Special Membership Meeting Minutes – Yes: 117, No: 25, Abstain: 0
Approve the 2016-2017 Budget – Yes: 108, No: 34, Abstain: 0


HOA Dues Assessment

Approve $16.00 per lot, per billing cycle for a total of $96 for the year: 38
Approve $13.33 per lot, per billing cycle for a total of $80 for the year: 152
Approve $15.00 per lot, per billing cycle for a total of $90 for the year: 41


Security Patrol Assessment

Approve $12 per lot, per billing cycle, for a total of $72 for ~750 annual hours of patrols: 47
Approve $10 per lot, per billing cycle, for a total of $60 for ~625 annual hours of patrols: 26
Approve $8 per lot, per billing cycle, for a total of $48 for ~500 annual hours of patrols: 58
No Security Patrols: 51


Board of Trustees

Jessica Alexander: 86
Thomas Grisso: 98
Kelly Koechel: 78
Cale Sweeney: 75
Heather Larson-Paul: 86
Ruston Weaver: 84
Jim Besso: 79
Angelina Holverstott: 76
Mark LaPerriere: 84
Robert Beeler: 68
Erin Perry: 84


ARC Committee

Subject to nominee acceptance of the appointment to fill the available 6 positions. If a nominee declines, the next nominee in line will be offered the position.

Doug Greathouse: 8
Jim Besso: 8
Thomas Grisso: 6
Angelina Holverstott: 5
Mark LaPerriere: 5
Fernando Platin, Jr.: 3
Jason Lange: 3
Kelly Koechel: 3
Ruston Weaver: 3
Steve McDonald: 3
Alan Bruckner: 2
Art Farash: 2
Heather Larson-Paul: 2
Jerry Cummings: 2
Jessica Alexander: 2
Jessica Besso: 2
Mia Buse-Stone: 2

2016 Annual Membership Meeting Agenda


Here is the agenda for the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting being held tomorrow, Saturday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00am.

Don’t forget to stick around for the hot dog roast afterward and meet your neighbors. Hope to see you there!



  • Call to Order – President -Heather
  • Flag Procession and Pledge of Allegiance lead by neighborhood Girl Scout Troop
  • Introduction of Current Board of Trustees and Officers
    • Heather Larson-Paul – President
    • Thomas Grisso – Vice President
    • Cale Sweeney – Secretary
    • Angelina Holverstott – Treasurer
    • Jason Lange
    • Jerry Cummings
    • Jim Besso
    • Kelly Koechel
    • Mark LaPerriere
    • Robert Beeler
  • Short Speech from President
  • Minutes of 2015 Annual Meeting – presented by Secretary Cale Sweeney
  • Introductions of the Board of Trustees’ Candidates – presented by Vice President Thomas Grisso
    • Angelina Holverstott
    • Cale Sweeney
    • Erin Perry
    • Heather Larson-Paul
    • Jessica Alexander
    • Jim Besso
    • Kelly Koechel
    • Mark LaPerriere
    • Robert Beeler
    • Ruston Weaver
    • Thomas Grisso
  • Introductions of the Architectural Review Committee Nominees – presented by Vice President Thomas Grisso
  • July 1, 2015 — June 30, 2016 Financial Statements – presented by Treasurer Angelina Holverstott
  • 2016-2017 Budget – presented by Treasurer Angelina Holverstott
  • Special Assessment for Security Patrol – presented by President Heather Larson-Paul
  • Guest Speaker – Mary Norton with Snoqualmie Valley CERT
  • Cast Ballots
  • Adjourn

Special Board of Trustees Meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees has been called for 8pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

The meeting has been called and includes a single agenda item to discussing ongoing legal issues related to a Wilderness Rim Member. The meeting will be conducted in executive session to protect the anonymity of the WRA Member. All motions will be made and voted on after the executive session ends and will be included in the meeting minutes which will be made available to all members.

Chalet Roof Work Underway


The long anticipated work on the Chalet roof will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The work should take approximately 2 weeks. There may be times when the office and or the meeting area of the Chalet are closed for safety. Those times should be fairly infrequent. Feel free to contact the Office by email or phone if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Wilderness Rim Association Board of Trustees
Phone: 425-888-0087
Email: office@wildernessrim.org

Do you love the Wilderness Rim park?

Hi Neighbors!
Do you love Wilderness Rim’s Cascade Park and Brewster Lake?  Then come join your neighbors to show our recreation areas some TLC on Saturday, August 27th starting at 9am.  Here’s the plan in brief:
  • Show up at 9am
  • Have fun
  • Clean up dead branches and re-purpose them for Mother Earth via a Chipper
  • Meet neighbors
  • Paint the park picnic tables at the shelter
  • Eat some food and talk to your neighbors

If you are able to make it, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly and keep you well fed and happy during the day. Please email park@wildernessrim.org to confirm you will be blessing us with your presence. If you are planning on joining us, it might be a good idea to bring some work gloves.

Also, if you can’t make that date but are still interested in helping out, you can! From now until park cleanup day, you can help by gathering dead branches on your own time and bringing them over to the waste bins by the WRA office. This will help us get a good head start on the clean up.
If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly (trustee3@wildernessrim.org) or the WRA Parks Committee (park@wildernessrim.org).
Looking forward to meeting you!
Jason Lange, Trustee 3
Wilderness Rim Board of Trustees