The number of memberships in the Chipita Park Association average just a little over 100 individuals and families. We are a member-oriented organization, dedicated to the principle of friendly cooperation. In 1951 we switched from a home owner’s association to a Not-for-Profit organization, which means that donations, which are very welcome, and very important to continuing our operations, are not tax deductible.
Our out-of-town members hail from California, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, Texas and New Mexico. The only requirements for membership are a sincere interest in maintaining the spirit of this area, and equally important, a good attitude. A sense of humor is highly desirable. Members paid-up by April 1st will receive an annual Membership Directory in June which contains contact information on all members, and in which you may also advertise your business or enterprise for a small pittance.
All members are on our E-mailing list and receive regular notifications of many area activities from Colorado Springs and Manitou throughout Ute Pass up to Cripple Creek. Marcroft Hall is the center of the association activities. Members are encouraged to hold small meetings there free of charge. Large gatherings for reunions, receptions, school sleepovers, graduation parties or other celebrations are charged a rental fee, which supports maintenance of the hall. See RENTALS and call Scott Varley for more information.
Our ACTIVITIES consist primarily of the very popular POT LUCKs, which are held monthly from May through December, some of them celebrating special holidays or occasions. They provide opportunities for neighbors to get to know neighbors and share experiences, concerns, and jokes. Year 2020 will be the 17th Annual Arts & Craft Fair in November.
We have Ladies Bridge every week on Monday afternoon, and poker on Wednesday evenings during the summer months. Mixed Bridge, an informal group including couples and single players, meets Thursday evenings during the summer. A good time is had by all, win or lose.
Any time there are at least five persons interested, we start a new ACTIVITY. Each group appoints one or two coordinators among themselves.
Our members are a well traveled lot, and bring their experiences and pictures when an Arm Chair Travel group is formed.
Read the Membership Application and check those ACTIVITIES in which you would like to participate and mail it to us. If you have an idea for a new activity, add that to your membership form too! Memberships are renewed each year, still $30 for single person or $50 for a household (must live in one household). You will be warmly welcomed, and can be proud to display the exclusive Chipita Park Member sticker each year, wherever you may be!