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The RMCA spent a good deal of time Restructuring from a HOA (501c3) to a Community Association (501c4). Our organization has new goals and a new focus. As always, we proudly work to build community through events and volunteer opportunities. We make our voices heard at City Council and Planning Commission meetings where we address policy issues that effect our neighborhoods.
New Mission Statement: To support the happiness index and the common good of the community through events, activities and information for the betterment of the RMCA community.
The RMCA developed a New Website (www.RMCAnews.org) to provide timely information on events and meetings and as a means for residents and members to communicate their concerns and interests. The website reflects our new focus as a Community Organization.
The RMCA has launched an Instagram feed: RMCAnews with posts on up-to-the-minute information on RMCA events, meetings and our neighborhood wildlife and nature observations.
Our Monthly Newsletter is sent out to RMCA members with detailed information regarding activities and in depth commentary on issues effecting our community and City of Rancho Mirage.
Our first Annual Yard Sale was held in February 2020 and was a great success.
We had 25 homes participate and will facilitate this again in 2022, as many neighbors enjoyed meeting each other during the event.
We provided the neighborhood with large containers to accept food donations for the 2021 FIND FOOD Bank Drive, the desert’s regional food bank. Many families in need were assisted by the neighborhood’s generosity.
The RMCA worked with “Save Rancho Mirage” and interested residents regarding the proposed drive-through In & Out Burger development. We questioned the controversial re-zoning and the intent to build in remarkably close proximity to our neighborhood homes. We continue to make information available regarding the ongoing lawsuits.
In March 2020 the RMCA facilitated a “Meet the Candidate Forum” at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rancho Mirage. New candidates as well as incumbents were invited to participate. The event was well attended and we are working on a followup event in October of 2021.
The RMCA has joined forces with Preservation Mirage and Modernism Week to make mid-century home tours available in Magnesia Falls Cove for the first time. Several examples of well preserved desert modern architecture from the 1940s through the 1960s will be available for Modernism Week ticket buyers in February 2022.
RMCA board representatives attend City Council Meetings when the agenda pertains to neighborhood development and policy issues. We organize communication efforts, testify, present information and make our opinions and concerns known to the City.
Porcupine Creek Resort has up until now been a private resort but currently plans to change to a commercial venture at the top of our neighborhood. As an ongoing issue, we have been notifying our community about City Council hearings, facilitating neighborhood discussions and established a committee to provide communication to and with Porcupine Creek representatives. The most concerning issue is the use of our residential streets for ingress and egress and the associated issues of increased traffic, increased noise and reduced safety for our pedestrians.
We do most of our donor/member communication via email. If you live in Magnesia Falls Cove or White Sun area, sign up here to receive our newsletters. You can find out about hikes, museum visits, walks in the park, birdwatching events and more. We will keep you up to date on local issues and items of interest. The RMCA is a Voluntary Community Association staffed by an all volunteer board. Please consider becoming a donating member.