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IMPORTANT NOTICES

November 17, 2020

To our trusted members, business partners, instructors, and participants:

I hope that this message finds you and your families safe during these crazy times. I can truly say we miss having you at our facility. We have some sad news, during our closure the Community Center has had to deplete its savings. In all truth, we may not be able to return without some significant support from the Community. As most of you know, L.A. County continues to be in the most restrictive category for reopening and with numbers surging, places like ours are on the last list to reopen. When facilities have been reopened in other parts of the state and country, they look very different. Smaller numbers, limited use and hours, no group gatherings, limited staffing, increased maintenance and supplies are just some of the major changes we will be facing. As a large facility and one that is almost 21 years old, there continues to be capital improvement items that need to be addressed and we need a strong funding base to be able to offset costs if we are able to reopen.

As you may know Giving Tuesday is coming up on December 1, 2020 this year. Our non-profit arm has set up a donation button on our website if you are interested in “Supporting the Center” during these tumultuous times. The Community Center Alliance would like to remind everyone that there is no limit on charitable giving during 2020. Please note that donations to the cause unfortunately cannot guarantee that we will be able to reopen. The CCA encourages you to give if you are able to and want to support the center. Please click here for the donation button.

In closing, this is a time of year is for being thankful and I want to thank you all for your patronage, your friendships, your smiles, the community and its strong spirit, the league and class participants, and our members for allowing the Community Center to be a large part of your lives for the past twenty years. It has been the Community Center’s honor and pleasure to serve you and I do hope that we will be able to do so again in the future.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

Sincerely,

Brianne Anderson

Executive Director, AHCCC

Community Connections

During the temporary closure of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the JPA Board of Directors, with the two cities and Center staff is currently working on a new business plan and restructure of the Center. The Board is seeking public input and feedback regarding the Center and its purpose in 2021 and beyond. Please send your comments and ideas to Executive Director Brianne Anderson at brianne@ahccc.org. The non-profit arm, the Community Center Alliance is looking for new members to revitalize and work on fundraising strategies for the Community Center moving forward. If you are interested in becoming a part of this new chapter or are interested in making a financial contribution to support the Center, please reach out to the Executive Director at brianne@ahccc.org and she can connect you with  the CCA. The Board looks forward to serving the community again and hearing from its members, residents, and site visitors. We still have some refund checks that have not been cashed, we kindly ask that you cash them at your earliest convenience.

CONNECTING VIRTUALLY WITH YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTORS AND PROGRAMS

Though our doors are closed right now, there are still many virtual programs (some are free and some are fee based). We reached out to our vendors to help connect you with them so that you can still have some of the amazing services that they offer.

Please reach out to the contact information provided to connect with some of your favorite instructors. Please note that both the City of Agoura Hills and the City of Calabasas are also offering virtual programming for a fee during this time. Please click on either city name to view and register for with their virtual programming.

Zini Joshi with  BollyX: zinisjoshi@yahoo.com You can also follow her on Instagram for updates on online classes: @zinijoshi or connect with Facebook at "Zini Joshi" She is currently offering free BollyX classes. 

 
Ann Monahan youtheatre@aol.com 818 421 5159 is teaching Zoom classes- contact her to find out where and when. 
 
Missy Andrews: Gregmissy@aol.com
 
Shelby Ladnier: Free online yoga classes on Thursday/Sunday 8am pst., for free. Click here for the link
 
Trissa trissa@netzero.com. She is doing senior fitness and pilates through ZOOM right now. 

Chandra Gero: chandragero@gmail.com offering online yoga.

Patrice Jones: Offering online classes through ZOOM. Pvjharris1@gmail.com 818-404-9142

Gaylene Cascione: Adult Dance Zoom... please click here.

MAY 22, 2020

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center To Temporarily Close with an Anticipated Re-Opening in January 2021  

The Board of Directors of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority met on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm to discuss the financial status of the Community Center and the potential for an extended temporary closure. After reviewing the Center’s major losses during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the liabilities that the Center will be responsible for in the next six months, the Board made the terribly hard decision to temporarily shut down operations as of June 1, 2020, with an anticipated re-opening in January 2021. Regularly scheduled programs will not be held during the temporary closure; however, the Center is working on alternate solutions for all programs and will keep the participants and the public updated as these decisions are made. The JPA Board of Directors wants to make sure that the community is aware that this measure was not taken lightly and was approved with the hope of seeing the Center fully operational in the future. It has been a wonderful asset to the community over the past 20 years, and the Board is fighting to make sure that it will continue to be so despite the financial hardships it has undergone.

During the time that the Center doors are closed, the JPA Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and the two cities will work together to revitalize the Center with a plan that is sustainable and best serves the communities’ current and future needs. The JPA Board of Directors and staff want the community to be involved in this process and are looking for the community to share ideas, programs, and needs with the Board to help them make sure that the Center can remain a vital piece of the community. Please reach out to Brianne Anderson, Executive Director at brianne@ahccc.org to share comments regarding the Center in 2021 and beyond. Please make sure to follow our website and social media for meeting updates and additional opportunities to get involved in the process.

Refunds continue to be issued for any pending events, programs, memberships, camps, and security deposits. Memberships will continue to be placed on hold during this time and no charges will be made for anyone in our system.

For specific questions you may have regarding the temporary closure or if you would like to support the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center during this time, please reach out to the Executive Director at brianne@ahccc.org. Community members may also visit the Center’s website at www.ahccc.org for meeting and status updates.

COVID-19 Resources for the Community 

L.A. County Health has shared some valuable information regarding the most up to date information:

Beware of scams, false news and hoaxes surrounding novel coronavirus. Accurate information, including announcements of new cases in LA County, will always be distributed by Public Health through press releases, social media, and our website.

The website has more information on COVID-19 including FAQs, infographics and a guide to coping with stress, as well as tips on handwashing.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County) http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

Social media: @lapublichealth

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Center 24/7 Helpline (800) 854- 7771.

Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

City of Agoura Hills Information

City of Calabasas Information

 

 

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Tips for "Staying At Home"

How to prepare your home for COVID-19

The AHCCC will be posting links to activities and tips on staying healthy both physically and mentally during this time; activities to do at home with and without children; tips from the business community; how to assist your neighbors from afar; and more. You may also follow us on our social media for some chances to socially interact without putting anyone at risk. As we have been doing these since 3/24/2020 and our tips are getting long, we have reactivated our blog so that you may view each day or previous days by visiting our blog on the link above.