FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

ARE CRA ACTIVITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Many are. Some, such as our annual me
mbers meeting, summer outdoor barbeque, CRA Dines Out! restaurant dinners, and annual holiday party, are limited to members and their invited guests.

HOW OFTEN DO MEMBERS MEET AND SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER MEMBERS?
The activities mentioned above all offer opportunities to meet other members, and our bimonthly meetings on timely topics also include time to socialize with some wine.

DOES THE CRA ENDORSE POLITICAL CANDIDATES OR SPONSOR CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE?
Sometimes. The CRA can, and has, endorsed or sponsored candidates for public office, and taken positions on ballot measures, when the CRA Board of Directors chooses to do so.

IS THE CRA ASSOCIATED WITH AN ORGANIZED POLITICAL PARTY?
No. The association is non-partisan.

HOW IS THE CRA ITSELF GOVERNED?
The organization is led by a 15-member board of directors elected by the members. The board, in turn, is led by four elected officers: president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Board members serve three-year terms.

HOW DO MEMBERS KEEP UP WITH CRA ACTIVITIES AND LOCAL ISSUES?

  • Our Village Engagement System website: www.carmelresidents.org
  • Our bimonthly newsletter, The Voice, available in print and online
  • Timely Email e-blasts to our members
  • Announcements and conversations at our events

HOW DO PEOPLE GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CRA?
Please see our Contact page on this website.