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Why the Organization Was Founded
DMCO is now designated by the IRS to be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization all the way back to when we started!
This means that if you have given a donation to DMCO since its creation in March 2012, you may be entitled to a donation receipt to use when you file your tax return.
If you believe that you are entitled to a tax deductible donation receipt, call Sandi Specht, our treasurer, at 719-942-4430.
DMCO First Saturday Trade Days
The Deer Mountain Community Organization will be hosting First Saturday Trade Days, a community market event, at 2995 Copper Gulch Road (CR 27A next to the store) starting at 8 A.M.
Vendor booth space is FREE.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, and other concession foods will be sold.
For more information, call Linda at 942-4748.
Summer General Meeting time: 9:00 A.M.
Same meeting day: Third Saturday of Every Month
Mission and Purpose
The Deer Mountain Community Organization is a nonprofit organization of residents of Fremont County, Colorado, and surrounding areas united for the purpose of securing whatever benefits the membership may choose, such as instituting programs and activities of interest, collective bargaining, food co-op projects, promoting local businesses, conducting senior programs, providing meaningful volunteer opportunities, securing and maintaining a community center, and generally working together to reach advantageous goals for the community.
Chairman Darlene Mills
Treasurer Sandi Specht
Secretary Linda Shcuff
SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS:
May 2014 -- Rodeo Concession Stands Fundraiser
DMCO Members Ran the Rodeo Concession Stands
to Raise Money to Build a Community Center
in the Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch area of
Bringing in the Colorado Flag
Ordering Great Food from DMCO
DMCO Volunteers Preparing the Orders
Checking Orders, Counting Change, Delivering the Goods
Checking Orders, Counting Change, Serving the Food
Thanks Everyone, Let's Do This Again Next Year!
March 2014 -- Spaghetti Dinner for a Good Cause!
On Friday, March 21st, the Deer Mountain Community Organization put on a spaghetti dinner to raise funds to build a community center. The dinner, served at the Vineyard Church in Cañon Cityon Raynolds Ave, included spaghetti with DMCO’s special home-made meat sauce, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.
The turnout was good, as was the food and the music!
The Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch area is in need of a community center where neighbors can meet and hold events. The location of the building will be on DMCO’s property at 2995 County Rd. 27A (Copper Gulch Rd.).
November 2013 -- Thanksgiving/Christmas Food Baskets
The DMCO members blessed several area families who are going through hard times with Thanksgiving/Christmas Baskets to help them have a thankful Thanksgiving dinner and a very merry Christmas in 2013.
We are beginning to take advantage of the Bountiful Basket Food Co-op Program and are discussing ways to share some of the produce from those baskets with struggling area families.
If you want to be involved in this community outreach project, please attend the next general meeting always held on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2995 Copper Gulch Road (immediately north of the restaurant).
Spring and Summer 2013 -- Community Markets
The markets are over for the season and we had a good time.
Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, shopped, sold, painted, cooked, cleaned, kept the books, did the permit work, etc.
Together we made it very enjoyable!
Minutes of the Meetings
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2015 Minutes of Meetings
January 17, 2015
February 21, 2015-unapproved
2014 Minutes of Meetings
January 18, 2014
February 15, 2014
March 15, 2014
April 19, 2014
May 17, 2014
June 21, 2014
July 19, 2014-unapproved
October 18, 2014
2013 Minutes of Meetings
January 19, 2013
February 16, 2013
March 16, 2013
April 20, 2013
May 18, 2013
June 15, 2013
July 20, 2013
August 17, 2013-unapproved
September 21, 2013-unapproved
October 19, 2013-unapproved
2012 Minutes of Meetings
February 11, 2012
February 17, 2012
March 17, 2012
April 21, 2012
May 19, 2012
June 16, 2012
July 21, 2012
August 18, 2012
September 15, 2012
October 20, 2012
November 17, 2012
Dec. 15, 2012 - Special Meeting
Click here for a printable membership form.
Membership dues are $25/year. This gives you the added benefits of being qualified to vote on every DMCO issue and participate in all our food co-op programs.
To return the membership form and dues, call 942-3726.
You do not have to be a member to buy a "Deer Mountain Community" tee-shirt or attend any of our meetings or events.
Current Bylaws and Policies
Approved September 2013
Click here for the Bylaws.
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Click here for the Policies and Procedures.
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Fundraising Activities In the Works!
TEE-SHIRT SALES WITH DEER MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY LOGO
Here is the logo we use on our tee-shirts:
Very Bright Yellow
Athletic Gray (speckled)
Cost: $12 for members, $15 for non-members
View or download the Tee-Shirt Details here
Download the Tee-Shirt Order Form here, fill it out, and email it back to LeeAnn at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 942-3278 to place an order.
DMCO Coupons Booklet
As you know, the community is raising money to build the Deer Mountain Community Center. These fundraising activities will help us reach that goal.
How to Get Your Coupon Included in the "DMCO Coupons Booklet"
Here is how it works...
Business people sign up to have a coupon placed in our “DMCO Coupons Booklet." It’s free to include a coupon in our booklet. However, the coupon must have some value. For example, the coupon at the top of this section is worth $2.00.
Here are some other examples of value:
* Buy one at the regular price, get the second one at half price
* 10% off any order over $10.00
* Buy three and get one free
* Free beverage with any meal after 6:00 pm
* Free initial consultation (normal value is $45.00)
Several people have been asking why we’re not charging merchants for the advertizing space. (Coupons are great advertizing!) DMCO is not charging merchants because we’ll make money when we sell the booklets for $15.00. The cost to the merchants come when they honor their coupons - but they’ll be selling more merchandize and gaining new customers.
It’s a win-win situation.
And when someone buys a booklet for $15.00 and saves a LOT MORE than $15.00 when they use the coupons, it’s a win-win-win situation!
We plan to begin selling the booklet no later than June 1st, so people need to get their coupon requests in as soon as possible.
One hundred booklets will be printed, so merchants must be willing to honor 100 coupons.
Here's the form to submit your coupon information:
DMCO Coupon Contract Form
Download the coupon form and hand them out to your merchant friends.
OR...You can send them the link to this website so they download the form themselves. After they fill it out, they just mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.
OR... They can call Elaine at 942-3423. She creates the coupons from the info the merchants give her and she can do a lot of it over the phone.
All coupons are black and white to keep the printing costs reasonable.
So thanks for helping with this fundraiser!
Pitch in and we’ll get our first "DMCO Coupons Booklet" off the ground.
Together we can do it!
Current Board Members...
Darlene Mills, current chairman.
Sandi Specht, treasurer, has many years’ experience with volunteer agencies. She has an excellent grasp of Quick Books and Microsoft Word and Excel programs. She and her husband owned and operated their own small business in Boulder, Colorado, for 30 years. She has completed technical education in accounting. She provided over 20 years of volunteer treasurer and secretarial duties to various youth organizations , including youth baseball organizations, youth volleyball organizations, school PTAs, and school improvement teams. In addition to serving with Deer Mountain Community Organization as treasurer, she’s currently on the Finance Committee for the Glen Vista Property Owners Association and serves as a volunteer dispatcher for the Deer Mountain Fire Protection District.
Linda Schuff, secretary, is a retired school teacher of 30 years with a Masters in Education with English specialization. She is a good organizer and has excellent writing skills. Linda is a director on the Glen Vista Homeowners Association board. She has lived in Deer Mountain for 12 years.
 STEERING COMMITTEE:
This committee meets regularly to review the overall direction of the organization, to solve problems, and to formalize the agenda for the upcoming general meeting.
Contact person: Darlene ~~ 720-633-2266
 BUILDING COMMITTEE:
This committee is in charge of the organization's property and is making plans for the future Community Center building.
Contact person: Darlene ~~ 720-633-2266
 FOOD CO-OP COMMITTEE:
This committee has conducted the successful "Olive Oil Group Buy Project," the "Wholey Cow Project," and the "I Love Shrimp" projects. Several members bought gallons of this high-grade olive oil imported from Italy at an excellent price and shared in the purchase of an organic grass-fed cow. These projects were conducted in collaboration with the Canon City Food Co-op. In 2012, the Health Food Project was conducted monthly.
Members are now looking for a new source of beef at a good price and other food related co-op opportunities.
There's lots of room for volunteers on this committee!
Contact person: Vera ~~ 719-431-9020
 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:
This committee is compiling a contact list of names, mailing addresses and email addresses. If you would like to be on our contact list, email
with your contact info. Please put "DEER MOUNTAIN" in the subject line, so your email is sure to be noticed.
When the bylaws are completed and approved at a General Meeting, this committee will be conducting a membership drive. If you are friendly and outgoing, they need YOU on this committee.
Contact person: Jayne ~~ 942-3726
Contact person: Judy ~~ 942-3985
 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:
This committee has ideas for fundraisers, which they present at the General Meetings. Profits are designated for purchasing land, constructing community building, and running the organization.
The Tee-Shirt Fundraiser is in the works. Instructions for ordering tee-shirts are located on this webpage.
The Fundraising Committee is always seeking more fundraising ideas, too. If you would like to share your thoughts, help out with the next fundraiser, or if you'd like to join this committee, just let us know.
Contact person: Linda ~~ 942-4748
 MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE:
The Maintenance Committee maintains the Clubhouse and creates the signs for our meetings and events.
Contact person: Dan ~~ 942-4443
 ELECTION COMMITTEE:
This committee seeks members who will run for a director's position. To join this committee or to offer to serve as a director, call 942-4776.
Contact person: Barbara ~~ 942-3902
Recent Requests from Members:
Play Dirty ATV is looking for an old ATV that doesn't run. The engine does not have to run. The ATV is needed for display outside the business. If you have something that you would like to give up, call 275-0115.
About the General Meeting
We hope you'll attend the next meeting. You do NOT have to be a member to attend and enjoy the meeting and fellowship.
Always the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Lunch starts at 1:00 PM. (Suggested donation - $5.00)
Meeting starts soon after.
The DMCO Clubhouse at:
2995 County Road 27A in the Deer Mountain area.
(Immediately north of the Copper Gulch Store.)
See you there!
Got questions? ...Call Darlene at 720-633-2266.
LOCAL DEER MOUNTAIN BUSINESSES:
Support Local Business People!
Falls to Ponder, LLC.
14 years experience building water features, retaining walls, patios, and general landscaping.
Also specializes in fire mitigation, creating defensible space around homes.
Majestic Mountain Properties
Your local expert for all your real estate needs.
Kyle Brown will move mountains for you!
We build or fix websites.
Shelf Reliance Freeze Dried Foods
Freeze dried food that lasts 25 years!
Editor Gwen Hoffnagle offers a wide range of editing and writing services.
Copper Gulch Design
Copper Gulch is home to the creators of Copper Gulch Design, Ed, Leah and Lena Tuter. For over twenty years they have produced premier quality jewelry and art work from their studio in the southern Colorado Rockies.
Fire Wood for Sale
In Block / Green
Pine - $95.
Aspen - $85.
Cottonwood - $50.
Delivery Not Included
Quality Animal Care
Sterling Home Construction, LLC
Rob and LeeAnn Adams
(Office) 942-3278 or (Cell) '1-719-371-1280
Need House Cleaning?
Play Dirty ATV Tours
27077 US Highway 50
Texas Creek, CO 81223
If you want your local business advertised here, email
Put 'Deer Mountain' in the subject line.
Also, check out the website
They allow you to list your products by zip code so people in your area can find what's for sale near them. Read the fine print carefully and decide for yourself if this service is for you.