Monthly General Meetings:
General Meetings are held the 3rd third Saturday of every month at the DMCO Clubhouse
2995 Copper Gulch Road
In the summer months, we meet at 9:00 AM for breakfast and a meeting.
In the winter months, we meet at 1:00 PM for lunch and a meeting.
The times for each month are indicated with the dates below.
Suggested donation for the meal is $5.00.
You can come for the meal even if you can't stay for the meeting or visa-versa.
Guests and non-members are always welcome!
2017 General Meeting Dates (3rd Saturdays):
* January 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM
* February 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM
* March 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM
* April 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM
* May 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM
* June 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM
* July 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM
* August 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM
* September 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM
* October 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM
* November 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM
* December 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Monthly Steering Meetings:
Steering meetings help us to plan for the general meeting and to discuss issues that are important to the organization. No votes are taken at the steering meetings. They are informal and help the organization to move forward in the right direction. Everyone is welcome to attend any DMCO meeting.
Steering meetings are on the 2nd Friday of every month, usually at the Clubhouse.
April to September, the meetings are at 9:00 AM (summer hours)
October to March, they are help at 1:00 PM (winter hours)
This follows the same pattern as the general meeting times listed above.
If you have questions about the meetings, their time or location call the chairman, whose number is in the "Contact Information" section of this page.
DMCO Yard Sales:
During the summer months, DMCO holds yard sales with hot-off-the-grill BBQ lunches.
This year, these yard sales will be held on the SECOND Saturday of June, July, August and September (and maybe October) in the DMCO field at 2995 CR 27A (aka Copper Gulch Road).
Booth space is FREE to everyone!
Although we advertise the event in the Shopper, we encourage participants to advertise their own stuff with flyers, Facebook or any media outlet they prefer.
Times: From 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch will be sold from the grill, made to order:
* Hot dog lunch $3.00
* Hamburger lunch $4.00
* Brat lunch $5.00
Meals include sandwich, soda, chips, and pickles.
Bylaw Changes Proposed by Members - to be voted on at the August 2015 meeting:
 Article 6, Section C - To modify the first two sentences in that section, to reduce the quorum to 7 members with the elimination of the percentage requirement. And to clarify that a quorum must be present at the time of voting (not just when the motion is made).
 Article 8, Section B - To eliiminate the last sentence of that section, thereby allowing a current board members to be reelected by a majority vote of the members.
Current DMCO Bylaws
DMCO Memorial Day BBQ Held at the Fire Station
All Gave Some, Some Gave All
A Bulk Food Message from Vera:
The latest bulk food co-op project was a great success!
Thanks to all the members who participated,
The Deer Mountain Community Organization was incorporated in 2012 by residents with a vision to build the first community center for the approximately 3,000 people who live in the Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch Road area of rural Fremont County, Colorado.
An excellent 5-acre piece of commercial property was offered for sale by a local businessman and friend, Richard Kelly, who knew he was not long for this world. It was his understanding that the land would someday house a community center for the benefit of all.
Several DMCO founding families raised the money for the down payment on the land and a loan for the balance was secured from High Country Bank. An out-building where members can hold monthly meetings was fixed up and is being used as a temporary meeting place until sufficient funds can be raised to erect a permanent community center.
Building friendships and learning to work together toward common goals have been an intregal part of this organization since the day it was founded.
Meeting in People's Homes to Establish the Organization
A wide variety of activities are conducted by the organization, both on and off the premices. Although raising the money for the community center is the main goal, meeting current needs within the community is also a priority. Please learn more about our group by exploring our website.
Most of our members live within this circle, but membership is open to anyone.
The Deer Mountain and neighboring communities have about 3,000 residents. These neighborhoods include Deer Mountain, Copper Gulch, Cody Park, Westcliffe, Texas Creek, Cotopaxi, and beyond. There are no geographic restrictions for membership. Membership is open to anyone of any age.
A person does not have to be a member to participate in any of our activities, attend our meetings, or serve on a committee. Many of our activities serve the communities at large.
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.
1. To build a community center at 2995 Copper Gulch Road
2. To have more co-op projects
3. To conduct more programs that meet the community's needs
May 2014 -- Rodeo Concession Stands Fundraiser
DMCO members ran two rodeo concession stands
to raise money to build a community center
in the Deer Mountain/Copper Gulch area of
DMCO volunteers are awesome!
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, Your Help is Greatly Appreciated!
The Deer Mountain Community Organization is governed by the nonprofit section of Title 7 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the organization's bylaws, policies and procedures, and its guidelines.
The organization's documents, meeting minutes, and membership/guideline form can be accessed from the
Elaine Foster, chairman and grant writer, is a founding DMCO member and has been on the board of directors since April 2015. She is a faithful volunteer on fundraisers and the building committee.
She has many computer and internet skills and is a copywriter, copy editor, and animator. As a grant writer/fundraiser, she has raised in over $1 million for local non-profit organizations and overseen the proper spending of the grant funds . She created DMCO's website and still volunteers her time as the website manager.
In addition, she is a member of Ark River EMS as an EMT/ambulance driver, serving in the past as a board member and chairman for two years. She is also a current member of the Florence Senior Community Center.
Elaine has lived in the Deer Mountain area with her husband Chip for 20 years.
Sandi Specht, treasurer, is a founding DMCO member and on the board of directors since February 2012. She 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.
Sandi has 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. She served as a volunteer dispatcher for the Deer Mountain Fire Protection District. 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.
Sandi has lived in the Deer Mountain area with her husband Mike for 8 years.
Rob Adams, secretary, is a founding DMCO member and has been on the board of directors since May 2014. For the year 2013, Rob served as chairman.
Rob was raised in a construction family and has been doing construction work since the early 1960's. He became a journeyman carpenter in 1973, working in high rise commercial construction and residential building. Some housing tracts in California were up to 3500 homes. He became a general contractor in 1990 and started his own business. He has built custom homes in Palo Alto, California that sold for 7-8 million dollars. He has helped teach others how to build homes on mission trips to Mexico.
His hobbies include cooking and traveling. He also belongs to the Outdoor Buddy Organization and serves as a able bodied guide to the disabled. Him and his wife have volunteered at Vineyard Christian Church cooking and barbecuing He has also done some remodeling for the youth center.
Rob has lived in the Deer Mountain area with his wife LeeAnn for 11 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: Chairman ~~ 719-942-3344
 COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING COMMITTEE:
This committee is in charge of the organization's property and is making plans for the future Community Center building.
Contact person: Elaine ~~ 719-942-3344
Contact person: Rob ~~ 719-942-3278
 BULK FOOD 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.
Contact person: Vera ~~ 719-431-9020
Contact person: Sarah ~~ 719-371-4038
 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 ~~ 719-942-3726
Contact person: Judy ~~ 719-942-3985
 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: Becky ~~ 719-942-4776
Contact person: Chairperson ~~ 719-942-3344
 MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE:
The Maintenance Committee maintains the out-buildings.
Contact person: Jim ~~ 719-942-3726
Contact person: Wes ~~ 719-942-4776
Contact person: Pete ~~ 970-406-1340
Contact person: Rob ~~ 719-942-3278
 SIGNS, CLUBHOUSE, AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE:
This committee keeps the clubhouse in good repair, decorates and sets up for meetings, creates signs, and mows the lawn.
Contact person: Becky and Wes ~~ 719-942-4776
 ARTICLES, BYLAWS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE:
The Articles of Incorporation have been written and submitted to the Secretary of State. We are now an official nonprofit corporation of the State of Colorado. The Bylaws have been approved and are available through a link above.
This committee makes suggestions for change to the bylaws and lets the membership know if the bylaws are not being followed.
Contact person: Jayne and Jim ~~ 719-942-3726
Contact person: Chairman ~~ 719-942-3344
Recent Requests from Members:
DMCO accepts donations of items and land. We use the items or we sell them to raise money to build a community center. You can receive a tax-deductible donation receipt. If you have items to donate, call 942-4776.
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.
Chairman Elaine Foster
Treasurer Sandi Specht
Secretary Rob Adams