During the membership drive we asked for volunteers to help with on the various committees and we had a terrific response. An active, connected community is safer and more fun.
Directory and Membership Drive Committee
The 2008-09 Civic Association membership drive exceeded our expectations. This was the first time we attempted a joint association drive and we are happy to report a close to 75% membership rate for each neighborhood! In joining, residents paid a $15 membership fee. Thanks go to them and to the many residents who made additional contributions above the $15 membership fee. And though one couple wishes to remain anonymous, we would be remiss if we didn’t gratefully acknowledge their very generous $500 donation! When contacted, they simply said, “Some people donate their time… [we] don’t have that to give, but we want to give this for whatever the association needs.” Many, many thanks for your support.
Everyone should have received a directory by now. If not, contact Molly Sharkey.
Our street signs looked quite festive for the holidays; thanks go to the Holiday Decorations volunteers, including the new members and members who have done this for years in Surrey Square. Thanks also for the help of past members who shared their expertise.
Social Committee and Youth Volunteers
These committees together produced a truly great Fall Festival. Neighbors of all ages, from the 2 week old Michalelango grandchild to several original homeowners, gathered in the pool parking lot for lunch, a hay hunt, scarecrow making and face painting.
Ongoing thanks to our Key Information Distribution System, that is, the kids who volunteer. They have distributed numerous flyers and newsletters. Some kids have done this for years---you know who you are---Thank You.
We need to expand this group and improve awareness of new neighbors and other local happenings. We wish to welcome new neighbors but need to
know about them. Please contact Rhonda Shoemaker in Olde Forge or Molly Sharkey if you can help.
This committee will reactivate in a couple of months when winter ends. Be sure to notice the new mulch and well-tended neighborhood entry.
This group successfully worked themselves out of a job. They met several times, reviewed the old bylaws and made recommendations for the
new ones. Thank you for a job well done.
Neighborhood Watch continues to be one of the most important areas for volunteers. We can always use more
volunteers. Please contact Paula McKinley or Jim Giammo if you can contribute a couple of hours every 7-8 months.