Thank you to everyone who mailed in their ballot. There were some very qualified candidates again so thanks also go to the Nominating Committee. The POA Board members elected this year are Keith Ahronheim, Bob Brown, Mike Engelsher, Ralph Infanti and Bob Kramer.
For those who were not able to attend the meeting, you missed a good one! The POA celebrated its 40th Annual meeting and everyone was given a re-usable shopping bag containing discount coupons for local businesses, umbrellas and golf towels. The Board then held a raffle of a number of great items including cash gift cards, dinners, and a Best Buy $500.00 Grand Prize. Thank you to Patty Pond and the Special Events Committee who organized the event. Patty completed the second year of her Board term; she will be missed. Llywd Ecclestone, the Developer of PGA National, was kind enough to attend this year and gave a brief history of PGA National. It was interesting to hear how PGA, one of the first planned unit developments in South Florida came about and how far the community and the area have come over the years.
I think I mentioned that there would be some detailed information in this issue regarding bicycles. Please see the enclosed article titled “BICYCLES”. In PGA National, there are no marked bicycle lanes so drivers must share the road. Cyclists should also have lights on the front and back of their bicycle. I came upon a cyclist properly riding along the right curb but it was dark and they were wearing dark clothes with no lights or reflectors. Another car was approaching so I had headlights in my eyes and if both of us did not have our guardian angels with us it could have been tragic. I saw my headlights glint off the aluminum wheel and realized they were in front of me and was able to go around them.
It is important for cyclists and drivers to read through the article. I certainly learned a lot but it boils down to what we learned in first grade: Be courteous and share! In this case, share the road and be patient.
It is again time for the US Census. Everyone must respond and it is suggested that you fill out and mail back the form you will receive in the mail; otherwise, someone may be knocking on your door. To get more information about the census, go to www.2020census.gov Please be aware that information collected may only be used for statistical purposes and no other purpose. For information about the Census Bureau’s data protection and privacy program go to www.census.gov/privacy