Hello everyone! I know Diane missed me, did anyone else? Well, like a houseguest who has outworn their welcome….I’m still here.
It has been a busy couple months at the POA and I apologize for not getting my article in for the past two months. We have new staff at the POA and for those who haven’t stopped by or called lately, our new Receptionist/Lease and Sales Administrator is Samantha (“Sam”); the new Administrative Assistant is Sarah; and the new ARC/Compliance Administrator is Kimberley. I think we have a good team and they are learning quickly. I hope you well make them feel welcome.
FACELIFT – no, not me (or I wouldn’t look this bad….I would have gone for the liposuction too). I’m referring to the entry monuments. The long-awaited resurfacing of the entry signs at the main (Ave of the Champions) entry is almost complete. The POA created a “Capital Improvements” line item in the budget and this is the first of the projects to be completed in that line item. Over the next couple years the signs at each end of Ryder Cup Blvd will also be re-faced to match the main entry. So far the comments have been positive and I can’t wait for all three entries to be done.
ANNUAL MEETING – In this issue you will find a “meet the candidates” article containing the biographies for each of the seven PGA POA Board of Governors candidates. The annual meeting will be held January 12th at the Masters Ballroom of the PGA Resort. Whether you plan to attend in person or not, it is important that you submit your voting certificate and ballot to elect five individuals.
The meeting notices will be mailed December 9th so watch your mail and get your ballot in as soon as possible. The POA has a nine member board and each year, the membership elects either four or five candidates. This year there are five board members whose terms are expiring (Mike Engelsher, Jack Hughes, Ralph Infanti, Don Paulus and Phil Slifka). Phil Slifka will not be running again so in addition to the incumbents, the ballot also includes Art Garbarino, Bob Schneider and Karen Warshaw for a total of seven candidates. The five elected at this meeting will serve with Herb Andrew, Bob Brown, Bob Hodgson and Jeanne Larsen making your nine-member board. While the POA staff handles the day-to-day affairs, we work at the pleasure of the board. Staff cannot approve anything nor can we make decisions so it is important that you consider the candidates carefully and elect those who will serve the interests of all owners. You’ve done a great job so far!
Hurricane Shutters: If you are reading this with a lamp on because your storm shutters are making it dark in your house, you are now in violation of the POA Rules. All hurricane protection was to be removed by November 30th.
Pets: I regularly get calls asking if the POA can install (more) signs to remind owners to clean up after their pets. Really? Do you think a sign will do it? If so I’ll pay for a billboard since I’m the one who usually wears the “gifts” left by those animals. It isn’t the animals’ fault; it is the owner. I have to be a big believer in Karma and one day it will be their shoes (or worse, their grandchild) who trips and falls in it…eeeeeww!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am sending all of you the very best from the POA’s Lang staff and wishing you and your families a happy and healthy New Year.