The POA annual meeting was held at the end of January (too late for the elected board members to be noted in the February issue). Congratulations to Mike Engelsher (also elected Vice President), Jack Hughes (elected Secretary), Ralph Infanti, Don Paulus and Phil Slifka they were re-elected and will serve another 2 year term with fellow board members Herb Andrew, Bob Brown (Treasurer), Bob Hodgson (President), Jeanne Larsen. The POA Board and Committee Chairpersons are listed on PGA TV Channel 63 and here on the website
To all the dog walkers – I have noticed more and more people cleaning up after their pets ….I thank you personally from the bottom of my shoes. Oops, I mean heart! Keep up the great work and help spread the word to others.
ARE THEY BREAKING IN?
In case you haven’t heard, PGA has had a few burglaries this year. Although it is a very unusual thing in the community, I regret to tell you that it IS happening. There are a million rumors (as usual) about this subject so please call the POA if you have a question. Some of you may have received an email about a group allegedly active again in the area but even if you didn’t get the message, there are a few simple things that you can do to keep your home (and neighborhood) safe:
LOCK YOU DOOR AND SET THE ALARM. If you don’t have glass break sensors or motion sensors in all areas, get them! If your bathroom window doesn’t have alarms – get them installed! The group I referred to doesn’t let an alarm chase them off if there– they simply come in the master bedroom via the sliding glass door by breaking the glass(most sensors are magnetic on the window frame) or they enter via the bathroom through the window you left open for ventilation.
WATCH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: A Lexington Green resident called Wackenhut because they saw a couple people carrying things out the back of a residence. One looked like a vacuum cleaner (no, silly, the thing they were carrying… not the person! How can a person look like a vacuum?) . Because they were observed and a partial license plate was obtained, they were apprehended!
DAY TIME IS THE TIME TO BE ALERT: With all the people in the community during the day, it is prime time for break-ins. If you see something that doesn’t look right, call security or call the police.
FISHING (OR CASING?): There are NO authorized fishing areas in any community in PGA National. If you see someone fishing along the bank near any residence, call security. Anyone wishing to fish within PGA must obtain a fishing license from the POA and they may only fish in specific areas (along main roads). Someone standing near homes has a great opportunity to watch a resident’s “routine” or to know who is home.
The bottom line is to keep your eyes open and call security if you see ANYTHING suspicious. Wackenhut’s phone number is 627-1600. Palm Beach Gardens Police is 799-4445 but if it is a true EMERGENCY, you should call 911.
ALL THOSE CAMERAS!
To all of you who realize how important it is to put your best face forward and have taken the time to clean up your property for the Honda Classic, the POA Board thanks you! After mid-March when the blimps are gone and the TV crews have all packed up, please continue your efforts!
When you live in a community year-round you become immune to certain things – good and bad. You may not notice the un-mulched worn out landscape but others new to the community do! In the alternative, you may not notice how good the majority of the homes are maintained but other do. I often hear how nice PGA looks – especially for a community that is 30 years old! This is due to you (thank you) and we hope that you will continue to take pride and even if financially you are not able to do a lot, just keeping the property neat is a considerable help!
CHILDRENS PARTY IN THE PARK
The Annual Children’s Party in the Park will be held next month! Yep, it’s that time again! Mark the date: SATURDAY, APRIL 24 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. IN MASTERS PARK. A post card will be mailed to all PGA residences so that you can RSVP and pick up a food pass if you want a hot dog or hamburger. Hope to see you there!