First, I would like to wish all PGA residents a very Happy and Healthy 2016!
Just a reminder that the POA Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, January 20th in the Masters Ballroom at PGA National Resort. Sign in starts at 5:00 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. This year, there were five people being elected to the nine member board. There were two new candidates (Samuel Boyd, Jr and Bob Kramer) along with incumbents Mike Engelsher, Art Garbarino, Ralph Infanti, Karen Warshaw. Don Paulus, whose term was to end in January, 2016, previously resigned leaving a vacancy and Jeanne Larsen, whose term ends in January, 2017 resigned in December so the Board voted to appoint the two new candidates to fill both vacancies. Since the statute change doesn’t allow nominations from the floor at the meeting there was no need for a formal election. One of the candidates will serve a full two-year term and the other will serve until the end of Jeanne Larsen’s term (January, 2017). It is still important for residents to attend the meeting.
The City and County officials take time out of their busy schedules to speak at the meeting and bring residents up to date on matters of importance; representatives of Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District will tell you what is going on with sidewalks, lake maintenance, roads and drainage; and the POA’s auditor will be there to review the financial status of the POA.
Ok, here’s the hook….every good sale has one, right? If the above doesn’t convince you to come to the meeting, the good folks at Honda Classic generously donated a number of passes (including two tickets to the Champions Club at Nicklaus Village which entitles ticket holders to access the 12,000 sq ft air conditioned hospitality tent on the 18th hole). There are a number of opportunities to win other passes via drawing so please plan to attend the annual meeting.
NORTHLAKE BLVD ENTRY
As I write this, the landscapers are finishing up plantings to get the entry cleaned up in time for the Christmas holidays. We are still trying to finish everything by December 31st but with the holidays, I expect it will take a little longer. I know this paper usually comes out around the 10th of the month so as you read this, I’m hoping the job is complete. When it is totally finished, let me know what you think (yes, good and bad). The Maintenance Committee and Board can always enhance things if necessary.
THE FUN THINGS
The Art Festival on December 12th was successful but there weren’t many PGA residents attending. The Special Events Committee will be deciding whether to continue with the event in future years or not. It is a lot of work to organize and it is held for the residents’ benefit. Please let us know if you feel the Arts & Crafts Festival should continue to be held or if future events should be cancelled.
The Annual Children’s Party in the Park will be held, as always, in April. This is always a successful event. More information will be published over the next few months.
AS IT BEGAN, SO SHALL IT END
I started by wishing you all the best for the New Year. The beginning of each year also starts another year that I’ve served the residents and Board of PGA POA and this year will be number eighteen. I cannot believe how quickly time passes. The annual children’s party each April reminds me how fast time marches on. Last year a resident with a toddler stopped to say hello. She said she remembered when she was a kid playing the games and going down the giant slide and now she was there with her child. Wow! I remember going down that giant slide when the event was in tiny Marlwood Park. To my left was Siro DeGasperis (the first POA President after transition from the developer) and to my right was Ralph Infanti (a Board member who is still serving) – it was a fun ride until that last bump when I went airborne. If Siro and Ralph hadn’t been holding on to each arm, I probably would have ended up in the wilderness preserve with the alligators! Those who blame me personally for everything from leaves falling to rainfall, had the perfect opportunity to see me go. Oh well, memories!