Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 9, Issue 10 · October 2009

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A Note from the President

September brings a change of season and along with that lots of changes here in Heritage Pines. One of the most important things the Board needs to announce is that the clubhouse will remain open until mid-January. It was originally thought that we would be able to begin work on the renovations by Nov. 1, but there is no way that all of the proposals will be completed and reviewed in the next 6 weeks. The Board wants to be very sure that we get high quality materials and the best workmanship available for the best price.

It has been our policy to receive three proposals for all services and purchases and this will apply to all of the Clubhouse
renovations as well. Look for monthly updates on the progress being made.

Karen Bayless, our community manager who has worked very hard for Heritage Pines, has resigned from Dickson Properties. Laura Caldwell has been designated to be our new community manager. Laura will begin
immediately and we welcome her to Heritage Pines.

Betty Landes will continue to be in charge of taking care of all landscaping questions and will be the contact for Brickman Landscaping. If you are
having any private work done by the Brickman team, please contact them directly as this is not part of the Heritage Pines landscaping contract.

For other questions or concerns that are not related to landscaping, you may put your questions signed and in writing in the Suggestion Box. The box is emptied weekly. If your question is of a more immediate concern, you may contact me during the normal office hours of Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 am to 4:00pm.

Margaret Fox and Louise Williams have volunteered to co-chair the
Breakfast with Santa this year. Don’t forget this is a big event and many volunteers will be needed. More information will be available soon. Thank you ladies for coming forward.

I would also like to thank Liz Mongrain , who has volunteered to decorate the clubhouse for the holidays again this year. Liz will be looking for her "elves" to help out.

Don’t forget to check out the upcoming autumn events. There will be many fun activities.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about,

Pat Schneider


Rex Volunteers

For the past two years over 40 ladies have been meeting twice a month to prepare items to be distributed to patients at Rex Hospital. Some ladies have only been able to join us a few times but there are about a dozen who are there every other week doing whatever needs to be done. We also have a group of ladies who work at their homes.

Lois Copeland from Rex Volunteer Services has been our representative from Rex Hospital. She visits us about every three months to pick up our completed projects. She always tells stories of how our projects have been used and brings supplies and ideas for new projects.

In the past two years, over 2000 items have been given to Rex Hospital. These items are cut out, sewed, stuffed, appliquéd, knitted and crocheted to become baby hats and blankets, incubator covers, adult lap robes and pillows, tote bags and pillows, drain bags, amenity bags and "angel" bags. In
addition to these needed items, we work on a large collection of pillows – many are square, round and heart-shaped. We have also supplied Rex Hospital with our patriotic, spring, summer, fall and winter
holiday collections, including ducks, rabbits, eggs, pumpkins, butterflies, dogs, cats, teddy bears and
gingerbread boys.

Rex Volunteers meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the craft room of the clubhouse. We welcome new volunteers and thank all those who have given their time and talents to our work. We also thank all those who have donated
fabric and yarn. If you are interested in joining our group or have any questions, please call Bernie Aliberti. Lois Copeland will be in the clubhouse on
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 1:30 pm to pick up our latest projects.

Please stop by to visit us and see our work.

New Postal Substation

A postal substation has opened in the Dolphin BP Station at the corner of Route 55 and Green Spring School Road. The hours are :

Monday - Saturday, 6 am—10 pm
and Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm.

Events’ Update

Ladies’ Luncheon

On October 20, 12:30 p.m., we will have a box lunch catered by JASON’S DELI. See the enclosed sheet to make your selection. The box will contain a delicious sandwich of your choice, along with chips and pickle. Cookies will be served, both those provided by the Deli and supplemented by those baked by your committee for this event. Cost will be $9.50 Please return the sheet, with your selection, by October 5.

Sandy Scherer, Board Chair of Ten Thousand Villages Store in Raleigh, will present a program about this non-profit, which is completely staffed by volunteer workers. This organization enables people in developing countries to establish themselves with small businesses. Sherry will augment her presentation with a DVD, showing some of these entrepreneurs and the difference made in the lives of their families.

Hosting are Franklin Hills Point People: Kay Cole, Dallas Franklin, Eileen Kania, Dee Mueller, Pat Sherman, Carole Stephens, Mary Svantner, and Ann Trasatto.

Flu Shots

The annual flu clinic will be at the HP clubhouse on Wednesday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sign up sheets will be in the lobby of the clubhouse beginning Monday. October 5. Pneumonia shots will also be available. There is no charge if you are on Medicare. The fee for non-Medicare residents is $30.00 for the flu shot and $45.00 for the pneumonia one. This vaccine is for the seasonal flu—NOT the swine (H1N1)flu.


It’s that time of year again. Come join your neighbors on Friday night, October 23 for our annual Oktoberfest. You will be entertained from 7-9:30 pm by the "Little German Band and Dancers.'

Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm consisting of assorted bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, Brotchen rolls and dessert. Coffee, tea, ice tea and soda will be provided.
The cost for this event is $24. The deadline to register is noon, Monday, October 5. Your chairperson is Katharina Megger.

Arts and Craft Show

The Arts & Crafts annual Show will be in the clubhouse on Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Arts includes any object made for pleasure or beauty. Crafts are things made by hand. Anyone in the community is welcome to enter his or her work. What do you do that would be interesting for all to see? Applications are available in the clubhouse office and must be returned by October 12. The fee to display is $2.00. If you have any questions, please call Eileen Fitzgerald.


Save the Date! The annual Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009, at the NC State University Club. More information in the next newsletter.

Community Information

When e-mailing or corresponding in writing or leaving a message with the clubhouse office, it would be helpful to include your name, address and phone number. Thank you.


Two benches identical to the memorial benches along the clubhouse pond are proposed for the serenity pond. Anyone interested in
purchasing a bench in memory of a loved one should contact Betty for details.


If someone comes to your door
soliciting, ask them to show you their permit (issued by the Town of Cary). If they do not have a permit, you can call the Cary police (469-4012). They will respond, check out the situation, and take the necessary action. By Cary law, people who have proper permits are allowed to solicit on our property regardless of the posted signs.


If you have any unused glasses, sunglasses or hearing aids, The Cary Lions Club will collect any of these items left in a box in the clubhouse foyer. The donated items will be
recycled for use by vision and hearing impaired persons, both in this country and abroad. If you have any interest in the work of the Lions International, the world’s largest service organization, please contact Warren or Audrey Schmidt. Thank you.

September Ladies’ Lunch

At the September luncheon, we had the privilege of having Jill Wissing as our speaker. Jill represented the
Dorcas Shop in Cary. She emphasized the need for donations of non perishable food among other donations. This is a great opportunity to help others. The HP community can be a huge help if we all pull together. A perfect example is the Sewing Group. The number of items made for Rex Hospital is staggering—because we pulled together. There will be a box in the clubhouse lobby for you to donate canned goods and other non perishable food items. Let’s see if we can make a difference with our food items too. Several HP residents already donate their time. Thanks for your help Myrna Worsley

2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Betty Landes, CMCA
On-Site Manager
(P) 919-466-0016
(F) 919-466-0014 - clubhouse

Management company
Dickson Properties, Inc. (AAMC)
Web site:

Heritage Happenings 
Hot Off  The Press

HP Homeowner
Board Members

Pat Schneider

Vice President
Morty Berkowitz

Secretary Treasurer
Dick Hellkamp

Directors at Large
Joyce Bryant
Emmett Waller

Click here to contact the Board
In the subject box of the email write - HP Board

These elected homeowners represent you with the Heritage Pines Board and the community.

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Denise Galloway

  • Men’s Breakfasts -  Bob Hodes & Doug Lipson

  • A Night in Italy - Pat Schneider

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Cathy Clark & Fran Dusterhoff

  • Afternoon Tea - Janet Deal & Audrey Schmidt

  • Fall Follies & Golf Scramble - Walt Ramsey

  • Hat Decorating - Janet Deals

Brickman Field Notes:

October 2009

Residents of Heritage Pines,
As you all may have noticed, we aerated and seeded the property the fourth week of September. We aerated and seeded the common areas and all of the homes (unless you opted out of the aeration and over seeding process). We will be seeing the seed germinate by the end of October. Remember, if your yard is in poor condition (lots of bare areas, weeds, etc.) the aerating process could take up to three seasons to turn the yard around, this is not an overnight process.

We will be changing out the seasonal color around the clubhouse and common areas this month.

If you have any maintenance related requests (quality issues related to mowing, pruning, or weeding, damaged property, turf marks in your lawn) please inform the HOA office. If you would like a quote for services provided on your property, please contact the Brickman (Raleigh branch) office.

The Brickman Team

Your Neighbors

Alan J. Roos, Sr.

This year’s volunteer grant from the  - 2009 Jimmy V. Celebrity Golf Classic‖ is being awarded posthumously to two long- time volunteers, Alan J. Roos, Sr. and Charles W. Halloran, Sr. Al Roos was a resident of Heritage Pines and his son, John Roos, tells about his dad.
"Big Al" became involved in the Classic’s inaugural year in 1994. He first worked as a marshal and later earned a promotion to hole captain for the remainder of his decade of service to The Classic.

The timing of the first classic matched up well with his retirement from IBM. Having lost a son, Andrew to cancer in 1979, Al had a strong personal interest to join the fight against cancer.

He truly enjoyed volunteering for the Jimmy V each year and having the opportunity to meet celebrities and make new friends. After 10 years, his health declined, so he hung up his "hush ya’ll" sign but remained a contributor to The V Foundation for the rest of his life. He passed away in November, 2008. His wife, Marge, is a HP resident.

John Roos carries on his father’s commitment by participating in the classic and in 2007, joined the Board of Directors of the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.

The grant awarded to Al is being used for cancer research in his memory through Shiaowen David Hsu, MD, PhD at Duke University Medical Center.

Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, September 28, 2009 during office hours. None will be accepted before that time. If you are unable to deliver your sign-up sheet to the office, you may ask a neighbor or friend to take your sheet. Each resident is limited to one (1) extra sheet. Thank you for your patience. We trying to work on making event sign-up pleasurable for everyone.

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HPCA Board Meeting
October 15 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - October 14 & 28 at 10:00 am
  • Finance - October 14 at 110:00 am
  • Grounds - October 21 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - October 5 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Bob, Susie and Nanette Hall
  • Terry Wright
  • Alison Duck
Thinking of You

Martin Anderson
Tom Carter
Tom Hand
Martha Kozar
Kathryn Kuhn
Sarah Owens
Bill Reinders
Paul Sanderson
Otto Schafer
Mary Schroeher
Levi Zur


October Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Fred & Angie DeVita
  3 - Otto & Brigitte Schafer
  6 - James & Nancy Clark
10 - Tony & Juana Sierra
18 - Jack & Marge Bacola
21 - Nick & Ann Iulo
22 - Jerry & Chris Vezzetti
23 - Ernie & Mary Hahl
23 - John & Janet Petruccioneo

Another 60th Anniversary
Phyllis & Phil Piccola
celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on September 24, 2009.

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Nancy & Vito Romano on the death of Nancy’s Mother.
    Walt & Sandy Ramsey on the death of their nephew.
    David Harrison on the death of his wife, Pat..
  • Olga Lord on the birth of her third great-grandchild, Melinda Karcher on June 28
  • Jean & Ed Eagle on the birth of their third grandchild on September 4, Edward James.
  • Vicki & Dick Shannon on the addition of their twelfth grandchild, John Caleb who was adopted on August 12.
October Birthdays

  1-Virginia Smith
  2-Nadia McNally
  2-Milton Miskew
  2-Marianna Tock
  3-Anne Council
  3-Gracie Howington
  3-Jerry Steffey
  5-Kay Cummings
  5-Frank Hill
  5-Jack Snyder
  5-Paul Thimsen
  6-Jim Bryant
  7-Marian Flowers
  7-Dallas Franklin
  7-Mary Ellen Heller
11-Gwendolyn Cooke
11-Howard Orebaugh
12-Doris Rzasa
14-Barbara Jerchower
14-Barbara Sowter
15-Claire Salvatore
15-Nan VanBuren
16-Dee Mueller
16-Aggie Woessner

17-Dick Shannon
17-Ann Thompson
17-Mary Wilkins
18-Pat Grasso
18-Cathy Mannix
19-Carole Pederson
20-Pat Hajian
21-Gerry Mongrain
22-June Colon
22-Teresa Luciano
22-Chrys Matthews
22-Jean Rossi
22-Paul Salvatore
22-Linda Thompson
24-Sue Holland
24-Bill McDaniel
25-Martin Anderson
25-Ann Crispi
27-Forrest Franklin
27-Bob McKernie
29-Janet Deal
29-Harriet Gordon

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman October - Bev Loseke. If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Bev.

Around the Clubhouse 

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Welcome New Neighbors


Bob, Susie and Nanette Hall


Terry Wright



Alison Duck

Your Neighbors

Ron Mitchell, Carol Mitchell, Nancy White



Food line



Gold Medalist  - HP resident, Jim Davey, was a member of the gold medal winning 70+ senior slow pitch softball team in the area tournament. The team went on to play in Burlington and won the gold medal to become "the 2009 East Coast Champions 70 and over -American Softball Association." Congratulations to Jim and the whole team.
Gourmet Dinner Group

The Gourmet Group met on September 12 at Pat Schneider’s house for a wonderful dinner.
Appetizers were salmon cakes with pineapple and coconut shrimp with orange sauce. The
entree included citrus salad, Kahula pig with sweet potatoes, Hawaiian chicken with
macadamia nuts, Hawaiian rice and broccoli with orange sauce. Desserts were chocolate squares and pina colada cheesecake. The next dinner will be November 14. If you are interested in joining the group, please call Martha Kozar. Pictured: Brunie Robles, Laly Gener & John Sherman