Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 1 · January 2011

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A Note from the President

The New Year is here! The annual meeting and the election of Board members is over. The Board was disappointed in the turnout for the annual meeting. We barely had a quorum, and that was counting  proxies. If we had not had a quorum, we would have had to make other arrangements for the elections to the Board.

The budget did not need a quorum to ratify.

The Board met and selected officers:

Joyce Bryant : President
Pat Schneider :Vice-President
Emmett Waller :Treasurer
Eileen Fitzgerald : Secretary
Morty Berkowitz : Member at Large

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

Joyce Bryant

Reminder from the President:

The clubhouse is open from 5:30 A.M. until 11:30 P.M., seven days a week for residents and their guests. If you are in the clubhouse and leave after 11:30 P.M. at night, the security alarm will go off. The police and I will be called to the clubhouse and neither of us will be happy campers! So watch your time!


Thought for the month:
Life is a steep grade, and we should welcome every opportunity to give our friends a lift when they need it.

Community Events

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

The next meeting of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will be on Tuesday, January 4 at 1 pm in the TV room of the clubhouse. We’ll be discussing Private by P. D. James. The discussion will be led by Susan Berkowitz. For more information please contact Denise Galloway.

Duplicate Bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Group is looking for substitutes and regular players. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Clubhouse at 1:00 pm for a very relaxed game with an occasional pre-game lesson. If you are interested in playing, please contact Barbara Jerchower .

Rex Volunteers

Rex Volunteers will be meeting on Wednesday January 12 and 26. Anyone interested in helping please contact Bernie Aliberti.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm. The book for January is In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or beverage. For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

Janet’s Jewelry Class

Once again you can make bracelets, earrings and necklaces with Janet on Wednesday, January 19.
Bracelets and/or earring class will from 10 - 12. The necklace class will be from 1-3. The costs will be listed on the January sign up sheet.

Breakfast With Santa 2010

W most sincere "thank you" to all the many volunteers on each committee who gave so generously of their time and talents to the Heritage Pines Annual "Breakfast With Santa" event. A very special "thank you" to the head of each committee that worked endlessly to help ensure the success of this event: Bernie Aliberti, Bob and Mary Hodes, Susan Smith, and our wonderful Santa, Tim Mannix. Just one look at the beautiful smiling faces of the children and their parents and grandparents in attendance, told us that a good time was had by everyone. The time and the effort put forth by each and everyone to make this annual event a truly memorable one are most appreciated. We could not have done this without your help. Co-Chairmen, Margaret Fox and Louise Williams

Fabric Picture Embelishment

Janet Deal will teach a fabric picture embellishment class on January 10 at 1 pm. She will have fabric blocks in the lobby for your viewing. The cost will be $5.00.

Volunteers Needed

Liz Mongrain needs your help on Thursday, January 6 from 10 - 12 in removing the holiday decorations from the clubhouse.


Social Committee

There have been some questions regarding clubhouse performances by outside groups. Several entertainment groups, such as dance troupes have received honorariums when performing in the clubhouse. Recently, at one of our events, both outside groups and our own dancers from Heritage Pines performed during a show. This was discussed at the Social Committee meeting, and it was decided that the Heritage Pines dance groups and the
outside entertainment groups would no longer perform at the same event to avoid confusion. Both groups are always well received and we want to continue enjoying their performances. Submitted by Pat Schneider, liaison to the Social Committee.

Another question that always arises each year is who pays to attend various functions. It has been the policy and still is, that ALL who attend an event, pay to attend. This includes the Breakfast with Santa. This event was chaired again this year by Louise Williams and Margaret Fox along with numerous volunteers who did an outstanding job! All volunteers are residents here and give of their time by choice. This issue has been revisited numerous times, not only by the Social Committee but the Board as well, and the only fair way to deal with it is to have ALL pay. To those of you who generously give of your time, thank you for your hard work.

Square Dance Open House
and Lessons

Nine couples from Heritage Pines dance on Thursday nights at First United Methodist Church in downtown Cary, at Chatham and Academy Streets. Our club is offering beginning lessons starting Feb. 3, 2011. No prior dancing experience required. If you can walk, you can Square Dance. No special clothes are required. We have an excellent Caller/Teacher!

There will be two Open Houses before the classes begin on January 20 and 27, at 7:30PM. Come to one or both open houses and see if you like us. Then sign up for classes beginning the next Thursday. It is good exercise for both the body and the mind.
Please call Will Harper if you have any questions.

Adult Cats for Senior Laps Adoption Program

Places mature cats with qualified senior citizens 60 years and older through the Wake County Animal Center.

Are you looking for a great companion? If so, consider adopting an adult cat, you will find that older cats make wonderful pets!

The Adult Cats for Senior Laps Adoption Program matches adult cats aged 3 and older with seniors. Because our adult cats have their rambunctious kitten years behind them, they make ideal companions in less active homes. And because they are homeless, they are especially appreciative of the love and attention that seniors can provide!
Included in the Adult Cats for Senior Laps adoption fee of $10:

  • A wonderful, healthy, adult cat, aged 3 years and up

  • Spay/neuter surgery

  • Viral tested (FIV and feline leukemia)

  • First round of vaccinations

  • General de-wormer

  •  Topical flea and tick treatment

  •  Implanted microchip

  • Complimentary wellness exam at VCA Animal Hospitals, with complimentary 14-day follow-up care

  • Bag of Science Diet cat food

  • Reusable shopping bag with coupons and information on available resources to help you care for your new cat

  • Most importantly, a new companion to share your life with.

If several of you are interested in viewing the cats please let the office know and we will contact the Wake County Animal Center.

Men’s Breakfast

On January 25, Doug Lipson and crew will be fixing their famous bagels & lox breakfast. The cost will be $4 for this breakfast, only. The increase will only be with this breakfast, all the others will remain the same price.

January Ladies Luncheon -
note day of week change

January's Ladies Lunch will be held on Friday, January 21 at 12:30 in the clubhouse. Your hostesses will be Martha Kozar and Pat Schneider. The luncheon will be catered by Pepper's Market and Sandwich Shop of Morrisville. Please mark off on the lunch sign up sheet included in this newsletter, your choice of sandwich, side and cookie. The cost is $11.00. There will be "surprise" entertainment you won't want to miss! Please join us.
The Ladies Lunch is usually held the third week of each month, but the day of the week may change depending on the chairman.

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

William Douglas Property Management Company http://www.wmdouglas.com

Heritage Happenings 
Hot Off  The Press

2010 Election
Joyce Bryant and
Morty Berkowitz were
re-elected to the board.
The voting results
are posted on the
clubhouse bulletin board.

HP Homeowner
Board Members

Joyce Bryant

Vice President
Patricia Schneider

Emmett Waller

Eileen Fitzgerald

Morty Berkowitz

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
    1st Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Team

  • Santa Breakfast  - Margaret Fox, Louise Williams, Tim Mannix and the Santa Team

  • Encore Singers - Nancy White & committee

  • Holiday Party - Social Committee & the HP Board

  • Sing-a-long - Joan Hall, Nancy Romano & HP Choral Singers

  • Ladies Lunch - Saundra Robertson & committee

Brickman Field Notes:

2010 – The Year of Extremes!!

Now that 2010 is gone, we can look back and remember a year of climatic extremes – July was the hottest month in history, and our December average temperatures barely got above freezing – a balmy 33 degrees Fahrenheit!!

In looking forward to our 2011 practices, we will begin our winter pruning, shrub fertilizer and bed pre-emergent soon, so we would like to have each of you re-sign up for your 2011 opt-ins and opt-outs. Please complete these forms and return them to the club house ASAP. Completing these will help us to properly plan for and complete or not complete the work that you desire. Please contact us if you have any question.

Happy Holidays!

Chris, Derek, Kevin & The Brickman Team!

William Douglas Property Management - registration for owner account

If you choose to access your owner account with William Douglas follow the following instructions:

Please type in the web address http://www.wmdouglas.com. On the left side of that page, you will click on a green Homeowner Log-In tab. This will bring up a new screen. Click on the Register button, which is located below the Log-In button, and then scroll down and input all of your personal information. Please give the William Douglas accounting department 24 hours (next business day) to verify your account. The accounting department will then send you an email containing your log-in ID and your password. You are then able to login and access your personal account, make payments, and view community documents.


HPCA Board Meeting
January 20, 2011
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - January 12 & 26 -10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - January 10 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - No scheduled meeting
  • Grounds - January 19 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - January 10 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • None to Report
Thinking of You

Al Garelick
Dan Golden
Keith Holland
Tim Mannix
Becky Waller
Emmett Waller



January Wedding Anniversaries  

  2- Charles & Abby Johnson
  4 - Bill & Louise Reinders
  6 - Martin & Millie Anderson
  6 - Lee & Nan VanBuren
  8 - Bob & Mary Hodes
  9 - Dick & Carol French
10 -Bill & Martha Ingling
12 -John & Dolores Bolan
24 -Bill & Pam Roberts
29 -Dick & Janet Deal
31 -Edward & Alice Moldt
31 -Dave & Margaret Pritt

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Brunie Robles and Laly Gener on the death of Brunie’s father in November.
January Birthdays

  1-Carolyn Gilbert
  1-Eileen Kania
  1-Jeannette Martin
  1-Jim Pederson
  1-Saundra Robertson
  2-Cynthia Ghee
  2-Bill Reinders
  6-Bill Cossa
  6-Joe Luciano
  9-Bill Adley
  9-Frank Hanrahan
  9-Ann Trasatto
  9-Ruth Macziwitzki
10-Ron Mitchell
11-Mary Bonti
11-James Hall
11-Jane Suppa


12-Dan Diamondidis
12-Keith Holland
13-Audrey Duck
13-Gwen Moore
14-Tarvy Giannuzzi
14-Walt Ramsey
16-Ruth Graves
19-Dottie Walton
21-Dan Kelley
26-Bev Loseke
28-Helen Handley
28-Ernest Rossi
30-Janice Bond
31-Rose Meguerian
31-Brigitte Schafer

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman December - Denise Galloway
will take the first part of the month and Barbara Pascoe will take the last half of the month, they are filling in for Flo Sudduth.  If you know ofanyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Denise or Barbara. What a community we have as we really care for each