A Note from the President
I would like to share with you some information
about the Reserve Fund. A reserve study is done every two to five years by
a certified Reserve Study Company. They assess all of our physical
properties - buildings, fences, parking lots, concrete etc. With computer
When these items need to be replaced or major repairs done, we will have the money to take care of these major expenses. With the aging of these physical properties, more and more things will need to be replaced or repaired.
Because of this we have increased the amount we
are putting in the Reserve Fund to $100,000.00. We will be using this fund
for various items each year, as we are doing this year. With the study we
know which items will be coming up for repair or replacement and can plan
Ongoing items such as painting and general
maintenance are covered in the yearly budget. Without the Reserve Fund we
would be assessing the residents every time a major item needed to be
replaced or repaired. I hope this clarifies the Reserve Fund and its
July 4th Celebration
Don’t forget the Independence Day community celebration on Wednesday, July 4, from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm for those who have signed up. See you there!
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday afternoon book club selection for July is Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan. Discussion leader is Bernie Aliberti. The book club will meet on July 10th at 1 pm. Please note this is a date change. Because of the July 4th holiday, the discussion will take place on the second Tuesday of July. There will be no change in August.
Wheel of Fortune Night
Come join the Wheel with friends and neighbors
and compete against each other for fun and prizes on Saturday, July 14th
at 7 pm. We will divide into teams and the winners will be given play
money to buy prizes. The one who has the most money gets the pick of
prizes, second one gets second pick, etc. until the prizes are gone. There
will be snacks and drinks
Non-Fiction Book Club
In July, the Heritage Pines Non-Fiction Book Club will hold its annual Potluck and Planning meeting. It will be at 6 pm, July 17 at the Chirayath home. For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath..
The July Ladies Luncheon will be held on Friday, July 20 at 12:30 pm. Our
guest speaker will be Lu Ann Ely-Rudolph, a
Out to Lunch Bunch
Join us Wednesday, July 25 for lunch. We will decide on a location and keep you posted. Please call Lee Mazan if you’re interested in joining us. We will be leaving the clubhouse at 12:00 noon.
Ice Cream Bash
Come cool off with us and enjoy a refreshing
dish or cone of your favorite ice cream on Wednesday, July 25, at 3:00 pm
in the clubhouse. Depending on how many sign up, we will have 3-5 flavors
of ice cream with topping for you to sample and savor. You can even make a
sundae or ice cream soda if that is your pleasure.
Robert from Bartlett
Hello Heritage Pines residents! The time to
treat the gloomy scale is upon us. The sign up sheet is in the office. We
are taking names and payments until 12:00 noon Thursday July 5th. The
As another HOT summer moves in, we wanted to provide a quick re-cap of our 2012 progress and some summer notes. So here’s a quick update:
As we move into the summer, please continue to monitor your irrigation system and its operation. Some of you may have noticed that the water rates have increased, so your water bill has gone up – ask yourself “Does my landscape need this much water?” Watering your established plant material should not be needed – if you can turn that zone off – DO SO!!! Remember that we have divided the community up into five individual sections and we perform as needed pruning and detailing through the community following that schedule. Please reach out to the clubhouse office in the event that you have a concern – we address these weekly through the community. Keep in mind that we are pruning the plants to be natural in shape and to meet and follow the pruning guidelines put in place by the community.
Once again, we continue to make progress in your community, and we appreciate all of you for trusting your landscape to Brickman!
Who Dun it ???
As I write this, I see that there is an American flag placed in front of every mailbox in our community for today is June 14, Flag Day. Isn't this a wonderful way to celebrate our flag and the freedom it represents? Visitors to our community always remark on how great these flags look and of our community spirit. Well, the people who are responsible for getting these flags out for Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, and Veteran's Day are our Block Captains. These Block Captains also volunteer to go up to the Clubhouse each month, pick up the newsletters, and deliver them to each resident’s home rain or shine. So, the next time you see a Block Captain making a delivery don't forget to say "thanks".
Submitted by Pat Schneider
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Event Planner’s Column
The Savannah trip is over and was a great trip – one of our best! We came back tired but satisfied. There is still time and room for you to join our Cape Cod bus trip from September 9- 15. We have 31 people so far but can take more – it is a good time of year to travel there. The weather should be enjoyable and the tourists will be gone (except us). If that doesn‘t appeal to you, consider our cruise to Freeport and Nassau Bahamas on October 17. It is a 5-day cruise where you can do as much or as little as you want.
Details are posted by the bulletin board. I have
been asked about the cost of my events and I would like to share a few
thoughts with all of you. Heritage Pines does not pay me for any event.
Therefore, I need to price the event to be compensated for my time. I spend
lots of time negotiating contracts, arranging catering, making numerous
phone calls, running around town (gas and using computer supplies for flyers
& newsletter articles. Also there is time spent purchasing prizes for
Some days it is a full time job, but I enjoy
what I am doing and I hope to keep on doing it with community support. I
feel blessed to work for a community that is so helpful and giving and I
would like to thank
If ever any of you have a question about
God Bless You, Peggy
Our Deepest Sympathy goes to Jane Fink in the
lost of her sister and
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Welcome New Neighbors
A BIG Thank You to the Heritage Pines Choir
For making our first Spring Fling
such a success. Under the leadership of Nancy Romano the choir was