SRHA GENERAL MEETINGS held on the 1st Saturday of each month (except June, July & August) at 10:00AM at the Clubhouse..........Board Of Directors Meetings held on 3rd Monday of each month (except July & August) at 7:00PM at the Activity Center

From the SRHA President

By: Sharon Hurley, President 315-9487

By: Sharon Hurley 315 9487

Thanks to the almost 200 residents and guests that joined us for our July 4th picnic and celebration. I hope a good time was had by all. And of course, thanks to all those who stepped up and helped in the set-up, serving, and clean-up for this event. A special thanks to “Bob” and “Bob” who volunteered at the last moment to assist with serving of food and to Kathy and Bill for the final sweeping and mopping of the Clubhouse as we prepared to leave.

And who can forget the July Lifestyles after 50 Fun Fest and Choo Choo Fun Walk co-sponsored by the StrawBerry Ridge Homeowners Association. Lots of people, free coffee and goodies, a nice walk, free bingo and gifts and prizes What fun!
We have listened to residents who enjoyed the last couple of years of Music by the Water, but found the summer evening weather too hot, so we have postponed it until September 29. At 7 PM, - 9 PM, the TropicAires will again entertain us at the outdoor pool.

We are busy planning our fall schedule of events: we will, of course, have our annual Halloween Party with Tony and Trish on 10/24; a fabulous appearance by Elvis on 11/21; and other events with details still to be finalized. We continue to seek both ideas and suggestions for events as well as volunteers to help with planning. Enjoy your summer!


The SRHA sponsored a bus to go to the Straz Center on 5/22/15
to see the Florida Orchestra perform LET FREEDOM RING. It was a wonderful presentation, and a great time was had by all!


Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. With hurricane season upon us, we should start making our plans in the event one comes our way. The following information is for people who have special needs and need help in evacuating:

There are several Special Needs (Medical) Shelters in Hillsborough County. A special needs shelter is a temporary emergency facility capable of providing care to residents whose medical condition is such that it exceeds the capabilities of the Red Cross Shelter but is not severe enough to require hospitalization. Health Department doctors and nurses support these shelters. You must be pre-registered before the hurricane. Early registration allows emergency officials to quickly identify and check on those that need medical attention. Special Needs applications are available by calling Hillsborough County's Infoline at (813) 272-5900 or the Hillsborough County Health Department (813) 307-8063. This will help in determining which shelter they should go to and what, if any assistance they require to evacuate. You can pick up a form at the SRHA Office or download it at  They will also be available at Wednesday Night Bingo through 5/27.  Once you fill out the form, the SRHA will be happy to fax it in for you.  It only needs to be filled out once.  The country will contact you each year to update it.  All info is confidential!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WITHOUT SPECIAL NEEDS, be advised that the following shelters are the closest to us. You will be advised as to which one(s) are open for each event:

Valrico Elementary, 609 S. Miller Rd.
Nelson Elementary, 5413 Durant Rd.
Mulrennan MS, 4215 Durant Rd.

For a list of items you should take with you, see

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR PET,  call 813-744-5660 or go to  The ones that accept pets are:

Shields Middle School 15732 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
Bartels Middle School 9020 Imperial Oak Blvd
Smith Middle School 14303 Citrus Pointe Dr. Citrus Park
Burnett Middle School 1010 N. Kingsway Rd, Seffner for more info.

Everyone should file their emergency contact numbers with the Sales Office in the event of an emergency.  This is especially true for those residents who live alone.  With that info in their file for you, it will be much easier to contact a relative in the event of any emergency.  This is a good time to prepare your home by making sure that all trees around your home are trimmed and that the exterior of your home is in good order. You can also start stocking up on batteries, non-perishable food, and water. Make sure that you don't let your medications run out. Keep the gas tank in your car full. Have some cash on hand. Have you had your hurricane straps checked recently to make sure that they are secure? Do you have a cellphone in the event that our phone service is interrupted for a long time? There is a government-sponsored program that will provide individuals who quality with a free cellphone. To see if you qualify, go to

For more info on hurricane preparedness, go to


General Meeting
April 4, 2015

President Sharon Hurley opened the meeting at 9:55 AM

ATTENDANCE: Present: Sharon Hurley, President; Harry Dunlap, Vice-President; Jean DiBeneditto, Secretary; Rose Panella, Treasurer; Paul Gardner and Patricia O’Keefe
Absent: Kathy Beck

MINUTES: Motion by Frank Neville, second by Bob Carroll to approve the March minutes as read.
All in favor. Motion carried

TREASURER’S REPORT: Rose Panella read the treasurer’s report for March.
Motion by Carol Felicia, second by John Gilhia to accept the treasurer’s report as read.
All in favor Motion carried

NEW RESIDENTS: Celeste DeVito and John Gilhia stated they were new residents… Welcome!


AARP’s “Car Fit” has been postponed until May. They should be getting back to us soon with a date.
The DMV’s Florida Licensing on Wheels on March 11, went very well.


Membership: Pat Dunlap has stepped down as the Membership Chairperson. Rose Panella has stepped into this job.
Bingo: No Report
Welcome: We got some tote bags, so we’ll be going out again to visit new residents.
Neighborhood Watch: No report.
RAC: No meetings have been set as of this date.

Spring Fling on April 18, with Cliff Ritchie
Bon Worth Fashion Show, April 21, 2015, at 1:00 PM. The cost of a ticket is $4.00.
There will be a trip to the Straz Center to hear the Florida Orchestra on May 22.
Summer Kickoff, with Pure Country Gold is June 20 from 7 to 11 PM. $7.00/ticket.
Meet and Greet Rep. Dennis Roth on June 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Clubhouse. There will also be a FREE Ice Cream Social at that time.
Tampa Bay Buc’s Game.

OTHER BUSINESS: The sound system is now repaired.

We need people to help with our event. If we do not get the help, we will be cancelling these events.

Marty Sullivan said that the Fire Department will be starting again to visit homes for the Smoke Alarms. If you haven’t signed up and you want them to come to your home, let us know.

The File of Life people will be here in the clubhouse on April 28 at 3:00 PM. The talk should take about an hour.

The “Marine Family” is having a “birthday party” today at 11 AM. Everyone is invited.

ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business, a motion was made by Pat Dunlap and seconded by Carol Felicia to adjourn.
All in favor.
10:40 AM Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Jean DiBeneditto


By Rose Panella

Pat Dunlap has resigned due to health issues effective April 1st. The board would like to take this time express our deepest thank you for all that has done. She has done a fantastic job in the past years for chairing the membership. I am now the new person to contact for membership.

Our membership is $6.00 for 1 year and $15.00 for 3 years. Joining now for 1 year gives you a membership from April 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2016. If you decided to join for 3 years, your membership will be from April 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2018.

I will be posting a list of those current members whose membership has expired effective March 31, 2015. Applications for joining can be dropped off at the Homeowner’s Office which is in the Activity Center. I will be there on Wednesdays this month between 11 am and 1 pm. If you are a current member, please enclose your current membership card if you wish to have that updated. 


On the first Saturday of every month, a different organization sponsors the Coffee Hour. The monthly Coffee Hours are sponsored by the SRHA.  If your group is interested in hosting, you may sign up on the Bulletin Board at the Clubhouse or contact any of the SRHA Directors.  See you at the Clubhouse!