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

STRAWBERRY RIDGE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
By: Sharon Hurley, President 315-9487


STRAWBERRY RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
By: Sharon Hurley 315 9487



Summer is here with us at the Ridge. Although our “snowbird” neighbors may have gone up north, there is still lots of fun to be had here at home. We have lots of sun, and good times can be had at the pool with neighbors, friends, and family and we can often smell the delicious aromas of our friends’ outdoor grilling.

Our Homeowner’s Association is planning another great musical event on June 20th when Pure Country Gold will entertain us at the Clubhouse from 7 PM – 11 PM. This 4 piece country band has been getting rave reviews in their local per-formances. Tickets are available now for $7 in advance or $10 at the door (if available). You may purchase tickets at the Homeowners Office in the Activity Center on Wednesdays from 11 AM-1 PM or by calling Rose Panella at 662-9862 or Jean DiBeneditto at 438-5166. Don’t miss out! Buy tickets now as we sold out at our last event.

Mark your calendars. On Tuesday, June 2 from 10 AM-2 PM, Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) will return to Straw-berry Ridge Clubhouse. On this date, you will be able to get your licensed renewed, convert your out of State license to Florida, complete name/address changes, get ID cards, and renew your car registrations right here. Renewals can be done months in advance of the renewal date to take advantage of this convenience. Remember everyone must meet the new documentation requirements (post 9/11) this year if they have not already done so – your license will have a yellow star after the number if you have already done this. If not, bring your documentation with you and get it all done here (certified birth certificate or passport; name change information (if applicable); Social Security Card or W-2 or pay stub; and proof of address (rental agreement, payment book, utility bill, vehicle registration, etc.)

Finally once again, the Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association will sponsor a July 4th picnic at the Clubhouse. Tickets for residents are free ($3 for guests) and can be picked up at the sales office anytime until July 1, 2015. If you need guest tickets, please leave your name at the office and we will call to deliver them. A picnic menu with cold beverages will be provided (as usual BYOB) and we request that you bring a dessert to share.

LET FREEDOM RING 5/22/15






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!




CHOO CHOO FUN WALK 7/16


Presented by Lifestyles after 50 in conjunction
with the SRHA

Proceeds to go to Animal Resource Center in
Hillsborough County

ICE CREAM SOCIAL 6/30



On Tuesday, June 30th, the Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association in conjunction with the Brandon Republican Club will present a free ice cream social at the Clubhouse starting at 6:30 PM.   Congressman Dennis Ross will be attending for a resident "meet & greet".

Come, enjoy ice cream with all the fixins, and say hello to U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross who will join us at this event.    You will have the opportunity to share your opinions on issues important to you with your Congressman.

F.L.O.W. will be in StrawBerry Ridge on 6/2!

Get Your Driver’s License or Car Registration Renewed at SR

Do you dread going to the Tax Collector's Office to get your license renewed because of the long drive and the long lines?  And have you forgotten something required only to have to return home and then back again?

On Tuesday June 2, 2015, FLOW (Florida Licensing on Wheels) will be coming to our Clubhouse from 10 AM – 2PM! You will be able to get your licensed renewed, convert your out of State license to Florida, complete name/address changes, get ID cards, and renew your car registrations right here. Renewals can be done months in advance of the renewal date to take advantage of this convenience. Remember everyone must meet the new documentation requirements (post 9/11) this year if they have not already done so – your license will have a yellow star after the number if you have already done this. If not, bring your documentation with you and get it all done here (certified birth certificate or passport; name change information (if applicable); Social Security Card or W-2 or pay stub ; and proof of address (rental agreement, payment book, utility bill, vehicle registration, etc.)  

SRHA IS HERE TO ASSIST YOU FOR HURRICANE SEASON

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 http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/777.  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 http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=2888




TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR PET,  call 813-744-5660 or go to http://www.tbrpc.org/tampabaydisaster/pdf/2013_hurricane_guide/Important_Info_Hillsborough_English.pdf.  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

http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?nid=1624 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 https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx.

For more info on hurricane preparedness, go to http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=661

SRHA OFFICE HOURS

PURE COUNTRY GOLD BAND
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
7 PM TO 11 PM
TICKETS ARE $7.00 IN ADVANCE
OR
$10.00 AT THE DOOR
YOU CAN RESERVE A TABLE BY PURCHASING ALL 8 TICKETS AT ONE TIME.

SRHA OFFICE HOURS WILL BE 11 AM TO 1 PM AND THE DATES FOR SELLING THEM ON WEDNESDAY ARE:

MAY 6, MAY 13, MAY 20, MAY 27
JUNE 3, JUNE 10, JUNE 17

OF COURSE YOU CAN GET TICKETS BEFORE BINGO STARTS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. BINGO ENDS AT THE END OF MAY.
YOU CAN ALSO CALL:
SHARON – 315-9487, HARRY – 689-6195
JEAN – 438-5166,  ROSE – 662-9862

SRHA OFFICE HOURS


MINUTES OF SRHA MEETING 4/4/15



STRAWBERRY RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
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!

SOCIAL EVENTS REPORT:

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.

COMMITTEES:

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
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.

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

COMMENTS FROM RESIDENTS:
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
Secretary


THANK YOU FROM THE SRHA


SRHA SAYS THANK YOU

A great time was had once again at the Cliff Ritchie Show on Saturday, April 18th. In order for events to be set up and broken down, we need help. We want to thank Barbara Phillips, Marty Sullivan, Joe Bledsoe, Dave Snodgrass, Bob Carroll, Paul Gardner, and Bill Beck for helping the board members to get this done. I’m sure there were more. If we neglected to list your name, please forgive us. Your hard work and dedication is truly appreciated. Thank You one and all.

JOINING THE SRHA IS EASY!




STRAWBERRY RIDGE HOMEOWNER’S MEMBERSHIP
By Rose Panella
813-662-9862


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. 

SRHA SPONSORS COFFEE AND DONUTS



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!