Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association
General Meeting – November 4, 2017
M I N U T E S
The Meeting was called to order at 10:00am by President Dee Costoso.
Pledge of Allegiance
Board Members Present: Dee Costoso, Gerard Barbella, Kathy Beck, Dianna Bowers & Carol Pitman
September General Meeting minutes were posted and accepted (October meeting was cancelled)
Treasurer’s Report read by Dee Costoso
HOA Balance = $14,341.02
LEGAL Balance= 1,644.00
BINGO Balance= 2,795.12
CHECKBOOK Balance= 20,407.37
Kathy Beck reported $ 2524.36 income from Healthfest/2 vendors outstanding
Carol Pitman reported new total of HOA members 140
RAC – Gerry will meet with Bob Young on Nov 9th. Issues on the table to include discussion on safety
Issues(doors,bushes,signs,etc.)and stage curtains.
MEMBERSHIP – Carol’s HOA membership drive will include a “sign-up table” at meetings.
. BINGO – Dee has turned over the reins to Don Gugel .
. CERT – Rose Pannela addressed the “Yellow Dot Program” for January/American Red Cross & Fire Dept.
Will have date and sign-up sheet
. THANKSGIVING – Mary Phillips and friends will host Thanksgiving dinner at 3:00pm for SR Residents at the
Clubhouse, free tickets available at the sales office
. UPCOMING EVENTS
November 18th – tree trimming
November 23rd – Thanksgiving Dinner at the CH
December 2nd– Blood Drive sponsored by ONEBLOOD
December 8th – St Andrews Methodist Church Choir Christmas Program 7-8:30 CH
December 14th – Concert sponsored by Hillsborough Co Orchestra CH – free - $5 donations welcome
December 25th – Christmas Dinner at the CH
December 31st – New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Leo at the CH from 7PM to Midnight
January 13th – Omelet Breakfast CH
Comments from Board Members
Dee thanked everyone for their patience as a new board comes together to learn, listen, and move forward toward a great new year. She suggested there be consideration to
distribute $$ to clubs from the general fund as in the past.
She said the topic of advertising and liability for community events will be addressed at scheduled meeting with Keith 11/6
A portable wireless sound system was purchased for $139.99 +tx for community meetings, dances, events, etc. She said the Stage Curtain proposal seemed to be a dead issue.
Kathy welcomed new ideas & suggestions from homeowners regarding future events,ads, marketing, blogs, etc. She reminded that ALL clubs, hosts, event planners need
Comments from Residents
A resident requested ½ of vendor fee be refunded from Trash to Treasures event. Dee replied there can be no guarantee of income at this event.
Rose Panella said stage curtain issue was to be addressed at RAC meeting/estimates to Keith and Bob Young
One resident objected to $$ from general fund go to clubs
Rose Panella questioned amount of sales tax from ticket sales for Rockin at the Ridge was excluded. Dee will make those adjustments
Meeting Adjourned at 11:25
STRAWBERRY RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION NEWS By: Dolores Costoso, President
The holidays are rapidly approaching. The month of November is the time to think about all that we have to be thankful for. Take stock in what we have. I don’t mean material things or bank accounts. I mean health, love of family and friends, and our freedom should never be taken for granted. These are just a few things we can be thankful for. If we look around, I am quite sure, we could find more. Thanksgiving Day is the day we celebrate. On November 23, let's all celebrate and thank God for what we have.
In November SRHA slows down. The holidays are coming. We have Nature Art on Wednesday, 11/8/17, at 9:30am. This will be held in the Clubhouse. On Saturday, 11/18/17 Tree Trimming will take place. All clubs are invited to trim their tree in the Clubhouse. There will be no Bingo on Wednesday,11/22/17, due to Thanksgiving cooking and set up by Mary Philips and friends.
Since I last wrote my article, we have had two very successful events. In September we had Rockin at the Ridge with The Fifth Gear. The music was great, and there was a lot of dancing going on. We plan to have them back sometime in 2018. The other event was our Health Fest. Many took part in the free health screenings and got their flu shots. I hope we can make this a yearly event.
On Wednesday 11/8/17 at 9:30am, The Bridges brings Nature Art to Strawberry Ridge. The class will be held in the Clubhouse. This class is limited to only 15 participants. The Bridges will supply all art supplies. If you want to sign up, a sheet will be posted outside the HOA office. Don’t get discouraged if all the spots are taken. If someone cannot attend the class, the next one in line will be called upon to participate. The posting will go up on Monday 10/30/17.
As of October 15 ,2017, our membership is up to 136. Beginning this month and every month thereafter, at Coffee and Donuts, we will begin taking applications for new membership. This will also be a good time to check when your current membership expires. Memberships expire in March of each year. If you join now and pay $6.00, your membership will expire in March 2018. If you join for three years now and pay $15.00, your membership will take you to March of 2020. Now that is a bargain!
DO YOU WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
WE WANT YOU TO CONSIDER
VOLUNTEERIING TO FILL THE VACANCIES
ON THE STRAWBERRY RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD.
THREE POSITIONS NEED TO BE FILLED ON THE BOARD:
YOUR SKILLS CAN HELP MAKE MORE EVENTS AND
DEE COSTOSO 813-8419913
GERARD BARBELLA 516-567-1127
KATHY BECK 813-390-3315
Carol Pitman 681-3293
Carol Pitman 681-3293
As of April 1st we have started a new year for the membership in the Homeowner’s Association. This is the time to join. A one-year membership goes from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018, and the cost is $6.00. If you want to join for three years, your membership will go from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2020, and the cost is $15.00. I have posted on the indoor and outdoor bulletin boards a list of people whose membership expired as of 3/31/17. If you’re not sure, please call me and I will let you know if you do. If you do renew or want to join, at the Activity Center, there is a bulletin board just left of the SRHA Office and a folder with blank application to join. Yes, even if you are renewing your membership, a new form needs to be completed.
When new people move into StrawBerry Ridge, there is nothing nicer than a visit from a friendly neighbor. If you are new to StrawBerry Ridge and didn't get a call, please contact Paula Somers at 684-8328 or Susan Mangan at 690-3482