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

It’s now February and hopefully we are all settling comfortably into 2016. We have enjoyed together our annual New Year’s Party with Smokey and the Angels and the Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper with Cliff Ritchie. Great music, great company and great food!

On Friday evening, February 12th, the HOA will present Sandy Nitch: A Night of Music and Entertainment at the Clubhouse from 7 PM – 10 PM. Sandy has been performing professionally since 2007 and her vocal styling and sensitivity is that of a saxophone player—very smooth. 

Recently, Sandy began working to create music that can be enjoyed by everyone by incorporating music from multi-generations and giving it her own spin. Sandy brings a mixed bouquet of jazz, blues, and pop with her wherever she goes, but don’t be afraid to ask her and her friends for a little bit of country. Tickets are $7 in advance or $9 at the door. So get your ticket, bring whatever you want to drink and some special snacks, grab your dancing shoes and come to enjoy!

Thursday, March 24th is our Annual Vendor Fair from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Clubhouse. This is your opportunity to meet people and businesses who offer services and products of special interest to those of us who own manufactured homes and/or are 55 or older. And of course, our famous hot dogs will be available for a delightful lunch that you don’t have to prepare.

Finally, the Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association’s Annual Meeting is scheduled on March 5th at 10 AM in the Clubhouse right after our monthly Coffee and Donuts gathering. Elections will be held for three (3) seats on the Board of Directors. Voting members will be receiving information about voting, a sample ballot, and a proxy that can be used for establishing a quorum. As you know, this is the meeting that we must have 30% of voting member to proceed, so please come and join us, or please turn in your proxy ballot to either the Homeowners Office in the Activity Center or at the Sales Office.

F.L.O.W. - Florida Licensing on Wheels 31/

Tuesday, March 1st., 2016 10 AM – 2 PM

Strawberry Ridge Clubhouse


The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles places a high value on customer service. They provide a convenient method to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate. They also offer the Department’s critical safety services such as emergency contact information registration and safety campaigns. 
SRHA Nominating Committee
Mazie McMahon – 655-0750

Board elections will take place at the March SRHA meeting. Below is information about the four individuals who are running for the three available Board seats.

Dee Costoso - I have lived at the Ridge for three years. I co-chair Bingo on Wednesday nights and I also volunteer for community activities and cleanup. I retired from banking, where I worked in customer service. My hobbies are jewelry making and interior design. I look forward to continue volunteering my time in the Strawberry Ridge Community.

Sharon Hurley - I have lived here since 2009, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. I have served as President since mid-2013. I believe that as a Director, it is my responsibility to provide services for residents of SR (Flu Clinic, Fl. Licensing on Wheels, Golf Cart/Bicycle
Registration and the Senior Nutrition Program: provide programs of social events for residents (Elvis, Cliff Ritchie, Halloween Party, New Year’s Eve party and holiday dinners and picnics;) and to liaison with Management to maintain and improve our quality of life here at the Ridge. I retired from New York State Office of Mental Health where I worked for 33 years as a therapist and Mental Health Administrator.

Rose Panella - I have lived here since 2005. Prior to joining the Board, I volunteered my time doing membership for the Association, but had to stop due to working full time. I have since retired and was appointed treasurer of the Association, and have held this position since April 2014. My bookkeeping background consists of having worked in the auditing department of Sears and as bookkeeper and teller for a bank, both in
Newburgh, NY. Since being appointed treasurer, I devote my time to keeping the Homeowner’s Association’s finances current and I also am back doing membership.

Norma Torres - A native New Yorker I have been in the Tampa area since 2005 and at the Ridge since August 2015. I have worked at several Arts Services Organizations and Museums developing community arts projects such as Artist-Adopt-a-School, murals and arts studios. During my 20 years of service for New York City and State I established measurable standards performance for NY City Arts groups, evaluated groups against said standards both performance and fiscal, operated 758 Cultural Complex which included staffing, maintaining records, instructional classes and special events such as concerts , annual events and festivals. Since moving to Florida I have acquired a 20/40 Personal Lines License and worked at Progressive Insurance as Bilingual agent. I enjoy planning events, various forms of crafting, and baking.


By Rose Panella

Membership fees are $6.00 for 1 year and $15.00 for 3 years. Memberships run from April 1 thru March 31 of the following year

Applications for joining can be dropped off at the Homeowner’s Office which is in the Activity Center. If the office is closed, please use the slot in the door to drop off.  If you are a current member, please enclose your current membership card if you wish to have that updated.  



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!


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!