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 June, July & August) at 7:00PM at the Activity Center


Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association
General Meeting – May 6, 2017

The Meeting was called to order at 9:56 by President Sharon Hurley.

Board Members Present: Sharon Hurley, Dee Costoso, Rose Panella, Kathy Beck, Mazie McMahon and Margie Hersh
Board Members Absent: Paul Gardner

Keith Stevens, Strawberry Ridge’s new Manager, addressed the residents. He spoke on the strength of community and sense of pride of our homes and Strawberry Ridge as a whole. He advised residents of the following:
1. Prospectus and Rules – he will uphold these. He welcomes everyone to come to him with problems and suggestions; however, they should check to see if they are addressed in the Prospectus/Rules first.
2. A current project being addressed is the air conditioning in the Clubhouse. There’s a lot of work to be done and he asked for everyone’s patience.
3. There are many beautification projects that are being worked on and scheduled.
4. The Clubhouse roof is scheduled to be power washed and painted.
5. The Mulrennan gate is going to be rehabbed, probably similar to the front and Dover gates.
Additionally, Mr. Stevens spoke about the new events form that needs to be submitted to him for approval. Once approved, the event will be put on the calendar of events.

 Holiday Dinners Update – Mary Phillips and Friends have volunteered to do the Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners so they can take place on the actual holidays.
 Weatherization Assistance Program – President Hurley talked about this program which is being held at the Clubhouse on May 16th. Information about it have been posted on the bulletin boards, the blog and copies were made available to residents attending the meeting.
 SRHA General Meetings Schedule – President Hurley reminded everyone that there will be no General SRHA general meeting in June, July, and August. They will resume monthly starting in September. The coffee and donuts hour will continue on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer.
 Financial Audit – President Hurley announced that a financial audit of the SRHA as of March 31, 2017 had been conducted and that it was determined to be a clean audit.

April Minutes
The minutes of the April meeting were posted on the Blog and the Clubhouse and Activity Center bulletin boards prior to the May meeting. Additionally, copies were made available on the tables for residents to review. Kathy Beck made a motion to accept the minutes Rose Panella seconded it.

Treasurer’s Report by Rose Panella
The checking account balance at April 1st was $18,689.25. Income for the month was $782.66 and expenses were $299.84 bringing the balance on April 30th to $19,172.07. Note: The total of the Legal Fund and Bingo is $4,252.73, making the actual available balance in the checkbook $14,919.34 as of April 30th.

Membership Report by Rose Panella
Total members as of April 30th are 120.

Bingo Report by Dee Costoso
At the May 3rd Bingo, there was a problem with the machine on one of the games. To make up for this, at the May 10th Bingo, everyone will receive 2 free games on the orange cards. Additionally, the Strawberry Jar will be free through May 31st or until someone wins it.

Welcome Report by Mazie McMahon
The Welcome Committee is up-to-date on visiting/leaving notices for new residents.

RAC Report by Mazie McMahon
RAC met on April 25th and the minutes of the meeting were posted on the AC and CH bulletin boards as well as the RAC blog. Items discussed included: no umbrella bases for the umbrellas at the outdoor pool, the need for additional tables, umbrellas and chairs at the outdoor pool, mosquito spraying, the cleaning of the outdoor pool area and the new traffic pattern across from the main entrance of SR. RAC will be meeting with Bob Young and his management team on May 16th. Items to be presented are: suggestions for the old shuffleboard courts area, solar panels at the outdoor pool, street cleaning, and the status of resurfacing/replacing the tennis and pickle ball courts.

SRHA Upcoming Events
1. Weatherization Program – May 16th
2. Diabetes/Hypertension Health Seminar – May 18th
3. FLOW – June 7th
4. Ice Cream Social – June 11th
5. Omelet Breakfast – July 15th
6. Music by the Water – August 26th
7. “Rockin at the Ridge” dance – September 23rd
8. Health Fest – October 10th

Additional Events:
1. Neighborhood Watch Fundraiser – May 13th
2. Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Day Picnic – May 27th
3. Veterans Memorial Program – May 29th

Comments from Board Members
Rose Panella talked about the Files of Life that the SRHA received last month. She is unable to get any information about paying for them. She suggested that the Association make a donation to the Fire Department. Everyone thought this was a good idea. Marty Sullivan made a motion and Celeste DeVito seconded it to give the Fire Department a donation of $100. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 11:10AM.


By: Sharon Hurley, SRHA President 315-9487

We would like to wish a very warm welcome to our new Strawberry Ridge Manager, Keith Stevens. Keith comes to us with experience as a police officer and in city management and has shown himself to be personable and approachable and should be a great addition to the staff here at the Ridge. He is making himself available to join us at our next scheduled Homeowner’s Association Meeting on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. immediately following our monthly complimentary coffee and donut social hour at 9:00 A.M. Come on out to enjoy coffee with your friends and neighbors to meet and hear what your new manager has to say about living here in Strawberry Ridge.

The same Saturday, May 6, in the morning is the time to bring all of your sensitive documents to the Clubhouse for FREE shredding provided by your Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association by Shredd-Exx. Papers are safely destroyed before your eyes.

A big thank you for the volunteers of the Strawberry Ridge CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for assisting the volunteers of the American Red Cross in installing free 10 year smoke detectors in almost 50 homes in our community in an effort coordinated by the Homeowners Association. With everyone’s cooperation, we accomplished a lot; kudos to all!

Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2017, Dr. Patel of JSA Medical Group will present a free health seminar, “Living with Diabetes and Hypertension”. From 12:45 P.M. to 2:15 P.M. Afternoon refreshments will be offered. This is the second of a series of educational lectures being offered to residents on a variety of topics. Please feel free to suggest topics of interest to you.

A Golf Cart Clinic will be held at the Activity Center in cooperation with Mid Florida Golf Cars on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 9 A.M. to Noon. They will be available to check over your golf carts, perform minor repairs on site ($), and discuss possibilities for other repair/issues.

Have a great May!
Calling all volunteers!
by Dee Costoso

 The year 2017 is off to a busy start. The HOA already has had two events. The New Years Eve Dance and FLOW.  We have more events planned, but we need the help of our residents.  2017 holds a new beginning for the Ridge. That is why I will be starting a Volunteer Committee.  Anyone wanting to participate, can contact me at  There will also be sign-up sheets posted at the activity center by the SRHA office and the bulletin board in the club house. Help make 2017 a successful year at the Ridge!


By Rose Panella

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. Again, if you have any questions, please contact me.


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 Mazie McMahon at 655-0750 or Paula Somers at 684-8328 or Susan Mangan at 690-3482


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!