2014 Social Committee Updates!
We hope that everyone enjoyed the new holiday decorations! We will be adding lights on the other side of the large bushes behind the entrance sign next year hopefully. There is not currently much in the way of power up there, so we will work on solutions this year. All the lights are now LED and we look forward to using them for many years to come.
Unfortunately the lights, wreath and timer that were on the front pond dock were vandalized during the season. Thankfully we had a repair crew (thanks Todd Merten for volunteering!) that was able to get most of the lights functioning again, however it was very disheartening that our neighborhood continues to be plagued by this type of petty vandalism. Let's try to keep our eyes and ears open, and please report any suspicious activity.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! We are now a committee of TWO... If you are able to volunteer to help plan or even just help out for a few hours the day of an event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or let any of the board members know and they can put you in touch with us. Without more volunteers, the only events that will be hosted this year will be Cabana Nights. The other treasured, traditional events are too much for two people to handle in a neighborhood of 518 homes. That being said, we are being optimistic and hoping that others will help out. If so, the calendar of events will be as follows:
Cabana Nights 6-9pm at the pool!
Music, Food Trucks and Popsicles return! Please let us know if you have a favorite food truck we should call or would like to volunteer as an organizer - SUPER easy - phone calls and pass out popsicles is about all it takes!
Friday May 16th
Saturday June 7th
Friday July 25th
Saturday August 16th (Adults Only!)
July 4th Parade!
4th of July wheels roll at 11:00am! Traditional parade route followed by hot dogs, chips and soda at the pool.
Here is to a fun 2014!
~April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month~
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel and Mind on Driving
There were nearly 39,000 crashes in Florida last year in which a driver was driving distracted. Those crashes resulted in 201 deaths and more than 33,000 injuries. Whether it’s texting on your cell phone, eating a hamburger between appointments, or tuning in your favorite radio station, any driver who takes their focus off the road for even a second is driving distracted and the end result could be deadly. April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month in Florida and Florida Law Enforcement Officer’s are working to bring awareness to Floridians about the dangers of distracted driving.
Anything Florida Law Enforcement Officer’s can do to drive home the message that distracted driving is dangerous and often deadly is crucial to making Florida highways safer. Don’t Drive Distracted’ is a message that is especially important for young, inexperienced drivers under the age of 20 who have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes.
Nationally, more than nine people are killed and more than a thousand other are injured each day in the U.S. as the result of a distracted driver. Texting is one of the major causes of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that any given daylight moment, there are 660,000 people who are texting and driving. Texting while driving was banned last year in Florida.
~The message to all drivers is to keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on driving.~