December 2018 Newsletter
MYERLEE CIRCLE NEWSLETTER
FROM THE BOARD:
How to communicate with your HOA Board of Directors
In recognizing the importance of good owner and HOA Board members communication, each board member is assigned weekly coverage for office phones, mail and email Monday thru Friday. We offer multiple options for communications, such as:
1. Board office email: email@example.com
2. Myerlee Circle office phone: 239-481-8387
3. Myerlee Circle Condominium Website – Open website, select Contact Us, write message and hit send.
When using any of these options, we ask that you give your name, phone number, date and a clear and concise message. Every effort will be made to contact you in a timely manner.
The above noted options are the best way to contact a board member. We ask that owners do not call on a Board member at their home or call on their personal phone.
If you have any type of emergency, please call the appropriate agency or identified individual – Thank you
HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION FEES TO INCREASE FOR 2019
Besides a new year, January 2019 will bring a 5% increase in the association condo fee from $400.00 to $420.00.
On November 15, 2018 an owners meeting was held to present the proposed budget. The 2019 Budget includes a 4% increase in Operating cost and a 21% higher contribution for Reserves. The Operating accounts presented in this budget are suggested or required by The Florida Statutes and Administrative Code.
The total 2019 Budget is about $31,790.00 higher than in 2018. This is a 7% increase. The Board made every attempt to modify, change and, or decrease any and all identified waste from 2019 budget score presenting it for review.
In order to balance the budget it is necessary to increase the monthly fee by $20.00.
If you have questions concerning payment changes, please contact our treasurer, Linda Fentner at 239-400-1093 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS: Holiday time is quickly coming up and people are starting to decorate inside and outside their units.
The Board would like to caution owners, who have not yet had their units power washed and painted, against putting up outdoor lights and decorations. The painting contractor cannot be responsible for removing any decorations from bushes, doors and or outdoor unit walks.
The painters are diligently working to finish all units before the Christmas Holiday. We appreciate your cooperation.
T’AI CHI CHIH CLASS: Free mini course in T’ai Chi Chih. This course is offered by accredited T’ai Chi Chah instructor and Myerlee Circle resident Beverly Chandley. The class is free of charge.
Last year we had the full nine week class, but it was tough for folks to make so many classes. Beverly is shortening it to an introductory course of four classes of 1-1.5 hours in length. The course will still be cumulative, so plan to attend all four sessions, especially the first one. Call Beverly at 239-910-3790 if you have any questions.
Classes are on Fridays at 9:00 at the Myerlee clubhouse, beginning on January11.
No early sign up is required.
MYERLEE CIRCLE FIELD TRIPS: Last year the field trips were a big hit so why not do them again? The first two have been planned so far. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome!
December 28th: Night Lights In The Gardens
The group will meet for carpooling at the clubhouse at 5:00 pm and head down to the Naples Botanical Garden for an enchanted evening of music and twinkling lights throughout the garden. Their holiday entertainment and displays should be magical.
The cost is $$20 for entry and bring some cash to “tip” your driver. Payments will need to be made in advance to Bev Chandley. Call her at 239-910-3790 to make arrangements. They do have a lovely cafe there for food if you are interested but no special arrangements for dining can be made. Or bring your own food! We should plan to be there about 2 hours.
January 25th: Everblades Hockey Night at Hertz Arena
Yes, Germaine arena is now called Hertz arena! But it should be the same great fun cheering for our Florida Everblades as they take on the Jacksonville Icemen! The game starts at 7:30. We will meet for carpooling at the clubhouse at 6:30. Bring cash to “tip” your driver. FREE T-SHIRTS included with the ticket price of $23.00. Call Bev Chandley at 239-910-3790 with your size (M,L,XL) and to make payment. Limited seating so call soon!
MEN’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The men will be holding their monthly pancake breakfast Saturday morning, December 8, from 8:30-9:30. Please join us for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, savory sausage, sweet rolls, coffee and orange juice, and best of all great company.
WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING: The Women’s Club meeting will be on Monday, December 3. All are welcome. Come and join us at 10:00 for coffee. Meeting starts at 10:30. Immediately after the meeting, we will be decorating the clubhouse for the holidays. Please come and help us organize some of our Myerlee Circle activities.
BOOK CLUB: Our Book Club will be meeting on December 11 at the Myerlee Country Club at 10:30 am., followed by a lunch of your choice. Come and join us in discussions about books that you are reading now or have read. If you enjoy fun-filled stories, suspense, humor, romance, plenty of chilling danger, we would love to hear about it. For more information please call Eileen at 239-415-9318.
HOLIDAY PARTY: We will be having our annual Holidays party on Friday, December 14 at 5:00 pm at the clubhouse. Please join in celebrating this holiday season.
Bring your favorite hors d’oeuvres to share and your favorite beverage. Call 239-247-4703 no later than December 13 to make your reservation and let us know how many will attend.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: Don’t forget these groups meetings every week at The Circle clubhouse for fun activities:
— Water Aerobics: Water Aerobics will meet every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 am barring cold and or inclement weather.
— Happy Hour: Meets every Thursday at the Clubhouse at 4:30 pm. Bring a snack of your choice along with your beverage and get in on the latest scoop.
— The Myerlee Circle Art Group: Meets at the Clubhouse every Thursday at 1:00 pm. If you wish to join us, please call Barbara at 239-437-8242 for more information.
— Knitting/Crocheting Group: The “Knitting/Crocheting for Charity” group will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, at The Myerlee Country Club at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact Joni Johnson at email@example.com. Please mention Knitting group in the subject line OR call Joni at 239-765-9214. See you there!!!
— Bocce Players and Watchers: On Friday afternoons around 4:00, why not come out to the Bocce court for some fun and laughs. It is right behind the clubhouse and pool. If you wish to use the court at any other time, the bocce balls and broom to smooth the court are inside the pool’s utility closet on the pool lanai.
— Shuffleboard: The shuffleboard courts have been repaired and repainted and are ready for your use. Pucks and sticks are in the clubhouse pantry!
We also have cornhole game equipment in the closet on the patio. Help yourself to using these.You can set this up on the lawn to enjoy.
COMMUNITY NEWS: Please remember when you have news of community activities, club meetings, special events, personal loss, landmark birthdays, yard sales or anything of general interest, contact Julia Tepper at 239-400-0119 or email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of the month.
Emailing newsletter: Ifyou would like to receive the newsletter via email, please let me know. Emailing the newsletter saves money and you get it faster. The newsletter is also on line atMyerleecircle.com — Julia