Association Manager Report – November 2018

It’s Budget season!!!
Woohoo! Who loves Excel? Starting in August each year, the budget team and myself review maintenance and use, solicit vendor bids and review utility rate changes to create a budget that incorporates annual audit and reserve study recommendations. Several versions and multiple people hours create the first draft for board review in September. Then, back to the drawing board to incorporate edits and 3 rd quarter financials for October board review. Every line item is scrutinized and various scenarios are created until, board members can approve a final version for budget ratification.
Q: Why is our budget on a calendar year if the shareholders (homeowners) meeting is the first Monday of February? Our 1941 governing documents prescribe the annual shareholders’ meeting date in February, while our annual budget runs on a calendar year. This is the reason for two annual homeowners meetings, one for budget ratification and the other to elect board members.
Clubhouse 
Clubhouse rentals are in full swing this fall and winter with lots of activity! Consider renting the clubhouse for your next celebration, professional, or family event. Reservations are available 7 days/evenings a week, with details and forms available at www.blueridgeseattle.com under the Facility Rental tab. If you’re pondering dates, the online rental calendar is in real time and available even when the office is closed.
Already thinking about 2019? We’re doing things a little differently next year to accommodate the many planners out there; brides-to-be and grads, we’re talking about you. Next year’s cabana and clubhouse rental calendar will open January 4 th . Pace Setters, Swim Team and Events volunteers – please send us your 2019 dates and times by December 21 st or reserve online after Jan 4 th .
Deadline approaching!
If you’d like to update information for the 2019 Blue Ridge Directory, please download or request a form before the November 30th deadline. New Directories should be available at the Annual Shareholders Meeting February 4 th at 7pm .
Heartfelt thanks to our dedicated volunteers; your efforts create community and lasting memories.
Warm Thanksgiving wishes to Blue Ridge neighbors, friends and families.

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