President Report – January 2020

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good holiday season and is excited and hopeful for 2020. This month I will speak to Board Elections and the upcoming Shareholder’s Meeting on February 3rd.

Board Elections
Every year terms end for 3 Board members and 3 positions are up for election. You will soon receive your ballot in the mail if you haven’t already got it.

 The Steves (Steve Brunette and Steve Reich) will both finish serving on the Board for one 3-year term. And I will end my tenure on the Board after serving two terms. Steve Brunette was Grounds and Facilities Chair and brought a candid perspective to our deliberations and expertise in property management to the position. He also helped bring pickle ball to Woodbine! Steve Reich was a jack-of-all-trades and held three different positions on the Board: Security Chair, Secretary and in his final year, Legal Chair where he could use his experience as an attorney to help us through a couple thorny issues. I personally thank them for their service and I hope you will too. It’s not always easy being on the Board – it takes time out of your life and the issues we deal with can be challenging. For my part, I will write a final farewell column next month.

The good news is that we have three great candidates up for election: Nick Larson, Gary Mitchell and Jamie Smith. All three have kids on swim team and are involved in the community. Nick is an attorney with experience both serving on and advising Boards and has past legal experience with HOA clients. Gary is a finance guy, is working in investment banking and also has served on non-profit boards. Jamie has volunteered a ton for Blue Ridge and other organizations and has served as the Blue Ridge tennis coordinator for the past several years. We are lucky to have them step up and give their time and energy to Blue Ridge!

So…. Please fill-out your ballot and return it by mail or in person to the Club House by the February 3rd Shareholders meeting. As always, we need that quorum for votes to count.

Annual Shareholders Meeting
Mark your calendars. Come hear year-end reports by the Board. It will be my last time addressing the community as Board President (who knows what I might say):

Annual Shareholders Meeting February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm Blue Ridge Club House

Hope to see you there!

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