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  • President’s Report – May 2017 (5/12/2017)

    It’s the quiet before the storm of late Spring and Summer activity. The Pool opens May 13 and evening swim team practices will follow soon after. With the low tides more people are out on the beach with nice weather and the Beach Park starts getting a lot of use.

    The nice part of this time of year and summer months is that we get to see our neighbors more and we get the chance to enjoy our common properties/parks more. With the increased use of our parks, however, comes the obligation to keep them clean and engage in safe and courteous behavior. Yes, this is the annual reminder about our Code of Conduct for our parks.

    Every year with end-of-year school and early summer parties, there seems to be an incident or occasions where there is vandalism, garbage isn’t cleaned up, or a party gets out of hand and noise levels increase or people engage in dangerous acts such as climbing up the railroad signal. Our Code of Conduct has a list of expected, common sense behaviors. The bottom-line is that our parks should be left in better shape than when you arrived. The Beach Park is for Blue Ridge residents and their guests and FOBs should not be loaned to non-residents. Violations of the code and FOB policy can possibly result in FOB suspension.

    The Blue Ridge Directory has the Code of Conduct spelled out as well as a lot of other useful information. If you haven’t already picked-up your 2017 Directory, why not use the pool opening as a chance to pick one up.

    On to a less dogmatic topic: The Long Range Planning Committee! Under the leadership of the Treasurer, Andrea Durbin, we had our first meeting. The group confirmed objectives and outlined a set of initial tasks. The first order of business is to review the Reserve Study and to begin to outline the assets that will need replacing in the next 3-5 years. The members of the committee in addition to Andrea are Steve Brunette, Josh Findley, Mark Sherard, Eric Souder and me.

    On a final note, I’d like to promote the New Resident reception 4:00 – 6:00pm May 21 at the home of Membership Chair, Brooke Walker. We encourage all new residents to attend. It is a great chance to meet your neighbors and learn more about Blue Ridge. I hope to see you there!

    Janet

  • Architecture Report – May 2017 (5/12/2017)

    At our April meeting, the board:

    • Approved the Angelis remodel and addition, 10126 Radford Ave NW
    • Initial Présentation for Redington remodel, 10007 Radford Ave NW
    May meeting, the board:
    • Approved Redington remodel, 10007 Radford Ave NW
    • Initial presentation for Fitzgerald/Dodge remodel, 10027 Bayard Ave NW
    In June the board:
    • Vote on Fitzgerald/Dodge project, 10027 Bayard Ave NW
    • Initial Presentation for Kliman remodel and addition, 10245 Valmay Ave NW
    • Consider oral comments on hedge complaints at Hamack residence, 10361 15th Ave NW, and make a formal determination regarding whether the hedge is in violation of the Blue Ridge covenants pursuant to the Blue Ridge Hedge Complaint Policy.

    If anyone needs to reference our hedge policy, you can find it here on our website under our governing documents: http://www.blueridgeseattle.com/?page_id=200 

    Whew a lot is going on architecturally!  Never a dull moment!  Thank you.
    Barbara
  • Events Report – May 2017 (5/12/2017)
    April showers DEFINITELY bring May Flowers! Our neighborhood is in full bloom and it’s lovely. In addition to all the beauty, summer is right around the corner which means a lot is happening in the Events Department of Blue Ridge. We are in need for your help, so please contact the assigned contact, or reach out to me directly if you’d like to be even more connected with our events at blueridevents@gmail.com
    Here’s our spring-summer line up….
    -Cat

    NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL

    When: Sunday, May 21 4-6pm 
    Where: The Walker’s Home, 1509 NW Greenbrier Way 
    Scoop: View the details here! This is an open, free event to all new residents of Blue Ridge over the last 18-20 months. Please join your new neighbors and Board Members, Pool & Tennis crew, and more. This is a great opportunity to network and learn about the many opportunities to get more involved in our awesome community. So enjoy the pool and walk over to the Walker’s home to get to know what Blue Ridge is really all about.
    Contact: Kelly Carrithers at kelly.carrithers@gmail.com

    JULY 4th

    When: Tuesday, July 4th 
    Where: Kicks off at Blue Ridge Pool and ends up at Woodbine Park 
    Scoop: View the details here. Join your neighbors at this free day of fun for an old fashioned style 4th of July. We start at the clubhouse with an amazing family style parade behind a local Fire Truck. Decorate your wagons, bikes, cars, dogs, children and get ready to parade in style. We will end up at the new and improved Woodbine Playground/Park to enjoy hotdogs and old timey games. Don’t forget about our annual pie making contest! This year we are looking for people to shadow our leads to take this annual event for 2018! Contacts below for more information. This is an easy and fun way to get involved and make our neighborhood even better. Come and add your special Patriotic touch.
    Contact: Brieanne Yuchasz at byuchasz@live.com and Holli Harris at holli_harris@msn.com

    ANNUAL ADULT SUMMER PARTY: 

    When: Saturday, July 29th 
    Where: Clubhouse and poolside* (*weather permitting) 
    Scoop: This is a ticketed event where the cool kids, the Adults, can walk to the clubhouse and chill with all our amazing neighbors. In the past years we’ve had Fiesta’s, Hoedowns, and many more fun themed nights that include signature cocktails, sweet tunes, and more. We are looking for a lead to help us make 2017 a fun night to be talked about many years ahead. Darby Carlisle  who lead the event last year is the most organized person I’ve ever met and has agreed to help the new Lead hit the ground running with ease and grace. I couldn’t ask for an easier way to the pass the baton.
    Contact: Cat Burns at blueridgevents@gmail.com

    Blue Ridge Seniors:  “Pacesetters”

    Pacesetter is a Blue Ridge + group of predominantly senior citizens meeting once a month while sharing a potluck dinner and lectures/entertainment.  One of our aims is to increase enjoyment and fun in the neighborhood and prevent isolation as we age. We invite all Blue Ridge residents to our March meeting. If you know a senior living in Blue Ridge who you think would like to attend, please invite them, since we have no way know from the directory!

    Our Wednesday, May 17th Pacesetters meeting will feature Blue Ridge Resident, Dr. John Crocker, M.D. who will talk and show a film about his work with Dr. Jane Goodall in East Africa studying families of wild chimpanzees. His book, Following Fifi, will be published in December and includes how his work with the chimps influenced his work as a doctor and also in raising his two boys. The evening agenda:

    • 6:00 – 6:30       Socializing
    • 6:30 – 7:15       Potluck dinner
    • 7:15                  Announcements
    • 7:20  +/-8:00    Speaker Dr. John Crocker, M.D. will talk and show a film about his work with Dr. Jane Goodall
  • Pool & Tennis Programs Report – May 2017 (5/12/2017)

    The Pool opens this weekend Sat May 13th!!!! Thank you Michelle for managing all of the operational details to get the pool heated, chlorinated and ready for use. The locker room upgrade is complete, but the clubhouse remodel is not. No fear, we will still open as scheduled, please look for the signs for the temporary entrance.

    The pool schedule can be found here.  Please note: the lifeguard office now has a real phone line, the new number is: 206.784.9028. Please direct all pool inquiries about lessons, pool parties etc, to this number.

    Swim Team:

    We kicked off swim team this week with the following events with the ice cream social and swim suit fitting and May 15th starts our evening practices. The practice schedule is here: https://blueridge.swimtopia.com/practices. Next up:

    • Pre-team May 22-June 26– this is for all kids that want to join the swim team, but cannot swim the length of the pool yet. The coaches will get them ready with this special program
    • Morning Practices: starting June 27th see the Swimtopia site here for times
    • The pancake breakfast will be Tuesday June 27th @ 9:00am up at the Clubhouse!
    • Team pics – July 13th -3:30 start with the team shot at 4:45

    Registration: Please note, this year all swimmers need to be registered and paid in full before they can enter the pool (no exceptions). The fee is $170 per swimmer. Please register here on the Swimtopia site and pay online. You can also drop a check by the clubhouse.

    This year we have 3 home meets – come by and cheer on the Barracudas! Here is the 2017 schedule:

    • Thursday June 22 Blue Ridge at Sand Point
    • Tuesday June 27 Innis Arden at Blue Ridge
    • Thursday June 29 Blue Ridge at Wedgwood
    • Thursday July 6 View Ridge at Blue Ridge
    • Tuesday July 11 Blue Ridge at Klahaya
    • Thursday July 13 Aqua Club at Blue Ridge
    • Tuesday July 18 Blue Ridge at Sheridan Beach
    • Friday July 21 B-Champs at Klahaya
    • Monday July 24 Girl’s Prelims at Wedgwood
    • Tuesday July 25 Boy’s Prelims at Aqua Club
    • Thursday July 27 Northerns at View Ridge
    • Saturday July 29 Adult Meet
    • Tuesday August 1 All City at Innis Arden

    We are very fortunate that Carlos Palacian will return this year for his 11th season with the Blue Ridge Barracuda swim team! Glen Bradburn will also be back for his 3rd year, along with Tucker Benge, Emma Kelly, Rosie McDonagh and Luke Ilgenfritz. Also, special thanks to our parent coordinators, Sarah Bradley, Jeff Malick and our newest addition Katie Carlisle! Go Barracudas!

    Swim Lessons:

    Blue ridge swim lessons start June 12th and run all the way through August 18th. Registration for Blue Ridge residents is live now here. Please note, you’ll need to sign into the website to access the page.

    Tennis:

    I am excited to announce that we will continue our partnership with Tennis Center Sandpoint. Lead Pro Nick Ketchem will be back for his 3rd season, along with Clay Dudley. We have added a Wednesday night cardio class and a Saturday Wimbledon workout as requested by the community. We will repeat the popular kids program, and continue to work to build the team. Please join us on Sunday June 25th at the courts from 4-6pm to meet the pros, play Queen/King of the Court and learn more about the programs! Signups are live now here.

    I look forward to seeing you at the clubhouse. Please send any comments, questions, concerns to me directly at tennispoolchair@blueridgeseattle.com.

    Water Polo:

    Our water polo program is growing under the leadership of Thor Tyson. Schedules are flexible and the kids have a great time. Last year, many kids from the swim team joined after their season and we saw our 10-and-unders win the 2016 All-City Championship!! Congrats on a great year and we’re looking forward to another great sea. See Thor’s intro below for more information.

    Please send any comments, questions or feedback to me directly at tennispoolchair@blueridgeseattle.com.

    I look forward to seeing you at the clubhouse.

    Jenny

  • President’s Report – April 2017 (5/12/2017)

    I’ve seen some yards with some beautiful arrays of daffodils.  Spring feels like it is here (still wet, but here).  That usually means that we are gearing up for the summer season that is just around the corner.

    As others have reported in their columns I’ll also highlight that the Clubhouse renovation is in full swing.  While the impact to the resident Woodpecker is probably the greatest (see Michelle’s column), the people in Blue Ridge will feel it for the next 8 -10 weeks.  As a reminder, we are replacing the siding on all 4 exterior walls and renovating and sprucing up the front with a new look, energy efficient windows and door system.  Access to the building will be through the North entrance.  The locker room is on track to be finished by the time the pool opens on May 13 but pool users will like need to be routed through the pool gate until early June.

    We are also starting to determine the potential design and cost for the proposed deck extension that would go along the East end of the pool and possibly along the tennis courts.  We realize that this project may have mixed levels of support.  The goal will be to have a design scope and cost estimates by this summer so that we can get resident feedback.  This effort will likely require fundraising from the community and will only go forward if it is something that the community wants.

    In other news, we won’t be having our annual Spring Work Party this year.  Steve Brunette, the new Grounds & Facilities Chair is focusing his early efforts on helping to oversee the Clubhouse renovation.   He will determine an alternative.  Perhaps it will be a Fall Work Party to do some work around the Clubhouse.

    We also have recruited community and board members for the Long Range Planning Committee.  This committee has been charged to proactively determine our community asset maintenance needs and the associated costs and to make budget revenue and cost projections over a 3 year time horizon.  The first meeting will be at the end of April.

    Well, that’s all I have this month.  I’ll give a plug for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 15, organized once again by Julie Keegan.  I always enjoy the prompt starting time and mad frenzy of the kids gathering up their goodies.  Unfortunately, we are going to miss it this year in my daughter’s last year of legal participation.  I hope all the bunnies have fun!

    Janet

  • Club Manager Report – April 2017 (5/12/2017)

    It’s not usually a good sign if a Hairy Woodpecker is excavating insects and creating holes in a building’s siding. In the Woodpecker’s defense, he didn’t cause the original moisture damage, which attracted an insect population and reliable food source. After several decades, there were other areas of the clubhouse with failed siding, but the west side belonged to the Woodpecker. They are skittish birds, hearing them more often than seeing. During the long, quiet months at the clubhouse there were days when the Woodpecker visits were a welcomed interruption. I will miss his calls, rhythmic tapping, and catching a glimpse of tail feathers against the kitchen window. This has been a good gig for the Woodpecker, but soon the gig will be up when damaged siding and framework are replaced. This morning was his last visit and that’s a good sign for the clubhouse. I will listen for him as his search continues for insects in nearby tress. 

    Pardon our dust!  Siding demolition is under way and the front entrance is closed until project completion in June. Please help maintain a safe environment and use the side door off parking lot (north side) as a temporary entrance. Drop-box use is still available evenings and weekends, please watch your step.

    Payments:  Thank you to every homeowner who paid our 2017 Maintenance Assessment due by March 31st , reducing collection costs for everyone.

    Thinking of selling? Please share my contact info with Listing Agent, Title, and Escrow for document requests, payoffs, and HOA demands. Turnaround times are usually less than a week (please note office closure below).

    Seattle City Light: Please see project updates below, Phase 1 is nearing completion in June with Phase 2 beginning this month. Details, contacts, and maps below. 

    New Directory and Shareholder Reports: Stop by and pick up your copy!

    Office closure: The office will be closed during vacation April 17-21nd, let me know if I can help prior and cheers to a sunny spring!

    Michelle Morgan, CMCA®
    Blue Ridge Association Manager
  • Architecture Report – April 2017 (5/12/2017)

    ARCHITECTURAL NOTICES: April 2017

    I am finishing my second full month of architecture chair.  I was really hoping remodeling would slow this year and I could coast!  It is still going strong.  In addition to remodels, answering questions about procedures is high on everyone’s list, which I am learning quickly.  Just a reminder, all the information and forms are on our website under the Architecture tab.  But please feel free to contact me.  If I don’t have the answer, I do know how to get it.  Thank you.In the March meeting, the Board:

    •   Approved: Rockwell/Barrett 10532 13th Ave NW
    •   Heard initial  presentation:  Angelis, 10126 Radford Ave NW

    In the April meeting, the board will act on:

    •     Angelis, 10126 Radford Ave NW, remodel and addition
    •     Initial presentation: Redington, 10007 Radford Ave NW
    Thanks,
    Barbara
  • Events Report – April 2017 (5/12/2017)
    It is officially spring, I must say our household is ready! The tulips are showing their colors, the sun is staying out later, and it IS time to day dream about the summer ahead. Please consider joining me and your neighbors to kick off our summer and celebrate all that the neighborhood has to offer in our events line up. Please contact the assigned contact, or reach out to me directly if you’d like to be even more connected with our Events at blueridevents@gmail.com
    Here’s what is coming up….

    EASTER EGG HUNT

    When: SATURDAY, April 15th at 11am SHARP 
    Where: Blue Ridge Beach Park 
    Scoop: Free event for our community. Come on down and find some Easter Goodies, candies, and other surprises in plastic eggs. Please note, all children are able to “go for it!” at 11am, not a minute later. If you show up 5 mins late, there is a high probability that your child will not get any eggs. Kids today are determined! For all you new families, we have a special area set up for different age groups, including toddlers. Please walk on down to the beach park and enjoy the time with your neighbors. Tide will be in-between High and Low tides, so it could be a nice day to enjoy our amazing neighborhood beach too. Let’s all wish for fantastic weather.
    Contact: Julie Keegan at seattlestella1@gmail.com

    NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL

    When: Sunday, May 21 4-6pm 
    Where: The Walker’s Home, 1509 NW Greenbrier Way 
    Scoop: View the details here! This is an open, free event to all new residents of Blue Ridge over the last 18-20 months. Please join your new neighbors and Board Members, Pool & Tennis crew, and more. This is a great opportunity to network and learn about the many opportunities to get more involved in our awesome community. So enjoy the pool and walk over to the Walker’s home to get to know what Blue Ridge is really all about.
    Contact: Kelly Carrithers at kelly.carrithers@gmail.com

    JULY 4th

    When: Tuesday, July 4th 
    Where: Kicks off at Blue Ridge Pool and ends up at Woodbine Park 
    Scoop: Join your neighbors at this free day of fun for an old fashioned style 4th of July. We start at the clubhouse with an amazing family style parade behind a local Fire Truck. Decorate your wagons, bikes, cars, dogs, children and get ready to parade in style. We will end up at the new and improved Woodbine Playground/Park to enjoy hotdogs and old timey games. Don’t forget about our annual pie making contest! This year we are looking for people to shadow our leads to take this annual event for 2018! Contacts below for more information. This is an easy and fun way to get involved and make our neighborhood even better. Come and add your special Patriotic touch.
    Contact: Brieanne Yuchasz at byuchasz@live.com and Holli Harris at holli_harris@msn.com

    ANNUAL ADULT SUMMER PARTY: 

    When: Saturday, July 29th 
    Where: Clubhouse and poolside* (*weather permitting) 
    Scoop: This is a ticketed event where the cool kids, the Adults, can walk to the clubhouse and chill with all our amazing neighbors. In the past years we’ve had Fiesta’s, Hoedowns, and many more fun themed nights that include signature cocktails, sweet tunes, and more. We are looking for a lead to help us make 2017 a fun night to be talked about many years ahead. Darby Carlisle  who lead the event last year is the most organized person I’ve ever met and has agreed to help the new Lead hit the ground running with ease and grace. I couldn’t ask for an easier way to the pass the baton.
    Contact: Cat Burns at blueridgevents@gmail.com
    Happy Spring!
    Cat Burns
    Events Coordinator
    Blue Ridge Seniors:  “Pacesetters”
    Pacesetter is a Blue Ridge + group of predominantly senior citizens meeting once a month while sharing a potluck dinner and lectures/entertainment.  One of our aims is to increase enjoyment and fun in the neighborhood and prevent isolation as we age. We invite all Blue Ridge residents to our March meeting. If you know a senior living in Blue Ridge who you think would like to attend, please invite them, since we have no way know from the directory!

    The next meeting will be peaker will be Derick Pasternak. He will speak on medical standards in the U.S. and abroad.
    Derick Pasternak practiced internal medicine for 37 years, retiring from clinical practice in 2006.  In the meantime he obtained his MBA and headed up two integrated healthcare systems, most recently at Providence Puget Sound Region.  Since 2001, Dr. Pasternak has worked as an international consultant and manager, assisting hospitals world-wide to meet international standards of quality.  He has consulted or lectured in over 40 countries on six continents.  Dr. Pasternak served as Public Health Officer with the US Army in Vietnam and commanded two Army reserve hospitals before retiring with the rank of colonel; he was clinical professor in the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine from 2000 to 2005.  He is a Rotarian.

    The evening agenda:

    • 6:00 – 6:30       Socializing
    • 6:30 – 7:15       Potluck dinner
    • 7:15                  Announcements
    • 7:20  +/-8:10    Speaker Derick Pasternak on medical standards in the U.S. and abroad
  • Pool & Tennis Program Report – April 2017 (5/12/2017)

    The Pool opens this year on Sat May 13th!!!! The pool schedule is here on the Blue Ridge website.

    I am delighted to announce Rosie McDonagh as our new Pool Manager this year.  Rosie comes from a long lineage of Blue Ridge Pool Managers following in the steps of brother John and sister Sarah.  Rosie has grown up at the BlueridgePool and was a member of the Barracuda swim team for 13 years!  She also has been a lifeguard, swim coach, and lesson coordinator so comes with some great experience.  Last year she worked closely with Tucker Benge to get ready to take the reins this year!  She is looking forward to bringing new energy and ideas to the Program.   She has hired Luke Ilgenfritz as her assistant manager and Jessica Carey as the lesson coordinator!

    Rosie has completed the hiring process and has her staff in place for the 2017 season!! Congrats new lifeguards and lesson instructors!!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification with Carlos Palacian starting Sat May 6th. You can view and download the entire list of requirements and dates here. The recertification program will be on May 22nd.

    Swim Lessons:
    Blue ridge swim lessons start June 12th and run all the way through August 18th.  Registration for BlueRidge residents is live now (link),  Non-Residents May 1 for session 1,2 & 2A.  Mark your calendars as the spots fill up quickly!  The full class schedule and details about the program can be found here. Please note that residents must log in to see this link, otherwise you will only see the non-resident sign up.

    Tennis:
    I am excited to announce that we will continue our partnership with Tennis Center Sandpoint.  Lead Pro Nick Ketchem will be back for his 3rd season.  We have added a Wednesday night cardio class and a Saturday Wimbledon workout as requested by the community.  We will repeat the popular kids program, and continue to work to build the team.  Please join us on Sunday June 25th at the courts from 4-6pm to meet the pros, play Queen/King of the Court and learn more about the programs!  Signups are live now for Blue Ridge residents – click here.  Please note that residents must sign in to the website to see the full class schedule and details about the program.

    Water Polo

    Our water polo program is growing under the leadership of Thor Tyson. Schedules are flexible and the kids have a great time. Last year, many kids from the swim team joined after their season and we saw our 10-and-unders win the 2016 All-City Championship!! Congrats on a great year and we’re looking forward to another great sea. See Thor’s intro below for more information.

    Swim Team:
    We are very fortunate that Carlos Palacian will return this year for his 11th season with the Blue RidgeBarracuda swim team!  Glen Bradburn will also be back for his 3rd year, along with Tucker Benge, Emma Kelly, Rosie McDonagh and Luke Ilgenfritz.  The program is robust and building with many kids swimming in the off season and in influx of new families.  If you are new to the neighborhood, you will quickly find out this is the lifeblood of the community during the summer and a great way to meet your neighbors. For more info, please attend the New Parent Night on Thursday April 20th from 7pm-9pm.  We will also have the Ice Cream social Wednesday May 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Swim Suit Fitting Thursday May 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The pancake breakfast will be Tuesday June 27th @ 9:00am up at the Clubhouse!

    The swim season could not happen without the tireless efforts of our swim parent coordinators.  Thank you in advance Sarah Bradley, Jeff Malick and our newest addition Katie Carlisle!

    Here is the swim meet schedule for the 2017 Season!

    • Thursday June 22  Blue Ridge at Sand Point
    • Tuesday June 27 Innis Arden at Blue Ridge
    • Thursday June 29 Blue Ridge at Wedgwood
    • Thursday July 6 View Ridge at Blue Ridge
    • Tuesday July 11 Blue Ridge at Klahaya
    • Thursday July 13 Aqua Club at Blue Ridge
    • Tuesday July 18 Blue Ridge at Sheridan Beach
    • Friday July 21 B-Champs at Klahaya
    • Monday July 24 Girl’s Prelims at Wedgwood
    • Tuesday July 25 Boy’s Prelims at Aqua Club
    • Thursday July 27 Northerns at View Ridge
    • Saturday July 29 Adult Meet
    • Tuesday August 1 All City at Innis Arden

    Please send any comments, questions or feedback to me directly at tennispoolchair@blueridgeseattle.com.

    I look forward to seeing you at the clubhouse.

    Jenny

  • President’s Report (3/19/2017)

    As we transition to a new Board and look ahead at plans for the year, it’s time to fill you in on some changes amongst the Board and initiatives that are on tap for 2017.

    First, I’ll welcome our newest Board Members voted in by the Shareholders: Steve Brunette and Steve Reich. With the same first name we are still trying to work on how to best refer to them. I am resisting the temptation to collectively call them The Steves. Steve Brunette will serve as the Grounds and Facilities Chair with more of an accent on facilities over the next couple of years. Since he is new to this position, we’ve decided to postpone the Annual Work Party that usually occurs in April until a plan has been developed. Steve Reich came on board to be Security Chair but we are reviewing this position to broaden its scope. Originally this role on the Board primarily operated as a resource and information conduit for security/crime and safety issues. With social media (Facebook) and an Association Manager to oversee our security vendors, the work involved for the position has changed and diminished. We have, however, identified a need to do a better job of general communication to all of you to make sure you are better informed on issues and that the Association office and the Board are aware of issues important to you. We are still working on how to best morph this position and you will hear more later.

    With the departure of Steve Malloch and Mike Brooks, there are some other shifts. Barbara Sinn has taken on the big responsibility of Architecture Chair while Brooke Walker is now the Membership Chair. Andrea Durbin was also elected by the Shareholders to finish out Brandon Pemberton’s term. She will continue as Treasurer.

    The Board had a planning session last week to talk about priorities and roles/responsibilities. We’re tweaking some of the Board jobs to make sure we have proper oversight over different functional areas.

    The most significant thing to come out of our meeting was the commitment to form a Long Range Planning Committee. This committee will be charged with developing a 3-year capital/asset spending plan that projects the impact on revenue and reserves. We want to avoid the situation we had this past year with deferred maintenance that resulted in the special assessment. This planning committee will also explore our dues/membership structure. There have been discussions over the years about moving to one set of dues where all community members would have access to the pool and tennis facilities. The committee will define the implications and will determine if there is community support for the possible change. Our Treasurer Andrea Durbin will chair the committee and it will include both Board and community members. If you are interested in possibly participating on this committee, contact Andrea at treasurer@blueridgeseattle.com.

    We also decided to renew our effort to design and determine the cost of the Pool Deck Extension project. As a reminder, last year, we started to explore ways to gain more space around the pool and update the exterior of the buildings that house our pool equipment and supplies. We will engage Schemata Designs to design an extension of the Club House deck along the East end of the pool that will potentially continue along the tennis courts on the South End. Depending on the cost and nature of the design, it is likely that there will be restrictions on the use of reserves or assessments to fund the project. This means that a capital fundraising effort will be required. The goal will be to get community input this summer to determine whether to go forward.

    Those are the main things we are working on. If you have any thoughts on any of this or other priorities you think should be addressed, shoot me an email!

    Janet

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