Memorial Day Picnic: Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers prepared by our chefs Nick LaQualia, Wally Voelker & Edd Kolbe. After door prizes were handed out some played cards while others enjoyed the activities in the pool and at the horseshoe pits. We spent $125 and collected $76 plus a $20 anonymous donation. Some of the supplies ($30) we purchased will be contributed to the Labor Day event.
Bingo: Bingo was held 27 nights
Total participants from 10/4/2004 through 4/18/2005 = 1,240
Game Money Received Reduction Total Distributed Avg Prize
Early Birds $1,905.50 $145.50 $1,760.00 $13.00
Regular $3,448.50 $188.50 $3,260.00 $10.00
Speed $438.50 $28.50 $410.00 $15.00
Circle 7 $707.00 $0.00 $707.00 $26.00
Missing Link $1,772.00 $0.00 $1,772.00 $66.00
Brown Bag $1,225.00 $66.00 $1,159.00 $43.00
Total $9,496.50 $428.50 $9,068.00
Net Income $111.50
Sale of Bingo Items $28.00
*Does not include 50/50
Updates: If you would like to be kept updated on Social Club happenings or the hot tub via e-mail, please send me your e-mail address - my e-mail address is now firstname.lastname@example.org
Cocktail Party: The first cocktail party of the summer held on June 12th was hosted by Nick & Judy Laqualia. Twelve residents sampled snacks and enjoyed spending time chatting with others. We ventured out on the deck but got chased inside by a thunderstorm. This was not a Social Club event just a chance to get together and get to know our neighbors better. Check the bulletin board for the next party.
Complaints, Concerns, Etc.: If you have a complaint or concern regarding our community, please contact the Manager so he can address the issue. If your complaint or concern is not acted on in a reasonable time frame, you should then contact the HOA who will then meet with the Manager to get the matter resolved.
Pool: If you are the last one to leave the pool area, please make sure the radio is off and the cabinet door is shut and please lock up. Also residents and guests should obey the pool rules: No running, jumping or diving. The pool is there for everyone's enjoyment so we need to remember to be respectful of others in and around the pool. Thank you for your assistance.
Hot tub: A letter (next page) has been sent to Richard Leiter, Regional Director at Hometown America. Also included is Mr. Leiter's response. Unfortunately he did not include an estimated timeline. But Chet has informed us that the paperwork has been submitted to Lake County materials were ordered. Those two processes will take about 5-7 weeks.
Letter to Manager & Regional Director
June 8, 2005
Mr. Chet Brown, Community Manager
Lakeside Terrace Mobile Home Park
26 Sunrise Lane
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
As President of the Lakeside Terrace Homeowners Association, a number of residents have spoken to me and my wife (Social Club President) regarding their concern about the spa/hot tub.
The concern is that there has been no work on the spa/hot tub for a number of months. My wife and I didn't arrive here until September 20th at which point we were told that the hot tub would be installed in 2 weeks. At a Social Club meeting in December, the managers indicated it would be up to 4 months before the installation would be complete. We (residents) understand that the hurricanes and transition period between managers did not help the situation. The hot tub is an amenity advertised by Hometown America and many of our residents rely on it to help alleviate some of their health problems. They have been without access to a hot tub for over 9 months and we feel that this is an inordinate amount of time.
We, along with you, have been fielding questions and complaints on this issue for a number of months. We would appreciate an update on the status of the installation from either you or the Hometown America Regional Office. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do to assist in getting the hot tub installed. Our residents are frustrated and are committed to doing whatever is required to resolve this issue.
The Homeowners Board and Social Club Board are committed to working with you and Hometown America to provide our residents with a high quality community in which to enjoy their retirement years.
E-mail Received by Manger from Regional Director
From: Dick Leiter Sent: Wed 6/8/2005 2:08 PM
To: Chester Brown
Subject: HOA and the Spa Attachments
Share with the HOA and other residents that the company originally doing the spa replacement thought that since the old spa was of a "residential type" that it could be replaced with a similar "residential type". That was not the case since the spa code now requires that spas for commercial use must be a "commercial type" spa. This meant that the State of Florida's Department of Health now had jurisdiction. The commercial spa required an engineering company, out of Orlando, to design the spa, plans and prints then had to be approved by the State of Florida, permitting then needed to be applied for from Lake County. Because of all the hurricane related permitting requests, both the state of Florida and Lake County could not respond in their normal time frame. It is no one's fault, other than the hurricanes themselves, which has created havoc for thousands state wide. There are still hundreds of homes in Charlotte County that have blue tarps over their damaged roofs because they can't get aluminum and subs are back logged.
The good news is, we are almost there with our spa.
Chuck Matthews' daughter, son-in-law and grandson had an 80th birthday party for Chuck yesterday. It was so nice that they invited his friends from the park to celebrate with them. It was a great party and everyone enjoyed themselves = great company, food and music.
They donated pop, decorations, candles and serving dishes to the Social Club for use at future events.
Lisa & Todd, thank you for your donation we will definitely put the items to good use. Carole
Carole Kolbe, Social Club President ~~ Edd Kolbe, HOA President