We hope you are staying well during these turbulent times. We would like to provide you with an update on recent events.
When all our lives were suddenly placed on hold in March, the Board had to cancel all San Elijo Hills community events as they were scheduled through September. With restrictions on gatherings, we racked our brains on how to bring this community together, without actually being together. We understood hospitals and first responders were working longer than normal shifts, with closed cafeterias and closed coffee carts. Many of these heroes live here in our community and take care of our community when we need them the most. We were also hearing from our local town center restaurants that they weren’t sure how they would be able to survive the restrictions that have been put in place.
So, in April, the Association held an event to help our local first responders and our local San Elijo Hills town square restaurants. The Association purchased food and coffee from our struggling SEH town square restaurants only (to help keep them afloat and to avoid having a ghost town again) and we provided that food and coffee to our first responders (to help keep their spirits up and show our community support). The total cost for that event was $19,337 or $6.42 cents per household from the events budget. Not only did we receive an overwhelming amount of gratitude from our first responders and homeowners for this great event, but we also received a huge thank you from our local businesses.
Additionally, we were made aware that some San Elijo Hills families within the community whose children were receiving a free lunch meal Monday through Friday from the school, would not be receiving any assistance on the weekends. We therefore thought it to be a great idea to (in some small way) make certain that these children would not go hungry on the weekend. Most of the funding for this meal program was from the monies that could have been lost and not refunded from the BunnyPalooza event. We reached out to the vendor that supplies their services for Bunnypalooza and requested that rather than lose our deposit, they supply the meals to which they agreed. The total amount used from that deposit was $7,900. We also asked ourselves how we could continue to support our local restaurants. We spent $6,336 or $2.10 per household from the events that were already budgeted and cancelled through August. Our thoughts were that having closed businesses in town square would hurt the value of our community and in turn the value of our homes collectively.
The money used for the Tile Event came from event funds and were paid to Colorful Universe. Another way to keep our businesses alive and to keep our families engaged. It was huge success and many of our residence enjoyed it.
The Board voted and approved the three events in an open general session meeting. We notified the entire community about these events in April and May (via Facebook, community mailers, eblasts, and it was posted on the community website).
We have since discovered there were a few members of the community that were very disgruntled by our efforts. They claimed we kept these events a secret and that we misappropriated funds from our events budget and have threatened to sue the Association, before even requesting any documentation that would easily quash this wild accusation. The Association’s funds were not misappropriated as this money was already budgeted and still spent on events. Plus, these events brought a great deal of joy, pride, and support to the community
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Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Association (HOA):
Turkey Classic Golf Tournament
Calling all golfers! There is still room to sign up! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 13th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us November 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!
You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. We’re aiming for a shotgun start this year. This means we need at least 48 players. Are you in?
This is an amazing tournament, and sponsorship opportunities are available!
The San Elijo Hills Foundation (http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com?) is busy taking this long-standing community tradition to a whole new level. It’s going to be a blast! Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information. Hope to see you all there!
Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Tis the season to light up the night! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 4th. Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Activities include:
• Santa will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
• Carolers dressed in Dickens-style attire will fill the air with classic holiday tunes.
• A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.
• Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.
• Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!
• Some delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.
We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this magical event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to good friends, family, and laughter during this Holiday season!
Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Elementary School multipurpose room. Homeowners are encouraged to either return their ballots by mail or drop them in the ballot box in the Visitor’s Center by the deadline listed on the notice to ensure they are counted. Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!
Walters Management Carlsbad Office
The Carlsbad office will be moving on December 3rd- 4th. During this move they will have limited access to emails, however phone calls will be forwarded to the San Diego Corporate office. All emergencies will be addressed immediately and nonemergency calls/emails will be addressed as soon as possible. The office will be fully operational in the new office on Monday, December 7th. Both the phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522
The Holiday season is upon us! Food, shopping, and school breaks (how are you going to get your shopping done?!) are most likely on your mind. Parking may not be on your radar. Add parking for guests during the Holidays on top of your current parking situation can always be a challenge. Not only is this a good time to think about where to put all those cars, but to consider the Association’s rules and year round parking issues within the community.
• Streets become more crowded when garages and driveways are not utilized for parking. Vehicles should be parked in available garage space first, then parked in the driveway, and then, if necessary, parked in the street.
• Garages shall be used for vehicles and other personal storage only.
• (Section 8.6): No trailer, camper, boat, recreation vehicle, commercial vehicle or similar equipment shall hereafter be permitted to remain upon the property (unless placed or maintained within an enclosed garage) nor permitted to be parked on any street, whether public or private, alley or community common area or project common area within the San Elijo Hills Community other than temporarily for purposes of loading, unloading or cleaning.