San Vicente Valley News 07.2022

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VALLEY NEWS JULY 2022

SUMMER IN THE ESTATES Check Out All The Fun Activities on page 8

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PAGE 6: Golf Course Renovation of the Year and Beyond

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SDCEA COMMUNITY CALENDAR include arts and crafts, inside and outside games, bi-weekly field trips, swimming and more!

Dave Castberg sings the National Anthem Parade Winners Awards 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Fun for kids! Multi jumper, water jumper, water slide, carnival booths

Cost is $225 per week. Non-SDCE residents pay an additional $5 per week.

$10 unlimited use or $1 for 5 tickets

SDCEA Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. in the San Vicente Room

Noon–3 p.m. Black Canyon Band performs on stage PHOTO BY HEATHER MCGHEE

Fourth of July SDCE Community Celebration

NO DOGS ALLOWED AT COMMUNITY EVENTS except service dogs, due to dog fights, dog waste and allergies.

PHOTO BY ANDREAWATTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

SDCE Concerts in the Park Bring food, chairs, a blanket and your HOA ID.

Ramona Oaks Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

July 16: Cadillac Fringe, 6–9 p.m.

Join your neighbors and experience our patriotic parade and community event! 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Ticket booth opens at the green tent 10 a.m. Parade begins on Pappas Road

Water Aerobics: Monday–Friday, 8–9 a.m. Ramona Oaks Park Pool Register with Kim Arras at 760-533-1531

10 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament — Sign up at the horseshoe pits 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Food Service and Horseshoe Tournament begin 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Open swim at Ramona Oaks Park Pool 11–11:30 a.m. Opening Presentation at the Bandstand Welcome by SDCEA General Manager Darren Shaw Introduction of Miss Ramona Color Guard Ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 679

Live Entertainment at the Par!

Friday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Tony Matoian Plays Sax, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2: Lady Psychiatrist’s Booth, 8–11 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20, 27: Ashley E. Norton, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30: Farm Truck, 8–11 p.m.

Summer Camp

PHOTO BY HEATHER MCGHEE

July 6–Aug. 19 (by the week: July 6, 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 8, 15) 7 a.m.–5:45 p.m. Recreation Center, call 760-789-4146 to register Weekly camps are packed with lots of fun and lots of new friends. Activities

Yoga with JoJo: Saturdays 9–10 a.m. Ramona Oaks Park Register with Joanna O’Neil at 858-668-6170 www.facebook.com/ greenrayyoga Visit our new SDCEA Community Calendar at sdcea.net after the member login.

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FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER SAN DIEGO COUNTRY ESTATES ASSOCIATION

Valley News Editorial Advisory Committee and Team Richard Bender, Robyn Bolitho, John Elliott, Heather McGhee, Don Mizaur, Bill Owens, Michael Raher, Joanne Rivera, Darren Shaw, Doreen Smith Editor Heather McGhee Copy Editor Joanne Rivera Contributing Writers Matt Brumbaugh, Ben Peterson, Joanne Rivera, Darren Shaw, Christine Snyder, Nancy Zadrozny Photographers Matt Brumbaugh, Amy Kichas, Joshua Goeden, Heather McGhee, Ben Peterson, Joanne Rivera San Vicente Valley News is published monthly for the San Diego Country Estates Association as a service to its members. The mailing address is: 24157 San Vicente Road, Ramona, CA 92065

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Email . . . . . . valley.news@sdcea.net Member: Ramona Chamber of Commerce San Vicente Valley News is proudly published by Journal Publications, LLC. Owner & Publisher Michael Raher Copy Editor Annette Williams Advertising Sales Michael Raher Advertising Coordinator Anessa “Nikki” Peterson Graphic Design Mary Van Doren To advertise, please call 760-788-8148 x101 or email michael@journalpubs.com San Vicente Valley News is mailed directly to 3,451 San Diego Country Estates property owners each month. It is available online at www.sdcea.net, by mail subscription for $15 (mailing fee) plus tax, in California, or can be picked up for free at the Ramona Chamber of Commerce office or San Vicente Inn, 24157 San Vicente Rd., Ramona. The deadline for submission is the 15th of each month, unless otherwise noted. All articles and photo submissions are subject to review and editing

Darren Shaw We are now at the halfway point of the year, and July provides the opportunity for us all to appreciate our country’s Independence Day. The Estates has maintained a longstanding tradition on the Fourth, hosting a parade at 10 a.m. and a community celebration at Ramona Oaks Park. Festivities start at 11 a.m. We hope you will join us to celebrate and make new friends. Concerts in the Park are back in full swing, and if you have yet to attend one, try to make your way down to Ramona Oaks Park to check one out. These events are great for the Estates, as they provide opportunities for residents to relax in a festive setting, while providing a perfect opportunity to connect with other residents. Connectedness is an essential element for communities like the Estates, which has more than 3,400 homes. The Association has a core responsibility to provide these opportunities where residents can feel a sense of belonging by participating. You can learn more about the concert series schedule and other community events at the following visit sdcea.net, log in, and click on Community Calendar. At the Par Lounge, we have brought back a limited menu on Mondays in the late afternoon. Also, new lunch and dinner menus should now be in place. The new choices are a great representation of California cuisine. Moving forward, we intend to adjust the menu seasonally and, as always, we look forward to

your feedback. The Association’s primary responsibilities are to protect its assets; to maintain appropriate funding levels for operations, reserves and capital; and to oversee the management of the community in conformance with all governing documents (e.g., CC&R’s, Bylaws, Rules, etc.). Besides third-party contractors we hire for various things, the Association employs 157 fulltime equivalents (FTEs) to conduct the day-to-day management activities. This year’s estimated payroll is almost $4 million. The community’s overall operation is quite complex, and it requires skilled employees who not only know their roles, but also take pride in providing great customer service.

The service culture starts with me, and it is communicated through the management team. All interactions members have with the employee team should be professional and service-oriented. Should you not find this to be the case, please let us know. As you might imagine, any time you are on the golf course in a golf cart, there is the potential that your cart could get damaged, either by navigating through

the course or getting hit by a golf ball. The Association maintains 75 golf carts for use by players, and residents may use their personal golf carts, as well. The Association’s golf carts are insured. Residents who use their personal carts on the course must provide proof of insurance naming the Association as an additional insured, along with paying an annual fee. These measures are in place to provide liability protection to the Association. A recent concern is that some residents are driving their carts on the course without providing the Association with proof of insurance. This presents a potential liability for all involved. Please give us a call and make arrangements to provide us with the necessary insurance information if you are driving your cart on the course. By the end of the month, two turf reduction projects (CRD Complex and Clubhouse) will be nearing completion. Also, the new monument sign at the Clubhouse should be installed, along with the Clubhouse and Lodge exterior renovation project being under way. These projects have long been in the planning, and it is always nice to see projects materialize. Finally, in last month’s edition, I provided commentary on the responsibility owners have regarding maintenance on easements located within their property boundaries. The correct CC&R provision is Article 7, Section 7. — Darren

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ON THE COVER River Cones enjoys a swim in the Ramona Oaks Pool at the Park. PHOTO BY HEATHER MCGHEE

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San Vicente Valley News Partners with Journal Publications Beginning this month, we are working with 18-year SDCE homeowner Michael Raher, Publisher and Owner of Journal Publications, which publishes Ramona Journal and Julian Journal. Journal Publications’ experienced staff will design the Valley News, ensuring on-time monthly deliveries. The SDCEA team of managers and writers will continue to generate interesting content, and our administrative team will provide business updates, financials and Board of Director meeting minutes.

Michael Raher

San Vicente Valley News is being revitalized to better capture our community, our residents and our unique lifestyle. Our team strives to keep you informed in an engaging way, highlighting the fine folks who live here and the wonderful amenities we have, while keeping you up to date on important information regarding our HOA.

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With an abundance of gratitude, we thank Beth Edwards of B.E. Graphics for all her creative work and production assistance over the past 11 years, and 11 years prior to this for managing our clients’ ad creative. We wish you the best as you focus on your other business, Edwards Vineyard & Cellars! Enjoy reading.

Heather McGhee, San Vicente Valley News Editor

HOME OF THE MONTH

By Joanne Rivera

Back in 2001, Regina and Rick Flores wanted a lifestyle change. They lived in Poway but wanted more land, more space and less congestion to raise their two children. Rick preferred a ranch-style home with a Mediterranean flair. After growing up in the Midwest, Regina had a deep appreciation for mountains and palm trees.

PHOTO BY JOANNE RIVERA

dows and towering palm trees. Being on a hill makes it seem like a castle, and the long length of the house gives you a good opportunity to check it out as you drive by.

The property they chose met their wish list perfectly.

Regina’s favorite thing about this home is walking out the front door in the morning and seeing the incredible sun rising over the mountain. After all these years, that never gets old, her heart is still grateful for this daily dose of WOW!

The water bill inspired them to change their landscaping to a more drought-tolerant design. They added rocks, succulents and turf. Nicely tailored shrubs with brightly colored flowers add to their home’s charm. Six months ago, the trim was painted black, which looks stunning with the white stucco, red roof, arched win-

When asked if she is ever tempted to purchase other homes she lists, since she is a realtor, she said, Yes! All the time! But that will not happen, because her other favorite thing about this house is all the wonderful memories she and her family have made there. She absolutely loves coming home.

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FROM HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL SAN VICENTE GOLF RESORT

See our hole-by-hole before and after drone videos at sanvicenteresort.com/golf/course-renovation.

Matt Brumbaugh, PGA

Golf Course Renovation of the Year and Beyond Last July, San Vicente Golf Course was awarded Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year, after the construction of all new greens and bunkers and much-needed drainage, inspired by the vision of Golf Course Architect Andy Staples. On April 1, 2020, we took drone videos of each hole before construction. Last month, Design & Marketing Associate Joshua Goeden from Staples Golf Design captured drone footage of all holes using the same flight pattern. We can now see our spectacular golf course on our website, sanvicenteresort.com. The Staples design offers a challenging and diverse layout with five sets of tees, which allows players of all skill levels to enjoy their experience. The new green complexes offer quite a bit of slope and break, including false fronts, funnels off the back and more. The new bunkers are big, and many of them protect the greens and/or one side of the fairway.

He added distinctive features, like the Principal’s Nose — a double bunker that replicates the feature from St. Andrews. Several greens — holes 3, 10, 11 and 14 — were moved closer to water hazards. Hole 15 has a unique rectangle shape with a low part in the middle. Golf Course Superintendent Ben McBride has worked on problem areas that were not part of the renovation, with focus on fairways. The result is a golf course with Thriving Bermuda on the fairways of beautiful greens that roll true, replacing the winter’s dormant blond-colored turf. Areas around the green that were tight and difficult to chip on are improving every day. Our golf experience has been significantly improved since we won the prestigious award. We invite you all to have fun and play! PHOTO OF HOLE 3 BY JOSHUA GOEDEN

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FROM FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER/EXECUTIVE CHEF SAN VICENTE RESORT

Ben Peterson

See our menus on our website, sanvicenteresort.com/dinemusic/par-lounge-and-deck-dine-in, or select The Oaks Grille. Visit our page — San Vicente Resort — for the latest news and events.

NEW IDEAS, NEW FOOD, NEW FUTURE Dining continues to evolve, competition is fierce and expectations are heightened. With this in mind, we are looking for our niche. The hiring of our new General Manager Darren Shaw allowed us a period of self-reflection, re-evaluation and re-engineering. He has challenged us to create a new type of experience in our restaurants. We rose to this invitation, and created and launched a unique new dinner menu and a modified lunch menu. Our dinner menu will rotate with a seasonal menu throughout the year to reduce its predictable nature and offer new choices and excitement when you visit. The plates will be elevated, fresh and cost-effective, and they will capture California cuisine in a better light. We tapped into creative culinary craftsmanship and will offer a menu designed to delight you with the appetizers, salads, burgers and delicious dinner choices. Many of your favorite dishes will return on future menus as we infuse them with other offerings in our seasonal rotation. When we create the dinner menu and add new items, we understand that many factors go into creating a dish that is constructed as a cohesive plate that will be featured on our menu consistently. Recipes are made, adjusted, tested against the model, then made again, until everything on the dish has a purpose being there. I started with multiple items and pulled back as we went through the tasting process.

Simply put, it’s important to present food that looks as good as it tastes. As my staff and I collaborate, we follow several tried-and-true steps. After the recipe is written, we go into the plating process, where we move things, stack things and even sometimes completely start over because it just isn’t making any sense. We either love this part or despise it, depending on the day. But it is very important to us that your eyes like what you see. We are currently serving delicious pizza, fresh salads and homemade soups on Monday night. Our lunch menu was modified to include several new plates, including Bourbon Wings, Tuna Tartare and a Cubano Sandwich with citrusbraised pork loin. Each were highly rated by our tasting team when we sampled them and were added to capture new flavors in food. For weekend brunch, we now offer a complimentary glass of champagne, and we have a wide variety of breakfast items, including summer breakfast specials this month, Tuesday through Friday. All this is possible because we are finally fielding a full team! We have excellent people in position and are thankful for all of your support and patience. We are excited about these new changes and hope you are, too, as we look to be your place of choice when dining out.

From top to bottom: Berkshire Pork Chop Steamed Mussels Cast Iron Brussels Sprouts Chips and Guacamole PHOTOS BY EXECUTIVE CHEF BEN PETERSON

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES

PHOTOS BY HEATHER MCGHEE

Summer Activities in the Estates We are now in the sunniest months — the kids are out of school and summer fun is in full swing! Our community is filled with amenities for people of all ages to enjoy. Look at all the activities you can participate in just a short drive or walk from your home.

< Recreation Counselor Paige SanFilippo pitches a bag in a game of corn hole.

Aquatics Two pools are open, and member access is available with your homeowner ID card, also known as a pool pass. Stop by Member Guest Services at the Clubhouse; bring an ID card, such as your driver’s license; and you’ll be given cards for members ages 14 and older who live in your home. Family members ages 14 to 17 must be accompanied by the homeowner to obtain a pool card. Ramona Oaks Pool at the Park Open Sunday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

SDCEA Recreation

San Vicente Pool at the Clubhouse Open Sunday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Lap Swimming and Exercise, 7–11 a.m. Family Open Swim, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Lap Swimming, 7–10 p.m.

River Cones enjoys a swim in the Ramona Oaks Pool at the Park. >

Dog Parks Dogs can play in designated fenced-in areas. A dog watering hole, as the locals call it, is available. Remember to keep dogs on a leash when outside the fences. Ramona Oaks Park: Two fenced-in areas are available — one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Bassett Park: Located on Bassett Way between Scarbery and Spangler Peak. Two fenced-in areas are available — one for small dogs and one for large dogs.

Fishing in the Golf Course Ponds There is no fishing in the ponds. Our policy is posted on signs in the pond areas.

Golf Our award-winning and recently renovated golf course at the center of our community includes a Driving Range and Golf Shop in addition to exclusive benefits for San Vicente Golf Club members, lessons, junior golf clinics and fun tournaments to play in. Homeowners receive a reduced daily rate. Call 760-789-3477 for information. We have a new PGA Junior League beginning in July. Juniors will compete in a two-person scramble format during six matches held on weeknights, Tuesday through Thursday, at 5 p.m. Come watch our kids play this month! San Vicente Golf Resort Assistant Golf Professional Terry Collins, left, teaches PGA Junior League player Ruben Franco golf skills for improved play. > 8 SAN VICENTE VALLEY NEWS

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES Lodge at San Vicente Resort Are guests coming to visit who need a place to stay? Reserve a room at our discounted homeowner rate of $89 Sunday through Thursday and $109 Friday and Saturday. Call Member Guest Services at 760-789-3788, ext. 0, to make a reservation. San Vicente Resort

Racquet Sports Courts located on the resort grounds are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call Member Guest Services at 760-789-3788, ext. 0, and make a reservation. Stop by the desk for a key card to open the gates. Players must bring their own equipment. Tennis Courts: Two courts in court 1 and 2. Pickleball Courts: Eight courts in court 3 and 4. Earlene Sadleir, left, and Joyce Mitchell play a fast-paced game of pickleball. >

Ramona Oaks Park Our community park located at 25341 Pappas Rd. is filled with fun and games for members and your guests. It is open Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to sundown. Kids park is in a gated area with a swing set for infants and young children. For bigger kids, there are two play structures designed for activities that enhance fitness and learning, including straight and winding slides, rock-climbing walls, a tic-tac-toe game, a short hang and glide, and a balance game. It’s an engaging place, with picnic tables available on site. Two sets of corn hole boards are available. Bring your own bean bags. Gaga ball is a kinder, gentler version of dodge ball played with a soft foam ball. It combines the skills of dodging, striking, running and jumping while trying to hit an opponent with the ball below the knees. More players means more fun. Bring your own ball. Rec Kids in the park. From left, Bryce Kirkland, Abby Swan and Greyson Freier.

Basketball court is a great place to meet friends for a game of basketball. Bring your own ball. Volleyball court offers one net and a sandy area to play. It’s like you’re at the beach right near your home. Bring your own ball. Four horseshoe pits are built to tournament design specifications and located in an area with picnic tables and partial shade. Bring your own horseshoes.

Recreation Counselor Evan Stiles jumps to spike the volleyball.

SDCEA Recreation

Trails for Equestrian, Hiking and Biking The Estates is filled with miles of trails that are shared by equestrians, hikers and bikers. For safety, all who utilize our trails must respect the priority of others using the trails. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the SDCE trails. Next month, we will cover our Food and Beverage, Catering, Parties in the Park and Equestrian amenities. < Bikers take a shady trail ride.

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LANDSCAPE NEWS

SAN DIEGO COUNTRY ESTATES

Women’s Golf Champs

Nancy Zadrozny

A July Overview of Landscape Work The Landscape team has completed its annual fire abatement mowing program and is moving into its summer trail-clearing and continued removal of dead tree material in our open space.

parks and common areas for the use of our members, and park watering schedules are adjusted to keep our parks green during the stress from the summer heat.

Sadly, every year we see the loss of many of our old-growth trees. Over the years, they are cleared from the trails for access purposes but left in place. For two years, the Landscape team has been identifying the areas where additional clearing and removing of this dead-fall can be accomplished. Over time, our goal is to clear as much as possible to remove a fuel source and enhance the beauty of our open space and trails.

Our turf reduction project will be complete in July. We will also complete the installation of a new sign at the Clubhouse entry. It has been a long time since an upgrade to this area has taken place.

Landscape continues to maintain our

We hope everyone enjoys our parks and open space and trails. Enjoy the summer and stay safe! n

PHOTO BY HEATHER MCGHEE

Congratulations to San Vicente Women’s Golf Association Champions! From left are SVWGA Super Senior Club Champion Kathleen Kankelberg, SVWGA

Club Champion winner Hannah Anderson, and SVWGA Senior Club Champion Laura Weis. Thank you to Florine Murillo for keeping track of our winners.

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Victoria Kaping By Joanne Rivera

PHOTO BY HEATHER MCGHEE

Victoria Kaping has provided excellent customer service to our guests in our restaurants for almost three years. She enjoys her job as a server and trainer, and it shows.

Food and Beverage Floor Manager Colleen Doulgeropoulos said, Our guests love her and regularly share compliments about her.

Food and Beverage Manager and Executive Chef Ben Peterson said, She steps up wherever I need her to fill in. She is loyal, trustworthy and an outstanding server.

Victoria enjoys the flexibility of her job because she can put her two young children first. She loves spending time with them. She is also a great cook!

SDCEA 50th Anniversary Celebrations Coming in October

San Vicente Golf Course First Round Played. From left Chuck Jones, San Vicente’s first golf professional, Chuck LeMenager, San Diego Country Estates Exec. VP, Bill Watt, SDCE Co-Developer and Al Geiberger, PGA champion. PHOTO BY CHUCK LEMENAGER

Please send your stories and photos! Our management team is planning exciting community events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Estates. In 1972, developer Ray Watts proceeded with capital improvements in San Diego Country Estates (SDCE) after obtaining

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enough government approvals. The rest is our history for over fifty years.

Park, and a Retro Dining and Entertainment experience. Stay tuned for dates and details!

We are planning four events — a challenging and fun Golf tournament, and walk through our past Equestrian Event, a community Celebration in the

We are asking all our homeowners for stories and old pictures from the past! If you would like to contribute a story or a picture, please email SDCEA.50@sdcea.net.

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Programs for Children to Grow

SDCEA Employment Opportunities We have open positions ready for the right person to fill. Full job descriptions are online. To apply, visit sdcea.net, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Employment. Applications may also be picked up at Member Guest Services located in the Clubhouse.

Miss Liz waits at the Recreation Center for her kids to arrive.

July 18: After School Care Registration begins

Program runs from after school to 5:45 p.m. Call 760-789-4146 to register. Experience fun-packed days with school support, arts and crafts, outdoor games and more. Cost is $13.50 per day. Non-SDCEA residents pay an additional $5 per month.

Wednesdays: Parent and Tot Pre-School with Miss Liz*

Ages 2–3 ½, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Call Liz at 760-789-6494 to register. Children enjoy a variety of educational and fun activities.

PHOTO BY JOANNE RIVERA

Cost is $75 per month plus $80 registration fee.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Kindergarten Readiness Class with Miss Liz* Ages 3 ½–5, 9:30 a.m.–noon. Call Liz at 760-789-6494 to register. Child educational activities include language arts, mathematics, critical and logical thinking, music and movement. Cost is $145 per month plus $150 registration fee. Visit our page — SDCEA Recreation — for the latest news and events.

Budget Committee Seeks Volunteers SDCEA is seeking homeowners interested in volunteering for the 2023 SDCEA Budget Committee. This is an excellent way to learn about the community’s finances and obligations. Three positions are available for members at large. Financial experience is preferred. We are looking for a well-rounded group

with varied interests to generate new thinking and innovative ideas. The committee has mandatory meetings the week of Sept. 12 through 16. Interested volunteers can send a letter and résumé to SDCEA Executive Assistant Lisa Everett at execsec@ sdcea.net by July 20. Please call Lisa at 760-789-3788, ext. 5000, with any questions.

*Curriculum is based on standards set by the California Department of Education.

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FROM THE EQUESTRIAN MANAGER SAN DIEGO COUNTRY ESTATES

Christine Snyder Visit our page — SDCEA Equestrian — for the latest news and events.

Horsefeathers

West Coast Ranch Horse Riding Show

Happy Independence Day! This month, we celebrate our freedom to live in a great country, the United States of America. We have the freedom to live wherever we choose, and SDCE is one of the best places to live in. We also have the freedom to ride on some amazing trails, from either of our Equestrian facilities or

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PHOTO BY AMY KICHAS

from our own backyards. Both facilities offer the equestrian enthusiast a variety of choices for riding. As we get into the heat of the summer, I want to remind everyone to use caution when riding your horse. They can overheat the same as you, so make sure everyone stays hydrated, including your horses. The heat also means that the

snakes are out, so we encourage you to use caution when riding. We had a fantastic turnout for the West Coast Ranch Horse (WCRH) show on May 29 at the IEC. It was great seeing many SDCE residents and boarders participate. The next WCRH show will be Sept. 25 at the IEC.

We are in the process of planning the SDCEA 50th Anniversary Equestrian Event on Oct. 15 at the IEC. If you have history, memories or pictures, please contact me at equestrian@sdcea.net or 760-789-3407. Never underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

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SUMMARY BUDGET COMPARISON — MAY 2022

SDCEA

CURRENT MONTH

PRELIMINARY SUMMARY FINANCIALS BALANCE SHEET MAY 2022 Assets Current Assets Cash Operating Accounts

873,162

Reserve & Capital Accounts

2,857,217

Deposit Accounts

96,382

Accounts Receivable

139,384

Inventory

228,523

Prepaid Expenses & Clearing Accounts

225,882

Total Current Assets

4,420,550

Investments & Other Assets Liquor License

32,500

Property & Equipment — Net Depr

7,992,590

Total Investments & Other Assets

8,025,090

Total Assets

12,445,639

Liabilities & Fund Balances Current Liabilities Accounts Payable

270,857

Accrued Liabilities

547,539

Income Taxes Payable

252,000

Deferred Reserve Assessment Deferred Tax Liability Other Deposits Total Current Liabilities

2,307,459 178,000 204,989 3,760,844

YEAR-TO-DATE

This Month 19,801 16,350 3,451

Prior Year 14,297 11,042 3,255

Budget 21,700 16,784 4,916

221,845 232,331 -10,487

226,126 227,986 -1,859

250,000 250,728 -728

-7,035

1,396

4,188

17,870 14,564 3,306

19,142 13,893 5,249

20,000 14,210 5,790

16,190 11,315 4,875

15,455 9,178 6,277

15,500 9,570 5,930

158,785 179,835 -21,050

161,705 153,680 8,026

180,993 181,318 -325

53,685 38,432 15,253

54,656 39,356 15,300

11,310 23,368 25,111 -1,743

Account Banquet Income Banquet Expense Net Banquet

This Year 76,864 65,231 11,634

Food & Beverage Income Food & Beverage Expense Net Restaurant

1,044,457 1,139,903 -95,446

Net Food & Beverage

Last Year 23,666 36,972 -13,306

Budget 77,125 71,164 5,961

813,387 1,056,000 875,150 1,089,374 -61,763 -33,374

-83,812

-75,069

-27,413

Snack Bar Income Snack Bar Expense Net Snack Bar

79,929 64,581 15,348

52,104 43,790 8,314

70,000 59,024 10,976

Merchandise Income Merchandise Expense Net Merchandise

70,615 51,971 18,644

46,396 30,976 15,420

53,300 36,275 17,025

Golf Course Income Golf Course Expense Net Golf Course

761,164 775,423 -14,259

553,422 662,496 -109,073

820,915 776,189 44,726

59,440 40,899 18,541

Lodge Income Lodge Expense Net Lodge

247,243 199,340 47,903

192,424 175,706 16,718

255,620 190,719 64,901

11,739 23,229 25,401 -2,172

19,184 21,337 28,105 -6,768

Marketing Equestrian Income Equestrian Expense Net Equestrian

62,368 105,131 149,121 -43,990

60,718 120,416 127,317 -6,900

90,512 106,841 147,822 -40,981

7,160 904 6,255

5,364 933 4,432

6,321 985 5,336

RV Income RV Expense Net RV

31,120 3,814 27,306

26,895 4,043 22,851

31,605 4,889 26,716

469,219 144,120 11,755 313,344

451,341 179,814 17,090 254,436

472,860 200,136 8,985 263,739

Administration Income Administration Expense Legal Net Administration

2,300 50 400 ECC Income Other Liabilities 297 329 355 ECC Expense 29,966 30,693 34,660 CRD Expense Building & Landscape Deposits 19,250 -27,963 -30,972 -34,615 Net Community Relations Phone Tower Deposit 50,000

2,355,243 810,650 41,581 1,503,012

2,323,605 2,363,100 804,455 875,231 56,480 44,925 1,462,670 1,442,944

11,062 2,223 158,736 -149,898

865 1,134 146,952 -147,222

2,000 1,775 171,570 -171,345

19,275 20,326 -1,051

14,618 21,634 -7,016

15,500 22,125 -6,625

222,551 274,782 145,944 643,276

176,411 237,312 134,272 547,995

199,776 267,783 150,672 618,231

23,524 9,228 19,950 Recreation Department Income 25,345 22,080 27,666 Recreation Department Expense Equity 8,615,545 -1,821 -12,852 -7,716 Net Recreation Department

82,798 120,527 -37,729

59,481 102,261 -42,780

83,675 123,714 -40,039

Total Liabilities & Equity

Park Pool Income Park Pool Expense Net Park Pool

0 12,656 -12,656

0 11,211 -11,211

8,750 39,816 -31,066

Clubhouse Pool Income Clubhouse Pool Expense Net Clubhouse

6,823 57,699 -50,876

6,595 34,830 -28,235

6,500 56,677 -50,177

0 7,746

0 7,189

0 9,725

Total Other Liabilities

69,250

3,784 4,226 3,100 Valley News Income 2,943 4,851 4,436 Valley News Expense 841 -625 -1,336 Net Valley News Equity Current Operating Year’s Earnings

505,827

Replacement, Capital, Rec. Funds

257,928

Property & Equipment Fund 2021 Year’s Retained Earnings

7,685,268 166,522

12,445,639

NOTICE TO SDCEA MEMBERS At the time the budget or budget summary is distributed to the members under Civil Code (CC) 4900. CC 4950 requires the members to be notified in writing of their right to have copies of the minutes of meetings of the board of directors. See Update 2.13. Interestingly, CC 4950 requires that the same notice (of the right to receive minutes) be furnished to the members at the time of any general mailing to the entire membership of the association. Thus, the quoted language appears to require that this notice be printed in each edition of a regular association newspaper or any general proxy solicitation.

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34,170 52,440 20,557 107,166

32,227 55,675 19,316 107,218

44,029 54,874 23,106 122,009

0 5,673 -5,673

0 6,354 -6,354

5,350 11,407 -6,057

1,969 12,446 -10,477

2,518 7,981 -5,463

1,900 15,474 -13,574

0 1,993

0 2,500

0 2,465

Maintenance Landscape Accounting Total Other Expense

Tennis Income Ramona Oaks Park Expense

50 0 0 Gains/Loss On Disposals 1,019,550 987,337 1,078,851 Total Income 871,859 872,117 989,376 Total Expense 147,691 115,220 89,475 Net Before Reserves Reserve Deposits Capital Deposits Total Deposits

0 4,891,725 4,387,173 504,552 375,000 126,000 501,000

0 0 4,233,873 4,950,931 3,751,310 4,429,757 482,563 521,174 702,431 121,000 823,431

421,174 100,000 521,174 JULY 2022


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