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May 2019

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STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS The official publication of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association, Inc.

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Kite & Chalk Art Festival Photo Gallery

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Community Calendar

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Pool Season is Here

Have fun in the sun at our family-friendly pools

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Thank You For Reading

Our award-winning email blasts keep residents informed

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Save the Date June 2019 Events

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Curb Appeal Corner

Modification Application stats show dedication to design standards

Copyright Š 2019. All rights reserved. Published by Community Matters, Inc., this magazine is produced at no cost to the Association and is mailed monthly to all Stonebridge Ranch residences free of charge.

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Annual Meeting 2019

We appreciate everyone who participated

Swimming at the Beach Club and Aquatic Center is great way to beat the Texas summer heat. Be sure to get Stonebridge Ranch IDs for resident members of your household so you can enjoy these family-fun amenities.


F ROM T HE P RESIDENT In this month’s issue, you will find information about some upcoming events. We will have a Picnic on the Plaza on May 5, Evening on the Veranda on May 10, and our Paper and Recycling Event on May 11. Board Meeting The Board meeting of March 21, 2019 was called to order at 1:00 PM. All Board members were present. The meeting began with a Homeowners Open Forum. One homeowner appeared to discuss contact with the Board, grandfathered violations and parking at the Association Office. The next item of business was to ratify the minutes of the previous Board meeting and all decisions made since the last Board meeting. Old Business In its continuing review of all Board guidelines, we reviewed and updated the guidelines for our Conflict of Interest Policy, the Legal Opinion guideline, and Voting Proxy’s assigned to the Board President. We also reviewed and updated design guidelines for trim and gutter colors. The Board was updated on the latest developments on the 380 Project. On Thursday, March 28, TxDOT introduce a new bypass option known as Red Option-E. This option roughly goes down Custer Road from the North and enters 380 just West of the Custer and 380 intersection. This option, along with Red Option-B are both options favorable to Stonebridge Ranch as they bypass our area to the North of Highway 380 and enter 380 West of Custer Road. TxDOT is expected to propose their final decision on which option they are going to recommend on May 6 at 6:00 PM at the Russell A. Steindam Courts Building at 2100 Bloomdale Road.

The Director of Operations updated us on pending legal matters. Association Reports We reviewed and approved the financial reports including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Reserve Budget report, Accounts Receivable report and the Investment Portfolio results. Board Liaisons presented updates on committee activities reflected in Committee minutes available on our website. The Director of Operations updated the Board regarding music license royalties, lakes and silt removal, and hiring of a staff Irrigation Specialist. We appointed the following Board members to two committees: Collections Committee: Director Michael Kaltenbaugh Modifications Committee: Director Joseph Closs. The meeting adjourned at 4:25 PM. Jon Dell’Antonia President, Board of Directors

New Business We discussed proposed legislation in the current legislative session that would impact homeowners associations. We also approved sending collection letters for accounts with low balances (less than $55). Executive Session The Board reviewed and approved the monthly foreclosure report. We also reviewed and accepted the Collections Committee report and the Violations report, reviewed and approved the report of the Appeals Committee, and reviewed the Website analytics report for the previous month. STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS

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STONEBRIDGE RANCH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. 6201 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071 Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ph: (214) 733-5800 Fax: (214) 778-0595 website: www.stonebridgeranch.com Courtesy Patrol: (214) 794-4945

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE Jon Dell’Antonia, Erica Lee, Cheryl Unnone, Dave Wiest

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Jon Dell’Antonia

Vice President & Treasurer Norm Counts Secretary Jim Norton

Director Kristen Vartian Director Rick Chaffin Director Joe Closs

Director Michael Kaltenbaugh

STAFF Professional management by RTI/Community Management Associates Inc. (CMA) Director of Operations Greg Herbst

Maintenance Supervisor Michael Cawley

Landscape & Grounds Manager Brock Whetstone Lifestyle Director David Wiest

Executive Assistant Rony Peterson Maintenance Assistant Jeff Torres

Compliance Supervisor Kelli Koehler

Compliance Coordinators Gwen Burns, Randy Cain, Pat Liles, Jarred Mercer

Administrative Assistant Melba Siebel

Community Services Coordinator Tamra Collins Communications Coordinator Erica Lee

Operations Support Representative Allison Bedgood Irrigation Specialist Christ Talbot

PUBLISHER To place an advertisement, please contact: Community Matters, Inc., PO Box 5900, Frisco , TX 75035 Ph: (972) 370-1778 website: www.communitymattersinc.com

Stonebridge Ranch News is the only authorized publication of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association, Inc. It is published on behalf of residents for informational purposes only. The Association does not guarantee any work or claims made by advertisers herein and claims no responsibility or liability for statements made in the publication. The Association does not support or take responsibility for services, whether paid or volunteer, mentioned herein, nor for statements published in articles or letters herein which are not endorsed by group decision of the Board of Directors.

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It’s Here: Swim Season 2019!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4, the first day the pools will be open for swimming in Stonebridge Ranch. Throughout the month of May, both the Aquatic Center (7501 Coronado Drive) and the Beach Club (6201 Virginia Parkway) will be open on the weekends from Noon to 5 p.m. The first big summer pool party will take place on Monday, May 27 at the Beach Club. Thereafter, both pools will be open daily for the 2019 season, excluding weekly closures for pool cleaning. You’ll find the pool schedules in this issue of Stonebridge Ranch News. Feel free to cut the calendars out of the magazine and keep them on your refrigerator for easy reference. (During pool season, you can also find the calendars at www.stonebridgeranch.com.) Swim Season Rules • Homeowners in good standing and permanent members of their households may enter pool areas

free of charge by using a valid form of Stonebridge Ranch ID. (Be sure to get IDs for your family before Memorial Day if you want to come to the Beach Club party that day.) If you are a tenant, you’ll need to fill out the Transfer of Privileges form along with your leasing homeowner. Instructions for obtaining your Stonebridge Ranch ID and the Transfer of Privileges form can be found at www.stonebridgeranch.com. • Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age. • The Aquatic Center and Beach Club are both smokefree facilities. Food and drinks (including BYOB) are welcome, but glass containers are prohibited. • Pets are not allowed inside pool areas. Working service animals may enter. • Swimsuits are required for swimming. Cut-off shorts, thong bathing suits, etc. are not permitted. • Parents, we rely on your help to prevent unwanted bacteria from entering the pool. Infants and toddlers are required to wear swim diapers and plastic pants. We advise you to bathe or wash small children before bringing them to the pool. Also be sure to check swim diapers at least every hour, to change diapers away

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other watercraft on Stonebridge Ranch Lake. To do so, use your Stonebridge Ranch ID to enter the main Beach Club gate. There you’ll sign a waiver and pay the rental fee ($2 per 30 minutes for paddleboats, $5 per 30 minutes for the sailboat or aqua cycle). Next, you’ll visit the lifeguards at the pier gate to pick up your life jackets. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or older. You may use the sailboat only if you have previous sailing experience. During Beach Club open hours, residents with ID are permitted–at their own risk–to launch their own kayaks and sailboats at no charge from the pier. To do so, use your Stonebridge Ranch ID to enter the main Beach Club gate and alert the lifeguards to your request. They can help you access the driveway connecting to the pier. Note that the driveway is for loading and unloading only—no parking allowed. You’ll need to sign a waiver at the main Beach Club gate to access the driveway/pier and launch your own craft.

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want to bring in catered food during your pavilion rental, you must obtain prior permission as part of your paperwork submission. • Pavilions are not available for reservation on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or Stonebridge Ranch Day. During these swim holidays, the pavilions may be used on a first-come, firstserved basis. • Contact 214.733.5800 if you have any questions regarding rentals. • All areas at the Aquatic Center are used on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Only pavilions at the Beach Club are for rent. ◀

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Dear Readers: Thank You!

The Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) uses three official communication channels to share public information with homeowners and residents: Stonebridge Ranch News magazine, the website at www.stonebridgeranch.com, and E-News (a bi-weekly email blast sent to registered residents). SRCA uses the email service provider Constant Contact to power SRCA E-News blasts. We are excited to announce that our community has earned the service’s All-Star Award for 2018. Only the top ten percent of Constant Contact accounts earn this award in recognition of their high levels of engagement between email senders and readers. Criteria for winning the award include: • High average open and click-through rates. This means a high percentage of our readers open and read our emails and also click on links to learn more info. (In fact, our open rate is 10% higher than the high qualifying rate for the award!) • Low bounce rate. Our readers provide valid email addresses and remain active via those email addresses over time. • Regular communication with audience. We typically send two E-News blasts a month, plus bonus blasts as needed (for example, when we are working to achieve a quorum for the annual meeting). This communication award means a lot to our hardworking volunteers and staff because we couldn’t have earned it without our resident readers! We sincerely thank E-News readers for signing up to receive our emails, for opening and reading them, and for clicking on links of interest. We work to keep homeowners well-informed so that everyone can get the most value out of their Stonebridge Ranch association membership. If you read our email blasts and have seen benefit from being “in the know”, why not ask your neighbors if they receive and read the SRCA E-News blasts, too? We would love a 100% subscription rate for our homeowners; approximately 60% of our homeowners are currently subscribed.

WHY SIGN UP? Below are the Top Five reasons to subscribe and receive SRCA E-News in your inbox. • Sign-up is quick and voluntary. To join the blast list, simply go to any page at www.stonebridgeranch. com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and use the ‘Stay Connected’ form to enter your email address of choice. We employ a responsive design, so each email is easily viewed from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. • E-News features our fastest turnaround time and news cycle. We use E-News to ensure homeowners stay informed regarding the most up-to-date items. (The news cycle for this magazine is slower because we have to go through layout, print, and mailing timelines with our publisher.) • E-News allows us to send special, one-time blasts about the most pressing Stonebridge Ranch matters. Typically, we send E-News only twice a month, but as needed, we use it to send special announcements, too. Examples include Storm Declarations proclaimed by the Board President immediately following damaging hail events. • E-News links you directly to where you need to go on www.stonebridgeranch.com. E-News can save you time when looking for association info. For example, E-blasts leading up to the 2019 Annual Meeting linked directly to the forum for online participation in a quorum. Not sure how to RSVP for events like Morning or Evening Bingo? The e-blast event reminders link directly to the sign-up forms. • We follow industry-standard best practices in the maintenance of the email list. We keep your sign-up info private and never share it with a third party. We use it only to send association email blasts. Finally, not only is your subscription free and voluntary, but you can unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe link that is provided at the bottom of every email. (We hope you won’t unsubscribe though, because the SRCA Board of Directors, committees, and staff use E-News to communicate with you!) A SPECIAL PLEA If you were subscribed to SRCA E-News at one time but have unsubscribed, we offer you this special plea: please re-join us! We understand that not all the information we provide in E-News will apply directly to you. We also understand that our inboxes these days are inundated with emails. However, on occasion, we provide STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS

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news that truly affects the entire community. It can even change the way you go about your daily business or help you avoid a compliance violation. For example, did you know that the bridge and road near Stonebridge Ranch Drive and Custer have been closed by the City of McKinney for repair through October? Many homeowners were forced to make a U-turn at that location during a busy morning commute because they didn’t know this information in advance of taking the route. This is the type of timely news item we put in E-News to aid residents. Another example: in January of 2019, a new trash tote screening guideline went into effect in Stonebridge Ranch. The news of the impending update was communicated repeatedly through official SRCA communication channels between July and December of 2018, including articles in this magazine and a number of blurbs in E-News. Importantly: these official SRCA communication channels are FREE to our homeowners and cost the association a truly negligible amount compared to the cost of printing and posting a mailed letter to our entire community of 9,400 homes. By using them instead of community-wide mailings, we save valuable association funds. (The magazine is paid for in full by advertisements and our annual Constant Contact subscription fee costs less than $500.) Homeowners who paid attention to the free communication channels at their fingertips were not caught by surprise by the Stonebridge Drive road closure or the trash guideline update. If you’re reading this, you understand that effective communication can only occur when an audience is paying attention. Please help us spread the word among your neighbors that these communication channels are available and useful! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE EMAILS While we’re on the topic of emails, did you know that we encourage Stonebridge Ranch homeowners to provide their email address in two separate locations?

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If you are signed up to receive SRCA E-News, you’ve provided your email address in the first location as noted above: via the “Stay Connected” form at www.stonebridgeranch.com. Signing up for E-News gives you access to all PUBLIC emails sent via the SRCA to Stonebridge Ranch residents. We highly recommend that all homeowners also sign up for a private online account with CMA Management, our professional management company. When you create your account, you provide an email address in your profile. CMA uses this email address to connect with you in PRIVATE on topics related to your individual SRCA account, such as your annual assessment fee and Modification Applications. To sign up for a private online account (or to access your account so you can add your email address), click the “Homeowner Account Login” button at the top right of every page at www.stonebridgeranch.com. This button links you to CMA’s online site for conducting private business with you, https://cma.cincwebaxis.com/. Please note that you must voluntarily provide your email address in BOTH locations to receive PUBLIC and PRIVATE communications related to SRCA. You may provide your email of preference in either location —the addresses do not need to match. For questions related to the public SRCA E-News blasts, call 214.733.5800 or srca@cmamanagement.com. For questions related to your private online account (such as registering or resetting your password), please call CMA’s corporate Customer Care line at 972.943.2828. ◀


CURB APPEAL CORNER

It takes a village to keep a village beautiful.

We all play a part in creating the cohesive appeal and high property values that Stonebridge Ranch is known for in North Texas. When you adhere to our community’s design and upkeep guidelines, you protect the curb appeal and value of your own home as well as your neighbor’s. Read ahead for some fun facts about the hardworking volunteers on our Modifications Committee, who serve to protect the premier look and feel of all our villages. One of their primary duties is reviewing Modification Applications related to exterior home improvement projects.

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In 2017, the Modifications Committee volunteers reviewed a record-breaking 6,890 Modification Applications! A third of those were for roof replacements following devastating hailstorms which hit our community. In the five years previous to 2018, the committee reviewed an average of only 1,374 applications annually.

19,190 - 1,919 - 159 Over the last ten years, the Modifications Committee has reviewed 19,190 applications - an average of 1,919 per

year, or 159 per month. Volunteers spend up to 10 hours in a given week reviewing applications. They (along with association staff) are here to assist homeowners. Please consider them a resource as you plan projects.

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Residents Gather for a Successful 2019 Annual Meeting Our homeowner’s association thrives through the cooperation and active participation of countless volunteers and residents. Each year, the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) Annual Meeting provides a unique time of collaboration, when the Board of Directors, management staff, and homeowners can meet face to face to share current successes and look to the future together. Even residents who couldn’t attend this year’s meeting in person helped by participating in absentee quorum, ensuring we met the requirements of our governing documents. We thank every resident who joined together and enabled us to host the Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 7. At the meeting, residents listened as the Board of Directors shared highlights of the SRCA Strategic Plan. The plan helps the Board focus initiatives across every area of governance in our community: long-term

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financial health; the repair & replacement of community assets; water conservation; master landscape, amenities, and communications planning; project management; governmental issues and our relationship with the City of McKinney; and the oversight of our lakes and dams. The Annual Meeting also provided a time for the Board to celebrate the achievements of the residents who support Stonebridge Ranch by volunteering. Nearly 50 homeowners serve on one of our seven committees. Some of them, such as Modifications Committee members who review applications weekly, commit numerous hours each month to support SRCA’s mission to be the premier master-planned community in North Texas. Before adjourning the meeting, Board President Jon Dell’Antonia gave a special thanks to outgoing Vice President Michael Yon, who served on the Board for six years following several years of service as a vol-


unteer on the Social Committee. Going forward in 2019, Norm Counts will fill the positions of Vice President and Treasurer on the Board, and Jim Norton will serve as Secretary. The three newest Board Directors, Rick Chaffin, Joe Closs, and Michael Kaltenbaugh have hit the ground running and are hard at work as the liaisons to the Communications, Social, and Amenities Committees, respectively. If you didn’t have a chance to attend the meeting, not to worry—you still can review the Board’s presentation. The PDF is linked at the website on the ‘Annual Meeting’ page. To quickly find the page, simply type the title in the Search Bar located at the top of any page at www.stonebridgeranch.com. ◀

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Stonebridge Ranch Family Night with the Frisco RoughRiders Hook, Line & Friday, May 3 Sinker Children’s 7:05 p.m., Dr. Pepper Ballpark 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034 Fishing Tournament Come enjoy a night of exciting baseball with the RoughRiders vs. the Arkansas Travelers. Tickets are $22.50 (best available seat) and include one premium meal basket and unlimited peanuts, popcorn and Dr. Pepper products. Attendees will also enjoy fireworks after the game. To purchase tickets, contact Monica Man at 972.334.1938 or mman@ridersbaseball.com. There is also a link on the Community Calendar at www.stonebridgeranch.com.

Saturday, May 4 9 to 11 a.m., Wellington Pond Wellington Point Drive & Stonebridge Dr. We invite all our junior anglers (age 12 and below) to our 21st Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament on Wellington Pond. Please join us at the first three ponds located off Stonebridge Drive between Wellington Point Drive and Glen Oaks Drive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the children who catch the nine biggest fish and the one smallest fish (any species). Anglers are responsible for bringing their own fishing poles. Bait will be supplied, but you may bring your own. A raffle drawing for prizes and the awards presentation will take place at 11 a.m. Attendees will also enjoy a free hot dog cookout with refreshments.

Around Town Artisans Market Saturday, May 4 3 to 6 p.m., Circle Drive 6201 Virginia Parkway

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to Stonebridge Ranch. Visitors will enjoy live acoustic music, food sampling, and meeting the providers of farmfresh produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, jams, baked goods, soaps, salsa, and more! Kids will have fun playing yard games, participating in the artisan scavenger hunt, and taking a chance to win a candy jar by trying to guess how many. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Jim from CF Sharpening services will be here, so bring your dull scissors, kitchen knives, garden tools, and pocket knives to drop off early in the evening. Jim will sharpen them on the spot for a fee. (You must pick up your items by 6 p.m.) Almost 40 artisans will be on hand. You can view the complete list in the online event calendar at www.stonebridgeranch.com.

Picnic in the Plaza Sunday, May 5 4 to 6 p.m., Stonebridge Plaza 7501 Coronado Drive

Invite your neighbors and bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets filled with your favorite goodies. This fun and relaxing event will be held at Stonebridge Plaza next to the Aquatic Center. You’ll enjoy live music by Rosewood, a local band which plays a popular mix of pop, country, and rock favorites. We’ll provide free snow cones and a variety of games including hulahooping, cornhole, chalk art and more! The pickleball courts will be available for open play, and we will have paddles and balls on hand. This will be a great family event for residents of all ages. Note: glass containers and smoking are NOT permitted.

Sprinkler System Tips Wednesday, May 8 11 a.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

Directly following Wednesday Coffee Talk (9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Room), Amanda Griffin will give a presentation on Sprinkler System Tips. As the President of Smart Outdoor Services (SOS), she is uniquely prepared to answer your lawn watering questions and help you water more efficiently. No RSVP required.

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Evening on the Veranda Luau Party Friday, May 10 7 to 9:30 p.m., Beach Club 6201 Virginia Parkway

Stonebridge Ranch adults, please join us for a very special Evening on the Veranda! Our May event will feature a Luau Party complete with fanfare and delicious food. Gates open at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy an aloha welcome with a lei greeting and live music by a steel drum, ukulele player, and singer. Our exciting show begins at 7:30 p.m. It will last about 45 minutes and includes Tahitian dancers, drummers and fire dancer! We’ll also serve Kalua Pig Pulled Pork, hot rolls and buttered corn. You are welcome to bring your own coolers with snacks as well. Be sure to BYOB in plastic or aluminum containers, since glass is strictly prohibited at the Beach Club. This is an adult only, non-swimming, smoke free event. To enter, you must present a valid form of Stonebridge Ranch ID and you must be age 21+. Line up a babysitter if needed and come join us. Non-resident guests pay a $5 fee.

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Electronic & Paper Recycling & Shoe Donation Event

Saturday, May 11 9:30 am to Noon, Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway

at www.stonebridgeranch.com. Please contact Jason Keller (jkeller@unitedelectronicrecycling.com) if you have any questions about the acceptable items list. This year we will also accept shoe donations—new and used, all shoe types welcome—on behalf of Soles4Souls. (Note that we will NOT accept other types of clothing or used items.) Per Soles4Souls: “We believe everyone around the world deserves a good pair of shoes. Since 2006, we have distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and have kept more than 42 million pounds of clothing and shoes out of the landfills. All kinds of shoes are welcome; there are no restrictions.”

Is it time to do some spring cleaning? Stonebridge Ranch is once again partnering with United Electronic Recycling (UER) to help reduce, reuse and recycle electronic equipment. Bring your old, broken, or unwanted electronic equipment (including CRT televisions). UER will make sure they are properly recycled. In addition, we will provide a shredding truck for on-site paper and document destruction. There is no charge for dropping off any type of item. To view the list of acceptable items, visit the Events Calendar

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May Book Club Monday, May 13 7 to 8 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

Attendees to the May Book Club will enjoy discussing Beartown by Fredrik Backman. In a departure from Backman’s previous lighthearted humorous works, Beartown is an insightful tale about a small town with a big dream—and the price it takes to reach it. We can also discuss Backman’s sequel, Us Against You, for those who decide to read both books. Sit-ins are always welcome to Book Club, even if you haven’t read our selection. Book suggestions are also welcome; email dwiest@cmamanagement.com. Please note we will not meet during June, July and August. Prep for September by reading our next selection, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede.

Travel Club

Tuesday, May 14 9 to 10 a.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway The Travel Club is held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit the Events Calendar at www.stonebridgeranch.com or email David Wiest at dwiest@cmamanagment.com.

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Evening Bingo

Tuesday, May 14 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway If you’re looking to make new friends or enjoy a relaxed evening with old friends, Evening Bingo is for you. We provide snacks, sodas and water, as well as a prize for the winner of each round. Seating is limited to the first 40 who sign up online at https://whoozin.com/EQW-CT7-JHNE-9WCK. This adults-only event is free for Stonebridge Ranch residents. Residents can bring up to one non-resident friend; guests pay a $5 fee.

Coffee, Cars & Cycles

Saturday, May 18 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway Join us in the circle drive at the Beach & Tennis Club for a great start to your Saturday morning. If you have a classic or fancy car or a motorcycle, you may park it in the circle drive for all to view. If not, come out to meet new friends and neighbors—we’d love to meet you! Coffee, donuts and burritos will be provided in the Community Room, where we also host a monthly bring-one, take-one Book, CD & DVD Exchange. This event is for Stonebridge Residents only.

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Craft Time

Tuesday, May 21 1 to 3 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway If you enjoy crafting with other like-minded creatives, bring your favorite craft projects and supplies (i.e. quilt blocks, beadwork, knitting, crocheting, darning, mending, etc.) to enjoy alongside your neighbors. Have you ever wanted to learn how to do a craft or try a new technique for your favorite hobby? We can learn from each other. The coffee pot will be on, and residents get in free. RSVP at

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Morning Bingo

Thursday, May 23 10 a.m. to Noon, Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway We play for $5 gift cards at our monthly Morning Bingo game. Attendees enjoy a fruit plate, coffee and soft drinks. This adult-only event is free to Stonebridge Ranch residents, who may bring up to two non-resident guests. Guests pay a $5 fee. To register, visit https://whoozin.com/7M6-UPH-JCWW-9UTW.

Memorial Day at the Beach

Monday, May 27 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway Join us for our first Beach Club pool party of the season! DJ Uptown Sound will keep things hopping by spinning tunes throughout the event. Text 214.491.8283 to request a song. A variety of group

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games will keep both parents and kids laughing and engaged. Schedule: Paddle Boat Races (11:30 a.m., under 12 years must ride with an adult); Tug of War & Bouncy Ball Races (12:30 p.m., boys vs. girls), Sky High Pool Contest (1:30 p.m., heads up and catch the ball in the air for a prize), Hula Hoop Contest (2 p.m., for all ages), Limbo (3 p.m., how low can you go?), and Sky High Pool Contest (3:30 p.m., heads up and catch the ball in the air for a prize). On this holiday, the Beach Club will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Aquatic Center will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

NEW EVENT! Get Your Paddles Ready

Saturday, July 20 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Pkwy Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 20. You need to save the date AND start saving cardboard! We are hosting our first-ever homemade Cardboard Boat Races at the Beach & Tennis Club. Teams may consist of 1, 2, 3 or 4 people (adults and/or kids). There will be prizes for speed and creativity. We’ll provide more race details in the coming months, but we want you to be aware of the materials you need to start collecting— and those you must avoid—if you want to participate in this sure-to-be-hilariously fun event. Themed, decorated and otherwise creatively festooned boats are encouraged. Sign up your team today via https://whoozin.com/QKU-3DH47A6-XAGH. Permitted materials: corrugated cardboard and

cardboard boxes (i.e. from grocery stores or delivery packages), cardboard “blocks” (i.e. from furniture store packaging), cardboard tubes (i.e. from carpet/linoleum stores), duct or masking tape, liquid nails construction adhesive, latex paint, varnish or polyurethane. Materials NOT permitted: pre-coated or pretreated cardboard, plastic or plastic sheathing, wood, styrofoam, metal, sonotubes (used in construction/ concrete forms), silicone, wax, tar, caulking compounds or two-part mixed adhesives, staples, clamps, fiberglass, glass, nails, screws, or sharp objects.

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Summer 2019 June to August, Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway 10 & UNDER is an exciting format for learning

tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by adapting the equipment, court dimensions and the scoring to the age and size of the children. This special class enables kids to have more enjoyable tennis experiences early in the learning process, which is the number one factor in keeping kids involved. Ages 5 to 8 meet from 10-11 a.m. Ages 9 to 10 meet from 1011:30 a.m. The cost is $65 per week for ages 5 to 8 and $99 per week for ages 9 to 10.

FUTURE STAR CAMP is for kids ages 11

and up. It is designed for beginner and intermediate players. Players are grouped according to ability level, and all aspects of the game are covered. Future Star Camp meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $99 per week.

TENNIS ACADEMY is for players competing in ZAT, Champ and Super Champ tournaments. We study stroke production, tactics and strategy, quickness drills, as well as mental toughness and match play. Players should be at a high level of fitness before attending this camp. The Academy class meets from 8 to 11 a.m. for drills and fitness, followed by match play from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $340 per week for the full camp, $220 per week for the morning session only, and $220 for the match play session only (space limited). STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS

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At times of inclement weather, check the Select Tennis Academy Facebook page half an hour before class time for updates. A 10% discount will be given to all students who sign up for multiple weeks and pay by check. It is the parent’s responsibility to take off the 10% prior to sending the check. A discount is not given when paying by credit card. You can register at www.selecttennisacademy.com or mail payment to Stonebridge Ranch Community Association, Attn:

Dave Wiest, 6201 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071. Camp Dates Week 1 (June 3-6), Week 2 (June 1013), Week 3 (June 17-20), Week 4 (June 24-27), Week 5 (July 1-5), no camp July 4th), Week 6 (July 8-11), Week 7 (July 15-18), Week 8 (July 22-25), Week 9 (July 29 – Aug. 1), Week 10 (Aug. 5-9), Week 11 (Aug. 12-15)

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