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February 2021

Vol. 9, Issue 2

STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS The official publication of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) This monthly magazine is published at no cost to the SRCA and is mailed free of charge to all Stonebridge Ranch residences.

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HOA Dues at Work

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Cartoon Ranch

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Adult Bass Fishing Tournament Photo Gallery

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Annual Meeting March 4

Vote for two open seats on the Board

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Help Us Achieve A Quorum

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Curb Appeal Corner

Your voting questions answered

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Community Calendar

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Word on the Street

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Voices of Service

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Social Scene

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Your Meeting Checklist

How to stay informed and prepared

Grass tips to create a beautiful lawn

Save the Date March 2021 Events

Cover Photo by Douglas Batson Copyright Š 2021 All rights reserved. Published by Community Matters, Inc.

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This lovely image was taken on one of Douglas’ early morning walks at La Cima Lake. The lake is located at the intersection of Stonebridge Drive and Watch Hill Lane, just south of US 380. Residents and their guests may catch-and-release fish from this lake. We encourage you to carry your Stonebridge Ranch ID with you when utilizing SRCA amenities. You can use it to quickly prove your residency when asked by our Courtesy Patrol officer. See www.stonebridgeranch.com/stonebridge-ranch-ids/ for details.


The Coronavirus continues. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy. Hopefully, 2021 will see an end to the Covid virus when vaccinations become available to everyone and our lives can return to “normal.” This month’s magazine will focus on the upcoming annual meeting scheduled for March 4, 2021 and the election of two Board members. Board Meeting, December 17,2020 The Board meeting of December 17, 2020 was called to order at 12:30 PM in our HOA office Board room. All Board members were present (Amanda Batson and Joe Closs online), along with our Director of Operations, CMA’s Executive Vice President of Operations, and CMA’s CFO. Also in attendance was Rony Peterson, Recording Secretary (online). The meeting began with a Homeowners Open Forum. Two homeowners appeared: one to discuss the 2021 assessment and one to ask questions about the TxDOT 380 project. Three homeowners joined the meeting online to observe. The next item of business was to ratify the minutes of the previous Board meeting and all decisions made since the last Board meeting. We also appointed Afsaneh Talai to the Communications Committee. Old Business We discussed the Covid-19 virus to decide what actions to take during the next several weeks. • The office is open. Appointments are still required for meetings with a specific individual. You can “walk in” for an ID. • Facemasks are required to enter the office. • The Community Room is open at 50% capacity for rental and use. Check our web site regularly and watch for E-blasts for the latest information from the Association. These decisions are subject to changing conditions and will be updated to comply with any new governmental orders issued. In our continuing review of operational guidelines, we reviewed and updated the usage of the Board Room for events, the inclement weather for social events guideline, and the Social Committee guidelines. We discussed and approved the Governance Management work project developed by a special committee of the Board. This document guides staff and volunteers in development or amendment implementation and reporting related to Board approved resolutions, guidelines, policies, and, as needed, Board statements of action, collectively

known as F ROM T HE P RESIDENT Governance Materials. After discussion, we added some additional tasks for future governance projects for this Committee. We also updated the Emergency Preparedness Plan. New Business The Board modified the payment plan option to increase the number of months to eight (previously six) and reduce the down payment to 15% (previously 20%). The Strategic Plan for 2021 was approved. It is available on our website, www.stonebridgeranch.com. Executive Session The Board reviewed and approved the Foreclosure Report. We approved the recommendations of the Appeals Committee. We also reviewed and accepted the Collections Committee Report, the Violations Report, and the Project Expenditures Report. Vice President Counts updated the Board regarding our current financial condition and water conservation results. The Director of Operations updated us on pending legal issues. Association Reports We reviewed and approved the Financial Reports including the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. Board Liaisons presented updates on committee activities reflected in Committee minutes and updates to our Strategic plan. Director of Operations Herbst updated us regarding water usage in November and staff updates. The meeting adjourned at 6:15 PM. Jon Dell’Antonia President, Board of Directors

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February 2021

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Annual Meeting & Election to Be Held Thursday, March 4 Mark your calendars! The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at Crosspoint Church (2101 S. Stonebridge Drive). Why is this meeting so important? • • •

It is a legal proceeding required by our Bylaws. Aspects of the meeting (such as achieving a quorum) are guided by Texas State Law—see the Texas State Property Code, Title 11, Chapter 209. This meeting provides the forum for our annual election of board members, who make the decisions which govern our daily operations. To ensure an orderly turnover, we fill either two or three seats annually. This year, homeowners will vote for two seats. As in years past, all owners who submit a vote in the election will be entered for a chance to win the 2022 annual assessment fee! Two lucky winners will be chosen for the prize.

An important reminder about the meeting: its success is determined by homeowner participation. The meeting isn’t “just for show.” In fact, it can commence only if a minimum

This year we plan to host a hybrid annual meeting with both in-person attendees and online viewers. If you plan to join the meeting online, you need to vote early to participate in the election of Board members.

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number of homeowners—a quorum—actively participate (either in person or via early voting by Monday, March 1). This requirement is outlined in Section 2:10 of the Sixth Amended and Restated Bylaws of Stonebridge Ranch Community Association, which specifies a quorum as: “the presence in person or by proxy of members representing at least ten percent (10 %) of the total votes in the association.” If you are a homeowner in Stonebridge Ranch and you’ve never reviewed the Bylaws, the lead-up to the Annual Meeting is the perfect time to give them a skim. Article II outlines the procedures the SRCA must follow regarding membership, annual meetings, achieving a quorum, voting, and proxies. It runs less than 2 pages, so it’s a quick read. Head over to https://www.stonebridgeranch.com/governingdocuments/ to locate this important file and many other policies that impact our association. THE IMPORTANCE OF A QUORUM This is a fact we report each year: if we don’t achieve a quorum, the Annual Meeting will need to be reconvened at a later date. Postponement causes an unnecessary waste of your homeowner assessments, so we sincerely hope you’ll participate! Why? The meeting requires planning, staffing, and funding, as well as the signing of contracts. Venue rental and vote tabulation software are part of the annual cost. If the members of the SRCA do not meet their quorum requirements and must reconvene the annual meeting at a different time, the projected cost to homeowners would

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be over $10,000. It is imperative that our members help us achieve a quorum on March 4 so that our carefully allocated 2021 funds will not go to waste. WILL THIS BE A “HYBRID” MEETING? Yes! For the first time in 2021, we will host our Annual Meeting in person (adhering to health guidelines and headcount capacities related to COVID-19), with an option for homeowners to livestream the proceedings online from anywhere in the world! Stay tuned to our digital communication channels* in the coming weeks for how-to instructions so you can watch the meeting online. REASONS TO VOTE EARLY Due to the global pandemic, we highly encourage all residents to vote early (by Monday, March 1) and livestream the event (on Thursday, March 4). Even if you plan to attend the meeting in person, there are multiple reasons for you to vote early. Please note: • Early voting helps us ensure that we reach the required quorum. Staff and volunteers breathe a sigh of relief when we achieve a quorum, and they are always happy to report that milestone to all our homeowners. We usually meet the goal several days before the meeting. Will you help us break that record in this pandemic year? • The livestream of the meeting does not provide two way communication, nor can we verify your identities


via the livestream. Thus, the online viewers of the meeting cannot be counted toward the meeting quorum or vote in the election unless they vote early. The in-person meeting will have a headcount capacity due to COVID-19. Early voting ensures your participation in the meeting quorum whether or not we reach room capacity. • For the safety of our in-person attendees, Board members, and staff, we want the entrance lines to move quickly and efficiently, with as little contact as possible between people. If you vote early and attend in person, you’ll help reduce the wait time and contact points required for you to sign in. • See p. 10 in this issue for complete voting details. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MEETING? Following in-person voting in the board election, the Board of Directors will present a “state of the association” address. They will discuss 2020 achievements in every area from landscaping upkeep to communications. They will also look ahead to the opportunities and challenges our association faces in the future. You can expect to hear about progress we’ve made through the Strategic Plan, which the board first developed and

adopted in 2013, as well as how the plan goals and objectives have evolved since last year’s meeting. (If you can’t attend or livestream the meeting, you can review this presentation at your leisure via www.stonebridgeranch.com, where we will post it on Friday, May 5.) THANK YOU! The meeting provides a unique opportunity for you to engage with your association. But there are countless opportunities for residents of Stonebridge Ranch to contribute to the health of this community. Each time you respond to a resident survey, read an article in this magazine, attend a social event, or contact the SRCA staff with a question, you contribute to our collective success. The annual meeting is simply a capstone event for participation, whether you vote online, by proxy or absentee ballot, or whether you attend in person. ◀ *Our digital channels include the www.stonebridgeranch. com website, E-News blasts, broadcast texts, and the official SRCA Facebook group. You must voluntarily visit or subscribe yourself to each of these channels. For how-to details, visit the website and read the pages linked under the top drop-down tab titled “News.”

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A Quorum Made Easy: Voting Questions Answered To fill the two open seats in this year’s annual election of board directors, a quorum of 10% of the members in the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) must participate. This means we need at least 942 homeowners to vote. Each homeowner household may submit one vote in the election. You can help us meet the quorum requirement by voting in person at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 4, or by pre-voting in one of three ways. Read on for answers to the most common voting questions. How do I find out more about the candidates running for the Board? To submit their candidacy in the election, interested homeowners submitted the 2021 Candidate for Board of Directors Questionnaire. This form allows each applicant to share his or her qualifications for serving as an SCRA Director. We published the form mid-December 2020 at www.stonebridgeranch.com and in the January 2021 issue of the Stonebridge Ranch News. It was due to the association on January 15. The candidates’ Please vote for your board directors this year! We need your help to host a valid responses are made available to their fellow and meaningful election. homeowners at www.stonebridgeranch.com as of Monday, Feb. 1. You will also be able absentee ballot includes the names of each candidate to read them in the March issue of the Stonebridge Ranch running for the Board. Voters should select two News. candidates in the 2021 election. What are the three ways to cast my vote early? Choose from one of these options—online voting, absentee ballot, or proxy form.

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• Online voting allows you to participate without leaving the comfort of your home! It will be available throughout the month of February 2021. To vote online, go to the homepage at www.stonebridgeranch. com, where you’ll find links to online voting directions. • Alternatively, owners may cast their vote via absentee ballot. This ballot is available via download from the SRCA website at www.stonebridgeranch.com. The stonebridgeranch.com

• The third option is to assign your vote by completing the proxy form, which is also available for download at www.stonebridgeranch.com. Owners who vote using the proxy form must choose to either assign their vote to the Board, or to another homeowner who will attend the meeting in person on their behalf. Alternatively, owners may choose to assign the “quorum only” option. Using this option, they will not vote in the Board election but will assign their proxy to help us meet our 10% participation requirement. (“Quorum only” voters are eligible in the prize drawing for the 2022 assessment fee.)


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When Is My Pre-Meeting Vote Due? Online votes, absentee ballots and proxy forms are all due by Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. CST. Absentee and proxy forms can be mailed or delivered in person to the association office (6201 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071) or emailed to srca@cmamanagement.com. Forms which are incomplete or turned in after the vote is called for in the meeting will not count in the election or in the drawing for the 2022 assessment fee. If you choose to mail your ballot, please do so with plenty of time to spare to ensure its arrival. For your convenience, you can drop your ballot at the office any time via the mail slot to the left of the main office door. Can I participate in the quorum, drawing for dues, or vote in the election by attending the annual meeting virtually (online)? No. To ensure the identity of each voter, online meeting participants will not count towards a quorum, nor will they have a means of voting during the meeting on March 4. To participate, you must attend in person or pre-vote by March 1 via one of the methods outlined above.

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If I’m attending the meeting, do I need to complete a proxy or absentee ballot beforehand? We will set aside time to collect in-person votes at the meeting. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage ALL homeowners to vote early in this year’s election—even if they plan to attend the meeting in person. This will help us reduce contact points and wait times in line when folks are signing in. How do I find out which candidates were elected to the board of directors? Due to the large volume of votes cast in the election, the ballots and proxies are tabulated the day following the election. Once the vote tabulations have been verified that day (Friday, March 5), the names of the candidates elected to the Board will be posted at www.stonebridgeranch.com by 3 p.m. We sincerely thank all owners who choose to participate in the vote for directors and in the Annual Meeting. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the association staff at 214.733.5800 or email srca@ cmamanagement.com (M-F, 8:30 AM to 5 PM). ◀


HOA Dues at Work

Did you know we have over 20 miles of common area fencing in Stonebridge Ranch? Quality fencing impacts the look and feel of the entire community and contributes to our property values. Here’s how we balance the upkeep of this important amenity with strategic budget planning. • Annually we replace almost 16,000 linear feet of common area fencing. That equates to three miles of raw materials. • Depending on the weather, material availability, etc., this annual project requires three to four months of labor. • Each year, our Landscape & Grounds manager and third-party fencing vendor drive throughout Stonebridge Ranch to visually inspect the common area fencing in every village. This in-person tour helps us determine which fences owned by the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) are most in need of replacement in a given year. • Each year we contribute a portion of our homeowners’ annual assessments to the SRCA Repair & Replacement fund, our source for maintenance funding to keep our common assets in good repair over time. For an in-depth look into how this fund works and the oversight provided by our Finance Committee, visit p. 19 of the October issue of Stonebridge Ranch News (located at ww.stonebridgeranch.com/stonebridge-ranch-news/).

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Stay Informed: Your Annual Meeting Checklist Our 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Crosspoint Church (2101 S. Stonebridge Dr.) To help our members prepare for this important gathering, the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) makes the following files available to property owners. Please review this checklist so you can be on the lookout for the necessary info. GENERAL INFO • Annual Meeting Notice. The notice provides the crucial meeting details and is the only annual meeting document provided via mail rather than online. In previous years, the association included candidate bios and all voting form types in each mailed Annual Meeting Notice. Since each member uses only one type of voting format (and many members are now using the online voting option), this practice led to paper waste and the unnecessary use of association funds. This is the fourth that year the

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SRCA is providing all documents (except the mailed Annual Meeting Notice) via the website at www. stonebridgeranch.com. Please contact the office at 214. 733.5800 or srca@cmamangement.com (M-F, 8:30 AM to 5 PM) if you have any questions about the online documents. Board Candidate Bios. Along with the rest of the documents listed below, the bios will be made available at www.stonebridgeranch.com as of Monday, Feb. 1 on the webpage titled “Annual Meeting and Board Election”. (The webpage will be linked via the homepage, or you can access it by typing the title in the Search bar at the top of any page at www. stonebridgeranch.com.) Please read the bios to learn more about each candidate’s philosophy and qualifications. We will also print all candidate bios in the March 2021 issue of Stonebridge Ranch News. Board Roles. This document provides a description of each of the board positions. At their first Board

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meeting after the annual election, the directors will vote amongst themselves to determine which member will fill each role, dependent on their qualifications and desire.

VOTING OPTIONS • Online Voting. The 2021 online voting portal will be open from Noon on Monday, February 1 through 5 PM on Monday, March 1. To cast your vote online, go to www.stonebridgeranch.com and follow the instructions you’ll find linked from the homepage. • Proxy Form. Use this form to assign your vote in the board election to a third party. You can assign your vote to another homeowner, assign it to the board, or assign it to help us meet a quorum only (and not as a vote in the election). • Absentee Ballot. If you don’t want to vote online or via a proxy, use the online Absentee Ballot. Like the proxy form, you can email it to srca@ cmamanagement.com, or you can mail it or drop it by the office (6201 Virginia Parkway). If you choose to mail it, be sure to send it with plenty of time for receipt before the election on March 4. • In Person. If you do not vote early via one of the above methods, you’ll need to vote in person at the

meeting to participate in the board election. As noted on p. 9 of this issue, we highly encourage ALL homeowners to vote early (by Monday, March 1).

BOARD Q & A • Questions and Answers Form. Do you have a question for the members of the Board of Directors? If so, use this form to submit your query. YOUR CONTACT INFO We need your correct info to contact you about important association business such as the annual election. If you have not done so already, go to www.stonebridgeranch.com and click “Homeowner Account Login” (located at the top right of every webpage). This will redirect you to https:// cma.cincwebaxis.com/, where you can register a private online account with CMA, our professional management company. Within your online profile, you can update your mailing address and email address so that you are sure to receive all appropriate SRCA notices related to your property.† Note: if a homeowner does not provide us with a different mailing address, we mail the Annual Meeting Notice to the address of your property in Stonebridge Ranch. If a homeowner does not live at the property, this

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can obviously cause delays in the receipt of notices. If you have questions about registering for a private online account or changing your contact info, please call CMA’s Customer Care line at 972.943.2828. Importantly, two different email lists are used to communicate with SRCA homeowners. •

Private CMA Emails. The email list related to your private CMA online account is kept separate from the SRCA E-News blast list. The private CMA email list is used no more than a few times a year for sending the most important association updates. For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep your email address updated in your private CMA online account.

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Public SRCA Emails. Our general, SRCA bi-weekly emails contain info related to association business as well as public interest. We use them to keep residents informed about upcoming events and important community updates. To opt in to the SRCA bi-weekly list—which is sent through Constant Contact, not via your private CMA online account—opt in through the “Stay Connected” form located at the bottom right of any page at www.stonebridgeranch.com.‡ details on more ways to stay connected, including

Broadcast Texts and our official Facebook group, visit the pages linked under the top header “News” at www. stonebridgeranch.com. ◀ †We follow best practices and do not use your mailing or email address for any purpose other than association business. We do not provide this information to third parties. ‡As with the mailing and email address info in your private account, we do not use the Constant Contact list for any other purpose than sharing up-to-date associationrelated info. We do not share the list with any third parties. You can opt out at any time by clicking the “Safe Unsubscribe” link which is provided at the bottom of every blast.

Word on the Street

This month our reporter ran into some happy residents at the Beach & Tennis Club playground (6201 Virginia Parkway). What do Patrick and his four-year-old daughter, Karwyn, love about this amenity? • Both parents and kids can play here! Patrick brought his skateboard with him. While Karwyn enjoyed the play set, he was able to keep a watchful eye on her while riding his board on the adjacent sidewalks and basketball court. • Patrick likes the Beach & Tennis Club park because “there is good equipment here suited for her age group.” This playground received a complete face lift in 2017 under the direction of our Amenities Committee volunteers. • Karwyn couldn’t decide which aspect of the playground is her favorite. When her dad noted she loves to swing, Karwyn added with pride: “I can fit in the big girl swing now!” She also loves the climbing wall, playing on the spring shaped like a dolphin, and burying treasures in the sand box to find. • Patrick grew up in McKinney and is glad that there are many parks to visit nearby, including city parks and playgrounds owned by the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA). For a list of parks owned and maintained by the SRCA, head over to www.stonebridgeranch.com/parks-and-playgrounds/.

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Voices of Service

Meet our Lifestyle & Event Director, Dave Wiest. •

Dave has served as a staff member for the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) for almost 22 years. He oversees our tennis program and directs our social events.

When he arrived in 1998, the SRCA hosted only 12 events a year. In 2019, we hosted 204 events and activities for residents. That’s a 1,566% increase in annual events, and Dave assists the Social Committee in planning all of them.

Dave loves Stonebridge Ranch because of “the relationships I’ve built with people over the years. I’ve even seen kids move away to college, get married, come back here and buy a home, and put their own children in my tennis classes.”

On large-scale event days like Meet the Easter Bunny and the Halloween Spooktakular, Dave works from nearly dawn until well after sunset. To keep the events running smoothly with the help of other staff and volunteers, he typically walks over 20,000 steps in a single day.

Dave is an avid fisherman. He recalls the time a resident caught a gorgeous 12.8 pound bass in Stonebridge Lake. “That’s good fishing anywhere!” he says.

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DISCLAIMER: Due to print lead times, all the events listed in this issue are subject to change or cancellation. Prior to attending any event hosted by the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA), please check the online calendar to confirm event times and read complete event details. Event attendees assume all risks related to COVID-19. The SRCA does not ensure attendees’ safety or offer any warranty in relation to COVID-19. On the date of each event listed in our calendar, if face mask coverings and social distancing of six feet are recommended by state and/or health authorities, we recommend, but do not require, such measures. We ask residents to make decisions in the best interest of your household members and neighbors: • Please bring a face mask to wear when you cannot socially distance at least six feet or when you enter and move about an indoor space such as the restrooms or Community Room. (We do not require face masks indoors when you are seated and socially distanced according to the room’s current headcount capacity.) • Please do not attend an SRCA event if you feel unwell or have a fever, if you have an underlying health condition which puts you at risk, or if you have been in contact with someone who has an active case of COVID-19 or is in quarantine.

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Certified CPR Class

Saturday, February 6 10 a.m. to Noon, Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

We are hosting one class this year for residents interested in learning certified CPR. The cost of the session is $35 and includes AED training. Participants will receive a 2-year certification card with access to a student book. The curriculum meets the current guidelines set forth by the State and OSHA. You will leave with the skills necessary to effectively administer CPR and First Aid. The course covers the legal aspects of CPR & first aid, how to observe universal precautions, the recovery position, scenarios including seizures and EPI Pen, CPR & choking (adult, child & infant), and more. To register, visit www.corecprsolutions.com, call 214.295.6263, or email info@corecprsolutions.com.

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Book Club

Monday, February 8 7 to 8 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

Sit-ins are always welcome to Book Club, even if you haven’t read our selection. At this month’s meeting, we’ll casually discuss The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, a delightful crime caper about a group of amateur sleuths living at an English retirement village. The author brilliantly creates witty and charming characters and brings light to a segment of the population which sometimes goes unnoticed.

Travel Club

Tuesday, February 9 9 to 10 a.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway The Stonebridge Ranch Travel Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Community Room. This is the perfect group for residents who are curious and enjoy experiencing new things. The members explore together, dine together, and even cruise together. Please join the club if you’re looking for some adventure! Note: The Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) has approved the Travel Club as a sanctioned social group for residents + guests. Groups sanctioned by the SRCA may use SRCA meeting space but receive no other involvement or oversight by our association. They are responsible for all decisions, fees, etc. related to their activities.

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Evening & Morning Bingo

Tuesday, Feb. 9—6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17—6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Thursday, Feb. 25—10 a.m. to Noon Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

We invite adult Stonebridge Ranch residents (age 21+ only) to register for a free session of Bingo. Players compete for $5 gift cards while snacking on prepackaged refreshments. Due to limited room capacity, residents may attend only one bingo session per month, and we do not permit non-resident guests. To maintain social distancing, a max of 15 residents may sign up for each session. We also require a 12-person minimum. If we do not receive at least 12 registrations 48 hours before each session, we will cancel it and notify the registrants. Feb. 9: RSVP at https://tues-eve-bingo-feb-2021. eventbrite.com Feb. 17: RSVP at https://wed-eve-bingo-feb-2021. eventbrite.com Feb. 25: RSVP at https://morn-bingo-feb-2021. eventbrite.com

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Certified Babysitting Class

Saturday, February 13 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program from ASHI and MEDIC First Aid covers the basics that young adults need to know for safe and successful babysitting. The curriculum includes guidance regarding business start-up, relating with parents and children, caregiving, and safety and first aid. The magazine-format

CABS guide and vlogger-style video make learning fun. The cost of class is $68. To register, visit www. corecprsolutions.com, call 214-295-6263, or email info@ corecprsolutions.com.

Coffee, Cars & Cycles Saturday, February 20 8:30 to 10 a.m., Circle Drive 6201 Virginia Parkway

Residents are welcome to park their classic or fancy cars in the circle drive. We love to see motorcycles

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and choppers, too, but you are welcome regardless of the vehicle you drive! This is a relaxed come-and-go event for residents only. Feel free to stop by while on your morning walk or bike ride. We will provide coffee, burritos, and sweet treats in the Community Room until supplies run out. NEW TO STONEBRIDGE? If you are new to Stonebridge Ranch, have questions about the SRCA, or are looking for ways to get involved in our community, this event is for you! Look for our Social Committee volunteers. They will be wearing name tags and would love to answer any questions you have.

Adult Big Bass Tournament

Saturday, February 20 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Stonebridge Lake 6201 Virginia Parkway Residents age 18+ are invited to compete in the Adult Big Bass Tournament at Stonebridge Lake. The entry fee is $10 per person and must be paid in cash the day of the tournament. Only residents of Stonebridge Ranch (ages 18+) will be allowed to enter, and a valid Stonebridge Ranch ID or driver’s license is required. First place will win 100% of the entry fees. In the case of a tie, prize money will be equally split. Fish caught from any other body of water other than Stonebridge Lake will not be considered. Only paid contestants are allowed to fish in the lake during this event. (Spectators, including children, will not be STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS

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We’ll provide fire pits, marshmallows, hot dogs, roasting sticks, and hot chocolate. Attendees will also enjoy train rides and family-friendly DJ music. This event is for Stonebridge Ranch residents only. We are looking for volunteers to help! If you are a resident middle school or high school student who needs community service hours, please contact David Wiest at dwiest@cmamanagement.com.

allowed to fish.) Registration will last from 8:30 to 9 a.m. After check-in, fishermen can proceed to any part of Stonebridge Lake to fish but may not pass through the Beach Club gates or across private property. The tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to noon with no casting permitted before 9 a.m. The rules are as follows. Entrants may fish from the bank only; wading, tubes and boats are NOT permitted. Fisherman may carry several rods but may fish with only one at a time. Only artificial bait is allowed; no live bait permitted. The big bass will be determined by length, not weight. The fish will be measured with the jaw closed and the tail pinched to obtain maximum overall length. Final weigh-in will be held at noon, though fish may be brought to the judges’ table to be measured at any time during tournament hours. Fish must be brought in alive and breathing at weigh-in. They will be returned to the lake after weigh-in. Participants will be given a stringer, weigh-in bag and should bring their ONE biggest fish to the weigh-in. All contestants who are not in line by noon to weigh their entries will be disqualified. The tournament judge will give all participants the official time the morning of the event.

Marshmallow & Hot Dog Roast Friday, February 26 6 to 8 p.m., Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway

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