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January 2021

Vol. 9, Issue 1

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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Tree Lighting Ceremony Photo Gallery

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Two Seats Open in Board Election

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Let’s Get Together

Hear from current board members in their own words

Community Calendar

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Curb Appeal Corner

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Together we celebrate new beginnings in 2021. Happy New Year, everyone!


The Coronavirus continues. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy. I enjoyed seeing many of you at our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 3. It was a cool evening, but no rain or snow. Even though we had to change some things due to the Covid virus, Santa, trains, and holiday characters were still there and everyone who attended enjoyed the event. Board Meeting, November 19, 2020 The Board meeting of November 19, 2020 was called to order at 12:30 PM. This Board meeting was held in our HOA office Board room. All Board members were present (Amanda Batson and Joe Closs via Zoom) along with our Director of Operations, CMA’s Executive Vice President of Operations, and CMA’s CFO. Also in attendance were Kara Robinson, Compliance Supervisor, and Rony Peterson, Recording Secretary (online). The meeting began with a Homeowners Open Forum. No homeowners appeared. One homeowner joined the meeting to observe via Zoom. 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 approved the minutes of an emergency Board meeting, Insurance quotes, the software HOA Now which will be used for on-line voting for the 2021 election, and the annual assessment letter. 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 Amenities Committee Charter and guidelines for the Association’s lake usage. We discussed and reviewed the work to date of a Governance Management work project being developed by a special committee of the Board. New Business The Board discussed tree maintenance and trimming

practices for F ROM T HE P RESIDENT possible changes. This discussion will continue at our December Board meeting. We updated the Board on a potential new development proposed for the SE corner of 380 and Custer, similar to HUB 121 the city is developing in Craig Ranch, and a single-story apartment development proposed for the Storybook Ranch location on Custer. 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. Treasurer Counts updated the Board on our current financial condition and water usage so far this year. The Director of Operations updated us on pending legal issues. The Board approved the three officers of the Association to a Special Board Appointment for Negotiations Charter group. Association Reports We reviewed and approved the Financial Reports including the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. We held our annual Strategic Planning meeting on Nov. 20, 2020. Board Liaisons presented updates on committee activities reflected in Committee minutes and updates to our Strategic plan. We also discussed media contact practices to develop a policy for dealing with media contacts. Director of Operations Herbst updated us regarding expanded flower beds in Areas B and C. The meeting adjourned at 5:41 PM. Jon Dell’Antonia President, Board of Directors

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CELEBRATING THE BIG 4-0!

January 2021

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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, Dave Wiest

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Two SRCA Board Positions Open in 2021 Election The Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) has been under homeowner control since 2008. This means that land developers no longer make the strategic and fiscal decisions which secure the future of our HOA. Instead, these decisions are made by your neighbors—the seven homeowners you elect to the SRCA Board of Directors. The volunteers who devote their time and energy to the Board truly believe in the Stonebridge Ranch way of life because it is their way of life! They serve for a variety reasons, including the desire to: • Maintain our extensive portfolio of assets and amenities. • Preserve our beautiful surroundings, such as our tree canopy, landscaping, and lakes and ponds. • Protect our premier curb appeal by upholding design standards. • Support an active lifestyle for residents by providing varied social events.

With dedication to the above goals, the Board ultimately helps safeguard your investment in your own home. An unrelenting focus on our strategic mission is vital to maintain our property values. At the March 2021 Annual Meeting, SRCA homeowners will elect two board directors, each for a term of three years. Any homeowner member in the association may submit an application for candidacy. Similarly, each SRCA household may submit one vote in the 2021 election. WANT TO RUN? If you are interested in running for the Board in 2021, you must submit the Board Questionnaire found on p.10 of this issue of the Stonebridge Ranch News. The questionnaire is also available for download at www.stonebridgeranch.com. The due date for the questionnaire and the related document of up to 500 words is due by Friday, Jan. 15.

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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY Our directors face a variety of situations during their terms of service. If you are interested in submitting your candidacy, please consider these four basic guidelines: • Act in good faith for the association’s best interests. Directors must consider what is best for all members of the SRCA, not a select few. Each decision must be based on a board member’s honest judgment: what is best for the association as a whole? • Act with appropriate care and caution, seeking advice from experts when appropriate. As volunteers, board members should exercise a prudent degree of care when making decisions. This can involve consulting and trusting professional experts if a project requires knowledge beyond one’s own expertise. • Act within the scope of authority. It is vital that board members understand the scope of their authority and do not exceed it. Board members must be thoroughly familiar with the association’s governing documents, which outline the requirements and prohibitions of their position. These include our Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), Bylaws, and association policies. We provide these files publicly at https://www.stonebridgeranch.com/governing documents/ so anyone can review them 24-7.

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Prevent personal gain. Directors must use their best judgment to prevent personal gain from their service. For example, board members should not take personal advantage of business opportunities related to association affairs, nor should they accept gifts from vendors seeking to do business with the association. Ultimately, board members are entrusted with the care, protection, and enhancement of the property values of others. They have a fiduciary duty of loyalty to the entire community and must exercise the skill and care that a reasonable person would exercise under similar circumstances. They must be of strong character, with the ability to maintain confidentiality. TIME COMMITMENT Beyond acting in good faith, candidates should consider the time requirements of this volunteer position. Directors must be able to attend monthly board meetings, the Annual Meeting, and any other special meetings that may be scheduled throughout the year. Typically, monthly board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The board members choose the dates and times for their meetings, along with the roles they will serve (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director). Directors must actively participate in the board meetings; prep time in reviewing


meeting materials is part of this responsibility. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, in 2020 these have been hybrid meetings with both in-person and online participants. Directors must also be prepared to work alongside community volunteers and professional management staff. Directors serve as liaisons to board-appointed committees. Board liaisons attend monthly committee meetings and serve as a conduit for communication between the Board of Directors and the committee volunteers. Finally, given the scope of our annual budget and maintenance projects, a strong business background can be very helpful. Board directors must have a working computer and internet access. They must be able to communicate via email and be proficient in the use of such applications as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF. The association thanks all interested homeowners and

those who choose to submit their candidacy! If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact the office staff at 214.733.5800 or srca@cmamanagement.com. They are available M-F, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, to assist you. VOTERS! STAY TUNED Due to print deadlines, we won’t be able to share the candidate profiles in the Stonebridge Ranch News magazine until March. However, online voting will begin in February, so we’ll be sharing the candidate profiles via our other communication channels soon. We ask our voters to stay tuned to the: • SRCA website at www.stonebridgeranch.com. • Public SRCA E-News blasts. To receive these blasts, you must voluntarily subscribe via the ‘Stay Connected’ form located at the bottom of any web page at www. stonebridgeranch.com. • SRCA Broadcast Text messages. These are available only to homeowners, who must opt in after providing a cell phone number in their private online account at https://cma.cincwebaxis.com/. • The official SRCA Facebook group. Our group is titled “Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA).” The direct link is https://www.facebook. com/ groups/250390076027824/. We accept all join requests. ◀

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STONEBRIDGE RANCH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (SRCA) 2021 Annual Election

Candidate for Board of Directors Questionnaire TIME COMMITMENT & OTHER REQUIREMENTS The SRCA Board of Directors typically meets during office hours once a month for a minimum of 4 hours. Each Board member is assigned as a liaison to an SRCA committee. Each committee meets at least once a month for a minimum of one hour. (Most committees also meet during office hours based on group decision by that committee’s volunteers.) Board candidates should have a working home computer and Internet access. The candidate should be proficient in general business applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe PDF.

INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT CANDIDACY Provide written answers to the questions below in a single Word or PDF document with a total word count of less than 500 words. Fill out and sign this form and submit it along with your Word or PDF document no later than Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at 5 PM CST. You may email your documents to srca@cmamanagement.com, or you may submit them to the association office at 6201 Virginia Parkway. Office hours are M-F, 8:30 AM to 5 PM. After hours, you may drop your documents in the mail slot by the front door.

1. Are you the current owner of record of a property lot within Stonebridge Ranch?

2. Do you currently have a past-due association account balance? If “yes,” provide a brief explanation. 3. Do you have any current, pending association violations? If “yes,” provide a brief explanation.

4. Briefly introduce yourself. Include your background (business, volunteer, or other experience), the number of years you have been a Stonebridge Ranch resident, etc. 5. What do you believe is the primary function of the Board of Directors? 6. Which areas/issues do you feel need attention from the Board of Directors today? 7. To which area(s) do you feel you could make the greatest contribution? Why? (i.e. Finance, Landscape & Grounds, Communications, Amenities, Social, Modifications, etc.) By filing as a candidate for the SRCA Board of Directors, I acknowledge that, if elected, I will fulfill all Director responsibilities as described in the SRCA Governing Documents, as well as the time commitment and other requirements noted above. I am aware and accept that my answers to the questions above will be published in the March 2021 edition of Stonebridge Ranch News, linked publicly at www.stonebridgeranch.com, and shared with SRCA homeowners via other official SRCA communication channels (including SRCA E-News and the SRCA Facebook group).

The info provided below the dotted line is for internal use only and will be kept private. If you submit your materials via any method other than in person, you will receive email confirmation from SRCA staff upon their receipt of your submission. If you do NOT receive this email confirmation, it is your responsibility to contact the office by Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 5 PM CST to ensure our staff have received your items and added you to the list of candidates. You can contact staff M-F, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, at srca@cmamanagement.com or 214.733.5800.

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What’s It Like? Current Board Directors Share Their Experience Whether or not you plan to run in the 2021 Board of Directors election, you may be curious: what is it like to volunteer for the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA)? Stonebridge Ranch News sat down with two of our current board members to learn more about this important act of service on behalf of our community. Here in their own words, you’ll hear from our current Board President, Jon Dell’Antonia ( JD), Board Treasurer Norm Counts (NC), and Board Director Joe Closs ( JC). What inspired you to run in the election to join the Board of Directors? JC: “The SRCA is a sprawling organization. I decided to run for the board to learn more about its operation. I have learned a lot to make decisions on behalf of the average homeowner.” JD: “I have always been involved in community activities and really enjoy it. It is a way for me to use my experience to give back to the community. I have the time and interest to do it, so I thought I would run for the Board.” What is one piece of advice would you give to interested candidates? JC: “Serving as a Board Member is a rewarding experience. It can also be quite time consuming. It’s a lot more than one monthly get-together. One reason we meet during the day is that our meetings can go quite long—we have so much information to consider and multiple decisions to make in a single meeting.”

JD: “Be prepared to spend about five to 10 hours per week on Board activities, in addition to the several meetings you will be required to attend each month. You need to be invested in wanting to make Stonebridge Ranch better by taking on significant projects.” What surprised you most about your duties when you first became a Board member? JC: “The SRCA board faces issues similar to those from my time on an HOA board in Northern Virginia. But there is a huge difference between the 260 households there and the 9,400+ households here in Stonebridge Ranch. The scope and implication of every decision is much bigger here.” JD: “I was surprised by the variety and complexity of the things we have to regularly deal with—our projects require a strong business background. In many ways it is like operating a small city.” On behalf of your fellow homeowners, what is one SRCA project you are proud to have worked on? JC: “I helped write the Modification Design Guideline which provides guidance to homeowners who wish to construct a Little Free Library* in their yard.” JD: “Eight years ago, I instituted Strategic Planning to the Board, and we have updated it annually every year. This gives us a plan to follow so that we can be more proactive instead of reactive.”

The homeowners we elect to our Board of Directors work closely with many staff members and neighbors. They serve to help maintain our community and property values.

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NC: “I am most proud of extending financial planning capabilities to the organization by developing a resource to forecast operational spending for the year. The capability captures current spending variances to date, extends that over the remaining budget, and adds in potential gains and losses for unplanned initiatives which arise.” From your perspective, what is the biggest challenge the Board faces in 2021 (or the coming years)? JC: “Identifying increases in expenses as far in advance as possible. For example, we’ve seen a significant increase in water rates over the years, and the cost to dredge sediment from lakes and ponds is rising. We have to look ahead as best we can and be diligent in collecting the regular annual assessments. With such planning and foresight, we hope we’ll never need to assess a special assessment to our homeowners to cover an unexpected cost.” NC: “The largest challenge facing our mature community is retaining our premier status. This requires continuous refreshing of landscape, offering attractive social activities, and more.” ◀ *To locate the Little Free Library guideline, see page 75 of the Modification Design Guidelines, which are linked at www. stonebridgeranch.com/modification-design-guidelines/.

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Download the CMA App to Manage Your Private SRCA Account Our professional management company, Community Management Associates (CMA), is pleased to announce the launch of the CMA Management App. Homeowners may download the app for free on any Apple or Android mobile device or tablet. The app provides a new, user-friendly mobile format for you to access many of the private account functions available at https://cma.cincwebaxis.com/. You can use the app to: • Register for your private account with CMA. • Update your private account information, such as your contact phone number and email. • Quickly and securely pay your annual assessment or other fees. • Submit Modification Applications and easily upload

required photos and files from your camera roll. Submit maintenance work order requests for common area issues (for example, when you need electrical outlet assistance at a village entrance when decorating with holiday lights).

DOWNLOAD To download the app, visit the app store on your smart device and search for the “CMA Management App.” The direct links are: • Apple Devices—https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cma management-app/id1453507375 • Android Devices—https://play.google.com/store/ apps/details?id=com.cinc.cma&hl=en_US

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NOTES Please note these two important points if you download the app. • Our main association, the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA), has opted into this service, but area sub-associations have not. As a result, if your village has a sub-association, you cannot access features related to your sub on the app. For example, this means you cannot pay your village sub-association fees via the app. Also, if you have already registered for a private online account with CMA at https://cma. cincwebaxis.com/, to use the app you must set your SRCA account (the one beginning with the number 003) as the default. See the how-to instructions on p.18 to perform this step. • Two functions available online at https://cma. cincwebaxis.com/ are currently not available in the app. You cannot make an address change via the app, and you cannot set up ACH payments via the app. If you need help making such changes via your online account, please contact CMA’s Customer Care team at 972.943.2828 or customercare@cmamanagement.com. Their team is available to assist with these and any other account-related questions M-F, 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

FEEDBACK CMA has received positive feedback from their earliest app adopters, including homeowners and board and committee volunteers. Says Kendall Roland, CMA CINC Administrator, “The board members, committee members, and owners I have heard from have been positive. They say it is easy to figure out and nice that they can use the most common features of the website right from their phone.” ◀

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Social Committee Aims to Provide Safe Events in 2021 Each of our volunteer committees has faced unique challenges and a renewed commitment to their neighbors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For example: • Beginning in the spring of 2020 as local gyms closed, the Landscape & Grounds and Amenities Committees watched as more and more residents took advantage of exercising outdoors, playing on our playgrounds, and fishing in our lakes and ponds, emphasizing the importance of their landscaping and maintenance oversight. • The Communications Committee stepped up with added communication channels to keep everyone “in the know” while ever-changing government orders impacted headcount capacities and resident usage of amenities such as the Aquatic Center, Beach Club, and Community Room. But of course, our Social Committee volunteers faced perhaps the greatest challenge of all: how to host

safe and fun events in support of the social health of our community? Was it possible in the middle of a pandemic? For these eight volunteers who love gathering with their neighbors, the COVID-19 shutdowns took an emotional toll. They worried about residents young and old who had been cooped up indoors for weeks. Says Social Committee Chair Cheryl Scheuren, “We know that social interaction can help strengthen the immune system, just like getting fresh air, staying active, and getting our vitamin D. When the government restrictions started to lift this summer, we were committed to providing safe social events if it was at all possible. We thought it was important for friends to be able to see each other out and about.” “Of course,” she adds, “We knew social events would not be for everyone in 2020. We all must take into account our own risk factors and comfort level. But people need people. For residents who were looking for things to do, we

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wanted to continue providing service. This is what we do as an HOA—we spend the assessments we raise each year to serve our own residents.” The committee began brainstorming new ways of hosting familiar events with Lifestyle & Event Director Dave Wiest, who communicated with the City of McKinney to identify the appropriate health and safety protocols. For each event on our 2020 calendar, including our large-scale outdoor concerts and holiday gatherings, Dave presented a health and safety plan to the city for review. Each required approval by McKinney Mayor George Fuller before plans were publicized to residents. Recalling our first outdoor event after the shutdowns— an adult pool party at the Aquatic Center in August— Cheryl can’t help but smile. “We had a reduced headcount so we could spread out, of course. It was pretty simple with a DJ and only about 40 people there. But we had to start somewhere. It was great to see neighbors in person, and to actually hear people laugh.” With all the extra steps in place, the association received many positive reviews and heartfelt thanks from attendees. One example is the success of our 2020 Halloween event. In years past, the Halloween Spooktacular has typically had an attendance rate well over 1,000 people and featured many outdoor games such

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as bounce houses in close proximity. For the safety of our residents, our traditional way of doing things just wasn’t possible this year. Says Cheryl, “When it came to Halloween, I told the committee: ‘We just can’t let the kids down.’ So we really put our thinking caps on. At first, we had an idea for a costume parade, but that morphed into what became the Ghost Walk Tour. We just evolved and adjusted everything to make sure kids could still have fun and go trick-ortreating.” The committee extended the event timeline to an unprecedented six-hour come-and-go timeframe. Staff set up a wide variety of outdoor picture-taking stations and lined the circle drive at 6201 Virginia Parkway with exciting decorations. Volunteers passed temperature checks, wore face masks, and used hand sanitizer and food service gloves to pass pre-packaged goodies to our youngest residents. On the day of the event, one young mother looked around the circle drive and marveled that so few of her neighbors were taking advantage of this social offering. “There’s no one here!” she told a staff member. With such a wide outdoor area, there weren’t many other families

in sight. However, the event ultimately served over 850 residents, who were able to safely enjoy an outdoor Halloween extravaganza unlike anything we’ve ever produced before. “We were really proud of that,” says Cheryl. “We received such positive feedback that I think elements of the 2020 tour will make it into 2021.” The association received similar feedback regarding the outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3. (See the photo gallery on p.15 of this issue.) While resident kids couldn’t sit on Santa’s lap this year, they still had great fun interacting with him via the safety of a plexiglass snow globe wall. A cheerful elf cleaned the wall with sanitizer between high-fives with Santa, who wore a white face mask over his white beard. We thank all the residents who paid attention to our health protocols while waiting in line to see Santa and enjoying the outdoor event space, which included many festive decorations, train rides, and holiday music. When we lit the tree in the circle drive at 6:30 PM, folks cheered happily from behind their face masks. One staff member overheard a resident say: “Okay! Now I’m officially in the Christmas spirit.”

By spanning the Ghost Walk Tour across six hours, we were able to safely host over 850 residents for a trick-or-treating extravaganza!

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Three beautiful princesses helped entertain the Stonebridge Ranch kids who attended our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 3. Photo by Lauren Peterson.

While we don’t know what the future holds, the Social Committee is looking forward to providing more safe and fun events in 2021 if at all possible. Notes Cheryl, “We try to make each one a premium event and to provide a variety of things to do. And we’ve learned a lot in 2020 that we can apply to next year. We’ve learned what guidelines work, and we’ll take it month by month.” She hopes all residents who are comfortable and able will take advantage of the social services provided by the SRCA. “When I meet residents who haven’t attended a single SRCA event, I ask them to try at least one. I’ve met so many people through the years. Most residents who try one social event will come back out to many!”◀

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Curb Appeal Corner

SRCA compliance staff support our curb appeal by identifying exterior upkeep issues in every village. When they spot an issue, they alert the homeowner by sending a compliance notice. This alert can help educate residents regarding the level of care that helps to uphold our property values. As you survey your outdoor maintenance, here are some common issues we regularly spot to keep in mind. When you look at your yard.... Landscaping Fencing

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Do your shrubs need trimming? Are there weeds in the landscaping? Does your lawn have bare patches? The solution may be to plant sod or grass seed. Does your yard have all the trees and/or shrubs required by your village guidelines?

• Is your fence missing any pickets? • Does a portion of your fence require staining for a uniform appearance? (When staining, be sure to apply an approved color.)

• Are you aware of SRCA trash can guidelines? Bins may be placed curbside no earlier than 6 PM the day prior to your trash pickup day. They must be properly stored by 7 AM the day following your trash pickup day. • Tip from our staff! If you plan to place your trash can curbside for cleaning services on another day, please contact us in advance. We’ll make a note to your account so you can avoid receiving a notice that your cans need to be stored away. • Did you remember to check the Modification Design Guidelines to see if a modification

application and/or committee approval are required for your type of exterior project? Application Non-Submittal • Tip from our staff! We want to work with you. If you have a project in mind or are getting contractor quotes, contact us so we can guide your application process.

If you receive a compliance notice and have questions about the exterior issue or how to rectify it, please contact us right away so we can assist you (srca@cmamanagement.com or 214.733.5800, M-F 8:30 AM to 5 PM). To learn more about required trees and shrubs, approved stain colors, modification applications, etc., please visit www.stonebridgeranch.com/modifications-application-process/.

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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 at https://www.stonebridgeranch.com/events/ to confirm event times and read complete event details. Event attendees assume all risks related to COVID-19. The SRCA does not insure attendees’ safety or offer any warranty in relation to COVID-19. On the date of each event listed on our calendar, if face mask coverings and social distancing of six feet (6’) are recommended by state and health authorities, we will recommend (but not require) such measures for the safety of all. Please bring a face mask to wear when you cannot socially distance at least 6’ feet or if you want to enter an indoor space (including to use the restroom). We also ask residents to make decisions in the best interest of your household members as well as neighbors. 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 known contact with someone who has an active case of COVID-19.


Book Club

Monday, January 11 7 to 8 p.m., Community Room or Zoom 6201 Virginia Parkway Sit-ins are always welcome attend to Book Club, even if you haven’t read our selection. At this month’s meeting, we’ll casually discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, an acclaimed novel which has been referred to as a modern-day fairy tale. Patchett brilliantly weaves the lives of unconventional families around themes of gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness. We are a small, friendly group, and we love to meet new neighbors. If you recently moved into Stonebridge Ranch and want to meet new people, or if you are just looking for something to do on a Monday night, this group might be perfect for you! For next month’s book selection, check the Community Calendar at www.stonebridgeranch.com. Book ideas can be sent to Event & Lifestyle Director Dave Wiest at dwiest@ cmamanagement.com.

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Tuesday, January 12 9 to 10 a.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway Travel Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 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. They STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS

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usually take a monthly field trip to a location nearby in the DFW area. Non-resident guests are welcome to attend. We ask that you wear face masks when entering and moving about the Community Room. However, we do not require you to wear them while you are seated and socially distanced at least 6 feet apart.

Evening & Morning Bingo

Tuesday, Jan. 12—6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28—10 a.m. to Noon Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

Adult Stonebridge Ranch residents (age 21+) are welcome to join us for a free session of Bingo! Registration is required. Players compete for $5 gift cards while snacking on prepackaged refreshments. Due to limited room capacity, we do not permit nonresident guests to join. Residents may attend only one bingo session per month. We recommend wearing face masks when entering and moving about the building. However, we do not require you to wear them while you are seated at your table playing Bingo. 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.

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Jan. 12: RSVP at https://tues-eve-bingo-jan-2021. eventbrite.com Jan. 20: RSVP at https://wed-eve-bingo-jan-2021. eventbrite.com Jan. 28: RSVP at https://morn-bingo-jan-2021. eventbrite.com

Coffee, Cars & Cycles Saturday, January 16 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 and choppers, too. 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 encourage you to bring a face mask to wear when you cannot socially distance at least 6 feet or if you want to enter the Community Room to pick up a snack or use the restroom. We will provide coffee and individually wrapped burritos and sweet treats 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.

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