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CENTURY VILLAGE EAST

REPORTER

Board of Directors of COOCVE Meets THIRD TUESDAY of the Month at 9:30 a.m. in the Party Room

Official Monthly News/Magazine of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida

SEPTEMBER 2012

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VOLUME 35, NUMBER 10

Master Management Commentary By ANTHONY FALCO, President It has been a busy and successful summer for Master Management. Many changes have occurred, and progress is being made on major projects. The irrigation project is running smoothly and on time, with Phase II of the main line completed. Walter Maggenheim, Irrigation Project Manager, will continue to be part of CVEMM and any concerns should be addressed to him. During the summer, a new method of cleaning

the canals was tried at the Lyndhurst/Markham canals. Because this method will be in addition to the regular monthly cleaning and spraying, we are keeping the canal under observation to see how effective this method actually is. A decision will be made as to whether to add the cost of cleaning the canals to our next year’s budget. Progress is being made on construction for additional bus shelters which are paid for by the Reporter. As with all projects involving Master Management property or

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Condo News ■ The Deerfield Beach Computer Club will be meeting every Friday in Room B of the Activities Center with an instructor available to help members. p. 18A ■ The Reporter can now be read on your Smart Phone by downloading the QR symbol. p. 4A ■ Do not remove utility flags! p. 15A

 Features

■ The CVE Bereavement Group can help you cope with the stress of losing a loved one. p. 1B ■ The evolution of love hasn’t really changed much. p. 8B ■ Tips on how to protect your Association’s money. p. 9B

■ Installation for WI-FI is underway at the satellite pools. p. 13A

■ Civic and Cultural Committee remained active over the summer ■ Online ticket purchasing months. p. 1B is now available at www. cveevents.com. p. 28A ■ Why professional ■ Green stickers will no management is almost longer be recognized a necessity even for smallfor admittance into the er associations. p. 10B Village. p. 1B ■ Kelly Serkin promoted ■ CVE Choraleers still to Executive Administrative looking for singers. p. 20B Assistant for Master Management. p. 1A ■ Betty Schwartz ■ Robo call now in effect celebrates her 90th for MM announcements. p. 7A birthday. p. 1B

responsibilities, our role is to make sure proper permits are obtained and the work is approved. The automated entry into the Village is running smoothly although we

anticipate some adjustment when the seasonal residents return and realize that only bar codes will allow automatic entry onto the premises. With the green decal now phased out, without a bar code, an ID card or driver’s license showing residency will be required at all gates. Residents who are behind in payment of their fees will lose their bar code privileges. Our Executive Director and Bookkeeper have resigned; and Kelly Serkin, who has been with Master Management for the past

three and a half years, has been promoted to Executive Administrative Assistant and will be working five days per week. With the assistance of my Vice-Presidents, Mel Schmier and Reva Behr, I anticipate a smooth transition both before and after new employees are hired to replace Al Smith and Donna Childrey. Master Management will have five (5) vacancies on our Board of Directors in 2013. We encourage all unit owners of CVE to submit resumes and applications for the Board.

Special Notice: Next COOCVE BOD Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11.

NOTE: Meeting Time 2 p.m. All Directors Please Make an Effort to Attend.

Happy Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur! Scan our QR Code with your smart phone to read the Reporter online or past issues. Escanea nuestro Código QR con tu teléfono inteligente para leer el Reporter en línea o números anteriores. Scannez notre QR Code avec votre téléphone intelligent pour lire le Reporter en ligne ou les numéros précédents.


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$49,900.00

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$47,000.00

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Oakridge P Corner, garden, newer refrigerator, great location, 2nd flr, walk to pool

$38,900.00

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$50,000.00

Oakridge P Corner, great location, walk to pool, carpet & tile, quiet garden view

$35,900.00

Ventnor R Quiet area, close to pool, priced to sell

$34,900.00

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Markham E Water view, encl patio, tile, carpet, & wood, very clean, quiet neighbor hood $47,900.00 Harwood J Corner unit, Hurricane shutters on patio, bright and airy

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Village Meeting Minutes

Master Management BOD - August 16, 2012 President Anthony Falco called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. In attendance were: Reva Behr, Caryl Berner, Norm Bloom, Harry Chizeck, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Bill Goddard, Jules Kesselman, Gloria Olmstead, Judy Olmstead, Alan Schachter and Mel Schmier; Via Telephone: Gene Goldman, Fred Rosenzveig; Absent: Felicia Prince; Staff Present: A.J. Bock, Business Manager Open Mic: No Open Mic Minutes: Alan Schachter moved to waive the reading, and accept, the minutes from the Board Meeting on July 12, 2012; Bill Goddard seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Bill Goddard moved to waive the reading, and accept, the minutes from the Executive Board Meeting on August 1, 2012; Alan Schachter seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Treasurer’s Report – Gloria Olmstead The CVE Master Management Financial Report was distributed to all Board members and discussed in detail by Gloria Olmstead. For July, the Total Income was $977,210; Total Expenses were $630,145; Net Income was $347,064; Total Check-

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ing/Savings is $3,462,502; Total Assets are $4,520,399; Total Liabilities are $3,545,506 and Total Equity is $974,894; Prepaid Dollars are $393,704. Overdue Accounts Receivable from unit owners is $913,581. President’s Report – Anthony Falco Anthony stated that it has been a busy and successful summer for MM. There have been many changes which have occurred, and progress is being made on the major projects. The irrigation project is running smoothly, and ontime, with phase II (spine line) completed. Walter Maggenheim, Irrigation Project Manager, will continue to be part of CVEMM; and any concerns should be addressed to him. A new method of cleaning the canals was tested at the Lyndhurst/Markham canal. Because this method will go along with the monthly cleaning and spraying, we will be observing the canal to see how effective this method is. A decision will be made to add the cost of cleaning the canals to our next year’s budget. Progress is also being made on the construction of additional bus shelters which are being donated by the Reporter. The automated entry into the Village is running smoothly, although we anticipate some adjustments when the seasonal residents return and they realize that only bar codes will allow automatic entry into CVE.

With the green decal now phased out, without a bar code, residents must produce an ID card or driver’s license showing residency at all gates to gain access. Residents who are behind in paying their fees will lose their bar code privileges. The Executive Director and Bookkeeper have resigned; and Kelly Serkin, who has been with MM for the past three and a half years, has been promoted to Executive Administrative Assistant and will be working five days per week. With the assistance of the VP, Mel Schmier and 2nd VP, Reva Behr, Anthony anticipates a smooth transition both before and after new employees are hired. MM will again have five vacancies on our BOD in 2013. We encourage all unit owners of CVE to submit resumes and applications to run for a position on the Board. Anthony stated the property owned by Mr. Levy in the Assignment Assumption Agreement has been deeded over to MM, effective July 12. MM now owns the roadways and preserves; there is an issue with Temple Israel which is being worked on with the surveyors. A.J. Bock – Manager Five Star Paving will be installing bus pads to be used for the bus shelters donated by the Reporter. Permits have been received for the work to be done at the East Gate. A

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cable had been bored through the storm drain line; Treasure Coast repaired the drain, and Five Star repaired the asphalt. Reef Electric has a signed contract, and the gates are being fabricated; installation is expected within two months. Towing signs regarding RVs and trailers have been installed at all entrances. Reef Electric made repairs to electrical lights (coolie lights) that are on MM property. Committee Reports: Public Relations Committee – Caryl Berner Currently working on a Q&A for Master Management and a newsletter which will be posted on the website. If anyone on the MM Board has something to report, please forward the information to Caryl. Anthony thanked Bill Goddard, Chair of the Com-

mittee, who along with Elaine Schachter was instrumental in setting up the Robo Call System. He also thanked Charlie Parness for providing them with the information on the system. Recently there was a water main issue in Lyndhurst and by using the Robo Call System, both the City of Deerfield Beach and MM had no complaints. Old Business – None New Business – None Announcements: The next MM Board meeting will be held on September 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Motion to adjourn was made at 10:32 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Anthony Falco

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OCTOBER 2012

Monday, September 10 COOCVE Executive Committee

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Monday, October 8 COOCVE Executive Committee Columbus Day Meeting

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Tuesday, September 11 Recreation Committee

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen. Purpose Room A

Tuesday, October 09 Recreation Committee

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen. Purpose Room A

Wednesday, September 12 Council of Area Chairs

9:30 AM Activity Center Room B

Wednesday, October 10 Council of Area Chairs

9:30 AM Activity Center Room B

Thursday, September 13 MASTER MANAGEMENT Board of Directors

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Thursday October 11 MASTER MANAGEMENT Board of Directors

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Tuesday, September 11 COOCVE Board of Directors [CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME]

2:00 PM Main Clubhouse Party Room

Tuesday, October 16 COOCVE Board of Directors

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Party Room

CVE Reporter Deliveries – September 10 and 11, October 09 and 10

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The Mayor’s Message By PEGGY NOLAND, Mayor/ City of Deerfield Beach It is crucial for us to look back at our past decisions, study their results and concvereporter@hotmail.com tinue to follow the same path Editor-in-Chief we started out on, or cut our STEVEN H. FINE losses and change directions Assistant to the Editor with a fresh perspective. Betty Schwartz Regardless of the outcome, Editorial Staff we must continue our jourSy Blum Judy Olmstead Wendy Rosenzveig Betty Schwartz ney to survive and grow Activities Editor as a community; we must Sandy Parness move forward. Production That’s something I love Sid Goldstein Christie Voss very much about our City. Photo Journalists We continue as a family, to Sid Birns Jules Kesselman Fred Safran move forward ever committed Advertising Consultants to a sustainable community. I Susan Dove Estelle Sabsels am proud of our City ComOffice Staff mission and City Staff, taking Jo Anne Abens, Lori Benoit, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Carol Carr, Susan Dove, Claire Eskind, Rhoda Jarmark, Estelle Kaufman, on major decisions this past Sandy Parness, Toni Ponto, Betty Schwartz, Estelle Sabsels year; decisions that financially wore heavy on our citizens Staff Cartoonist Prepress Technician and employees; decisions that Alan G. Rifkin Christie Voss Alvin Sherman 1913-2000 tested our moral stability and questioned if our past producColumnists and Regular Contributors Shelly Baskin, Sid Birns, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Marion G. Cohen, tivity was satisfactory. Richard William Cooke, Harry L. Katz, Jules Kesselman, BSO Sheriff Al Lamberti, Sandi Lehman, Dr. Norma Locker, Dr. Virginia McIntosh, Pauline Last year’s major structural Mizrach, Barbara Nathan Marcus, Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland, Gloria Olmstead, Judy Olmstead, Lori Parrish, Charles Parness, Dr. Sylvia changes and financial deciPellish, Phyllis Pistolis, Commissioner Marty Popelsky, Bernice Ruga, Irving sions will allow us, for this Ruga, Betty Schwartz, Helene Wayne, Stan Weinstein, Jerry Wolf, Len Witham, Janice Zamsky. year, to get back to the basics, Business Manager the theme of this budget. We Steven H. Fine will keep the millage rate Circulation Proofreaders and fire assessment fee the Outside Pubs, Inc. Sy Blum, Carol Carr, Barbara Turner Sid Goldstein, Estelle Kaufman, same as the last fiscal year. Toni Ponto, Wendy Rosenzveig, Official publication of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc., 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 421-5566 Fax: (954) 421-9269

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The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. a.k.a. COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product.

Information to contributors: The Reporter reserves the right to edit, accept and refuse articles in the interest of brevity, clarity and the appropriateness of subject matter. Residents are advised to check with the person they are hiring to be sure they are licensed and insured. Due to space limitations, the CVE Reporter reserves the right to limit the length of all Minutes submitted. Strict priority will be given to Motions, Actions taken, and Information disseminated at the Meetings. Full copies of the Minutes can be obtained from the relevant Committees. -BOD CVE Reporter, Inc.

From the President By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE

As I write this message I am looking at Tropical Storm Isaac slowly dying down and moving out of our lives with very little damage to the Village. It’s been very hectic here since the warnings were issued. Hard to believe how much preparation took place prior to the event. Master Management did a masterful job of mobilization. Keep in mind however that while we escaped relatively unscathed, we are still very much in hurricane season until the end of November and we must all be ready for Mother Nature to rear its ugly head. Speaking of ugly, there’s been some vitriol being directed at members of Master Management. Much of the nonsense being spread is by a few former members of Master Management as well

as some ill-informed bloggers. Most of the things being said are simply not factbased and untrue. (Sounds like sour grapes.) Yes, there were a few resignations over the summer by MM Executive Director and our bookkeeper. We wish both of them luck in their new endeavors. To imply that there was something sinister surrounding the resignations is ridiculous. Sending disparaging mail around can

We will work to strengthen our personal and working relationships, avoiding the stress of haste and blame. We will accomplish this through working the plans we set out to do, persistent and dedicated to the end result, a stronger Deerfield Beach. Getting back to the basics means making our lives easier. Already our Environmental Services Department is near completion of a more efficient All In community recycling program. The Community Redevelopment

Agency (CRA) is finalizing the reconstruction of our landmark Deerfield Beach International Pier. The facility will feature a family-friendly restaurant, bait shop, ocean rescue station and secondstory public observation tower. It will be the City’s first environmentally-sustainable, LEED-certified public facility. Information Services is nearing the unveiling of a new City of Deerfield Beach Website. The website is being redesigned to hopefully bring more visitors to our site and for them to navigate through its pages more effectively. Public Hearings for the budget will be held on September 4 and 18 at 7 p.m. The budget document is available for review on the City’s website, www.Deerfield-Beach.com. I am excited to move forward, and I am grateful for your support. As always, if you have suggestions, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through the City Manager’s Office at 954480-4263 or via email at web. commission@deerfield-beach.com.

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y far the most popular and widely read segment of our publication is the Letter-tothe Editor columns. We encourage letters that enable our readers to “sound off” on any subject. However, we will not print letters from the same person on the same subject in two consecutive issues. Also, letters must be from CVE residents, must be signed and, if possible, type-written double-spaced. Please include your phone number. When we receive letters about applicable contracts, please remember, the Reporter does not endorse any single company. Residents are free to make their own choices each year. Criterion for letters that will not be published: Letters in poor taste, demeaning and vastly untrue.

Don’t Discriminate To the Editor: I am a Canadian and own a condo at Century Village, Deerfield Beach. I was shocked to find out that I will no longer be eligible to purchase a beach parking sticker. I find this totally unfair and discriminatory to all winter residents either American, Canadian or other out of Florida

residents. For the past few years, my husband and I spend thousands of dollars a year employing Florida residents for renovations, paying property taxes, utilities, eating at restaurants, shopping at grocery and department stores, etc. Please note that this parking sticker is not a freebie and must be purchased, again con-

only serve to divide the Village. What we need to do is work together so that we can progress and move forward. Let me assure you that MM President, Anthony Falco as well as the entire board are very knowledgeable and quite capable of moving us forward. There are five positions vacant for this year’s election to the Master Management Board. For those of you who are not satisfied with the current board, now is the time to declare your candidacy. The installation of the bus shelters donated by the Reporter will be completed any day now. We are waiting for better weather conditions. The locations earmarked for

the shelters are Ashby A, Oakridge D, Grantham F and Lyndhurst H. Phase I and Phase II of the irrigation project are complete. So far over 30 miles of pipe and conduit are down and we are now working on Phase III. Once completed, the Village will have a cutting edge irrigation system that will keep the Village green year round. As a reminder, the utility locator flags are placed with a purpose. It is imperative that you do not tamper with them. It is a felony and it can be a serious life safety concern. If you see someone removing them, please call Security and report it immediately. Once again, the Reporter is

tributing to Deerfield Beach. I feel we contribute immensely to your fragile economy. For the benefit of both Florida’s economy and snowbirds (Americans, Canadians, etc.) investing in Deerfield Beach, I ask that this position be reconsidered. LINDA DI FABIO Cambridge F taking another step forward in keeping up with modern technology. I am proud to announce that starting with this issue we are adding QR code images. (See pages 1 and 6-14) For those with a Smart Phone, you now will be able to scan the images and retrieve valuable information. (You must download the free app ScanLife on your Smart Phone to access.) As we move forward, we will refine the process to suit our needs. All suggestions are welcome. We will constantly endeavor to improve the product. We are slowly approaching the time of year that our Northern neighbors start their migration back to the See PRESIDENT, pg 18A


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COOCVE Executive Committee - August 13, 2012 The, meeting was called to order by COOCVE President, Mr. Fine at 9:30 a.m. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. President’s Report – Mr. Fine Steven stated that the BOD meeting on September 18 is the second day of Rosh Hashanah; and today, this Committee will be required to vote on changing the date or keeping the current date of September 18. Several suggestions were: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m.; Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 18. After discussion, a vote was taken on the two most favored dates and it was as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. = 10 votes; Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. = 7 votes. Steven announced that the COOCVE BOD meeting has been changed to Tuesday, September 11 at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. He also stated that an announcement will be put on Channel 99, and flyers will be printed and posted at all buildings. Charlie added that they will also make sure that the Robo call system is active. Minutes Charlie Parness moved to waive the reading of the minutes from July 9, 2012; Don Kaplan seconded. Since there were no changes or additions, the minutes were accepted by a show of hands. Committee Reports Master Management – Anthony Falco Anthony mentioned that A. J. Bock, Operations Manager,

is in attendance at today’s meeting; if anyone has any issues or complaints, he will take note and address them as quickly as possible. He also announced that Al Smith resigned from Master Management and will be leaving on September 2. Donna Childrey, MM’s Bookkeeper resigned on August 7 and left immediately. He stated that these two positions will be filled as soon as possible. In the interim, officers of MM have assumed their responsibilities. The irrigation project is in Week 37, and there has been over 2,000 linear feet of pipe installed. Phase I has been completed, and the water ran through the spine line from the Tilford area to the Newport area without any interruptions. Phase II is near completion; however, they are still working on pump station issues with FPL. The next MM meeting will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Cee Baskin asked about the canals and stated that the Richmond canal is all clogged. Anthony responded that there are many canals clogged; they are being sprayed with treatment. He suggested that she visit the website to see the video posted and the note to residents about the process. Steven also reminded residents not to feed the animals. Recreation Committee – Nancy Giordano Nancy stated that the windows in the Clubhouse are being re-caulked, and the drapes are also being cleaned. She

announced that Recreation will be getting bids to remove the wallpaper from the Party Room. The pool chairs at the Clubhouse are being restrapped; pool renovations at the Ashby pool are underway; shuffleboard resurfacing is complete; the new bocce ball court has been completed; the Swansea tennis courts have been resurfaced and repainted. Charlie asked if the new ticket system is working properly. Nancy responded that there have not been many complaints; those that did complain were minor and handled immediately. Nancy mentioned that not many tickets to the show, Michael Cavanaugh (singer/pianist) have been sold; she stated that it’s a terrific show and should not be missed. Cee Baskin asked Nancy if she could put a note on-line stating that you cannot buy tickets for the current season shows, only for those starting on November 1; Nancy replied that she would do that. Civic and Cultural Committee – Arlene Roth On Wednesday, August 15, a trip to the baseball game is scheduled; and the buses will be leaving at 10:15 a.m. from the Clubhouse parking lot. COOCVE Wi-Fi and Satellite Committee – Dan Glickman Dan stated that the CWS Committee consists of the following members: Bob Gravatt, Chair; Fran Stricoff and Dan Glickman. He mentioned that Wi-Fi and Satellite are two different subjects and have been separated into

two areas. He also stated that this Committee has nothing to do with MM and the Comcast contract that they currently have. Regarding satellite dishes: Unless there are two high-rise buildings willing to participate and cooperate through their BOD with the CWS Committee, they will not go forward; currently, there is only one high-rise building signed up. Regarding Wi-Fi: To date, the Committee received information from Clearband and are waiting for information from DSL Express. The Committee had stated that they would be looking at what Recreation was doing with Wi-Fi at the pools; this is a very slow process and because it is not completed, there is no further information. Charlie asked what exactly the Committee wanted from the high-rise buildings. Dan stated that they would like them to meet, have discussion and then pass a motion stating they are interested in going forward to explore if satellite television is good for their buildings and also designate one person to be a liaison with the Committee. Nancy stated that DSL will be installing Wi-Fi in Century Village in West Palm Beach and will email him with a contact name and telephone number. Advisory Committee – Charlie Parness Charlie stated that there are many satellite dishes installed in several buildings in CVE, and they are all in violation

of their documents. Because of this, the Advisory Committee is working on providing them with information on how to change or amend their documents. They are also working on the 40-year certification; several buildings have spent up to $100,000 on this process. Charlie suggested that buildings hire a licensed architect to perform the survey and then use that survey to get bids so that an estimate of how much money is needed for each building can be obtained. Old Business: None Cee Baskin asked if COOCVE can do anything about the walkway on Military Trail and SW 10th Street. She stated that a Walmart Food Store will be opening and this will be a very dangerous intersection for residents. Steven suggested she contact Marty Popelsky, City Commissioner and voice her concerns because there is nothing that COOCVE can do. New Business: None Announcements: Please note that there will be no Recreation meeting on Tuesday, August 14 and no Area Chair meeting on Wednesday, August 15. The MM meeting will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:21 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Mr. Fine, President

Utility Location Flags and Ground Markings Sunshine Locators, the City of Deerfield Beach and Treasure Coast Irrigation, LLC are flagging underground utilities (water, sewer, electric power, cable TV,

etc.) around the Village ahead of the excavations for the new irrigation system. DO NOT REMOVE, MOVE OR TAMPER with utility location flags on or around your property. Tampering with, moving or removing utility location flags is a felony punishable by law and could also result in loss of service to your building or unit. Mowing crews have been made aware of the location flags and ground paintings and have been instructed not to disturb them.


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Master Management BOD - July 12, 2012 President Anthony Falco called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. on July 12, 2012. In attendance were: Reva Behr, Caryl Berner, Norm Bloom, Harry Chizeck, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Bill Goddard, Jules Kesselman, Gloria Olmstead, Judy Olmstead, Alan Schachter and Mel Schmier; Via Telephone: Gene Goldman, Fred Rosenzveig; Absent: Felicia Prince; Staff present: Al Smith, Executive Director; AJ Bock, Manager and Donna Childrey, Office Manager. Open Mic: JJ Bryan-Durham: Stated that the trolley is not equipped to handle handicapped residents. She mentioned that she would like to go to the Clubhouse and use the services offered there. This morning, she passed three trolleys and they did not have the cages in front for the walkers. There are also several buses that do not have right hand rails as well as left hand rails to enter the bus. The steps are also too high for handicapped residents. She recently asked a driver for assistance with her walker and the response was that he had a bad back. Dan Glickman replied that every driver should be capable of taking a walker on and off the trolley. He asked for Ms. Bryan’s contact information so that he can discuss some of the issues with her. Minutes: Alan Schachter moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes from the Board Meeting on June 14, 2012. Reva Behr seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Treasurer’s Report – Gloria Olmstead The CVE Master Management Financial Report prepared by Donna Childrey was distributed to all Board members and discussed in detail by Gloria Olmstead. For June, the Total Income was $978,453; Total Expenses were $778,175; Net Income was $200,478. Cash on Hand is $3,285,585; Total Assets are $4,288,631; Total Liabilities are $3,317,583 and Total Equity is $971,047; Prepaid Dollars are $396,570. Overdue Accounts Receivable from unit owners is $885,854.91, representing 557 unit owners. Gloria stated the bank accounts are fully insured by the FDIC according to current laws. None of the monies are uninsured and we will continue to monitor this for any possible changes in the law. Mr. Falco acknowledged that the Board received the Treasurer’s Report.

President’s Report – Anthony Falco Canal Maintenance: Anthony stated that Palm Beach Aquatics has been contracted to clean the canal between Markham and Lyndhurst. He sent a link to the Board for them to view the cleanup process. He also stated that this is a test to see if the procedure works. Since this process is very expensive, it will need to be put in the budget for next year. Caryl complimented Anthony for taking the initiative in cleaning the weeds in the canals. Irrigation Update - Walter Magenheim - Project Manager Walter provided the Board with an overview on the Irrigation project. To date, there have been 182,274 feet or 34.52 miles of pipe laid. The first meter is being installed by FPL today (7/12) which will enable the Tilford pump station to be turned on and begin testing. The remaining 200 feet of pipe on West Drive will be installed early next week to finish the completion of phase I. In Harwood, we are waiting for FPL to install a new pole at pump station 2 so that a meter can be installed to complete phase II. Within the next several weeks, the piping for phase III will begin to be laid. Walter stated that the project is going very well with very minimal complaints. Norm Bloom asked when the re-sodding will begin. Walter replied that they will wait to re-sod until the end of the project. Anthony stated that when the lateral piping begins, the ground will be ripped open again. Dan also stated that another reason we are waiting is until we have the proper irrigation in place. AJ Bock - Manager Floyd Fence: The east entrance gate at Military Trail which was damaged by a hit and run is still in the process of being repaired. A quote on new roll back gate that can be opened by emergency vehicles for entry when closed after hours was received and signed. We are currently waiting for the permit from the City. Magvest Construction and Roofing: The interior of all three guardhouses have been patched and painted. Five Star Paving: Completed patching work at the following locations: Upminster D & K, Swansea B, Berkshire A, Clubhouse, Keswick A & B, Lyndhurst Pool, Ventnor P, Westgate and Century Blvd. West. Installed the bollards at the irrigation electrical panel.

Committee Reports Broadband Committee Dan Glickman, Chairman; members include: Bill Goddard, Jules Kesselman, Gene Goldman and Anthony Falco (ex-officio member). There are 30 months remaining on the contract with Comcast which expires at the end of December 2014. Dan stated that the first task of the Committee is to choose a consultant to work with us. This Committee will be tasked to look at cost savings not only for television but for internet and telephone as well. Dan stated that once a consultant is hired, a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be written and then sent to interested providers. The Committee will then go through the process of choosing a provider and negotiating a contract. Dan stated that because this is a long and involved process, he will not be making monthly presentations to the Board but will report when important issues come up. Collections Committee: Judy Olmstead, Harry Chizeck, Irene Chizeck and Caral Falco Judy stated that as you can see from the Treasurer’s report, the numbers went up a little this month primarily because Pat Murphy was on vacation. The Committee will be meeting this week with Seacrest and next week with Pat Murphy to see what cases Pat is working on and what Seacrest is doing in terms of letters to people who have not paid. Judy asked Dan when they do the RFP for cable providers, to please list in the terms of the contract that service can be disconnected for non-payment. Harry stated that effective July 2 the green stickers were no longer recognized and this week approximately $5,000 was collected from residents in order for them to receive a bar code. Jules asked if the residents who are getting bar codes are in arrears or did their bar code not work. Harry stated that residents who need a bar code must first see security and then security will determine if the bar code is defective or if MM turned it off. If it was turned off, security sends them to MM and that is how we collected approximately $5,000 in checks. Anthony stated that residents can get a bar code in the ID office from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Monday-Friday and on Wednesday until 7 p.m. Public Relations Committee - Caryl Berner Caryl Berner provided the Board with a Committee update and stated that the

Village information is going to be added after the home page on the website. The Committee is looking for the website to be an educational tool especially when the Reporter is not being printed. Email blasts are being sent to residents as well as an alert when something is new on the website. Currently there are 2,000 residents signed up for email blasts. You can now receive this information by text message and then go to the website for additional information (i.e. when the water is turned off). If you would like to have the text feature added, you will need to add your cell phone number to your account information on the website. Caryl also mentioned that there is the ability on the website to do surveys. This is a great way to address our residents and see what is important to them. Caryl also suggested that we have a section on frequently asked questions so that there is less repeating of information. Bill Goddard mentioned that there were several emergencies in the Village where everything was shut down due to a water main break. Charlie Parness provided him with information on a service that COOVE currently uses called Robocalls. Once decided, the process will work as follows: when there is an emergency, one or two members of MM would receive a phone call; MM would then make one call and every President and every Area Chair would receive a call explaining the emergency. The Committee would like to have this implemented by the end of the month. Le Club/Activity Center Reva Behr, Gloria Olmstead and Norm Bloom Reva stated that she had emailed the Board a very detailed report from the Committee to increase the fees to outsiders using the Activity Center and Le Club. There would be no increase to CVE residents who use the Activity Center and Le Club for personal use. Reva Behr moved that effective September 1, 2012 all new reservations from non CVE residents will be charged the following: Activity Center Rooms A&B the fee will be increased from $75 to $125. Security deposit will be $75. Room C the fee will be increased from $60 to $110 and the security deposit will be $60. Le Club fees will increase from $250 to $500 and the security deposit will be $150. It is also recommended that security cameras be installed as deterrents in

preventing damage and/or theft from the facility as all rooms in the facilities have recently been upgraded. This motion is also to establish specific hours; 4 hours or 8 hours for usage to rent the room with fees according to the amount of hours the room is being rented. If a resident is not renting the facilities for personal use, (anniversary or personal event) but is using it as a commercial venue for financial gain, they must pay the same fee as an outside user. Al Schachter seconded. Reva stated that during the past several years both facilities have been used often. There have been additional charges of lighting, air conditioning, personnel, cleaning and security. The administrative assistant is spending quite a bit of time showing the rooms, booking reservations and making the arrangements. MM collects approximately $20,000/year for the use of all facilities but this does not cover the cost to operate the facility. The money to maintain the facility for floors and painting should not be coming out of the coupons every month when outsiders are using these rooms. The fees collected should at least help MM break even for the cost of operating the facilities. Judy suggested that we have the Executive Director obtain a RFP for the installation of security cameras and not have it part of the motion. Anthony stated that the Board has looked into it and it is not a big item. Mel also stated that since we will not be requiring real-time monitoring security, it will not be that expensive. After a detailed discussion and roll call vote, the motion passed unanimously. Caryl stated that she can put a section on the website entitled “Le Club” and asked the Committee to provide her with information to post. Old Business - noneNew Business - noneAnnouncements: The next MM Board meeting will be held on August 16, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Motion to adjourn was made at 10:32 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Anthony Falco


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Council of Area Chairs - July 11, 2012 The Area Chair Meeting for July 11, 2012 was called to order by Area Chairperson Don Kaplan at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Kaplan led the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Roll call was taken and a quorum was present. Don Kaplan stated that in August, there will be no Area Chair, Recreation or COOCVE BOD’s meetings. There will still be a COOCVE Executive Board meeting on Monday, August 13. Don also stated that a calendar of dates for all the meetings is available in the COOCVE office. Minutes Rita Pickar moved to waive the reading and accept the June 13 meeting minutes. Charlie Parness seconded. Since there were no corrections or additions, the minutes were approved unanimously by a show of hands. Areas: Oakridge: Jules Kesselman mentioned that the drain on West Drive and Century Blvd is clogged and asked who is responsible. Anthony stated that MM is currently taking care of that problem. Master Management - Anthony Falco Anthony mentioned that

the canal between Lyndhurst and Markham is currently being cleaned by Palm Beach Aquatics. This canal was the worst in the area and MM is testing a cleaning method. If this method is effective, MM will put it into next year’s budget. Recreation - Nancy Giordano Nancy provided the Area Chairs with instructions for purchasing tickets on-line. On July 2 the new show season brochures were mailed out to Canadian residents and on July 18 they will be mailed to all US residents. On July 25 at 1 p.m. in GP-A, all residents are invited to preview the new show season. At 4 p.m. residents will be able to access the new computer system. This will enable residents to purchase tickets, pick their seats, sign up for classes and reserve meeting space. Residents will still have the option of purchasing tickets the old way. The Ashby pool is currently closed for renovations to the pool house. The Oakridge pool deep cleaning has been completed and the Markham pool has begun. Bids are being obtained to re-strap the

pool chairs at the Clubhouse outdoor pool. Recreation will be automating the chlorine process at the pools which will provide a savings of approximately $72 per month. The windows in the Clubhouse are leaking and will be sealed in the coming months. On July 2 the use of the green vehicle window stickers was discontinued. Residents without a bar code will be stopped by Security and asked to show their Resident I.D. Card at each of the three (3) entrances. Residents without a bar code can purchase one in the staff office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Harry Chizeck asked about the status on the welcoming brochure. Nancy stated that there is a committee working on it. Don mentioned that several months ago, it was requested that the committee working on the brochure, receive the brochures which East Coast and Seacrest provide to new residents; this was never done and he has requested this information from them again. Jules Kesselman asked for an update on the lighting in

the theatre. Bob Dolson stated that they are in the process of obtaining bids and that it is a very expensive project. Dan Glickman asked for a status on Wi-Fi installation. Nancy stated that Comcast will begin implementing the service shortly as the completion date is sometime in August. Civic and Cultural Committee - Nancy Giordano A trip to the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens has been scheduled for August 3. The cost is $30/per person which includes tour, bus and gratuity. Lunch will not be provided. However, there are many restaurants located on Las Olas Blvd. Additional information is available at the Clubhouse. Seacrest - nothing to report East Coast - nothing to report Dan Glickman mentioned that it is the end of the third year with both East Coast and Seacrest and that they are contacting the buildings with potentially new contracts. Is it appropriate for this body to discuss the contracts and the status on them? Don stated

that it is up to the buildings individually to deal with Seacrest or East Coast as they all will be different and stated it should be brought up at the COOCVE Executive meeting. Nancy mentioned that the musical, Jose and Patti will be performing at the Clubhouse on August 25 and is a show not to be missed! Old Business - none New Business - none Announcements: The August Area Chair meeting has been cancelled and the next Area Chair meeting will be held on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 a.m. Submitted by, Don Kaplan

Saving a Life

By Donna Capobianco BS”D

High Holiday Services 2012 with Chabad of Deerfield Beach This Year, join a meaningful and inspiring High Holiday service, in our warm and inviting Shul. You may see yourself as unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative or Orthodox. At Chabad we see you as Jewish. No Labels. No differences. Chabad of Deerfield Beach is home for all Jews. Our services are refreshingly casual and easy to follow. Our English-Hebrew annotated prayer books, along with songs and commentary, make everyone an active participant. Children enjoy specialized programs just for them. So you're invited! All you have to do is call and reserve your seat.

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday Eve – Tuesday Sept. 16th –18th

Yom Kippur

Tuesday eve- Wednesday Sept. 25th –26th

Evening services at 7:00PM ~ Morning services at 9:30AM Shofar Sounding 11:45AM (Sept. 17th & 18th) Yizkor 11:45AM on (Sept. 26th) Kol Nidrei 7:00PM on (Sept. 26th) Mincha and Neilah 5:30PM (Sept. 26th) Chabad of Deerfield Beach at Temple Beth Israel 201 South Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 ~ Tel: 954-422-1735 www.ChabadDeerfield.com ~ E-mail: ChabadDeerfield@aol.com

Saving a life is something all of us in CVE and everywhere should know about. See this excellent short film worth watching.

http://www.heartrescuenow.com/ After conferring with the Clubhouse and Andreʼ, our Chief of Security, all security guards are trained in using AEDʼs and have already saved lives in our village. CVE has two AED's (Automated External Defibrillators) in the Clubhouse donated by the Reporter. One is upstairs in front of the theatre and the other is in the center downstairs lobby by the tunnel.

What to do if you see someone suddenly collapse in CVE. Check if the victim is responsive. If not, remember these three easy steps.

1. Call 911 then CVE Security

Have them send help. Our Security guards are all trained in AED use and work closely with Broward Fire Rescue, which is right outside the West gate. Stay on the line and listen for further instructions.

2. Start Chest Compressions

If the person is not breathing normally, start chest compressions. Push down hard and fast in the center of the chest. Keep your arms straight. If not already there, send someone to find the closest Guard and AED.

3. If Inside CVE: CALL 911 and CVE SECURITY for help. _________________________________________________ If outside CVE: 1. Call 911 2. Start Chest Compressions 3. Use AED The AED is a medical device that if used properly, delivers an electrical shock to restart a personʼs heart. If you are OUTSIDE CVE and an AED is available but no doctor, guard, police or other professional is there to assist you, be sure to have 911 on the phone. The AED provides voice prompts that tell you exactly what to do and will only administer a shock if needed, so thereʼs no reason to hesitate.


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COOCVE Recreation Committee - July 10, 2012 In attendance: Donna Capobianco, Susan Dove, Nancy Giordano, Don Kaplan, Rita Pickar; Absent: Shelly Baskin and Donna Dowling; Representing Bay Management: Michelle Kopp and Bob Dolson; Representing COOCVE: Charlie Parness The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. on July 10. Minutes: Rita Pickar moved to waive and accept the minutes from the June 12 meeting. Don Kaplan seconded. The motion was passed unanimously. A letter was received from Charles Lusthaus; he mentioned that as a snowbird and a regular user of the fitness room it has become very crowded and lacks a stretching area. He recently heard that the plan to expand the center was postponed indefinitely. Nancy stated that the Committee does have plans to expand the exercise area but a stretching area was not included. Rita stated that many residents use the hallway to stretch and that the weight room is used more in the mornings than the afternoons and perhaps residents can adjust their schedules. A letter was received from Charlie Parness; he stated that the large card room on the second floor is not cool and the air flow needs to be improved. Michelle stated that the air flow in the room was recently checked and is correct. The temperature was recently lowered about 2 degrees. Charlie replied that the room should be checked prior to residents complaining and should be on a staff checklist. Nancy stated that it is on the checklist and maintained accordingly. Donna C. stated that she sent the Board correspondence regarding the drop off access. Nancy stated that was already addressed by the Board. She stated that emergency vehicles and deliveries could not get through which is why it was not implemented. Donna C. asked if there are any restrictions for someone operating a scooter in the Clubhouse. Nancy stated there are no restrictions on scooters, except in the Theatre. Presidents Report Nancy reminded residents that the green stickers are no longer valid. To make it easier for residents to purchase a bar code the hours have been extended to Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday evening hours continue to be from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Charlie Parness stated that residents do not have to go to the Clubhouse to have the green stickers removed. On July 25 at 1 p.m. in GP-A, all residents are invited to preview the new show season. On July 25 at 4 p.m. the on-line ordering

system will be available to all residents. If you attend, you will receive a package with your on-line ordering instructions. Brochures were mailed to all Canadian residents on July 2 and will be mailed to all US residents on July 18. Residents will still have the option of purchasing tickets at the ticket office. Rita Pickar mentioned that all organizations at CVE must have an open door policy. If residents are using one of the Clubhouse rooms or areas for a meeting, than any resident or member of CVE is allowed to join in that activity. If residents need to run a private meeting, they can rent a meeting room at Le Club. Bay Management Reports Michelle Kopp/Bob Dolson Profit/Loss: June loss for the theatre was ($6,985.00). Nancy mentioned that the musical, Jose and Patti will be performing at the Clubhouse on August 25 and is a show not to be missed! Donna C. mentioned that the comparison chart of profit and loss for the last three years is about the same. Swansea tennis courts: Bob stated that the courts were not cleaned and Fast Dry has apologized. He told them it is a high priority and after they are to finish the shueboard courts. Bocce courts: The installation of the pavers, bench pads and scoreboards has been completed. The wood that holds the balls has also been stained. Pools: The Ashby pool is closed as renovations began on July 9. The deep cleaning of the Oakridge pool has been completed as well as a small repair to the entrance of the walkway. The deep cleaning at the Markham pool is underway. Rita asked why there have been so many pools that have gone down this summer and asked if it has anything to do with the irrigation breaks. Bob stated no. Michelle mentioned that they now have an extra pool pump on hand so that if one breaks, it can be replaced much faster. Donna C. asked if we can keep a record of pools that are shut down and if it is due to the negligence on the part of the owners, we can state that the costs are a direct result of how owners treat their property. Michele stated that the work order system allows us to track that information. Rita mentioned that the deep cleaning has been completed at the Newport pool and there are still black algae spots and bubbles coming out of the jets, why is this? Residents are stating that the pump doesn’t work properly and Recreation doesn’t want to spend the money. Bob stated that they are still working on the black algae issue; it is getting better as we are having the pool cleaners aggressively address these spots. Rita stated that

this has been on-going for the last two months and Newport is the only pool that has this issue. Michele mentioned that new life rings are being installed at all the satellite pools. Nancy stated that at the Newport pool, there were two pool hooks and one is missing. Michele replied that she would look into it. Michelle reported that a water line break was repaired at the Ashby pool, a main water valve break was repaired at the Richmond pool as well as minor repairs made at the Clubhouse and Grantham pool decks. Theatre: The piano in the theatre has been repaired and tuned and ready for the season and the catwalk lighting re-enforced. Nancy stated that there was a complaint that the curtain did not come down all the way and the lights were visible during a show. Donna C. stated that the lights were dimmer than normal and that one performer commented on the lighting system. Nick stated that the performer spoke about the lighting system in general because the system is down. The lights that were seen were lights in between the acts that the curtain does not cover. Irrigation: Irrigation repair to valve #2 at the main Clubhouse was repaired. West parking lot: Bollards and sod has been installed in the west parking lot to eliminate residents and golfers from driving through the area. Clubhouse: To date, one bid has been received for restrapping the pool chairs and lounges. The current color of the chairs/lounges has been retired so a new color needs to be chosen. The color that was recommended is beige. Bob presented a proposal for sealing the windows in the Clubhouse from Meridian Glass and Glazing. The worst windows are four in the lobby, one on the east side and one behind the elevator stairwell (6 windows in total). A bid for $48,600 from Meridian was received to repair and caulk the 6 lobby windows ($35,800) and replace the cupola (8 windows -- $12,800); the cost to replace all windows in the lobby is $143,775. Bob stated that the total amount may change if renovations are done in the exercise room. He has contacted other vendors and has not had any success in getting additional bids. Rita asked if a permit is required. Nancy stated that in the bid it states that a permit is required in replacing the cupola and is included in the pricing. Donna C. moved to go forward with the bid from Meridian Glass & Glazing for a total of $48,600 to repair the 6 windows and replace the cupola in the Clubhouse lobby. Rita Pickar seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Bob also presented the

Board with a report on pool sanitation. Currently the pool maintenance staff is picking up the pool supplies and dispersing them amongst the satellite pools. After a discussion, it was proposed to the Board that a three year contract be signed for delivery and automated system to dispense the chlorine at the pools. The Board agreed that they do not need to spend the extra $45/month for pool controllers with internet monitoring since the staff will still be required to monitor the pools and maintain a log book. This service will provide a savings of approximately 25% allowing the maintenance staff to work on other projects. Donna C. moved to accept the proposal that Bob presented from Quality Pools/Beach-ORama for the pool sanitation automation at a monthly cost of $4,128. Rita Pickar seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Season brochures: Season brochures were mailed out to all Canadian residents on July 3 and the US mailing will be sent out on July 18. The instructions for on-line ordering are included in the brochure. On July 25 a presentation on the new show season will take place in room GP-A at 1 p.m. The DVD of July summer shows and movies is being shown in the ticket office lobby and on channel 99. The DVD has been extended to include a blurb about the movies and the shows. Pool phones: Norma discussed with the Board the current emergency phone service at the pools and an opportunity to switch the service to Comcast. Currently, the service is with Kings III cell service and the cost is approximately $902/month. If we switch to Comcast, this would be a hard wired service and we can save approximately $400/month. Nancy asked if there are any referrals from customers who currently use this Comcast service. Norma replied, no. Norma stated that the Wi-Fi project is in progress and she told them it needs to be completed by September. The Board agreed that this is a great savings and would like to use it to negotiate the Wi-Fi start date with Comcast. Norma replied that she would discuss it with them and provide feedback to the Board. Asphalt repairs: All repairs to the asphalt have been completed around the Clubhouse. Tennis courts: In preparation of hurricane season, all windscreens have been taken down and stored. Audio equipment: Preventive maintenance, cleaning the components and fine tuning the sound system was completed on the audio equipment in the party room. Old Business Restaurant parking: Michele spoke to the restaurant owner

about the spaces and they stated the vehicles are patrons of the restaurant and the one vehicle parked there is for deliveries to the residents. Hand dryers: Additional hand dryers are being installed in the handicapped stalls; all others have been installed. New Business Charlie Parness stated that he received several complaints on the first floor lighting when exiting the Clubhouse as well as walking along the path near the buses, from the main floor. Michele stated that there was one light out and it is being replaced, but the lights near the tunnel are on sensors and go on at dusk. Bob stated that recently the lighting has been upgraded but he will look to see what additional lights can be added. Announcements: Area Chair Mtg.: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. The August 15 Area Chair meeting has been cancelled. Master Management Mtg.: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center COOCVE BOD Mtg.: June, July and August meetings have been cancelled; next meeting is 9/18. Recreation Mtg.: The August 14 Recreation meeting has been cancelled. Theatre Lighting Presentation: Nick stated that an electrical issue with the current lighting system caused the system to go down in the theatre; therefore, there are not many colors on stage. If additional lights are needed, the current work lights and fluorescents are being used. Nick presented the Board with an overview on the current lighting system and reviewed a proposal for a new lighting system utilizing LED lights. The new system will consist of a sensor dimming system and a new console using LED lights. Nick stated that he has received bids from two companies, one of which is working with the other Villages on their lighting needs as well. Both companies reported that the project would take from 1-4 weeks and will not require the theatre to be shut down for the entire time. A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 11:30 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano


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COOCVE Executive Committee - July 9, 2012 The Executive Committee meeting of July 9 was called to order by COOCVE 1st Vice President Charlie Parness at 9:30 a.m. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Minutes Joe Rubino moved to waive the reading of the minutes from June 11, 2012. Don Kaplan seconded. Charlie Parness stated that he emailed and put a copy of the minutes in everyone’s mailbox. Since there were no changes or additions, the minutes were accepted by a show of hands. President’s Report - Charlie Parness Volunteers are still needed for the Election Committee; one volunteer is needed from each area. There are currently eight

volunteers signed up. Signup sheets are available in the COOCVE office. The 40 year certification is a work-in-progress and every building will be facing this. Contractors usually allow three months for electrical and six months for structural work. The largest concern is money and he stated that it recently cost a building in the Cambridge area over $100,000. Charlie suggested that buildings not wait until the last minute to begin this process. It is suggested that buildings hire an engineer to perform the study and then get bids so that buildings can start to build up their reserves to handle the cost. Master Management Anthony Falco Anthony stated that Al Smith

is in attendance to answer any questions that may come up. Irrigation: Currently we are 150 days into the project and there has been over 180,000 linear feet of pipe installed. We are waiting on FPL to change the electrical box in the Tilford area; once this has been completed, the phase one system can be tested. Canals: Palm Beach Aquatics has been hired to test a machine in cleaning the canals. This process is very expensive and will be tested on the Markham and Lyndhurst canals. A machine will cut the weeds five feet below the surface; however, spraying of the weeds will still be required. If this process works, it will be put into the budget for next year. Broadband Committee: This committee is currently working to find additional vendors that can provide CVE with the best

cable contract. The current contract with Comcast expires in 30 months. The next MM meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Charlie Parness asked who pays for the cost of replacing damaged sprinkler heads. Anthony responded that MM is responsible for the replacement cost. Recreation Committee Nancy Giordano The Ashby poolhouse renovations have begun today, July 9. Pool maintenance has been completed on the Oakridge pool. On July 25 there will be a preview of the show season at 1 p.m. in GP-A. At the Recreation Meeting on July 10, there will be a presentation on the new lighting system that we hope to install in the theatre. The new show

season brochures have been sent to all Canadian residents. On July 26, the online ordering system will be up and running. Dan Glickman asked on the status of Wi-Fi at the pools. Nancy stated that the contract for Wi-Fi at the satellite pools has been signed and a date will be discussed at the Recreation meeting on July 10. Civic and Cultural Committee - Arlene Roth The trip to the Bonnet House has been scheduled for August 3; cost is $30. Area Chairs Ashby: Joe Sachs; Not present Berkshire: Naomi Redisch; Suggested that someone from the fire department come to a COOCVE meeting and discuss what systems we need to install so that we are up to code. Cambridge: Phillippe Dufrense; Not present Durham: Joe Rubino; Not present Ellesmere: Marjorie Campbell; Not present Farnham: Norman Kaplan; Nothing to report Grantham: Fran Stricoff; Several weeks ago in the Richmond area the water was turned off and an email was sent out notifying us. The problem is that if you are not on email, you will not get the notification. Can we look into a Village wide phone system? Charlie stated that COOCVE has the robo call system in place and MM is currently looking into something similar. Harwood: Joe Saraceno; Not present Islewood: Rhoda Jarmark; Not present Keswick: Philip Norris; Nothing to report Lyndhurst: Don Kaplan; Nothing to report Markham: Judy Olmstead; Not present Newport: Rita Pickar; Nothing to report Oakridge: Jules Kesselman; Nothing to report Prescott: Robert Gravatt; Nothing to report Richmond: Cecile Baskin; Not present Swansea: Bill Epstein; Nothing to report Tilford: Basil Hales; Not present Upminster: Ann Rifkin; Not present Ventnor: Sheldon Pierce; Nothing to report Westbury: Carmen Colon; Nothing to report Committee Reports - none Old Business: none New Business: none A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10 a.m. Respectfully submitted by, Charlie Parness 1st Vice President


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Master Management BOD - June 14, 2012 President Anthony Falco called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2012. In attendance were: Reva Behr, Norm Bloom, Harry Chizeck, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Bill Goddard, Gene Goldman, Jules Kesselman, Gloria Olmstead, Judy Olmstead, Felicia Prince and Alan Schachter; via telephone: Gene Goldman; Absent: Caryl Berner, Fred Rosenzveig and Mel Schmier; staff present: Al Smith, Executive Director; AJ Bock, Manager and Donna Childrey, Office Manager Guest Speaker - Cheryl Miller and Mario Reboa In August/September CVE will be going to single stream recycling. If you currently have a blue recycle dumpster, the labels will be changed to state that all recyclables can be placed in those dumpsters. If residents have blue roll carts, these carts will be replaced with blue recyclable dumpsters. Residents will no longer have to separate paper from plastic bottles, metal and glass -- just mix all your recyclables together. It’s that easy to recycle with the new, no-sort system called “singlestream recycling” which can all be placed in the blue dumpsters. The more residents recycle, the less garbage there will be. Recycling will be picked up twice a week to accommodate this change. Several residents asked that large labels be put on the blue dumpsters stating “No Garbage” as well as a sign stating “No Plastic Bags,” Cheryl stated that plastic bag recycling is extremely costly and most cities are asking residents to recycle plastic bags at the supermarkets. Residents can use cloth bags to carry their recyclables to the container or use the baskets that were provided by the City of Deerfield. Cheryl also stated that with this new campaign, new labels and flyers will be provided to the Community. Open Mic: Jeff Chester: Mentioned to the Board that he is dissatisfied with the Board’s actions in passing the new RV rule for MM in a closed session with only one opinion. He also objected that MM put this rule in place when the Reporter is not being printed for the next three months. Minutes: Alan Schachter moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes from the Board Meeting on May 10, 2012. Bill Goddard seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Alan Schachter moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes from the Executive Session on May 30, 2012. Bill Goddard seconded. Mo-

tion passed unanimously. Alan Schachter moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes from the Executive Session on June 6, 2012. Bill Goddard seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Treasurer’s Report – Gloria Olmstead The CVE Master Management Financial Report prepared by Donna Childrey was distributed to all Board members and discussed in detail by Gloria Olmstead. For May, the Total Income was $977,867; Total Expenses were $1,818,708; Net Income was ($840,840). Cash on Hand is $3,381,347; Total Assets are $4,353,430; Total Liabilities are $3,441,886 and Total Equity is $911,543; Prepaid Dollars are $454,001. Overdue Accounts Receivable from unit owners is $854,892.13, representing 554 unit owners. Mr. Falco acknowledged that the Board received the Treasurer’s Report. President’s Report – Anthony Falco Anthony Falco reported that two televisions will be installed in the MM office. One set will be installed in the lobby for residents to view the scrolls on channels 98 and 99 and one for the staff to view any local or national emergencies. Two executive sessions board meetings were held regarding the recent RV policy. A vote was taken which was in favor of this policy. Master Management’s attorney was present at both sessions and the policy was effective June 6, 2012 and was posted on the website. This information has also been reported at the Executive Committee and Area Chair meetings and copies were given to them to distribute to their buildings. This policy was not planned to be released at this time, however, our attorney was going on vacation and the Board had to meet on this topic. Anthony thanked all of the committees for the hard work in the last six months and asked them to begin reporting information at future Board meetings. A new committee has been formed; the Long Range Planning Committee. Members on this committee are Gene Goldman, Fred Rosenzveig and Felicia Prince. This committee will be responsible for prioritizing all future projects that MM will be working on. Once they prepare a list, they will bring it to the MM Board for review. The Website Committee consisting of Caryl Berner and Bill Goddard has done a fantastic job in getting the website up to date. Al Smith Al Smith stated that he

received a request from Hillsboro Pines Golf Course to place private advertising on channel 99 and is asking the Board for approval. After a detailed discussion many Directors feel that they should not be advertising on channel 99. Gene Goldman moved that we do not have any private profit making advertisements on CVE’s community channels. Jules Kesselman seconded. Motion passed 11-0 with 1 abstention (Norm Bloom). Irrigation Update - Walter Magenheim Walter again reminded residents that the removal of utility flags can be very hazardous. In the Harwood area, many of the flags have been either removed or changed -- this is a third degree felony. There are two pump stations in place and the first one is ready to be turned on so that phase I can be tested. The phase I pump station is at Tilford and the phase II pump station is at Harwood. Phase II should be complete in about 2 weeks. To date, there have been 161,728 feet of pipe which is about 30.63 miles. Reva complemented Al and Walter for overseeing the day to day project and for hiring

quality technicians and companies to work on the project. Walter stated that at the end of this project there will be over 1 million feet of pipe in the ground. AJ Bock - Manager Floyd Fence: East entrance gate at Military Trail was damaged again by a hit and run. A quote has been requested for a new roll back gate which can be opened by emergency vehicles for entry when closed after hours. Reef Electrical: Upgrading lighting at east, west and main gates from damage caused by Broward County Transit Bus hitting building. Repaired pole T-25 hit by Treasure Coast. Magvest Construction: Working on patching and painting the three guardhouses. Five Star Paving: Repairs have been made at Upminster D & K, Swansea B, Berkshire A, Clubhouse, Keswick A & B, Lyndhurst pool, Ventnor P, west gate and CVE Blvd West. Installed bollards and new electrical panel for Irrigation. Applied for four permits for bus shelter pads being donated by the Reporter. Seacrest: Replaced four new Fox Tail palms and

installed 350 7/gallon Coco Plum plants along SW 10th street. Judy Olmstead asked if a sign can be posted on Century Blvd and the East Drive (inside the gate) with the hours of operation. AJ stated he would look into it. Committee Reports Collection Committee Harry Chizeck The committee published in the Reporter a notice that only bar codes will be effective as of July 2. This means that the green stickers will no longer be recognized at the security gates. If you owe more than $300 in back fees to MM your bar code will not work to expedite entrance into the Village. Old Business - none New Business - none Announcements: The next MM Board meeting will be held on July 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Motion to adjourn was made at 10:32 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Anthony Falco

COOCVE Appointed Committee Members for 2012 ADVISORY Robert Gravatt Phil Goldenberg Charles Parness - Chair Rhonda Pitone AUDIT Al Bakelman Norman Bloom BUDGET & FINANCE Danielle LoBono Gloria Olmstead Arlene Roth - Chair Bernice Schmier BYLAWS Marj Campbell Phil Goldenberg Gene Goldman Robert Gravatt - Chair Charles Parness Rita Pickar Rhonda Pitone Fran Stricoff - Vice Chair

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION Maureen T. Doherty Ed Gallon - Chair Joe Rudnick CIVIC & CULTURAL Arlene Roth, Chair Carol Carr Nancy Giordano Phil Goldenberg Rita Pickar Sue Popp Myriam Sachs Bernice Schmier GRIEVANCE Robert Gravatt Phil Goldenberg Charles Parness Joseph Sachs - Chair INSURANCE Carman Nepa - Chair Herman Shwide


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Council of Area Chairs - June 13, 2012 The Area Chair Meeting for June 13 was called to order by Area Chairperson Don Kaplan at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Kaplan led the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Roll call was taken and a quorum was present. Don Kaplan stated that in August many of the Area Chairs will be going to the Marlins game and asked that the meeting be cancelled. A motion was made and seconded to cancel the August 15 Area Chair meeting. The motion passed by a show of hands. Minutes Joe Rubino moved to waive the reading and accept the May 9 meeting minutes as printed in the Reporter. Sheldon Pierce seconded. Since there were no corrections or additions, the minutes were approved unanimously by a show of hands. City of Deerfield Beach Recycling Program - Cheryl Miller and Mario Reboa In August/September CVE will be going to single stream recycling. If you currently have a blue recycle dumpster, the labels will be changed to state that all recyclables can be placed in those dumpsters. If residents have blue roll carts, these carts will be replaced with blue recycle dumpsters. No longer do you have to separate paper from plastic bottles, metal and glass-just mix all your recyclable together! It’s that easy to recycle with the new, no-sort system called “single-stream recycling” in which all can be placed in the blue dumpsters. The more residents recycle, the less garbage there will be. Recycling will be picked up twice a week to accommodate this change. Several residents asked that large labels be put on the blue dumpsters stating “No Garbage.” Bylaws Committee - Areas - Fran Stricoff: Fran presented a summary of the proposed amendments to the COOCVE Bylaws regarding Area Chairs and Area Vice-Chairs. As requested

by and as a courtesy to the COOCVE Council of Area Chairs, the COOCVE Bylaws Committee is presenting this summary report of its discussion of proposed amendments to the COOCVE Bylaws regarding Area Chairs and Area Vice Chairs. The proposed amendments would address: Expanding the pool of candidates that would be eligible to be elected an Area Chair or an Area Vice-Chair by including sitting board members from the specific Area holding the election for Area Chair and Area Vice-Chair. Offering a wide variety of ways to verify that each of the minimum three required Area meetings were scheduled during the course of the year. Providing an annual orientation session for incoming Area Chairs and Area Vice-Chairs presented by the COOCVE President or his/her designee(s). Encouraging the Area ViceChairs to attend with their Area Chairs all of the monthly COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chair meetings to promote cooperation and preserve the continuity of communication. Stating the steps to follow regarding any complaints against an Area Chair or Area Vice-Chair; and, when necessary, the procedure for replacing an Area Chair or an Area Vice-Chair who has been removed from office. Fran stated that the latest version of the 2012 COOCVE Bylaws are now available on www.cvedb.com. Article 9 pertains to the Area Chairs. Don asked Fran if this will be submitted to the BOD’s. Fran stated no. This is only a summary of what is being discussed. If and when any proposed amendments are decided upon, they will then be published in the Reporter and then be brought to the COOCVE BOD’s for a vote. Many of the Directors

stated that at the last meeting, it was agreed upon with Bob Gravatt, that he would bring the proposed amendments to the Area Chairs before it is brought to the COOCVE BOD’s. Joe Rubino stated that the request, at the last meeting, was when the final Bylaws are decided by the Bylaws Committee and before they are published in the Reporter, they would be brought before the Area Chairs so that there can be a discussion on them. Fran stated that in article 14 section 1 of the Bylaws, it details the procedure for proposing amendments to the COOCVE Bylaws. Fran stated that the next Bylaws meeting will be held in August. Charlie Parness stated that he will make copies of the summary report and put it in the mailboxes of the Area Chairs. Master Management - Anthony Falco Don Kaplan asked about the barcodes and the change that will be in effect on July 1. Anthony Falco replied that the announcement has been made and has been printed in the Reporter as well as CVEdb. com. A resident asked if there will be a charge to get a bar code. Anthony replied that if you do not currently have a barcode, there will be a $5 charge; if it gets damaged by the sun, it will be replaced for free. Anthony provided the Area Chairs with copies of the new procedure for RV’s. Cee Baskin asked for clarification on the permanent guest list. Andre stated that the permanent guest list is up to a 50 mile radius and there are only three people allowed on this list. Many of the Directors did not like the fact that residents can put individuals on the permanent guest list without informing the President of the building. Andre stated that he will put the process in writing for the Committee to review at the next meeting. Recreation - Nancy Giordano Announced that the Oakridge pool will be closed for pool maintenance from June 19 through June 29. At the Recreation Meeting on 6/12, a motion was made to accept the bid from RCI to have the building exterior waterproofed and to clean the roof tiles. A motion was made to replace the switchgear box which is used to protect the

electrical equipment in the Clubhouse. Three bids were received and Pomeroy was awarded the bid. Since the lead time is about 12 weeks and the Clubhouse would need to be shut down for five days, the Committee agreed to order the equipment now. If there is an emergency, the equipment would be available for installation; if there is no emergency, the Committee will plan to have it installed next summer. Beginning June 1, 2012 buy two show tickets and receive a third ticket free for a show of your choice through October 31, 2012. For each show ticket purchased, residents will receive a ticket to enter a drawing to win a 3-day cruise for two on a Norwegian Cruise Line. The drawing will take place in November. We also want residents to know that guests are welcome to attend shows. On July 25 at 1 p.m. in GPA a presentation of the new show season will be shown. On July 26 residents will be able to purchase tickets on-line and pick their seats. Keep in mind as with Ticketmaster or Ticketron there is a handling fee to use the online system as well as with certain credit cards there is a service fee that the company charges. This is not being charged from Recreation, it is a convenience fee for booking shows on-line. Recreation is also looking into providing refreshments/danish in the Party Room either before or after shows. On June 18 the installation of Wi-Fi will begin at the pools. The new bocce court has been installed and resurfacing to the existing courts has been completed. Currently in the process of reviewing bids for the remodeling of the Ashby pool house. An ATM was installed in the Clubhouse near the ID office and a copier was installed near the ping pong area. A motion was made and approved to move forward with Masuen to provide a complete set of drawings for the irrigation plan on Recreation property. Also, at the July Recreation meeting a PowerPoint presentation will be given for a new state of the art lighting system in the theatre. COOCVE - Charlie Parness On June 21, Bill and Susan Raphan will be hosting a condo seminar. It will be held from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in Room A of the Clubhouse. Volunteers are still needed for the Elec-

tion Committee; one volunteer is needed from each area. Charlie reminded everyone that the BOD’s meetings have been cancelled for June, July and August. Seacrest Norm thanked Seacrest for removing the dead bushes and replacing them along SW 10th street which was done within three weeks of the last meeting. Old Business - none New Business - none A resident asked about the fire in the Farnham area. Norm stated that an apartment was demolished and there was smoke and water damage to several others. Norm stated that it was good that they had smoke and fire alarms installed as did many associations. He said that a unit owner as well as a Board Member told him that Atech has had three calls for new smoke and fire alarms to buildings that didn’t have them installed. They are now being refused by the fire department because it is a new department and there is a new code which will cost about 1/3 more. They are now worried that if there is a fire in the meter room, it can destroy the box which monitors the fire department. Dan stated that there are 192 garden apartments which have Federal Pacific boxes in their meter rooms and individual units. Dan suggested that COOCVE research to see if the Federal Pacific meter boxes should be replaced. Charlie stated that he will look into this and get back to the Committee. James from East Coast stated that every two years, Century Maintenance would tighten the lugs on the meter rooms as the aluminum wires could get loose. He stated that East Coast is putting something together on that and Seacrest stated that they would look into doing something similar. Announcements: The next Area Chair meeting will be held on June 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 a.m. Submitted by, Don Kaplan


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COOCVE Recreation Committee - June 12, 2012 In attendance: Shelly Baskin, Donna Capobianco, Nancy Giordano, Don Kaplan, Rita Pickar; Absent: Susan Dove and Donna Dowling; Representing Bay Management: Michelle Kopp and Bob Dolson; Representing COOCVE: Charlie Parness The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. on June 12. Minutes: Don Kaplan moved to waive and accept the minutes from the May 8 meeting. Donna C. stated she had the following addition: under Tennis Courts, last item should be that Donna Capobianco asked Norma Taylor to please report progress on rolling net and court movement at Clubhouse courts. Nancy responded that the Tennis Club had written to her personally asking her not to go forward. Nancy also mentioned that the phone number to the office was incorrectly reported in the minutes. The correct phone number is 954-428-6892. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously with the corrections noted. Correspondence: None President’s Report Nancy made the following announcement regarding show tickets. Recreation is going to try and reverse the losses in the summer months. Beginning June 1, 2012 buy two show tickets and receive a third ticket free for a show of your choice through October 31, 2012. For each show ticket purchased, residents will receive a ticket to enter a drawing to win a 3-day cruise for two on a Norwegian Cruise Line. The drawing will take place in November. We also want residents to know that guests are welcome to attend shows. Donna C. asked Nancy if there is a profit and loss for each month for the last three years. Nancy stated she asked Michelle for this information and stated that it is in the monthly Board packets. Bay Management Reports Michelle Kopp/Bob Dolson Profit/Loss: May loss for the theatre was $6,535.00. Ashby pool: Bob stated that he received four bids but has not reviewed them yet. He will review them by Thursday and the process should be completed by October. Hand Dryers: Waiting for four additional hand dryers which are on back-order from the manufacturer. All

the dryers have been donated by Glow. Elevator: Bob discussed the four bids that were received for the elevator service contract; United, Schindler, Connections and Thyssen Krupp. Bob recommended to the Board to stay with Thyssen Krupp since there have been no issues with their service. Don moved that we accept the bid from Thyssen Krupp. Rita seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Switchgear Replacement: Bob discussed the four bids that were received to replace the existing switchgear which is 38 years old. The bids were from Cadillac Electric, Design Electric, McCormick Power and Pomeroy Electric. All of the bids had a lead time of 1112 weeks and about 3-5 days for installation. The Clubhouse will need to be closed during installation. Pomeroy Electric’s quote included permit fees and FPL fees at a cost of $35,485. Rita moved that Recreation purchase the switchgear from Pomeroy and make plans for installation in the next offseason unless Pomeroy can have it fully installed by October 1, 2012. Don seconded. Motion passed unanimously. ATM/Copier: An ATM and copier have been installed in the Clubhouse near the Staff Office. There is a convenience charge of $2.50 for the ATM and a charge of $.25 for copies. Party Room: The air conditioner valve, which was old and not working well, has been replaced in the Party Room. Bocce Court: The bocce court has been installed and resurfacing of the existing court has been completed. Shuffle board court: The resurfacing is currently underway which has been delayed due to inclement weather. Clubhouse Painting: Bob received three bids for painting, pressure cleaning and sealing the Clubhouse. Bids were received from RCI Painting and Waterproofing, Special Forces and S&S Painting and Waterproofing. Bob recommended the contract with RCI for a total cost of $57,150. Donna C. asked if the warranty is for one year. Bob stated he will verify that and get back to the Board. Donna C. moved to contract with RCI Painting and Waterproofing to clean the barrel tile roof and pressure clean and seal the Clubhouse for $57,150. Rita seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Tennis Court: Bob received a bid from Fast-Dry for pressure cleaning all the tennis courts. Donna C. stated that when the courts were cleaned in-house, the bacteria were not removed adequately. Bob recommended that we contract with Fast-Dry and have

the Swansea court cleaned for $700 and relined at no additional cost. Donna C. suggested that we get competitive bids from companies other than Fast-Dry so that we can have some comparison. The Board agreed to have the Swansea court cleaned by Fast-Dry. Summer Shows: A DVD has been made showing the summer preview shows in the ticket office. Shelly asked if it can be shown in the theatre before the shows begin. Nick replied that it will require additional lamp time and the lamps are very expensive. Rita suggested that we publicize that the DVD is continuously being showed in the ticket office. Clubhouse Flowers: As part of the contract, new flowers have been planted around the perimeter of the Clubhouse. Newport Pool: The maintenance has been completed and a new water cooler has been ordered at the Newport pool. The cooler should be installed within the next week. Clubhouse Repairs: Parking lot asphalt repairs have been delayed due to inclement weather. Catch basin: The catch basin has been repaired along the walkway in front of the Clubhouse. Irrigation Design: Bob discussed the design portion of the irrigation system. He stated that if we want to connect to the CVEMM irrigation system, we should go forward with the design portion of the irrigation system which will cost about $15,000. There are three levels of priority if Recreation wants to connect to the MM system. The highest level is those areas presently receiving no irrigation; the second is those areas using domestic water supply for irrigation; the third is those areas using wells or lake water for irrigation. Rita moved that we go ahead with the design portion of the irrigation system with Masuen at a cost not to exceed $16,000. Don seconded. Motion passed unanimously Maintenance Staff: A new maintenance staff worker, Gregory Holmes has been hired to work the pools with Willie. As of today, all maintenance workers will have new uniform shirts stating “Recreation Maintenance.” Old Business Abby Koffler will be the booking agent for the 20122013 show season. A new telephone system in the Clubhouse has been implemented and the new phone number is 954-4286892. WI-FI at satellite pools is underway and the installation will begin shortly.

Rita discussed the parking spaces at the restaurant which are not being used by patrons of the restaurant; the restaurant is empty but the spaces are full. It is not right that CVE residents cannot use the restaurant parking spaces but their employees can. If the spaces are designated for patrons of the Restaurant, then employees of the golf course and restaurant should not park there. When the restaurant is closed in the evening, CVE residents should be able to use the parking spaces. Don asked Norma for an update on the meeting with the golf course. Norma stated that he is not interested in leaving the restaurant at this time but will visit it at a later date. He removed the signs as well as the golf carts in the parking spaces. Norma stated that she will speak to him about the restaurant parking lot. Nancy reminded everyone that the green stickers will no longer be available in the Clubhouse and will be obsolete as of July 1. Announcements: Area Chair Meeting: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity

Center Master Management Meeting: Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center COOCVE BOD Meetings for June, July and August have been cancelled; the next meeting will be September 18. Civic and Cultural: Marlins Game on August 15 is sold-out. The Committee is looking to plan a trip to the new casino ship opening up in Palm Beach. The Committee is also planning to have a bus pick up residents at CVE and take them to a shopping center where there are restaurants as well as shopping. This service will assist residents who do not drive or do not want to drive at night. A trip is being planned to the Bonnet House - additional information will be forthcoming. A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 10:46 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano

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COOCVE Executive Committee - June 11, 2012 The Executive Committee meeting of June 11 was called to order by COOCVE 1st Vice President Charlie Parness at 9:30 a.m. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Minutes Joe Rubino moved to waive the reading of the minutes from May 14, 2012. Don Kaplan seconded. Charlie Parness asked that the following be changed. Under the Advisory Committee, it stated that the Committee is working on changing the Bylaws. It should have read, the Committee is working on proposed changes to the Bylaws. Also, Sheldon Pierce should have been identified as Area Vice Chair representing Ventnor, not Charlie Parness. The Committee approved the minutes with the changes noted by a show of hands. President’s Report – Charlie Parness President, Mr. Fine is away and will return in August. Volunteers are still needed for the Election Committee; one volunteer is needed from each area. If there is more than one volunteer from any section, the President will pick one. The entire Committee will then be approved by the COOCVE BOD. Sign-up sheets are available in the COOCVE office. On June 21, Bill and Susan Raphan will be hosting a condo seminar. It will be held from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in Room A of the Clubhouse. Don Kaplan asked if these seminars can be scheduled in the evening. Charlie stated he would look into it. Charlie reminded the Committee that the next meeting of the COOCVE BOD will be September 18. As reported

in the Reporter, Ed Gallon, COOCVE 3rd VP has tendered his resignation for health reasons. President Mr. Fine has appointed former COOCVE Vice President Jim McLear as a Presidential Assistant. Jim has been assigned to lead the 40-year certification project. Joe Rubino asked if the final meeting for all this information could be held in December when everyone is back at CVE. Charlie replied that it will be in the fall or early winter as additional planning still needs to be completed. Charlie stated that Seacrest and East Coast have provided him with three companies that can assist with the 40-year certification and the Committee is looking at additional companies. Charlie stated that he had contacted Kristin Jacobs’ office to put together a seminar but all he received was a booklet on the inspection process. Cee Baskin asked if we will be speaking only to the County or is the City of Deerfield involved in this inspection. Charlie stated that Broward County is involved as well as engineering companies. He also stated that the cost is going to vary from building to building. It recently cost a building in the Village approximately $100,000 for the inspection as catwalks were needed to be replaced. He suggested that if buildings have a budget, to start putting money into that budget now so that special assessments will not be needed. Recreation Committee Nancy Giordano An ATM machine and a copy machine have been installed in the Clubhouse near the ID office. The cost for the copy machine

is $.25/copy. There is a $2.50 convenience charge from the bank to use the ATM machine; the Recreation Committee makes no money from this service. Master Management Anthony Falco Anthony reported that the first pumps have been installed in the Tilford area. To date, there has been over 155,000 linear feet of pipe laid. Green boxes which are the control panels/ electrical boxes for the sprinkler system have been installed in the Tilford and Newport areas. Two executive sessions were held with the MM BOD to discuss RVs in CVE. Our attorney, Patrick Murphy, has determined that MM had an obligation to the Community to stop the RVs and campers at the gate. Anthony congratulated Caryl Berner for the job she did in getting the www.cvedb.com website up-to-date. The website is up and running and while the Reporter is not being published, information will be reported on the website. Anthony stated that the recycling is being changed to single stream recycling and there will be a presentation at the Area Chair meeting on 6/13. Joe Rubino asked where in the documents is it stated that MM is the Management Company of CVE. He also asked in what document is it stated that MM has the authority to enforce the documents of the building. He stated that if RVs are a problem in CVE, then this should go before the COOCVE Advisory Committee. Judy Olmstead replied that there is a Management Agreement between MM and every unit owner. Patrick Murphy, who is very knowledgeable on all the documents, advised the MM Board that MM has an obligation to maintain the safety and security of this Village. We cannot have anarchy; every building doing what they want. Don Kaplan asked if MM can go on building property without authorization, and remove a vehicle. What happens to the

authorization of the building which allows residents to park their vehicles in CVE. Anthony stated that the key is that MM is going to stop these vehicles at the gate. There will be some flexibility with those that have handicapped vans that look like campers, etc. When the RVs/campers enter the Village, the owners will sign a permit document which will allow them into the Village for 12 hours which will give them enough time to unload. Anthony stated that tow-away signs are being installed at each gate. The condominium documents are a set of guidelines that we live by, but there must be continuity in where we live. If residents care about where they live, then they should not challenge the documents but work with them. Civic and Cultural Committee - Arlene Roth The trip to the new Marlins ballpark on Wednesday, August 15 to see the Marlins vs. Phillies is sold out. Budget and Finance - Arlene Roth The next meeting will be in the Fall. Advisory Committee Charlie Parness Currently moving forward on the outdoor satellite antennas and the wording for the proposed Bylaw changes. The next meeting will be held in July. Bylaws Committee - Bob Gravatt The approved 2012 Bylaws have now been posted on the website; www.cvedb.com. The Committee is currently working on the submitted Bylaw changes and will be suggesting the changes in August to be implemented next year. Joe Rubino asked if these changes will be brought to the Area Chair meeting. Bob replied yes and a report will be given by Fran Stricoff at the Area Chair meeting. Area Chairs Ashby: Joe Sachs; Not present Berkshire: Naomi Redisch; Not present Cambridge: Phillippe

Dufrense; Not present Durham: Joe Rubino; Nothing to report Ellesmere: Marjorie Campbell; Nothing to report Farnham: Norman Kaplan; Stated that there is a rumor going around about termites and asked if there are any buildings in CVE being tented. No one had any information. Grantham: Fran Stricoff; Nothing to report Harwood: Joe Saraceno; Not present Islewood: Rhoda Jarmark; Not present Keswick: Philip Norris; Not present Lyndhurst: Don Kaplan; Thanked MM for painting the yellow lines in the Lyndhurst area. Markham: Judy Olmstead; Nothing to report Newport: Rita Pickar; Nothing to report Oakridge: Jules Kesselman; Nothing to report Prescott: Robert Gravatt; Nothing to report Richmond: Cecile Baskin; Have the street signs been lowered in the Richmond area? Anthony stated he was not aware of it and would look into it. Swansea: Bill Epstein; Does anyone have any ideas on where to get an outdoor cover for the bicycle racks? It was recommended for Bill to check Home Depot. Tilford: Basil Hales; Mentioned that his unit was remodeled about 5 years ago and inspected by the City. He stated that the 40-year inspection is great but they do not look inside the walls. Basil also mentioned that Boca Raton CV is set up differently than Deerfield Beach CV as they are not autonomous. They are set up from the top down therefore they do not have the problems we have at CVE. Upminster: Ann Rifkin; Not present Ventnor: Sheldon Pierce; Nothing to report Westbury: Harvey Masef; Nothing to report Committee Reports Old Business: None New Business: None A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:26 a.m. Respectfully submitted by, Charlie Parness, 1st Vice President


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Condo News IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Irrigation Report By WALTER MAGENHEIM, Project Manager

Dances will be held in the Party Room on SUNDAY nights Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 at 7:45 pm. IMPORTANT NOTICE! LOCATOR FLAGS By AL SMITH, Executive Director Master Management CVEMM has had another incident where utility locator flags were intentionally moved.    Tampering with locator flags is a felony and can be a serious life safety concern, not to mention an added expense if utilities are hit during excavations.  All of the Village’s electrical service is underground and contact with an FPL feed could be lethal to the equipment operator.  CVEMM may press charges against anyone who is caught tampering with utility locator flags.

To the Residents of Century Village East By MEREDITH HARRIS We regret to inform you that Michele Kopp has resigned her position as Clubhouse Administrator to accept a position closer to her home. Making this change will be best for her family. During the interim, while we search for a replacement, Norma Taylor of Bay Management will be serving as the Recreation Facilities Administrator.

We have installed a total of 186,777’ of pipe and conduit.

This equals 25.37 miles. Phase I and Phase II are complete

and we are working on phase III. Phase I pump station has been tested and with much success we were able to send water through one section of the piping. We will continue to test the lines as we move forward with the project. We are on schedule and we

should complete the main line on time. Below are photos of one of three pump stations and a photo of the first flow of water coming through the lines behind Newport V. I will be glad to answer any questions or offer information anyone may want.

The Family of Temple B’Nai Shalom Requests the honor of your presence on the high holy days. Conducted by: Rabbi Alton Winters ~ Cantor Gary Sherman Rosh Hashanah September 16th at 8 p.m. September 17th at 10 a.m. September 18th at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur September 25th - Kol Nidre Service - 8 p.m. September 26th - Regular Service - 10 a.m. Yiskor Service - open to all - 3 p.m. Closing Service - 4 p.m. Tickets are only $65pp Why eat alone? Join us after service September 26 for a break-fast and bring friends and family Members - $18

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Deerfield Beach Computer Club Returns To CVE By JULES KESSELMAN The Deerfield Beach Computer Club has returned to its original home. The club was started by Frank Mirabella in a room in the Clubhouse, over

15 years ago with about eight members. Because we were limited as to how we could use our equipment, we moved to the Old School House by City Hall. When we outgrew the Old School House, we moved to

Pioneer Park. Hurricane Wilma destroyed our meeting place so we had to move to a few other places over the years. At one time, the DBCC had over 300 members. We have always been limited as to how we could teach the classes because

we didn’t have Wi-Fi in any of our meeting places. Now we do. Through the generosity of Master Management, we will be meeting every Friday from September to May, except holidays, in Room B of the Le Club/Activity Center from 10 to 11:30

a.m. Members can now bring their smart phones, laptops and tablets to follow along with the instructor. For further information contact Barry at 954-725-9331 or Jules at 954-570-9470 or see the club website www.db-cc.org.

Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By MEREDITH HARRIS For MICHELLE KOPP Administration/Bay Management Office Are residents allowed to bring food – sandwiches, etc. – into the Clubhouse to eat? Food is NOT allowed anywhere in the Clubhouse or pool areas. The ONLY exception is the Party Room. Staff/Information Office There are a lot of meetings and resident activities at the Clubhouse. How are rooms reserved for these meetings and activities? Rooms are reserved in the Staff Office on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rooms can be reserved for resident activities, special events or Club meetings. Please Note: Reservations take precedence over anyone using the room at that time, without a reservation. ID Department How do I get a new green parking sticker for my car? You no longer need, and cannot get, a green sticker for your vehicle; the parking sticker is now obsolete. Bar codes now work for all three Village entrances. Vehicles entering through the three gates will need to present proper ID or have the bar code sticker attached to their vehicle. If you already have a bar

code sticker on your vehicle, you do not need to do anything further. If you do not have a bar code sticker, you will need to go to the ID Office to acquire one. Bar code requests are processed, and stickers are placed on vehicles on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (unless it is raining). Theater Are there any provisions set up in the theater to assist hearing impaired audience members? Yes, we are able to provide three separate options for those theater/movie attendees with hearing issues. There is an Infrared Hearing Impaired System in place in the theater. Headsets are available in the Staff/Information Office; there is no charge for use of the headsets, just leave your CVE ID when you pick up your headset. There is a “Hearing Impaired” radio station – 91.7 FM – that broadcasts theater performances. You must supply the radio, ear phones and batteries. If a film has closed captioning available, we will present the first matinee and first evening viewing of the film with captioning for our hearing

impaired audience members. If you have questions, you may call the Staff/Information Office at 954-428-6892, extension 2; leave your name and phone number so our technician can contact you. Athletic Department What is the proper way to use the sauna that is located in the Locker Rooms? A set of rules has been posted in the sauna; please read these carefully prior to use. Do not use the sauna as a dressing room or to dry towels, clothing or footwear. Each person should bring their own towel and sauna time is limited to 15 minutes. This is a dry heat sauna; do not add water to the heating element; also, the sauna door is to remain closed at all times. Please respect the privacy of other sauna users. NOTE: If you have a heart condition, please check with your doctor before using the sauna; we do not recommend using the facility alone; bring a friend. Use of the sauna is not recommended after a strenuous workout; a cooldown period of one hour is recommended. Recreation Maintenance What type of sauna do we have in the Clubhouse, wet heat or dry heat? The saunas in the Men’s

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Village. As a reminder, Master Management will be enforcing the building bylaws (sec 12.1 h) regarding parking which states: The parking facilities shall be used in accordance with the regulations adopted by the BOARD. No vehicle which cannot operate on its own

power shall remain on the CONDOMINIUM premises for more than 12 hours, and no repair, except emergency repair, of vehicles shall be made on the CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY. No commercial vehicle owned or driven by a CONDOMINIUM OWNER shall be parked on the CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY. No boat trailer, camper or like vehicle shall be left or stored on the CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY and no UNIT OWNER’s boat may be used, stored of left on the lakes, canals and drainage systems within CEN-

and Women’s Locker Rooms are dry heat saunas. This means water MUST NOT be poured on the heating coils. Pouring water on the heating elements causes damage. The Maintenance Staff has been nursing the saunas along trying to extend their life, particularly since the equipment is older and would have to be completely replaced (at a minimum cost of $4,000 to $5,000 for each). The coil damage has reached the point that it takes several days to bring the sauna back up to operation when it goes out. This is due to continued use of water on the coils. NOTE: Anyone caught putting water on the coils (heating element) of the sauna will face immediate suspension from the Recreation Facilities. Ticket Office What is the procedure for purchasing tickets for the shows presented in the Clubhouse Theater? Residents must have a valid ID in order to purchase tickets. Show tickets can be purchased online at www. cveevents.com or in person at the Clubhouse Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. When purchasing in person, residents should first fill out the

TURY VILLAGE, Deerfield Beach, Florida. Bicycles shall be parked in the areas, if any, provided for that purpose. Security will be monitoring this issue starting at the three gates. The population of our communities’ seasonal residents is rapidly growing. The most recent statistics indicate there are 1345 Canadian owners who have their Canadian address as their primary address listed in our system which percentage-wise equates to almost 16% of our population. That number is growing every year. We must enforce the Condo Docs firmly. That starts with the Association’s Board. Its for our protection. Happy holidays to all.

Happenings show flyer before approaching the Ticket Office window. Doing this reduces miscommunication, while speeding up the purchasing process. Tickets will also be sold one hour before the show if it isn’t a sellout. If there are any questions about online purchasing, residents can call the Ticket Office at 954-4286892, ext5. Class Office

What do I need to do to register for classes? Pick up the Class Flyer in the Staff/Information Office. Your flyer needs to be filled out; this means that inside your flyer, you need to write your name, address and phone number. You need to put a check mark in the box next to each class you select. You also need to fill in the Grand Total Amount of all selected classes. You must bring your ID card with you when you register and should register in the Staff/ Information Office. You may register for yourself and your spouse only. You may pay by cash or check. Checks are made payable to Bay Management and must state “U.S. Funds” if it is not a U.S. check.

Evening/Weekend Staff Office How do we report problems concerning the mini buses? The mini buses are run by a company called Quality Transportation. They have a contract with Master Management. If you are experiencing problems with routes or drivers, please call Master Management at 954-421-5566 or Quality Transportation at 954-791-2505. The minibus schedules are published in the Reporter each month, and copies of the schedule are available in the Staff/Information Office. If an item left behind on the minibus is found by the driver, the item is turned in to the Quality Transportation Office (954-791-2505) or to the Staff/Information Office (954-428-6892 ext. 2) in the Clubhouse.


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This month we look at some of what will likely stay the same and some things that will be different under a multi-condominium association. Please keep these few definitions in mind as you read: CONDOMINIUM is the real property, i.e. building; ASSOCIATION is the entity responsible for the operation of all common elements; DOCUMENTS: Declaration of Condominium pertains to the Condominium/Building. Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws pertain to the Association. SAME: Unit owners retain ownership of their condominium/ building. Each building must have its own budget and maintain its own reserves. Members will be encouraged, but not required, to designate a member or members in a given building to participate in the preparation of that building’s annual budget. Condominium/building retains its rental or non-rental status. Most language and responsibilities found today in our documents stay the same. All unit owners in condominiums/buildings operated by the multi-condominium association are association members and can attend Board, Budget and Annual Meetings, run for the board, be appointed to committees, etc. Government Fee: FL Division of Land Sales annual fee of $20 per unit remains as is. Building names and addresses stay the same as they are the name of the condominium property. DIFFERENT: When we merge into a single multi-condominium association, our separate associations dissolve; and the operation of our common elements comes under the new multi-condominium association. Most of our documents date back to the 70s/80s. Multi-condominium association documents will be updated to ensure they conform to current laws and include more flexibility in areas like communication devices, i.e. satellite dishes and more clearly define items like “walking pets,” etc. Government Fees: Annual FL Corporate Fee costs each association, yearly,

$61.25 (x 253 = $15,496). Multi-condominium association pays only $61.25. This example saves $15,435. FL Commission on Human Relations fee costs each association, every other year, $20 (x 253 = $5,060). Multicondominium association pays only $20. This example saves $5,040 every other year. Thoughts around SAME and DIFFERENT open questions and sensitivities, like how does COOCVE fit in with a multi-condominium association? Florida requires a condominium property have an association responsible for the operation of common elements. CVE was built with 253 separate condos, each with its own association; consequently, 253 presidents often need help operating their associations, and many of the 8,508 members often ask association-related questions many presidents can’t answer. Rather than creating one association to simplify the operation, reduce redundancy, expenses and confusion, the developer created COOCVE. Our COOCVE Executives have lots of responsibilities and work very hard today to operate according to tough bylaws, doing all they can to assist all presidents and residents needing help. However, being a civic organization without the same authority as an association often places COOCVE “between a rock and a hard place.” In spite of its limitations and the cruel abuse it often takes, COOCVE has done many good things for CVE over the years, i.e. sued the developer to shorten the lifetime Recreation Lease and added the Recreation Committee to watch over the demised (leased) property. The last few years it has brought in experts to conduct free management/certification classes to help the more than 1,200 association board members and does everything possible to provide support, including legal, when our community lifestyle is threatened. A single association would have been the easier, more efficient way, but it wasn’t provided for. Many COOCVE officers, area chairs and directors believe being one association would be much better for our Village. A few years

COOCVE Members

Multi-condominium Association

Any of 253 Associations willing to pay the annual fee All unit owners in all association can join. COOCVE membership confers on each unit properties are members. owner an interest in the COOCVE organization.

Membership

$8 per unit annually

None

Fee

Up to 8,508 units x $8 = $68,064 per year

Directors

Up to 350 directors from independent associations,

One Board of Directors elected

plus alternates.

annually, intended to be as few as five (5) and as many as 13.

Officers

Up to 350 directors elect up to 10 officers:

Board members elect their five (5)

(Elected

One (1) president (currently serves two terms), three

officers:

Annually)

(3) vice presidents, one (1) treasurer, one (1)

One (1) president, one (1) vice

controller, one (1) secretary and up to three (3)

president, one (1) treasurer, one (1)

sergeants-at-arms

controller and one (1) secretary

Restrictions

Nominees for president and vice presidents must be

Any member in good standing can

on Running

either present or past COOCVE directors or elected

run for any office.

for Office

COOCVE officers.

Committees

The following are mandatory under the COOCVE

Grievance Committee, Board

documents:

Election Committee and other

Executive Committee

committees formed or retained as

(includes COOCVE officers, committee and

needed, i.e.

area chairs and Master Management

representatives) 

Nine (9) standing committees, including

continue 

Recreation Committee REC Committee requires seven (7) members 

Recreation Committee would Area Chairs, depending on number of condos that merge

Civic and Cultural

Council of Area Chairs requires 21 members and 21 alternates

Meetings

Monthly Executive Meeting

Monthly Board meeting includes

Monthly Council of Area Chairs Meeting

Area Reports

Monthly COOCVE Directors’ Meeting

Committee Reports

Monthly Recreation Committee Meeting

ago, COOCVE President, Mr. Fine, requested a COOCVE committee look into how this might work. Steven, along with Fred and Wendy Rosenzveig, learned of CVE Simplified and participated in several meetings, offering very valuable input. These and other forwardthinking COOCVE members, many of whom are also association board members, understand merging into a multi-condominium association eliminates the stress and struggle both COOCVE and 253 boards go through. Just trying to get quality volunteers required to serve on all the boards is a daunting yearly task. One association means no longer “being between a rock and hard place.” And all those desiring to help the community can run for the multi-condominium association board or its committees, knowing if they work hard to do things right, the strength and protection of the

association is behind them, as defined under FL Statute 718. Some contrasts appear in the table above. Little is the same, and most differences appear positive. If you feel merging into a multi-condominium association makes sense and wish to receive the background video presentation to learn more and be kept informed of

news, meetings and presentations, just email your name, address, phone number and any CVE Board/Committee you serve on (if applicable) to: CVEsimplified@gmail.com Watch for details of the next presentation planned for Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in Clubhouse GPA at 7 p.m.


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COOCVE Frequently Asked Questions By CHARLES PARNESS, COOCVE 1st Vice-President Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. The following is my understanding of the rules and regulations governing this community. These rules and regulations are covered under Florida Statute 718 (condominiums) and your building documents. Since every condo association has made amendments to their building documents, the rules cited are from one set of condo documents and may not apply to all condo associations. Nothing stated is to be considered as legal advice. Question 1: I am a unit owner but I am not a board member. Can I attend board

meetings? Answer 1: Unless your board is meeting with their attorney to discuss proposed or pending litigation or to discuss personnel matters, you are allowed to attend any and all board meetings. See Chapter 718 Florida Statutes, section 718.112(2)(c) Question 2: I want to sell (or rent) my apartment. Can I put a sign in my window? Answer 2: No. Condominium Bylaw 12.1 (j) states: “No sign, advertisement, notice or other lettering shall be exhibited, displayed, inscribed, painted or affixed in, on, or upon any part of the

Condominium Unit that is visible from outside the Unit or Condominium Property.” Question 3: A neighbor has two cars and is constantly using a guest space as his exclusive space. Can he do this? Answer 3: No. Section 12.1 (h) (1) of the Condominium Bylaws states: “No UNIT OWNER shall have the exclusive right to use or the exclusive use of any one guest parking space.” In this same paragraph it also states: “Vehicles improperly parked may be towed away at owners’ expense as provided for by Section 715.07, Florida Statutes (1979).” Note: Section 12.1 (h) (1) was a 1981 amendment to the Bylaws.

CVEDB.COM Update By CARYL BERNER The address for the Century Village website is: cvedb. com. In our modern days of technology, our website can communicate much information to our unit owners that have computers and/or have access to computers 24/7 and on a yearly basis. We all know the advantages of the computer age; and I’d like to tell you a bit about how our website can be helpful to the community. The website is available to give information for all three arms of Century Village:

COOCVE, Master Management and Bay Management. Master Management administers the website. We are striving to have all the information necessary for any potential unit owners, as well as current owners, to find what they need in order to enjoy living here; to this end, one can find the bus schedules, TV channel line-up, important numbers for Broward County, etc. Additionally, the Century Village documents are online as well as meetings, past and present, such as the Council of Area Chairs, the COOCVE

Executive Meetings, Master Management Meetings, etc. One of the major advantages of the website is the ability to communicate with a majority of unit owners as the need may arise. Not only are we capable of sending you email blasts but if you choose, we can also send text messages to your cell phone; this last feature is used only for major emergencies such as an imminent hurricane warning, water main break, etc. This is an optional service of the website; and if you choose to receive text messages, be sure to update

CVE CLUBHOUSE LIBRARY We welcome back our seasonal residents! In order to remain a "Friend" of the library, please remember to pay your $2.00 and you will be able to keep up with all the "new" books in the Reserve Section. There is still a need for volunteers! Do you have three hours a week to spare? Come in and join a great group. We welcome your donations to the Boutique. This has become a very popular division of our Library.

Question 4: My condo association pays its officers and directors a yearly salary. Is this legal? Answer 4: The Florida Statutes Section 718.112 state that the directors and officers cannot receive compensation for their services UNLESS the bylaws of that association specifically permit compensation to be paid. Question 5: Must I give a duplicate of my front door key to the condo board? Answer 5: Yes. See Sec. 12.1(l) of your condo bylaws: “The ASSOCIATION shall retain a pass key to all UNITS. Question 6: What are the percentages of affirmative votes needed to change our

your profile on the site to include your mobile phone number. As the administrator of this site, I welcome your concerns, suggestions and compliments. In fact, you can find a description of all Master Management Committees, as well as COOCVE Committees, so that you can address those responsible for your issue directly. You can access this information on the left-hand side of the home page under Compliments and Concerns. When you click on that heading, both MM and COOCVE will come up. I hope you find this section informative; this is the aim of the website – to make it easier and clearer to understand how Century Vil-

bylaws? Answer 6: Originally the percentages were 66% of the board and 75% of the unit owners. In 1981, the percentages were amended to be a majority of the board and a two-thirds affirmative vote of the all unit owners. Question 7: Can a resident use part of his unit as a business? Answer 7: No. Section 9.1 of the Declaration of Condominium states: “Each unit is hereby restricted to residential use as a single residence by the owner or owners thereof,..” This also applies to any guests or visitors to that unit. parnessc01@aol.com

lage East operates. Please familiarize yourself with all the information on the website. Many of the answers to your questions are there; and if not, get in touch with the appropriate committee. If you’re still not sure who to contact, please get in touch with me at: communication@cvedb.com and I will get you the answer or send it to the appropriate party. I encourage you to look through the entire site as there is much valuable information. Please remember that the website is an ongoing work in progress. We look forward to a full site index, as well as a true organizational chart of Century Village East.


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Consumer Interest

“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisals” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions… Dear Lori, I noticed your website, www. bcpa.net, has both Facebook and Twitter links on your homepage.  Is it new and open to the public?  Our homeowners association is always interested in current news and updates from your office. R.S., Oakland Park, FL.   In order to serve our diverse community, our office uses the popular online social networking sites:“Facebook” and “Twitter” to help keep you updated on important news. We use “Facebook” and “Twitter”

to inform Broward County residents about important property tax filing deadlines, proposed changes in the law, current BCPA news and our popular schedule of local community outreach events. You can now follow our office – it’s easy!  On Facebook, www.facebook.com, search for the “Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office” group and click the link to “Become a Friend,” or “friend” our office at www. facebook.com/propertyappraiser.   On Twitter you can

“follow” our office at,www. twitter.com/loriparrish and click the “Follow” button.  Also, if you are already a member of Facebook or tweet

on Twitter, you can access our page directly from our website, using the “links” located on the bottom of our home page, at www.bcpa.net.  It is our goal to bring our services and information directly to where you live and work.  You will find our friendly and informed BCPA staff assisting residents with filing for exemptions throughout Broward County.  For a complete listing of community outreach events, please visit our online “Outreach Calendar” at www.bcpa.net. You can also utilize our website to easily file for Home-

stead Exemption or download helpful forms without having to visit our office. If you would like more information about exemptions and our community outreach events, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our office directly at 954.357.6830. Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA   If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@bcpa. net or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.  (July 2012)

How Remodeling Contracts Affect Price By Daniel LONGIARU Determining the Right Price The most difficult part of a remodeling project for most people is the price. How much should a remodeling job cost? This is a simple question with a complicated answer. A remodeling project is very similar to a car or a home purchase in terms of determining the “right” price to pay. Like cars and homes, the sheer number of choices and variables in a remodeling project make a price comparison across different projects almost impossible. Still, there are practical ways to ferret out the answer to the age-old question of fair cost. Two Types of Remodeling Contracts The type of agreement governing a remodeling project can have a major impact on price. The two main categories of residential remodeling agreements are “fixed price contract” (FPC) and “time and materials” (T&M). The FPC agreement is the one most people usually expect to sign in a residential remodel. The contractor prepares a written contract that stipulates what work will be performed, when and how that performance will occur, and how much the client is agreeing to pay for that work. The T&M agreement, by contrast, involves stipulating the what, when and how of the work to be performed but not the cost. The contractor will usually provide his best guess of how much the client will have to pay for the work in the form of a written estimate but does not guarantee that the actual cost will be the same as the estimate. The contractor also stipulates a standard hourly rate or rates which will be charged for the labor expended in order to do the work.

What will actually be charged by the contractor depends on the cost of materials directly paid for by the contractor and the number of labor hours required to complete the job. Fixed Price Contracts In practice, an FPC agreement does not preclude a contractor from demanding more money than the contract price. If the work summarized in the contract is changed by the client, or how and when the work is performed is changed from the contract terms in ways not under the control of the contractor, then the contractor is entitled to negotiate an increase in the contract price if these changes increase his or her costs. If the contractor and client agree, the contractor prepares a written “change order” which states what changes to the contract were agreed to by both parties and how much they agreed those changes will cost. The client is not obligated to agree to a change order, but if he or she doesn’t, then the contractor can insist that the original contract be implemented as signed (if that is possible) or he may request that the contract be cancelled. Here’s an example: a client decides after an FPC is signed that she needs a much larger refrigerator than was stipulated in the kitchen design. This requires that the layout of the kitchen cabinets be changed after they were already purchased and installed. Clearly the contractor should not have to absorb the added expense resulting from the client’s decision. So the contractor prepares a change order listing the change in the contract of a larger refrigerator, a breakdown of all the added costs this change would cause and the payment terms of this added cost. Once the contractor and

client sign the change order it is now considered a binding agreement on both parties. Admittedly, this example is unusually clear-cut. Far more typical are murkier situations in which the contractor discovers a condition or problem once work on the project has commenced which significantly impacts his or her costs. Here the increase is not caused by any action of the client’s. Does the client have to pay in this instance? The client might very well refuse on the assumption that the contractor should have foreseen the problem before the contract was signed so that the client could have had the opportunity to decline the bid. However, the client’s refusal would almost certainly cause the contractor to suspend work until the dispute is resolved. Because of the problems created by a suspended remodeling project, the client has great incentive to accept either a modified or cancelled contract. Time and Materials Contracts The most glaring pitfall of the T&M agreement is obvious: the client is not given a firm price with which to decide whether or not to accept the bid. However that doesn’t mean this type of agreement should never be considered by a client. This type is best suited where there are too many uncertainties to allow a contractor to provide a firm price. In such a situation the client would be hard-pressed to find any contractor willing to bid the job with an FPC agreement. Let us imagine a home where a flood has damaged a sheet rock interior wall. The contractor is uncertain whether the wooden studs behind the sheet rock were also damaged by the flood. The only way to definitely ascertain their con-

dition is by removing all the sheet rock which would be too costly for the contractor to undertake at his own expense. So the contractor proposes to repair the flood damage through a T&M agreement. He or she provides a firm price for the removal and replacement of the sheet rock (which is clearly required regardless of the condition of the studs). The agreement also states that if some or all of the studs need to be replaced after the sheet rock is removed, the project cost will increase by the lumber cost and number of hours required, to replace the studs multiplied by a fixed hourly rate for that work. A T&M agreement should always be explicit about the billing and payment method. Regular billing and prompt payment are the keys to a successful T&M project. In this way, neither party to the agreement will go too far out on a financial limb due to the “unknowns” of the project. This frequent, quick and regular billing process insures that the project’s cost is frequently reviewed by both parties and that any issues with that cost are promptly communicated and, hopefully resolved. If serious issues of cost and payment do crop up under a T&M agreement managed in this way, then work should be suspended while they are resolved. Comparing The Two Contract Types: Not So Different After All Just as a fixed price contract is not an iron-clad guarantee that the project price tag won’t increase, the time and materials agreement does not automatically mean the final project price will have no relationship to the original estimate. The more experienced, reliable and skilled the contractor, the more reliable

the bid price will be regardless of which agreement type is used. The T&M estimate should NEVER be used in a price comparison with other bids since that price will very likely not be the amount the client will eventually pay. It should also be kept in mind that contractors often include some financial room for the unexpected even in projects where all material and labor costs are known up front. Thus, the FPC agreement price usually has some cost built-in for unforeseen problems that have a nasty habit of appearing at almost every job site. Remodeling is akin to putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Once all of the King’s Horses and Men have failed to successfully “remodel” him, those who submit bids to the King for that work must make educated guesses about how Humpty was originally constructed since they were not the ones who built him in the first place. Thus they would be fools if they didn’t include some cushion for unexpected expenses regardless of whether they planned to offer an FPC or a T&M contract. After all, there are the King’s dungeons and headsmen to be considered.

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Traveling Office Hours At the Century Village Clubhouse   

An assistant from the Congressional Office and State Senators Office will be available to meet with you the last Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Recreation Committee Office - Ground Floor of the Clubhouse

  If you need any assistance with Medicare, Social Security, immigration or any other federal or state related issue please visit the Clubhouse traveling office.    Please feel free to contact Congressman Deutch’s Broward Director, Theresa Brier at (954) 935-5378 with any questions or concerns.

TO APPLY FOR A TAX-SAVING HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, YOU MUST HAVE COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: FOR ALL APPLICANTS: • Florida Drivers License OR Florida I.D. Card; AND • Broward Voter Registration OR a Declaration of Domicile; AND • Social Security numbers of ALL owners. FOR RESIDENT ALIENS: • Permanent Resident “Green Card,” or proof of asylum, or INS I-485 letter showing that application to convert to permanent resident status is complete.

WE’RE COMING TO CENTURY VILLAGE IN DEERFIELD BEACH! ADDITIONAL TAX EXEMPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE: WIDOW/ WIDOWER EXEMPTION: Bring copy of spouse’s death certificate, newspaper obituary, or memorial card. DISABILITY/VETERAN’S DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Ask us about the filing requirements for these exemptions. SENIOR’S ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION: Requires at least one owner be 65 as of January 1, 2012 and the total household adjusted gross income not exceed $26,203. (call for info on required documents) NOTE: HUSBAND OR WIFE MAY FILE ON BEHALF OF BOTH. 2012 HOMESTEAD FILING SCHEDULE

Century Village Main Clubhouse GP Room N When: First Thursday of each month 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at

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My Presence in the Village By MARTY POPELSKY, Vice Mayor/ Commissioner District 3 In September, the City Commission finalizes the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This year has been challenging, but the City has prepared a fair budget, keeping the millage rate the same as last year. Mayor Noland has more in her article, this month, on the proposed budget. I wanted to remind you about the public hearings for the budget, which will be held on September 4 and 18. NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS The City of Deerfield Beach has recently been notified that it was awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency

By SHERIFF AL LAMBERTI

Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a fall injury prevention program. The grant provides 100% funding in the amount of $28,800. In an effort to maximize the benefits of the program, an analysis of available data was conducted to determine the best target group to receive the training. This analysis demonstrated that residents in Century Village have a high rate of fall injuries and thus would benefit the most from the program. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services is now developing course materials and brochures for

distribution in Century Village. In the near future, free courses will be offered to residents to help reduce the risk for falls. The entire program

will thereafter be refined and taught in other areas of the city. Thank you to Fire Chief Chad Brocato for his help in acquiring this grant for our senior citizens. SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Open Government Public Safety Day Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fire Station 102 / Mitigation Operations Center (MOC), 1441 FAU Research Park Blvd. (SW 11th Way). Bring the entire family to this community event with a focus on public safety, held at the City’s state-of-the-art MOC/Fire Station 102. Get an inside look at City operations

and meet the elected officials and employees who serve the City. For more information, call 954-480-4477. Regards and Good Health, Commissioner Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner Remember that I am your only full-time Commissioner. I am always here to assist you in any way I can. Call me anytime, and I will be glad to help you resolve your problems. City Hall Office 954-4804218 City Assistant Phone 954480-4263 Email: web.commission@ Deerfield-Beach.com

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Bullying is Preventable As the 2012-2013 school year begins, it is important for parents to be aware of the Broward County School District’s strict Anti-Bullying Policy. The policy prohibits bullying of, or by any district student or employee. Since knowledge is power, it is vital that parents become familiar with the policy, which is sent home with every Broward County student the first week of school, for parental and student review. Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending him or herself. Usually, bullying is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms such as physical,

verbal, emotional and cyberbullying. There are signs you can look for to know if your child is being bullied: torn clothes loss of appetite mood changes reluctance to go to school bruises or injuries that can’t be explained If you suspect your child is being bullied, it is important to talk with your child, be supportive and gather information about the bullying. All suspected bullying should be reported to your child’s school. You can also make an anonymous report by calling the district’s emergency hotline at 754.321.0911 or by visiting www.browardschools.com. Face-to-face bullying isn’t the only way children can be victimized. Many children and young adults are us-

ing their computers and cell phones to send or post texts or images intended to hurt or embarrass their classmates. This includes sending mean, vulgar or threatening messages and images, posting sensitive or private information about another person or pretending to be someone else

in order to make that person look bad. Children and teens can cyber-bully each other through emails, instant messaging, text messages, web pages, blogs or chat rooms. If your child is a victim of such bullying: encourage your child not to respond to cyber-bullying do not erase the messages or pictures (save these as evidence) try to identify the individual doing the cyber-bullying consider filing a complaint with your service provider to block the sender contact your child’s school contact law enforcement if cyber-bullying involves acts such as threats of violence, extortion, obscene or harassing phone calls or text messages, stalking, hate crimes or child pornography

I encourage all parents to talk to their children about what it means to hurt another person physically or verbally. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is working with the Broward County School Board on an educational curriculum called ThinkB4UPost to be launched during Red Ribbon Week in October. This is a direct message from school officials and law enforcement to children and young adults about the consequences of cyber-bullying. For more information about ways to prevent and identify bullying, please visit www.sheriff.org/antibullying. With the help and guidance of law enforcement, parents, caregivers and teachers, I am confident we can put an end to bullying!

Ducks Run AMUCK! We have been asked by a resident, “Is it OK to feed the ducks?” NO! Feeding ducks causes them to lose their fear of humans; they become accustomed to being fed by residents and will approach people, sometimes becoming aggressive. There have been reported instances of residents being attacked by aggressive ducks, some of which are quite large. In addition, feeding them interferes with their natural diet and encourages them to remain in the area and continue to be a nuisance. The end result is that they swim and poop in the pools and make a mess everywhere. Duck feces is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone; particularly those who enjoy the pool facilities, as the pool area has to be closed, cleaned and the pool treated for feces. Remember – food in, equals something unpleasant out!


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The Art of the Olympics By SHELLY BASKIN

Tears: tears of joy, tears of elation, tears of success, and, tears of defeat. We probably joined the millions of Americans from around the world who watched the recent broadcasting of the Olympics. How wonderful! How spectacular! How entertaining! It’s once every four years for the summer games. One could write forever on the Olympians, their countries, their accomplishments, and the obstacles that were

overcome. I liked the back stories concerning many of the athletes and their coaches. For example, the first black, female American gymnast who at only sixteen years of age won the “women’s all-around.” The story is that two years earlier she searched out the Chinese coach who mentored a former champion Olympian to victory. He coached in Iowa and told “Gabbie” that she had to find a family that would take her in for a lengthy period of

time. She did. And the rest is history. “Gabbie” Douglas, through many close encounters and near misses, and competing on the highest level, made it as the whole world watched in amazement; the floor exercise, the uneven bars; the vault; and the four inch wide balance beam. It takes tremendous skill to beat out gymnasts from other countries who have been training since age three for these same exercises. It certainly was a thrill to see our American young ladies win gold for the team all-around. Swimming was also very popular. We observed a fifteen year old, Missy Franklin, capture gold after gold and Becca Soni, Allison Schmidt, and others bring home the top awards. For the men, the world watched as Michael Phelps won his twenty-second medal and set all kinds of world and Olympic records. This will be his last Olympic appearance at age 27. And this is as it should be. Make room for the next generation

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of athletes. These warriors have been on the stage for many years, first becoming interested in a sport, then training, practicing, giving up a part of their life’s younger activities, and foregoing much of a preteen and teenager’s youth. All of this to pursue their dream. To them this is what life is all about. To take an interest and to be the best they can be. There are so many sports and events that I can’t even try to mention them all. The popular ones and the coming of age of others give us all a thrill that we might not realize if not for the televised Olympics. Winning or losing, by a thousandth of a second after years of training would be a catastrophe to most. But the Olympians come back for more, firmly hopeful that “Maybe this will be my year.” It is the hope that carries them through. Tennis, archery, rifle, horseback riding and jumps. Basketball, swimming, diving from all heights, and track. Sailing, soccer, hand-

ball, decathlon, and fencing. And this year I was able to see more attention paid to crew or rowing, volleyball, and beach volleyball among many other sports. Each event received their medals and recognition. Each country was represented, those that are familiar and those we never heard of. However, each showed respect, courtesy, and pride to be a representative. We only have to wait two more years for the winter games. One thought kept re-occurring to me as I became more enamored with the events each day. If the people in all these countries, representing the world, seem friendly, peaceful, well meaning, and have the spirit of good feelings and good sportsmanship to others, then why can’t the leaders of these countries who wish to be belligerent or terroristic to their people and others, why should they not meet on the field of honor and “fight” it out among themselves?


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Reflections By ANNE SUMPER WEINSTEIN

I have always been interested in metaphysics which is, according to Webster, “a division of philosophy which is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality.” When I was eleven, I got hold of a book called The Search for Bridey Murphy which I read with great enthusiasm. It told the story of a housewife from Ohio who, while under hypnosis, recalled another lifetime spent in Ireland as Bridey Murphy, a simple farm girl. The concept of reincarnation made perfect sense to me; and as I grew older, my search-

ing led to the life of Edgar Cayce, who never wrote any books but, while in a trance state, was able to diagnose heretofore untreatable conditions and save many lives. As his work and influence progressed, these “readings” as they were called, began to evolve into “life readings” which gave the sitter insight into other lifetimes and how they influence the present. Guidance was always given as to how one could improve one’s lot in this lifetime. Eventually, over 14,000 readings were documented and contained in the library at the Association for Research and Enlightenment located in

Virginia Beach. Further explorations led me to the religion and philosophy of Spiritualism which officially began in 1848 in the town of Hydesville in upper New York State. Two sisters, Margaret and Katie Fox, were playing in their cottage when they heard rapping sounds; this went on for quite some time. Eventually, the sisters invented a code – one rap for A, two for B and so forth. When the rapping sounds came back in their code, it was discovered that there was a body buried on the property and overnight, Spiritualism was born. The sisters traveled all over the country and England as well, demonstrating communication with the spirit world. Unfortunately, they faked some of their demonstrations, giving Spiritualism

Why I Hate Horses By JERRY WOLF When I was a little boy growing up in New Jersey, the milkmen left their products at the front doors of customers taken from white wagons pulled by strong horses. One day I noticed a big man who pushed up the oat bag upon the horse’s muzzle and asked him why he did it. He answered, “The horse can’t eat to the bottom and I help him get to the oats.” The next day I tried to do the good deed and the horse kicked me on the shin. Later I saw the big man and told him my story and he replied, “You must have pushed too hard and interfered with his respiration.” About two years later I

went to a summer camp that offered horseback lessons. All the riders were long legged adolescents and I was very little but mounted the beast anyway. I guess the man in charge of the barn was too lazy to shorten the stirrups so I bounced around on the wide saddle and irritated and bruised the inside of my legs. After World War II I was stationed in Munich, Germany. Our squadron had a rest camp about fifty miles away at Garmisch-Partenkirken at a luxurious hotel which had been the home away from home for big-shot Nazis. It was all snowed in so we learned to ski and ice skate. One night the sergeant thought it would be nice to have a midnight horseback ride with my fellows under

the full moon. I was last in the group but my horse kept trying to return to the barn. This miserable creature kept turning his head away from the others, but I had seen Tom Mix movies and hauled back with the reins. He still fought me and I yanked him straight. Then this equine stinker tried to roll over me. I let him go his way and trudged back, in the cold night, to the comfort of the hotel. That cured me and I never rode again. However, the curse of the steed followed me all the way to my second home, Costa Rica. Every year around Christmas the custom is to have a Tope (pronounced Topay) showing rich people mounted on thoroughbred steeds called Palmares. Hun-

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a “bad rap” so to speak! There were, however, many mediums that were perfectly legitimate and provided legitimate demonstrations. Spiritualism caught on big time in England, and there is a very famous school for the development of one’s psychic abilities called the Arthur Findlay College of Mediumship in Stansted Hall. Somewhere along the road, I became very interested in the writings of Jane Roberts who, while in a trance, channeled an entity named Seth. The Seth material is now part of the permanent collection at Yale University. Seth books, such as The Nature of Personal Reality, give comprehensive explanations of how we create our own reality. Sort of gives one a whole different perspective on life! dreds of men and women show off their mounts and some of them have their horse tiptoe, march and do tricks for the inevitable television cameras. Try to imagine the stink of horse manure and urine, a by-product of this never ending parade. My wife and I were trapped on the wrong side

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Delving into the “higher side of life” can be very rewarding in the creation of one’s own personal reality. It gives one new insights into why we have the families and other relationships that we do. Such understanding may not always change things but it sure can provide peace and comfort for us. I personally have met many folks here in the Village who have very difficult relationships with children, siblings and other family members; the pain and sadness associated with these relationships permeates their entire existence. I can attest to the fact that by looking deeper into one’s life, one can gain insight, wisdom and comfort and grow spiritually. And that is what this journey is all about. of the street while the throng trotted by. Finally Hilda said, “A mount slipped and there’s a vacancy, maybe we can get on the other side.” She made it easily, but – you guessed it – I slipped on a horse bun and fell on top of another one. I hate horses!

Free Air Force Band Concert Reserve Generation Friday,September 21st 7-9 PM On Deerfield Beach ( Main Beach Parking Lot ) Contact: T.J. Eagen 954-592-3150

On Friday September 21, one of the most exciting of the Air Force bands will be visiting Deerfield Beach. Reserve Generation is a six piece Rock Band. Every year they perform all over the world, featuring a dynamic mix of contemporary adult songs, rhythm and blues, jazz, and country. They are all active duty professional Air Force musicians and have a reputation for electrifying, crowd pleasing performances. We are lucky to have them stop here in Deerfield Beach, They are tremendous role models and an ALL AMERICAN BAND we should all support. Sponsored by The City of Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee

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leaving the theatre on one Saturday in June heading for the walkway to the elevator when the other theatre door opened. An elderly man came running out of it and bumped into her and knocked her down. He was rushing to make sure that he would get the bus to take him home. He said he was sorry, but continued running to get the bus. He did not have the courtesy to stop and check if she was badly hurt. The net result of all this was

an ambulance ride to North Broward Hospital. She ended up in ICU then had surgery. She suffered a broken femur bone and had to have a metal rod inserted in her knee. The hospital stay was 7 days and then she was sent to a rehab for three weeks. Of course, she was and still is receiving painful therapy. After all this time she is still ailing and hasn’t been able to return to her normal way of life. It is so disillusioning to

realize the thoughtlessness of one human being to another, especially when it is another older person who should realize he should be more considerate of his contemporaries. The only good news in this article is that he obviously made his bus. That was good because he didn’t lose a half hour waiting for the next one to come. Please, please, be careful. Most of us are breakable at this stage of our lives.

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cream and stood about eight inches high. It came with a choice of three side cars (their expression for the “goop” you put on it). Getting back to the ice cream, as I said it was strawberry, it had big chunks of fresh berries in it, a pile of whipped cream on top, of course with a cherry and they also added a little bitty American flag on a stick. My three side cars were marshmallow, butterscotch syrup and peaches. The peaches were cooked and in their own sauce. Two of our people shared one called Fudge-ana, served in a huge goblet. It was stuffed with vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge sauce and chopped nuts and

of course, whipped cream. One had Fudge in a Bucket which comes with two side cars. The other had chocolate peanut butter ice cream with chocolate scrapings all over it, and all of course with the whipped cream and decorations. When you sit down they keep bringing out a bowl of popcorn and refilling it whenever it empties. I couldn’t believe that I was actually able to sleep last night with all that sugar in me. Try it you’ll like it and it is an interesting experience like no other around here. If you are someone (like me) who can take ice cream or leave it, try Jaxsons and just enjoy the “goop” that goes on top.

By HELENE WAYNE Just a few words today to tell about an avoidable problem: This is about my friend who is normally a very active, busy woman. All this in spite of a walking problem that she has that requires her using a cane. As we all know, the design-

er of our Clubhouse took into consideration the fact that this was to be a senior citizen complex. Therefore, one of the things that he did was to include a sloped walkway from the theatre entrance to the elevator floor. This was to accommodate those folks who cannot do staircases. This friend of mine was

hours perusing the walls if you want to see everything they have on display. There are pictures of presidents, of scenery and such. There are probably 100 old interesting license plates dating back to the 1930’s. I could go on and on about all the shelves with antique items on them. All the servers wear red and white striped outfits with hats to match. In fact all the open spaces are also red and white striped. It is very festive looking. Those that have dinner

there say the food is great. But I can get food in restaurants around here, but can’t match Jaxsons offerings of ice cream concoctions. We were five people last night and each one ordered something different. When we first arrived we admired a banana split that was so large (and beautiful) that three people were eating it. They all seemed very happy and satisfied. I ordered a “smaller” thing, you should excuse the expression. It was strawberry ice

“Indi” got his name! When Bill came into my hospital room he had a big smile across his face, overjoyed with his surprise gift to me. Nevertheless, I did not share his enthusiasm. I said, “I’m not keeping this tiger here. It’s almost as big as I am! With the size of these hospital beds, it’s either going to be the tiger or me sleeping

here. Take it back to Century Village and keep it on our new king-sized bed mattress. You can hug it till I return home to you.” He left feeling unappreciated, poor guy. Bill and I always admired tigers: the beauty of their coat and faces, and grace in their body movements. In New York, Bill made two large ceramic

tigers, which are now kept under our living room cocktail table. Tiger pictures also adorn our Florida room, along with the numerous beautiful model ships Bill made, and placed on shelves in our back room. That room is also home to my adorable parakeet birds: yellow with green “Samson” and blue colored “Delilah.” They play, sing and

kiss a lot in the daytime and sleep quietly all night long, my pets, my love-birds. But, at night “Indi” is my bed companion. Since Bill is gone, “Indi” gets all the hugs. When I accidentally toss “Indi” off the bed in my sleep, he never complains. Thanks, Bill for your gifts to me. I love them all.

My Journey Home

purse was in sight. It just disappeared. Finally she offered me carfare to get home. All my grocery money and my keys were in my purse. I was sitting on the steps of my third floor apartment when my husband arrived. We managed to get by for the next few days. After three weeks I was called into my

office and presented with a package. To my surprise, as I excitedly opened the package, I found my lost purse. A letter accompanied the package. It was from Mr. Meehan. He wrote that because of the inclement weather he hadn’t used his car for a few weeks. The other day as he cleaned it, to his surprise, he found my

purse stuck in the bumper of his car. In the purse he found my office address. As I looked inside my purse, it was just as I left it, money and all. I wrote him a lovely thank you letter and thirty-five cents in stamps to pay for the postage. My husband and I had a lovely dinner that night.

By HELENE WAYNE Let’s talk about ice cream. Once a year we travel to get the real Mc Coy. On Federal highway in Dania there is an ice cream parlor/restaurant called Jaxsons and just walking in the door is an experience in itself. The chairs are of the ice cream parlor variety. They are metal and have openwork backs. The tables are long, similar to picnic tables and can accommodate about 20 people. You really have to spend

“Indi” My Nighttime Bed Companion By MIMI LOURENSO

During one of my many stays, for a few days, at a nearby Florida hospital, my dear husband, Bill Lourenso (now deceased) brought me a huge stuffed animal gift. It was a beautiful white and black striped tiger with a small tag that said “Made in Indonesia.” That is how

By FREDA NILOFF It was a very windy day. While waiting to take the train home from work, the wind blew my purse out of my hands. I looked all around,

but no purse. I was upset as I had just returned from my honeymoon and wanted to show my husband that I could cook a good meal. A lovely lady saw my dilemma and helped me look, but no

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FREE Lectures & Events

NEW! FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS EVERY MONTH-AT CENTURY VILLAGE!

The First Tuesday of the month is FREE Health Screening and Healthy Talk Day! Broward Health North is bringing you a FREE cholesterol/sugar screening to the first 55 people who register on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00am in GP-N. (You must fast from midnight on). The health screenings will start at 9:00am and be followed by an interesting health presentation from one of our experts at 10 am. Tuesday, September 4 from 9-11 am.

IMAGINE HIP REPLACEMENT WITH A FAST RECOVERY AND NO MUSCLES CUT!

Find out more about Anterior Hip Replacement using state-of-the-art technology. It’s less invasive, features a quicker recovery and helps get you back to being you again. The BHN Joint Replacement Center features all private rooms & bathrooms, family centered patient education and group therapy. Tuesday, September 11 6-7pm presented by Dr. Bruce Janke, Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Director BHN Joint Replacement Center BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask) ABOUT YOUR PROSTATE!

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men. Join our medical experts for plain talk and straight facts on prostate cancer prevention, early diagnosis and advances in treatment options. Lecture Wednesday, September 26 6-7pm presented by Dr. Christopher Hollowell, Urologist. BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954-7597400 to reserve your space

FREE PROSTATE SCREENING – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Thursday September 27. BHN COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER (south side of hospital). 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Call the Health Line at 954-759-7400 to make an appointment

Support Groups for the Community

ALZHEIMER'S & RELATED DEMENTIA FOR MORE INFO: 954.786.7392 Support group for SPOUSES and/or ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's or related dementia – Every Tuesday from 10:30 - Noon in Neuro Resource Center Every Friday from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center Support group for ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center DAY C.A.P.- Helps caregivers deal with special concerns of caring for a dependant loved one. Takes place over 4 consecutive days, four hours per day NIGHT C.A.P. – Same as DAY C.A.P. but held two evenings a week for two consecutive weeks from 6-9pm for adult children or working caregivers

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.7333 Support group for STROKE SURVIVORS and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Thursday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. followed by rehabilitative exercises from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2305 Support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Tuesday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. support group and exercises in the Neuro Resource Center

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

When you need emergency care, day or night, it’s comforting to know that there’s a world-class emergency room close by. Our experienced staff is specially trained for all types of emergencies. What makes our emergency department different? • 100% of our ER physicians are board certified in emergency medicine • Our nurses are trauma-trained and nationally certified (TNCC) • ‘Fast Track’ provides a quick turnaround for non-critical patients • We are your Comprehensive Primary Stroke Center-ranking in the Top 5% of the Nation • Adult Level II Trauma Centerfeaturing state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment • Chest Pain Emergency Unit

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2400 3rd Tuesday of each month 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the NBMC Conference Center

• Pediatrician in-house daily from 4pm-midnight for your little ones

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

• Patient satisfaction scores exceed national average

Spanish Speaking Women’s Cancer Group

1st Monday of every month Neuro Resource Center—off main lobby 6 p.m. Please rsvp to Patty Gonzalez 754-366-6219

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 1st Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson – 954.786.5127

MEDITATION & RELAXATION GROUP Last Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson - 954.786.5127

Medical emergencies are scary to think about, but they do happen. So, it’s good to know that Broward Health North’s Emergency Department is right here in your neighborhood.

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Living with diabetes just got easier with a $0 monthly plan premium Humana Medicare plan.

The Humana Gold Plus® (HMO-SNP) plan is designed specifically for people with diabetes. The plan can save you money on your prescription drug costs, save you money on your diabetic supplies, and provide you with a fitness program to help you reduce the effects of diabetes. You get the same comprehensive coverage of other Humana Medicare Advantage plans – plus extra tools and resources you need to manage your diabetes: • $0 copayment for insulin including: Humalog, Humulin, Lantus, Levemir, Novolin, NovoLog and more than 10 other diabetes-related drugs. These prescriptions are covered even through the coverage gap. • $0 copayment for diabetes monitoring supplies – including test strips. • $0 copayment for diabetic meter like Accu-Chek® or OneTouch®.

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A coordinated care plan with a Medicare Advantage contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Applies to plan(s): H1019-032, 059, H1036-121, 130, 156, 160. *Delivered by Humana’s exclusive PrescribIT program, which allows you to receive up to 90 days of prescriptions and supplies. Y0040_ GHHH8FJHH File & Use 03102012

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Phyllis’ kitchen By PHYLLIS PISTOLIS

QUICK & EASY LEMON PIE 1 8 oz. carton cool whip 1 can Eagle brand milk ½ cup lemon juice 1 graham cracker crust Hand mix cool whip, Eagle brand milk and lemon juice in large bowl. When smooth and creamy, pour into crust. Chill in refrigerator for two hours before serving. AVOCADO DIP 2 chopped avocados 1 chopped tomato ½ red onion chopped Salt and pepper ½ lime (juice) Chopped cilantro Mix all together. Great with tortilla chips or crackers SPAGHETTI SALAD 1 lb. boiled, cold spaghetti ½ bottle Italian dressing ½ jar salad supreme 1 small chopped onion 1 small chopped green pepper 1 chopped tomato Feta cheese (crumbled) and chopped Kalamata olives Mix all together. Serve hot or cold

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Bereavement Group Celebration  

Text and Photo By JULES KESSELMAN

Text by ARLENE ROTH Photo by LORI BENOIT The COOCVE Civic and Cultural Committee held a trip to the new Marlins Park for a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, August 15. The trip was sold out and over 50 people attended a fun-filled afternoon. Our home team won after scoring nine runs to the Phillies two, so it was a very exciting game.

  The CVE Bereavement Group sponsored by Vitas Hospice Care, celebrated July 4th with a bagel breakfast. Each member brought something to contribute to our celebration of our nation’s birth. This Bereavement Group led by Laura Durant, is different than any other group of this kind. It deals with life’s changes that can bring both op-

portunities and turmoil.  Making a successful transition can help one cope with the stress and even new opportunities after the loss of a loved one. The group meets every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon in Room G of the Clubhouse. For further information, please contact Laura Durant, LCSW, ACHP, ACSW at 954-494-4940.

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A Birthday Celebration Text by JUDY OLMSTEAD Photo by LORI BENOIT On Sunday, June 17, 2012, Betty Schwartz, Assistant Editor of the Reporter, and Volunteer at the CVE Library and Broward Health North Medical Center, celebrated her 90th birthday, in style, with a dinner for friends and family at Brooks Restaurant in Deerfield Beach. More than 70 people were in attendance, including family from as far away as Reno, Nevada, Canada and St. Paul, Minnesota as well as friends she has made in the Village and as a result of her many interests outside of the Village. The event started at 5 p.m. with a cocktail party where a musician entertained and hors d’oeuvres and cocktails were served. Guests had a choice of three entrees: medallions of beef, salmon or chicken. Salad, side dishes and dessert were also served. The evening ended with a birthday cake and a heartfelt speech from Betty

The CVE Bereavement Group July 4th celebration.

Notice

Resident’s Green Vehicle Stickers No Longer Recognized

and her son. Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed Betty’s birthday celebration!

National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 21, 2012 Observed on the third Friday in September, it honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

The Village’s new Entrance Gate Security System is up and running. Bar code readers have been installed on the security gates on both East and West Drive entrances, and residents with bar codes may now enter any of the three (3) entrances without checking with security. Both East and West Drive entrances have also been equipped to allow entrance by non-residents to reduce the vehicle load on the main gate entrance (Hillsboro Blvd.). Beginning on Monday, July 2, 2012 the use of the green vehicle window stickers will be discontinued. Residents without a bar code will be stopped by Security and asked to show their Resident I.D. Card at

each of the three (3) entrances. The new Security System recognizes resident’s bar code, identifies the resident in the resident database, records the date and time of entry, and photographs the vehicles license tag while comparing the information collected with the information on file. The old green sticker does not provide this functionality and security has no way of knowing if the vehicle bearing the sticker has been sold to a non-resident, or even who the vehicle belongs to. Residents are encouraged to purchase a bar code sticker for each of their vehicles to expedite entry through any of our three (3) entrances.


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Rhodiola for Graceful Aging! By ELLEN KAMHI PHD, RN/ The Natural Nurse® As an ethnobotanist, I regularly lead tours to indigenous areas to interact with local shamans and herbalists. These tours include going to New York’s China Town, as well as the Island of Jamaica. I was recently giving an EcoTour for Cures at New York’s Botanical Gardens, and met, face to face, for the first time, a Rhodiola plant!! Since these are native to other areas of the world, such as Siberia, it is a rare treat to see one growing. Rhodiala is becoming a popular herbal intervention for graceful aging. I believe that graceful aging is a much better term than anti-aging. Herbs that are known as adaptogens are excellent for supporting graceful aging. Adaptogens support the body’s ability to adapt to the negative effects caused by physical and emotional stress. In fact, rhodiola is one of the top adaptogens on the herbal market today. This herb has enjoyed favor in the areas of the world where it grows,

including Russia, Serbia and China. Many folkloric traditions hail rhodiola, saying, “Those who drink rhodiola tea regularly will live more than 100 years.” Modern popularity is further driven by scientific research highlighting a long list of health benefits from taking rhodiola, such as supporting stress tolerance (adaptogenic), fighting fatigue, maintaining emotional balance, enhancing mental and physical performance, promoting male sexual function, supporting cardiovascular health, maintaining healthy resistance to infection and other benefits. Rhodiola has been the subject of research which has confirmed its effectiveness and safety in many of the applications listed above. Although there are various constituents in rhodiola which may be active, the most recent research suggests very strongly that the compound rosavin is the most important constituent accounting for the herb’s

main benefits. A scientific review of the research reveals that a range between 2.5-3.5mg of rosavin twice per day is an appropriate intake for providing many of rhodiola’s benefits. This doesn’t mean that rosavin is the only beneficial component of rhodiol, however, evidence suggests it is the most critical and active. In the July edition of HerbalGram, there is a report entitled “European Medicines Agency Publishes 7 New Final Community Monographs for Herbs.” This report is significant because the London-based

European Medicines Agency (EMA) is developing official herbal monographs and has completed 96 monographs so far in this ongoing project. Rhodiola is among the newest herbs to have been listed as having an official monograph, which was published May 29, 2012. The EMA is charged with the evaluation of both herbal and conventional medicines used in the European Union. The recently released Rhodiola monograph states this herb is a “traditional herbal medicinal product for temporary relief of symptoms of stress, such as fatigue and sensation of weakness.” It is not recommended for children under 18 or pregnant or nursing women, since there is insufficient safety data. In the US, Rhodiola is experiencing growth, as more people are seeking ways to decrease the effects of a stressful lifestyle, but as scientific discovery expands its uses for graceful aging support is growing.

Athletic Schedule Century Village East

June 01st thru October 31st 2012 Health Club All Levels 8:00 9:00 9:15 9:45 10:35 10:45 12:00 1:00 1:15 1:45 2:00 3:15

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

(Cristina)

(Debbie)

(Cristina)

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Low Impact

Body Toning & Weights (Gale)

Easy Stretch (Gale) Low Impact Aerobics (Elen)

Line Dance

(Mitzy)

Senior Fitness &Weights

Relax with Yoga (Janet O)

12:00 Indoor

(Debbie)

Easy Stretch

Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie)

Zumba (Fabio)

(Debbie)

Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie)

Zumba (Fabio)

Senior Fitness &Weights (Debbie)

Low Impact Aerobics

Relax with Yoga (Janet O)

Low Impact Aerobics (Cleide)

Line Dance (Mitzy)

Chair Stretch

Low Impact Aerobics

Saturday

Body Toning & Weights

Body Toning & Weights

Easy Stretch

Pilates

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Low Impact Aerobics (Nancy)

Zumba

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Yoga Stretch (Dottie)

(Fabio)

Senior Fitness &Weights (Cleide)

(Gale)

Balance (Gale)

Tai-Chi Chair Yoga

(Terry)

(Janet O)

Zumba

Chair Yoga (Janet O)

Yoga Stretch

(Marina)

(Dottie)

Party Room All Levels

9:00

9:15 Outdoor

Low Impact Aerobics

Body Toning & Weights

(Gale)

4:30 5:30

Low Impact Aerobics

Pilates (Gale)

Aquacise (Sandy)

Arthritic Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

*Schedule is subject to change

Aquacise (Gale)

Aquatic Schedule All Levels Aquacise (Blanca)

Arthritic Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

Aquacise (Sandy)

Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

Arthritic Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

Aquacise (Blanca)

A great Rhodiola is Nature’s Answer Rhodiola Liquid Extract, which is an easy to absorb alcohol free herbal extract. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, Facebook The Natural Nurse® , www.naturalnurse.com, author of The Natural Medicine Chest , and Arthritis The Alternative Medicine Guide is a medical school instructor, radio host, and offers private consults on how to use natural therapies. She answers consumer questions at www.naturesanswer.com

Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER Big Bellies and Dementia For 36 years, scientists studied more than 6,500 members of the Kaiser Permanente of Northern California Health Plan. The researchers measured each person’s sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD); that’s the distance from your back to the front of your belly. People who were overweight and had a big belly were 2.3 times more likely to get dementia than those with normal weight and a smaller belly. Those who had a big belly, and were obese when they started in the study, were 3.6 times at risk for dementia. Overweight people who didn’t have a big belly were 1.8 times more likely to be diagnosed with dementia. This study should serve as a wake-up call to people who fit the above descriptions. Move your body more, even if you walk at least two hours a week. Eat smaller portions beginning with a healthy breakfast and introduce more fruits and veggies into your dietary regimen. Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary products. Chuck the soda pop. Another factor which is often overlooked – adding high-fiber foods to your diet, including wheat bran and other whole grains, prunes or figs, beans and at least six to eight glasses of water will prevent constipation, keeping your intestinal tract free of sludge. A high-fiber diet requires plenty of water, otherwise it can constipate.


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Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members, call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720. For action plans for 2012 campaign, also call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720 AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. September to May. For information, call Norma at 954428-2386 or 954-571-8673. AMIT Children, Golda Meir Chapter of Deerfield Beach For information, call Ruth Berkovils at 954428-5788. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November through April) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Clubhouse Room GPA. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our website at http:// artclubofcve.site.voila.fr/. Artists and non-artists are welcome. For information, call Barbara Nathan Marcus, President (November through April), at 954-5968812. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-428-9381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. Bereavement Group Meet and gain support and understanding from others who have experienced loss of a loved one. Learn tools to cope with the grief experience, healing and live life again. The group meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in GP-G. For information, call Laura Durant, LCSW, 954-777-5300, ext. 3041. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information, contact Dave Polak at 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in General Purpose Room E. Study the old and new testaments. All are welcome. For further information, call Cora Woodman, 954-421-2789 or Marion Rosenthal, 561-865-1128.

Canadian Club of CVE This club was founded in 1976 as a social club for snowbirds. Many interesting activities, e.g. excursions, theatre outings, entertainment and lectures are planned for the members. Long-lasting friendships are a side benefit. Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. For additional information, check the website at www. canadianclubcve.com, Channel 99 or telephone Ala Gamulka at 954-482-0640.

CVE Fishing Club Salt and fresh water fishing. For more information, call Lucky Mel at 954-684-6881.

Catholic Social Club For information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266.

CVE Interfaith Prayer Hotline: 954571-1763, continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer Line at any time to request prayers for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous; just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information, call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095.

Century Camera Club is on a summer break. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Club meets I p.m. in Room GP-F in the Clubhouse. Enjoy taking photos this summer. See you in the Fall. For information, call Patty Bender at 908-477-7811.

CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clubhouse General Purpose Room, November –March. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794.

Century Plaza Library Century Village residents average about 15,000 visits there each month. For more information, contact Marian Rosenzweig, 954-428-9197.

CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645.

Chabad of Deerfield Beach Shabbat services are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 South Military Trail (back gate access from Century Village). Torah study is on Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For holiday information and additional events and classes, please call the Shul at 954-422-1835 or email to ChabadDeerfield@aol.com or check our website at www.ChabadDeerfield.com. Choraleers CVE, produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. in GP-A from November –March. We rehearse for a once-a-year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing, join us. For information, call Esther, 954-421-8815; Amalia, 954426-3661 or Bob 954-596-0463. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A, November to April. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma at 954-480-8938.

Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions, Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954419-9477.

Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Party Room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used; no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special for $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information, call Judy at 954-421-2580.

Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl), Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All are welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561-865-3864.

Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call 954-421-2530.

Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council Office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H in Margate. For information, call 954-327-0770.

CVE Duplicate Bridge Club games are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-6989741.

CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A, located on the second floor. Membership of $7 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954-4289822 or email Larry Norris at hlnorris@ comcast.net. CVE Symphony Orchestra Our 65-member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert, each month, from January through March, including professional soloists. We are looking to add more violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-395-5645. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer at the Staff Office, in the Guild’s column in this Reporter or on Channel 99. Become a member of the Guild. Support your orchestra! For further information, contact President Bea Guccione at 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild, contact Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9-11 a.m. and beyond, from November-April next to tennis court. All are invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner at 954-903-0567 or email to Maxamichai@comcast.net. Dance with Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club The popular Deerfield Beach Computer Club meets from 10 am to 11:30 am every Friday

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except holidays from September through May in the LeClub/Activity Center Room B. First time guests admitted free. $1.00 per class. The building has WiFi, so bring your smartphone, laptop or tablet to follow along. For more information contact Barry at 954-725-9331 or Julies at 954-570-9470 or go to the club website at www.db-cc.org. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club will now meet the second Monday of every month at 12 noon at Le Club. A light lunch will be served to all members who have paid their dues. Come and meet our interesting speakers. For information, call Bernie Parness, President, at 954-414-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call Phyllis Mansfield 814571-2920. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 of Deerfield Beach has trained Service Officers to assist you in obtaining benefits that you are entitled to. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VETERANS FOR THIS HELP! Just call 954-421-6097 to set up an appointment. District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill at 954-421-7776. District Council 37 Retirees Next meeting will be held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-4513643. Emunah of America meets third Wednesday of every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All are cordially welcome. For information about this chapter, call Ina Ciocca, 954360-0740; Selma, 954-427-8674 or Pearl, 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in Recreation Room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All are invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494. Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at 12 noon in Activity Room B at the rear of Le Club. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs! For information, call Minerva Katz at 954427-9902 or Adele at 954 427-4970. Hispanic Club meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room B at the Activity Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues are $6 per year. Come and meet


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new friends and help us plan club activities. E-mail for the Club is hispanicclubcve@ gmail.com. For information, call Ana at 954-427-6033. El Club Hispano se reune el segundo Domingo de cada mes en el Salon B del Activity Center de 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde. Las cuotas son $6 anuales. Unase a nosotros y haga nuevas amistades y ayundenos a planificar actividades. E-mail for Club is hispanicclubcve@gmail.com. Para mas informacion llamen a Ana al 954-424-6033 o Jane al 954-421-5584. Independent Living first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Elevator Alcove near the theater. Distributes phones for the hearing and sight impaired. For further information, contact Felix Cruz at 954-722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. from October to April in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: pizza parties, picnics (the Italian way), trips, lunch/ dinner theatre, guest speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella, 954428-2184; Lucille Carlucci, 954-421-2406 and Toni Ponto, 954-428-0286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN Jet Setters Singles Club The Club was started for widows, widowers and singles in Century Village to meet and find new acquaintances to enrich their lives. We host bus trips, places of interest, shows, beach luncheon parties and offer many exciting monthly activities. The Jet Setters Singles Club allows our CVE singles to enjoy life again after a spouse passes away. We are a kind, friendly group so come join us. The Club meets the third Monday of the month in Music Room B at 1 p.m. For more information, call Shirley, 954-4212567 or Sandi, 954-725-5895. Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the third Sunday of the month in the Activity Room C behind Le Club at 10:30 a.m. Show your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information, call Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956; Richard Rosensveig, 954-426-1960, or Ralph Bell, 954-590-2965. The homeless veterans, both men and women, in South Florida are part of the “wages of war.” Those of us who were fortunate enough to go comparatively unscathed through the battles, both at home and abroad, owe them a debt. This post is conducting a clothing drive to aid them. They need blankets, new underwear and socks, toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain gear and whatever else you can think of that will help. Please, all items must be clean and in wearable condition, not torn or dirty. All items collected will be delivered to the Veterans Center in West Palm Beach by us. Just a phone call to 954590-2965 will bring a prompt reply. This post would like to increase its membership. If you are a veteran of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number. Kings Knights Lodge #221 Knights of Pythias, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Our meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available and a collation is served after the meeting. We welcome any and all pythians to join us. For further information, please call Larry Hochfeld at 954-721-4833. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing

SEPTEMBER 2012 Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters. If you have an “Itch to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles A new club for dining, travel and day trips meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, first floor. For more information, call 954-480-8958. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 1800 French-speaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Jean Leduc 954-4209649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-4279839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954-421-6875. Let’s Talk About Books and Things meets monthly on the fourth Thursday in General Purpose Room G at 2 p.m., October-May Next meeting is October 25, 2012. Suggested reading The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry. All are welcome. For more information, call Gladys, 954421-9232 or Irene, 954-418-9156. Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club where membership across the nation is solely on a first-name basis. The premise of the Club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and 1940s, went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further information, call Lois R. 954-4256922, organizer. Low Vision Support Group meets the 4th Tuesday each month, October to April, 10 a.m. in Music Room B. Contact Fran Massel 954-426-1077. Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6:00 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the piano or any other instrument, we welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy an evening of pleasure along with meeting new friends. For further information, call Marie 954-7251365. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart healthy snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information, call 561-392-3000. Na’Amat USA, Negev/Gila Chapter (Century Village, Deerfield Beach) Information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609.

National Council of Jewish Women meetings are held at the Clubhouse Room N at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All are welcome, nonsectarian. For information, call Sylvia Kutcher, President, at 954-4218870. Nature Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month from December to March in Clubhouse Room GP-A at 1 p.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips are enjoyed by our members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information, contact Janet Rothkopf at 954-428-3025. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, DecemberMarch in Room G in the Clubhouse. For further information, call Rebecca, 954426-0469 (NY number 914-779-3467) or Jackie, 954-596-4916 (NY number 631-979-8075). New Covenant Church on the Lake celebration service every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with children/student ministries available. Dinner is served, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For further information, call the Church Office at 954-781-3170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the Church at 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pension and medical benefits. For information, call 561-4792149. North East Focal Point Senior Center: Adult Day Care Service, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Yoga Lite every Monday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Lessons every Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting Class every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment Support Group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer Lessons offered, one-on-one, at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer Opportunities, contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach. Daily Mass, Monday to Friday at 9 a.m.; Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m.; Sunday Masses at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. by Rev. Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Ping Pong Club Intermediate/ Advanced ping pong players wanted for doubles and singles games, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily. Come or call Rudy Mozny 954421-4299. Poetry Study and Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays,

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Howard at 954-571-7148. Red Hatters Club JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Clubhouse, September-May. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a red hat and purple dress, blouse, pants, etc. which must be worn on outings. For more information, call Lily Johnson 954-426-0801. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. only. Vigil Masses at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m., Confessions on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call the Church at 954-4272225. Senior Support Group is here to give the support you need. We pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Room C in the Clubhouse, provided by the Center for Group Counseling and sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561-483-5300 Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road just south of Palmetto Park Road. Senior Volleyball for men and women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Volleyball Court, next to the main tennis courts, in back of Clubhouse. Everyone who attends plays. Call Max at 954-903-0567 or email to Heppnershanamax@aol.com. Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. There will be no meetings during the summer. Gift Shop is now open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone is welcome. For further information, call Helen Hagler at 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. A mini lunch is served, followed by an interesting program. For further information, call the Temple Office at 954-421-7060. Sixty-Five Social Club Come join us if you are a couple and like to be active and enhance your lifestyle, our Club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows and theaters, weekends away and mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information, call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are young at heart, this is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows, museums, nature outings and more. We dine at local restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month in the Clubhouse at 7 p.m., Room G. For more information, please call Felicia 954-421-9817 or Irene 954-571-5004. Softball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call William Brooker at 561-702-2081. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information, call Gladys or Evelyn at 954-429-0455.


SEPTEMBER 2012 South Florida Harmonica Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month NovemberMarch at 10 a.m. in GP-E. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-4264853. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 10 a.m., GP-E, November-April. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and bonds. No fee involved. For further information, call Janine at 954-482-0584. Talking Book Club The JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE, is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBL Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Music Room B. For information, call Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074.

Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress. Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, which has a daily Minyan at 8 a.m. during season. Friday at 5 p.m., Rabbi Craig Ezring conducts Friday evening services the first and third Friday of the month, at 7:30 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. He also conducts Saturday morning services which are held at 9 a.m., followed by a Kiddush. The Temple has a circulating library of books in Judaica and current best sellers. The library also has an ongoing book sale; hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call the office at 954-421-7060. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information, call President Marvin Schmier, 954-570-3316. The Theosophical Society of Deerfield, located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908, offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, we have many

interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free, quarterly bulletin, call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident, at 954-360-7080 for more information about specific classes we offer. The Village Vagabonds dance band plays Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Music Room B from January through April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter meetings are at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. west of Jog in Delray Beach. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954-4286805. United Club No. 7 (retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month. For information, call Ann Jackson (after 3 p.m.) at 954-721-5789 or Pauline 954-4281016. United Order of True Sisters All are welcome. At the May meeting an installation was held for the Officers for the 2012-2013 season. The following people were installed: President Marilyn Asner, 1st Vice President Florence Koser, 2nd

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Vice President Sherryl Bennett, Secretary Josephine O’Callagan, Correspondencing Secretary Susan Dove, Treasurer Sondra Schmier, Membership Chairperson Betty Swinkin. For information, contact President Marilyn Asner, 954-427-0461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, at 954-570-9526. Waves (Navy gals) meet every month on the first Saturday, 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-427-7119. We Care of CVE is still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) only. Contact Barbara Brown at 954-5749675. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. For information, call Miriam Guz at 561-4957378. Yiddish Club of CVE Speak and improve your Yiddish. Have fun with Yiddish humor and more. All levels invited. Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in GPE from October through April. For information, call Sheila at 954-427-9090.


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Bang, Bang, Bang; Blah, Blah, Blah By SY BLUM, Associate Editor It has happened again. Once again a deranged individual has taken advantage of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, passed on December 15, 1791, to perpetrate a horror that surpasses anything that has happened before. I am referring, of course, to the massacre at the Aurora, CO movie complex in July. Like so many laws and traditions that trace their histories back to a vastly different time (and should no longer be applicable), the virtual freedom of any person to obtain a gun has made this once great country into a shooting gallery. Consider: there are an estimated 200+ million guns in this country, with more becoming available every day. Without attempting to analyze the whys and wherefores of this situation, it must be obvious to all that with so many guns available many will fall into the hands of the wrong people. The wrong people who commit these unspeakable crimes (mass killings of innocent people) really do fit into a category. For the most part they are individuals who appear at times different than the rest of us but not always. Most are very smart and very quiet, very moody, loners, etc. Many have a perceived

grudge against the world. In their sick minds their goal is to inflict as much damage to their fellowmen as possible. Sadly, this is made comparatively simple given the easy access to guns and other dangerous weapons. The “perp” behind the Aurora horror was able to accumulate enough weapons and ammunition to outfit a small army, without having a permit and possibly without divulging his real name. Then, of course, there are thousands of gun crimes perpetrated every day by gangs, robberies, out and out planned murders and all the rest. And lest we forget, there are countless neighborhoods where violence rules; where it is not safe to even walk down the street, i.e. parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties for example. Despite all of the above there are no new laws in view to try to stop this epidemic. It is just talk, talk and more talk. It is significant to note that neither of the two presidential candidates, at this point, has given any indication that he has plans to tackle the problem. What follows is an interesting counterpoint. To the best of this writer’s knowledge there has never

been a mass shooting within the confines of New York City. Given the fact that the Big Apple is probably home to the most diverse collection of different people than anywhere else in the world, there has to be a reason. This writer was born and raised in New York City and was remotely aware that there was on the books, something called the Sullivan Law. The only guns we believed existed were those the policemen patrolling our streets carried. As the story goes, in the early part of the last century there was a gigantic influx of immigrants from Europe and other places. For the most part these poor unfortunates made the perilous journey so they could start life anew in the United States. Understandably, there also were some bad elements among them; gangs and other law-breakers, many already on the run and looking forward to extending their tentacles in the “Land of Opportunity.” The records show that the murder rates in New York City rose 50% during a single year: 1910-11. In fact, then Mayor William Jay Gaynor was a victim and later died of his wounds. Despite its unsavory reputation for corruption, Democratic Tammany Hall, which ran NYC

for many years, recognized the problem. One of its members, State Senator Timothy Sullivan was the primary sponsor of a law that required special permits for concealed firearms and other dangerous weapons that could be used unlawfully. The law stipulates that only the New York City Police Department could issue the permits. To their great credit the Department realized the importance of this legislation. Consequently, very few permits are issued, mostly to retired NYC police officers and a very few notables who are always at risk. As a result of this policy only 30,000 private (non-law enforcement) licenses exist out of more than eight million residents. Fortunately, the Sullivan Law is still in effect and being enforced! Further evidence dear reader why the Big Apple is still Numero Uno in the world. The foregoing is, to me, concrete evidence that the scourge of mayhem and worse caused by the almost unrestricted availability of deadly firearms can be controlled. I also realize the impossibility of eliminating some two million guns, especially so since many responsible gun owners keep firearms strictly for defensive

purposes. So, what can we do? For starters we could strengthen our gun laws to make it more difficult to obtain a firearm. We must find a way to thoroughly investigate the would-be purchaser as to his personality, history and intent. By doing this diligently we could eliminate thousands of potential murderers. The urgent fact is that something has to be done. Consider: the conference of U.S. Mayors has proclaimed that we can expect at least 48,000 murders during the term of our next president and given the fact that with the present state of the economy, those figures could well be an understatement. Thousands of young people are at their wit’s end trying to survive. It should not be too surprising that some of them may crack and take their problems out on their fellowmen. Inasmuch as it has been established that many common traits are apparent in the lifestyles of potential mass killers, it is incumbent on all of us to be on the lookout for individuals who display this behavior (as described above) and report it to the authorities. You have nothing to lose and much to gain. The life you save may be your own.

Myths about Romantic Relationships By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others.” (Oscar Wilde) “Love rarely works the way we wish it would. We tend to hold unrealistic notions about love and marriage that seldom match reality. (Bochner) For instance, being madly in love with someone is not enough to make a marriage last. Romantic, passionate love, the type of love that rules our decision-making early in a relationship, always fades. When it does, people often find themselves stuck with a spouse that they may not like or even appreciate. If love does last, love by itself is not enough to make a marriage or relationship work. Even though romantic relationships are viewed as the source of much happiness,

love and understanding, as it turns out, our closest relationships are actually the source of our most painful emotional experiences. Spouses tend to be more indifferent, mean and critical of each other than complete strangers would ever dream of being. So, in reality relationships supposedly built on love and understanding often cause a lot of hurt, pain and misunderstanding. Therefore, it seems to be fantasy and not reality that tends to rule the day when it comes to love and romance. To better understand why we lie to those we love, it helps to take a close look at our human nature. In particular, how evolution shaped both our human nature and how we relate to each other. Evolution has influenced the character and nature of everything that is alive.

While many people question this basic claim, such doubts run counter to an ever accumulating body of evidence. Even though evolution is just a theory, it also happens to be the most well supported theory in the life sciences, and proves that our relationships are heavily influenced by it. When it comes to selecting a romantic partner today, our thoughts reflect what worked best a long time ago. Today, men all over the world are attracted to women who have a relatively youthful appearance. Think how many men leave their older wives for younger women. Men are attracted to youthful women not because of our culture or the media but in the game of life, such preferences were useful to men many years ago, the reason being that younger women had a reproductive advantage. Clearly, being attracted to someone

who is probably fertile is beneficial when it comes to having children, and in the past it was all about getting your genes into the next generation. Differences that helped an individual survive and/or reproduce were selected over others whose traits and characteristics were less useful. Men all over the world today are the descendents of men who preferred youthful looking women in the past. Men who were drawn to older women, lost out in the game of life. When it comes to selecting a romantic partner, our current desires reflect what worked best a long time ago. Having a tall mate also meant having a strong and powerful mate, which were useful traits to have in a companion who happened to hunt for a living. But in a world where physical strength is not directly related to most

people’s job descriptions, women still prefer taller men. Why will women only date someone who is taller than themselves? If you are dating a successful accountant, does it really matter how tall he is? That is not how we think and behave, however. Our feelings give way to reason and logic and they nudge us towards decisions that worked a long time ago. An evolutionary view of life is useful when studying love, deception and romance, because it reveals a lot about our human nature. It reveals that most of our behaviors are driven by the specific circumstances in which we find ourselves. We react to most situations without much thought about what we are doing. In other words, our behavior relates directly to how our ancestors reacted many years ago.


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Are Your Maintenance Assessment Monies Being Stolen? By ERINA MASTER Is your property manager a good buddy of the folks who own the landscaping, pest control, security or roofing company your association uses on a routine basis? Is the bookkeeper also a board member who has sole signing authority on checks? Are bids not being sought for products and services that exceed five percent of the annual budget, per state statute? If you can answer any of the preceding questions with a “yes” about your own community, guess what – defalcation in your association may be happening right under your nose at this very moment! Contrary to popular opinion, the most profitable crime is not street crime but white collar crime. White collar crime can manifest itself in many forms, from a CFO coordinating a sophisticated billion dollar cover-up and overriding all organizational internal controls, such as in the WorldCom debacle, to a solo office manager or bookkeeper making payments to a fictitious vendor or other fake payee. If you are reading this article, you may think that this shouldn’t concern you; after all, you may not even be on the board. However, think twice if the association has a budget shortfall due to substantial sums of money being stolen, it may have to impose heavy special assessments to cover the deficit, the losses of which insurance may not cover. This means that all unit owners will be burdened with absorbing the loss. If you are on the board and fraud is occurring, you may be held personally liable, as you have been entrusted with managing the association’s affairs. There are a number of

easy steps to help take stock of your own environment. A fundamental concept that fraud examiners use in assessing the likelihood of fraud is a concept called the fraud triangle, promulgated by Dr. Donald Cressey, who focused on studying the patterns of white collar criminals. According to the fraud triangle, three essential ingredients would be present for fraud to occur (a) opportunity, (b) pressure and (c) rationalization. Opportunity is easy to understand, if the environment makes it easy for the fraudster (subject) to target the assets of the association, opportunity is present. A simple example would be having blank checks in an unlocked area or entrusting employees with credit cards. Pressure is also straightforward to comprehend, if the subject is under personal financial strain due to poor money management, gambling debt, or controlled substance abuse, he or she would be under pressure to commit fraud. Rationalization is the toughest part to assess that would entail understanding the psyche of the subject, such as their perception of what constitutes criminal behavior, his or her belief that they will be caught or not, and if they feel they are entitled to more pay. In addition to the fraud triangle, the overarching theme that auditors use extensively in reviewing an organization’s internal controls is separation of duties. In a nutshell, you do not want to allow one person the opportunity to complete a financial transaction on their own. Simple measures such as requiring two signees on all checks over a certain amount and making sure those big or re-occurring purchasing decisions are made by

a group – instead of a solo board member or employee – can mitigate fraud. In addition, banking and credit card statements should be directly mailed to an independent entity not involved with approving transactions. Reconciling statements on a monthly basis is essential in detecting and deterring fraud. With the fraud triangle as a foundation for analysis and separation of duties as the plan of attack, you should always be asking a lot of questions as a starting point. Take a really close look at the activities and “follow the money” of association employees, such as property manager or outsourced firm, the accounting/bookkeeping functions, and/or any other employees involved with influencing, recording, or authorizing financial transactions. Simple questions such as asking if a minimum of three competitive bids are being sought for all major repairs and replacements or requesting to see copies of the association’s bank statements can tip you off to fraud or, at a bare minimum, financial mismanagement. Any related party transactions between employees, unit owners, or board members with the association should be closely looked at. These types of relationships deserve extra scrutiny as the opportunity leg of the fraud triangle exists most strongly in these types of situations. Related party transactions always need to be fully disclosed and transparent, if it cannot be avoided entirely. The good news for Florida condominium and homeowner association (HOA) owners and boards is that the Florida statutes mandate yearly financial audits for associations whose total

collective budgets, inclusive of maintenance and special assessments, exceed $400,000 (for condominiums they need to also have more than 75 units). The financial statement must be provided within ninety days of the end of each fiscal or calendar year. Though an audit does not guarantee that fraud will be detected, certified public accounting firms that specialize in condominium and HOA auditing will typically bring to the board’s attention questionable practices and items of concern that would provide a basis for further investigation by the board and/or referral to the local police’s financial crimes department. Though associations with smaller revenues may not require an audit by law, the incremental cost of an audit over lesser stringent financial reporting is marginal, compared with the potential benefits. Two important points to consider when engaging a CPA firm is their experience in handling condominium and HOA audits and auditor rotation. Auditing associations is a specialized type of assurance service that is quite unique from other types of audits. If your association is

considering engaging a firm, ask about their track record for handling such services and references. In addition, many associations have become very comfortable with their existing auditors, having their board, property management firm, or employees re-engage the same firm year after year, sometimes without calling attention to this fact or offering alternatives for one reason or another. In conclusion, by taking an active role in the association’s affairs, asking questions, and reviewing financial processes, transactions and statements, you can stay on top of your organization’s finances. Remember that internal controls and an objective auditor are your best friends in keeping your money flowing to the right places and away from those seeking to unjustly profit themselves. Erina Master, CPA is a Partner at Master & Company, a Florida licensed and insured CPA firm. For more information, visit www.masterandcompanypa. com. (This article was reprinted with the permission of the Florida Community Association Journal).


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Professional Association Management By KATHY DANFORTH The concepts of a community start relatively simple: band together to share and enjoy common benefits beyond what one could or would obtain individually. From there, it mushrooms not only into the care, feeding, and maintenance of the common property, but also that aforementioned togetherness, which turns into a study of how different people can be. For larger communities, it may be obvious that managing the community will require more than volunteers can offer; for smaller communities, the temptation or outright need to save money may lead to seriously evaluating if the board can or should handle the association’s dayto-day affairs, or how they should be conducted. Management companies themselves can help shed light on some issues to consider. TIME “It is enormously timeconsuming for board members, many of whom are still employed and working fulltime, to be able to devote the required amount of time necessary to handle the many tasks/issues involved,” comments James Long with J & L Management of North Fl. Inc. Regan Marock with KW Property Management Co. points out, “Board member positions are voluntary, so to expect the residents to put in a lot of time, which equates to money, is not appropriate.” The commitment and responsibility of being on the board is sizeable enough that further expanding the workload will deter more potential volunteers from the position. Linda Johnson with LJ Services Group observes an occasional temptation for board members putting in large amount of time: “It can make an owner doing it with no pay start thinking he needs to get paid, and then it becomes an issue.” If the volume of time required were not enough, there is also the unpredictable nature that comes with life. Michael Rhodes with Rhodes Management LLC has seen that association manage-

ment includes “every possible mechanical failure and subsequent damage that can pop up at a moment’s notice, 24 hours per day.” David Burman with Aegis Community Management Solutions, Inc. notes, “Whether a board member has the technical expertise and tools to properly manage a community doing so will nearly always divert his or her attention from their true role of governance. Community leaders who get wrapped up in the day-to-day affairs of the association easily lose sight of the broader vision and long-term strategy for the community.” CHANGING LAWS Lack of knowledge, particularly in the arena of legal requirements, can present the greatest potential difficulty for an association. Anthony Flournoy with RealManage states that, first and foremost, “The role of the management company is to facilitate the business operations of the association to keep them in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Since legislation is constantly being modified and should be reviewed on an annual basis, a management company keeps track of those changes on behalf of the association and keeps them in compliance with those regulations.” Since laws are a dynamic environment, having past experience in an area is not enough to ensure current, ongoing expertise. Long notes, “Most homeowners are not knowledgeable about the various state laws, statutes, and regulations needed in the management of subdivision, co-ops, and apartments. Consequently, many state laws are broken; covenants, conditions, and restrictions are not adhered to: and records are not kept properly. Finances go down the drain.” Though self-management is largely for the purpose of saving money, the savings can be quickly engulfed by missing any steps required by law. “Self-management of an association can bring on legal risks and tremendous liability for a board of directors,” says Diane Lee with DLG Management Services. “Un-

less CAM-certified or unless constant continuing education is obtained, an association can easily put themselves in a precarious situation based on the constantly changing laws here in the state of Florida.” TAKING THE FLACK A management company not only reduces the time a board member would invest in managing an association— the more contentious tasks can be delegated. Marock observes, “Having a management company in place puts a buffer between the board and the residents, which helps avoid hostility as well as decreases the chance of fraud dramatically.” And, in some cases, a management company can help reign in errant board members to their designated responsibilities. “The possibility of individuals seeking to use the HOA as their opportunity to ‘be boss’ is more than an afterthought to some,” according to Long. Rhodes confirms that, unfortunately, “There are those individuals who aspire to director positions for the wrong reasons—those of personal status, bone picking, ego boosting, personal aggrandizement, and/or feeding their personal emotional and sometimes financial needs.” A management company can instill a layer of checks, balances, and reason into such scenarios to benefit the community. Burman notes the benefit of having a party outside the governing board to represent the association’s official stance. “A reputable management company avoids advocacy for any particular owner, group of owners, or board members and should represent an important layer of neutrality in the governance of the association. A reputable management company will also shun improper relationships with those doing business with the association in order to ensure that the business is done in the most competitive manner possible.” CONTINUITY AND COSTS Continuity can be another benefit of using a management company. “Although community managers can change, a management company represents an inherently consistent clearinghouse/ custodian for the history and records of the association. That aggregated history transcends the coming and going of board members, community managers and community volunteers,” Burman observes. Marock adds, “Providing the association with multiple layers of support allows the association to feel comfortable that, should something happen to the manager, an entity that knows the current status

of the association’s affairs is there to step in.” While use of a management company is primarily buying service and expertise, several factors may mitigate the cost.” Larger management companies have negotiated preferred rates for their clients’ benefit,” James Donnelly with the Castle Group points out. Marock advises, “In addition to being a deterrent to fraud, whether self-managed or not, the accounting for the association has to be performed. Generally, the cost of hiring a company or individual equals what management companies charge for both the management and accounting services.” But the bottom line is: don’t presume; evaluate. Rhodes says, “Also truly be careful of their maintenance services and what you are paying for them; very often, your billing for maintenance services more than compensates for the low management cost listed on the front of your contract. I have seen fifty dollar bills for changing a light bulb!” EXPERTISE Donnelly acknowledges, “While there are extraordinary individual property managers, self-managed associations often face a ‘Jackof-all-trades/master-of-none’ scenario, primarily in the areas of HR/staff turnover, financial/bookkeeping, maintenance, administration, and governance/legal areas. A professional management company should possess a back office with the expertise to save the association from these potential complications, unnecessary headaches, and, in many instances, higher costs over time. Management companies have the collective benefit of hundreds of years of experience on many different types of communities, and can draw on the expertise of many for the benefit of the community. The specialized resources available through one company can make a management company the most effective route. “While for some communities, self-management can be a productive and beneficial option, the engagement of a management company carries with it many intrinsic benefits,” Burman states. “Because a management company seeks to deliver a product that meets the needs of a variety of communities, it is more likely to have the capability to implement the latest technological and educational resources for the management of the community. GPS-and Web-enables rules enforcement systems, advanced website and accounting software, and manager and team member educational opportunities are a few examples of the resources that management companies are able to offer.” Burman volunteers,

“There are a number of different disciplines that must be carried out properly in order to govern and manage a community, including accounting, collections, real estate closings, and maintenance. Management companies can engage industry professionals from beyond the community management industry to fill these roles.” General functions that Rhodes recommends communities will want to have provided include the following: * “Organization of files and records to facilitate day-today and future operations allowing for stable, efficient, and future strategic planning, both operationally and financially. * Financial record keeping that is easy for board members to understand and monitor on a monthly basis and can satisfy statute requirements. * Assistance in board meeting procedures and conversation between the individual unit owners and the board, helping to develop an open discourse and create a more inclusive atmosphere within the community fostering a general spirit of cooperation and inclusiveness. * Assistance with vetting vendors and contractors; a feat much more effectively accomplished through a company with influence and experience well beyond that of a single community. * Liaison with city, legal, and engineering professionals, creating a more pointon-point effective and less antagonistic line of communication. This will aid operations financially, efficiently, and effectively. * Assistance in the longterm strategic planning and analysis necessary to lower daily operational costs over the long-term (five to ten years) through systematic integration of efficient machinery and cost-saving measures despite their current additional costs. * A sounding board between and among the varying personalities necessary and conducive to general consensus decision making. There is a time to speak and a time to listen. In addition, particular community needs may include: *Impending physical plant and building upgrading and renovation projects that require specific experience and talents. *Complications of relationships with other associations whether master, recreational, or peer groups. * Particular financial crises arising from foreclosures, abandoned property and nonpaying unit owners. *Difficult issues with minority interests or even inContinued on next page


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Will My Money Last if I Live to 90? 100? By STEVE FENYVES I know, I know. Many of you are saying “Who wants to live to be 100?” But some of you are thinking, 100? I’m going to live to 120!” Perhaps today, more than ever before, retirees face an important question, “Do I have enough money to provide an income that can support me for the rest of my life?” With improvements in healthcare, diet and exercise habits, Americans are generally living longer lives and enjoying more active and vibrant retirements. Earlier retirement has also become more common, resulting in many retirees facing the challenge of outliving their retirement assets. The fact is that a man, age 65, has a 50% chance of living to 85. Once he makes it to 85, he has a 50% chance of living to 92. For a woman the ages are 88 and 94; and for a 65-year-old couple there is a 50% chance that one will live to 92; and at that point, there is a 50% chance that he/she will live to 97! (Source: Annuity 2000 Mortality Table; Society of Actuaries) So how do you make your money last? You start by imagining everything you want to do in retirement and the legacy you wish to leave behind (which is Continued from previous page dividual persons; sometimes renters, part- time residents, financially constrained owners, persons with disabilities, or aging and debilitated longtime owners with new and special needs.” David Hammond with CSI Management Services explains a number of areas where professional management can provide tested procedures: emergency, hurricane, and disaster plans; accounting procedures with checks and balances; staff training; preventive maintenance and inspections; inventory and asset tagging programs; vendor interface; document preservation; and statute compliance. OPTIONS Choosing the type of management will reflect the board’s vision for the community. Flournoy feels, “One of the greatest benefits of professional management is the retention of residents. This retention is maintained when the finances of the association are carefully monitored, the reserves are properly funded, delinquencies are minimal, and covenants enforcement is consistent. As a result, prop-

not necessarily financial). You prioritize those dreams, and you plan how to allocate your financial resources so that the next phase of your life is all about living it. As much as our focus naturally goes to how we can ration the assets that we have or safely earning a better return on our investments, it is just as important, if not more important, to avoid two major retirement hazards. Two Major Retirement Hazards: 1. Misjudging how long you or your spouse will live. 2. As advancements in medical technology results in longer life expectancy, the chance exists that either you or your spouse will live past the age of 90. (Annuity 2000 Mortality Table; Society of Actuaries) Therefore, it is vital that you financially prepare to live longer. Underestimating the cost of healthcare. As healthcare costs continue to rise dramatically, employers are also shifting more of the costs on to their employees. Many companies are dropping retired workers from their health plans. Long-term health costs can be especially devastating to your retirement. Once these potentiallydevastating possibilities are addressed, you can move on to the financial realities. Not everyone has a pension

that they can count on. Almost all of us receive, or will receive, Social Security. Social Security is a base to build upon, but how about the rest of your income needs? The assets, from which you expect to create a stream of income during retirement, face many risks including risk from economic turmoil, interest rate uncertainty and market volatility.  With interest rates near zero, there is a risk of eating through your principal simply because it costs more to live than your investments are earning. Because of these and other factors, it is vital to correctly position your assets into a series of investments that is designed to provide income that will last your lifetime. In my practice, I don’t believe that any one type of investment by itself is appropriate. Just about every asset class (bonds, stocks, annuities, CDs, etc.) can benefit a portfolio if used properly. Each also has its own set of risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. Bonds, whether they are government, corporate or municipal, have higher interest rate risk and reinvestment risk. Stocks (and stock mutual funds) subject your investment to the volatility that we’ve become all too familiar with. Annuities reduce or eliminate your access to your investment, and CDs gener-

ally don’t even keep up with inflation (it’s what we can buy with our money that counts, not the dollar amount). I don’t have a problem with any of these asset classes. I just don’t think it’s smart to have all of your money exposed to just one type of risk. It’s too risky! By appropriately diversifying among different asset classes, and therefore; different types of risk, you can reduce the chances that any one event, shift in interest rates, or stock market decline will threaten your standard of living. In my experience, the best way to provide you with both current and future income is a time-segmented and inflation-adjusted approach. This type of plan segments your investable assets into buckets. Each bucket is set up to provide income during a set period of time. The money that you will need in the shortterm* is invested for safety and stability. This first bucket of money provides you with a stream of income during the first years of the plan. Each successive bucket is designed to grow over time, with the goal of refilling the previous bucket as it gets depleted (in the case of the first bucket) or is used to refill the bucket in front of it. The earlier buckets should be larger and filled with more conservative investments. The

buckets with a longer time horizon (10+ years) should be successively smaller initially and have the potential to grow. More or less money can be placed in investments with a fixed rate of return depending on your level of comfort and available assets. One reason to like this approach is that it incorporates multiple asset classes. While it is impossible to totally eliminate risk, this method of providing income does a good job of placing each type of risk in the proper place with the intention of not allowing the risk to affect your lifestyle. Designing and executing any new plan requires knowledge and understanding of investments so it is usually wise to work with a qualified professional. Isn’t it worth the effort to know that you’ve done what you can to ensure that you can live to 90 or 100 without running out of money? *The length of time that each segment is designed to provide for is dependent on your age, health and available assets. Steven Fenyves is a registered representative with Securities America, Inc., member of FINRA/SIPC and an investment advisor representative with Securities America Advisors, Inc.” He can be reached at 561392-4646.

erty values are maintained and the quality of life for the residents is better. Rhodes describes four management options: a single manager devoted to your community, a husband and wife team serving several local communities, a boutique intermediate size organization providing on-site management, or a large-scale maintenance and management company. Hiring an individual manager limits a community to that individual’s strengths and relationships; a husband/wife team goes a step further, but does

not provide total back-up year-round. The intermediate companies can provide personal care with professional back-up, but Rhodes points out, “Their success intrinsically and often brings with it a diluting of their effectiveness as they grow.” With large companies, Rhodes advises, “You want to make sure that you are considered one of their most prized clients and receive the greatest attention they can afford you.” Rebecca Furlow, President of Leland Management, Inc. notes, “When choosing a management company,

it’s important to remember the role of the management company within the association. The manager generally offers input, implements the decisions made by the board of directors, encourages education of the board through training or suggested outside resources, oversees and delegates tasks to outsourced vendor services, and gives direction to staff members of the association. When combined with the daily accounting functions, assessment collection, and covenant enforcement, the role of a board member quickly becomes a

full-time job and makes it easy to understand why most associations turn to a professional management company for assistance.” There are several different routes to managing an association. Each board should ensure that they are looking at the big picture to see that they are buying the management services they need to protect their community, to stay sane, and to step out of their position of director when desired! (This article was reprinted with the permission of the Florida Community Association Journal)


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There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above. 1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. Hint: Start with a square that only has three numbers missing. Look at surrounding squares and grids to see which numbers you need to fill that 3x3 grid. SOLUTION ON PAGE 63

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Cooke’s Look at Books By RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE A monthly look at books of interest – new and, occasionally, not-so-new, fiction and nonfiction – available at local libraries, bookstores and from online booksellers.

The Lost Years

By Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, 292 Pages, $26.99 “With her bound wrists she struggled to grasp the silver chest and managed to hold on to it. Her heart pounding, she inched her way past the statues the short distance to the couch… He can’t hear me, but if he looks up it will be over for both of us… While Greg wrapped the cord around Lillian’s neck, Mariah raised the silver chest and with all her strength smashed it down on the back of his neck. With a startled grunt, Greg toppled over Lillian and slid to the floor.” This is just one example of a grisly, nail-biting scene suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark has created in her latest best seller, The Lost Years. In this, her latest New York Times chart-topper, Clark explores the intrigue of ancient religious relics – in this case a

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rare piece of parchment that may contain a letter written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the 1400s, it was assumed to be lost forever – until it was discovered by 70-year-old, biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons. One evening Lyons shares with a trusted family priest the fact that he also shared the news of the discovery with a close confidant who now seems suspiciously interested, not in the parchment’s historical value but rather in how many millions it would sell for in world markets. Things turn deadly when, the next evening, Lyons’s daughter finds her father’s body sprawled over a desk in his study, a fatal bullet wound in the back of his neck and her mother, an Alzheimer’s victim, hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. And the parchment missing. What the daughter, Mariah, does not know is that there was an eyewitness to the murder, one who has decided that she, Mariah, needs to be his next victim. A woman in danger, a vicious murderer determined to track her down, an extraordinary setting – ingredients that add up to another exciting read from “America’s Queen of Suspense.”

West of Here

By Jonathan Evison, Algonquin Books, 494 Pages, $15.95, Paperback Big, satisfying, sweeping historical novels of the Old West don’t come along as often as they used to. That’s one reason – although far from the only one – to be thankful for this new book from the pen of award-winning Washington State author Jonathan Evison. Called “A humdinger of a story” by one critic, “A big, booming ruckus of a novel by another,” “An epic sweep of elegant syntax,” by yet another, this centuryspanning novel has electrified critics who have branded it the “breakout of a promising career” for author Evison. It is the story of many things – the development of the West, the history of Native Americans during the years when the West was being settled and, last but not least, the ongoing controversy of control of our nation’s waterways – an issue which reared its head even over a century ago. Most of the book takes place in the year 1890 in the booming, fictional town of Port Bonita in Washington

State’s far northwest peninsula, along Puget Sound. About half-way through the book, the author then takes the reader to the Port Bonita of 2006, when, for the umpteenth time, the issue of a new dam across the town’s Elwha River has polarized the town’s residents. The author skillfully switches back and forth between the two centuries, continuing the lives of characters who first appeared in 1899 and are still alive, as well as incorporating new modernday characters -- a plot device which, in lesser hands, would be difficult, if not impossible, to pull off. “Spanning more than one hundred years, from the ragged mudflats of a belching and bawdy frontier to the rusting remains of a strip-mall cornucopia,” West of Here is an expertly-executed saga of destiny, greed, adventure and passion, that brings an important era of American history solidly alive.

The Weird Sisters

By Eleanor Brown, Berkley/Penguin, 369 Pages, $15, Paperback Take an eccentric Shakespeare professor who named each of his daughters after the immortal Bard’s famous heroines: Rose (Rosaline of As You Like It), Bean (Bianca of The Taming of the Shrew) and Cordy (Cordelia of King Lear.) Add a mother who was a “modern feminist” decades before the term was coined. Mix in three daughters who each have a secret ulterior motive to flee from the wreckage of their collapsing lives and who, after having been apart for so long, neither like nor trust each other much. Stir all of that together and what do you get? For Eleanor Brown, it’s the idea for a story that illuminates all that is horrendous, sad, hilarious and unexpectedly-eye popping when it comes to parents, siblings and rollercoaster relations. It doesn’t help that when each sister returns to her childhood home in the small college town of Barnwell, Ohio – supposedly to care for their sick mother, but in truth to escape their personal disasters – each is horrified to find the others there. And over the course of a summer, painful truths begin to surface. Why can’t Rose flee her hometown for England and the man she loves? Why has glamorous Bean come home from New York City with her tail between her legs? Will Cordy, after discovering she’s pregnant, be able to settle

down and raise a child after years of gypsy living? And then there’s the father who, always when trouble looms, delivers a quote from Shakespeare, as if that will take care of everything. In the end, the three “weird sisters” find their own answers in the quiet of their hometown, the wisdom of their aging parents and, most poignantly, in each other. The getting there, as told by author Brown, is wildly circuitous, unmistakably messy – and, often, totally hysterical.

Train Dreams

By Denis Johnson, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 116 Pages, $18 The best part about this elegant gem of a novella is that it can be easily read in an hour. The worst part is that the beauty of the story and the author’s spare, urbane writing only lasts for an hour. Oh, that it went on forever. Train Dreams, first published in a slightly different version in The Paris Review in 2003, has now been released in this hardcover format. Author Denis Johnson, National Book Award winner in 2007 for his sprawling Vietnam War novel, Tree of Smoke, is the author of five previous novels as well as three collections of poetry. The story begins with railroad worker Robert Grainer taking part, in 1917, along with fellow railroaders, in

an attempt on the life of a Chinese laborer accused of stealing from the company stores of the Spokane International Railroad in the Idaho Panhandle. The captured laborer is being dragged through the dirt, firmly in the grip of his captors and with Robert Grainer’s hand firmly clasped to the victim’s foot, up a steep hill to a bridge over which the group of men plan to toss the captive’s body to the rocky river below. “The party of executioners got to the midst of the last completed span, sixty feet above the rapids, and made every effort to toss the Chinaman over. But he bested them by clinging to their arms and legs….He kicked free of his captors easily and went over the side, dangling over the gorge, and making handover-hand out over the river on the skeleton form of the next span.” What happens next forms the core of Robert Grainer’s life – which later included a sad tragedy of its own -- for the next decades up until his death in 1968. Suffused with the history and landscapes of the West, its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge builders, Train Dreams beautifully captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.


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CVE Clubhouse Library News By BARBARA NATHAN- MARCUS I do hope everyone enjoyed an excellent summer, one filled with good health, good reading and lots of good fun! There are new arrivals that will be on the bookshelves of the CVE Library by the time of this publication. The last order, to the distributor, included the following books:

A Wanted Man

by Lee Child Reacher is back, and all he wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb, but soon he discovers he has hitched more than a ride. If you enjoy the thrills that surround Jack Reacher, this is just for you.

The Orchardist

by Amanda Coplin Transcribing America before railways and roads connected its corners, the author

weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. Coplin writes with breathtaking precision and empathy.

City of Women

by David Gillham This is a gripping tale of life in Berlin at the height of World War II that explores romance, duplicity and the unfathomable choices we are forced to make. Gillham’s novel will appeal to fans of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake and Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks. In the very darkest hour, who do you trust, who do you love and who can be saved? “In this moving and masterful debut, David Gillham brings war-torn Berlin to life and reveals the extraordi-

nary mettle of women tested to their limits and beyond; powerful and piercingly real. You won’t soon forget these characters.” (Paula McLain, New York Times’ bestselling author of The Paris Wife).

The Time Keeper

by Mitch Albiom From the author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, comes a most imaginative novel – a fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

Paterno

by Joe Posnanski Posnanski was with Paterno and his family as a horrific National scandal unfolded, and Paterno was fired. Within three months, he died of lung cancer; a tragic end to a life that was epic, influential and operatic. Paterno is the fullest description we will ever have

The CVE Choraleers By CAROLE GRIFFIN and ESTHER ABRAMOWITZ  Our 38th on-stage year of performing in our beautiful Century Village Theater is coming! (We, the CVE Choraleers, are one of only three groups made up entirely of CVE residents that entertain on our Theater Stage.) Many have asked if they can join our group; if you can blend your voice with others in singing Happy Birthday to

You, we’d love to have you audition to be in our CVE Choraleers! Our first rehearsal will be November 7, 2012. We meet every Wednesday morning from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and our snowbirds will begin swelling our numbers as they arrive. Join us! In April, our Board of Directors made up of nine

members: Robert Griffin, President; B.J. Hlatko, Vice President; Esther Drucker, Treasurer; Carole Griffin, Secretary; Esther Abramowitz, Amalia Concilera, Shirley Green, Harvey Lubin and Robert Wexler, Members -at-Large, met to begin preparations for our 2013 performance. During the summer, the BOD meets monthly to “get ready.” We start with the mundane chores that every

of the man’s character and career. In this honest and surprising portrait, Joe Posnanski brings new insight and understanding to one of the most controversial figures in America.

Fifty Shades of Grey Series

by E. L. James Multiple paperback copies of this James series about Dr. Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Anastasia Steele are in the Library. (There was a large request for these books.) I read samples of all three books, and I have these comments: If you like sexual fantasy, this is for you. If you like to read about the subservience of women, this is for you. I, personally, feel that the author and her publishers are making a fortune catering to the needs and wants of people who are perhaps

show has to do: Contact the CVE Office to set up a show time and date; decide on costumes and make-up; make and distribute flyers and posters; create announcements for the CVE Website and for Channel 98/99; write articles for the Reporter; and, in general, be ready “to roll” when our talented and creative Maestro Bill Weinhaus, Producer and Director, presents the CVE Choraleers with his choices of melodies for our 2013 show.

not quite fulfilled in one way or the other. (That is all of us, in one way or another.) Of course, this is my own personal opinion. As I have pointed out, I cannot say too little about these best sellers. There are so many more valuable works in the Library for us to enjoy. So now that you are all really inquisitive, let me tell you about the CVE Library Boutique. As you all know, the Library is self-sustaining. The major way we raise funds is through our Boutique. We sell wonderful trinkets that many of you have donated. Please come by and pick up a few treasures; look through your things and donate a few bits and pieces to the Library. And then come by and buy wonderful treasures that others have donated – everyone benefits!!

Everyone works together to get our show out there for you, your family, your friends and neighbors. Last year’s audience was so responsive; we hope to please you as well this season. Set aside Thursday evening, March 14, 2013 – you won’t want to miss it!  THE show of the season will be presented by the CVE Choraleers! For any further information, please call Esther at 954-421-8815 or Shirley at 954-426-2107.


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Sudoku Solution: Cryptogram Solution: “THE HOLY PASSION OF FRIENDSHIP IS OF SO SWEET AND STEADY AND LOYAL AND ENDURING A NATURE THAT IT WILL LAST THROUGH A WHOLE LIFE-TIME, IF NOT ASKED TO LEND MONEY.” ~ MARK TWAIN

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Reunion

The 3 R’s I do not remember growing up or that moment of thinking how full is my cup and I haven’t yet reached the venerable stage of wisdom acquired through hoary old age I cannot recall when youthful excess matured into middle-aged sensibleness or when optimism morphed into caution and prudence and firm certainties dissolved into nonsense I do not remember when the adolescent became man or when I ceased to be a soccer fan when cricket became the sport of choice or when firm opinion found a voice I cannot recall my childrens’ first walk or when and where they started to talk and now they are standing on their own feet the moment as parent I became obsolete

Fears

The time that is left is about managed decline though for the moment I am healthy and feeling fine but the mortal coil shuffle has already begun and the sex is more urgent and much more fun So I do not regret where all the time went and all the great places I didn’t frequent for time is now precious and I’m not one who skimps I need all my strength now getting old ain’t for wimps ~ ED FRANKS

I fear I have an artistic temperament but no talent I fear I may be thought too flippant I fear places where there is no laughter and people adamant about the hereafter I fear a police siren outside my front door and being thought by others a crushing bore I fear speaking too much and saying too little I fear a dribbling mouth and a shirt full of spittle I fear that this party called life will one day send me into an afterlife without any end what an odd lot we are unique individuals who never existed before slaughter each other in horrific war freedom and security is the dilemma the more you have of one the less of the other the only useful advice I have ever been given is to treat as absurd this business called living to respect your fellow human and control the endless craving and “never push your grandmother when she is shaving.”

Welcome to the never ending high-school reunion Who is fat? Who is hot? Who is single? Who is divorced or widowed? Welcome to old friends and surreptitious lovers Will she diss me or kiss me? Will my level of success be devastating to everyone I hated? Shall I flaunt my trophy wife, my money, my profession, my fame? I realize that there is no measure of success that I may leverage That will impress the nametags I can’t recognize? Because measures of accomplishment are personal Who really cares about success? The popular clique does…I guess When hanging out with people that you consciously avoided People that you removed from most of your life Hey man, I didn’t like you then, are you still a shmuck? Let’s catch up! Let’s hang. It’s been a long time You know, I can read your life on line In reality, it’s more awkward than cathartic Let’s expose ourselves to people we never wanted to see Why can’t we fantasize that we all look the same Let’s exhume our high-school hood and all play the game Let’s be kind and not cruel, smile that Cheshire cat smile Everyone looks great, that’s the rule Let’s unmend old times, overvalue childhood dreams Every stage of our secret life is the same We all grow old playing the capitalist game Hey, let’s get your email, let’s keep in touch Hey, are you on Facebook, Twitter, or Linked In? How about My Space? Wanna be friends? Do you have a chat window? At night’s end, I must confess That I stand at the altar of loneliness. ~ MARVIN HERSHON

~ ED FRANKS Summer without Sam, “My Sam” “Writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” So wrote German philosopher, Theodor Adorno How can you express the inexpressible? How can you remember a righteous man? His gentle wit and lucidity, kaleidoscopically joyous This is the first summer in 28 without my neighbour Sam “My Sam” The 91-year Holocaust survivor and witness died His Judaism was a liability, as it was for the six million There was a sly passivity, he was devoid of bitterness The silent storms however hovered, brooding, always sublimating rage Political storms consume everyone in its path, Sam was consumed A storm… like God is invisible; you don’t have to see it War is the worst kind of storm, a catalogue of metaphors Just experience it! Euphemistically…as if in a prophecy He was collateral damage for Hitler’s ideology Caught in the vortex of the Holocaust The effrontery is hardly imaginable An inanimate pawn in the face of the Nazi onslaught Anyone who experiences torture remains tortured His strong worker’s hands, expressive, wanting to scream But screaming never helps, his rage sounded patrician, phlegmatic So Apart from nightmare flashbacks of the Reich’s moral collapse He was an old man who dreamt death storms A scenario where everyone dies An obscure mission of survivor insomnia Nothing eased his restless passage An apocalyptic chronic kind of post-traumatic stress syndrome Enveloped him, like a mass grave he was buried alive It never left his consciousness, the fallibility of human recollection The open wound of the mass genocide could not be healed He emerged miraculously intact… with stealth indelible scars “I don’t hate them” He said His numbers etched in blue, but there was resilience Through and through Adorno wondered what German culture could mean After the Holocaust… “Perennial suffering has as much right to expression As a tortured man has to scream” ~ MARVIN HERSHORN

For Marty – My Brother I Will Always Remember You, Died April 11, 2012 I look up at the sky so blue, I think of you. As the waves roll on to shore, I think of you more and more… Your soft spoken voice, your faint smile, Don’t worry so much, I’ll be better in a while, I came to visit every day There was nothing more I could do or say. You spoke of things that had to be done… Fix the boat, I need new sails, get a new top for the car! See my new grandson! And so much more I want to do. But God had other plans for you. The night passed, the telephone did ring. Slowly I went to answer it, I knew what dreaded news it would bring Throw my ashes out to sea, That’s where I want to be! Among the waves, the wind and the rain Don’t be sad, I’ll be at peace, never more in pain. ~ GLORIA BRESLAUER An Uphill Progression I strive to be the best human being I know; in doing so I can progress and grow. I strive to relax and “go with the flow,” and never give in to defeat. I strive to hold my life as my own; and if I must, I can go it alone; to rejoice and give thanks rather than moan; and to believe that life is incredibly sweet. I strive to greet each day with cheer; to maintain a joyful atmosphere; to conquer adversity and persevere; and never allow myself to retreat. I strive to heed that voice within; my intuition which prevents me from confounding indecision. I strive to understand everyone’s position; to withhold judgment; to be discreet. I strive to be helpful, loving and kind; to respect everything that God has designed; to keep learning and nurturing my mind. All of this makes my life complete.

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Bridge

CVE Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for July

By IRVING RUGA

By BERNICE RUGA Bd: 11

♠A 10 8

Dlr: South

♥A Q 3 2

Vul: None

♦A J 7 5 ♣QJ

♠J 9 7 5

♠4

♥K 9 7 4

♥J 8 6

♦Q 8 3

♦K 9 2

♣5 4

♣K 10 9 8 3 2 ♠K Q 6 3 2 ♥10 5 ♦10 6 4 ♣A 7 6

Some Norths will open 1♦ because a 1NT opening would show fewer values. East may preempt with 3♣, but South, a passed hand, can try 3♠, and North will raise. If East declines to act, South responds 1♠ and North jumps to 2NT. Then some Souths may look for and find a 5 – 3 spade fit and bid game at spades; other Souths will simply raise to 3NT. A few Norths will open 1NT, and if East stays out, South can transfer to spades and bid 3NT next. North will probably convert to 4♠. If West leads a club against 4♠, South can make an overtrick for +450 – for instance, by finessing in hearts, ruffing two hearts in his hand and ruffing a club in dummy. Although 3NT might be a winning contract on a different lie of the cards, it may produce only nine tricks, and +400 will be a poor result for North-South.

Saturday 7/7/12 I.Vilinsky/R.Davis – B.Ruga/I.Ruga 7/14/12 B.Wolf/M.Dimichele H.Lieberman/J.Grodsky 7/21/12 B.Weinberg/L.Fertik B.Ruga/D.Long 7/28/12 P.Tepper/B.Weinberg – I.Ruga/B/Ruga Monday 7/2/12 P.Tepper/B.Weinberg – B.Luber/H.Luber 7/9/12 B.Weinberg/L.Fertik – B/ Wolf/F.Beaudin 7/16/12 I.Fertik/B.Feldstein – I.Ruga/B/Ruga

7/23/12 H.Lieberman/B.Feldstein – M.Cohen/C.Hanzman 7/30/12 I.Vilinsky/R.Davis – H.Luber/B.Luber Tuesday 7/03/12 R.Davis/C.Vilinsky – B.Wolf/M.Dimichele 7/10/12 E.Sohmer/P.Tepper – H.Lieberman/R.Rosen 7/17/12 R.Davis/C.Vilinsky – B.Wolf/B.Luber 7/24/12 B.Cordes/B.Feldstein – R.Rosen/H.Lieberman 7/31/12 R.Davis/C.Vilinsky – B.Ruga/I.Ruga

The Puzzler By CHARLES K. PARNESS

Classes Sponsored By Bay Management Contact the Staff/Information Office for Registration Dates for the next class session To register please pick up a class flyer at the Staff/Information Office; flyers are available one week before registration begins. (No prorating of class fee)

Art for Beginners

Beginners Bridge (step 1)

Mixed Media Painting

Beginners Bridge (step 2)

Relax, Meditate

Japanese Bunka

Learn About Astrology Pro & Con

Stained Glass

As the Jewish World Churns

Conversation Yiddish

Oil & Multimedia

Advanced Bridge

Clay Sculpture

Body, Mind and Spirit

Mah-Jongg (Beginner)

Charcoal & Pastels

English as a Second Language

Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor & Ink

Let’s Talk Food w/ Fred & Sheila

Beginners Computers

Intermediate Computers

Intermediate/Advanced Computers

Opera Appreciation

Fashion-From Drab to Fab

Introduction to Sewing

Beginner Lapidary

Intermediate Lapidary

Piano Lessons

The Art of Portrait Drawing

Current Affairs Roundtable Italian Conversation

A Timely Race After watching a track event at the Olympics, two officials came over to me to help solve a problem. They had recently clocked a race but could not tell how long it took to run the race. It seems that when their stopwatches were calibrated, it was found that one watch ran two seconds fast per minute and the other ran one

second slow per minute. Due to language difficulties, the only thing I heard was that at the end of the race, the difference in time of the two watches was one minute. With this information I could tell them the winning time (how long the race took). Can you? The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 25B.

Beginner Italian

Investing Wisely

Abstract Art

Spanish Beginners Spanish Beginners (Step 2)

Writer’s Workshop

Spanish Intermediate

Memoir Writing & Genealogy Music History – Broadway Jewish Villains

Please Note: All classes are subject to change: This is a sample of classes we offer; the class list is subject to additions and/or deletions. Contact the Staff/Information Office for a complete class schedule. If you have any questions, please call the Staff Office at 954-428-6892 extension 2 Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please DO NOT feed the ducks at the pool areas It’s so tempting to want to feed the wildlife. It makes us feel good. The reality is the ducks come looking for a free meal at the pool areas. They are making a mess in the pools as well as on the decks. This is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone as the pool and/or pool areas have to be closed and cleaned and the pool treated for the feces that has gotten into the pool. Remember – food IN equals something unpleasant OUT!


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Movie Review September By SANDRA PARNESS

FUNNY LADY- Story of singer Fanny Brice’s stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose. Starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Shariff. PG, 136 minutes. Playing Sunday, September 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. THE LUCKY ONE-A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner. PG-13, 101 minutes. Playing Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Answer to the Puzzler from page 24B Since one watch ran two seconds fast per minute and the other ran one second slow per minute, the difference in time for both watches was three seconds per minute. The total difference in time for both watches at the end of the race was one minute. Dividing the three seconds per minute into the total difference time of one minute (60 seconds), we get twenty. Therefore, the race took twenty minutes. And that is the answer.

MAN ON A LEDGE-As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. Starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell. PG13, 102 minutes. Playing Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL-This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No

help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner. PG-13, 133 minutes. Playing Monday, September 17, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m. DARLING COMPANION-The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. Then her husband loses the dog. Starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest. PG-13, 103 minutes. Playing Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 26. 2012, 2:00 p.m.

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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT-One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. Starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt. R (rated R for Adult Situations), 124 minutes. Playing Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

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New East shuttle bus schedule in effect as of January 2, 2012

East Route: Mon-Wed-Fri 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Leave CVE

Sawgrass Promenade

N. Broward Medi cal Pl aza

Sawgrass Promenade

Arri ve CVE

9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15

9:10 9:55 10:40 11:25 12:10 12:55 1:40 2:25

9:20 10:05 10:50 11:35 12:20 1:05 1:50 2:35

9:30 10:15 11:00 11:45 12:30 1:15 2:00 2:45

9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00

East Route: Tuesday-only 9 a.m. – 3 p.m Leave CVE

Boca Center

Town Center

CVS Pharmacy

Arri ve CVE

9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15

9:15 10:00 10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30

9:25 10:10 10:55 11:40 12:25 1:10 1:55 2:40

9:35 10:20 11:05 11:50 12:35 1:20 2:05 2:50

9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00

East Route: Thursday-only 9 a.m. – 3 p.m Leave CVE 9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15

Festival Flea Market

Kosher Market

Aldi’s Market Market

Al di 's

Arri ve CVE

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9:25 10:10 10:55 11:40 12:25 1:10 1:55 2:40

9:35 10:20 11:05 11:50 12:35 1:20 2:05 2:50

9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00

East Route: Saturday (Town Center) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m Leave CVE

Boca Center

Town Center

CVS Pharmacy

Arri ve CVE

10:00 10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30 CVE 3:30 CVE 4:20

10:15 11:00 11:45 12:30 1:15 2:00 2:45 Church 3:40 Boca Ctr 4:35

10:25 11:10 11:55 12:40 1:25 2:10 2:55 Boca Ctr 3:55 Town Ctr 4:50

10:35 11:20 12:05 12:50 1:35 2:20 3:05 Town Ctr 4:05 CVS 5:00

10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30 3:15 CVS 4:15 Church 5:10

East Route:

Sunday-only

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Leave CVE

Festival Fl ea Market

Kosher Market

Aldi’s Market

Al di 's Market

Arri ve CVE

10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00 3:45

10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30 3:15 4:00

10:55 11:40 12:25 1:10 1:55 2:40 3:25 4:10

11:05 11:50 12:35 1:20 2:05 2:50 3:35 4:20

11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00 3:45 4:30

Sundays and Holidays Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mini-bus to Plaza Ceases service each evening from Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. Route #1: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A, Century Plaza, Westbury, Cambridge, Durham, Clubhouse. Route #2 Clubhouse, Durham A & V on Century Blvd., Islewood, Oakridge A & B, Prescott A & E, Newport, Oakridge C & D, Lyndhurst Pool, Keswick, Restaurant, Clubhouse. Route #3: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A & B, Upminster A-M, Richmond, Farnham, Grantham A-E, Harwood, Markham A-K, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #4: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Ashby, Farnham, Harwood, Grantham F, Markham S & T, Oakridge Pool, Oakridge F-V, Markham L-R, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse.

CVE 4:20 CVE 5:15

Route #5/6: Clubhouse, Ellesmere, Ventnor, Tilford A-R, Le Club/Activity Center, Reporter/Medical Center, Tilford S-X, Tilford P-R, Le Club/Activity Ctr/Medical, Prescott F-G, Oakridge corner, Markham corner, Lyndhurst corner, Ellesmere-Century Blvd, Keswick-Century Blvd, Parking LotDepot, Clubhouse. Show nights, Express A & B – Motor Coaches will run an hour before the show and after. As of 6/27/11


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1/1 Garden Units Markham E Gr. Fl. Unit.. Water View..Fully Tiled..Encl. Patio..Near Pool Oakridge J Great Area..Across From Pool..Glass Top Stove, Encl. Patio Ventnor J Pristine Condition..2nd. Fl. With A Lift..Tiled..Encl. Patio Tilford S Lift Installed, Newer Cabinets In Kit. Wood & Carpeted Floors

$ 34,900 $ 29,900 $ 29,500 $ 21,900

1/1.2 GardenUnits Newport P Open “Designer Kitchen”, Tile & Carpet..Redone Baths..Move-In Prescott N All Tiled..Immaculate Condo..Encl. Patio With A/C..Water View Durham W Corner Unit, Gr. Fl. Central Air..Furnished. Walk To Pool Durham I Prime Area..Lift In Place.Immaculate..Steps To Pool & Clubhouse Tilford D Corner Gr. Fl. Some Renovations, Waiting For You To Complets Ventnor A Tiled Throughout..Newer A/C..New Appliances..Encl. Patio Markham I Beautifully Furnished…All Tiled.. Updated Kit..Lift In Place Prescott B Renovated Condo..Stainless & Black Appliances..Come See

$ 44,850 $ 35,000 $ 34,850 $ 32,499 $ 29,850 $ 26,500 $ 59,900 $ 56,900

Tilford U Farnham L Upminster D Upminster G Newport C Upminster G

Gr. Fl. Corner..Encl. Patio..Furnished Per Inventory..Tub Replaced Corner 1st. Fl..Redone Kitchen..Tiled..Encl. Patio.. Walk To Pool Bright Condo..Priced To Sell..Upgraded Kit.. Laminate Flooring Corner Unit. 1st. Floor.. Shower In M/B Near 2 Pools..Near Plaza “Great Buy”..Clean..Fully Furnished..Ready For Quick Sale Gr. Floor..Walk To Pool & Tennis..Newer A/C..Furnished

$ 35,500 $ 48,900 $ 42,000 $ 39,900 $ 39,500 $ 37,900

2/1.5 Highrise Units Berkshire A Renovated Kit..Wood Cabinets..Stainless Appliances..Near Plaza Ellesmere A Corner..Wrap Around Golf View..Encl. Patio..Nicely Furnished Harwood D Water View..Tiled..White Galley Kit..Renovated Bathrooms C 3rd. Floor..Water View..Furnished..Tile & Carpet..Enclosed Patio Ashby Newport G Incredible Water & Preserve View From Encl. Patio..Tile & Carpet.

$ 79,900 $ 69,500 $ 64,999 $ 62,900 $ 52,950

1/1.5 Highrise Units Newport U 4th Floor..Furnished..Remodeled Baths…Water View..Encl. Patio $ 44,950 Cambridge D 1st. Floor. Water View..Carpeted..Furnished..Walk To Clubouse $ 38,900 Newport Q 2nd. Floor..Furnished..Tiled Throughout..Central A/C..Encl. Patio $ 36,850 Cambridge B 1st. Floor Location.. Magnificient Water View..Furnished $ 34,500 Islewood D Great Location..Gr. Fl..Steps To Pool..Water View.Many Updates $ 49,900 Grantham A 1 Bedroom 2 Full Baths..Water View..Walk To Pool & Clubhouse $ 47,500

2/2 Luxury Highrise Units Oakridge U New Kit/Step Ceiling..New Appliances..Tiled..Great Water View $ 106,000 Lyndhurst N New “Open Kitchen..Tiled..Redone Baths..Encl. Patio..Garden View $ 99,900 Oakridge F “Open Kitchen..Granite Counters..Newer A/C..Tiled..Encl. Patio $ 99,000 Richmond A 1st. Fl.. Furnished.Encl. Patio..Golf View..Near Pool & Tennis $ 79,900 Upminster J 2nd.Fl.. Furnished..Screened Patio..Tile & Carpet..Priced To Sell $ 69,900 Ventnor O Wonderful Location..Across From Pool & Tennis..Priced To Sell $ 45,900 Lyndhurst N Newly Renovated..”Open Kit” Tiled.. Garden View..Redone Baths $ 99,000 Lyndhurst K Golf Course View..Fully Tiled..Walk To Pool & Clubhouse $ 79,900

2/1.5 Garden Units Tilford A New Baths..Newer Kitchen..Tiled..New Furniture..Near Shopping $ 81,950 $ 59,850 Markham L Corner Gr. Fl..Tiled..Rental Bldg. Move In Condition Markham J Corner Unit. Gr. Fl. Clean..Newer A/C. Beautifully Decorated $ 57,900 $ 49,900 Islewood C Lift In Place..Newer A/C..Newer Fridge..Water View

Rental Units Islewood A 1/1.5 Water View..Spotless Unit.Everything You Need To Enjoy Ventnor A Fully Furnished..Tiled.. New Appliances..Come Down And Enjoy Newport Q Enjoy Florida Sunshine.. Fully Tiled Condo..Glass Enclosed Patio.. Cambridge B Lovely 1st. Floor..Water View..Annual Rental Only For 1 Year

$ 1600.Mo. $1500.Mo. $1400.Mo. $ 700.Mo.

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Reporter September 2012 Volume 35 Number 10  

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