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Rec Center Events December 2019 Festival of Trees: November 30th – December 7th

MSMD Board of Directors:

Cookies with Santa: December 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

President: Butch Gabrielski

Parent’s Night Out: December 20th from 5:00 - 10:00 pm. Flick-n-Float: The Grinch December 21st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Drop in Basketball: Sundays from 2:30 until 5:00 pm

Secretary/ Treasurer: Wayne Reorda Asst Secretary/ Treasurer: Bill Gessner Mike Fenton Tom Sauer Newsletter Advertising Porchlink Media E-mail kerri@porchlink.com for rates and information Websites www.meridianranchmetro.org www.meridianranch.com

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Drop in Volleyball: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Drop in Pickleball: Wednesdays • 4:00 until 5:30 pm for new/ beginning players • 6:30 until 8:00 pm for advanced players Fly Swatter Volleyball: Fridays from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Fly Swatter volleyball is in full swing. Fly swatters are provided but participants may bring their own if they wish. Stop in at the Rec Center for more details. Group Exercise classes are being added weekly. Check with the Rec Center for an updated schedule. AOA: Chair Yoga: Wednesdays at 9:30 am Pinochle: December 5th & 19th at 12:30 pm Quilting Club: December 13th from 5:00 until 8:00 pm Mexican Train Dominos: December 12th & 26th at 12:30 pm

2019 Rec Center Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve: 8:00 am until 2:00 pm

New Year’s Eve: 8:00 am until 2:00 pm

Closed Christmas

Closed New Year’s Day

Just a reminder: This Rec Center follows School District 49 snow closure policy. Management will make every reasonable effort to remain open during inclement weather. If D49 closes, but the weather cooperates, and roads become safe, we will notify residents, and open the center on a limited operational basis. The Rec Center will post any delay or closure information on our Facebook page. We will also send out an email to everyone in our system.

Meridian Ranch

Tenth Annual Christmas Lights Competition See page 3 for details!

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Meridian Ranch

Tenth Annual Christmas Lights Competition

It is that time of year for residents to show their holiday spirit! Light up your home, light up the tree, and gather all the trimmings. Prizes will be awarded to the most festive dis plays. Please have your Christmas lights on display on the following days:

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Meridian Ranch 2019 Christmas Light Competition Judging Areas:

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Meridian Ranch 2019 Christmas Light Competition Judging Areas:

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AREA 1C AREA 2D

Between 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. Judging done by the Meridian Ranch Design Review Council & Stonebridge.

Mountain View Electric will credit $75.00 on the electric bill for the first place winners from each section. Mountain View Electric is proud to be a contributor for the prizes this year! Prizes will be awarded in the form of gift cards for the best decorated homes in each judging area as follows:

1st Place $50 2nd Place $30 3rd Place $20 OVERALL GRAND PRIZE $100 All participants will receive an ornament. Meridian Ranch will be divided into Eight judging areas, please see top right of this page or visit www.meridianranch.com for map area. All prizes for this competition have been generously donated by DRC No 1, DRC No 2, & the Stonebridge HOA.

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Design Review December Design Review Council Corner Council Corner

Wishing the Meridian Ranch Community, a Wonderful Holiday Season!

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New Resident Orientations (NRO) are set up to educate new residents, and are reminders for seasoned homeowners. Residents learned about the Design Review Council (DRC), how to find important information through the various Meridian Ranch websites, highlights regarding the governing documents and assisting with improvements. The Metro District Manager also gives an overview of the responsibilities of the District and the Rec Center manager talks about upcoming events. We have three NRO’s planned for 2020. Look for the postcard invite in the mail.

The DRC assisted with Falcon Freedom Days the th and 12th! Winners will be posted in the January Let’s not forget thePetrik, Christmas Contest! December Chaylyn DRCLight Administrator (DRC10no 2): last day of June. newsletter and also on the Association Newsfeeds! Chaylyn@warrenmgmt.com Thank you for teaming with us to make the Meridian Ranch Community a Beautiful live! two New Resident Orientations. The Place DRCtoheld

Let’s not forget the Christmas Light Contest! December 10th and 12th! Winners will be posted in the January newsletter and also on the Association Newsfeeds!

What a great year the DRC had teaming with our homeowners to build community!

Two community clean up days – First one in June the last one in October. The community Questions? We are here to help you make collected 45collected roll offs ofoffstrash, misc. landscape Two community clean up days – First one in June and the last one in October. The community 45 roll your living in Meridian Ranch as stressless as of trash, misc. landscape items, along with misc. household items. Plus, we did appreciate the assistance in June items, along with misc. household items. Plus, from possible. the Boy and Girls Scoutcontact troops, and the Falcon Spirit Squad cleaning up the trails! Looking forward to more Please your Meridian Ranch we did appreciate the assistance in June from the participation next year from volunteers. DRC Management Team: Boy and Girls Scout troops, and the Falcon Spirit The DRC showcased 11 homes in the yard of the Month from July through October! Squad cleaning up the trails! Looking forward to Jamie Adams, AMS, PCAM, Agent: The DRC assisted with CMCA, Falcon Freedom Days theManaging last day of June. nextnew year from volunteers. The DRC held two Jamie@warrenmgmt.com New Resident Orientations. New Resident Orientationsmore (NRO) participation are set up to educate Wishing the Meridian Ranch Community, a Wonderful Holiday Season!

and What a great year the DRC had teaming with our homeowners to build community!

residents, and are reminders for seasoned homeowners. Residents learned about the Design Review Council The DRC showcased 11 homes in the (DRC), how to find important information through the various Meridian Ranch websites, highlights regarding the Julie Sampson, Governance Director: governing documents and assisting with improvements. The Metro District Manager also gives July an overview of theOctober! Month from through responsibilities of the District and the Rec Center manager talks about upcoming events. We have three NRO’s Julie@warrenmgmt.com planned for 2020. Llook for the postcard invite in the mail.

DRC no 1 recognized outgoing board members at the October board meeting.

2019 Board of Directors:

Left to Right Everette Coppock (Secretary), Vickie Harwood (Director), Bill Gessner (President); Outgoing Board members from the past 8 years. Becky Van Vleet; Bret Haycock, and Herb Loerbs.

Thank you for teaming with us to make the Meridian Ranch Community a Beautiful Place to live! DRC no 1 recognized outgoing board members at the October board meeting. Thank you for your contribution to the Meridian Ranch Design Review Council no 1. “It is not a question of how well each person on a team works, the question is how well they work together.” -Anonymous Please take time to review the FAQ’s for the Meridian Ranch community. They can be found on the websites: www.meridianranchdrc.nabrnetwork.com or www.meridianranchdrc2.nabrnetwork.com; Resources; FAQ’s

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2019 Board of Directors: Left to Right Everette Coppock (Secretary), Vickie Harwood (Director), Bill Gessner (President); Outgoing Board members from the past 8 years. Becky Van Vleet; Bret Haycock, and Herb Loerbs.

Thank you for your contribution to the Meridian Ranch Design Review Council no 1. “It is not a question of how well each person on a team works, the question is how well they work together.” Anonymous

Please take time to review the FAQ’s for the Meridian Ranch community. They can be found on the websites. We are looking forward to the Great things are happening www.meridianranchdrc.nabrnetwork.com or www.meridianranchdrc2.nabrnetwork.com; Resources; light contest the second week of at the Lodge! New backyard FAQ’s

Christmas December! landscape and fencing Remember the 1st place prize winners from each Questions? has been installed! More section will received a discount on their Mountain Please contact your Meridian Ranch DRC Management information toTeam: follow on View Electric bill, along with gift certificates from Jamie Adams, CMCA, AMS, PCAM – Managing Agent – Jamie@warrenmgmt.com what you can expect in the spring garden boxes our local vendors! Good luck to all who have Julie Sampson, Governance Director – Julie@warrenmgmt.com festively decorated their homes and yards. and access. Chaylyn Petrik, DRC Administrator (DRC no 2)- Chaylyn@warrenmgmt.com Please be on the look out for a survey to the Stonebridge community members! We want your feedback on uses for the Lodge basement, The Lodge backyard, and general park feedback. The survey will be coming your way via the website Association Newsfeed! Thank you to the residents who attended the Annual Meeting In November. We appreciate you!

Volunteers! We need volunteers to have the Lodge open on days when Estelle is not on site. Volunteers must be available for at least two to four hours to be stewards of the lodge. Please contact Jamie Adams, to set up times and get the code plus a key if you are interested: jamie@warrenmgmt.com or call 719-685-7824.

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Volleyball Drop-In 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Pickleball Drop-In New/ Beginning Players

Adult Basketball Drop-In 2:30 - 5:00 pm

4:00 – 5:30 pm

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AOA Pinochle 12:30 pm

6 Fly Swatter Volleyball 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

7 2nd Annual Falcon Community Tree Lighting @ The Shops at Meridian Ranch 4:00 – 7:00 pm

13 Fly Swatter Volleyball 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

14 Cookies with Santa 5:00 – 8:00 pm

20 Fly Swatter Volleyball 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Volleyball 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Adult Basketball Drop-In 2:30 - 5:00 pm

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Volleyball Drop-In 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Manager's Message Holiday Season: I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season that is upon us. We wish you and your loved ones all the best during this time of celebrations and family gatherings. Our District employees also enjoy these times. The Meridian Ranch Recreation Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Recreation Center will operate with limited hours from 8:00 – 2:00 on Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. The District’s administrative office (located at The Shops) will be closed Christmas Eve at noon through Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve at noon through New Year’s Day. Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience On a more serious note, October 28th was the Nation’s First Responders Day honoring those career and volunteer professionals who mobilize and head into disaster areas when others are evacuating. This includes Public Works professionals who operate our public water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Also, November was Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month dedicated to recognizing the importance of protecting our Nation’s infrastructure for our national security and resilience in responding to natural and man-made disasters. These are relatively new issues in our national history and can be traced back to the events of September 11, 2001 and several recent major weather events including hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires. How often do you think of things that sustain the American way of life? Any student of military history will know that wars are fought with both military engagements and with disruption of the enemy’s supply chains and critical infrastructure. The ancient Roman Empire would often use their army to besiege a city by surrounding it and cutting off water and food supplies. The Allied Forces during WWII prevented critical supplies from reaching Japan by controlling shipping routes in the Pacific and overland routes in southeast Asia. In addition to the threat of war

and terrorist attacks, our country has recently experienced extreme weather conditions causing much damage and disruption of lives. The threats to our critical infrastructure continue to evolve. As our world grows more interconnected, and our infrastructure grows more interdependent with other systems and functions, we must look at our risks from both a cyber and a physical perspective. Today, economic prosperity, health and safety rely on a complex network of physical and cyber systems, all working together in harmony. A major storm or wildfire can interrupt or destroy a region’s power grid, and with a simple email, a determined adversary can then wreak havoc on that same infrastructure from the other side of the world. Either way, the impacts from the loss of power can quickly ripple through the regions, impacting emergency response, transportation, financial transactions, and clean water supplies. We live in an area that is home to many of our nation’s warriors and security professionals and we owe them a great debt. My own father was a war hero from WWII and Korea and survived 2 years of POW camps in Korea. However, America’s national security and economic prosperity are increasingly dependent upon critical infrastructure that is at risk from a variety of hazards and threats, both natural and manmade, including aging or failing infrastructure, extreme weather, cyberattacks, or evolving terrorism threats that impact our economy and communities. Critical infrastructure security and resilience requires a clear understanding of the risks we face and a whole-community effort that involves partnership between public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In 2018, Congress approved the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act creating the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Also in 2018, Congress passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 which requires that public water and wastewater systems conduct a risk and resilience assessment (RRA) and then prepare an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to manage the risks. During 2020, the Meridian Metropolitan

District will be working on our own local RRA/ERP. Our water and wastewater systems are underground and out of sight, and therefore are easily taken for granted. Our drainage systems likewise, are often forgotten until a major storm overwhelms their capacity and stormwater damage becomes visible. Here at the Meridian Metropolitan District our daily interaction with our residents is often related to parks, open space, and recreation activities. These are also important public services that impact our quality of life. However, during the holiday season when we often pause to give thanks, lets remember to honor and appreciate our first responders, and our operators of critical public infrastructure. I’ll start here: Braden, Kevin, David, Pat, thanks for keeping our water and wastewater systems running 24/7. Jennette, Tobi, Stephanie, Carrie, Deawne, I appreciate your dedication to our IT, financial and administrative systems that support the operations of our community’s critical public services. Jon, Zak, Andrew, thanks for maintaining our irrigation systems and stormwater drainage facilities and for clearing snow on those dark and cold mornings. Ryan, Andrea, and team, thanks for providing our recreation and sports programs that add so much to our quality of life and enjoyment of Meridian Ranch. Finally, to our governing board – Butch, Wayne, Bill, Mike, Tom – thanks for your experience and wisdom in forming the policies and financial plans that guide the daily operations of the District, and thanks for giving me the privilege of serving this great community. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all,

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