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Wood Glen

Official Publication of the Wood Glen Property Owners Association

Dear All, This is the time of year to celebrate all for which we are thankful. This year especially, we are not taking water for granted. Thanks to all of you who donated to help those who lost homes and businesses in wild fires this summer. Thanks to all of you who cooperated with water rationing. Thanks to all of the Wood Glen volunteers for accelerated efforts to clear areas in the green belt of growth that would endanger our large trees and/or cause potential flooding, and to monitor our sprinkler system. Did you know that now is the best time of year for deer watching? Late fall is the time when bucks have grown their antlers, fawns are moving with their mothers, and a time when deer are most active and likely to bolt and run. Check out the hike and bike trail….but remember, always walk dogs on leashes, pick up their “deposits” just like you would on the sidewalk (it is the law!) and stay on the trails! Also, slow down when driving at dusk since that is the time it is most difficult to see AND the critters all come out to play! By now, we have had our annual meeting and if you were not able to attend check the website for the Power Point presentation. New information will be there regarding the legislation passed in 2011 affecting home owners associations as well as business conducted at the meeting. Please look for an article written by a Wood Glen resident about safety on the streets of Wood Glen in this edition. Also, there are announcements regarding special holiday shopping opportunities and our upcoming social events and garage sale. I do not have anything for November from Elroy, our resident historian, but keep a look out….he promised me more articles! Thanks, Elroy! You do know about the volunteers who do work for Wood Glen, right? Want to get involved? We currently are in need of a Section Representative for The Park and our treasurer Ken Stites informed me that he must resign at the end of the year (accounting experience necessary for the position of treasurer…).

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November 2011 - Volume 5, Issue 11

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Save the Date for Wood Glen Cocoa With Santa Sunday, December 11th 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Amenity Center Come see Santa, tell him what you want for the holidays and share Cookies and Cocoa with your neighbors. Don't forget your cameras! (P.S. Adults can have their picture taken with Santa too!)More info in the December Newsletter but we are currently planning on having a chocolate fountain with dipping goodies. Wood Glen Garage Sale It is time (again) to clean out attics, garages and closet and get rid of your unappreciated "treasures" that someone else may covet. Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 12 from 8:00 to noon for the Wood Glen/Hidden Glen Spring Garage Sale. This Spring's Garage Sale is in conjunction with our neighbors in Hidden Glen that it should drive additional traffic. Our sponsor this spring is Cynthia Maguire with RE/MAX Capital City. Please email her at cynthia.maguire@sbcglobal.net should you have any questions. Cynthia will be providing signage for both neighborhoods at the entrance of the subdivisions several days before the sale to advertise the event. In addition, she will be placing ads in the Austin American Statesman and the Round Rock Leader. TIS THE SEASON FOR JUDGING HOLIDAY DECORATIONS Many residents Wood Glen annually share the spirit of this joyous season by decorating their homes with love, lights and theme-displays. These spirit-spreading annual gestures help celebrate the season plus puts everyone in the holiday mood. Neighborhood decorations provide a burst of bright outdoor colors that take many forms and warmly accentuates the Spirit of the Season. The Social Committee will be passing through our entire neighborhood no later than December 13th. They will be looking for themes; obvious effort; uniqueness and style in their selections and will award gift certificates from Lowes. Signs will also be place in the top 3 winners yards. 1st Place: $75, 2nd Place: $50, 3rdPlace: $25. There are no real decorating rules, we just don't want a loved one falling off the roof (and it has happened!). Winners will be announced via a Wood Glen Email - A shout out will be given to Honorable Mentions as well. Questions? Contact Cynthia Maguire at cynthia. maguire@sbcglobal.net May all your homes be Merry and Bright this season! Wood Glen Property Owners Association Newsletter - November 2011 1


Wood Glen BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Donna Tucker........................donnactucker@att.net Vice President: ............................................................. OPEN Treasurer: Ken Stites................................ kstites@austin.rr.com Secretary: Lela Solum.........................lelasolum@austin.rr.com Section 1: Eric Boren........................ eric_boren@sbcglobal.net Section 2: ..................................................................... OPEN Section 3: Julie Cowan................................julie.cowan@att.net Section 4: Mark Murray.................. murray.markd@gmail.com Section 5: Donna Tucker............... donnatucker@austin.rr.com Section 6: Rod Kerr......................................rod_kerr@shi.com Section 7: Christopher Loft.........................chrival22@aol.com

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Modifications: Sam Myers ................. slmyers58@earthlink.net Pool/Amenity Center Co-Chairs: Julie Cowan............................................. julie.cowan@att.net Landscaping / Greenbelt: Karen Fischer.................................... kfischer4@austin.rr.com Capital Improvements: .................................................................................... OPEN Social Activities: Cynthia McGuire....................cynthia.maguire@sbcglobal.net Communications: Donna Tucker.......................................donnactucker@att.net ...........................................................donnate@austin.rr.com Ant Bait Control Program Co-Chairs: Leslie Myers..........................................myersls@earthlink.net Sue Kernan.......................................... ladysue2007@aol.com Safety/Security ............................................................................................... Care Calendar: Denise Ferguson.............................. dferguson@austin.rr.com Welcome Committee: David & Elaine Lloyd.............................Lloyd1111@aol.com

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Wood Glen to respect others on the road and the way to do that is be respectful ourselves. The “ OH I AM SO SORRY ” response has been used so much we don’t even hear it anymore let alone believe it. Please help to make WG and HG safe for all of us. We want to grow and develop and the way to do that is to learn the rules of the road and follow them. You may think I am being over dramatic but I do ride in this neighborhood and it can be very scary and I have been riding a long time. This past week I had several encounters and I was really paying attention. Thank you for reading this and for trying to make our neighborhood and city safer for all wheeled vehicles. Your Wood Glen neighbor, SH

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