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The Official Publication of the Brook Meadows Homeowner's Association Volume 7, Number 3

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March 2012

Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Slate It is that time of year, when we all ask ourselves, “How can I make a positive contribution to making Brook Meadows a better place to live. Well now there is an easy answer. 1. Attend the Annual Meeting @ Colleyville Community Center. Last year’s meeting lasted less than an hour! We do need a quorum in attendance, so please if you can’t make it, fill out the below Proxy and send it with a neighbor, or email Directors@BrookMeadows.org stating that you assign your Proxy to the Board. 2. Throw your hat in the ring and run for one of the 2 open Board positions at the meeting.

To whom it may Concern: I will be unable to attend the April 2012 Annual Meeting, but wish to allocate my proxy to the following named person, or persons: Please allow the following individual to vote my wishes in all matters of the Association at the above mentioned Annual Meeting:

The Board meets 6-8 times a year, including Annual Meeting. Responsibilities are divided among 5 board members, plus wonderful volunteers for each committee. Your total commitment is about 2 hours a month.

I wish to grant my proxy to vote my wishes in all matters of Association business conducted at the above mentioned Annual Meeting to: The current Board of Directors.

YES – I WOULD LIKE TO RUN FOR AN OPEN BOARD POSITION NAME:____________________________________________ OR Email your intentions to: Directors@BrookMeadows.org BROOK MEADOW HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PROXY ELECTION

If you will be unable to attend, the Board is allowed to accept your proxy to vote for you, or you can give your proxy to anyone BMHA member in good standing you wish to vote for you. If you wish to give your household proxy, you will need to submit it in writing. You may use this form, and give it to a Board member or you may give it to the person you wish to vote your wishes at the meeting.

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I wish to grant my proxy to vote my wishes at the above mentioned Annual Meeting to: _______________________________ only with the following special instructions or limitations: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ I freely grant to the above individual(s) the full right to vote my interests as they wish according to any instructions or limitations indicated above. This proxy will cover only business relating to the Brook Meadows Homeowners Association, Inc. Annual Meeting and will expire upon the close of the meeting. Signed:_____________________________________________ Printed Name:_______________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ __________________________________________________

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Brook Meadows ASSOCIATION INFO Brook Meadows Homeowners Association, Inc. PO Box 492 • Colleyville, TX 76034

Brook Meadows Directors: directors@brookmeadows.org Please visit our website often: www.BrookMeadows.org

2010 - 2011 Board of Directors

President - Mic Deakin................................. 817-399-9885 Vice President - Tom Kader............................ 817-3544248 Treasurer - Roger Poirier................................ 817-684-0419 Secretary - Carol Crosby................................ 817-267-4018 At Large Member - Rich Shcreder................. 817-545-7753 Newsletter Editor Shelley Haaker.........................shelley.haaker@staples.com

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH Clam Chowder INGREDIENTS

• 2/3 C diced salt pork • 1 T butter • 3 C diced onions • 3/4 C common crackers • 1 can clams • 3 C diced potatoes • 1 bay leaf • 3 C milk or Half & Half • salt & pepper Place diced salt pork in 2 qts. simmering water. Boil slowly 5 mins. Rinse and drain. Saute slowly with butter for several minutes, until pork begins to brown. Stir in onions. Cover and cook slowly 8 to 10 minutes, until tender & translucent. Blend in crackers. Set aside. Drain clams, saving liquid. Add enough water to make 4 cups. Pour over onions. Add potatoes and bay leaf. Simmer, loosely covered, for 20 minutes. Chop clams. Stir into soup along with milk. Bring to just below the simmer point. Salt & pepper.. (Allow chowder to season several hours or overnight.) Bring to just below the simmer point before serving. Don’t boil - this will make clams tough.

Enjoy!

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Brook Meadows Event Calender MONTH..............DATE............... ACTIVITY..................................................... NOTES............................................................ MARCH...............27...................... LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM............................. Café Medi on Colleyville Blvd SPRING...............TBA................... SPRING PATIO PARTY.................................. HOSTS John & Jody .............................................................................................................................. Schlachter - Details coming soon APRIL...................TBA................... ANNUAL MEETING - 7:00 PM..................... A Qurom is needed, so please plan on attending, or .............................................................................................................................. sending your Proxy vote with a neighbor or board .............................................................................................................................. member. Colleyville Community Center APRIL...................21...................... GARAGE SALES.............................................. We will run the ad and put signs at the entrances. .............................................................................................................................. All you have to do is put signs/balloons at your house ........................................................................................................................ and sell sell sell! APRIL...................24...................... LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM............................. TBD MAY.....................29...................... LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM............................. TBD JUNE.............................................. LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM............................. TBD NOT RECEIVING THE BMHA E-MAIL BLASTS? TRY THESE TWO STEPS.

TO VOLUNTEER - CONTACT DIRECTORS@BROOKMEADOWS.ORG 1. In your email account set up, make both directors@brookmeadows.org and social@brookmeadows.org as approved senders 2. Go to www.brookmeadows.org home page and fill out the “E-MAIL ADDRESS - CLICK HERE” link.

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Brook Meadows St. Patrick’s Day Facts 1. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story. 2. As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans. 3. Legend has it that he used the native shamrock as a symbol of the holy trinity when preaching and brought the Latin alphabet to Ireland. 4. Miracles attributed to him include the driving of serpents out of Ireland. However, evidence suggests post-glacial Ireland never had any snakes in the first place. 5. Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock - although blue was the original colour of his vestments.

7. Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick’s Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out. 8. St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737. Around 34 million modern Americans claim Irish ancestry. 9. It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 in 461AD. It is a national holiday in Ireland, and on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, which was founded by Irish refugees. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. 10. Dublin has a parade that attracts hundreds of thousands of people, while in Chicago the river is dyed green for a few hours. The biggest parade is normally held in New York, while the largest celebration in the southern hemisphere is in Sydney, Australia.

6. St Patrick was said to have proclaimed that everyone should have a drop of the “hard stuff” on his feast day after chastising an innkeeper who served a short measure of whiskey. In the custom known as “drowning the shamrock”, the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening.

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Brook Meadows ORAL HEALTH UPDATE IT MAY NOT BE “JUST A TOOTHACHE”.

Going to the dentist may not be on the top of your To Do list, but if you’re experiencing dental pain, a trip to the dentist may be just what you need. If you have a toothache that lasts more than one or two days, you notice swelling around a tooth, bleeding, or experience severe pain or fever, it’s time to make an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible. A thorough examination and diagnosis is important to prevent more serious complications to your teeth, jaw, and gums. Dental decay and gum disease are progressive in nature. Early diagnosis is essential to a quicker and easier treatment.

THERE ARE SEVERAL CAUSES OF DENTAL PAIN, INCLUDING:

• Tooth decay affecting the enamel and the dentin, or inner layer of the tooth • Tooth abscess caused by severe tooth decay or a trauma causing an infection at the root of the tooth or between the gum and tooth • Damage to existing fillings due to pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching • Teeth grinding that causes fracturing, loosening, and excessive wear • A fractured tooth from a traumatic dental injury • Infected gums as a result of gingivitis or gum disease (periodontitis)

During your exam, your dentist will typically ask about the nature of your dental pain, when it started, and if anything makes it better or worse. Then, your dentist will conduct a physical examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, tongue, and throat. X-rays and other tests may be recommended, depending on what the dentist suspects is causing your toothache. Once your dentist has determined the cause of your dental pain, you will be presented with treatment options. If a cavity is causing your pain, a simple filling may do the trick. However, if there is an infection that has spread to the tooth’s nerve, a root canal may be necessary. An antibiotic may also be prescribed if you have swelling of the jaw or a fever. DENTAL PAIN IS PREVENTABLE!

Because most toothaches are caused by decay, practicing good oral hygiene is the easiest way to prevent dental pain. This includes brushing and flossing every day and visiting your dentist for professional cleanings and checkups on the schedule determined by the Dental Hygienist. In addition, eating a healthy, balanced diet that is low in sugar will not only help you prevent cavities but will improve your body’s overall health. Submitted by Dr. Flury

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