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Volume 9, Number 9 Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Association

September 2013 www.DavenportRanch.org

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTER

SUCCEED AS AN EFFECTIVE HOA LEADER Conference & Expo Will Teach Best Practices to Help You Become the Best Volunteer Community Leader You Can Be

Community association volunteer leaders almost without exception look to preserve the value of their residents’ homes and maintain the quality of life their homeowners have come to expect through their homeowner association (HOA) or similar community governing body. But we don’t always have the requisite knowledge and experience to do the best job possible. The school of hard knocks, trial-and-error, may get us there eventually, but it can be a long and arduous journey. Join us at Austin Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) 2013 Conference & Expo on Friday, September 27th, at the University of Texas Alumni Center for an afternoon learning best practices. Hear what others have discovered is working to help build better neighborhoods. And admission is free! “Hear industry leaders speak on a range of topics from ‘The 7 Deadly Sins of New Board Members’ to ‘Where Will The Water Come From?’ to ‘It’s Not My Problem – Right?’, just to name three of the twelve lectures to choose from in this year’s Conference Lecture Series” notes Katie Uhler, Chair of CAI Austin’s Conference & Expo. Visit with more than 65 exhibitors - experts delivering solutions to Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

the problems keeping you and your board awake at night. Energize your HOA board and your residents with new, imaginative ideas. Enhance your community’s spirit, gain recognition for your community as one of the best places to live in Central Texas, attract new residents. Come celebrate “what’s good” about common interest community living. Full details on our website at http://www.caiaustinevents. org/2013conf&expo. With more than 32,000 members dedicated to building better communities, Community Associations Institute (CAI) works in partnership with 60 domestic chapters, a chapter in South Africa and housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Texas chapters include Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio. CAI provides information, education and resources to community associations and the professionals who support them. For information on the Austin Chapter, visit our website at www.caiaustin.org, or call 512-858-5228. Or visit CAI’s National website at www.caionline.org, or call 888-224-4321 for more information. Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Association - September 2013

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2013 DAVENPORT BOARD

DAVENPORT - CENTRAL WEST DISTRICT OF POLICE DEPT

President: Larry Eisenberg....................................... Larry@CTXIG.com Vice Presidents: Joe Thrash, Architectural Review...........jthrash@austin.rr.com John Soyring..............................................john@soyring.com Marc Alcedo.............................................. Malcedo@me.com Shiela Walker..................................... shielagwalker@gmail.com Treasurer: Don Neville................................ Don.Neville@Tatumllc.com Secretary: Mercedes Frost............................... mercedesfrost@gmail.com Association Manager Earline Wakefield............... earline.wakefield@goodwintx.com

NEW BAKER 4 DR SENIOR PATROL OFFICER Darrell Grayson .......................................... 512-947-5242 ..........................................Darrell.Grayson@ci.austin.tx.us EMERGENGY Police and Fire Emergencies.......................................... 9-1-1 Reports/Non-Emergencies................................................311 HOSPITALS South Austin Hospital (10 miles).................... 512-447-2211 901 W. Ben White Blvd Brackenridge hospital...................................... 512-324-7000 601 15th Street Seton Hospital (10.5 miles)............................. 512-324-1000 corner of 35th and Medical Pkwy - best choice for serious problems Children's Hospital of Austin (13 miles)......... 512-324-8000 I-35 and 15th Seton Northwest (10 miles)............................. 512-324-6000 11113 Research (183 N just past Braker) North Austin Hospital (8.5 miles)................... 512-901-1000 Mopac and Parmer Heart Hospital ............................................... 512-407-7000 3801 N. Lamar Urgent Care day and after hours: Austin Regional Clinic – FarWest.................... 512-346-6611 6835 Austin Center Blvd Poison Control............................................. 1-800-222-1222 ANIMAL CONTROL Envirocare Pest Control................................... 512-416-9191 Animal Pick up (dead animals) ...............................494-9400 Animal Control (pick up stray or injured)...............972-6060 Barking Dog ....................................................................311 UTILITIES Austin Energy Customer Service..................... 512-494-9400 Austin Water Utility........................................ 512-494-9400 Texas Gas Service Customer Service................ 800-700-2443 Time Warner Cable Customer Service............. 512-485-5555 Phone Payments.......................................... 512-485-6500 SBC 24-hr Info Line:................................... 1-888-294-8433 Residential Phone Ordering:..................... 1-800-464-7928 Residential Phone Repair:......................... 1-800-246-8464 MISCELLANEOUS Goodwin Management, Inc........................... 512- 502-7517 Abandoned Cars......................................................280-0075 Airport- A.B.I.A. Flight Info. .................................530-2242 Garbage Collection.................................................494-9400 Lost mailbox key, Jim Howe; jimhowe@cox.net......844-4222 Streetlight Problem .................................................505-7617 Street Signs: Bridge & Street, Sam West..................974-8775 Street Sign Replacement..........................................457-4885 Hazardous Waste ....................................................974-4343 2

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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION Goodwin Management, Inc 11149 Research, Suite 100 • Austin,Texas 78759-5227 Office 512 502-7526 • Cell: 512 470-5104 • Fax: 512 346-4873 PRESIDENT DAVENPORT RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD MASTER BOARD Meredith Landry...................................................tejas42@aol.com NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER Peel, Inc............................................................. 512-263-9181

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Oct. 1, 2013

 National Night Out this year is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.  Let’s be sure that Davenport has a good showing!   What is National Night Out?  It is an evening when neighborhoods send a message to criminals that they are organized and fighting back against crime.  It is also a time to get to know your neighbors.  You can participate by organizing a block party to meet or catch up with your fellow neighbors.  Prepare some food and have games

for the kids.  And of course, the traditional show of support is to turn on your outdoor lights or hold front porch vigils.  More information can be found at the Travis County Sheriff’s Office website at www.tcsheriff.org/community/events.  There will also be a kickoff event earlier in the evening from 5-7p at Barton Creek Mall, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. with vendors, activities for kids, live music, and first responder vehicles on site.  Let’s take a stand of solidarity against crime!

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Be Lice-Free for Back-to-School

By Stacey Pomerantz Back-to-school means lots of new things: new clothes, new backpacks and sleepovers, play dates and school. new supplies. It’s a time to navigate a new class schedule and meet new teachers. 3. This is a biggie: teach your kids to avoid direct head-to-head contact Yet, it needn’t be a time to worry about head lice. We often hear about lice when playing with friends. Show your little ones a photo of children using during back-to-school season because kids return to a tighter environment the iPad or reading books in very close proximity. Help them learn how to after a summer of being outdoors. Lice are transmitted via direct head-to-head play with other kids elbow-to-elbow, not head-to-head! contact 95% of the time. The ideal scenario for lice transmission is when kids 4. If school reports a lice outbreak – though they are not required to – or talk, hug or sit with heads touching. Keep in mind that lice don’t jump or fly. you suspect your child has lice, do not panic! Instead,make sure you have a They also die relatively quickly (24-36 hours) if they’re not directly on your good quality nit comb (normal combs do not trap lice or nits). Most parents scalp. Lice are easier to avoid and get rid of than you might imagine. Since say that it is hard to see evidence of lice. Use the comb as your eyes via daily lice do not carry or spread disease, there is no formal exclusion policy in Texas comb-outs. Catching lice early can often prevent a household contraction. schools. Head lice doesn’t mean a child is dirty or should be shunned. Mostly, If you're not sure how to do a proper comb-out, look online where many lice are inconvenient due to the time necessary to eliminate them. Here are 'how to' videos exist. some easy tips to stay lice-free this school year: 5. Finally remember the rule of “once a week, take a peek.” While your 1. Each child should have his/her own set of brushes and combs. Store kids are de-compressing after a long day of learning, run your nit comb them in separate drawers or baskets at home. Label them accordingly and through their hair at the base of their necks and behind their ears. Nits can make sure each child knows whose is whose and keep your own separate. be many colors from a cream color to amber. They glisten in dry hair and 2. Use lice deterrent spray every day. There are a few varieties of are the shape of a sesame seed that clings to one side of the hair shaft, often combination detangler/lice repellent sprays on the market. These sprays close to the scalp. contain scents that lice find offensive, such as mint or tea tree oil. When If you think you see lice and want to outsource removal, there are several used daily, these scents repel a louse and cause it to nest elsewhere (in another options who will come to your home for treatment. At the end of the (school) scalp). It can be most effective when applied every day, including before day, you’ll be happy to have these tips in your back pocket.

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TENNIS TIPS

By USPTA/PTR Master Professional Fernando Velasco

How To Execute The Two-Handed High Backhand Volley Approach Shot In previous newsletters, I offered tips on how to hit a forehand groundstroke, a two-handed backhand, one-handed backhand, forehand volley, the two handed backhand volley, the serve, the forehand half-volley, the one-handed backhand volley, the overhead “smash”, the forehand service return, the backhand service return, and the forehand high volley approach shot. In this issue, I will offer you instructions on how to execute the two-handed backhand high approach shot. This shot is used when a player is caught in “no-person’s land” (around the service line area) and receives a high ball to volley. The important part of this shot is to be able to hit a deep volley to the feet of the opponents and/or to hit a deep volley close to the baseline, so the opponent is put in a defensive mode and hits a softer ball so the player can now move closer to the net for the “killer or placement volley”. In the illustrations, Linda Henson, a player at the Grey Rock Tennis Club, shows the proper technique to execute this stroke. Step 1: The Ready Position and Split Step: When Linda realizes that she is caught in “no-person’s land”, she takes the split step by bending the knees and staying on her toes. Her racket is in the volley position and her feet are angled toward the path of the incoming ball. Step 2: The Back Swing: Once Linda realizes that the ball has been directed to her backhand, she will turn her upper body and will take the racket slightly back. Notice that the left hand next to the right

hand to allow her to keep her center of gravity in the center. She has loaded her weight on her left foot and will be ready to step forward to meet the ball. She will make a slight change toward the continental grip on both hands. Step 3: The Point of Contact: Linda now is ready to step into the ball. She has kept her eye on the ball and her center of gravity now is shifted toward the point of contact. Notice the right toe pointing to the ball meeting the racket. The face of the racket is open to allow her to hit behind the ball and allow maximum net height and allow her to hit the ball deep. The control of the ball will be made with the left hand, which is holding the racket tighter. The right hand is more relaxed and helps keep the face of the racket in a 45 degree angle at the point of contact. Step 4: The Follow Through: Once Linda has made contact with the ball, she finishes the follow through with her wrist laid back. Her right arm is next to her body and her eyes have shifted toward her target. Step 5: The Move for the Kill Volley: As the ball is headed toward her opponent and Linda realizes that her shot it deep, now she moves close to the net for the put away volley. If her shot was not deep, Linda will decide to stay close to the service line to protect the lob over her head. By the look in her eyes and her smile, she is ready to go for the “kill volley”.

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Davenport Ranch A FOCUS ON BACKPACK SAFETY TIPS By: Concentra Urgent Care

WEAR BOTH STRAPS The use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By using two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is evenly distributed. WEAR OVER STRONGEST MIDBACK MUSCLES Pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. It should rest evenly in the middle of the back. Shoulder straps should be adjusted to allow the child to put on and take off the backpack without difficulty and allow free movement of the arms. Straps should not be too loose, and the backpack should not extend below the low back. LIGHTEN THE LOAD Keep the load at 10%-15% or less of the child’s body weight. Carry only those items that are required for the day. Organize the contents of the backpack by placing the heaviest items closest to the back. Some students have two sets of books, so as not to have to carry the heavy books to and from school. PROPER BACKPACK USAGE While a backpack is still one of the best ways to tote homework, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack gets a failing grade, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Improper backpack use can cause injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints. Injury can occur when a child, in trying to adapt to a heavy load, uses harmful postures such as arching the back, leaning forward or, if only one strap is used, leaning to one side. According to physical therapists, these postural adaptations can cause spinal compression and/or improper alignment, and may hamper the proper functioning of the disks between the vertebrae that provide a shock absorption. A too-heavy load also causes muscles and soft tissues of

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the back to work harder, leading to strain and fatigue. This leaves the back more vulnerable to injury. A heavy load may also cause stress or compression to the shoulders and arms. When nerves are compressed, the child may experience tingling or numbness in the arms. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BACKPACK Physical therapists recommend the following features when selecting a backpack: • A padded back to reduce pressure on the back and prevent the pack’s contents from digging into the child’s back • A waist belt to help distribute some of the load to the pelvis • Compression straps on the sides or bottom of the backpack that, when tightened, compress the contents of the backpack and stabilize the articles • Reflective material so that the child is visible to drivers at night THE RESULTS Worn correctly and not overloaded, a backpack is supported by some of the strongest muscles in the body: the back and abdominal muscles. These muscle groups work together to stabilize the trunk and hold the body in proper postural alignment. HOW A PHYSICAL THERAPIST CAN HELP A physical therapist can help you choose a proper backpack and fit it specifically to your child. Children come in all shapes and sizes, and some have physical limitations that require special adaptations. Additionally, a physical therapist can help improve posture problems, correct muscle imbalances, and treat pain that can result from improper backpack use. Physical therapists can also design individualized fitness programs to help children get strong and stay strong – and carry their own loads. For more information on backpack safety, visit the American Physical Therapy Association at www.apta. org.

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DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE

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WATER SAFETY TIPS AT

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Fall ar Calend

Ongoing: Colin’s Hope Athlete Ambassadors of all ages needed! www.tinych.org/signup September 8: 5th annual Colin’s Hope Kids Tri, and All Star Burger Fundraiser (10% of sales donated). October 19: Sharkfest Austin Swim benefiting Colin’s Hope. Volunteers needed. November: Underwater Holiday Photos (multiple days and locations). February 16: Austin Marathon. Runners, walkers, and water stop volunteers needed.

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Sudoku

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Crossword Puzzle

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