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Hunter's Chase Gazette

HUNTER'S CHASE The Official Newsletter of the Hunter's Chase HOA

September 2013 Volume 3, Issue 9

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. Hunter's Chase Gazette - September 2013

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Hunter's Chase Gazette CONTACT NUMBERS & IMPORTANT INFO Hunter’s Chase Yahoo Newsgroup http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hunterschase/ Hunter’s chase POA website - http://hca.goodwintx.com/ UTILITIES Electricity City of Austin...................................................... 494-9400 Gas Atmos Energy............................................1-888-286-6700 Emergency.................................................... 866-322-8667 Water/Wastewater (City of Austin) Emergency........................................................... 912-6000 Trash/Recycling City of Austin...................................................... 494-9400 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HC HOA Goodwin Management Inc. Carmen.Glassinger@goodwintx.com............ 512-502-7503 Estates of HC POA CA Managers: info@camanagers.com.................................. 512-288-2376 ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE Applications are found on the intranet site at http://hca.goodwintx.com/ DEED ENFORCEMENT To report violations contact Sage Management sage. management@yahoo.com - Deed Documents, http://hca.goodwintx.com/ Download the file HCA.GOV.xx.19840530.CCRS.pdf SCHOOLS Pond Springs Elementary................................. 512-464-4200 ..................... http://schools.roundrockisd.org/pondsprings/ Deerpark Middle School.................................. 512-464-6600 ...........................http://schools.roundrockisd.org/deerpark/ McNeil High School........................................ 512-464-6300 ..............................http://schools.roundrockisd.org/mcneil/ OTHER Crime Stoppers........................................... 1-800-253-STOP County Commissioner Lisa Birkman, Pct. 1 .....................733-5384 fax; 733-5380 Animal Control....................................................... 943-1389 Spicewood Springs Branch Public Library ........................ 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd 512-974-3800

HOA BOARD Brian James ............................................................. President Michael Kuykendall........................................VP & Treasurer Rebekah Sheppard ....................................................Secretary Lynn Raridon Maddox.............................................. At Large Samuel Yu................................................................. At Large To reach any one of the board members please contact Carmen Glassinger at carmen.glassinger@goodwintx.com HUNTERS CHASE POA COMMITTEES Residents interested in joining a committee should contact Darin Siefkes at ds@dsaustinlaw.com 1. Neighborhood Watch - will assist with implementing a neighborhood watch program 2. Amenities (Pool, Park & Tennis) - will be responsible for maintenance and improvement suggestions to the Board 3. Events - responsible for determining which neighborhood events to plan and carrying out the planning and execution of the events (Neighborhood garage sale, Christmas caroling, potlucks, etc)

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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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Hunter's Chase Gazette Back To School

School started in August, so now is the time for drivers to pay closer attention to the school zones in the neighborhood. We want to remind you that the speed limit in a school zone is 20mph and traffic fines double! Other changes to be aware of include; • Children behaving unpredictably • School Bus Stops • Crossing Guards – please obey the guards! Remember, they are there for the safety of you and your children • New areas of traffic congestion • Be prepared for delays • Use of cell phones in schools zones is prohibited! Please give yourself extra time in the mornings and midafternoons and remember if you are traveling in a school zone to slow down.

Time To Slow Down!

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Hunter's Chase Gazette BACK-TO-SCHOOL STRESS CAN TRIGGER ACNE

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For teens, getting rid of embarrassing may seem impossible, but Dr. Denise Metry, an assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, says improving your skin isn't as difficult as you may think. "Stress can be a catalyst for acne breakouts because it stimulates hormones, which in turn causes some skin glands to pump out more oil," Metry said. She suggests that teens wash their face twice a day with a gentle cleanser, maintain a healthy diet and get adequate rest to help prevent future breakouts. Other treatment options include topical creams such as Retin-A to help unclog oil ducts and antibacterial creams, lotions or gels with benzoyl peroxide, which can be used alone or in combination with topical or oral antibiotics. Some young women may be prescribed the birth control pill to help control acne, and Metry may recommend chemical peels for those with severe acne. "I think that parents downplay acne a lot of the time, but it can become a serious problem if it's not addressed early on," Metry said. "I encourage kids to talk to their physicians and in severe cases contact a dermatologist."

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Fall Youth Spor registration ts opens Sept. 7!

The Northwest Family YMCA offers a variety of programs that encourage families to become more active and live healthier lives. We make it easy for you to feel at home and will make sure all your needs are met. Our goal is to provide the resources you need in order to maintain your fitness and live a happier life!

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DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE

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Meet ADC’s New Specialists Scott Boruchow, MD, Neurologist Appointments: 512-901-4061

Dr. Boruchow received his degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of the Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY. He completed his internship and residency training for Internal Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. After that, he went through training in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he also completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Disease. Dr. Boruchow is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He sees patients at ADC’s Main Clinic in North Austin.

Brock Harper, MD, Rheumatologist Appointments: 512-901-4068

Dr. Harper received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his internship and residency at Medical University of South Carolina and his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Harper is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Rheumatology and is accepting new patients. He sees patients at ADC’s Main Clinic in North Austin.

Greg Thaera, MD, Neurologist Appointments: 512-901-4061

Dr. Greg Thaera comes to ADC most recently from Arizona where he had two fellowships at Mayo Clinic Arizona, first in Neurophysiology and then in Multiple Sclerosis. He also completed his internship and residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Neurology. Dr. Thaera earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Austin Diagnostic Clinic He sees patients at ADC’s Main Clinic in North Austin.

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