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IMPORTANT INFO: Lakehouse / HOA Office Phone: 281-239-4455 HOA After-Hours Emergency: 800-274-3165

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Official Website: www.mysweetgrass.net

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwsweetgrass Email: dwsweetgrassHOA@gmail.com *Doors lock at 5:30 p.m. daily; please bring your access card for entry.

Behind the Board.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Picture This. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Getting to Know You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Are You Interested in History?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 History of Sweetgrass Women's Club. . . . . . . . 12 Crossword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Stay Healthy in High Summer Temps. . . . . . . . 16 Calendar.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Recipes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Pancake Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Committees, Clubs, Groups & Activities. . . . 37 In the Neighborhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 THE OF

Association Team Kelly Riley-Salyers Community Manager kriley@ccmcnet.com Stephen Martinez Lifestyle Director smartinez@ccmcnet.com

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Behind the Board by MATHEW EBERIUS, LCAM, CPRP Vice President, CCMC

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ity is to be good stewards of the association’s funds and to make decisions regarding business contracts, financial activities and to be in constant communication with the residents about their community. Other roles that Board members maintain may include being a liaison to the city or county government, and overseeing task forces put together by the Board. While volunteering in this capacity, the average Board member can spend upwards of 20 or more hours a week devoted to Association business. This includes reviewing contracts, Board agendas and minutes, working on committees, and communication with the residents and managing agent. Boards and the Board members are an integral part of the association, and provide the oversight needed to ensure the association operates per its governing documents.The Board also relies heavily on the expertise of the managing agent to perform the daily operations, and provide the financial and legal expertise to ensure that the association complies with national, state and local laws and codes. Through regular Board meetings and 1:1 meetings with the managing agent (Community Manager), the Board maintains constant communication on association projects, contracts and operations. If you are interested in serving your community, stop by the Association Office, located at The Lakehouse, and the team can share what roles are available to you.

ith our latest Board of Directors election behind us, and the new Board gearing up for an exciting role in Sweetgrass’ future, many residents had questions about the role of the Board of Directors and how that role fits in to the community going forward. In order to look at the role of the Board, we must first go back and understand the role of the homeowners association.A homeowners association is a legal entity and business that operates for the benefit of its members, which in this case, are homeowners in the association. The association maintains the common areas, provides lifestyle programming and operates the day-to-day of the association’s activities, including supervision of vendors, service providers and the financial wellbeing of the business. Behind every successful homeowners association is a dedicated group of volunteers that have stepped up to serve their community – the Board of Directors. In an HOA, the Board of Directors is responsible for not only the wellbeing of the association, but also acting in its fiduciary duty in ensuring the association has funds to operate. Boards can vary in membership, as each community has a different set of guidelines and procedures, but in Sweetgrass, the Board is comprised of five members in staggered terms.Those members are elected by the homeowners. The Board wears several hats, but the primary responsibil-

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Compliance Corner

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ecently we have received concerns from homeowners regarding animals being off leash, being aggressive and owners not picking up after their pets. As a reminder, listed below are the deed restrictions in place regarding these issues. Animals and Pets: The Del Webb Sweetgrass governing documents allow for a total of (3) dogs or (3) cats or a combination of dogs and cats not to exceed (3) in total, subject to compliance with applicable local laws, codes and ordinances. Fort Bend County law requires pets to be vaccinated for rabies, registered, and be restrained in a fenced back yard or on a leash at all times. If you allow your pet off of the leash while outside and not confined in the fenced back yard, you are not only in violation of the community deed restrictions, but you are also breaking the law. Fines may be imposed by the H.O.A. as well as a citation from Fort Bend county officials. If you observe an animal roaming freely in the community, please report this to Fort Bend County Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Animal Control is authorized to seize and impound an animal that is at large. If you witness a resident allowing their animal off of the leash in the community, please submit a compliance concern on mysweetgrass.net and include the homeowners address along with photos of the animal and homeowner when possible for documentation.

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Sweetgrass CCGA Spotlight

HISTORY OF THE SWEETGRASS WOMEN'S CLUB

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n July 31st, 2012, the first "formation meeting" was held for the women of Sweetgrass to establish a Club. Officers were chosen- Sandy Hayward as President, Gerry Brecker as Vice President, and Linda Levey as Secretary/Treasurer. The majority of the ensuing discussion centered around what the Club wanted to achieve socially and philanthropically, and how it would look structurally to achieve this mission. An Activities Committee was then formed, with the first event being held in October of 2012 at Painting with a Twist. Many social activities, including luncheons, spa days, theatrical productions, concerts, road trips and tours, including volunteer opportunities with CASA Home Tours, Fundraising Events and informative presentations at business meetings ensued throughout the years. At the September 2013 Meeting it was announced that the Women's Club was now chartered, and bylaws and and additional committees were put in place to formalize the protocols. In addition to Sandy, Gerry and Linda, several residents have served on the Board over the years, including Vicki Farnum, Kathy Vrshek, Kris Bentley, Kay Hardee, Carol Townsend,Tere Dowd, Eleanor Coatsworth, Lynne Hanrahan, Elaine Kepraios, Mary Himenez, Nancy Best, Karen Taylor, Judith Van Horn, Margie Krenek, Deborah Laguens, Yvonne Sexton, Kaye Lynn White, Hilda Pena, Brenda Barton and Maryann Metcalf. In May 2018, Women's Club members and neighborhood Lunch Bunch groups attended a luncheon at the Lakehouse and submitted surveys on the vision they wanted for the Women's Club moving forward. Based on this feedback a Transition Committee was put in place and the Club rebranded as one that focused on ways for the women of Sweetgrass to meet and socialize, as well as have an impact on the greater community. It was determined that four Signature Events per year, including one supporting a philanthropy, would be held in addition to a Mix 'n Mingle Membership Drive and one annual business meeting. This formula has received tremendous response from the women in Sweetgrass, and membership currently stands at almost 300 residents. Information on events and Women's Club happenings are regularly sent to the membership by email, or can often be found in the weekly Bayou Breeze updates. There is also a brochure available in the Club kiosk at the Lakehouse.

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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AS SUMMER TEMPS RISE Strategies to avoid heatstroke, other illness on sweltering days https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2020/protect-yourself-summer-heat.html

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undreds of heat records are being set with temperatures upwards of 107 degrees in states like California, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Some planes are being grounded because the shimmering heat makes it dangerous to fly. And some municipalities are asking residents to turn their thermostats way up to protect the energy grid. A “mega-heat wave,” as some weather experts have dubbed it, has scorched western areas of the U.S., forcing people to stay indoors to seek out cooler spots.These spiking temperatures bring an increased risk of heat-related illnesses like dehydration and heatstroke. “As you age, you don’t notice the heat anymore,” says Charles Maddow, M.D., the director of emergency geriatrics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. Older bodies are not as hydrated and don’t sweat as much — making it more difficult to cool down, he says. The risk of illness from hot weather is particularly high for those over 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that 36 percent of heat-related deaths in the U.S. were in that age category. As people age, bodies don't adjust well to sudden changes in temperature, and prescription medications and chronic illnesses can affect a response to heat. "Heat can really be threatening to older adults,” says Christine E. Kistler, a physician in the Department of Family Medicine and the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “The heat you might have been able to take in your 30s, you're not physiologically able to cope with in your 80s." Cindy Bagwell, 62, lives in Dallas, where the temperature has been over 100 this week. Bagwell says she tries to stay inside in the air conditioning and walks her dog, Rosie, for 15 minutes or less in the morning, before the hottest part of the day. But Bagwell has struggled to meet the request of the Texas electricity grid operator for residents to set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher. Keeping the lights off and drying most of her laundry outside has helped Bagwell conserve power, but she says it feels uncomfortable pushing the temperature in her home way up. To acclimate, she’s raised the thermostat

by a degree every day or so and is currently set at 76. “I’m inching my way up,” she says.“I’ll see how it goes.” Kistler, says this latest heat wave — which isn’t even coming at the peak of summer hot weather — raises concerns. “My worry is that this is something we’re going to have to face year after year,” she says. She bristles at the idea that power grid operators are urging older adults to push their home temperatures way up, saying that request should be targeted at a younger population. “Heat can really be threatening to older adults,” Kistler says.“The heat you might have been able to take in your 30s, you’re not physiologically able to cope with in your 80s.” Existing health conditions like diabetes, a history of heart disease and high blood pressure — more common in older adults — can also make people more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, she says. Plus, diuretics, sedatives, beta blockers and other heart and high blood pressure medicines may make it more difficult for people to cool themselves. Check with your doctor about whether medications you take could contribute to overheating. WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR Heatstroke and heat exhaustion top the list and can be quite dangerous, Kistler says. If you start to feel sluggish, light-headed, nauseated or dizzy after being outside, listen to your body. Get into the shade or seek out air-conditioned areas. A cool shower or pouring cold water over wrists, ankles and the back of the neck can also help get body temperature down, Kistler says. If you're wearing a mask because of the coronavirus pandemic, make sure to take it off so you can breathe freely. If you still feel unwell after cooling down and hydrating, seek medical treatment. Kistler says she worries that people will be reluctant to seek treatment this summer because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but failure to do so for heatstroke can be dangerous. The best thing to do if you know you’ll be out in hot weather is to prepare behaviorally, says Maddow. Wear thin layers of light-colored clothing that can easily be shed. If you’re outside, set a timer for 15 minutes to remind you to seek out a shady or

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air-conditioned spot after being in the sun, he says. Dehydration is a serious problem for older people. It's very important to keep up fluid intake in hot weather, says Krystal Culler, the founder of Virtual Brain Health Center in Poland, Ohio, and a behavioral health expert who has worked with community-based senior programs and adult day programs. Culler said behavioral strategies such as drinking a full cup of water with vitamins or medication, instead of a sip, can encourage people to drink more fluids.“Adding it into something that is already a part of your daily routine helps,” she says. The CDC's guide for protecting older adults in the heat notes that people shouldn't wait until they feel thirsty to start drinking fluids. The National Academy of Medicine suggests men drink 15.5 cups of fluid per day and women drink about 11.5 cups daily. Culler says she has found that older people tend to drink more if they use small cups which are refilled often, rather than giant “big gulp” style containers, which can look overwhelming. Also, avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can be dehydrating. Avoiding sunburn goes beyond making sure you aren't pink and peeling to the point of discomfort, says Kistler. Older people have an increased risk of skin cancer, so wear sunscreen with broad spectrum protection, a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Heat rash, that prickly, itchy skin condition, can develop

if you're out in the sun. Wearing light-colored, loose clothing made of breathable fabrics can help keep you cool and prevent rashes. COOLING STRATEGIES Stay inside on the hottest days. Seek out air-conditioned areas. If you don't have air conditioning at home, some communities offer cooling centers during heat waves. There are also low-income energy assistance programs if you're having trouble paying your electric bill. Contact the nearest office for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for more information. Take a dip. That could mean going for a swim or a float in a pool or a lake, but it can also mean taking a cool shower or running through a backyard sprinkler (with the kids or not). Seek out shade. Take a walk in the woods instead of on a path in full sun, or do some gardening under a tree. If you need to go out, shift your timing to early morning or evening when the sun isn't as strong and more shade is available. Get more water. Get in the habit of sipping regularly. As people age, the ability to sense thirst wanes, so drink liquids often in hot weather, Maddow says. Flavoring water with fruits and even vegetables like cucumber can make it more inviting, Culler says, and some reusable water bottles include a core to load with lemons, apples or strawberries. Some fruits have a high water content, so choose watermelon or grapes for snacking.

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Recipes

LIGHT CHICKEN POT PIE https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/light-chicken-potpie-recipe-1973390 Total: 2 hr

Prep: 50 min

Cook: 1 hr 10 min

Yield: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS For the Crust: • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting • ¼ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon fine salt • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces • 1 large egg • 2 tablespoons 2% milk For the Filling: • 2 small russet potatoes • 4 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth • 5 medium carrots, cut into large chunks • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 large onion, finely diced • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1/3 cup 2% milk • 3 stalks celery, sliced • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, skin removed • ½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt • 1 cup frozen peas • ½ cup minced fresh parsley • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

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DIRECTIONS Prepare the crust: Pulse the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor until combined. Add the butter, one piece at a time, pulsing until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Separate the egg; refrigerate the egg white. Beat the egg yolk and milk in a bowl, then add to the food processor, pulsing until the dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gather into a ball. Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.

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Meanwhile, make the filling: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prick the potatoes with a fork and bake directly on the oven rack until tender, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then peel and break into small pieces.

Bring the chicken broth, carrots and thyme to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook 2 minutes; cover and keep warm. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Add the milk, celery, potato pieces and the warm broth mixture and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chicken, yogurt, peas and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

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Transfer the filling to a 2-quart casserole dish. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until about ½ inch thick and slightly larger than the dish. Beat the reserved egg white in a bowl; brush over the dough and season with salt and pepper. Press the dough against the sides of the dish. Place on a baking sheet and bake until the crust is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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LEMONY YOGURT POUND CAKE https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/healthy-lemony-yogurt-loaf-cake-recipe-2112126 Total: 2 hr 5 min

Prep: 15 min

Inactive: 1 hr

Cook: 50 min

Yield: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS • Nonstick baking spray, for coating loaf pan • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • ¼ teaspoon fine salt • ¾ cup sugar • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon • ½ cup plain lowfat (2-percent) Greek yogurt • ¼ cup lowfat (1-percent) milk • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 2 large egg whites • 1 large egg DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 ½- by 4 ½-inch loaf pan with baking spray. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Put the sugar and lemon zest in another bowl and rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers. Add the yogurt, milk, olive oil, vanilla, egg whites and whole egg and vigorously whisk until well blended. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and fold until just incorporated. Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then unmold and cool to room temperature.

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FALL SANGRIA https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/fall-sangria-3160634 Total: 8 hr 25 min (includes chilling times)

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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups DIALOG AND LEARNING

The next meeting of the Dialog and Learning Group will be on Thursday September 16 at 6:30 in the Learning Center. The subject will be “Powerless – what series of events and failures caused us to lose power during the freeze of February 15-16”.

DRAMA CLUB

The Sweetgrass Drama Club is back! Our fall production features three entertaining comedies: Noah, The Committee, and Frank's 75th Christmas. Noah, directed by Barbara Reynolds, is a 30 minute comedy. Laugh along as Noah builds his gigantic boat in the middle of the wilderness while his wife and neighbors complain bitterly. It only gets worse when a bureaucratic building inspector threatens to derail the entire project. It's a laugh-filled show that will entertain, enlighten, and give a new slant to one of the world's oldest stories. Its a laugh-filled show that will entertain, enlighten, and give a new slant to one of the world's oldest stories. The Committee, directed by Kathy Siegel, is a 20 minute comedy. When Keith enters Sunset Village retirement home, he has yet another hurdle to clear. The characters in The Committee include: Mildred- a no-nonsense committee head; Sheila- the resident sexpot; Iris-she thinks she is a splendid dancer; Phyllis-well-meaning and loveable; Henry- a military man who loves to golf; Keith- a good natured, average guy, shirtless; and Oscar- he never fit in, but speaks his mind. Frank's 75th Christmas, directed by Dean Jones, is a winner! Laugh through this popular play about an unhappy character who gets a special visit on Christmas Eve. Frank Montgomery is a crotchety 75 year old man who fails to appreciate anyone or anything that crosses his path. Other characters in this play are: Martha Montgomery- Frank's wife; Kay - an Episcopalian rector; Trudy - a fun ball of fire postal employee; Patricia- a tired woman working retail; April, May, and June Swann- three eccentric spinster sisters; Officer Brody - a community security guard; Dr. Reid - a caring and kind cardiologist; and Angel - a supernatural being. The dates for the Sweetgrass Drama Club's production are November 19 and 20, 2021. There will be one evening performance on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, November 20, 2021 there is one matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased on ActiveNet or at the Lakehouse front desk. All questions or additional information may be directed to sweetgrassdrama@gmail.com

SWEETGRASS REPUBLICANS

The Sweetgrass Republicans will meet at the Lakehouse on Wednesday, September 8. Doors open at 6:00, and the meeting begins at 6:30.  

SWEETGRASS QUILTERS

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ness meeting is over, there is plenty of time for members to work on their own individual projects, share ideas with others, and even get assistance if desired. The meeting on the third Tuesday of the month is devoted to working on projects together. This might be doing Make and Takes, making Block-of-the-Month squares, learning techniques, or making charity projects. Since we meet at noon, members can feel free to bring their lunches and/or snacks to our meetings. In July, instead of having our regular third Tuesday meeting at the Lakehouse, members went on a field trip to the Painted Pony ‘n’ Quilts fabric shop in La Porte, Texas. It was such a success that we are planning to have more field trips including a trip to Spring, Texas or going on a Shop Hop to shops that we can visit within a day. At our second meeting in August, we plan to make Fat Quarter Tote Bags for our charity project and donate them to The Friends of Vince, a nonprofit organization in Richmond that raises funds to benefit local children. On Saturday, September 25th , we are having our first Sew-in Day since the beginning of the pandemic. This will be held at the Lakehouse. On Sew-in Days members bring machines and supplies to the Lakehouse in order to sew along with their quilting friends. A lot of those quilting friends are new because our membership has been increasing at each meeting. If you have an interest in quilting and are new to Del Webb Sweetgrass, please come to one of our meetings. Quilters at all levels (from “I want to learn to quilt.” to “I’ve been quilting all of my life!”) are always welcome at our Sweetgrass Quilters meetings. Our tagline is, “We don’t collect dues because we spend our money on fabric!”

TECHNOLOGY GROUP HELP DESK

The Technology Group Help Desk is open for business on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Lakehouse Learning Center. We are excited to again provide assistance to neighbors experiencing ‘challenges’ with their portable devices. We don’t profess to be experts on all things technical, but have a pretty good track record of helping neighbors with their electronic problems! And if we can’t help, chances are we can point you in the right direction. Come see us!

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All Sweetgrass Residents, did you used to play tennis when you were "younger" but now have not played for 20, 30, or 40 years. That is no reason to not play now. After all, you live in an "active adult community." Sweetgrass Group Tennis Play is from 4-6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 9-11am on Saturdays. This is a great time to get back into this very active, healthy sport. During Group play times, we play a rotation format. No one sits out for more than 1 or 2 games (not sets). It is a time to get your game going again, work on your skills (I am determined to make that forehand drop shot a winner!). Come out and meet your active neighbors. We have all levels (that's not true, most of us aren't that good). Don't be shy. You will be amongst immediate friends. Got questions, call John Harrell at 207-838-6524.

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