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ow is your summer so far? I think we have it made here in Florida compared to the rest of the country. I have heard reports from 100 degrees to the 120’s (what?). I thought I heard on the Weather Channel, 135, but that might have been the heat index. And these same places get bitterly, freezing cold in the winter as well. I’m sorry, but I will take a bit of humidity and mid 80’s to 90’s over that grueling weather any day. Just another wonderful reason to be in this beautiful community! Back to school for many residents coming up at the end of the
month. Mixed feelings begin to stir. The disappointment of lazy days ending, the excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones and the nervousness of will “I” be ready for school. I’m sure the stores already have their supplies lined up; this is like Christmas for them. And the parents of just starting out Kindergarteners have their tissues in hand. Whatever your position is, just enjoy the rest of the time you have before it all starts and send pictures to us of the first day of school for the September issue!
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Meadow Pointe Clubhouse
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28245 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 P: (813) 973-1671 F: (813) 973-7268 firstname.lastname@example.org
“If there was no one to pass it on, the art would die.”
Office Hours: (M-F) 8 am - 5 pm Operations Manager: Keith Fisk Clubhouse Hours: Everyday from 8am - 9:30pm Pool hours: 10am - Dusk
MP CDD Supervisors
Chair: Dennis Smith- 994-9832 email@example.com Treasurer: Lutfi Jadallah - 991-7511 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair: Pat Asklar - 973-7943 email@example.com Assistant Secretary: Kelly Rodriguez- 991-7955 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Secretary: Dawn Khalil - 991-4249 email@example.com Meetings are 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. All are welcome!
MP1 Community Council (MP1CC) The community council is a group of volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live. If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.
Current Village reps are:
Arbors - Dennis Costa Broadlands - Nancy Deacon Murray Grasslands - Susan Walsh-Boyle Hammocks - Erick Egeland Meadowlands - Diane Hemphill Parkland - Carlotta Bernard Pinedale - Brett Landry Savannahs - Tim Taylor Springs - Mike Rosche Summerbrooke - Mike Smith Woodlands - Jeanne Curtin MEADOW Pointe NEWS
esley Chapel sisters Chrissy MarraMcAnespie and Justine Marra have been dancing for over 20 years. They love it all: ballet, tap, modern, hip-hop, jazz, and more. Six years ago, inspired by the words of a beloved mentor, they decided to blend a passion for dance with a delight in young children, and began offering a variety of dance lessons to ages 3 and up. Since January, they have offered classes at Meadow Pointe on Monday evenings. The sisters tailor their classes to the dancers; for the youngest ones, they shorten the lessons and use “magic wands” and stuffed animals to teach basic positions. Older children can tolerate a longer class, and might like dressing up in tutus and putting on their ballet shoes and fancy costumes; and more mature children also appreciate the social aspect of dance class. The ladies are happy with their decision. “Personally my favorite part of being a dance teacher is getting to be a kid again. In order to make the classes fun for the little ones you have to relate to them and make it seem like they are playing. No matter what happens in your day you are forced to be happy for the kids which take you away to a wonderful land of imagination where bills and other adult woes don’t exist,” says Chrissy.
memory of a few years ago. It was a holiday show at the mall when it first opened. “I had a 4 year old tap class that gave me the hardest time during class. They didn’t understand why we had to practice the same dance over and over. It was my first show that I was putting on by myself, and I started to worry as the show got closer and closer and the students had less and less interest. Finally show day came and they literally stole the show! They knew all the steps, were on beat, and were all smiling! It was more than I ever hoped for!” Dancing can be a fun way to introduce children to body awareness, movement, discipline, posture, and grace. But another benefit of regular dance instruction is self-confidence. As a teacher, it’s so rewarding to watch the timid dancers become bold, tentative steps become masterful. To The Pointe Dance classes are on Mondays between 4:30 and 7 pm at the Meadow Pointe Clubhouse. Boys and girls ages 3-10 are welcome. For more information, contact Chrissy at 6790395 or email ToThePointeDanceCentre@ yahoo.com. There are two performances per year, a show at Christmas, and a recital in late Spring. Budding dancers can join at any time, but be sure to register by August in order to learn the choreography for the Christmas shows at the Shoppes at Wiregrass. v
And, it seems, molding wee ones is full of surprises. The sisters recall a particularly fond August 2011
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Pasco, the Pasco Council of Neighborhood Associations, and the Pasco County Planning Commission. It was my time on the MPCC that led me to run for the CDD Board of Supervisors. Being on the Board would make it possible for me to have a direct influence on the community.
at Meadow Pointe 1 Bridge Club
If interested in a bridge club on Thursdays, contact Mary Cline at 994-7904.
Hearing Impaired Assistance Meadow Pointe 1 has teamed up with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc. to have space at our clubhouse to meet with people who may need special phones. Contact Jane Swanson at 727-853-1010 to make an appointment! This is a FREE service.
Masters of Fine Art of Wesley Chapel
Wednesdays from 10-2 at MP1 Clubhouse for experienced artists. Contact Bob Jasper for more information, 973-4734.
Tuesdays from 10-12 at MP1 Clubhouse. Contact Gloria Glauser, 991-4500.
MP1 Yoga Club
Find your balance, strength and flexibility every Wednesday evenings in the MP1 Clubhouse. Contact Kelly at email@example.com for more information.
Tennis lessons at MP 1
Coach Bill Arfsten USPTA trains all levels of players. Call 469-2267 for more information on private and group lessons.
To the Pointe Dance Classes
Ballet, jazz, and hip hop dance lessons are available at the MP1 fitness center Mondays between 4:30 and 7pm. Classes are $30/ month. Contact Chrissy at 679-0395, or email ToThePointeDanceCentre@yahoo.com for more information.
MP1 has a Racquetball Challenge from 6 p.m. to closing Thursdays for experienced players. A great way to find a racquetball partner, or meet others at your level. Contact the Fitness Center for more information.
Swim Kids USA will have swim classes at Clubhouse I (May-Sept). Call Alan at 991-6258 or register at www.swimkidsusa.com.
ZUMBA with Gabby
Classes are Tuesday nights; $6 per or 5 for $25; 6:45pm Low Impact; 7:30pm Regular Class. Contact Gabby at 263-8046 for more information. Page 6
Meet Dennis Smith CDD Supervisor
Tell a little bit about your background I moved to Florida and Meadow Pointe in December 1998. Shortly after my arrival, I joined the Meadow Pointe Community Council (MPCC) and served on that volunteer committee until my election to the Board of Supervisors in January 2003. What was your â€œday job?â€? I served in the US Army for 28 years and upon retirement from active duty worked for the Army in a civilian capacity for six more years. My primary duties were in the personnel and administrative field. I had many policy making, budgeting, and supervisory positions over the course of those 34 years. Upon my move to Meadow Pointe, I retired from the work force. What made you want to be a MP1 CDD supervisor? Having been fortunate to be able to retire at a relatively young age, I searched for a way to keep active. What I found was many opportunities to serve my community. I have been in several volunteer organizations including Scenic August 2011
What are your top priorities for improving our community? Meadow Pointe is a great community. However, as time goes by, we need to make sure that our facilities remain top notch and that they compare favorably with facilities in the surrounding area. This means that it is necessary to replace aging facilities and, in some cases, upgrade and expand them. My top priority is to accomplish this and maintain our assessments at the lowest level possible. Our board has been doing this by ensuring that we get the best value for the money we spend. How do you see Meadow Pointe 1 in the future? A few years ago, the board started the process of renewing and upgrading our facilities. We remodeled the clubhouse. We converted the little used open air racquetball courts to a much better facility that included one indoor court, a large fitness room, a second meeting room and the CDD office. This year we replaced the wading pool with a splash pad. Next year we will replace the aging playground. If we continue to do these things, Meadow Pointe will stay the top notch community that the developers handed over to us. We need to continue to provide as many opportunities for recreation, community events, parties, etc. as possible. We need to ensure that the common areas are maintained to present the community in the best light. Then Meadow Pointe will continue to be recognized as a great place to live and enjoy our friends and neighbors. v
Please remember when utilizing MP1 facilities to have a picture ID with you at all times. Rentors may use a utility bill showing current address along with a picture ID. Thank you! MEADOW Pointe NEWS
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ower Breast Diagnostic Center – behind Synovus Bank has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are
assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic & interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical
physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. For more information, contact our 813-253-2721 or contactus@ towerdiagnostic.com Please Note: ACR Accreditations Vary by Location & Modality
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Come join us for a casual evening of shopping to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training There will be a wide variety of merchandise, as well as raffles and silent auctions!
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Cooperstown Dreams T he Tampa Titan 12 and under baseball team (with ties to Meadow Pointe), participated at Cooperstown Dreams Park from June 24th to June 30th. Considered the crown jewel of youth baseball and located at the birthplace of baseball, the Titans were just 1 of 104 teams competing in the week #4 tournament. Lara and Frank Barone parents of Greg Barone (Pinedale), Tiffany and Scott Ragsdale parents of Carson
Ragsdale (Manor Isle), and Michele Judge aunt of Cameron Rowe (Deer Run) were three of the players from Meadow Pointe that made the trip to New York for a once in a lifetime experience. Each team stayed in their own army style barracks located on the Dreams Park premises. Pin trading and opening ceremonies were the priority for the first two days of the week long tournament.
The baseball began on Sunday with each team playing two games per day for a total of six games to determine the seeding for the single elimination tournament. The Titans completed the seeding games with an amazing 6-0 record defeating teams from Connecticut, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina, and Canada by a combined score of 63-3! This extraordinary feat earned the Titans the #1 seeding heading into Wednesday’s tournament. In between all of the baseball the team and the parents had plenty of time enjoying the local community, which included the must see Baseball Hall of Fame. On Wednesday with their #1 seeding the Titans entered the tournament in the fifth round against the Southeastern Bobcats from North Carolina. In an extra inning thriller with the Bobcat pitching ace throwing every pitch of the eight-inning game,
the Titans fell 2-1. Competing as hard as they could to the end, the Titans kept their heads held high representing the Tampa area by setting a tournament record by allowing only five runs over seven games for an astounding 0.71 runs allowed per game average. On the final day of the tournament during the closing ceremonies, each player was introduced and inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame, with each player receiving a ring as a symbol and a reminder of the experience they had. This trip and the memories created will be one that the players, coaches, and parents will remember forever. v
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MEAD W POINTE II INFO Do you recognize this sign?
Meadow Pointe II CDD Information www.meadowpointe2cdd.org
MPII CLUBHOUSE CONTACT INFORMATION Bill Snyder
30051 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Office: 991.5016 Fax: 991.6169 E -Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Sunday 8AM - 10PM
Monday - Friday 5AM - 9:45PM Saturday - Sunday 8AM - 9:45PM
Pool Hours (Pool is not heated) Thursday - Tuesday 10AM - Dusk Wednesday 12PM - Dusk
MP II CDD SUPERVISORS Linda Straw Chairman email@example.com Mark Glassman Vice-Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Bovis Assistant Treasurer email@example.com
f you live in one our gated communities, Iâ€™m sure it looks familiar.
The funny thing about signs we see every day is we tend to become complacent about the message printed on it. Now that summer is here and the children are out of school, I thought I would take this opportunity to stress the importance of the message on these signs. In 2010, three children were killed in automated gate accidents. Every case involves children playing in the gates when they were suddenly activated. It is a very sad thing to hear!
Many drivers like the gate to be open when they get to it, so they press their remote as they turn off the main road. The problem with that is if anyone, child or adult is in the path of that gate, they will most likely get hit by the gate. As someone who works on them daily, I can tell you that it happens a lot and can be startling it is so sudden. One moment everything is normal and then suddenly, you are scrambling to get out of the way! For the safety of our residents, young and mature, please heed the warning of no pedestrians near the vehicle gates. Just as important, please do not open the gate until you are certain little Johnny or Suzy are not playing hide and go seek in the area. All of the safety precautions we take to make the gates as safe as possible are meaningless if the user disregards the warnings. Have a safe and happy summer! - Robert Saliva
Meet the Meadow Pointe II
Glen Aleo Assistant Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Shahin Supervisor email@example.com
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Lazy Days of Summer Summer’s here, and with it comes ball games, swimming, ice cream and picnics. MPII Residents enjoy simple summer pleasures.
Clean Up After Your Dogs Please remember to clean up after your pets when walking them. Our common areas and other peoples yards are not your dogs own personal restroom. If you don’t want to clean up after your pet, why would anyone else want to? If you are a good neighbor, you will respect your fellow neighbor’s right to enjoy our community. Please pick up after your pet! If you witness offenders contact Pasco County at 727-847-2411 or submit a request to file a complaint at www.mygovhelp.org/pascocountyfl.
Pasco County Tree Ordinance Before removing trees from residential property, call Pasco County Code Compliance @ 813-996-7341. Page 14
Did you know… Meadow Pointe II provides a free Wi-Fi hotspot. Simply connect to the MPII clubhouse wireless network.
Who do I call about….? Questions about animal control, reclaimed water, bicycle trails, bees, and noise complaints should all be directed to Pasco County at 727847-2411
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Private Swim Lessons Swim Lessons are now available at MPII. Sign up today for American Red Cross swimming and safety training. Free 15 min. Introductory Lesson Call Coach Susan at 813-618-6325 for times and information.
August Calendar 03 – CDD Meeting (6:30 pm) 10 – Resident Meeting – 7pm 16 – Longleaf HOA – 7pm 17 – CDD Meeting (6:30 pm) 25 – Lettingwell HOA – 6:30pm August 2011
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New Foundation Executive Director
he Florida Hospital, right here in our back yard, has announced the appointment of Constance (Connie) F. Bladon as Executive Director, Foundation. You may of met her before because she is involved in so many of our community organizations and charities. Connie has spent her career in the financial services industry, most recently as a Vice President with Synovus Bank on Hwy 56 in their business banking division, serving Hillsborough and Pasco counties. “Connie brings a strong breadth of business experience and leadership
to our new organization,” said Brian Adams, CEO, Florida Hospital -Wesley Chapel. “Her involvement in the community and ability to draw people to a common cause will help to establish our new Hospital as the health care facility of choice throughout the Wesley Chapel and New Tampa communities.” Connie is past president, Rotary Club of New Tampa and serves on the Boards of New Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, and the New Tampa Rotary Foundation. She has also served on the Executive committee
for the Relay for Life, New Tampa and on the Board of O.A.S.I.S (Outreach Assisting Students in Schools.) Connie would love to talk and meet with any residents of Meadow Pointe who would like to get involved with the Foundation and volunteer. For further information about being involved with Florida Hospital-Wesley Chapel and their philanthropy endeavors, you may
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Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Calendar August 2011 8/5 Friday 7:30 am – WOW (Women of Wesley Chapel) at Branch of Christ Ministries Building Begin your morning with a dynamic group of enthusiastic, entrepreneur women for networking and business tips. RSVP to Debbie Yoerg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 27223 S.R. 56, Wesley Chapel, 33544 (S.R. 56 & Arrowgrass Road, by Boardwalk Frozen Custard) 8/9 Tuesday 8 am – Monthly Business Breakfast at Saddlebrook Resort Speaker: Will Weatherford, Florida State Representative, District 61 Join us for a fantastic breakfast buffet and network with Chamber members. $15 (with RSVP), $18 (without), includes breakfast & valet. RSVP to the Chamber at office@ wesleychapelchamber.com or (813) 994-8534.
8/16 Tuesday 8 am – Networking Coffee at Organic Life Coffee
monthly networking opportunities and events. All members are invited to attend.
Join Capt. Rob for a cup of coffee and an early morning networking opportunity.
Location: 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd., Ste. 105, Wesley Chapel, 33544, Chamber Conference Room
Location: 1900 Oak Grove Blvd., Land O Lakes, 33544 (next to Ferman Automotive) 8/16 Tuesday 3 pm – Networking on the Nines at Saddlebrook Resort 9 holes of “Best Ball” for $20 for greens fees/ cart. Bring a client or associate for a fun, unique networking opportunity on the golf course. For more information, contact Rob Kellog at rob@ threadartfl.com or (813) 817-5655
For more information, contact Jeff Miller jeff@ smartmovetampabay.com Location:2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544
Location: 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, 8/18 Thursday 6 pm – Business Mixer Hosted at Bentley Commons at Zephyrhills
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Please join us for a great evening of networking, socializing and good food. Location: 38130 Pretty Pond Rd., Zephyrhills, FL
8/10 Wednesday 8:30 am – Ambassador’s Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites
8/23 Tuesday 9 am – Membership Orientation at Chamber Office
Location: 2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544 (Sponsored by Bagelicious and More. For Ambassadors Only)
Join Capt. Rob for an informal presentation about the Chamber. Gain valuable knowledge on working with the Chamber to grow your business through
8/25 Thursday 11:30 am – Economic Development/Government Affairs Meeting at American Consulting Engineers
Wesley Chapel Honorary Mayor Debbie Yoerg of Designed For A purpose Women’s Life Coaching, along with 2012 Wesley Chapel Honorary Mayor Candidates: John Negley of University Community Health, Jan Roberts of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mitze Richeson of Cypress Creek Chiropractic and Wellness
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MEAD W POINTE III INFO Meadow Pointe III CDD Information www.meadowpointe3cdd.org
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Chairman: Paul Carlucci Vice Chairman: Michael Hall Assistant Secretary: John Johnson Assistant Secretary: William Galetta Assistant Secretary: Glen Johnston Board of Supervisors public meeting held second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse.
MPIII/MPIV HOA Board President: John Johnson Secretary: Diane Horner Treasurer: Seth Bohannon Director: Mark Sifford Director: Ken Kauffman
Management Team District Manager: Scott Brizendine Community Association Manager: Steve Szekely Rizzetta & Company, Inc. 5844 Old Pasco Road Ste. 100 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Phone: 813-994-1001 Fax: 813-994-2100 Amenities Manager-Kelly Evans Clubhouse Manager-Dan Richardson
MPIII Clubhouse Info 1500 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: 813-383-6676 Fax: 813-386-6676 Clubhouse Manager-Dan Richardson E-Mail: email@example.com Hours: 9am-9pm
Office Hours Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm Fitness Center: Mon - Sun 9am - 9pm Pool Hours Mon. - Sun. 9am – Dusk.
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Water Quality Improvements To Community Stormwater Ponds
id you know that ALL of the runoff from your home, yard, and streets drain into the “lakes” and wetlands throughout the community? These lakes are engineered stormwater management systems which are designed to treat and store (to prevent downstream flooding) this runoff. So, whatever you spread on your yard for treatment drains into these ponds. Historically these ponds have contained poor water quality due to non compliance with the design standards and the over treatment of lawns. With new state and federal regulations being studied which will ultimately dictate water quality standards for the community, education programs and pond improvements are being implemented to attempt compliance with them. It is important that residents understand that the ponds are not typically natural lakes or ponds, and the community will become responsible for the quality of the August 2011
water flowing from the ponds into the natural wetlands and other downstream water bodies. Residents should know that the major pollutants that come from lawns can be reduced and possibly replaced with more “green” forms of treatment. New “green” treatment options are evolving, so watch out for such products when you’re purchasing your lawn care products or discussing your options with your lawn care professional. The installation of aquatic plants in the pond flat areas around the outfall structures and around the pond perimeter will absorb some of the pollutants, as well as, help stabilize the pond slopes. These plantings will also attract/promote wildlife such as birds and fish. Starting this summer, the MPIII CDD is embarking on a multi-year program to install specially selected plants in our ponds that will filter runoff, improving the overall water quality as well as making our ponds more attractive. So, enjoy your community ponds and remember that you can also help make a difference. l Page 21
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We have installed all new motors in our gates on Meadow Pointe Blvd.
Come join our water aerobics workout Mon- Wed- Fri Aug 1 to Aug 19 at 9am Starting Aug 22 Water Aerobics start at 10:30am.
Learn to Paint with Acrylics Open to Residents and non-residents A new introductory painting class will begin September 8th for six, three-hour sessions through October 13, from 1:00-4:00 pm, at the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse. Learn the basics of painting, color theory, and composition by doing. A supply list will be furnished. $20 per session. To sign up, or for more infomation, call Arlene Wells, 813-482-1058
Ladies play Mahjong at MPIII Clubhouse every Wednesday 12 noon - 3 pm. Come meet new friends.
Announcements If a resident would like to make an announcement in the MPIII Section, a birthday, anniversary, wedding or engagement please contact the Clubhouse at 813-383-6676
Back to School Tennis Class registration The Tennis Courts are buzzing at Meadow Pointe 3. Fall 2011 Meadow Pointe 3 Tennis class registration starts August 1st. Be sure to register as classes fill quickly. In the past year, the Meadow Pointe 3 Tennis program has grown into a 2 day a week Group class program for kids ages 3 years to 16 years, from beginning to intermediate levels. Also offered are Beginning QuickStart tournaments for kids ages 5-12 years and a more advanced Junior league for kids ages 8-16 years. We also offer Group lessons for Adults of all levels. We also offer Private lessons for both kids & adults. This past summer we ran some fun Tennis Camps with pool break. Let our USPTA certified coaches make Tennis Fun for you and Page 22
MPIII and IV Homeowners Association Annual Meeting
Your votes are needed!! H
omeowners are invited to vote on August 2, 2011, for proposed amendments to the association’s bylaws and deed restrictions. Homeowners have already received meeting notices and proxy voting materials in the mail. The primary proposal reduces the number of homeowners who must participate, either in person or by proxy, in order to hold the annual membership/election meeting each year. If the amendment is not adopted prior to this year’s annual meeting, the meeting cannot be convened, which in turn will mean that the members once again will not have the chance to elect the association’s directors (the current directors will continue in office). It will take 1,059 “yes” votes to change the meeting requirements. The voting period can be extended beyond the August 2 deadline, but only if there is a strong show of support for the amendment before then.
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Members also are being invited to reduce the number of votes required to adopt amendments to the association’s bylaws and deed restrictions. The deed restrictions, in particular, include a number of provisions that are outdated or in need of clarification, but it takes 1,411 “yes” votes to amend the covenants. Homeowners who think revisions are needed should contact your neighbors to support amending the deed restrictions. Without your support (votes) it also means that the Board of Directors will not be able to implement significant bylaw changes requested by residents. Copies of the proposed amendments and an explanation can be downloaded from the association’s web site www.mymeadowpointehoa.com Your vote is critical to our future, so either attend the annual meeting or send in your proxy!
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Power Lines. Do not go near power lines especially if they are broken or down.
Disaster Kit. Take your disaster kit with the supplies you will need. The kit will include items such as a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, food, water, and clothing. Make plans to have enough supplies for at least three days; more if possible.
Clothing. Wear clothing that protects you as much as possible. Even though it is not cold during hurricane season, wear long sleeves and long pants. Wear sturdy shoes that will be suitable for walking, which you may, or may not, have to
• Leave your natural gas on unless you are instructed to turn it off. You may need gas for heating or cooking and only a professional can turn it on once it has been turned off. In times of emergency, it may take days or weeks to get a professional to your home to turn on your gas once it has been turned off.
Communications If you have time, call your
family and friends. In any event, leave a note as to the route you are taking and your destination. Put your emergency communications plan into effect as follows. • Choose an out of town contact your family or household members will call or email to check on each other should a disaster occur. Your selected contact should live far enough away that they would be unlikely to be directly affected by the same event and they should know they are the chosen contact. • Make sure household members have each other’s contact information including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers (home, work, pager, and cell). Leave these contact numbers at your workplace, and if you have children, at your children’s school. • Your family should know that if telephones are not working, they need to be patient and try again later or try e-mail. Many people flood the telephone lines when emergencies happen but e-mail can sometimes get through when calls cannot. Continued next issue.
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ot everyone was spending leisure time with Dad on Father’s day this year. Case in point: Wesley Chapel High School junior Shelby Thompson. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Sunrise Shelby left for a weeklong adventure at S4TL (Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders), joining 200 other students from 130 high-schools across the state at Florida Southern College in Lakeland from June 19-25. S4TL is a high-powered leadership training program for high school juniors organized annually by several Rotary Districts in
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Wesley Chapel High student Shelby Thompson, center, was escorted to the S4TL conference at Florida State College by members of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Sunrise.
serve others in leadership capacities throughout life. Shelby, 16, was selected for the program over a dozen other local students based on her track record of volunteerism and service with organizations such as Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and other local charitable causes. v
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Jennifer Mammen After having been a member of my school’s color guard team for the past three years, I have been named captain for this upcoming school year. Look out for our marching band show, “The Travelers,” this year as I will be one of the title characters! I am very interested in the fine arts and enjoy singing and photography as well. I have lately been interested in modeling and would like to try and pursue this in the near future. On top of being involved in my school, I also enjoy helping out in my community as well. I have been volunteering in various departments at Tampa General Hospital for over a year now, and will continue to do so into my senior year. I will also be volunteering at the Museum of Science and Industry and at The Florida Aquarium. I have also recently been hired for a part time job at our local Sweetbay Supermarket.
The IB Program is a very rigorous college preparation program and it has definitely been beneficial for me. It has encouraged me to take more challenging courses, participate in extra-curricular activities, and help out in my community as well. Due to my many amazing experiences in the IB program, I hope to attend the University of Florida in the fall of 2012. I am so thrilled to be honored with the Senior to Watch in 2011/2012 Award from YOUR Community Newsletters. A special thank you goes to Kymberly of Kymberly Boswell Photography (380-5797) for doing my photo shoot and Ami of Divine Appointment Salon (695-2412) for doing my makeover. Thank you so much for this great opportunity. Jennifer Mammen v
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Pasco eSchool Now Available to K – 12th Grade Students Recent legislation offers more options for participation in virtual instruction programs. For the first time, kindergarten and first grade students can enter Pasco eSchool without having been enrolled in a Florida public school for the previous school year. The centerpiece of our dynamic program will be the launch of our district-led K-5 program offering local highly-qualified teachers who use the Calvert Partners curriculum. This exciting new option blends tradition and innovation to personalize learning for each student. The benefits of Pasco eSchool’s new elementary program include: • Tuition-free access to the timetested, accredited Calvert program
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“I am thrilled to be able to offer more school choice options for Pasco families,” stated JoAnne Glenn, Assistant Principal. “The opportunity to bring the success of our secondary program to students at the elementary level means that our students will be able to participate in activities, live sessions, and competitions. We have listened to the feedback from the community and worked to respond to their needs,” she added. Digital Learning Now Act Expands School Choice Options for Local Families, More Students Gain Access to Virtual Instruction Programs Page 26
Offered by the District School Board of Pasco County Middle and high school students throughout Pasco county have the option to take virtual courses on a full time or part time basis. As a local franchise of the Florida Virtual School, Pasco eSchool has established itself as a high-performing virtual program with the second highest overall successful completion rate. Pasco eSchool can serve home education, charter school, private school, and public school students. In 2011-2012, Pasco eSchool expands its course catalog beyond the offerings of FLVS to include courses from leading providers including Aventa Learning, Carone Fitness, and more. New courses include Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, French, Forensic Science, Game Design, German, AP Psychology, and more.
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Tuesday, August 9th, 7 - 9 pm. Victorious Life Church (Bldg. 100) 6224 Old Pasco Rd. Wesley Chapel Free Door prizes! Sherry Clegg Serving as VHS President. 813-907-2113 Victorious Homeschoolers is a homeschool group offering monthly support meetings, field trips, academic fairs and bees, monthly park days and holiday events, and even a co-op! Founded 20 years ago! Meet our leadership, join that night and enjoy an early bird discount and FPEA group rate! There will be a brief instructional meeting about our group and still have plenty of time to tour the curriculum and area class vendors available that night!
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Both events will provide students with the opportunity to pick-up schedules, select lockers, verify transportation, and learn about the exciting academic, athletic and club programs available at Wiregrass Ranch High. Orientation Day will include a guided tour of the campus and answers to frequently asked questions about the school for any new student. For information regarding orientations, call the high school at (813) 346-6000..
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lthough it does not happen very often in our neighborhood community, I thought it best to remind everyone and give you some facts about auto thefts in Pasco County. Please read and make sure to take precautions to ensure your vehicle is secure. Also, pay attention when you arrive home or leave for work. Be sure to notify authorities of suspicious behavior. For more information please check out www.pascosheriff.com.
Basic Facts About Auto Theft In 2009, 1,225 motor vehicles were stolen in Pasco County (all law enforcement agency jurisdictions). One in five stolen vehicles is left unlocked with the keys in the ignition. When leaving your car, close the windows, lock the doors and take your keys with you. Over half of all vehicle thefts occur in residential neighborhoods. If you have a garage, use it! Lock the vehicle and the garage door. If you don’t have a garage, lock the car and turn the wheels to the left or right. This makes a thief ’s job harder. More than two-thirds of total thefts occur after dark. Park in well-lighted areas. In 2009, 1,246 thefts occurred from motor vehicles in Pasco County Sheriff ’s Office’s
jurisdiction. One of every five larcenies involves the theft of motor vehicle accessories. In the majority of motor vehicle thefts, the victim left valuables in plain view within the vehicle. Always remove portable electronics such as GP devices, MP3 players, and similar items before leaving the vehicle. Secure all packages in a trunk or under a seat and out of view. Consider investing in an alarm system rather than expensive options. Professional car thieves can strip your vehicle completely within minutes. Engrave your driver license number in a remote location on the radio and accessories, as well as the fenders and doors. If a theft occurs, your driver license number will make identification recovery and prosecution more likely. The longer it takes to steal a car, the more likely a thief will look elsewhere. Automobile manufacturers regularly improve the anti-theft equipment they install in vehicles. You may want to consider an anti-theft bar that attaches to your steering wheel, an alarm system or other equipment that will slow down a thief and better protect your vehicle. - Courtesy of Pasco County Sheriff ’s website
Cost: $5.00 Date: September 8th, 2011 Time: 10AM Location: MPIV Clubhouse Contact: Nancy Montoya @ 516-384-3366 E-mail: email@example.com Come and enjoy working on crafts with your children ages 3-5. Perfect time to get to know other moms within our community while spending quality time with your children. The cost is $5.00 per child and includes the days craft and a healthy snack. If you would like to participate please contact
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MEAD W POINTE IV INFO MPIV activities BOOT CAMP
All ages and fitness levels welcome. Get in gear in this fun outdoor camp and enjoy nature as you work on cardio, flexibility, & strength by using your own weight. Call for pricing and times. Jack Somoano (321) 443-2922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Meadow Pointe IV CDD Information Address: 3902 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 Phone: 813-973-3003 Fax: 813-973-3883
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Non-Emergency Sheriff ’s office phone: 813-929-1204 CDD BOARD Chairman: Sandra Bell Vice Chairman: John Blakely Supervisors: Adam Bell, Joseph Andrews, & Arlene Andrews District Manager: Scott Brizendine Location: MPIV Clubhouse Time: August 9th 11:30 AM HOA BOARD President: John Johnson Vice President: Diane Horner Devco Rep: Mark Sifford Community Association Manager: Steve Szekely Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: August 2nd 6:30 PM Page 30
Community Fair Saturday August 13th, 2011 Time: 8:30am – 12pm Location: Shellwood Park All are welcome to the community fair sponsored by Truth conquerors Soccer Academy. Enjoy soccer, games, clowns and other fun activities. The park is located behind Shellwood Subdivision
and is accessible from Meadow Pointe Blvd. If you have questions please contact the clubhouse at (813) 973-3003. Thank you.
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From the Exper ts • Keep interesting books lying around your child’s room and family areas. If books are around them, then it is more likely that they will pick them up and read a while.
Parent Participation Plays an Important Role in Fostering a Child’s Love for Reading.
he art of storytelling is a big factor in getting your child interested in books. Children can develop a passion for reading for all sorts of reasons. I fondly remember the nights my mother sat next to me in bed reading stories, I especially remember “Hansel and Gretel”. I would lean over her shoulder to look at the illustrations while she narrated in her animated voice. My three brothers and I enjoyed this bedtime ritual, and it showed. When I learned to read for myself, you would often find me with a book in hand, reading every moment I could. Looking back, I remember trips to the local library with my mother during the summer and realize her participation in my life inspired my love for reading.
• Take trips to the library or book shops. Let your child spend time exploring, dabbling and soaking in the variety available. The let them select a title or two to bring home.
Today, I read to my children and enjoy the trips to the library or to a book store. Keeping this tradition is important for the nurturing of my children’s desire to read. There are many benefits that can be discovered by reading to your children from a very young age. Perhaps the most encouraging are the results from studies which indicate children who are read to from an early age tend to have better language development skills. These improved skills will continuously benefit the child, even improving test scores later in life. There is also an emotional bond that forms when parents read aloud to their children. Both parents and children can benefit with this quality time interaction.
Inspiring a love of reading in your child is simple when utilize the proper set of keys. Here are 6 key ideas for stirring the love of reading in your child’s heart • Read out loud together: No matter what their age, most children will happily sit by their parent’s side and listen to a story. It could be a novel that you have chosen together or a few items from the daily newspaper (sports included), take some time everyday if you can to read out loud. It is a soothing way to settle your child down at night. Use different voices. Discuss the story, encourage imagination and talk about decisions made by the characters. By doing this, you are preparing them for more independent reading skills.
• Take books everywhere you go. No matter where you go: the dentist, doctor’s office, car repair shop or grocery store, your child will enjoy the diversion that a book can offer. • Designate a reading time. Whether they admit it or not, most children will learn to love a little down time, away from television, computers video games; if they are offered the quite adventure of reading • Finally, remember to encourage but never force a child to read. Do not ruin the experience by making it a chore. If there is a range of interesting stories (or even an obsession with just one topic), keep that available and eventually enthusiasm will follow. Taking an active role in reading to your children will inspire them to read themselves. The more you commit to this family activity, the better their chances. v
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ur new 2011-2012 Executive Board just had a kickoff meeting and we have a date for the prospective new members social: Wednesday August 31st. The location is to be determined but likely somewhere in Wiregrass. We’re also placing a call to New Tampa Library to secure a date in September at that facility. Last year, we had a record number of new members join the club, and we’re expecting to continue that momentum this year!! Contact: gfwcnewtampajuniors.org to find out exact location. GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club (NTJWC) is a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization dedicated to com-
munity improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Our club year runs from August-May, and we meet the 2nd Monday of the month at the New Tampa YMCA located at 16221 Compton Dr, Tampa, FL 33647. It is a great opportunity to meet some new friends while giving your time to worthy causes. You can volunteer 25 hours or 1000 hours… the choice is yours on how involved you would like to be. NTJWC is one of the largest FFWC clubs in the State of Florida, and has won numerous prestigious state awards over the
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years. During the 2008-2009 club year we donated over $27,000 and 10,000 volunteer hours in over 50 projects. Over the years we have had several members serve on the State Board. We currently have 5 members in state positions. Each spring we host The Night of 5000 Charity Ball which raises money for a selected charity and funds the
club projects for the following year. This past year’s featured charity was Camp Hopetake. Please visit us at the August 31st meeting to learn more and join this incredible group of women in your community. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will notify you of the details. v
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Meadow Pointe IV residents Jissett & Carlos Martinez.
Adleigh and Daddy on his first Fatherâ€™s Day.
Tysen Jefferson, 24 months old, having a great summer.
Julieta Palmer and her son, Landon.
Matthew Bunte with his sisters (Pumpkin, Peanut, Pepper)
Ava at the beach.
Meadow Pointe II resident, Ava.
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Important Numbers Pasco County Sheriffâ€™s Non-emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 929-1204 Alligator Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 392-4286 Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 929-1212 Bright House Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 862-0500 Drivers Licence Auto Reg. . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 939-6020 Government Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 996-7341 Hartline (HART info Line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 254-4278 Pasco County Utilities - Water Normal business hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8131 After hrs emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8144 Office of Emer. Management. . . . . . . . . . . (727) 847-8137 www.pascoemergencymanagement.com Pasco County Gen. Info (Roads, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 996-7341 Pasco County Utilities (24-hr emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 226-8144 Peoples Gas (TECO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 275-3700 www.peoplesgas.com Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-1222 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 991-7846 Supervisor of Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 851-8754 Tax Collector (Mike Olson) . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 235-6020 Waste Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (727) 842-9309 Waste Services of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 788-5556 Wesley Chapel Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 994-8534 Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 932-9545 Withlacoochee Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 567-5133 www.wrec.net TECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 223-0800
Floridaâ€™s 5th Congressional District Rep. Richard B. Nugent (R) District Phone: (352) 799-8354 nugent.house.gov/ US Senator, FL (JR.) Marco Rubio (R) District Phone: 202-224-3041 rubio.senate.gov US Senator, FL (SR.) Bill Nelson (D) District Phone: 813-225-7040 billnelson.senate.gov Page 36
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