SevenOaks News The community newsletter that brings us together!
â€˘ Volume 2, Issue 1 - July, 2011
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pril, May, June and July are big wedding months! We would love to share your wonderful pictures with the community. Send your wedding announcements and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and possibly be on the cover. 4th of July yields many great photos as well, from beach picnics to neighborhood cookouts. What we can’t fit in print we will place on our facebook, which is YOUR Community Newsletters.
Each month the CDD, SOPOA and Resident Council write some great articles to keep you informed. They also encourage you to attend the monthly meetings to learn more about the community; behind the scenes. Even if you go every other month, you are being proactive and learning a lot. The meetings are a great time to ask any questions or share your concerns. The dates and times are inside. Hope you all are having a great summer, send your stories and pictures and if you have anything new you would like to see, just let me know.
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HOme Owners Association Seven Oaks Some Things, I Think, I Think
think the majority of the homeowners in Seven Oaks have no idea of the ongoing efforts of both the SOPOA Board and our management company, to enforce the covenants and deed restrictions of our community. What we typically hear from residents is something like this. “What are you doing about the property at (Insert address here)? They never mow their lawn and they haven’t pulled any weeds for at least three years. I’m getting tired of seeing this mess next door!” Or, “My neighbor just painted his house bright green! What are you going to do about it?!” The SOPOA board is listening to our homeowners and we are taking aggressive action to help keep the property values up in Seven Oaks.
It asks for compliance and gives a time frame for correcting the issue. It also asks for a notification back to the property manager that the problem was or will be corrected. There are currently 397 First Violation Letters on record.
There are 1,831 residences in the Seven Oaks Community. The property manager makes weekly inspections and records violations to the covenants and deed restrictions. Letters are sent to each homeowner of record where something has been noticed that is not in compliance. The letter includes pictures of the violation and a brief excerpt from the Deed Restrictions document that explains the violation.
After that time period expires, if there is still no response and the violation is ongoing, a third letter is sent usually assessing a fine for continued noncompliance. (For those of you who say, the SOPOA cannot levy a fine, please re-read the documents you signed at your closing.) There are 79 Third letters and 65 of these have fines of $1,000. (There are $65,000 in fines outstanding.) When a fine has been assessed, the file and the collection of the fine is turned over to our attorney. We have
Then after the expiration of the time period given for correcting the problem has expired, the violation still exists and the property manager has not received any indication of compliance from the homeowner, a second letter is sent. This letter again asks for compliance, gives another time frame (usually shorter) and speaks to legal recourse for non-compliance. There are currently 268 Second Letters.
recently retained the Law Firm of Bush Ross who has promised to be aggressive in their collection efforts. In the instance of non-payment of SOPOA dues, a similar process of multiple notices to the homeowner is followed. The final letter is a “Pre-lien” notice. When these files are sent to the attorney, attorney fees, and lien filing costs are added to the past due amounts. There are a total of 233 homeowners which have been referred to our attorneys. The referral to an attorney and the threat of foreclosure is not the way we like to proceed. We, like the majority of the homeowners in our community, just want compliance with the covenants and deed restrictions. However, there are some folks who just don’t care about their neighbors, their community and themselves that force us to act to protect the community at large. This Board will continue to be aggressive in enforcing the covenants that make our community a great place to live. Just some things, I think I think… Dick Fink Vice President SOPOA
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residents council and by registering you can receive periodic meeting alerts and news by email. And don’t forget to read the emails from your council representative so you are aware of what is happening.
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ne of the wonderful features of this community we call Seven Oaks is the people who live here. This is not only one of the most beautiful developments in Pasco County, but the residents here are some of the most friendly you will find anywhere. However there are always ways in which we can improve, and like all major developments even Seven Oaks has issues that need attention and problems to be dealt with periodically. One of the primary purposes of the Residents Council is facilitating communication between the residents and those staff and/ or committees who oversee the operation and maintenance of the community. The Council is made up of a resident representative from each neighborhood who meet monthly to discuss issues relating to Seven Oaks as a whole, and when appropriate, select neighborhoods. This is where you come in. As a resident of Seven Oaks we encourage you to become involved. Talk to your Resident Council representative on a regular basis. Whether you have an idea about something that may improve our community, a concern, or just a question. Your representative is there to Page 8
The Residents Council also hosts informative speakers at their meetings periodically to talk on current issues relating to our community, such as when the Pasco County Sheriff spoke on crime in April, or resident realtor Steve Appel provided a presentation in May on property values in Seven Oaks. In June the council hosted the head of the new Wesley Chapel Medical Center Hospital that will soon open across the street from our development. Finally, the Residents Council has created the “Seven Oaks Homeowner’s Reference Sheet” which defines what the SOPOA Board is responsible for, what the CDD Board is responsible for, and who to call for solutions to a specific problem.
bring your voice to the council in order to identify issues that should be communicated As I said at the outset, we are fortunate to to the appropriate governing body. live in a wonderful community. Keeping it that way requires involvement from our resiThey are also there to help communicate to dents and a major part of this is communicayou information from our governing boards. tion. Help us with this effort by letting us And using email contacts that representahear your voices, and by allowing us inform tives have collected from each neighboryou in return. hood we can deliver community-wide notices regarding crime, lost pets, etc. throughout the entire Community. That’s not to say if you have a problem with one particular neighbor your council representative should be the one to solve it. Various issues often fall under the jurisdiction of a particular entity. But if you have an issue regarding your neighborhood as a whole or the broader Seven Oaks community let us know. You are also encouraged to attend Resident Council meetings when available, as well as, CDD Meetings and SOPOA meetings, so you have an understanding of what is happening in your community. If you have trouble attending meetings in person, at least look at the agenda and minutes for the meetings that are emailed to you. You can also view both documents from past meetings online at MySevenOaks.com. The site also has discussion forums on various topics July 2011
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The Residents Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse Gathering Room. SEVEN OAKS NEWS
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By Bill Parsons Vice Chairman, Seven Oaks CDD
Does the CDD Need Attorneys?
t each CDD meeting, the CDD Board makes decisions that impact the operation and maintenance of hundreds of acres of land that contain over a hundred ponds, numerous parks with playground equipment, storm water system, mitigation areas, and last but not least a multimillion dollar clubhouse. The CDD also hires and manages people to operate and maintain these resources. Therefore, decisions need to be based on “Advice of Counsel”.
Our law firm, Straley and Robin, is not our largest subcontractor as it only has five employees and is not our most expensive subcontractor, but it is definitely one of our most important subcontractors. Its services are vital to keep the CDD within legal guidelines and avoid very expensive problems for the CDD members. So the unequivocal answer to the question “Does the CDD need attorneys?” is a resounding -- yes we need attorneys.
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A second question might be, “Is Straley and Robin the right law firm for the Seven Oaks CDD?” The primary reason to employ them is because of their experience with CDDs. Mark Straley has been practicing law in Tampa since 1976 and for the past 20 years has focused on representing CDDs. He was one of the first CDD attorneys in Florida. Tracy Robin worked in the title insurance industry from 1975 to 1986 and then attended Page 10
law school and in 1991 became an attorney. John Vericker was hired in 2005 by Straley and Robin, just a year after they established their law firm. Mr. Vericker received a Juris Doctor, cum laude from the University of Florida. Focusing on CDDs has brought them 75 clients. Most CDDs in Pasco County use them, but some clients are as far away as Ft. Myers.
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Being a small company has many advantages and can be passed to customers. The Straley and Robin Law Firm can offer a lower hourly rate to its clients. Straley and Robin Law Firm has a staff with three levels of experience/training so work can be allocated effectively to do a good job in a timely manner. If the work does not require an attorney, it is completed by the paralegal whose hourly rate is not as high as the attorneyâ€™s rate. If the work requires an attorney but does not require the broad experience
Mark Straley asks Lynn Hoodless, Paralegal, to research an issue one of their CDD clients has requested them to work.
of Mr. Straley and Mr. Robin, they assign the task to Mr. Vericker, who is well qualified and knowledgeable. Our Seven Oaks legal bill is tens of thousands of dollars each year. Without this three tier wage charge, the cost would be substantially higher. Some of the issues our attorneys have worked for us include merging the two CDDs, reviewing contracts, insuring all CDD property was transferred from the developer, advising the board members on the requirements of the Sunshine Law, and refinancing the developerâ€™s dirt bond. v Barbara Williams, legal assistant, makes a copy of documents for the attorneys.
John Vericker (left) and Tracy Robin (right) discuss a problem one of their CDD clients asked them to resolve. Page 12
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TGirls softball had an All-Stars his past weekend the WCAA
tournament and did well. I am not sure if you have room, but these would make a great addition to your news letters.
Here is the information regarding the Darlings - #2 in the District! I will forward you one more. A young Darlings All Star team took 2nd Place at the District Tournament. They won their first game 9-6, after erasing their nerves and scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning and the
defense getting 3 straight outs in the top of the 5th to win. They then lost a tough game to the eventual winner (West Pasco) 15-14 in the bottom of the last inning. The Darlings bats came alive in the loser bracket game to beat Springhill, 24-3 in 3 innings. On Championship Sunday against West Pasco, they girls fought hard, and hit hard but right to their defense. They played solid defense and lost only 7-2. We are proud of this team and are confident they know what it takes to win the next time they are there.
There was some outstanding defensive plays, Kelsey Kadlub had 2 double plays playing SS. Ashley Garrison, made several great plays at 3rd in the Championship game and Sydney Luginski’s had lost her voice by the end of the last game, cheering on her teammates throughout every game and also made
several good plays. Everybody played hard in the Heat: Kelsey Kadlub, Lexi Gaiefsky, Sydney Luginski, Allison Fraley, Madison Baxter, Amber Rodriguez, Brianna Segers, Jillian Fischer, Maia Wark, Paige Dosal, Brooke Eason, Ashley Garrison.
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Seven Oaks Clubhouse Hours & contact Info: Theresa Flores, Manager Clubhouse Phone: (813)907-7987 Clubhouse Fax: (813)907-0660 Bryan Cooper, Staff Supervisor E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.MySevenOaks.com Clubhouse Hours: Sun. 7am - 9 pm; Mon. - Sat. 7am - 10pm Café Hours: Daily 7am - 8pm Fitness Room Hours: Sun. 5am - 9pm; Mon. - Sat. 5am - 10pm
SEVEN OAKS LADIES FOODIE CLUB Do you enjoy: socializing while eating out and trying new restaurants? Going to food and drink tastings? Learning more about cooking techniques and trends? Watching cooking shows and reading culinary magazines? Shopping for the latest kitchen cookware and gadgets? Trying and sharing new recipes? Participating in foodie activities around town with other ladies as your schedule permits? If so, please e-mail me at Eileen.Jones@yahoo.com and I will add you as a member to this new club! --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gathering Room Rentals Thinking of hosting a party? Consider reserving the Clubhouse for your private function. We offer morning, afternoon and evening rentals. Rates are as follows for Seven Oaks residents: 3 Hours $100.00 (tax inclusive) 4 Hours $130.00 (tax inclusive) 5 Hours $160.00 (tax inclusive) 6 Hours $185.00 (tax inclusive) (Includes the Theater) Further inquiries, please contact Clubhouse Manager at (813) 907-7987 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or view online at www.MySevenOaks.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------
GATE REMOTES The Clubhouse does not deal with gate remotes. Please call Sue Diaz with Rampart Properties, Sue Diaz (813) 963-6400 ext. 207 Or Direct: (813) 386-2557 or email: email@example.com Page 16
LOST & FOUND During the pool season there will be a self-serve lost and found bin located outside the cafe window. Any items that are found that do not carry substantial value will be deposited there. Any items of value such as credit cards, electronics, jewelry etc. will be left with management in the office. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintaining Beauty of Seven Oaks The beauty of the Clubhouse and surrounding areas is one of the things that makes Seven Oaks such a great place to live and work. As we tour the grounds to make sure that everything looks as scenic as possible we have noticed an abundance of litter around the basketball courts and parking lot. While we do have staff that maintains the grounds, they are not able to pick up after everyone all the time. This also takes us away from other duties that need to be performed in the Clubhouse. Please make an effort to use the trash cans that have been provided on the premises for any litter that should be disposed of. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pool Rules & Etiquette
Lightning Lightning can strike 10 miles from the storm. The clubhouse policy for closing the pools due to lightning is 30 minutes after each lightning strike.The staff will inform you of when the pools will re-open. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guest Pass Out of town guests residing in your home, may be placed on a guest pass. Please contact the Clubhouse Manager @ (813) 907-7987 in order to make arrangements for this pass. To receive a guest pass, you must provide your resident access card, along with your guest’s photo id (drivers license preferred). Please understand that guest(s) are not permitted to bring additional guests(s). --------------------------------------------------------------------------
father’s day contest winners We would like to give a special Thank You to the fantastic people over at the Pebble Creek Country Club for their very generous donation of a golf foursome for the grand prize to our Father’s Day contest. The group that plays is sure to enjoy the beautiful greens that Pebble Creek provides.
Now that warm weather is here to stay the pool becomes the hot spot of the summer. We ask that while you are here that you please observe the pool rules and be mindful of others trying to enjoy the facilities as well. Pool rules are posted at various locations throughout the deck. We ask that there be no running, diving, or rough-housing on the pool deck at any time. This is for your own safety as well as the safety of others. Smoking on the pool deck is also prohibited. We have designated smoking areas for your convenience. We hold a zero tolerance policy for alcoholic beverages on the pool deck and coolers must be inspected upon arrival. The staff is directed to enforce these policies in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all the residents. We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable summer.
SUMMER POOL FUN REVISION Small water guns will now be permitted all day long everyday for use inside the Resort Pool Only (not on the pool deck). Small rafts will also be allowed all day, everyday in the Resort Pool only. We ask that if you will be using either rafts or waterguns at the facility that you be mindful of the other patrons so that everyone may enjoy their time at the pool. -------------------------------------------------------------------------July 2011
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Access Cards must be present when entering the Clubhouse or using any area of the Clubhouse facility. The picture on the card must match the person presenting the card. If you lost or misplaced your access card, you must replace it if you would like to utilize the facilities.
During the summer months the pools here tend to get a lot of usage. Occasionally, there have been instances where accidents may occur and the pool needs to be closed down. We realize that this is an inconvenience, and there has been some aggitation about the length of time that the pools remain closed. It is our policy that if there is a bodily fluid incident in the pool that the pool then be shut down for an amount of time according to Pasco County Health Regulations. This gives the chlorine an adequate amount of time to do what it is supposed to. We close down the pools for the safety of the residents. It is our policy that small children who are not potty trained wear swim diapers.
The fee for a replacement card is $15. (tax inclusive) Individuals who do not have a valid access card will be asked to leave the premises or pay the daily nonresident usage fee. Please treat your access card as a key to entering your home. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tennis Rackets for Rent Want to play tennis and need a racket? For your convenience, tennis rackets are available to rent at the clubhouse. The fee is $2.00 + tax each, per 1 ½ hour use. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tennis Balls for Sale Purchase tennis balls for your convenience at the Café. Cost per three pack is $2.50 + tax. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cabana Rental Policy It has come to our attention during these last few weekends that there has been some confusion as to what the Cabana rental policy is, and how it works. Cabanas by the pool are on a first come first served basis. These cabanas can also be rented for 3 hour blocks from the hours of 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, and 4pm -7pm. All cabanas that have been rented will be clearly marked by a posted sign first thing in the morning. The signs have the rental times listed on them so that you will know what time the cabana has been reserved for. These signs do not mean that the cabanas are off limits the entire day, it simply means that if you are going to occupy that cabana then we ask that you make the cabana available by the allotted rental time posted. It may look as though many cabanas are rented for the day, but we only allow 5 rentals for any given time slot. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Another New Addition We now have a slushie machine in the cafe. We offer Blue Raspberry and Cherry flavors. Prices are $2.50 for a 16 oz cup and $3.75 for the 24 oz cups.
We also recommend plastic pants that can be worn over the swim diaper. If you have forgotten to bring one, we do offer swim diapers for sale in the cafe. We thank you for your understanding. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Public Meeting Dates Seven Oaks Community Development District Meeting The Board of Supervisors of the Seven Oaks Community Development District will hold their monthly meetings in the Seven Oaks Clubhouse at 6:30pm on the following dates. For any questions or for more information, please email Scott Brizendine at email@example.com or visit www.MySevenOaks.com and click on CDD.
July 13th • August 10th
Residents Council Meeting Resident Council holds their monthly meetings at the Clubhouse at 7:00pm on the following dates. If you have a question, concern or need information, please email the Resident Council Chairwoman Holly Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.MySevenOaks.com, click on Resident Council.
July 5th • Aug 2nd • Sept 6th
Design Review Committee DRC holds their regular monthly meeting at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse at 7:00pm on the following dates. Visit www.MySevenOaks. com for any questions or for more information on the DRC. To download your Architectural Modification Request, go to www.MySevenOaks. com, click on SOPOA, click Documents and Forms and click on Architectural Modification Request.
June 26th • August 15th
SOPOA Seven Oaks Property Owners’ Association SOPOA will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse at 6:00pm on the following dates. Visit www.MySevenOaks.com for any questions or information you may need on the Seven Oaks Property Owners Association.
July 26th • August 25th
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GAME NIGHT MINUTE to WIN IT July 22nd, 2011, 7PM Must sign up by Wednesday, July 20th
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Join us for an evening full of fun and excitement. The rules of the game will be reviewed the evening of the event.
Bring your favorite beverage an appetizer or dessert to share. 21 and over please. Please contact Theresa or Bryan @ (813) 907-7987 or email email@example.com to sign up! This is a CDD sponsored event.
Rubber Duck Pool Party Sunday July, 10th â€˘ 10am-12pm
Infants and toddlers 2 months to 3 years old are invited to join us in the splash park and baby wade pool for some splash-time fun. A light snack and juice will be served. Reservations must be made by 7/8/2011.
Please contact Theresa or Bryan @ (813) 907-7987 or email the Clubhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a CDD sponsored event.
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EAR SCHOOL PARTY END OF YRE-SCHEDULED Wednesday, July 27th â€˘ 4pm-8pm Games2U will be coming here with a 4D mobile entertainment van along with 2 hamster balls. We will be having $1.00 prepaid pizza and $1.00 snow cones for sale. Pizza must be paid for in advance to management by July 26th. You will receive a ticket to redeem for your pizza slices once you pay. Pizza will be delivered at 6pm. Potato Sack Races on the field. This is a CDD sponsored event.
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In addition to troop leaders, GSWCF is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of other positions. Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes to support troop leaders, or to train other volunteers. Volunteers are also needed to work directly with girls as event directors or program facilitators at local Girl Scout camps. The possibilities are endless! No matter the position, Girl Scout volunteers gain valuable job experience, hone leadership skills, participate in their community and, ultimately empower and inspire girls. v
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Girls going into grades 4 – 12
July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22; All dates 6 - 8 p.m. Tampa Service Center
Aug. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. IKEA, Tampa
Discover the law, learn your constitutional rights, and connect with female attorneys and judges in this six-session series. Find out more about criminal and civil law, as well as courtroom advocacy. You’ll take action in a mock oral argument with a real judge in a real courtroom! Series runs Mondays for six weeks; all sessions required. $18/girl*
Minds for Design girls going into grades 6 – 12
July 18 - 22; all dates 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Middleton High School, Tampa Take part in this unique summer day camp focused on engineering. Meet female engineers, explore engineering careers, and learn more about the design process and how to improve our world through engineering. Take a trip to the Center for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics Technologies at USF. You’ll find out about motion analysis, and see robotics and prosthetics research labs. Series runs Monday through Friday; all sessions required. You’ll receive a t-shirt and drinks. Bring a bag lunch and snacks each day. $65/girl*
Give a Day for the Ocean girls going into grades 6 – 12
July 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Clam Bayou Marine Education Center, St. Petersburg Join us for an ocean environmental service day at Clam Bayou Marine Education Center. Activities include coastal clean-up of marine debris by canoeing through mangrove forests and native plant restoration by mulching, weeding and invasive plant removal from the beach front. $15/girl* SEVEN OAKS NEWS
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What’s the key to good grades? Reducing stress? Meeting deadlines? Organization! Learn the basic principles of being organized that will guarantee your success in school and for the future. Discover how fun organizing can be! $8/girl* (includes lunch)
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Holiday Parties School Themed Shows
Stop Bullying • Reading is Magic Character Buiding • Just Say No
Australia Dreamtime Girls going into grades 2 – 3 Reserve your date today!
Aug. 13 – 14, 6:45 p.m. – 8 a.m. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Take a trip to the Land of Oz to hear the Aborigines. Bring your suit for a dip in the Billabong, search for answers on a scavenger hunt, have an up-close encounter with native Australian animals and explore the zoo after dark before settling in for dreams of your own. $32/girl*
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Aug. 20, 2 – 4 p.m. Tampa (Westshore district) Learn about different aspects of the performing arts, specifically improv. Come and use your imagination and develop a new set of skills that will bring laughter to yourself and others. $6/girl* *Non-registered Girl Scouts must pay an additional $12 membership fee at time of registration.
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Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Calendar July 2011 7/1 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. SR 56 & Arrowgrass Road (by Boardwalk Frozen Custard) 7/4 Monday Chamber office will be closed. Have a happy and safe fourth of July! 7/5 Tuesday 8 am – Monthly Business Breakfast at Saddlebrook Resort Check with Chamber to be sure still on. $15 (with RSVP), $18 (without), includes breakfast & valet. RSVP to the Chamber at: email@example.com or (813) 994-8534. 5700 Saddlebrook Way, 33543 7/13 Wednesday 8:30 am Ambassador’s Breakfast Meeting at Hundai of Wesley Chapel 26944 Wesley Chapel Blvd., 33543 (Sponsored by Bagelicious and More. For Ambassadors Only 7/19 Tuesday 8 am Networking Coffee at Organic Life Join Capt. Rob for a cup of coffee and an early
morning networking opportunity. 1900 Oak Grove Blvd., Land O Lakes, next to Ferman Automotive 7/19 Tuesday 3 pm – Networking on the Nines at Lexington Oaks Golf Club 9 holes of “Best Ball” for $20 for greens fees/cart. Contact Rob Kellog at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 817-5655. 26140 Lexington Oaks Blvd., 33544 7/21 Thursday 6 pm – Business Mixer Sponsored by The Laker, held at Hampton Inn & Suites in Wesley Chapel, food provided by Wesley Chapel Toyota. Networking and socializing and the formal announcement of our Mayoral candidates. 2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544 7/26 Tuesday 9 am – Membership Orientation at Heritage Ford Join Capt. Rob for an informal presentation about the Chamber. All members are invited to attend. 28739 S.R. 54, 2nd Floor Conference Room 7/28 Thursday 11:30 am – Economic Development/Government Affairs Meeting at American Consulting Engineers Contact Jeff Miller email@example.com 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd., 33544
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not try and second-guess the validity of their request. Do as they say immediately. Most of the time these requests and related information will come through radio broadcasts or the local TV station. Different warning methods may be used such as a siren or telephone calls.
Evacuating Your Home
Stay tuned and follow the directions and the evacuation routes recommended by the emergency officials. The most important thing to keep in mind is to have a plan for a possible evacuation. Be prepared to evacuate and keep the following suggestions in mind.
Part 1 of 3 by Elizabeth B. Bolton, USF
very year Floridians are faced with the possibility of hurricanes. Most years these dreaded storms do not land on our shores and mainland. However, in the not too distant past hurricanes have had devastating effects on many communities in Florida and every year the possibility exists that communities will be hit during the summer and fall months.
During the months of potential hurricanes, it is important to plan for the worst and hope that it never happens. For example, you and your family may be asked to leave your home due to some emergency conditions in your community. Your local emergency officials will not ask you to leave your home or location unless there is a valid reason. Do
Know the route and follow directions. Keep a map on hand that will enable you to take a route that may be unfamiliar to you. Be prepared to use routes specified by the emergency officials. Do not use any road or shortcut that they do not recommend. Some areas familiar to you may no longer be accessible or they may be dangerous for reasons unknown to you.
Local authorities will tell you what to do. Stay in touch with local authorities. They are in touch with the state or federal authorities and will know which route to take and what local conditions might be. If you follow their instructions, you are more likely to arrive in a safe location and to be able to communicate with your family members or friends.
Keep your vehicleâ€™s tank filled. Gas stations may be closed during a hurricane and prior to its arrival. During power outages, fuel pumps at gas stations may not work. Prepare for the hurricane by filling your tank well in advance of the storm.
One vehicle per household. If it is necessary to evacuate, plan to take one vehicle per household. This will keep family members together and reduce the number of cars on yourparticular evacuation route.
Continued next issue.
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Memorial Day 2011 Seven Oaks Clubhouse Event
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Important Numbers Pasco County Sheriff’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 (FL Licensed Real Estate Associate)
Wesley Chapel Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 994-8534
Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (813) 932-9545
Withlacoochee Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (352) 567-5133 www.wrec.net
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Florida’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 26
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Grant Herman celebrating his birthday at the clubouse pool.
On June 14, I was on my walk when I noticed the American flags had been put up for Flag Day. I couldnâ€™t help but stop to take this picture. Being a patriotic American and having served 32 years in the Air Force, the American Flag has a special place in my heart. I am sure that the people of Seven Oaks appreciate these flags on the appropriate occasions such as July 4th coming up. - Bill P.
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Boot Camp - Adults
Get in gear with an outdoor boot camp. Enjoy nature and have fun at the same time while you get fit. All fitness levels welcome. Call for pricing and times. 1st class is complimentary. Classes starting as low as $8.
Boot Camp for Kids
Cardio, strength, flexibility core and endurance using bodies own weight, bands and running
Jack Somoano (813) 498-9296 or email email@example.com
Karate Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Meets in the Aerobic Room, Call for pricing.
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 2:30pm - 6:30pm Call for prices and to schedule private lessons.
(813) 994-4353 A Berklee College of Music graduate offering all styles and levels of guitar and bass.
Kindergarten-9th grade Florida State Certified.
John Augello (813) 451-7413 Sabah (813)-838-1726 firstname.lastname@example.org
To the Pointe Dance Centre (813) 679-0395 or email email@example.com
Jazz Hip-Hop Cheerleading
• 4:30pm to 5:00pm – Ballet/Jazz Combo (ages 3-4) • 5:00pm to 5:30pm – Ballet/Jazz Combo (ages 5-6) • 5:30pm to 6:15pm – Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop Combo (ages 7-9) • 6:15pm to 7:00pm – Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop Combo (ages 10 and up) Pre-register to reserve your spot, space is limited.
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Adult Beginner / Advanced Beginner Kids Clinics Private and Semi-private lessons
Contact Rohan (760)-777-2073 Or Ian Thomas (813) 857-6883
Summer group sessions available.
Group Fitness Classes
Zumba @ Seven Oaks with Celina Ditch the workout-join the party!
Camp: Seven Oaks
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin-inspired and international rythms into easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. For all ages and fitness levels! Seven Oaks Clubhouse
Wednesdays - 7pm $6 per class or 5 for $25 813-760-9351 - firstname.lastname@example.org Page Page30 30
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Infant Swimming Resource self-rescue™ survival swim lessons. ISR is the safest provider of self-rescue™ swimming lessons that has proven to save lives. All lessons are one-on-one. Infants from 6 – 12months learn to turn onto their backs and float unassisted. Children over a year are taught a swim-floatswim sequence. All children learn these life saving lessons and are able to complete these skills in full clothing, just in case. *Stroke work offered to the more advanced students.
Please call Emma Grynbal for more information at (813) 748-6142 or visit
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Call Patricia Rios (813) 388-9416
Baseball Lessons Major League Baseball Training Pitching / Hitting/ Fielding Running / Physical Training
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Seven Oaks Elementary School
Wiregrass Ranch High School
27633 Mystic Oaks Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: (813) 794-0700 Web: soeagles.pasco.k12.fl.us/
2909 Mansfield Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 346-6000 wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us
Falls, Kat Dark Life Scholastic Press Hegamin, Tonya & Nelson, Marilyn Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story Scholastic Press
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Hiaasen, Carl Scat Knopf Books for Young Readers
Dr. John Long Middle School
Wesley Chapel Elementary School
2025 Mansfield Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: (813) 346-6200 Web: jlms.pasco.k12.fl.us
30243 Wells Rd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Phone: (813) 794-0100 Web: wces.pasco.k12.fl.us
Wiregrass Ranch High School Summer Reading Wiregrass Summer reading books are now on display in Barnes and Nobles at the Wiregrass Mall.
Graduation video The Wiregrass Ranch High School Class of 2011 Graduation video is Now available.For $15, you will receive a copy of the graduation video and a 30-minute tribute to our seniors! Update: Pre-ordered DVDs shipped by June 10. Please pay by cash or a check made out to Wiregrass Ranch High School. Checks may be mailed to the school or dropped off in the office. Visit: wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/Wiregrass_Ranch_High_School/Senior_ Video_Info ror more info. Page 32
Logsted, Greg Alibi Junior High Aladdin Paterson, Katherine The Day of the Pelican Clarion Books Paulsen, Gary Woods Runner Wendy Lamb Books
2011-12 School Year The 2011-12 School Year will begin on August 22.
Preller, James Bystander Feiwel & Friends Sanderson, Brandon Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians Scholastic Press
Dr. John Long Middle School
Slade, Arthur G. Jolted: Newton Starker’s rules for survival Wendy Lamb Books
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program Master List of Titles 2011 - 2012
Taylor, Greg Killer Pizza Feiwel & Friends Woodson, Jacqueline Peace, Locomotion Putnam Juvenil
Grades 6-8 Angleberger, Tom The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Amulet Books Baggott, Julianna The Prince of Fenway Park HarperCollins
Seven Oaks Elementary School
Breathed, Berkeley Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster Philomel Books
Summer Reading Opportunity
Draper, Sharon M. Out of My Mind Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Florida First Lady Ann Scott, along with the Florida Department of Education and the Flori-
da Department of State, kicked off the Summer Literacy Adventure as a way to encourage students to pledge to read and visit their local public libraries this summer. Florida students have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Literacy Adventure by visiting the Just Read, Florida! website at www.justreadflorida. com to take the pledge. A select school with the most participating students in the Summer Literacy Adventure will be recognized during the 2011-12 school year. Students who take the pledge may also utilize a free online tool to search for books based on their reading ability and interests. The DOE, through MetaMetrics, offers a unique resource called “Find a Book, Florida” at florida.lexile. com that uses Lexile® measures, a widely adopted reading metric that can guide a reader to an appropriate level book. Each year, more than 30 million Lexile measures are reported from reading assessments and programs— representing over half of U.S. students. The Department of State also encourages students to read, and local public libraries throughout the state host a variety of programs during the summer to promote reading. Students and their families can learn more about summer reading programs by contacting their local public library, and information on the locations of public libraries in Florida can be found at www.fllibraries.org. Access the Summer Reading List or other reading resources through the Just Read, Florida! website at www.justreadflorida.com . We hope you will encourage your students to take the pledge today!
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his article is mainly about pool rules for “admittance”. It is about pool rules to follow in order to gain access to the pool areas. Residents can find the pool rules that cover (a) their “admittance”, and (b) the “admittance” of their guests at www.mysevenoaks.com
mysevenoaks.com and not to the check pool rules before arriving at the pool gate with our eight (8) guests/relatives from out of state. We are, therefore, unaware of the pool rule that limits free guests to five (5), and that each additional guest costs $15.
If you are a resident who (already) visits www. mysevenoaks.com to obtain pool rules, before you and your guests seek admittance to the pool areas, then you may want to stop reading this article. Other residents, however, should know that www.mysevenoaks.com provides pool rules covering admittance, access cards for residents and renters, day passes, use of the water slide and the cabanas, unacceptable behavior, etc.
To complicate matters, we arrive without $45 in our wallets. Next, we begin to sense the impatience of the growing line of residents that has formed behind us.
If you do not find an answer to your “admittance” question on www.mysevenoaks.com, get an answer by sending an e-mail to sevenoaksclubhouse@ yahoo.com or by calling the clubhouse phone (813) 907-7987. This article pertains more to residents, like me, who procrastinate. We tend not to visit www.
In summary, know the pool rules for admittance before you get to the pool gate. Have your access card ready. If you have lost your access card, buy a new one at the Clubhouse before you seek admittance to the pool area. Visit pool rules on www.mysevenoaks.com to check on existing rules and find new rules. For example, floats and water guns were recently allowed – ONLY - in the middle pool (aka, resort pool). Smoking is still limited to designated areas which do not include the pool deck and cabanas. The height requirement for use of the water slide
at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse
remains 42”. Plus, the single sliding rule (i.e., no double riders) is being strictly enforced by staff. Since all guests and residents, including renters, must adhere to the pool rules, residents may want to print the “Rules for Pool Usage” from www. mysevenoaks.com, and have a copy on hand for their guests or renters. My final message is for residents to be proactive: become familiar with the pool rules, and help their guests or renters do the same. As a special request, please do not open doors that allow others to gain admittance to the pool area. While a resident is more likely to report a person who has jumped over the pool fence to gain access to the pool area, a resident is less likely to report a person who has passed through an entrance other than the pool gate. Thank you for your support.
- Don Forgit
Residents Council representative
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Graduation 5th Grade Graduation PArty & Clap Out Seven Oaks Elementary
8th Grade Graduation John Long Middle School
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Elena Vely (Varela) Article by Exclusive Talent Management
any of you know resident Elena Vely as your neighbor and one of the most sought-after Seven Oaks real estate experts since it’s development… but what many of you don’t know, is that Elena Vely is also known in these parts and in Hollywood, CA - by her stage name, Elena Varela. Elena was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and then went out to Los Angeles in her mid 20’s with her 8 year old son in tote, to pursue her life-long “dream” of becoming an Actress. After several years of a somewhat successful run in Los Angeles, she fell for a Florida native and quickly realized all the wonderful things the state of Florida had to offer to her and her family. So they compromised and had a house built here in Seven Oaks in 2004. Elena found the real estate aspect so fascinating; she became licensed in 2005 and quickly excelled as an award-winning Realtor and an expert in Seven Oaks living. Within three years, this newfound passion of real estate won her the “Top GCI Individual Producer” award at New Tampa office of Prudential Tropical Realty in 2008. She said, “I believe - to be successful in anything, you have to have a passion for what you do. That’s the one thing everybody quickly learns about me”. Although Elena’s passion was starting to pay off in 2008 as a Realtor, she admits that same year was also “bitter-sweet” within her personal
life. She had moved her mother “Mara” down from Maryland two years earlier to help her battle cancer. Unfortunately, it was a fight her Mother had lost days before Christmas of that same “2008” year. This huge loss prompted Elena to re-evaluate her life goals and her promise to her Mother… that she would get back to her life-long “dream” and career as Actress. Not an easy task in an area where the auditions were few and far between in comparison to that of Los Angeles. But all that changed last year when former Florida Governor Crist signed off on the new film incentive for about $242 million dollars towards projects in Florida over the next five years… now Elena Varela finds herself being busier than ever! She says, “Ironically, I audition more here now than in Los Angeles and had to cut my last “pilot season” trip back west - short, because I was needed here in the Southeast region for filming. I have been extremely fortunate to have now finished working on 3 films in the last year for networks like Lifetime and ABC Family, along with independent feature films as well. The 4th movie I’m scheduled to shoot on is coming up in New Orleans mid July.” She also mentioned, there are also several TV shows currently being shot in Miami right now like “Burn Notice”, “The Glades” and now “Magic City” too. But she’s really
excited about the new “Charlie’s Angels” series that started filming in Miami as well and is set to air this fall on ABC. She said, “I hope it’s only a matter of time before I land on one of these local shows as a “series regular”. That’s my goal now!” So as you can see, Elena has had little time to share her passion entirely on Real Estate these days. She said she still gets a lot of calls because of the successful business she had built over the years here in Seven Oaks and still gives her opinion when asked, but has officially transitioned from an “active” sales agent to a “referral” agent for Tropical Realty Referrals, Inc. She also said, “I still enjoy taking care of my past clients and any potential future residents of Seven Oaks that get sent my way. I make sure they are placed in exceptional and equivalent
hands. So please feel free to call me anytime at 813-380-9020 for a great referral!” For now though, you can watch Elena as “Aunt Marielle” on her latest TV movie “Teen Spirit”, scheduled to air on ABC Family (Verizon cable channel 199) on Sunday, August 7th at 8:00pm. She also mentioned that because so many people have inquired about information on how to get themselves and/or their kids into the entertainment business… she’s planning to hold an “entertainment seminar” at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse in the near future! If you are interested in attending, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Elena Varela and to follow her career… you can also go to www.IMDb.com and just type in her name! v
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