JUNE / JULY
W H I S P E R
WHI FFL ETR EE H OME OWNERS ASSOCIATION
WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER, THE HOA STARTS OUR NEW FISCAL YEAR. BE INVOLVED. JOIN NOW! THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
Starting the new HOA year with a bang! Special thanks to our new social chairman, Kathy Hansen, for all her hard work in planning our HOA Summer Picnic held on May 30th. The event and turnout was as great as the weather. We plan to make this year the best yet for the Whiffletree HOA.
QUALITY FAMILY TIME
2009 will be the year for new ideas and attitudes. We want to exceed your expectations by focusing on the value the HOA can add to the neighborhood while remembering the successes of its past. We are very excited about what is coming up throughout the coming year.
ENJOY ING A SUNNY DAY
You can keep up in touch with the HOA, its Board, and upcoming neighborhood activities on the new Whiffletree website: www.mywhiffletree.com Bill Ballentine - WHOA President
FISHING AT THE POND
SU M M E R P I C NI C 2 0 0 9 MORE PHOTOS AT WWW.MYWHIFFLETREE.COM
WE MET ON SATURDAY, MAY 30TH TO START OFF THE SUMMER RIGHT WITH A PICNIC AT THE PARK. WE HAD A BOUNCE HOUSE, A CLOWN, FACE PAINTING, FISHING, ICE CREAM, A SAFETY VISIT FROM OUR LOCAL FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN, AND JUST SOME GOOD OLD FUN IN THE SUN. IF YOU DIDN’T MAKE IT, WE MISSED YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT SOCIAL EVENT.
Calloway’s Yard of the Month EACH MONTH CALLOWAY’S SHARES SOME GARDENING TIPS WITH US. THEY WILL APPEAR IN THE NEWSLETTER AS WELL ON OUR WEBSITE:
A P RIL Congratulations to Joetta & Joe Russo, winners of the WHOA Yard of the Month for April 2009. You can see their beautiful home and landscape at 3420 Snidow Dr.
WWW.MYWHIFFLETREE.COM June’s Gardening Tip
Spring ﬂowers become but a memory as summer heats up! However, our desire for a colorful landscape can still be achieved. From annuals to perennials to shrubs to trees, color is found in blooms, foliage and even in the plumes of ornamental grasses. The distinct patterns of Caladium leaves or textured foliage of Coleus adds interest to shady gardens. The dazzling Daylily or drought‐tolerant Lantana provides splashes of blooms for full sun. Crape Myrtles are sending forth sprays of blossoms and the Esperanza displays clusters of bell‐ shaped ﬂowers. Color abounds even in the heat of summer! Remember to use Calloway’s premium soils and mixes at the time of planting and water well with a Root Stimulator mixture. Also, add two to three inches of mulch to conserve moisture, help keep the soil cooler and prevent weeds from growing.
Calloway’s Nursery sent them a
gift certiﬁcate in recognition of this award.
M AY Congratulations to Greg & Belinda Fantin, winners of the WHOA Yard of the Month for May 2009. You can check out their beautiful home and landscape at 3113 Langley Dr. They also received a Calloway’s Gift Certiﬁcate!
JU N E Congratulations to Ken Satsky & Mark Cunningham, winners of the WHOA Yard of the Month for June 2009. You can see all their hard work and beautiful gardens at 3325 Swanson Dr. They also will receive a Calloway’s Gift Certiﬁcate!
Find out what’s happening in the neighborhood now & what’s coming up in the near future right here: Social Update - Kathy Hansen 4th of July Kid’s Bike Parade Come join us as the kids take a short ride around the neighborhood and return to Prairie Meadow Park for donuts and drinks. We’ll also want to include your pets in the parade. Fun for the whole family. Starts at 8:30 am on the 4th from Matthews Elementary.
More details to come & on the website! Newsletter Update - Jeff Wheeler We would like to begin emailing our newsletter, if you would like to receive the newsletter via email - log onto the website (www.mywhiffletree.com) and provide us your email address and we’ll add you to the growing list. Beautification Update - Rob Sipll 3 tips to get your lawn ready to survive a long, hot summer. Grass needs a fair amount of water to be lush and green, but here are some lawn tips to help your lawn hang in there thru the grueling days of summer. Tip #1 – H2O and Fertilization – Ensure your grass roots are not starving. Feeding your lawn with a solid watering schedule, and fertilizing plan, are key the lawn’s survival. In general, turf grass needs about 3/4" — 1" of water per week to maintain green color and active growth. Read the rest of the tips at www.mywhiffletree.com/blog
W H IF FL E T RE E
M EM B E R S H I P U P DAT E
Y DONNA NORTHAM - SECRETAR KATHY HANSEN - SOCIAL TOM DIXON - MEMBERSHIP ROB SIPLL - BEAUTIFICATION AL SMITH - CRIME WATCH ON JEFF WHEELER - BEAUTIFICATI S ION & COMMUNICAT
We currently have 204 paid members which is consistent to where we were last year at this time. Our goal is to achieve 300 or more members by the conclusion of the drive. The annual dues are the same as in the past ($120) and if anyone has questions regarding membership they can call Tom Dixon at 972-491-9717.
CARL CRAWFORD - TREASURER
The WHOA Membership Drive is underway and will continue through July 15.
JON DAMON - VICE PRESIDENT
& BILL BALLENTINE -PRESIDENT ON CATI TIFI BEAU
If you haven’t joined this year, it’s not too late to help us make this the best year yet!
2009 WHOA BOARD
A WORD FROM OUR NEW HOA PRESIDENT I look forward to serving you and the other members of our Home Owners Association in the coming year. I take great pride in our neighborhood and promise to serve to my greatest ability. If you are not a member of the HOA, please consider joining. We need you to make this neighborhood all that it can be. Feel free to contact me or any other board member regarding membership.
BILL BALLENTINE WHIFFLETREE HOA PRESIDENT 2009 - 2010
Whiffletree V, VI, VII Home Owners Association P.O. Box 866423 Plano, TX 75086
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