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Activity Board President

May 17, 2023

Happy Wednesday.  Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. Although I was not with my son and granddaughter, it was a good day. Had Brunch with my friend which included a mimosa🍾.

We are already experiencing hot temps and lots of gorgeous sunshine. Not much rain but rainy season is right around the corner. This made the road sealing go as planned except for one small glitch. All roads and parking lot sealed and painting done👏🏻👏🏻.  Kitchen floor has been replaced (looks great) and cabinet resurfacing scheduled first week of June. Kurt Miller has removed the cabinet doors and drawer fronts as well as the counter tops, sinks and faucets.  Thanks Kurt.  Sadly this means we have not been having Koffee Klatch. I really miss seeing everyone. Working on a fix for that. Watch this space and the gate message board for details.

We will be having a Memorial Day potluck. I am making pulled pork and ask that EVERYONE bring a dish to share. Please sign up on sheet by the pool so I know how much to make. Due to no kitchen access please bring table service, drinks and serving spoons for your dish. We will also have a cooler full of soft drinks and water. Bring a game or cards and hang around afterwards for fun and fellowship.

A note of concern is that several of our residents are currently going through some pretty significant health issues. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻

Adios until next time😊
April 15, 2023

Sadly our very successful season has come to an end.  We had many sports tournaments, potluck dinners,breakfasts, ice cream socials, exercise classes, card games, bingo, create workshops, quilting, Art classes, music jams and bible study.

In addition we had Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners, soup supper, Super Bowl Party, sports lunches and Ladies Luncheon. Seems like all we did was eat. LOL  We also had dances, a Welcome Back Party, Memorial Dance, Bon Voyage Party and a Trike parade with caroling. Our Casino night was well attended and $9945 was raised. The Park Sale made a whopping $15,854. We purchased a new ice machine, signed a contract to resurface the tennis/pickleball court, bought some new microphones to update the PA system and allocated $10,000 toward the kitchen update. I always say if you are bored it’s your own fault.😊

As we now begin our summer season remember we still have Tuesday morning Koffee Klatch and Thursday afternoon socials. Please join us and stay in touch. Though we are few, I still care to know what is going on with the residents. Plans include get togethers for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Details will follow.

If you have already left I hope you had a safe, uneventful trip and if your travel is upcoming be safe.
When you return the roads will have been sealed, tennis courts refreshed and the kitchen update should be complete.

Please keep Tree Lakes in your prayers that we have no big storms this summer. Last year Ian gave us all much concern.

Watch this space as I plan to give you updates throughout the summer.


Welcome to the Activity Board President's Blog

A new Activities Board was elected earlier this month.  I'm JoAnn Walter President: Cindy Haskett is the Vice President.  Other members are Jackie Sharp, secretary, Kathie Miller, Mary Podobinski, Eve Cummins, Sue Giroux and Toni Mondrzejewski.  Alternates are Pat Staerr and Jane Hilaire.

Things are really going strong on the Activities front.  January 28, we had our first Casino Night in a couple of years. It was well attended, and everyone had a great time.  Patty Stephens won the years HOA fees and Barry Groh won the fire pit table in the big raffle.  We raised just shy of $10,000.  Woo Hoo!!!
Cahal Dunne entertained us again on February 4 and as usual was a big hit.
The February Dance featured Taylor and Taylor.  There were over 150 in attendance.
After missing a couple of years, we had a Super Bowl party.  70 tickets were sold.  We had good food and some friendly rivalry.
Of course, we continue our great sports tournaments, with large numbers of people participating.

Our plans for the next few weeks include Park Sale (formerly Bazaar) with raffles, breakfast, lunch and bake sale.  This is another big money maker for the park. Also, a Ladies Luncheon (hosted by the men), Spring Arts Festival, Memorial Dance in the Parking Lot, Strawberry Festival, March Dance featuring Sound Waves, Bon Voyage Party in the Parking Lot (Dana Jewell providing music), and a park wide Yard Sale (if you found things after the big Park Sale you want to get rid of).

Hard to believe this season is fast coming to a close.  I feel like we are back up and running comparable to Pre-Covid levels. I invite you, on behalf of the Activities Board, to come on out and join in all the fun events we have to offer here in our beautiful Park.

My door is aways open.  My email in the park directory is incorrect.  It is [email protected].  Just 1 J.  We have several committees without a chairperson.  We need volunteers to help us keep all these wonderful events happening.  Please consider stepping up for one of the existing events or come up with a brand new one.
If I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting you, please come up and introduce yourself to me.  I look forward to seeing each and every one of you around the park.
 See you soon.

JoAnn Walter