Meeting Minutes 2011

November 2011

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison (absent)
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership (absent)
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary absent) Kit Sears, Safety and Security
 Doug Cuny, Treasurer Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: none
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.

The meeting was called to order by VP Gary Johansen. Minutes from October meeting were approved as posted.

Financial report was presented by Treasurer Doug Cuny and accepted for audit. Doug informed the committee that we have not received an invoice from Woodhaven Country Club for the October WNA wine and cheese meeting held at the club. Doug will go by the club and pick up an invoice for review and payment. According to WNA records there were 56 members present for this meeting.

The new WNA Directory is in the process of design, lay-out and printing. It should be available for all members and advertisers at the January annual meeting.  Over $4,000 in ads were sold. The directory will reflect a membership of 209 and approximately 22 businesses.

Kit Sears reported that the next Code Blue Training will be held on November 12, 2011, 8am-4pm at the Fort Worth Police Academy. Three Woodhaven residents will be attending the training.  Greg Ricks provided Kit with the names of two additional people that were interested in Code Blue.  Additional Code Blue trained residents are badly needed to provide adequate coverage of the Woodhaven area.

WNA has purchased eight (8) Crime Watch signs to be placed a strategic locations within Woodhaven, including at the site of neighborhood markers. Additional signs may be purchased as needed.

Gary Johansen reported that the neighborhood markers are receiving fertilizer and pre emergent treatment.

A possible zoning issue was discussed regarding the property at High Woods and Randol Mill Road. Greg Ricks will check on the zoning and report back.

E-mails will be sent to membership regarding a blood drive by Carter Blood Bank to be held on Country Club Drive shopping area parking lot, and notice of a fundraiser that the Humane Society is organizing.

For a number of years WNA has utilized four (4) storage units at the storage facility location on Loop 820 frontage road and Boca Raton Blvd.  Under the new ownership WNA has been asked to reduce the number to two units.  WNA is requesting that anyone that can help with the consolidation, removal, and donation of the items stored there to please come to the storage facility on Saturday, November 12th at 9 am. Coffee and donuts will be served to all participants.

Many of the current WNA Steering Committee members have agreed to serve another term.  Several additional residents will be contacted about their willingness to serve next year.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM.

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October 2011

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership (absent)
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary (absent) Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Doug Cuny, Treasurer Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs (absent)
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.

Minutes: On Line – Approved as Written.

Treasurer’s Report: $ 15,308.00 reserve

Greg: Will appoint nomination committee for new officers. Doug Cuny has agreed to stay on Board and Gary Johansen has agreed to serve again. Other existing Board members have not committed to remaining.

Gary: Maintaining the markers is still requiring a substantial block of our expenses This is primarily due to resetting the timers to comply with current water restrictions. Gary was thanked for doing some “hand- painting” on the Woodhaven sign at Randol Mill and Woodhaven Blvd. After discussion, it was decided that the future of the markers will be decided by next year’s board.

Kit: Greg has volunteered to work with Code Blue next year to recruit volunteers and drivers.It was learned that for every patrol, the driver does receive $4.00 out of a budgeted $6.00

National Night Out: Greg reported that the new location at Police Office on Woodhaven Blvd was well-attended. There were approximately 40+ attendees and WNA received some donations. There needs to be a better way to promote this event next year to the apartment properties.

New Directory: In in final process, there is a possibility that the names per street could be eliminated to save printing however, it is still under discussion.

October Meeting: Will be held at Woodhaven Country Club. Program will be neighborhood update and introduction to new police captain. Cost for Wine and Cheese will be $5.00. The actual cost is $11.00, but WNA will cover the extra $6.00.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 7: 15 PM

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September 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: none
The meeting was called to order at 6:12 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that nearly all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. Motion passed.

Secretary’s Report for July was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Sandi advised that apartment managers have not met because of the heat.
  • Wyndam Pointe has filed for and been granted an extension to meet code.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

  • Code Blue and COPS, and neighborhood watch needs volunteers. One of the primary duties of the neighborhood association should be security. We will not only be working with the current volunteers, we will be actively recruiting new members. We are hoping that training could be held locally, perhaps at the new storefront.
  • Perhaps we can utilize recent victims as new volunteers.
  • NPO Perez is working on a crime report for Woodhaven.
  • Next Code Blue training is the second week of November.
  • Another break-in last week. Suspect came in through the garage.
  • A mailer to all 800+ homeowners was proposed about recruiting volunteers.
  • National Night Out in October will be at the new FWPD storefront.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Highwood and Boca islands have irrigation issues. Watering timers have been adjusted at all markers so that they meet water restrictions.
  • Boca and Randol Mill needs cleaned and painted. Would the country club want this? Gary will ask.
  • If plants are needed, Mike’s Garden Center may be willing to assist with the cost.
  • Synthetic grass my be an idea.
  • Gary will contact Gailen Hardin – Ft. Worth master gardener, proficient in zeroscape.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Memberships are still coming in.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Nothing to report

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Tony is still working on decals.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Directory funds are still being solicited. $4000 has been generated so far. We are ready begin working on layout & design for the directory.
  • Ice Cream Social went well. Meadowbrook News took photos. There were over 50 people in attendance. Very positive meeting. D. Scarth will be introducing a PID in the future. Greg asked for committee volunteers for the PID study.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • National Farm Life has a meeting room available for future meetings.
  • The October meeting will feature the Patriot Guard and a table for Code Blue info. Location to be determined.
  • Magic show – idea for future WNA meeting (perhaps January). Gary has details.
  • The once a year Cowtown Cleanup has been a great event, but we  need to do it more often; therefore, we have added a Fall Litter Stomp in September.  Mark your calendars to join your neighbors to help keep Woodhaven and the City of Ft. Worth beautiful. When: Saturday, September 17th
    Time: 9 AM to noon
    Where: Kroger parking lot in your neighborhood
    What:  Stomp out litter, garbage and trash in your neighborhood!  Gloves, t-shirts and trash bags will be supplied.
    To register:  E-mail Bobbi Galvin <bobbigalvinATgmail.com> your name and t-shirt size.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., Oct. 4th at 6:00 PM.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 PM.  

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4th of July final planning notes

Present:

Gary Johansen, VP Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning Kit Sears, Safety & Security
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM.

6-8:00 at Becky Haskin’s house on the 4th of July
In the event of rain, we will move under the porch.

– Last day to purchase a ticket at $5 is June 30th.

– Kay needs final ticket names/counts on Friday, July 1st.

– Chesapeake gave $1000 for the gathering.

– Becky’s house is handicapped accessible.

– Becky’s neighbor will be asked about their shared property area.

– Golf cart has been confirmed.

– Email will go out this week.

– Billy Cole has been confirmed. His PA system will be used for the ceremony.

– Streamers, balloons, small flags – Gary will check storage area, if supplies are not available, Bobbi will get new decorations. Sandi, Doug and Alice Keifer will do setup.

– Wanda & Gary will provide trash cans.

– Doug & Sandy will check people in as they arrive.

– Greg will order 50 chairs.

– Ticket will serve as door prize entry.

– Bobbi will shop for $200 in door prizes.

– Decorating will begin at 4:00.

Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM.  

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2011 4th of July Planning 

Present:

Greg Ricks, President (absent) Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security (absent)
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM.

6-8:00 at Becky Haskin’s house on the 4th of July
In the event of rain, we will move under the porch.

Tickets – Kit, Kay, Maxine, Parrish
Ahead of time it will be $5.00 each, children under 5, free
$6.00 if purchased that day
Tickets will also be available online

Menu: (Tony will do the shopping at Sam’s the week before.)
hot dogs, mustard, catsup, relish, onion, salsa. Chips, salsa, cookies
Cost would be about $225, based on 125 people
Paper plates, napkins
Ice chest – Wanda, Thomas, Greg & Gary
Ice – Tony
Drinks (bottled water, canned soda)
trash bags

Chairs – need to be reserved by the 25th. Greg will take care of this.
Tables –
Becky has three 8-foot tables

Chesapeake has been a sponsor in the past, Greg will ask for about $500. They will get a free ad in the directory.

Trash can – Wanda

Door Prizes – Bobbi will get these:
Gardening supplies
Cookout items
Cooler/supplies
Greg will ask area businesses for prize donations

Music – Greg (Billy Cole or Toby)

Golf cart – Greg has arranged a golf cart, Tony will be asking for a driver.

Speaker/color guard Wanda will finalize after this meeting

PA systemDanny will provide

Becky will need to post a sign – “No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk.” Sandi will find a sign to borrow.

Kids Bobbi will bring these items:
Basketball, football, soccer ball
Face painting supplies

Publicity: postcard, e-mail
sale ends June 25th
Bring chair, swimming supplies, sunscreen
Color guard/speaker at 6:00, light dinner immediately following

Meeting adjourned at 7:00.
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June 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security (absent)
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
The treasurer’s report was accepted as presented.

Account now has a $15,244 balance.

Secretary’s Report for May was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Sandi Ross, chair:

  • The bill of $300 from the apartment managers’ luncheon that was charged to Sandi’s Club account has been reimbursed.

Safety & SecurityKit Sears, chair:

  • Volunteers are being solicited through the police department so that COPS and Crime Watch can start up again. Peggy will be sending out an e-mail advising how to get involved. Peggy will start a new schedule.
  • There is a suspect for the recent burglaries, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
  • The Ft. Worth PD storefront has been opened.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Still working on a quote for cleaning of the markers. It was suggested that we take water & scrub brushes and do it as a group.
  • I plan on painting the lettering on the Woodhaven marker to make it stand out – a medium cream color will be used.
  • The Boca Raton and Highwood marker needed a new light timer and sprinkler system. Quality Scape of Arlingtinton did the work.
  • Boca Raton and Bridge needed new sprinkler head as well. It has also been replaced.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • About $3528 worth of more dues has been collected.
  • We are up to 196 members!

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi reminded the group that minutes are posted directly following the meetings. Please send changes and updates as soon as possible.
  • Bench was purchased for the library for just under $200. Bobbi will take photos and add that info to the website.

Special projects & Programs– Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • The July 4th activities were finalized with the Country Club. Mr. Scoma will be charging $20 per person and it seems to be getting more and more expensive. We will not be having the annual gathering there.
    • Other ideas:
      • having the party at Becky’s back yard (format will need to be different)
      • Baseball game
      • Have meeting/Patriot Guard at the club, then luncheon at Becky’s
      • Have celebration at the Potter’s House (Unable to make contact)
      • Wanda will contact Smoky’s about catering.
  • There was a motion to speak with Becky about having the entire meeting at her house. The motion was seconded/carried.
  • Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets and man activities.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • Charlie Burgess will no longer be the WNA attorney. Volunteers? Greg will speak with Mr. Disney.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Directory will be published this year. Greg & his committee will be contacting businesses to invite them to purchase an ad.
  • Do we want to a mailer to let people know this is the last chance to join WNA before the directory is published? Yes. (Who will be doing this?)

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues. June 7th at 6:00 PM at Tony’s house (6121 Cholla) to discuss 4th of July festivities.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM.  

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May 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP (absent) Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs (absent)
Guests: Kay Shaw and Bruce Marquardt
The meeting was called to order at 6:06 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that we made about $230 in the annual flower sale. This is lower than last year.

Secretary’s Report for April was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development

  • WCD will not be part of our group any longer. We have been asked not to attend their meetings as well.

Apartment & Real Estate Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Sandi advised that there were 22 apartment managers at the luncheon on April 13th and it was deemed a success! President Ricks was the guest speaker and we got a new membership afterward. They discussed area cleanup and neighborhood activities.
  • The bill was charged to Sandi’s Club account, and the Club will reimburse her account for the luncheon. The total cost was $298.50.
  • It was suggested to do this annually.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

  • Volunteers are being solicited through the police department so that COPS and Crime Watch can start up again. Peggy will be sending out an e-mail advising how to get involved.
  • There were 15 officers canvassing the area due to recent crime issues, and there have been no break-ins for the last two weeks! Unfortunately, the culprit has not been caught.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • I had Brandon remove the bushes directly in front of the marker on Woodhaven Blvd. and Randol Mill. Still working in a quote for sandblasting.
  • Some sprinkler heads need replaced. A certified installer will be contacted.
  • I plan on painting the lettering on the Woodhaven marker to make it stand out – a medium cream color.
  • The feral pigs are being caught, and we are now ready to re-landscape.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • 180+ members so far this year. Forms are still coming in. Some of the usual folks who have not renewed will be contacted.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi reminded the group that minutes are posted directly following the meetings. Please send changes and updates as soon as possible.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • The July 4th activities are getting confirmed. The time and vocalist will be announced. Vocalist to be announced.
  • There is a backup location in the works if the Club isn’t willing to work with us.
  • Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets and man activities.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Scholarships have been passed out at the reception. It was a success!

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Charlie Burgess will no longer be the WNA attorney.
  • Greg will assign people for us to call as sponsors for the new directory.
  • JD Granger will be coming to the Woodhaven Country Club 3rd Tues in May . This will be a full dinner meeting. $16.00/per person, $100 setup fee. E-mail publicity will go out immediately.

Next Steering Committee meeting: June 7th at 6:00 PM.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:44.

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April 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP (absent) Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs (absent)
Guests: Kay Shaw and James Russell, WCD rep (absent)
The meeting was called to order at 602: PM.

Treasurer’s report:

Treasurer Cuny presented the March budget. There was a motion and a second that treasurer’s reports be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report for March was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development

  • Mr Russell advised earlier in the day that he would not be able to attend.

Apartment & Real Estate– Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Kim @ WCC met with Sandi and they agreed that the luncheon will be april 13th and 17 people will be in attendance plus Officer. Salad, rolls & cookies will be served at a cost of $10/per person with $50 setup fee. Door prizes will be offered!

Safety & SecurityKit Sears, chair:

  • Code Blue training coming out in April.
  • Quite a few robberies have been reported on Highwoods.

EnhancementGary Johansen, chair:

  • I had Brandon remove the bushes directly in front of the marker on Woodhaven Blvd. and Randol Miill. Still working in a quote for sandblasting.
  • I plan on painting the lettering on the Woodhaven marker to make it stand out – a medium cream color.
  • We will get the sod repaired on the marker on Highwood Trail and Randol Mill once we feel like the wild pigs are finished with rooting up the grass.  We will need to hire out a landscape firm to repair the grass/soil and fill in the rooted out areas.  The pigs did quite a number on that soil!

MembershipPeggy Schooler, chair

  • We have 161 members! Forms are still coming in.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Website, Facebook & Twitter accounts have been updated to reflect the Cowtown Cleanup.
  • Bobbi is working with Wanda to get the Woodhaven Women’s Group link updated on the web page.
  • Bobbi has asked/will be asking the Country Club to place a link on their web page to our page since we do that for them.
  • Does anyone have karaoke pictures?

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Our July 4th speaker is Larry Key, Senior Ride Captain of the Patriot Guard.  He and his volunteers are confirmed. We have a color guard from NAS JRB confirmed and approved. Unless there is a budget cut, they will be there.  Time to be announced. Vocalist to be announced.
  • Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets and man activities.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Money has been sent to the library for the new library bench.
  • Scholarships have been determined and will be passed out at the reception.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Greg will assign people for us to call as sponsors for the new directory.
  • JD Granger will be coming to the Woodhaven Country Club 3rd Tues in May . This will be a full dinner meeting.
  • There will be no April meeting for the entire group.

Next Steering Committee meeting: April 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Upcoming events:

  • Scholarship dinner will be Wed., April 13th.
  • May – social will be tentatively at Smoky’s.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:44.  ________________________________________________________

March 2011

The third monthly meeting of the Steering Committee was held at The 19th Hole at Woodhaven Country Club.

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw and James Russell, WCD rep
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM.

Treasurer’s reports:
Treasurer Cuny presented the February and March budgets. There was a motion and a second that treasurer’s reports be filed for audit.

  • Bills will be coming in this month for markers/landscaping and the membership mailing.
  • We received a $40 check from Ambit.

Secretary’s Report for February was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development

  • Mr. Russell advised that meetings have been moved to the public library on Thursdays at 8:45.

Apartment & Real Estate– Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Luncheon for apartment managers has been scheduled for April 13th at noon. Woodhaven Country Club says that they will do the lunch for $10/per person with $50 setup fee.
  • Sandi received the comparative market analysis. Of the 20 homes for sale, 6 have sold in the last three months. Average sale price was $48.47/square foot.

Safety & Security– Kit Sears, chair:

  • Police CAPT asked Greg if we could start the Crime Watch program again. We will pass info to the members as it comes to our attention.
  • Question for For Capt. Jones – Would it be possible to clean up convenient stores (drugs, trash, etc.)? Perhaps there could more patrol? Greg will ask him about this.
  • New storefront for the PD will be up for vote soon. Location will be near the Potter’s House.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Since there is no water source at some of the markers, we decided to replace plants and bushes with decorative rocks. This will simplify the whole area. Brandon will take care of this.
  • No other prices have been received for power washing/cleaning the Woodhaven Blvd. sign.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Peggy reported that 44 people have paid their membership.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • We are one step closer to getting PayPal set up on the new website.

Special projects & Programs –Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs:

  • We will be ordering “Maintained by” signs for the new library bench and the markers. This will be done when our new “Woodhaven Pride!” logo is complete. (Tony is working on this.)
  • Cowtown Cleanup is coming up. Sign up and get information about this event can be found here: http://www.fortworthgov.org/kfwb/ (Look for the Woodhaven group!) Brandon will pick up around our markers. Greg and Gary will be contacting the dollar stores and grocery stores to participate. Bobbi will head this up this year (hopefully with Catherine Bradbury, who headed this up last year).

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Greg and Bette Robinson spoke and she is hoping WNA will help the East Side Regional Library replace a bench that was stolen from in front of the library. It’s only $185 and we agreed that the club should do this. Greg will follow up with the library.
  • July 4th – program: Wounded Warriors: The only one in Texas right now is in San Antonio, but one of the members may come to us to present. The raffle at the program will go towards their club. The program will be 30 min., with 15 minutes of it being a film. Wanda will take care of arranging this.

Next Steering Committee meeting: April 5th  at 6:30 PM.

Upcoming events:

  • The March meeting will be Karaoke dinner at the Woodhaven Country Club.
  • April 17th will be a dinner meeting at the Club. JD Granger Trinity River Vision.
  • Scholarships will be Wed., April 13th.
  • May – social will be tentatively at Smoky’s.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:49.  

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February 2011

The second Woodhaven Neighborhood Association Steering Committee meeting for 2011 was held at Italy Pasta & Pizza.  We’d like to thank the staff for allowing us to meet and for providing excellent food and outstanding service!

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw and James Russell, WCD rep
The meeting was called to order at 6:32.

The group approved the minutes from the January meeting as recorded on the website.

Treasurer’s reports:
Treasurer Cuny was unavailable to attend.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development
Mr. James Russell advised that the Development Committee is currently working with area businesses to see how to get more business from Woodaven residents.

Apartment & Real Estate – Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Sandi Ross advised that she has suggested a luncheon for the area apartment managers, and they seem agreeable.  The objective would be opening the lines communication. WNA would be included in their regular meeting agenda.
  • The luncheon would take place at the Woodhaven Country Club, and the neighborhood association would be charged a $50 setup fee, +$10 per person.
  • Sandi made a motion that WNA host/pay for luncheon for apartment owners/managers in March.  This would help establish a relationship with these folks, who in the long run, could help us and the Country Club.
  • Motion was seconded by Greg, and the motion carried.
  • Additionally, Sandi reported that a list of residential properties sold/bought will be shared with the committee in the future.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

EnhancementGary Johansen, chair:

  • Gary received a bid for power washing the marker at Woodhaven and Randol Mill.  Will request more bids, and Sandi will check some of her contacts as well.
  • Some mulching has been done to some of the markers.

MembershipPeggy Schooler, chair

  • Peggy advised that dues are still trickling in, and the reminder e-mail will be sent out this week.
  • Motion on the floor to mail a note next week to all Woodhaven residents to encourage membership.  The motion was seconded by Sandi and the motion carried.
  • A couple of businesses signed up to be members as a result of the Annual Meeting.
  • It was suggested that we include WNA give local realtors membership info for inclusion in closing documents when people purchase homes in Woodhaven.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair:

  • WNA Facebook and Twitter accounts are now available.
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/euf4NN Twitter: http://twitter.com/wnafortworth
  • We are looking into adding a PayPal module and a visitor counter to the new website.
  • Good neighbors should be given a pat on the back!  Folks will be able to nominate those who do good deeds and the steering committee will send a note of thanks.  People will be able to submit names via email or the website, and names and photos will be added to the website for all to see.  We will also feature businesses when they do something nice.
    Not only does this keep the website updated between meetings, it would show others how nice the folks here are and how close-knit the community is.  Tony Browning has offered to come up with some note card ideas.  Bobbi would be willing to supply postage, assuming it doesn’t get too costly.  The committee has decided that the name for this award should be “Woodhaven Proud!”
  • Some time ago, Woodhaven had a “Yard of the Month” contest.  Does anyone know what happened to the sign?  We would like to once again implement this idea.
  • Since the website is so easily updated, frequent updates are welcome!  Please send your posts to bobbigalvin@gmail.com.

Special projects & Programs –Wanda Lanham and TonyBrowning, co-chairs:

  • The new directory is in progress…all of us will need to pitch in to assist. We’re hoping to have it ready by the semi-annual meeting in August or September.  Area businesses will be contacted.  Cost last time was around $1000.
  • Tony is checking into optional “Woodhaven Proud” car stickers that could be purchased or given with membership.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The Woodhaven Country Club hosts nearly all of our meetings.  Since they will now be charging $20/per person with minimum of 40 people, the committee has decided to look for other places to host our meetings.  While we should continue to support the country club, we can also support the other area businesses.  We will continue to seek better pricing from the CC.

Other potential dinner meeting places:
– Public Library charges $50.
– American Legion – too smoky
– Potter’s House, almost ready (April)
– Other ideas?

  • For now, the ice cream social, St. Patrick’s Day, Annual Meeting and Semi-annual Meeting events will again be at the club.
  • Committee of Greg, Gary & Bobbi will work on pulling together the March meeting.
  • The committee has decided that we would like to hold membership meetings/events every other month, with no meeting this year in February, June and December. A detailed calendar will be presented at the March meeting.
  • WNA has items in four storage bins.  We need to clean them out (and thank the owner publicly) and consolidate to one or two bins.  Greg will take care of this.

Meeting adjourned: 8:30
 Next Steering Committee meeting: March 1st is at Luby’s at 6:00 PM.

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January 2011

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Meeting called to order: 6:00 PM

Members present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Doug Cuny, Treasurer Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs

Guests:

Kyle Phelps, General Manager, Woodhaven Country Club

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Cuny advised that this report reflects the best starting balance in five years. Since the committee added no changes to the report, it will be kept on file for audit.

Committee Reports

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Ms. Schooler, the president and VP have been discussing how to increase membership. A letter or postcard will be sent to all Woodhaven homes regarding the January 18th membership meeting encouraging all residents to attend.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair

  • Bids will be sought to power wash or sand blast the Randol Mill marker.
  • As some of the markers are looking a bit “ragged,” Gary will be asking the caretaker for a bit more maintenance.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi was asked to chair this committee and will be trained within the next couple of weeks.
  • There is debate on whether or not to keep the website at a cost of nearly $400 per year, instead promoting our services through Facebook. While Facebook accounts are free, one must have an account to view content.

Apartment & Real Estate – Sandi Ross, liaison/chair

  • Since there are no longer regularly-scheduled meetings for the group, Sandi suggested reaching out to the apartment managers in the neighborhood to see if they would be interested in attending a luncheon hosted at the Country Club, with the meal being provided by WHA. The purpose of this luncheon would be to inform the apartment managers of our mission and philosophy and encourage membership. All members of the committee were in favor of this idea, and Sandi will further explore this option.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair

  • Nothing to report at this time

Business Committee – WCD Representative, chair

  • Representative not present

Legal Committee – Charlie Burgess, chair

  • Not present

Special Projects & Programs – WandaLanham, chair

  • This is a new committee, and Ms. Lanham agreed to be the first chair. This committee will be responsible for working with the country club to arrange food for dinner meetings and special events and serving as hosts/hostesses.

In addition to the standing committees, the Steering Committee has appointed the following:

Nominating Committee – Gary Johansen and Kay Shaw, co-chairs

  • The committee will present a slate of officers to the membership at the Annual Meeting Jan. 18.

Auditing Committee – Doug Cuny and Bill Jackson, co-chairs

  • The annual financial audit will be taking place within the next couple of weeks. Membership will be encouraged to read the final audit report when it becomes available.

Old Business – none

New Business

  1. The first Woodhaven Homeowner’s Association Steering Committee meeting of 2011 began by introducing Kyle Phelps, the new general manager of the Woodhaven Country Club. Since the homeowner’s association utilizes the Country Club for various events nearly every month, Greg and Gary will meet with Mr. Phelps to discuss what the association has done in the past. They will work out the schedule to accommodate our meetings and discuss upcoming events.
    It was made clear that both groups want to be a conduit to each others activities. Open communication will create turnout for not only our two organizations, but the other organizations in the neighborhood as well.
    Mr. Phelps advised that all remodeling will be mostly behind the scenes for now and should not impact any upcoming events.
  2. A tentative calendar was discussed, and the committee agreed that dinner meetings should be included as well as general membership meetings. A more final calendar will be presented at the annual meeting on Jan. 18th.
  3. The group agrees that it is once again time to publish a membership directory. Volunteers are needed to pull the directory together and to gather sponsors. Please contact Gary if you are interested in helping.
  4. President Ricks solicited ideas for activities for the upcoming year. Events will be communicated to the membership by e-mail, and public events will be promoted to the entire neighborhood using mailed postcards. All events will be hosted by the Woodhaven Country Club, so we will ask the club to consider the following events:
  • Murder mystery Night
  • Casino Night
  • Valentine’s Day Event
  • Self Defense Class
  • Annual 4th of July Festivities
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke Night
  • Other ideas are encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Johansen.

Upcoming events

January 18th at 6:30 Social Mixer, 7: meeting 7:30 Book signing with Eddie Robison at Woodhaven Country Club – Annual meeting

February 1stat 7:00 PM, Woodhaven Country Club – WNA Steering Committee meeting

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM.

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