In case you haven't noticed, there have been some changes to the landscape at our Clubhouse! We started a landscape project just a few weeks ago, and the area around the clubhouse is starting to look absolutely beautiful! A beautiful new Pear tree has been added directly in front of the building to compliment the magnificent Greer Family Pear tree. We have added beautiful Mock Orange, Indian Hawthorn, Cleveland Sage, Breath of Heaven, Morea, Iceberg, Climbing and Carpet Roses to the main planting beds, as well as Society Garlic surrounding the majestic Oak in the turnaround area of the parking lot. Decorative Blue Fescue has been added to the planting beds near the Spa in the pool area. We have also installed some grand park benches along the walkway to the Clubhouse so that resident's can enjoy a restful conversation under the shade of the Pear trees. A similar bench has been installed in the park area. There is just a bit more to be done with this project, but we will be waiting for the cooler fall months to complete it. We encourage you to come and take a look at the changes. you won't be disappointed!
By Gordon Tredgold
Connecting, and building a powerful network, is not only good for your business it's absolutely crucial to its success. The bigger your network, the more influence you have, the more resources you would have available to you, and the more attractive you will be to other people.
If you are one of those people who doesn’t like to network and would do anything to get out of it, here’s dozens of reminders why it’s important to you and your growth.
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By Travis Bradbury
When it comes to productivity it’s the little things that make the difference…
Ever notice why some people seem to have twice the time as others?
Yet there are only 24 hours in every day.
Thomas Edison once said, “Time is really the only capital that any human being has,
and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.”
Since we all wish to get more from life, there’s no better way to accomplish this than
by finding ways to do more with the time you have been given.
Super Successful People Do this Every Day…
1. They Fight the Tyranny of the Urgent
2. They never touch the same things twice
3. They start their days with the least appealing things first
4. They don’t multitask
5. They get ready for tomorrow before they leave the office
6. They stick to their schedule during meetings
7. They say No
8. They only check email at designated times
9. They put technology to work for them
The years coming to a close and it’s a perfect time to assess and eliminate what you don’t use and need. No what kind of closet you’re planning, take time ahead and really consider what you need to store and where to store it.
Step One: Designate a Staging Area
Step Two: Organize into Categories
Step Three: Eliminate items that don’t belong in this closet
Step Four: Remove unwanted items.
Step Five: Clean the closet itself
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Greer Ranch Community Association Board of Directors Election
The Greer Ranch Community Association held its "Adjourned Annual Meeting and Election on Wednesday, December 7th. We would like to congratulate Heather Elizondo and Jon Ingram for their re-election, and thank them (and the other Board Members) for their continued willingness to serve the community.
Meet our own "Elf on the Shelf"
Snow-Flurry, who was introduced to the Community at the December 5th "Santa Stop" event will be spending the remainder of the month "hanging out" in the Greer Ranch Clubhouse! Every Friday through Christmas (the 9th, 16th & 23rd) waiting for our children to come and "discover" where she is hiding. Each child who discovers her hiding place and reveals it to Ms. Dana or Ms. Billie will receive a sweet treat! We also have the "Elf on the Shelf" book available for you to cuddle up and read to your children here at the clubhouse.
The resurfacing of our pool, wading pool and spa should be complete in the next few days. Once the work is complete, the Health Department will need to come out and approve the work so that the area can be reopened. We have also been advised that to allow the new surface to properly cure, the spa will not be able to be heated until after December 21st.
November 2016 - President’s Update
In just a month, winter will be upon us. The year will be coming to a close and our thoughts will be on the upcoming year. It has been quite a busy Summer and Fall for Greer Ranch. We became aware late in the Summer that our electronic vehicle entry system was no longer being supported and so we launched a huge transponder installation campaign in September, with the new antenna system having been installed earlier this month. We would like to give a huge ‘THANK YOU” to the volunteers who helped our community during this campaign! If you have not yet had new transponders and window decals installed, please call the office to schedule an appointment to do so.
Many of you are aware that our pool area is currently closed for refurbishment. All three pools have been drained and prepared for re-plastering. We hope to have the process completed and have the pool area reopened in the next few weeks. Look for an email blast from our Management Team to announce the reopening date.
The Board of Directors met on November 16, 2016 and approved a -0- balance budget for 2017. Many hours of preparation went into this budget to maintain the quality of services in an economy of ever rising costs. As well, the Board of Director’s worked diligently throughout the year to keep the operations of Greer Ranch as efficient as possible. A mailing will be sent at the end of this month that will include a copy of the 2017 Budget.
In keeping with its effort to maintain efficiency while keeping costs down, next year, the Board of Directors will be looking at the possibility to retrofitting our currently street lights with high efficiency LED fixtures.
With the winter holidays close at hand, we are excited to once again participate in the City of Murrieta’s Santa Stop. This annual event is a time of joy and excitement for children “of all ages,” as well as a wonderful opportunity to donate non perishable food items and unwrapped toys, as well as gift cards for donations to local families in need during this holiday season. Santa will be arriving on Monday, December 5th, at our Clubhouse, as well as at the big white stars located at Chive/Abelia and Elderberry/Paper Bark. While we await his arrival at the Clubhouse we will be able to enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, some fun karaoke, a door raffle and also “Snowy” the Elf (make sure to bring your camera for a “Selfie with Elfie”. The fun runs from 5:45pm to 7:30pm. Come and enjoy the fun and festivities!
And finally, in this season of giving, festivities and celebration, on behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to take a moment to recognize those that serve in our community.
Fellow Board Members • Friends and Neighbors • Community Volunteers • Community Management Team • Elected City Officials and Staff • Local Fire-fighters and Law Enforcement • Community Partners & Vendors • Teachers & Support Staff.......And of course, all members of the military, both active and veterans!
It is because of their dedication, time and contribution that our community is a great and pleasant place to live. Happy Holidays.
The 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and Election has been scheduled for 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Executive Session and Open/Organizational meetings will be held the same night, with the Open/Organizational meeting to be held immediately after the Annual Membership Meeting and Election. This date was chosen to accomidate Greer Ranch homeowners to participate in our National Election which will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 16th!