APRIL 2014


Articles for the newsletter must be in by the 25th of each month and dropped off at office or emailed to hroffice@heritageranch.us.

All articles must be signed. Include your lot and phone number. Editor will make the final decision on all articles.

Activity Committee Members:

Jolee Mertz Chairman

Peg McGriff Treas/Sec

Barbara Fritzsche Scheduler

Brady Smith Kitchen

Colleen May Newsletter

Sandy Machen Photos/Flyers

Colleen May Sunshine

JoAnn Kepley Alternate

Wanda Park Board Advisor

Upcoming Meetings:

Agenda Mtg. April 8th 11:00 am

Activities Mtg April 10th 9:00 a.m.

Board Members 2014

President: Jim Pebley

VP/Treasurer: John Hamm

Secretary: Ann Wible

Maintenance: Duncan Bergeron

Landscaping: Rich Windish

Architectural: Wanda Park

Liaison : Ken Benson

Upcoming Meetings:

Agenda Mtg. April 9th 9:00 a.m.

Board Mtg. April 23rd 7:00 p.m.

Birthday/Anniversary Notices

If you'd like your special date listed in future newsletters please email us with the dates at hroffice@heritageranch.us


Dottie Harris April 4


Joel and Karen Hoggatt April 1


Larry Hull & Linda Smith March 22

In Memorial:

Shirley Hathaway March 9

A Memorial will be held for Shirley in the Ballroom, April 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Our love and sympathy to their family and friends

Thank You

I'd like to thank all you Ranchers, both here and afar, that have given me support and condolences with the recent loss of my husband.

Jim always said that this was the place to be when a loss like this happens. The outpouring of hugs, cards, help, and kindness is unparalleled to any place I could live. I feel very lucky to live here.

Thank you all again,

Colleen May

Rental/Resale Committee

Phoebe Johnson

Marilyn Selby

Connie Klem

John Hamm Board Advisor

New Owners:

Lot # 3

Buyer: Neil & Carol Johnson

Seller: Tom & Betty Plemons

Lot # 55

Buyer: Lyndon & Marlene Vanthwyne

Seller: Nestor & Jo Slipchuk

Lot # 130

Buyer: Don Bromberg & Carmen Lovett

Seller: Ron & Edith Siegrist

Lot # 26A

Buyer: Michael Ford

Seller: Cornell & Russ/Mike/Patsy Melatti

Lot # 99A

Buyer: Dennis/Beverly Puetz

Seller: Ole/Kathy Christiansen

Lot # 182A

Buyer: George/Luther/Susan Hatton

Seller: Anthony Costa

Welcome new friend…Goodbye to old

Notes from the Office:

Just a reminder that SCE offers two programs, for both owners and renter, to lower your electric bill.

One is based the CARE program, which provides a lower rate for those who qualify based on income. The other is additional electric allowance if the resident uses electrical life saving equipment.

If you'd like to see if you qualify for either of these programs, contact the office for the appropriate forms.


Ballroom & Kitchen:

We have received complaints regarding the condition of the Ballroom & Kitchen. Any use of these areas must be cleaned up after use. The tables need to be washed off, floor swept if needed, and any spillage on the floor mopped up.

Thank You, Activity Committee


Exercise Chairman for Walking Aerobics classes and Sit and Fit Classed -- Monday-Thursday. For more information on schedules and responsibilities, please contact Sally @ (951) 654-8750

Sally Borden

Donate your leftover food:

A lot of snowbirds, American & Canadian, are heading home soon and have leftover food. You can donate perishable and non-perishable items to the Valley Restart Shelter. The box is in the clubhouse across from the office.

The Shelter takes sealed food and beverages as well as partly used items such as bread, jam, cheese, potatoes, pickles, crackers, chips, fruit, eggs, etc. Basically, anything that is good. This is an easy way to be generous and also not waste food.

If the items are perishable, you can take them to Valley Restart at 200 East Menlo Avenue, Hemet, 951-766-7476. We also have a couple of volunteers that will take the items for you.

Kathy Freeman

Medicine Disposal:

Home Instead is collecting unused and expired medicines on April 26, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Their contact info is:

414 S Palm Ave Ste A1


(951) 929-1050

Remember don't flush your old medicines, they harm our drinking water.


Jam Session:

Thank you Heritage Ranch People for a wonderful Winter Jam Session Season. We had a wonderful time playing, singing, and horsing around in general. The Pizza Party turned out to be terrific.

Some folks have asked about the "Name that Tune" for Candy Bars. Do you want it back this next season? Let Colleen know.

Anyway till we tune up for next season, keep smiling and remember music is joy to the ears!

Phil & the Rowdy Rebels

Shuffleboard Year End:

Shuffleboard season is over for another year.

Heritage Ranch Blue Team did not come in first place, but we had a great team and a good time. We are looking forward to next season.

Jo Kepley

Craft Fair:

The next craft fair is scheduled for November 8, 2014. Just a reminder, for something to do over the summer!

Colleen May

Pot Luck:

March 8th our pot luck was great success. The shuffle boarders had played their "Hands Across the Border" tournament that afternoon and joined us for dinner. The Canadians were presented the trophy this year. An enjoyable evening was had by all.

I want to thank George Lamb and his son-in-law, Ray for setting up tables due to Ole's absence. Also thanks to those who helped decorate and clean up.

April 12th will be the next pot luck. Due to so many leaving the park, I could use help for the set up & clean up. If you can help, let me know. Everyone come and bring a friend or neighbor for a good dinner, followed by a game of card bingo.

Linda Sheehan

St. Patrick's Day:

Thanks to Mary Nell & Merlin Flora, Sue & Dick Windish, and Vicky & Ray Baker who worked hard trying to bring St. Patrick's Day back to the Ranch.

A special thanks to Barbara Fritzsche who never says "I'm to busy" when I ask her to help…this time with the decorating.

Peggy McGriff


The Activity Committee is sending out the following thank yous:


Many thanks to Ole Christiansen and his crew for the numerous times they have arranged tables and chairs for the various functions. It is really a relief to have someone to depend on.

Jam Session:

Phil Kepley and the musicians/singers at the Tuesday jam session deserve a big round of applause. Without fail, they have entertained us and sent us home with our toes tapping. We're looking forward to enjoying them again next season.

Newsletter, etc.:

A special thank-you to Colleen May who generously gives of her free time to prepare the monthly newsletter and handle the Sunshine Club. Additionally, she writes the checks for the activity committee and reconciles their bank statement & petty cash. We don't think we could do without her.


Thank you Marilyn and her very creative crew for their great work on decorating the ball room, and all the other common areas.

As the seasons change, so do the decorations, and when they leave for the summer, we are reminded how lucky we are, with the lovely decorations that are left for when they are away.


Out thanks goes out to John Boring and John Wagner who have been handling the recycle bins. Their efforts and those of the residents who graciously donate their recyclables have kept the Sunshine Club in the black.

Speaking of the Sunshine Club, we received a very nice letter from Hemet Hospice Volunteers this month. Each time one of our members pass away, a $25.00 donation is sent to the hospice in memory of the resident that passed away. The Hospice uses these funds for the special needs of hospice patients and their families. With these donations from supporters like us, they will continue to touch the lives of patients & their loved ones, and they are sincerely appreciated.