HERITAGE RANCH NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2014

Newsletter

Articles must be in by the 20th of the month, and dropped off at the office or emailed to hroffice@heritageranch.us. All articles must be signed, with your lot & phone number. Editor makes the final decision on articles.

Activity Committee Members:

Jolee Mertz Chairman

Peg McGriff Treasurer

Kathy Slack Secretary

Barbara Fritzsche Scheduler

Peggy McGriff Kitchen

Colleen May Newsletter

Sandy Machen Photos/Flyers

Colleen May Sunshine

JoAnn Kepley Alternate

Wanda Park Board Advisor

Upcoming Meetings:

Agenda Meeting Dec 9th @ 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Dec 11th @ 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 : Connie Klem

Upcoming Meetings:

Member Meeting Dec 7th @ 4:00 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

Birthdays:

Maralyn Orlando Dec 14th

Phoebe Johnson Dec 14th

Bobby Magee Dec 23rd

Important Phone Numbers

EMERGENCY: 911

Non-Emergency Phone Numbers:

Police: 951-776-1017 or 951-654-2702

Fire: 951-654-7912 or 951-654-7637

Graffiti Clean Up: 951-654-4041

Street Lights/Signals: 951-654-4041

Animal Control: 951-487-6565

Valley Crime Stoppers 951-282-5322

Anonymous Tip Hot Line 1-866-640-8477

Notes from the Board:

Starting January 2015, there will be lot inspections going on. I'm hoping all lots will be clean and beautiful (no unnecessary storage). We need to keep our 5 start rating!

Thank You

Wanda Park

Architectural Committee Board Advisor

Rental/Resale Committee

Phoebe Johnson

Marilyn Selby

Connie Klem

John Hamm Board Advisor

New Owners:

Lot # 12A

Buyer: Catherine LaClair

Seller: Larry & Tanny Herman

Lot # 151A

Buyer: Gilbert Barron/Kathleen Reynolds

Seller: Joanne Ford Rydahl

Lot # 173A

Buyer: Daniel/Rosemary Otrambo

Seller: Char Smith

Welcome new friends…

Goodbye old friends

Notes from the Office:

We have distributed to all residents an Owner/Resident Age Survey Verification Form. Please return one for each resident by December 31, 2014. If you did not receive one, please call or stop by the office for a copy.

Heritage Ranch Office

951-654-3366

Notes:

Neighbors Watching Neighbors

Each and every one of us may need help at some time in our lives. Neighbors can be invaluable. Let's make a point to get to know those around us. We would then know at which time they may need a little help.

A simple thing, such as opening your blinds in the morning to let your neighbor know you are up and fine can be all it takes.

There are some shut-ins, and those who live alone that could use an extra eye on them to make sure they haven't fallen or are in need of some attention.

If we all work together, we can be aware of those in need, those who were just released from the hospital, and could use some temporary help, or those who could just use a friendly visit occasionally.

Let us all be a NEIGHBOR WATCHING A NEIGHBOR.

Kathy Slack

Kitchen Towels:

We have notes in the kitchen reminding people who use the kitchen towels to take them home to wash and dry. If you choose not to do this, please bring your own towels.

Peggy McGriff

Kitchen Supplier

Craft Fair:

We want to thank Colleen and crew for the wonderful, best, most well organized craft fair we've had here in Heritage Ranch. You did a great job.

Jan Morris

Linda Sheehan

Jacquie Grant

On a personal note, I couldn't have done it without the wonderful help of everyone. I hope I've conveyed my thanks to all of you, but if I've left anyone out, please know that I really appreciated all the help.

I've requested that we have another one next year on the same weekend, for the same time period. So mark your calendars for November 7th, 2015 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Colleen May

Christmas for Bradley Gardens:

Heritage Ranch has adopted Bradley Gardens Nursing Home for Christmas. There are forty-four patients that we are helping with gifts.

And thank you residents! We were going to say that there was a sign up sheet for those that would like to help, but we quickly filled all the spots. Don't forget to get your gift to Kathy Christiansen, Lot 132 no later than December 15th.

Kathy Christiansen

Spark of Love Toy Drive:

The Christmas toy box from the fire department is in the lobby. Please help us by placing unwrapped gifts in the box. We filled it full twice last year. Let's see if we can top that!

Jolee Mertz

Activity Committee Agenda Meetings:

The Activity Committee has decided to hold the agenda meeting on the second Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. effective December 2014.

The Activity Committee

Activities:

Ranchers on Wheels:

R.O.W. met at Lake Skinner for their October campout. We had 4 rigs and 2 drop-ins. Good food and games were enjoyed from our lake view lots.

We invite any campers to join us. Our dues are $10.00 per person annually, which is used for deposits on our campouts. We meet every Friday in the all-purpose room at 6:00 p.m. to play Pegs & Jokers. The first Friday of each month is designated as a club meeting.

Don Mertz

Christmas Decorations:

We're having another Christmas Decoration contest this year. Judging will be December 21st in the evening. The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.

Jolee Mertz

Crafters Corner:

The crafters have been meeting on Thursday mornings. As of December 1st, we will be meeting on Monday Mornings at 9:30 in the all purpose room. Come by and bring a craft to work on or simply to see what others are doing. Meeting friends, old and new, and sharing ideas can be both fun and educational.

Linda Sheehan

Computer Class:

Thinking of buying a computer, tablet, or Smartphone for Christmas? Have Questions, need answers? Then come to our Q & A session on December 8, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the ball room.

Fred Wallis

Birthday & Ice Cream Bash

Don't forget out monthly celebration of resident's birthdays on the second Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Ballroom. Candle lighting will be at 1:15.

The Activity Committee sponsors this monthly event at no charge to the residents. So come one, come all!

Sandy Machen

Ernie's Lunch:

We'll be serving cheeseburgers, chips, potato salad and dessert on December 20th from noon to 1:00 p.m. Activity committee members will be selling tickets. To enable us to serve potato salad, coleslaw, or beans, we will have to raise the cost of the lunch to $5.00.

We will have several door prizes and will have a 50/50.

Ernie Gutierrez

Christmas Eve Dinner:

The Activities Committee wishes to invite all residents to enjoy dinner in the Ballroom on Christmas Eve. Social Hour starts at 4:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m.

The Activity Committee will be passing out tickets until the 19th of December. If you wish to invite family, they will have to have an $8.00 ticket. We will serve a dinner of Ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, butter and cranberry sauce. Please sign up for a salad, vegetable, or dessert. If you have any questions, please call Velinda or Jim Howard.

Christmas Day Pot Luck:

Join us on Christmas Day at noon in the all purpose room for a Pot Luck. Please sign up on the bulletin board for your choice of what to bring.

Mary Nell Flora

New Years Eve Party:

LOTS OF FUN

Wednesday - December 31st - 8:00 p.m. - ????

Live Music, Dancing, and Hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets, $15.00 per person, are available from Wanda Park

This will be my last year hosting this event. Someone please step up soon, preferably before Christmas as you need to confirm entertainment a year in advance.

Kathy Christiansen

Breakfast at the Ranch:

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 7th, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., for the famous Crust less Quiche. For just $4.00, Ranchers on Wheels will make you a breakfast you will really enjoy. You will have a choice of Ham or Spinach Quiche, and it will be served with fruit and sweet bread too. Tickets will go on sale after Christmas.

If you have any questions, please call Velinda or Jim Howard.

Potato Bash:

This annual event will be held on January 29th. As usual, happy hour is at 4:00 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets will cost $6.00 and will be sold beginning January 2nd. We'll have door prizes and a 50/50. Watch the newsletter and the bulletin boards for more info.

Peggy McGriff

Spaghetti Dinner:

Just a reminder to watch for posters for the Spaghetti Dinner, to be held on February 11th. Tickets will go on sale in early January.

Rose Chorney