By Wendy Smith-Rogers
To the generous residents of Hidden Meadows, you are amazing! Contributions to our 2017 fundraising campaign have now topped $20,000! We have received donations ranging from $25 to $1,000. Your support enables the Foundation Board to move forward with the much-needed median beautification project, our annual community events, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and the scholarship program.
As you know, our top priority is the beautification of the medians and surrounding areas leading into Hidden Meadows. The work is extensive, and we expect it to be a multi-year project, primarily due to the cost. Patrick Reilly and his committee of volunteers are working hard to ensure the project is done professionally, making the entrance eye-appealing with a sustainable landscape. Your patience and continued support are much appreciated.
The Foundation board is very excited about our developing relationship with the Boulder Oaks Golf Club. Mr. Kim, the owner, and Mike Skala, the new Director of Golf Operations, recently approached me about hosting a golf tournament in November to raise money for the Foundation. Mike is a refreshing presence at the golf course with his can-do attitude and incessant smile. His organizational skills and experience running tournaments made the decision to add this golf event to our fall calendar realistic. We plan on dedicating proceeds from the event to the Median Beautification project. It’s now incumbent upon us to put together a handful of volunteers to help with some of the logistics such as soliciting donations for hole sponsors and raffle prizes. If you can help in any way, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have another fun addition to the calendar of Foundation-sponsored community events — a Holiday Progressive Dinner to be held on December 10th! Several community members have offered to host portions of the festivities in their homes. Guests will begin the evening at one of the homes serving appetizers and then move to another home for a sit-down dinner. Everyone will convene at the golf clubhouse for homemade deserts at the end of the evening. Participants will have a chance to see different homes in the area, meet new people, and enjoy a delicious meal. The event replaces the annual Parade of Homes that was started a number of years ago. Attendance will be limited to 60 adults and the charge will be $50 per person. Ticket sales will be announced in the Hidden Meadow News next month.
Lastly, we would like you to know about a few changes taking place on the Foundation Board. Rob Enfield and Kim Riha and will be transitioning out of their respective roles as Treasurer and Secretary. Lisa Lonsdale will be moving into the Treasurer role. Toni Wozmak just joined the Board and will serve as Secretary. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all four of
these dedicated volunteers. Special thanks go to Rob who has been on the Board for four years and to Kim who joined us two years ago. Both were tremendously helpful during the period in which the Foundation took over the functions of the now-defunct Association of Residents and Owners (ARO). We are pleased that they will be staying with us as Board Members.